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AutoCAD 101 Series – Blocks Week 4 – Important Stuff

Are you new to AutoCAD? Have you been using AutoCAD for years but only use the blocks, styles, layers and tools that others have created?  Do you want to learn more or step up your game on features you’re not very strong in and pick up some practical examples of best practices?  If so, this […]

AutoCAD 101 Series – Blocks – Block Editor

This is the 4th article in my AutoCAD 101 series – to read about the origination for this series, see the first post here: <Intro> The last post was about how to make blocks <link>, this post will be about using AutoCAD’s block editor. (BE, BEDIT) BEDIT is useful in numerous ways, especially for long […]

AutoCAD 101 Series – Blocks – How To

Are you new to AutoCAD? Have you been using AutoCAD for years but only use the blocks, styles, layers and tools that others have created?  Do you want to learn more or step up your game on features you’re not very strong in and pick up some practical examples of best practices?  If so, this […]

AutoCAD 101 Series – Blocks – What and Why?

Are you new to AutoCAD? Have you been using AutoCAD for years but only use the blocks, styles, layers and tools that others have created?  Do you want to learn more or step up your game on features you’re not very strong in and pick up some practical examples of best practices?  If so, this […]

AutoCAD 101 Series – Intro

I have been seriously lacking in my writing this year, an area that I am now working on rectifying.  To get things going again I am going to start out with a new series based on some much needed AutoCAD basics or AutoCAD 101 topics that are good for all levels of users.   After […]

AutoCAD 101 – Layers (are a piece of cake…)

A lot of folks use AutoCAD every day and while doing so, use the ‘Layer function’ – but how many actually understand its full power and how to maximize their productivity by utilizing them properly? What are Layers? In AutoCAD, Layers are basically graphic levels of a DWG similar to a cake. Like a cake, […]

AutoCAD 101 – Intro

I will kick things off with a post that is near and dear to me – especially at the present time, as I am dealing with this issue every day. This post may seem out of character for many that are unfamiliar with AutoCAD, but it really falls in line with the premise of this […]

Tired of Verifying Code Required Clearances in AutoCAD? Incorporate Them in to Your Dynamic Blocks

No matter what your discipline, one of the tasks of a designer is to make sure that code or ordinance requirements are met. A lot of codes and ordinances incorporate clearance, spacing or directional items that must be complied with.  Verifying compliance is a regular task that could mean embarrassment or possibly a red tag […]

AutoCAD Anonymous Blocks

                    In my last post I indicated that I would follow up on a specific issue that I see happening on a pandemic level  – anonymous blocks. Simple Definition of anonymity: the quality or state of being unknown to most people : the quality or state […]

AutoCAD BAD CAD Blocks Hell!

                As a designer I work in AutoCAD on a daily basis and use files provided by others.  I am constantly miffed by the level of quality or lack there of in the files that I receive.  Today was another example of what I typically refer to as […]