Identity Crisis of Dynamic Blocks

Those using Dynamic Blocks have surely found their functionality quite stellar. That is until they stop being “dynamic”. Dynamic Blocks utilize something called an anonymous block name. This anonymous name is automatically generated by AutoCAD, and helps it manage things like visibility states. There is no real solution to the problem, although there is what …

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Keep your Attribute Text (Burst)

Attributed blocks can be friend or foe, especially if you’re not sure how to tame them. Let’s face it; from time to time they can be a little temperamental. Take for example exploding one of those pesky attributed blocks. Run the EXPLODE command on an attributed block and you’re not going to be given nice …

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Where’s my Civil 3D Panorama Window?

The Panorama Window is a great design resource when working with either alignments or profiles. However the Panorama Window can prove temperamental at times, and absolutely refuse to display. So the question remains, how do I get the darn thing back? In Civil 3D: Minimize the current drawing (not the Civil 3D session, but the …

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