System variables are settings that control how certain commands work. Learn about these 5 superstars and become an elite level CAD drafter. FILEDIA - Where is file dialog box to open files? PUBLISHCOLLATE - Single PDFs or merged PDFs in the PUBLISH command. PICKADD - Select objects and add to the set or not? ZOOMFACTOR - I need to fly faster around my drawing!! MIRRTEXT - … [Read more...] about AutoCAD Tutorial – System Variable Superstars ONLY the elite know!
AutoCAD Bugs & Problems
Annoying boxes around text & images – turn off!
Applies to AutoCAD 2019, 2020 and probably other versions too. Often I see PDF's of drawings with silly little boxes around every piece of text and frames around images linked into drawings. Examples of this issue are shown in the screen shots below. The good news is this can easily be fixed. Boxes or frames around some text in this PDF A frame or box around a JPG … [Read more...] about Annoying boxes around text & images – turn off!
How to automatically set the drawing to load acadiso.lin linetype?
Worked on: AutoCAD 2019 Date: 26 March 2020 Problem Trying to load linestyles, in the layer dialog box for a metric drawing, but the imerpial linetype file is set as a deafult (acad.lin). How can I change this so the metric one (acadiso.lin) is the default linetype? Solution Set MEASUREMENT and MEASUREINIT to 1 Screen Shots Layer linetype default set to … [Read more...] about How to automatically set the drawing to load acadiso.lin linetype?
How to create PDF with Layers from AutoCAD File
1. If you have AutoCAD 2010 or above installed on your PC go to point 5 2. Download and install Latest version of AutoCAD True View 3. Prepare your drawing for printing with your current version of AutoCAD. Save and Close the file 4. Open your Drawing in AutoCAD True View 5. Press Ctrl+P or Plot from Menu 6. Select DWG to PDF.pc3 printer … [Read more...] about How to create PDF with Layers from AutoCAD File
XREF will not detach
Applies to:AutoCAD 2007Problem:An XREF in AutoCAD 2007 will not detach.Reason:If an XREF's name contains square brackets - '[' or ']' - AutoCAD 2007 will no detach that XREF. This is a bug. Also a # in the name of the xref will cause the same problem.Solution:Rename the XREF and remove the square brackets. The XREF can now be detached. … [Read more...] about XREF will not detach
Layer list does not sort alphabetically
August 2006Applies toAutoCAD 2000+ProblemLayer names in the "layer manager" are in a random order and are not sorted alphabetically.The OPEN dialog box does not sort the drawings in-order.ReasonMAXSORT system variable determines how many file names, layer names, blocks, linetypes, and so on, are sorted alphabetically in AutoCAD dialog boxes. If the total number is greater than … [Read more...] about Layer list does not sort alphabetically