All posts by Geoffrey Harrod

About Geoffrey Harrod

Geoff Harrod - BA, Grad. Diploma Information processing (UQ) Experience with many CAD products since 1980. Former AutoCAD system developer, university CAD lecturer, technical editor of MultiCAD Magazine and contributor to many other CAD publications. Authorised reseller & trainer for Cadsoft , TurboCAD and progeCAD.
  • IntelliCAD Block Explorer
    More About Blocks

    IntelliCAD Explorer looks and operates much like the Windows Explorer, but it is geared to showing and manipulating the components inside drawing files and setting their properties.  Drawing components include Layers, Linetypes, Styles, Coordinate Systems, Views, Blocks,...

    • Posted November 2, 2009
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  • Selecting a block already defined in the current drawing.
    Block Basics

    A frequent need in CAD is to use a set of pre-drawn symbols, such as schematic symbols in electronics or piping.  Some CAD products have special provision for symbol libraries and provide a system for selecting items...

    • Posted November 2, 2009
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  • Attaching and external reference file in the dialog launched from Drawing Explorer
    Externally Referenced Drawings (Xrefs)

    Using blocks to build a convenient component library reduce the drawing overhead associated with repetitive drawing geometry.  Now we look at the benefits of using external reference files and discuss appropriate ways of introducing them into your...

    • Posted November 2, 2009
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  • A simple model space sketch with a hole in the top right corner.
    Modelspace & Paperspace II

    To really use paper space effectively, we need to understand how to set up layers and dimensions. This article continues on from Modelspace & Paperspace I.

    • Posted November 2, 2009
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    Modelspace & Paperspace I

    Regardless of whether you're learning or re-learning CAD, it's important to understand the concepts of model and paper space.

    • Posted November 2, 2009
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  • A screen image of Excel showing the test data.
    Text Table Import to AutoCAD

    I have long bemoaned the absence of any support for tabulated text in AutoCAD, and so have many other people. It is a common need to place tables of textual information on drawings.

    • Posted August 5, 2009
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