How to use bulk binds in Xref?

Electron transfer is an easy way to bulk bind external reference in drawing.

Open the electron transfer dialog box, click Add File button to add the drawing files that you want to bind Xref to the file tree, as shown in the following picture.

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What is Byblock and Bylayer in CAD?

Objects in CAD have several basic attributes such as color, linetype, line weight and so on, these attributes control the display effect and printing effect of graphics. So setting attributes of objects properly can make graphics more clear, more importantly, we can get the best printing effect. When setting the color, linetype and line weight of the objects, we can see the two options of Byblock and Bylayer in the list. However, even people with some CAD knowledge could be confused by them, not mention how confusing they can be to CAD newbies.

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What’s the difference between Pick Points and Select Objects?

There are two methods to select boundaries when using Hatch in CAD: Pick Points and Select Objects. Many people can’t tell the difference and most of them choose Pick Points.

 So when to use Pick Points and when to use Select Objects? I made a simple comparison using a couple of examples, I guess you’ll have some idea after reading this.

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Why Collaboration?

Collaboration is not a new concept for most of us who work in the CAD industry, it became well-known when topics on BIM (Building Information Modeling) began to prevail in recent years and it has become increasingly important especially for large companies with many projects and complicated drawing files. Collaboration usually involves two or more people working together in a project to accomplish a common goal.

For better productivity or efficiency and less time?

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How to use Mline in CAD?

Mline is not a commonly used command, there are two main reasons for this, one reason is that professional CAD software can be easily used and there seems to be no need to learn Mline; another reason is that there are many restrictions when using Mline, for example, we can only draw line segment with Mline command. Anyway, let’s explore more about Mline in CAD.

Mline is abbreviation for Multiple line, we can draw multiple parallel line with this command.

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Free CAD VS Paid CAD?

One question that I have been frequently asked is should I use free CAD or paid CAD instead of which CAD should I use. So I decided to talk about my opinions about this. I’m not gonna make a long list of all the factors that you need to take into consideration when choosing your CAD. Just a few factors that really matters here.

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Software Licensing Approach: Subscription or Perpetual?

People don’t think too much about the difference between subscription and perpetual before 2015 when Autodesk announced they’d go subscription-only. Autodesk may not be the first software company to implement the subscription licensing approach, but it’s among one of the most successful ones without much doubt with its unrivaled leading position in the industry.

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