How to get rid of those Overlapping lines/Duplicates in Autocad? -OVERKILL

A drawing file can have overlapping lines for many reasons:

1. Drafting errors leading to overlapping lines

2. A drawing exported from a 3D based application into Autocad

3. Drawings exchanged between consultants who will add their own lines

Whatever is the reason, we want to eliminate one of the lines & retain other, else it will be double printing & give wrong line thickness.

Command ÖVERKILL” is the tool to do this. If you din’t know this command, you would be using the tedious method of finding & deleting these overlapped lines.

Select the objects with overlapped lines, set the options to delete the duplicate objects & check the dwg.


SDS/2 Connect available for Revit 2015

The SDS/2 Add in for Revit 2015 is now available. Engineers working on Revit Structures can now seamlessly do the steelwork design to fabrication by collaborating  SDS/2 into Revit 2015. A free30 day trial is also available for the beginners to learn & explore the capabilities.

The add-in in Revit Structures helps Structural engineers, fabricators to become a part of the BIM workflow. A must try for the Steel connection details.

For more information go to


Revit Technology Conference(RTC) in Asia!

30-09-2014 21-48-43Revit Technology Conference (RTC) is expected to be held in Asia during October or November 2015.

RTC is a community that caters to the BIM Technology in the AEC industry. An educational & Networking event run ‘By Users For Users’

The large number of Revit users in Asian countries can benefit by this popular conference. So Asian community followers of BIM technology keep a watch here to know more about this.  RTC Asia.


EQ Display in Revit

The EQ Display in Revit Dimensions have been their ever since but to have them only on Two desired ends with the center dimension being different is also possible. This feature is useful in many ways. To get this ,

  eq dis

  1. Put the continuous dimensions as shown in figure
  2. Put the desired dimensions on both ends that are similar
  3. Right click on one end dimension as marked in the figure & put on Equal Display, the other end dimension which is also of same length, will change to EQ Display.
  4. Thus it is possible to maintain EQ display only at desired place & change the middle dimension accordingly
  5. Dim EQ