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Blog Roundup

There’s some useful info out there:

Dave Dixon has some really useful info on Speeding Up Civil 3D.  I suspect these tips will work for vanilla AutoCAD as well.

Ellen Finkelstein on Clipping Blocks

Justin Zeimba on the downsides of ClearType

Donnie Gladfelter shows us how to Create Blocks with Multiple Insertion Points

Shaan Hurley links hatches to tables

Aleksandr Smirnov has a nice collection of LISP routines

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I’m back!  Our big project went out and I’m back from vacation, so I’ve finally got some free time to devote to the ol’ blog. Here’s a nice collection of AutoCAD tips:

  • The CommTech CAD Cafe has a good article on controlling the UCS icon and layout tabs.
  • Lynn Allen introduces us to XLIST. Personally, I like to set up an alias like “LX” to execute the command line version, -XLIST, so the results remain in the command history window.  Great for finding layer names and referring to them in the layer dialog box.
  • Ward Romberger from has provided some esoteric but useful information about editing multiple MTEXT entries.  It’s articles like this that make CAD-e-Corner my favorite AutoCAD blog.
  • Finally, Donnie Gladfelter has an insightful article about using STB-based plotting over at The CAD Geek.  I’m going to have to consider switching over to STBs.

I’ve got some more tips of my own planned, so stop back soon!

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