Little Known CAD Commands That Rock, Part 4
- on May 16, 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 TSPACEINVADERS, Override Glyphs in Civil 3D, and dealing with Overlapping Viewports. In Part 4 of this series, I am going to discuss a few commands and settings that I think can be useful in all AutoCAD-based software.
The first command that I will discuss is called “BCOUNT”. This command stands for “Block Count” and will give you an on-screen report of all the blocks that have been inserted and are currently in your drawing. Keep in mind that this command only reports on blocks that are currently present in the drawing and NOT blocks that have been erased and not purged out. Check out the video below on how to use this command.
COMMAND #12: SNAPANG
The next topic I will discuss is “SNAPANG”. This is the command, or setting that allows you to set the angle of your crosshairs in AutoCAD. There are a couple of ways that you can use this command and I will cover those ways in the video below.
COMMAND #13: M2P
The next topic I will discuss is “M2P” which is basically an osnap setting for “Mid between 2 Points”. What does that mean? It can be used to get the mid-point that is calculated between the endpoints of 2 lines for example. Check out the video below on how to use this command.
COMMAND #14: EXTRIM
The last topic I will discuss is the “EXTRIM” command. This routine allows for a single object to be selected as the cutting plane, and then you choose the side to trim. This command is incredibly faster than if you had to select the objects that you want to be trimmed. Check out the video below on how to use this command.
So that’s it for part 4 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.