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Friday, July 28, 2017

17 AutoCAD Tips in High Definition Video

This tip was recorded in High Definition Video. I’ve attempted this on one of the last previous tips and a few people said they had issues with the sound. Hopefully that problem has been fixed. For the best picture quality, I recommend playing the video in full screen mode.

Please let me know what you think and if you have any problems by voting in the poll and posting your comments below.

This video covers 17 OSNAP options. Many of them will be a review for some of you, but I’d bet only a few really know how to use all of them. Let me know in the comment section.

Note: You may need the latest version of flash installed on you computer to view this video.

Note 2: Make sure to play this video FULL SCREEN to see it correctly.  Press the button at the bottom of the video window just to the left of the volume control.

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35 Responses to “17 AutoCAD Tips in High Definition Video”
  1. Stuart Sachs says:

    Hi Mike
    Thanks for the O-snap refresher.
    My only suggestion is rather than using the “None” selection, I find it quicker to toggle F3 that turns the snaps on and off. Yes, it’s not a single selection and you ahve to turn it back on, but your hand/fingers know where to go (you can tell I come with HotKey background) faster than C-rt clk, pick. Just a thought.

    Your tips are a great help – thanks

  2. great point. Thanks

  3. Ron Bouvy says:

    Great presentation

    I still experience problems with using tangent when trying to draw line tangent from one circle to tan to another especially if creating an “X”, if you will between them, as in drawing a fig “8”.

    Any good tip for how to do this?

    T^hanks again Mike, you are doing a great service”
    Ron Bouvy

  4. Tim Billings says:

    Thanks for the refresher on osnaps. The HD video quality is great and the sound is a lot better.

  5. Jos vd Heijden says:

    Dear Mike
    You let see that there is more to do with osnaps. Some times parts are forgoten and such tutorials become valuable. I look gladly such tutorials because you can see and hear what its explaned. The image and sound is of good kwalitiet. I look fullscreen on a 24 inch monitor with a 512mb videokaart.

    Greetings Jos

  6. Kenneth Hayes says:

    How about this one. Hover over the area where the intended object-snap resides (don’t pick) and hit the Tab key until the correct object snap displays.

  7. oh yes. I forgot to mention that. Thanks so much.

  8. Mike Ng says:

    Dear Mike,

    Thanks for Great AutoCAD 2009 tutorial ………Keep it out the excellent service for sharing.

  9. LEN HOSKEN says:

    Hello Mike
    I thought the picture quality was much better than previously and the sound was fine, however I lost the video when you were showing how to, on the intersection lines demo.
    I tried several times turning it to the start position, but had no luck.
    It may be my PC or the broadband which use, I will try again to view it later.
    Thanks for all your help.
    From the 73 year old novis here in England!
    Best wishes to you and your family.

  10. LEN HOSKEN says:

    Hello Mike
    Would it be possible for you to send the 17 Osnap solutions to me again, as I had a problem trying to view the video.
    I lost the picture whilst at the Intersection snap.
    Thank you

  11. Make sure you pick the Tangent osnap for each circle. If you are doing an override, this means you will pick line, then “tangent”, then pick your circle, then pick “tangent” again and pick your other circle. Hope that helps

  12. Kenneth, Great Tip. Thanks for posting

  13. Len,
    Is this the only one you were having trouble with or have all the videos given you problems?

  14. Len,
    What operating system are you using? What browser? Do you know if you are using the most up to date version of Flash?

  15. John says:

    Hi Mike,

    Thank you for all your excellent tutorials.

    Do you have anything on interactive blocks. A block that can be clicked on on screen and change via a drop down menu to other symbol options within a group. For example a Tel socket changes to an I.T point. It also has arrow to flip it or move it etc.
    Not sure what they are called but have seen the name WYSIG on them.

  16. Jodi says:

    Hey Mike!
    This is a great new format and a super way to review the tools. I, like everyone else I’m sure, get quite accustomed to using a limited number of tools for simplicity, For me it’s Line, Offset, Extend, Trim, Fillet and so on. I’ve used AutoCad for (I can’t believe I’m gonna say it) 18 years and so I’m from the “old school” typing short-cut era. I’ve lost a lot of “shorts” (ie. L, O, EXT, TR, C type commands. Master at the keyboard with one hand and mouse in the other. Could you do a review of this sometime?

  17. nca says:

    This kind of tutorial is really good. You have audio and video and most of the people understand things like this easily if they can hear and see. This is great!

    A little comment on John’s comment, I think he is talking about the Dynamic Block.

    Once again. Thank you Mike for helping other much better by adding a videoclips

  18. I’m making a shortcut summary sheet and will send it out soon.

  19. David says:

    I have not been able to open the video. I keep getting the message “video not found”. Please help, I really have learned alot from your tips.

  20. have you downloaded the latest version of Flash? What operating system are you using? What browser are you using? Are you able to view the other videos on the site?

  21. David says:

    I have the following:

    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    x86 based PC

    ADOBE Flash Player 10

    IE 7

    Since going to high definition, I have not been able to view any videos for quite a while.

    any help would greatly be appreciated.

    Thank You

  22. john says:

    this is fantastic sound is clear visuals are clear. you are really doing great for us. I am very grateful .

  23. Louis says:

    Good day Mike,

    I am new to AutoCad and a very visual person. The videos are just great!!! Hope to see more of them.

    Thanks for the tips.

  24. Kerry says:

    Great tutorial. Very easy to follow. I agree with Sturat Sachs about toggling F3 except I have my scroll button configured to the F3 key.
    I have “perpendicular” set on my OSMODE but do you have any idea why it would pick at the first point? This is really frustrating.
    Thanks a lot and am looking forward to nother tutorial.

  25. E. says:


    The content of the OSnap video has great tips. The picture quality is poor. Some of the lines in your demonstration don’t show up or are very faint. I viewed the video on a late model PC running Windows XP OS, using Firefox browser. I’ll check to see if I have updated to the latest flash version.

    Also, is there a way to maximize the video to display at full screen? The image is very small on my screen (19″ LCD monitor) and the text and details on the video are tiny and not legible.

    Thanks for the video.


  26. This video is in high definition, but you must play if full screen. To do so, press the icon that has four arrows pointing outward (just to the left of the volumn control) on the bottom of the video. That should solve your problem.

  27. Robert Zeis says:

    Mike the tips on the snaps are great, I really appreciate your site.

  28. mehmoodali says:

    Excellent, thanks for refreshing osnape

  29. mehmoodali says:

    thanks for refreshing osnap

  30. LRaquel says:

    Unfortunately IT Gods at the office won’t allow installations or upgrades to anything : ( So I can’t therefore vote on something I can’t see : )

  31. The video was great. Question, how about making the screen larger so one can view the entire screen? sound was great also.

    Thanks for your work it does help, even if i think i know what you are going to say.


  32. Thanks for the feedback. If you press the button on the bottom right of the player, directly to the left of the volume, it will play in full screen.

  33. Steve says:

    it was great on my computer too!
    Just a further note on the NONE option and using F3 to toggle, if you press F3 and HOLD it pressed it will act as a type of “none” for the duration you hold it, rather than actually toggling it off and then back on again.

  34. Cathryn says:

    Mike – love your tips. As someone who has taken classes and now used Autocad in one major school project (Interior Detailing), I’m still on a learning curve and find your tips so helpful and practical; they really fill in the gaps in my understanding and knowledge. The OSNAP tips are a perfect example. I wasn’t using a quarter of those commands and now I know what I’ve been missing. Thanks!

  35. Richard says:


    The video and sound quality was excellent. Thank you for the great tips & tricks. I look forward to your email every day.


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