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AutoLISP, AutoSAVE + Drawing Recovery
February 16, 2011

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Using AutoLISP Files in AutoCAD

I started using AutoCAD way back on version 12, and like many users I was always looking for a way to make myself more efficient and utilize AutoCAD to its fullest potential. Most people are here looking for something that will help them do there jobs as efficiently as possible. Enter AutoLISP... Read the rest of the AutoLISP article here.


Using Autosave in AutoCAD

This next tip is one that is imperative for every AutoCAD user to know and utilize. Using the Autosave feature not only "just makes sense" it can be a potential life saver (or job saver).  The Autosave command/feature is just what it sounds like; it saves your work automatically.... Read more about AutoCAD's AutoSAVE feature.


Recovering an Autosaved Drawing in AutoCAD

Now that you have Autosave set up properly you should be feeling pretty confident about the safety of your drawing.  This is a great feature and it works wonderfully but what if the power does go out or your computer crashes?... Read the rest of Recovering Autosaved Drawings.

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Merging AutoCAD Layers Question

Q. I am using the LAYMRG command to do the merging but since all colors were set to BYLAYER beforehand, they all switch to the color of the new layer that they are merged to...

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Can an XREF Be Locked?

Q. I'd like to stop someone else from making changes to my XREF.

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