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Monday, March 21, 2011

How to delete duplicates?

A litle tip today:

Do you have duplicate objects in your dwg?

Use the command OVERKILL to get rid of them.

I recommend that you read about this command in the AutoCad help document before using it. It might remove more than you want.

Personally I find the command very usefull.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Create sections of 3D solids, meshes or surfaces.

To create a section of a 3D solid, mesh or surface use the SECTIONPLANE command.

- Draw a line (actualy a plane) to define the section. The sectionplane can be moved to create other sections later.

Then use the command LIVESECTION to view the selcted section.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Autocad trouble? Need some help?

Feel free to post me an e-mail at if you have any autocad related questions. The answer might show up as a new posting at my blog.

Also feel free to comment on my older posts.

Quick tip for the day:
When operating in 3D you can enter the 3D-orbit-mode by pressing the shift button at the same time as you are using the pan-function om your mouse (pressing the scroll-wheel).

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Reverse linetype.

A nice little command today..


You can use this command to reverse the direction of a polyline.
If you have a polyline with a linetype containing text or symbols heading the wrong direction you now have an easy solution.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

PDF files in Autocad

It is possible to use pdf files as underlay in a dwg file.

Simply use the command PDFATTACH, and choose your pdf.

But remember that this will make your dwg work slow. It might be a better idea to convert the pdf to a jpg.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Autocad 2011. Update. :-)

I have had some memory issues after installing Autocad Map 2011. Fatal error, autocad is running out of memory etc.
But after installing the 1.1 update things are running much much better. So make sure you have the last updates installed. It will guaranteed make your day easier.

You'll find the update at autodesks homepage.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Free CAD applications.

While searching the internet i found this overview of free CAD applications...

I have not tested any of the applications, but i guess you will find something useful here. If you only have a litle job you'll have to do there is no need for buying expencive CAD-applications like Autocad or Microstation.

Another possibility is to download an Autocad-testversion for free use in 30 days.
There is several millons Autocad usere across the world, so getting help would probably be easier if you choose Autocad.