Category Archives: AutoCAD Tips

Creating a Simple Linetype in AutoCAD

Creating your own AutoCAD linetype is pretty easy to do. Today’s blog post will be

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Hatch Pattern Gap Tolerance – HPGAPTOL

Recently I received a Boundary Definition Error while drafting in AutoCAD. I got the error message when I was trying to hatch the exterior wall of a building that I drafted.

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How to Rename an AutoCAD Block

Last week I was working on a floor plan drafting project. The project called for me to measure and draft the floor plans of a penthouse apartment on 5th Avenue in New York City. I also had to include the … Continue reading

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AutoCAD System Variables

If you’re an AutoCAD user, then sooner or later you will come across “system variables”. I consider these to be a little less intuitive part of AutoCAD, then other parts of the software. Let me explain.

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AutoCAD Image Border

When an image is inserted into an AutoCAD drawing, it comes in with a border. The border is more properly known as a frame. I first became aware of the image frame when

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AutoCAD Selection Modes

As I was drafting today a weird thing happened to me. I was

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AutoCAD Mouse Wheel Zoom

If you use AutoCAD a fair amount like I do, and have been doing so for many years, then

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