Each month in the Little Known CAD Commands That Rock series, I highlight some underused commands that I think have some pretty cool uses. Last month I talked about BCOUNT, SNAPANG, using M2P, and EXTRIM. In Part 5 of this series, I am going to discuss a few more commands and settings that I think can be useful in all AutoCAD-based software.
Command #15: Divide and Measure
The first commands that I will discuss are DIVIDE and MEASURE. If you have been using AutoCAD for a while, you are probably fully aware of these commands. If not, check out the video below where I show how to use them, what their differences are, and settings to keep in mind when using them.
Command #16: CLIPIT
The next command I will discuss is the CLIPIT command. This is a little different than other clipping commands because it works for images, xrefs, blocks, and even wipeouts. It allows for a polyline, circle, or arc to be used as the cutting edge. Check out the video below to see how to use this command.
Command #17: JPGOUT
The next command I will discuss is the JPGOUT command. Do you ever have to get quick images of your drawing created for a report or exhibit? Check out the video below to see how you can easily do this.
Command #18: Model Space View Tips & Tricks
The last topic I will discuss is tips and tricks for getting your model space to be viewed at a specific angle and how to get it back to a normal plan view. Check out the video below for all the tricks.
So that’s it for part 5 of this series. Be sure to check back for any upcoming installments of this series as I will continue to discuss more commands that you might find useful.