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October 2011 Hot Tip Harry
Tip# 3758 By R.K. McSwain On 17-Oct-2011
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Categories : Misc. User Tools
Software type : AutoCAD 2012
Rename File To : October2011HTH/,October2011HTH/1011Harry-ReadMe.txt,October2011HTH/acaddoc.lsp,October2011HTH/Bisector.lsp,October2011HTH/DistanceBetweenPoints.LSP,October2011HTH/layfrzcontrol.lsp,October2011HTH/RenameBlock.lsp,October2011HTH/RMB.lsp,October2011HTH/ZoomExtentsInAllLayouts.LSP
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For October, Harry's picks include the following:

Determine Distance between Points on an Entity — Alan Thompson — Pick any two points on a valid object (line, circle, arc, polyline, spline, etc.) and the distance along the object between those two points is reported — no more tracing polyline segments or making a copy of an object and breaking it.

Zoom Extents in All Layouts — Alan Thompson — If you work with multiple layouts in AutoCAD, this is a quick way to ensure that each one is zoomed to its extents.

Linear Entity Bisector — Kent Cooper — Create a bisecting angle entity for virtually any two linear objects selected. If you pick an unsupported entity, such as a circle, arc, spline, or text, the program will simply ask you to pick again.

Rename a Pasted Block — Kent Cooper — Choose a block insertion on the screen and give it a new name without having to list its current name first.

Rotate Multiple Blocks — Theodorus Winata — This simple but powerful routine allows you to rotate multiple blocks about their insertion point, to an angle relative to each individual block's current angle.

Modemacro Tip — Matt Sibum — Use the Modemacro system variable to cause the status bar area of AutoCAD to display useful information.

Improved Layer Freeze — Matt Sibum — Unlike the Layer Freeze AutoCAD command, with this routine you can pick an object on the current layer.


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Comment by Cooper,Kent
Posted on 2012-02-16 08:59:00
The "Linear Entity Bisector" link results in a "Page not found" error, because the page has been renamed. It is Tip #3756, now more accurately/descriptively titled "Bisect Angle/Spacing between Straight Entities".