Summary: A topic by topic approach to learning AutoCAD. Quick episodes containing the information you need to improve your AutoCAD skills. Created with today's busy schedules in mind
In the podcast episode I discuss opening the folder location of your current drawing in Windows Explorer
In this podcast episode I discuss a quick method to access the 3DORBIT command.
In this podcast episode I discuss the the difference between the CTB and STB plot style table files. I also discuss switching which type of plot style table file your drawing uses to plot by using the CONVERTPSTYLES command.
In this podcast episode I discuss the Express Tools ATTIN/ATTOUT commands which allows you to export and then import block attribute values
Ever wish that the TEXT in your drawing was MTEXT? In this podcast episode I discuss the Express Tools TXT2MTXT command which allows you to convert TEXT to MTEXT.
In this podcast episode I discuss the Express Tools BURST command.
In this podcast episode I discuss the power of the DWGCONVERT command. Not only does it allow you to convert DWG file format versions, it's able to run some pretty powerful cleanup utilities at the same time.
In this podcast episode I discuss merging layers in AutoCAD using the Layer Properties Manager or the LAYMRG command.
In this episode I discuss transferring information between drawings. Have you ever dragged objects from one drawing to another? Have you used MATCHPROP across drawings? Some commands that are discussed in this episode: WBLOCK, INSERT, XREF, COPYCLIP, PASTECLIP, PASTESPECIAL, COPYBASE, PASTEORIG and MATCHPROP.
In this episode I discuss modifying the behavior of your right mouse button to help improve your efficiency in AutoCAD. (Don't forget to check out Time Sensitive Right Click)
In this podcast episode I discuss using the Properties Settings dialog box to give you more power and control over the Match Properties command.
In this podcast episode I discuss the PGP file (acad.pgp). What is it? How is it used? How do you modify it? Example pgp file modification for the MOVE command: M, *MOVE
In this podcast episode I discuss the SELECTSIMILAR command. SELECTSIMILAR allows you to click on an object in your drawing and all similar objects (objects with similar properties) will be selected as well.
In this podcast episode I discuss the TJUST Express Tools command. TJUST allows you to change the justification of text in your drawing without the text moving around to accommodate the change.
In this podcast episode I discuss the XLIST Express Tools command. XLIST will help you to quickly determine the properties of objects in your blocks or XREFs.