Now you see it… Now you don’t! Object Visibility in AutoCAD 2011

If you were a subscription holder in AutoCAD 2010 you got a sneak peek at this new AutoCAD 2011 feature that includes new tools that enable you to control object visibility independent from layer visibility control. The Object Visibility tools are accessible from the large light bulb icon on the status bar (Isolate Objects) or better yet, from the right‐click menu when objects are selected as well as when no objects are selected. When you use the Isolate Objects tool, only the selected objects remain visible in the drawing. All other objects are hidden.

Know Your Boundaries…

Have you ever wanted to see where the exact outside perimeter of a paper space viewport is in relation to model space? Well I am going to show you how to generate a polyline using the Boundary command in Layout that transfer itself to the representing area in Model space.

Here’s how…