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September 2012 Hot Tip Harry
Tip# 3978 By R.K. McSwain On 14-Sep-2012
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Categories : Misc. User Tools
Software type : AutoCAD 2013
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For September, Harry's picks include the following:

Make Text Readable — Alan Thompson — Rotate AutoCAD text and mtext that is currently upside-down into a position where it can be read normally.   

Remove Viewport Overrides — Mat Kirkland — While most people are aware that AutoCAD includes the VPlayer command for controlling layer properties specific to a viewport, many are unaware of the hidden command option named reMoveoverrides, which is incredibly useful. This command option will remove layer property overrides such as color, linetype, etc., on one or more viewports.

Unhide Layers — Raymond Rizkallah — If you wanted to thaw a layer in AutoCAD, but were not sure of the layer name, it might take you a few steps to figure it out. This routine simplifies those steps.

Reverse Entity Direction — Kent Cooper — Kent found several other routines that allow you to reverse the directions of entities in AutoCAD, then put his code together to solve the limitations he observed. This routine works on lines, arcs, circles, polylines (any variety, including curve-fitted 2D and splined 2D or 3D), ellipses, splines, and mlines. 

Create and Remove Inspection Dimensions — Steven Matchett — This routine allows you to convert an existing dimension into an "inspection dimension." It’s short and simple, but it can save you a lot of time compared to performing this task manually.  

Update Styles to Match Standards — John Neighbors — This tip is unusual; it's not a standard LISP routine that you load and execute. The author gives us some examples of how to update all AutoCAD linetypes, layers, and dimension styles to meet an office standard.

 

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