Little Known CAD Commands That Rock, Part 5

Each month in the Little Known CAD Commands That Rock series, I highlight some underused commands that I think have some pretty cool uses. Last month I talked about BCOUNT, SNAPANG, using M2P, and EXTRIM. In Part 5 of this series, I am going to discuss a few more commands and settings that I think can be useful in all AutoCAD-based software.

Command #15: Divide and Measure

The first commands that I will discuss are DIVIDE and MEASURE. If you have been using AutoCAD for a while, you are probably fully aware of these commands. If not, check out the video below where I show how to use them, what their differences are, and settings to keep in mind when using them.

Command #16: CLIPIT

The next command I will discuss is the CLIPIT command. This is a little different than other clipping commands because it works for images, xrefs, blocks, and even wipeouts. It allows for a polyline, circle, or arc to be used as the cutting edge. Check out the video below to see how to use this command.

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Command #17: JPGOUT

The next command I will discuss is the JPGOUT command. Do you ever have to get quick images of your drawing created for a report or exhibit? Check out the video below to see how you can easily do this.

Command #18: Model Space View Tips & Tricks

The last topic I will discuss is tips and tricks for getting your model space to be viewed at a specific angle and how to get it back to a normal plan view. Check out the video below for all the tricks.

So that’s it for part 5 of this series. Be sure to check back for any upcoming installments of this series as I will continue to discuss more commands that you might find useful.

Looking for more CAD commands that rock?

Check out the rest of the series to learn about commands like RTEXT, OVERKILL, TSPACEINVADERS, and much more!

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