In AutoCAD you can find the area of closed geometries in many ways, the most obvious one is using AREA command. There are also some indirect ways of finding areas which are interesting and sometimes useful depending upon the situation. In this article I will explain three different methods of finding areas with AutoCAD, I will use the geometry shown in the…

The search feature of design center can be used to search drawing and its components like block, layer, linetype and dimension style. This search tool can help you in locating drawings even if you don’t know its location or name simply by knowing its components name. let’s take an example where we need to find a block named bent_pipe but we…

Generally you can export a drawing with its fonts, texture, materials, references, data links etc using e-transmit but unfortunately, it can’t export custom hatch pattern file (PAT) with the package and you have to add it in the package separately. But if you did not receive a drawing with PAT file then you can export it from drawing as well using…

In AutoCAD, there is no direct command for finding the number of entities with a particular property but you can harness features of quick select tool to do this task. I will illustrate this tool with the help of two simple examples. Finding the number of circles of particular radius: Let’s assume that we want to know the number of circles with…