Category Archive for: Getting and Exchanging Data from Drawings

Getting and Exchanging Data from Drawings

AutoCAD drawings contain a wealth of data. In them, you can find graphic information such as distances and angles between objects, as well as precise areas and the properties of objects. But as you become more involved with AutoCAD, you will find that you also need data of a different nature. For example, as you begin to work in…

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Getting General Information

So far in this book, you’ve seen how to get data about the geometry of your drawing. There is also a set of tools available to access the general state of your drawings. You can gather information about the time at which a drawing was created and last edited, or the status of current settings in a…

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Acess To The Acad.Log File

If you want to have easy access to the >9 fife. place a shortcut tel: your AutoCAD 2000 program group. Here’s how it’s done: 1. Open Windows Explorer and locate and highlight the Acad.logfile. 2. Right-click the Acad. 109 file. 3. In the popup menu, select Create Shortcut. A new file named Shortcut to Acad.log is…

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Recovering Corrupted Files

No system is perfect. Eventually, you will encounter a file that is corrupted in some way. AutoCAD offers two tools that can frequently salvage a corrupted file: Audit and Recover.Audit allows you to check a file that you are able to open, but you suspect has some problem. Recover allows you to open a file that is so…

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Exchanging File with Earlier Releases

One persistent dilemma that has plagued AutoCAD users is how to exchange files between earlier versions of the program, In the past, if you upgraded your AutoCAD, you were locked out from exchanging your drawings with people using earlier versions. Release 12 alleviated this difficulty by making Release12 files compatible. with Rele-a,se 1.1 files. Using AutoCAD Drawings in…

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WMF Output

The Wmdows Metafile (WMF) file type is one of the more popular vector file formatsin Windows. It can be opened and edited by most illustration progra ms, including CorelDraw and Adobe illustrator. Most word-processing, database, and spreadsheet programs can also import WMF files. It’s a great option for AutoCAD file export because it preserves TrueType fonts and…

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Editing Links

Once you’ve pasted an object with links, you can control the link by selecting. Edit >OLE Links (Olelinks): If there are no linked objects in the drawing, this option does nothing; otherwise it opens the Links dialog box. The following list describes the options available in the Links dialog box: Cancel Does just that. It cancels the…

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