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Cadalyst CAD Tips

Welcome to Cadalyst's CAD Tips library — your first stop for AutoLISP and VBA customization code for AutoCAD, as well as tips and tricks for AutoCAD and other computer-aided design (CAD) software tools.

Are you looking for macros, shortcuts, reminders, and workarounds for AutoCAD and other CAD software? A new batch of tips from Cadalyst readers is posted here on CAD Tips every Monday, and each edition of Cadalyst's free Tips & Tools Weekly e-newsletter delivers the updates (and much more) directly to your inbox. View the newsletter archives or hear about the latest updates by subscribing to Tips & Tools Weekly.

In addition, Hot Tip Harry posts a new batch of AutoLISP code tips from readers here each month. Check the Tips & Tools Weekly for updates, or search for "Hot Tip Harry" to find the latest code.


As a guest of Cadalyst's CAD Tips, you can search, browse, and download all tips. As a registered user, however, you can also access these interactive features:
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  • Use the Comment feature to share feedback about tips and upload modified versions of tips and code

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Search by keyword using the Search CAD Tips field at the top of every CAD Tips page; use the CAD Tips Advanced Search; or Browse Tips by Category.

Submit a Tip

Review our Submit a CAD Tip guidelines, then e-mail your tip to Cadalyst to be considered for publication in the Tips & Tools Weekly e-newsletter. Your tips could earn you Amazon gift cards!

More Information

View our CAD Tips FAQ for answers to a variety of questions about the CAD Tips site.


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