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How to make DXF in Autocad and import DXF layout in STAAD.Pro?

Creating a centerline drawing from a beam column layout and exporting it as DXF will help it to be imported in STAAD.Pro. You can create the centerline the way you want, but here we have shown a method which is a quicker one we feel. The ultimate choice is with you about how to make it.

Here is a quick way.


1. Create 4 lines at two opposite corners.
2. Use fillet multiple to join them. you have made the bounding box.
3. Create lines in center where the beams will be coming.
4. extend them to the bounding box. Your DXF is ready.
5. select all the centerlines you just created and move them with upper left corner to 0,0,0.
6. Now, if your STAAD.Pro units are different than the CAD, scale your centerline drawing to the           appropriate scale factor.
7. write down "DXFOUT" command in command line. A saving window pops up. Select the location     where you want to save your DXF.
8. Go to tools -- ooptions -- DXF outions -- Check mark select object and chaneg 16 to 3 or the l…

How to remove field background in Autocad?

Many a times we use fields in the texts in Autocad drawings. By default the field background comes grayish white. It annoys us. We want to remove it as soon as possible. Here is how it looks like.



You can remove this background by setting fielddisplay value to 0.

Just type fielddisplay and it will be showing value 1, change it to 0 and press enter. you can see the difference. Here is how it looks like after setting fielddisplay value to 0.




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Shortcuts of Autocad.Basic Commands in Autocad?How to write text below Dimension line?How to see the dialogue box in Autocad?How to set units' format and precision?
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How to write text below dimension line in Autocad?

Here is a simple way to write text below dimension line. Just press \X (Backslash followed by capital x) and type your text. You have written text below dimension line. Here is how it looks like.



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Shortcuts of Autocad.Basic Commands in Autocad?How to see the dialogue box in Autocad?How to set units' format and precision?How to remove Field background? Hope you find it useful. Comment if you have doubts or suggestions. Like, tweet and + post if you find it useful. follow us to get more.

How to see dialog window in Autocad?

Sometimes, when you run an AutoCAD command that usually displays a file selection dialog window, you instead receive a prompt at the command line. You find it cumbersome to save the file to a particular place or select a particular file in such case. This is because FILEDIA variable is by default became 0. Follow the following procedure and you will be seeing the file selection window.

To display a dialog window when using the Open, Save As, etc. commands:
On the command line in AutoCAD, enter FILEDIA. Enter 1 for the value.Enjoy.
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Shortcuts of Autocad.Basic Commands in Autocad?How to write text below Dimension line?How to set units' format and precision?How to remove Field background? Hope you find it useful. Comment if you have doubts or suggestions. Like, tweet and + post if you find it useful. follow us to get more.

What are the shortcuts of commands in Autocad?

Here are short cut keys for commands in autocad. enjoy the faster cad. AARCDraw an arc ALALIGNAlign an object with another APAPPLOADOpens application load dialogue box ARARRAYOpens array dialogue box AUDITAUDITAudit drawing for errors AVDSVIEWEROpens ariel view of drawing BBLOCKOpens block dialogue box CCIRCLEDraw a circle COCOPYCopy an object CHACHAMFERChamfer between 2 non-parallel lines COLCOLOROpens select color dialogue box DDIMSTYLEOpens dimstyle manager DCADCENTEROpens designcenter DIDISTCheck a distance DIVDIVIDEInserts point node a set division DO

How to convert a drawing from inches to centimeters in Autocad?

To convert a drawing from inches to centimeters Click Modify menu --> Scale. At the Select Objects prompt, enter all. All objects in the drawing are selected for scaling. Enter a base point of *0,0. Scaling will be relative to the world coordinate system origin and the location of the drawing origin will remain at the WCS origin. Enter a scale factor of 2.54 (there are 2.54 centimeters per inch). All objects in the drawing are now 2.54 times larger, corresponding to the equivalent distance in centimeters.  Hope you find it useful. Comment if you have doubts or suggestions. Like, tweet and + post if you find it useful. follow us to get more.

what are the basic commands of autocad?

Here are some basic commands of autocad to help you start learning autocad.

LINE: Draws straight lines between two points
Command: LINE (enter)
From Point: (pick a point using the mouse)
To Point: (Pick a point using the mouse)
To Point: (Press return to end the command)

CIRCLE: Draws circles of any size.
Command: Circle (enter)
3P/2P/TTR/<center point>: (pick a center point)
Diameter or <Radius>: (Pick a point on the circle)

ARC: Draws an arc (any part of a circle or curve) through three known points.
Command: ARC (enter)
Center/ < Start point > : (pick the first point on the arc)
Center/End/ < Second point > : C
Center: (pick the arc's center point)
Angle/Length of chord/ <End point > : (pick the arc endpoint)

LIMITS: Sets the size of the drawing paper. For size "A" drawing paper the limits should be set for 10.5 x 8.
Command: LIMITS (enter)
On/Off/Lower left corner <0.0000> (enter)
Upper right corner: 10.5,8 (enter

ZOOM: Enlarges or red…