Have You Tried

  • AutoCAD Wipeouts and Masks Feature
    Learning
    For the Have You Tried this month, we have some great techniques for removing the visual clutter from complex drawings that have lots of overlapping objects. Overlapping objects and annotation can decrease readability while at the same time increase the chances for confusion of a design. Creating wipeouts and using masks to hide parts of the […]

  • Have You Tried February Purge Overkill
    Learning
    For the Have You Tried this month, we’re going to take a look at removing unused named objects and overlapping geometry to keep our drawings clean and tidy, and even possibly keep the file size down along the way. Unused named objects can be block definitions, layers, or linetypes that are no longer used or […]

  • AutoCAD view with name
    Learning
    For this Have You Tried, we’re going to give names to AutoCAD views. A view consists of a specific magnification, location, and orientation that you can save and assign a name. This is called a named view. Named views make it easy to return to a specific view of the drawing at any time. Specific layer visibility […]

  • AutoCAD tips 2021
    Learning
    We want to start off by saying, “Thank You.” Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on the articles we have delivered so far. We look forward to delivering many more “Have You Tried” articles over the next year. January often marks a time to reflect on the past year and look […]

  • Accessing Data from Clipboard in AutoCAD
    Learning
    This month’s Have You Tried is all about copying data into AutoCAD using the clipboard. The clipboard can be a convenient way to create a table from a spreadsheet that contains a door and window schedule. In addition, the clipboard can be used to copy objects and geometry between drawings and layouts, or outside of […]

  • Action Macro Feature Image
    Learning
    We have an amazing time-saver for you this month: action macros. If you use AutoCAD commands and system variables, you can record action macros. And the best part about using action macros is there’s no programming knowledge needed. All you need is the AutoCAD knowledge you already have. Imagine creating an action macro to simplify […]

  • Web and Mobile Cross Collaboration Tools in AutoCAD
    Learning
    Let’s talk about collaboration. For the Have You Tried series installment this month, we’ll cover the most efficient ways to use the collaboration tools built into AutoCAD desktop and the AutoCAD web and mobile apps.  Clients can view your designs from a browser in the AutoCAD web app without having to install additional software.  And if […]

  • 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 Grips
    Learning
    We’re very excited for the Have You Tried this month—and we think you will be, too!  This month is all about grips in AutoCAD. Grips are amazing tools that can be used to quickly manipulate objects. You can stretch, move, copy, rotate, and more without having to type a command or click on the ribbon. […]