The dimensions we see in most drawings are about angles and length, few of us would dimension coordinates. When drawing, we tend to use Object Snap or just enter the length and when the lines of graphic objects are orthogonal, we can just use ORTHO. But what if there is a fixed or regular angle, such as 30 degrees, 45 degrees, 60 degrees. That’s what Polar tracking used for.Continue reading “What is Polar Snap Tracking in CAD and how to use it?”
In our daily drawing with CAD, we usually need to insert some special characters into the drawing and therefore blocks and block attributes are needed to complete the drawing. A good command of blocks and block attributes can improve the efficiency of drawing as well as the quality of the drawing and can be important in completing complex drawings.Continue reading “Operations and concepts about CAD blocks”
A new snap option (Geometric Center) has been added to improve the snap center of any kind of polygonal object.
Improve 2D/3D drawings printing quality via Plot with transparency and Shade plot options. With Display plot styles option you can assign different plot style tables to each layout in your drawings.
The command preview provides you a quick feedback of the active command. It shows you exactly how the objects will look when the âœTRIMâ, âœEXTENDâ and âœHATCHâ command is executed. As you make changes within the command, you can instantly preview the final result.
Ribbon, command line and status bar enhancements provide better user design experience. Show or hide ribbon to increase work space are, type any command and visualize it at command line and select a bunch of drafting options from status bar.
Some hatch related system variables have been implemented: HPANNOTATIVE, HPISLANDDETECTION, HPMAXAREAS, HPORIGINSTOREASDEFAUL, HPQUICKPREVTIMEOUT, HPLASTPATTERN HPLAYER, HPLINETYPE, HPPICKMODE, HPRELATIVEPS.
Now design center offers a quick way to update instances of block. Redefining a block allows you to overwrite each block instance without changing the block name, all while keeping the original block’s position. Alternatively, if you just copy a newer version of a block into your active drawing, the block will not update – it will instead inherent the active drawing’s block definition. By redefining a block, there is no need for deleting, purging, and copying.
Now you can “import” additional drawing layouts into your sheet set file using the Sheet Set Manager. When import layouts as sheets you are creating a new pointer to an existing drawing.
Now Mtext supports check spelling that determines whether as you type spell checking is on or off. If you are typing a wrong word, it will show a red line under the text. In addition, you can correct a word easily by selecting an alternative word from the Suggestions list or type a word in the Suggestions box.