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Friday, August 31, 2007

Be sure to check the comments

I'm getting good feed back on the comments. Some of the visitors have added their own tips there.

Thanks for stopping in,


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Align Command

Here's a way to get LT to mimic the align command. Create a toolbar button & use this as a macro..
^C^C_select \_move _p ;\\_rotate _p ;@ _r @ \\

Thanks to...

Dean Saadallah
Add-on products for LT

for the tip.


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Fellow LT Blogger

Thanks to Shaan Hurley I've been introduced to a fellow LT blogger.

Everyone stop by & say hello.



Friday, August 24, 2007

Status bar

I used to have a little lisp that when added to the acad.lsp file, would display drawing information on the status bar. With out the use of lisp I can do the same thing, I just have to go about it differently. I created a startup script & added the following... (watch for word wrap)

MODEMACRO Date =$(edtime,$(getvar,date),mon/dd/yyyy) | Dimscale =$(getvar,dimscale) | LTscale =$(getvar,ltscale) | Dimstyle =$(getvar,dimstyle)

I then added "/b startup.scr" to the target line in my AutoCAD icon. Now every time I start AutoCAD it will run this script & my status bar will have the information I like.

Have a good weekend,


Thursday, August 23, 2007

DIESEL "IF" Statement

While looking for LT info I ran across this help.


The portion in orange is the test (IF "tilemode" equals 1). If the test is true it does the first statement, if the test is false it does the second statement. Each statement is separated by a comma.

Thanks for the tip Ty.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Custom keyboard commands


I learned something new, the SHIFT key overrides the default radius. So when prompted to pick lines to fillet hold the SHIFT key down to fillet with a zero radius. This will keep your radius stored & will not over write it.


I used to use FF to execute a lisp routine that would fillet with a radius of zero. You can create a toolbar, menu or tool palette object to do this but what about the keyboard. Here's a tip.

In the CUI drag the command fillet up to the keyboard shortcuts part of the CUI tree.

Once added you can adjust the macro to set the fillet radius to zero & specify a keyboard shortcut to execute the command, I use SHIFT + F to execute it.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Default Layer for Tool Palettes

If you right click on a tool palette object you can select properties
& set the default layer for that object.
This way you can keep your CAD standards in tact & increase productivity.


While trying to figure out different ways to do things I used to do with lisp, I found this out.
Use DIESEL in your commands. Tool palette, menus or toolbars it will work in all. I created this one to automatically set text height per dimscale.


I hope this will help,


Hello all,
my name is Erik Deyo & I recently took on the duty of CAD Manager at a small engineering firm. Working at a small business has its good & bad points, smaller budgets mean smaller resources. We currently use AutoCAD 2007 LT & I plan on sharing pieces of information with all of you as I discover them. I look forward to sharing with everyone.