Thursday, March 31, 2005


Dynamic blocks in pre-2006 versions

If you wonder how new dynamic blocks behave in older AutoCAD versions - it is so:
In older versions (2005, 2004...) these 'new style' blocks are represented as unnamed (anonymous) blocks. They will survive 'round-tripping' so they re-appear as dynamic blocks once you read the DWG file back in AutoCAD 2006. Be cautious not to REFEDIT or PURGE such anonymous blocks in the older AutoCAD versions as this would break the round-tripping functionality.

Thursday, March 24, 2005


Easter Egg in AutoCAD 2006?

With Easter 2005 coming - has already anybody found an Easter Egg in AutoCAD 2006?


CAD Forum - How to influence line spacing in AutoCAD texts?

I have never seen the "Line Spacing" option in MText - as I don't use the commandline version. See what I have missed because of that - CAD Forum - How to influence line spacing in AutoCAD texts?.


Packaging AutoCAD LT 2006

Between the Line publishes a 'behind the scenes' video showing packaging and shipping of AutoCAD LT - see
Packaging LT - video

Friday, March 18, 2005


Arithmetic expressions in AutoCAD dialogs

CAD Forum mentions a interesting new feature in the AutoCAD 2006 family - see Using expressions in AutoCAD dialog boxes.
I have tried this feature - works fine but do not forget to press the END key to evaluate the expression.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005


What are the .CUI files?

CAD Forum - What are the .CUI files? describes the CUI menu definitions in AutoCAD 2006.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005


AutoCAD 2006 is coming

AutoCAD 2006 is coming (and not only AutoCAD). See

I like the dynamic input feature and you can say farewell to your long friend - the commandline...

Wednesday, March 02, 2005


Where can I find BatchPlot for AutoCAD 2005 and higher?

CAD Forum tips answers a frequent question
Where can I find BatchPlot for AutoCAD 2005 and higher? and points to a new AutoCAD command - PUBLISH.


A look inside a DWF

Did you know you can look inside a DWF file and find some intersting XML and binary data there?
Shaan Hurley in Between the Lines: A look inside a DWF reports about the DWF structure.

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