Little Known CAD Commands That Rock, Part 3
- on May 12, 2018
- Categories: Blog
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 Diesel Expressions, BLOCKREPLACE and RENAME, and I ended the blog discussing the OVERKILL command. In Part 3 of this series, I am going to discuss a few commands and settings that I think can be useful. Some things I will discuss will be more useful in vertical products such as Civil 3D than they will be in vanilla AutoCAD, but I will be sure to point out which ones are meant for all, and which ones are meant for vertical products.
COMMAND #8: TSPACEINVADERS
The first command that I will discuss can be used in all AutoCAD-based products. This command sounds more like a video game but it really is a command, I promise. It is, “TSPACEINVADERS”. What in the world is that!? The good news is that it won’t be attacking the Infrastructure Universe or anything else for that matter! This command can be useful in cleaning up your drawings for presentation purposes. It will select any text objects that overlaps other AutoCAD objects, and puts them in a selection set for you. Check out the video below on how to use this command.
COMMAND #9: Override Glyphs
The next topic I will discuss is specific to Civil 3D so, I apologize in advance to those not using Civil 3D. This command is more of a toggle but I think there are people that will absolutely love this. If you are using 2018 and have installed the 2018.1 update, you will be able to do this. What I am talking about is the Override Glyph option. Check out the video below to see how you can toggle these on and off.
COMMAND #10: Overlapping Viewports
The last topic I will discuss is dealing with viewports that are on top of other viewports. Have you ever had to deal with trying to get into a viewport that is on top of another viewport and it has caused you fits? Check out the video below to be able to deal with this.
So that’s it for part 3 of this series. Be sure to check back for the upcoming installments of this series as I will continue to discuss more commands that you might find useful.