Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tweets this week: Filters, Counting, and LT2012

Below is a summary of topics we covered this week on Twitter. This week we cover some of the core basics: the advantages of Layer Filters, how to count blocks (or objects) by using the built in selection tools in LT (which you must use in conjuction with a command that will return a count, such as SELECT command), and why we like LT2012 and think it may be worth you, the end user, upgrading to it.
  • Autodesk's Knowledge Base Web page for is a great resource for posted solutions and additional help:
  • LT2012: JOIN command can now use more selection methods and then let AutoCAD find and join what is possible.
  • Need to count the blocks in your AutoCAD Drawing? Use FILTER or QSELECT commands. In LT2011 and LT2012 right-click and pick SELECTSIMILAR.
  • LTisACAD Blog: Why upgrade to LT2012
  • At the "Select Objects" prompt, type F for FENCE: it draws continuous selection "lines", anything it crosses is selected; when done
  • Simplify the AutoCAD Layer Manager List with the use of Layer Filters. Explore these helpful tips:
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