Today’s post comes in the form of a guest post for Edwin Prakoso of CAD-Notes.com. Every-time I find myself performing the same tasks in AutoCAD over and over, I look for ways to automate the task. Command macro’s are a really simple way of combining commands together to perform repetitive tasks in a single click. In this guest […]
If you are creating AutoCAD drawings which contain a lot of geometry, I highly recommend that you concentrate on keeping your geometry organised as you go along. Using Polylines, Groups, Blocks, Xref’s and Layers will really help you to create and edit your geometry in an efficient fashion. In this post I want to concentrate […]
If you’ve been following the CAD Setter Out for a while, you will know that I recommend keeping your geometry organised as you go along. Using Polylines, Groups, Blocks, Layers and Xref’s effectively will help you to work quickly with your drawings files. Working this way will also go some way to preventing your AutoCAD DWG files becoming bloated or corrupt. If you’ve been working on a file for some time, and you’ve noticed AutoCAD slowing down, then it may be worth doing a bit of a clean up to help slim that drawing file down. This could also be necessary when dealing with files from third parties such as clients, suppliers or contractors.
I get asked this question quite a lot. When Gill from CAD Clue invited me to write a post, I thought that extracting 2D AutoCAD Geometry from An Inventor DWG would make an excellent subject.