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  1. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: AutoCAD Drawing Area - what color do you use?

    The color of the AutoCAD drawing area has changed quite a bit over the years. Do you always use the color Autodesk has chosen for you or do you have your own personal preference? Take the poll and...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 11th Oct 2011 01:05 pm
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Show your AutoCAD screen thread

    Ok, pretty simple. Let's all share our AutoCAD screen shots. Keep it simple. What you see each morning when you start AutoCAD up. No work images just the default dwg.

    Started by f700es‎, 21st Mar 2013 03:22 pm
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please Read This Before Posting

    If you require help with AutoCAD, it's really important to mention the AutoCAD version you are using in the question. This will help everyone to answer your question more quickly. There's a massive...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 12th Nov 2002 04:29 pm
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  1. Question Help with quick way to set styles to current?

    Is there a way to *quickly* set a style to current? What I'd really like to see AutoCAD have is a right-click option for this. Such as, if I click on a Dimension Style, I can right-click and select...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 7th Jul 2015 02:36 am
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    8th Jul 2015 01:57 pm Go to last post
  2. Mask margin around a polyline

    I wish to draw a cable route across a cluttered site plan, is there a way to create a mask boundary margin around my polyline (cable route) to make it stand out, or any other suggestions would be...

    Started by richard3009‎, 8th Jul 2015 09:04 am
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    8th Jul 2015 11:21 am Go to last post
  3. Need a quicker "move everything on this items layer"

    I'm looking for a faster way to pick an item, and move everything on that item's layer. I've got a lot of civil plans that I want to move information we don't currently need off to the side of...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 26th Jun 2015 07:23 pm
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    7th Jul 2015 02:01 pm Go to last post
  4. Convert multi-line MTEXT into CAD table with multiple cells

    Is there a command or a .lsp that converts individual lines within a single MTEXT object into a CAD table with rows and columns? Unfortunately, Excel is not installed locally on my computer, so I...

    Started by nrschmid‎, 6th Jul 2015 07:01 pm
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    7th Jul 2015 10:56 am Go to last post
  5. This is the Weirdest File I've Ever Seen

    Help. I've posted a file in this post. It's downloaded from one of our manufacturers, whom we have used files from in the past. There is supposedly geometry in the model space, but I can't find...

    Started by resullins‎, 1st Jul 2015 10:57 pm
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    3rd Jul 2015 12:09 am Go to last post
  6. 2016 selection operation

    I don't if anybody has noticed this or not but when I go to select an object to edit if I hold down the left mouse button I can free form the selection area and if I just click once then it's the...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 30th Jun 2015 04:12 pm
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    1st Jul 2015 07:32 am Go to last post
  7. Autocad blocks having loaded automatically from specific directory or file!!!

    Hi Everyone I know this and similar questions have already been posted in many forums, and before you start copy pasting links of other threads, you have to know that I probably have seen them...

    Started by yudjee‎, 28th Jun 2015 08:29 pm
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  8. Printer / plotter search

    I've been asked by my boss to keep an eye open for a printer that can print 11 x 17. I prefer laser simply to keep the printing costs down. I know this community has lots of expertise and can lend...

    Started by JamFam‎, 27th Jun 2015 07:31 am
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  9. Question How do you draw landscape tree and shrub symbols?

    How do you draw landscape tree and shrub symbols? Do you have to have a add-on? If so are there free add-ons for landscape symbols?

    Started by dirtflirt‎, 30th Sep 2010 05:36 pm
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  10. How to adjust the length of two rectangles at once

    Hi all, does anyone know how can I adjust the length of two or more rectangular shaped objects at once? I tried to put all these objects into one block, add stretch action to them, then chain the...

    Started by zack8576‎, 25th Jun 2015 01:08 pm
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  11. linetype

    having trouble with a linetype it is an electrical linetype we use all the time with no problems ---E---E---E---E I import it into my drawing then matchprop the polyline. It changes color...

    Started by rookie37‎, 27th Aug 2008 11:46 pm
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    22nd Jun 2015 06:51 pm Go to last post
  12. Line/Arc drawing

    hi , just wanna know, using pline with arc asd an argument let us draw lines and curves dynamically. i want to draw a rebar with curved corner dynamically, what is the right combination...

    Started by samifox‎, 18th Jun 2015 12:14 pm
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    19th Jun 2015 05:08 am Go to last post
  13. Plot problems

    Hello, i am facing problem with plotting. I use Autocad 2015 on Mac. I have uninstalled Autocad and install it again. I have reseted all settings but keeps plotting Dashed lines and circles like...

    Started by OlgaPal94‎, 15th Jun 2015 08:13 pm
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  14. Data extraction of total area and sub-areas

    Hello everyone, First time posting in CADTutor but long time reader. I tried to find an answer to my question before posting but unfortunatly I was not able to find it. What I need to do is...

    Started by MrLeX‎, 16th Jun 2015 02:34 pm
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  15. dyanmic blocks

    I have not been here in along time but I am looking to create a dynamic block with text that stays in the middle when the line stretches. the text will stay the same but I need it to be centered on...

    Started by squareknees‎, 15th Jun 2015 08:35 pm
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  16. Standard Symbols - Card Access

    We are doing the design for a small casino HR building, for all the low voltage systems. We are an AV contractor, and don't have standards in place for other disciplines. What are the standard...

    Started by resullins‎, 5th Jun 2015 03:10 pm
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  17. How to seek out close lines

    In my work I need to messure if cirkels are put to close together, is there a tool in AutoCad or a plug in, that can seek out cirkels that are to close. At one point I have seen a searching tool that...

    Started by Mads Refsgaard‎, 15th Jun 2015 08:11 am
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    15th Jun 2015 12:10 pm Go to last post
  18. Hatch displaying as solid (visual problem)

    I have a hatch (that is not solid). Sometimes it displays as a solid hatch though, although if I move the hatch (even slightly) the display issue is resolved and the hatch displays properly (i.e. not...

    Started by Organic‎, 22nd Jan 2012 11:12 am
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    15th Jun 2015 10:27 am Go to last post
  19. Smile LDD 2004 Line Label Precision

    I am using Land Desk Top 2004. I have a map that defines the line in tenths of a second (250d 25' 20.2") Is there a way to set my labels to tenths of a second? When I type the direction in tenths...

    Started by kapureef‎, 9th Jun 2015 10:33 pm
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    9th Jun 2015 10:38 pm Go to last post
  20. X-reference Reloading

    X-reference reloading. I have recently started using X-references. I noticed that every time I close & open a drawing the x-reference reload every time. The machine seems to reload the same...

    Started by muck‎, 9th Jun 2015 02:47 pm
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    9th Jun 2015 08:50 pm Go to last post
  21. Calculate

    Hi there I am trying to calculate length of polylines that a part of them are in a distance of another. Is there a way to routine this process

    Started by m_sherif005‎, 6th Jun 2015 07:59 am
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  22. problem with mouse

    I have a strange mouse problem. I bought a new laptop Toshiba Satellite C50. I am using AutoCAD mostly for 2D drawings. Every time I use command aliases I have to wait 1-2 sec so that I can select...

    Started by ivanveliki‎, 5th Jun 2015 10:09 am
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  23. Incremental Save Percentage

    Hi ive goggled “ Incremental Save percentage” and played with it a bit. Please correct me if im wrong, Quick save is allowed by maintaining a new database of the modified data only, its pretty...

    Started by samifox‎, 3rd Jun 2015 04:21 pm
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    4th Jun 2015 04:42 pm Go to last post
  24. How to upload photos

    I upload a photo but it failed, then i tried to refresh,but it didnt work.Where is the problem,who can tell me?Thanks!

    Started by ellasmoth‎, 2nd Jun 2015 03:56 am
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    4th Jun 2015 03:06 am Go to last post
  25. Floating File Path on screen AutoCad 2016

    I am not sure if this is a Bug in the program or if there is a setting that needs adjusting. Below is an image of my problem. All most in the middle of the screen it shows a file path of the drawing...

    Started by Ashishs‎, 28th May 2015 07:19 am
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