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Error Check and Clean

Are you opening a dxf file or using a dwg file that you did not create? If you are, it is good practice to perform a Check and Clean.

The Check command is a diagnostic tool for examining the current drawing and correcting errors. For any error detected, a description is provided in the command window.

The Clean command removes unused References from the drawing.

Flip Command

Use the Flip command to create a mirror copy of entities, deleting the source entities. The command contrasts to the Mirror command in that entities do not remain in their original positions when they move across the mirror axis. Instead they maintain the same relative position to the symmetry axis, but flip about the specified mirror axis. You can define the reflection axis freely by specifying two points. Use Ortho mode to force the mirror line to be parallel to the X- or the Y-axis of the coordinate system.




Use the Hatch/Fill command to fill enclosed areas or specified entities with a hatch pattern.

Hatching a drawing adds meaning and helps to differentiate the materials and areas.

Some drawing applications such as construction drawings require hatch patterns which can increase the clarity and legibility of a drawing. Along with patterns, you can apply solid hatches to fill in a bounded area with any color by selecting Fill in the Hatch type dialog.


DraftSight for Windows is now in general release. With that, there are some exciting new features that have been implemented. One such feature is the Tool Matrix. The Tool Matrix is a user interface that behaves like other palettes, such as the Properties Palette or the Reference Palette.




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