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Troublesome text, units & scales, object snaps, dimensions, annotation, linetypes, toolbars, geometry, measurement...? Help is at hand.

  1. Profiles

    It seems that whenever I have a drawing crash and I re-start ACAD that invariably some settings and variables are lost or changed. When I restore a good profile some of those variables do not re-set...

    Started by madriver‎, Yesterday 02:23 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    Today 01:02 am Go to last post
  2. Grip Problem

    drawing crash and now my grips do not show up when I select line command and try and draw from the end or midpoint of an existing line or object. They do show up when I hit the line or object. ...

    Started by madriver‎, Yesterday 01:24 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday 02:16 pm Go to last post
  3. Cant select attribute

    Wow I'm able to upload! I'm trying to select the attribute to rotate with the block when I need to turn it around. But when I try to select it add to the selection set of the action I can pick the...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 2nd Jul 2015 07:19 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Jul 2015 07:22 pm Go to last post
  4. Tool Palette - Dynamic Lightening Bolt

    I have several dynamic blocks on my tool palette, some show up with a nice lightening bolt and some do not. What causes this? Thanks.

    Started by iconeo‎, 26th Jun 2015 10:25 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    1st Jul 2015 06:20 pm Go to last post
  5. True Perspective solution needed please.

    Good day, Any suggestions on how to work out the true perspective of a glass segment on an 33.8 degree angle? I did try on the right-hand side, get stuck thereafter. ...

    Started by Guitte‎, 24th Jun 2015 11:15 am
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    • Replies: 35
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    30th Jun 2015 10:45 pm Go to last post
  6. Modify LINE command repeat action

    Hi, Is there a way to modify the LINE command so that it doesn't start a new line at the end of the previous one? So, if I click at 4 spots, instead of making 3 lines, it would make 2 lines:...

    Started by Stevesteve‎, 9th Jun 2015 08:18 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    30th Jun 2015 03:45 pm Go to last post
  7. Unhappy Complex linetype (with text) problem

    I used express tools (2015) to put together a linetype with text (to indicate buried services). A broken line with text inserted in the gap, but my new linetype shows the text not in the gap but...

    Started by astitchintimesaves9‎, 26th Jun 2015 05:04 am
    complex linetype text
    • Replies: 3
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    26th Jun 2015 11:37 am Go to last post
  8. Dimension formula

    Hello all, I would like to change the dimensions measured by 1/2" on panels measured within our acad drawings as we order materials 1/2" shorter. To date, we manually dimension each item drawn...

    Started by steelcom‎, 22nd Jun 2015 04:03 am
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    • Replies: 44
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    26th Jun 2015 03:31 am Go to last post
  9. OSNAP not working with pasted items

    Hello, I am working with a couple different drawings in AutoCAD 2007, and pasting items between them. For some reason, I am unable to use object snap on items that have been pasted into the main...

    Started by help please‎, 24th Jun 2015 09:47 pm
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
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    25th Jun 2015 09:10 pm Go to last post
  10. Help - I can`t make dimensions from this drawing

    I have received important file from another 2d drafting program wich i dont know the name. The problem is that i work in autocad and i want to give dimensions to this object in autocad in...

    Started by 4RIDERS‎, 24th Jun 2015 03:45 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    25th Jun 2015 11:48 am Go to last post

    Hi all.. can help me how to convert 3d polyline to 2d polyline in autocad 2008? thank you..

    Started by Mark_Anif‎, 24th Jun 2015 07:00 am
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 243
    24th Jun 2015 02:18 pm Go to last post
  12. Snap Strength Block Paramter?

    This is more of a curiosity question, trying to determine if such a thing even exists. I've been fiddling with improving efficiency of our drawings by delving in to the more complex capabilities...

    Started by Minandreas‎, 22nd Jun 2015 07:50 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    24th Jun 2015 03:49 am Go to last post
  13. ghost Blocks

    I bound (Bind>Insert) some xrefs so they became Blocks; they disappeared from the Xrefs dialog - good - I didn't need to Detach them. Then I Renamed them - but the old names persisted alonside the...

    Started by fostertom‎, 18th Jun 2015 05:49 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    18th Jun 2015 07:01 pm Go to last post
  14. Layout Scale Issues

    Hello, The layout scale in my drawing is set to 1:1 (image 1). However, the object is clearly not 6 inches, as it would be more than half of the 8.5" width of the page (image 2). What is...

    Started by Brownbry10‎, 15th Jun 2015 11:20 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    18th Jun 2015 03:29 pm Go to last post
  15. Polar Tracking mess!

    Yo Folks! AutoCAD (civil 3D, but I doubt that it is a civil-problem really) 2015 today. Trying to draw a line and fails, here's what I do. I have Dynamic Input on and Polar Tracking is set to...

    Started by Tiger‎, 17th Jun 2015 03:06 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    18th Jun 2015 03:09 pm Go to last post
  16. Titleblock

    Is it just me or were you able to put a plot stamp on the title block so it would plot where you wanted it to? As appose to what they have now? I have title blocks for letter size, 11x17, and 24x36...

    Started by squareknees‎, 17th Jun 2015 04:24 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    18th Jun 2015 03:44 am Go to last post
  17. Unable to Copy and Paste

    I frequently use Designers drawing to extract lines and points quickly. However I currently have a drawing that doesn't appear to allow me to paste the polyline I have selected into a new drawing....

    Started by donaldo‎, 17th Jun 2015 03:11 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 286
    17th Jun 2015 04:56 pm Go to last post
  18. Smile Required Custom Linetype

    I am trying to customized linetype but there is no luck for this. I spend almost half day to create this linetype that the government is required us to follow their requirement. I attached the sample...

    Started by rengised‎, 14th Jun 2015 05:45 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    16th Jun 2015 11:30 am Go to last post
  19. Masking in paper space

    Is there a way to mask part of a drawing from a viewport in paper space? I am trying to plot a portion of a drawing which is not rectangular. So when I make a rectangular viewport, I get parts of...

    Started by jamerculture‎, 12th Jun 2015 10:40 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 296
    13th Jun 2015 12:42 am Go to last post
  20. Chprop dialog went missing

    Alright, newbie here but in the trade 20 yrs. Stupid but valid question......here I am working along and clicked something, not sure what and the doalog box applicable to chprop went missing. ...

    Started by DSD1055‎, 10th Jun 2015 09:19 pm
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 337
    11th Jun 2015 01:20 pm Go to last post
  21. Why delete command require 2 enters for the items to be deleted?

    I am not sure what happend. It use to be when select an items or items to be deleted, after pressing ENTER immediatly item is deleted. Now after the 1st ENTER, nothing happend, then when pressing...

    Started by vernonlee‎, 5th Jun 2015 12:46 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    11th Jun 2015 01:20 am Go to last post
  22. Question Quick calculator - vector - need help

    Hi, I want to use the quick calculator to draw a circle on a line in X units from an END point using the VEC variable, I used for example 5*vec1(end,end) but the circle is 5 units from the origin...

    Started by Faouweb‎, 8th Jun 2015 07:44 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 319
    10th Jun 2015 07:07 am Go to last post
  23. Print2CAD Software/ Convert Existing PDF drawing to DWG.

    Has anybody ever used this software follow link below, if this really work, it will be big time saver for me to convert from exiting PDF drawing to CAD, but my concern is the scaling, will it mess up...

    Started by Sengna‎, 2nd Sep 2013 09:04 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    9th Jun 2015 03:55 am Go to last post
  24. Question Object snap, insertion, turns itself on

    I'm not sure why but my object snap turns itself on. This happens when new drawings load, between commands and when I go from drawing to drawing. It's the insertion snap that turns on. Also the...

    Started by WPerciful‎, 8th Jun 2015 02:32 pm
    object snap, system variable, system variables
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 346
    9th Jun 2015 12:41 am Go to last post
  25. set angle tangent of polyline vertex

    I am trying to set angle to polyline vertex using pedit then edit - tangent the temp arrow drawn to show angle direction but nothing changed any reason for that please help i am using autocad 2013

    Started by motee-z‎, 7th Jun 2015 10:06 pm
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 403
    9th Jun 2015 12:18 am Go to last post

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