Measuring Total Length and Total Areas from multiple objects with AutoCAD

autolispMy work involves a lot of measurements in order to get my quantities off the drawings and make the estimations I need. For this work I only work with AutoCAD. I strongly believe that it is more than enough as it comes with lots of good and handy tools to do the job. Although, some things still “missing” or at least it cannot cover anyone’s demand for commands.

The use of LISP and the creation of custom commands from scratch or manipulating/using what others have created can easily solve this “problem”.

One useful command I use almost every time I am on AutoCAD is TLEN. Continue reading

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Incredible AutoCAD 2018 Easter Egg

easter-eggsAutoCAD 2018 may not came with many updates from the previous edition, but this does not mean that there are no surprises!! Like other programs out there, the 2018 AutoCAD edition has its Easter Egg!  and it’s superb!!! Continue reading

Importing and Exporting point files to AutoCAD

There is often the need to import and export points in AutoCAD. Despite the fact that Civil 3D has an integrated tool for this kind of work, AutoCAD doesn’t. But, don’t be disappointed or try doing this thing manually. There are some ways to import and export points from AutoCAD too, even if we have to use some DIY stuff. Continue reading

New job demo

My role at my new job is to create the “as built” designs of the new optical fiber cables that are being placed all over the northern Greece. This includes the collection of information that I have to put on the drawings, the land surveying work on the field and finally the design itself. All the job is being done by me except the surveying fieldwork (land surveying renderings also done by me).

So take a look: Continue reading

Earthworks Volume Calculation (Demo work)

Being a site engineer always gets you involved with earthwork calculations. If you have a pc and a total station, things can be done easily and with high precision. The programs I use are AutoCAD Civil 3D (or Anadelta Tessera, I prefer Anadelta because of its better looking outcome), AutoCAD (if not using Civil 3D, for final retouching) and ofcourse Microsoft Excel. Continue reading

5 Great AutoLISP Scripts

I decided to post my favorite AutoLISP programs that I use extensively hoping that someone will find them useful. The two of them (as you can see in the code that I am providing) are written by me and their coding is very easy to understand and changed/tweaked (if someone has a bit of knowledge about AutoLISP). There are other two without their code provided by their authors but they are great (.vlx extension). Scripts can also be downloaded all together from here. Continue reading

AutoLISP Tonyscripts ver.1

Tony Scripts v.1
14/may/2014

—>>>Download Link<<<—

This LISP script is consisted by four different AutoLISP scripts
that allow you to do some things in AutoCAD faster than doing them manually. Continue reading