Autocad hack number one, xref layer.
this system variable will set the default layer for any of your xrefs in
any of your drawings. as you can see soffit is the current layer, but if we
attach an xref my xref will come in the correct layer. did you know about
xreflayer? i hear you in the comments autocad hack number two, dimlayer. this system variable will set your default
layer for any of your dimensions in AutoCAD, as you can see soffit is the
current layer, but if we use a dimension the dimension will be in the correct
layer. did you know about AutoCAD dimlayer? I hear you in the comments! Autocad hack number three, the transparent
This will work with any command in this case stretch, I'll simply
use the command again plus P for previous. again this will work with any
command, stretch, move, mirror and so on give it a try!
did you know about the transparent previous command? i here in the
comments! AutoCAD hack number four, copy and paste with base point. simply select your drawing control shift C and ctrl shift V
will insert a block of your selection this way, you can easily move any of the
AutoCAD objects at once. you can even edit this block. how neat is that! did you
hear about AutoCAD copy and paste with base point? I hear you in the comments.
AutoCAD hack number 5, the transparent m2p command or middle of two points.
will work with any command, in this case copy followed by m2p
will ask you for two points to Center your AutoCAD object.
remember this transparent command will work with any AutoCAD command. did you know about m2p transparent command? I hear you in the
comments. AutoCAD hack number 6 the transparent from command. in this example, if we use stretch and want to set up an exact distance, we will simply type from,
pick a base point, and enter our distance in this case 17 feet 6. so let's double
check, awesome! again this will work with any AutoCAD command.
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