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…

If you are thinking that your drawing does not need optimization then think again, maybe you are missing great benefits of having a clean drawing. An optimized drawing with a minimum amount of unnecessary data tends to perform faster, the drawing load time is significantly better and chances of drawing corruption also reduce to a great extent. In this article,…

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….

Wildcards are special characters that represent one or more characters in a string of characters. AutoCAD supports most of the popular wildcard characters. You can see a list of supported wildcard characters in AutoCAD on this Autodesk knowledge network page. As an example, XYZ* would mean any string of characters where first three characters are XYZ and remaining characters can be anything represented…

In this article, I have listed six AutoCAD text related features which can be used to make your CAD workflow more productive. TEXTFIT: This command can be used to change the width of text to fit it in the required space like title block or inside small objects of drawing keeping its height unchanged. This command works only for single line text. Type…

In this article, I will explain methods by which you can import and export a table from AutoCAD to Excel. Let’s first start with importing a table. Importing the table in AutoCAD: In AutoCAD, you can import excel table as OLE object which is linked to its original source or as an independent AutoCAD table where it is not linked to its…