Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video System Variables, part of AutoCAD: Express Tools Workflow.
- [Instructor] Another really neat little command…that you have in the Tools panel in the Express Tools tab…on the ribbon is the System Variables command.…This brings up a little dialogue box, and allows you…to edit system variables within AutoCAD itself.…So, for example, I know that I've set…my Startup Variable to 1 in my version of AutoCAD.…Which means when I click on the New icon…in the Quick Access toolbar, it brings up…this particular Startup dialogue box.…So, if I now go into the Tools panel here,…on the Express Tools tab, and select System Variables here,…you'll notice I've got startup there,…so all I've got to do is type it in,…so s-t-a-r-t-u-p, like that, and it searches for startup.…
So, the new value I can change,…so if I do that, and change that to 0,…like so, the current value is 1,…the initial value in AutoCAD was 3.…So, if I now OK that, that's changed…the value of the Startup Variable.…So, if I click on New now, you'll notice…it goes to the Standard Template dialogue box, like so.…So, if I just cancel that now,…
- Using Explode Attributes, Replace Block, and List Properties
- Exporting and importing attributes
- Converting block to XREF
- Copying, extending, and trimming nested objects
- Working with Arc-Aligned Text and Modify Text
- Masking and unmasking text
- Modifying using Stretch Multiple and Extended Clip
- Changing layouts with Align Space, Synchronize Viewports, and Merge Layout
- Using Super Hatch
- Resetting text and modifying text
- Importing and exporting dimension styles
- Working with Xdata
Skill Level Intermediate
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