This week’s Promine’s AutoCAD tip of the week covers a useful trick to construct a take down back (TDB) in areas for truck dumping. This can be done using the PLATDB command.
The BLOCK command allows to save a drawing as a block. First, type in “BLOCK”, insert a block name and click “Pick point” to choose the base point of the block. Then, click “Select objects” and select the drawing you want to save as a block. Once the configuration is done, click “OK”.
This tutorial explains how to use the AutoCAD DONUT command to create donut-shaped figures that consist of disks that have had another disk removed from the center. This can be used in conjunction with the EXTRUDE command to create cylindrical objects with hollow centers.
This TOTW explain how to use the AUTOCAD command DATAEXTRACTION in order to export SURVEYED points COORDINATES to an external file such as csv ,txt or excel file from an existing drawing.
This week we are going to cover the UCSDETECT variable. This turns on or off the dynamic UCS acquisition and aligns the UCS with planar faces. When working on a section and drawing polylines this can lead to the polylines not showing up on the section as the UCS is turned to a 3D solid that is not on the section.
This week we are covering a new command that was added to the Promine Solids module. Slice Solids with the short cut PromSlice allows the user to cut a solid along a polyline perpendicular to the viewing direction. This allows for a quick division of solids into multiples along any desired axis.
The track command allows the user to locate a point using a series of temporary points. It is very efficient because it allows to locate a point directly without having to draw a set of lines to determine the location. Tracking turns on Ortho mode and can be used with Snap mode.