LAYWALK, an efficient tool for managing drawings and layers Laywalk is a very primitive command in AutoCAD but it is mostly ignored or overlooked by most of the CAD users despite its great features and user friendly behavior. LAYWALK allows you to view objects of a particular layer(s) without using On/off or freeze/thaw features of […]

AutoCAD Base Drawing

Have you ever worked with multiple drawings that have xrefed ones among them and found that they are not lining up? You are working with multiple floors, for example. When you xref one floor to the other and they are not lined up. It could be that they were not drawn at the same origin […]

Edit PDF Drawings in AutoCAD with Able2Extract PDF Converter

CAD design software and, namely, AutoCAD, is used in many industries for all sorts of projects. For example, it’s used in professions such as architecture, design engineering, construction, landscaping or office building design. AutoCAD supported formats are DWG and DXF. However, when it comes time to share plans and drawings with clients and other stakeholders, […]

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Paper space display color

Have you noticed that when you create a new layout in a new drawing, all your cad layers are displayed in white (color) in paper space, even though you assigned them a specific color? That is because you probably have the “display plot styles” box checked. It is unchecked by default in AutoCAD. To fix that follow this simple steps:

Select the layout tab that you want to modify

Right click on the layout tab

Select Page Setup Manager

Make sure the layout is highlighted under Page setups on the left side

Select Modify

Uncheck the “Display plot styles” box below the Plot style table (pen assignments) in the upper right hand corner of the window.

Click OK.

Select “close” for the Page Setup Manager window.

Save your drawing to keep the change.

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Mirror Text -Autocad

Have you ever wanted to mirror an object in AutCAD with the text not showing backward? mirror-text

To accomplish that:

Type:  MIRRTEXT in the command line

At the command prompt change the value number to “0”.  See the result image below.


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