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August 2010 Hot Tip Harry
Tip# 3476 By R.K. McSwain On 10-Aug-2010
Rated By 1 users Downloaded : 221
Categories : Misc. User Tools
Software type : AutoCAD 2011
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For August, Harry's picks include the following:

Save and Reuse Multiple Offset Distance Values — Kent Cooper — This routine will remember as many as 20 offset values so you don't have to change the default when running the Offset command.

Draw Lines by Bearing — Ron Adams — Drawing lines by bearing and distance in AutoCAD can be frustrating, especially if you don't remember the correct syntax for entering polar coordinates. Ron's simple routine that allows you to enter a bearing and distance one part at a time; the routine then builds the correct input for AutoCAD to draw the line.

Custom UCS Shortcuts — Ron Adams — This routine creates six named user coordinate systems (UCSs), one each corresponding to Top, Bottom, Left, Right, Front, and Rear.

Scale Objects by Reference Length
— Ron Adams — And yet another helpful tip from Ron! This one will help you scale objects in an AutoCAD drawing based on a reference length, not numerical values.

Three Hatch Patterns for Tile — Raymond Rizkallah — Raymond shares three hatch patterns: one of overlapping vertical tiles, a second of various horizontal tiles, and a third that's in a herringbone formation.

Calculate Total Object Length — Lee McDonnell — The Length Calculator will calculate the total length of user-specified objects in an AutoCAD drawing, using a filter to help you select objects by layer, color, or linetype.


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