Reload All Xrefs

Reload All Xrefs:   Command: -XR Enter an option [?/Bind/Detach/Path/Unload/Reload/Overlay/Attach] <Attach>: r Enter xref name(s) to reload: *   By executing above commands, you will be able to reload all xrefs in one hit.

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 TEXTTOFRONT : (TEXTTOFRONT instead of DRAWORDER) An easy way to bring your texts and/or dimensions to the front of your drawing. You don’t have to invoke Draworder for this one. Especially comes in handy when you have wipeouts. You don’t need to change draw order of texts individually. It will bring all the text or dimensions to [...]

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If we set the XCLIPFRAME system variable to1, we will be able to see the frame that is used to hide part of the block or xref. This frame can be modified by selecting it and moving its grips. In many cases, when we have created a very complex XCLIP frame, this becomes extremely useful [...]

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Drawing Version

How to check what version of AutoCAD file was saved as?   Right click on the file and open with notepad application. Look for the first word as shown below.      Compare first word with following look-up table to translate to AutoCAD version. 1014     R14/14.01 format  1015     R2000/2000i/2002 format  1018     R2004/2005/2006  1021     [...]

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Viewports (Toggling between viewports )

Toggling between viewports To make a viewport the current viewport, you click inside it or press CTRL+R to cycle through the existing viewports.

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Freezes a layer or set of layers in one or more viewports. Objects on frozen layers are not displayed, regenerated, or plotted.   For Example:  I need to turn off ‘Steel-beams’ in all the viewports   Command: VPLAYER Enter an option [?/Freeze/Thaw/Reset/Newfrz/Vpvisdflt]: ”F” Enter layer name(s) to freeze or <select objects>: ”Steel_beams” Enter an option [...]

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Lists the type, block name, layer name, color and linetype of a nested object in a block or an xref. Command: XLIST Select nested xref or block object to list: Use an object selection method

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Trim / Extend with SHIFT

When using TRIM and EXTEND, pressing SHIFT will toggle between one command and the other. For Example: If you are in TRIM command and press SHIFT and select the object, it will extend instead of trim.

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 Changes the case of selected text, mtext, attributes and dimension text. Command: TCASE Select objects: Use a selection method to select annotation objects Select case [Sentence/Lower/Upper/Title/toGgle] <TITLE>: Select an option

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Use this command to set all the objects’ propeties by layer  .

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PLOT SETUP (‘Previous Plot’ Options & Plot Stamp)

Plot Stamp: A plot stamp is a line of text that is added to your plot. You can specify where this text is located on the plot in the Plot Stamp dialog box. Turn this option on to add specified plot stamp information—including drawing name, layout name, date and time, and so on—to a drawing [...]

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System variable: PEDITACCEPT Suppresses display of the Object Selected Is Not a Polyline prompt in PEDIT. The prompt is followed by “Do you want it to turn into one?” Entering ‘y’ converts the selected object to a polyline. When the prompt is suppressed, the selected object is automatically converted to a polyline. 0 : The [...]

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Select an Overlapped Object

You can try to use the Draw Order command, but that can be difficult if there are several objects in one place. With the combination Shift+Spacebar, you can toggle through the overlapping objects and select the correct object very easily. Hover your cursor over the overlapping objects. Hold down the Shift key, and press the [...]

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