AutoCAD LT Discussion Group Search

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Been a couple days

It's been a few days since I posted anything, I had some computer problems to fix. Anyway, I added a search bar up top of my blog. This search will take you directly to the AutoCAD LT Discussion forum. It's not real pretty but it works. I find many of my LT questions have already been asked & have good & quick responses.



Friday, September 14, 2007

CADing && Coding

I've had this blog as a link for a little while but wanted to spotlight it on my blog.
Here's a guy who seems to know his stuff when it comes to customizing AutoCAD LT.
Check it out.

Welcome to Mohamed Haris & his blog.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Plot Tip

I just created a button for printing. It's a 1 button for all your plots kind of thing. Everything in the plot command is the same except for the plot scale. My first thought was to prompt the user to enter the scale like 1=48 type of thing. But, then I had an idea. Use DIESEL. Where it would prompt for the scale in the MACRO I added..


this will enter the ratio of plotted units to drawing units. No prompting, no hassel.



Monday, September 10, 2007

AUGI Forum

Keep a lookout on AUGI Forum for good information. I recently found this viewport creation tool for LT users.

Thank you to Shinyhead for the tip.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Set current layer by selecting object

It was brought to my attention that I missed something right in front of my eyes. AutoCAD LT 2007already has a button to do this, it's on the LAYER toolbar. But, for those of you with LT versions below 2000 this is a good alternative.

More DIESEL. I spent a couple days looking & trying to figure out how to set the current layer to an object I picked. Of course with lisp this is fairly simple, but I think I came up with a good alternative for Us LT users.


Also by changing the code a little you can use it to freeze, turn off, lock or unlock a layer.

I hope this is helpful,


Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Here's a quick way to toggle TILEMODE with a DIESEL expression. You can program this as a button.


Also once you make this a toolbar button you can assign a keyboard shortcut to access it.