Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tweets this week: Underused commands

Below is a summary of topics we covered this week on Twitter. This week we cover a few commands that many users forget about, and explore Hatch commands and variables in detail. 
  • Search the Solved section of the Autodesk Discussion Groups Forum for LT for Tips, Tricks, solutions and more at
  • Switch Layer Filters directly by using +LAYER command (note the + sign to type) in AutoCAD/LT without going into the LAYER Command/Palette.
  • Is the RIBBON taking up too much screen space? Minimize it to Panel Buttons (it looks like the Classic Workspace menus)
  • COPYTOLAYER command does what it's name implies, COPY entities you select TO another or different LAYER:
  • LTisACAD Blog: AutoCAD/LT Hatch, commands and variables
  • DIMROTATED command, instead of DIMALIGNED, when you need your dimension string to align with an object/angle and not two points picked.
  • When EDGEMODE variable is set to 1, you can extend and trim lines that do not intersect: AutoCAD creates an invisible extension to use.
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