There are many linetypes which are already available in AutoCAD but you can also add your own custom linetype to AutoCAD. In this article, I will use Make shape and Make linetype express tools for creating custom AutoCAD linetypes. I will use the example of the shape shown in the image below for this article. Making complex linetypes: To start making this…

Tool palettes are a great tool that offers quick access to many AutoCAD tools and commands. You can expand the usability of AutoCAD tool palettes by making your own palette to store favorite blocks, dimension style, hatch patterns and even commands. In this article, I will tell you about Making, Modifying, Exporting and importing tool palette. Let’s start with making…

Drafters generally have their own set of custom AutoCAD settings like default project file paths, template locations, linetypes, hatch patterns and printer defaults. When you change your workstation these settings need to be manually configured again in the software. But if you save these settings in your own custom profile then the settings can be transferred directly to a new…

AutoCAD offers lots of Arrow style for dimensions and leader lines but there might be situations when you simply need your own custom arrow style. This feature can be used to create symbols for geometric dimensioning and tolerancing features like flatness, cylindricity, runout etc. Symbols for these features are not available in standard arrow symbol library of AutoCAD and these…

Autodesk has abandoned its old classic workspace from AutoCAD 2015 and later versions but you can easily bring it back to its full glory with a few tweaks in your new AutoCAD software. You can restore the classic workspace in AutoCAD 2016 and 2017 versions (including 2015 version) using the tips mentioned in the article. Although I will also recommend…