Little Known CAD Commands That Rock, Part 2
- on May 11, 2018
- Categories: U.S. CAD
This is Part 2 in the series that I started last month. If you didn’t get to see last month’s blog, you can see it here.
Last month I started off talking about a command called “RTEXT”, or remote text. This month, I am going to discuss that command again, but this time, I am going to show you how to use the “Diesel” option for that command. For those relatively new to AutoCAD, you may not know what “Diesel” expressions are, but in this video clip, I will show you how you can use RTEXT with a “Diesel” expression and how you can use them to populate items in your dwg files.
The next topic I will discuss is regarding blocks. I have a couple of commands that I will cover in the video below. The first one is “Replace Block”, which is an Express Tool command. This command is handy when you have several instances of a block that you want to replace with a different block. The second command is “Rename”. This is for more than just blocks though, as you will see in the video. You can rename Blocks, AutoCAD styles, Linetypes, and more. This can keep you from having to recreate a block just because the name was incorrect.
The last topic I will talk about in this part of the series is the “Overkill” command. This one is great for cleaning out duplicate objects from your drawings that are acting pesky. It gives you some options to choose before performing the command and it is very efficient at getting the unwanted extra “junk” out. Check out the video below for its use.
So that’s it for part 2 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.