CADDManager on July 13th, 2009

XREFs are one of the most powerful and the most confounding tools that AutoCAD and other CAD programs have introduced. Get them right (which is actually easy to do) and your work is much easier and well coordinated. Get them wrong (which can happen) and you can get twisted into a knot so tight that [...]

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CADDManager on February 20th, 2007

Having created many shortcut routines in LISP over the years, I have also developed certain guidelines for naming those shortcuts. Here are my guidelines for short key in names… Keep them on the left side of the keyboard – close to the left hand that usually rests on the keyboard Keep them key-able with one [...]

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CADDManager on January 22nd, 2007

CADD Manager Code Link! I have used this program forever. And it is GREAT! XRP – generate relative paths for XREFs – Xrp2004.lsp – created by Mark McDonough From the author – “I wrote this for AutoCAD R14 (7 years ago) and I keep waiting for AutoCAD to fully embrace “Xref Relative Pathing”. But even [...]

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CADDManager on October 4th, 2006

Don’t be afraid to try creating a LISP routine. It is the easiest first step into getting AutoCAD to do those little things that you hate to do. Those repetitive tasks that can easily be strung together in a routine. Those items that creation is becoming a chore. Draw them in LISP. Here are some [...]

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CADDManager on October 2nd, 2006

I have needed many LISP routines over the years and the most bang for the buck comes from the ones that perform little functions that are (for some reason) not part of AutoCAD. In the process I have created many and gotten many from others who have posted them on the web or way back [...]

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