Tim Girard sends us an AutoCAD customization tip he uses to finish up his work each day.
"I always finish my drawings with Zoom Extents, Send All Hatching to Back, Purge All, Audit Drawing, and Save. I decided to wrap all five of these steps into a single button click and created this macro:
I added it to the quick-access toolbar, and was wowed by the results. It works great and has saved me numerous keystrokes! (I started using this in AutoCAD 2010, and it still works in 2012.)"
Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: This is a good macro to help clean up and close your files. It ensures that hatch patterns are moved back behind other linework (hopefully you aren't covering something up with a solid hatch), purges unused items, audits the file (checks for errors), and saves the file. Now you can close it and go home for the day.