Commands

  • Command preview in AutoCAD
    Learning
    For this next installment of our Have You Tried series, we have another great time-saver that we are excited to share with you: command preview. Command preview in AutoCAD works on several commands and provides real-time feedback. A preview of the command’s result is displayed, allowing you to make changes or correct errors before completing […]

  • AutoCAD LT Career
    Customer Spotlight
    For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about bringing ideas to life in new and creative ways. It’s a journey that took me from helping my dad around the house with simple home repairs as a kid to earning BA degrees in architecture and interior design. After eight years working in […]

  • CAD Terms AutoCAD
    Learning
    When working with AutoCAD, there are certain CAD terms you should know. In this second of the two-part “Beginner’s Guide for CAD Terms” series, we will explore some of the most important computer-aided design terms for geometry and object editing. This AutoCAD glossary can help with basic CAD terminology you should know when it comes […]

  • CAD terms
    Learning
    Getting started with AutoCAD? Then let’s start at the very beginning! The “Beginner’s Guide for CAD Terms” covers some of the basics to help get you going. In this first installment of a two-part series, we will explore AutoCAD definitions for the interface and CAD terminology for navigation. Stay tuned for part two where we […]

  • XClip Command
    Learning
    This week I’m excited to share another time saving and helpful tip with all of you. Today, we’re going to look at the XClip command within AutoCAD. The XClip command allows us to clip/crop an external reference (xref) or block to a specific area that can be defined by either a rectangle or polyline. Other […]

  • AutoCAD block attributes import export
    Learning
    I have often been asked if it is possible to make changes to large quantities of blocks at one time or to export their attributes in some way out of AutoCAD. The answer lies within the Export and Import Attribute commands to quickly change and modify AutoCAD block attributes. The Export/Import Attribute commands allows a […]

  • AutoCAD Offset
    Learning
    The AutoCAD OFFSET command has been around for a long time. No doubt, you’re familiar with two tried-and-true methods of creating a new entity with Offset. You can select a through point or specify a distance and direction. Even new users can probably say they’ve done it thousands of times. But, over time, there have […]

  • AutoCAD Multiple Command
    Learning
    If you’ve been following my tip articles lately both here on the AutoCAD blog and on the YouTube channel, it shouldn’t be a surprise that today’s tip covers another awesome and rather underutilized command in AutoCAD.    In today’s post we are going to take a quick look at the AutoCAD MULTIPLE command, touching on […]

  • Learning
    In almost every project, you will need to reference some sort of files. Of course, the files you reference will be AutoCAD files (.DWG), but sometimes these file types could be .PDF, .DGN, point clouds, and coordination files. In this article, I will go over seven of my top tips and tricks for working with […]