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Bringing the Power to CAD

Some AutoCAD Tips By Elise Moss
Disappearing Wall Hatches...

If you aren't seeing the hatches in your walls in ADT, check your MaxHatch value.

MaxHatch is a registry value that determines how many lines can be created
in a single hatch. If the number of lines in the hatch exceeds the value in
the variable the hatch will not be created. Primarily used for keeping file
size smaller and keeping drawings more manageble. The default value is
10000, but can be increased up to 10000000 by entering the following at the
command line:
(setenv "MaxHatch" "10000000")
It is case sensitive.
Use caution as - the higher you go , the slower you go.

XP and Autodesk - is it a Match?....

Autodesk's AutoCAD 2002 and AutoCAD Map 5 software work on Windows XP
Professional, but not on Windows XP Home. AutoCAD LT 2002 and
QuickCAD 8 run on both. All other products are still in testing.

You can read more about Windows XP Compatibility and Autodesk products at:


VBA Code A Day...

Randall Rath has put together a revamped website for users who want to learn VBA for AutoCAD.
Randall offers one of the best resources on the web for VBA. He has an ezine where he mails you a Code A Day of VBA.
It is a bit overwhelming - a lot of code after a while, but what a great free service!
I store the daily code snippets in a separate directory and then use them as a resource when I have a VBA project.



The contractor you hired needs an AutoCAD drawing of all the water and sewer infrastructure for a two block area, but all your data is in ArcView shapefiles. You need to edit some of the facilities data you share with the engineering department but all their data is in AutoCAD drawings and they would like to keep it that way

Sounds familiar? CAD Fusion provides a solution to the trials and tribulations of dealing with AutoCAD data and users by providing you with the ability to export any kind of feature theme into AutoCAD drawing files and edit native drawing files within the familiar ArcView environment.

CASD Fusion has a free download for ArcView users at


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