AutoCAD Express Tools is a collection of productivity tools that extend the power of AutoCAD.  These tools are provided as a courtesy to you but are unsupported. Autodesk does not assume any responsibility for their successful operation. You can install the Express Tools during the initial product installation or you can add them later using Add or Remove Programs in…

Revision clouds are geometries used in AutoCAD to drive attention of users to a certain part of the drawing. The revision clouds are Polylines in the shape of connected arcs and they can also be modified like a Polyline. The AutoCAD 2016 version came with completely revamped features of revision cloud. In this article, I will discuss these features in…

The feature of reversing the direction of an object was introduced in AutoCAD 2010 version. In most of the cases reversing the direction of an arc, line or polyline may seem useless because the symmetry makes it practically impossible to distinguish between original and reversed object. But take an example of linetype containing text as shown in the image below….

In AutoCAD this tool offers an efficient method of copying properties of one object to another with complete control over properties copied. Let’s assume that we have an object with particular set of properties like lineweight, linetype, layer and transparency assigned to it and we want to transfer exact properties of that object to another object in same or different…

Point filters in AutoCAD facilitate selection of some predefined points visually from drawing area by clicking on it. This feature is especially helpful for entering points in 3D but you can also use it in 2D drawings with the same efficiency. Although point filters might seem very intimidating to you in the beginning but with practice, you will be able…