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CAD Drawing Commands

  • Custom Hatch Patterns

    IntelliCAD and AutoCAD (the CAD engine used as the basis for embeddedCAD and inCAD) are delivered with a range of Predefined hatch patterns that you can access when you open the Boundary Hatch Dialog:...

  • Gap Tolerance Setting can affect Hatching, Boundary Creation or Fast Area

    Sometimes you see the message: Valid hatch boundary not found. If the boundary should be considered closed, either zoom out so the boundary fully displays or adjust the gap tolerance value. ...when se...

  • Resetting drawing to default with Wblock command

    In this article, we will be turning a drawing into a block, then inserting it into a new drawing. Users may wish to do this if they are running into trouble with their drawing and would like to reset ...

  • Hatch Pattern not displaying as expected

    It's possible to have the exact same hatch pattern display as expected in one drawing, and look completely different in another drawing. One potential reason for this may be the coordinate values of t...

  • WBlock to a File and Insert it in a Drawing

    Here are the steps to follow to create a Block which will be saved as a file. This is done by using the Wblock command (write block). Once this block is saved you will be able to insert it in other dr...

  • Grids - How to create a mapping grid

    1)‚ Mapping Grid If all you need to do is draw a grid on top of your drawing as a visual reference then this command will do just that for you. The Grid can be drawn to look like little plus signs or ...

  • 2D versus 3D questions and answers

    A high percentage of my technical support phone calls have to do with the topic of 2 Dimensional vs. 3 Dimensional linework. Many clients do not realize that they are drawing 3D linework when in fact ...

  • Align Command

    If you need to Move and Rotate and possibly even Scale a portion of a job to match another, in older versions of MSCAD each of these steps had to be done 1 at a time with the appropriate commands. MSC...

  • I need to create an Easement across my job. Do you have a routine to do this.

    We have a routine called Right-of-Way that will take a traverse line and allow you to offset it by any amount on either side of the traverse line. It asks for opening and closing intersecting directio...

  • Can't trim my lines

    If you have drawn your linework in full 3D, meaning you have elevations assigned to the ends of the lines, then the 2 lines probably do not intersect so the trim command will not work. The lines must ...