AutoCAD is a great application, but it has some usability roadblocks that continue to frustrate us. Here is my list of top 10 annoyances in using AutoCAD . . .
Disabling the Irksome F1 Key
Disabling the F1 key in AutoCAD avoids accidentally opening the Help feature when trying to hit the ESCAPE key, eliminating a common irritation. Here’s how to re-map the F1 key to a “harmless” function . . .
Did you know that you can snap to hatch lines and other hatch objects if you want to, or change a setting and have OSNAP ignore all hatch lines if you prefer? The setting can be found in the Options dialog box…
If you want to make a setting that forces all letters typed in multitext objects to be capital letters, just open a multitext object, and while you are in the multitext editor, right-click to get the shortcut menu, and click on AutoCAPS.
Raster images such as JPEGs and TIFFs can be imported into AutoCAD easily using the Attach tool in the Insert tab/ Reference panel. When you import an image file, it has a frame around it. This frame can be turned on or off . . .
Here is a list of CAD tips about one of the most frequent tasks a CAD drafter encounters: specifying a base point (let’s call it Point A) and a destination point (called Point B in this post).