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AutoCAD LT is not just AutoCAD without 3D!

In AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT by Mark

Many people think that AutoCAD LT is just an AutoCAD without 3D compatibilities. The truth is there are many capabilities are stripped out from AutoCAD, not just 3D capabilities. I see many customers purchase AutoCAD LT and disappointed that there are many other things are missing. AutoCAD desktop subscription is US$ 1680 and AutoCAD LT desktop subscription is US$ 360 …

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15 Ways to Access AutoCAD commands

In AutoCAD Tips, Featured, shortcuts by Mark

One common question that I get is how to access AutoCAD command quickly. AutoCAD is a 30 years old software. People already use it before it runs on Windows. It was designed to run on different operating system and different standard interface until today. That’s why there are many methods to access AutoCAD commands. One method may be faster in …

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Add a solid fill to a closed object

In Drawing, fill, hatch, solid, solid fill by Mark

Sometimes you want to fill a closed area with a solid color, rather than a hatch, like this. This feature is part of the HATCH command, but you may have missed it. It’s really easy to use. If you need a primer on hatching in general, here are some hatching tips. Here are the steps: First set the layer that …

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AutoCAD interface issues on high resolution display

In AutoCAD Troubleshoot, display by Mark

Computer monitors are getting bigger and their resolution are very high. This will make AutoCAD icons and labels looks very small. If you are familiar with Windows display settings, you probably tried to make the texts look larger using this method: Change text size on AutoCAD interface. The bad news is AutoCAD doesn’t work well with high resolution monitor. Monitor …

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Update: Convert text to Mtext and back

In convert mtext, convert text, Editing by Mark

This is an update of an earlier post Convert Text to Mtext and Vice Versa. AutoCAD offers several types of text or annotation objects. Some are for dimensions or at the end of leaders, for example. But the most common type is text that you use as labels–and there are 2 types. The original type was called single-line text (or …