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

  1. zoom direction

    Hello, I was just wondering how I can change the settings so that my drawing area zooms into the direction of where my mouse point is. I do not ever remember having to change this but as of now on...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 17th Dec 2014 10:26 pm
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  2. model / paper space missing

    for some reason the model / layout line has gone, can anyone help??

    Started by peterg‎, 17th Dec 2014 11:42 am
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Dec 2014 12:44 pm Go to last post
  3. Question Area Schedule Table

    Hello, I am trying to create a schedule table that will output the area of an object(s): polyline, roof, etc. I have been extensively experimenting with Schedule Table Styles and Property Set...

    Started by portableanswers‎, 16th Dec 2014 04:28 pm
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    16th Dec 2014 09:27 pm Go to last post
  4. Dimension text thickness.

    Hello everyone. I simply want to the lines of dimensions to be 0,25 mm thick, while the dimesion text itself to be 0,35 mm thick. How can I do it while there is no way to put dimension text into a...

    Started by sirostr‎, 16th Dec 2014 04:26 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    16th Dec 2014 06:36 pm Go to last post
  5. delete key not working in autocad

    Just out of nowhere just now, my delete key stopped function in autocad. It work fine in windows. any ideas?

    Started by b.muqlueen‎, 12th Mar 2008 06:14 pm
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    16th Dec 2014 10:59 am Go to last post
  6. Setting scale before starting a drawing(version 2005)

    I'm doing a practice drawing for a future employer. They want the drawing in a 3/8 scale. I think that scale factor is 32. I'm not sure how to set it up before I start the drawing.

    Started by sbronson37‎, 12th Dec 2014 12:05 pm
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    14th Dec 2014 11:57 am Go to last post
  7. How can I create a list abot my dynamic blocks?

    Hello guys, Is it possible to create a list in table about my dynamick blocks which is contain the different length, size and view of the blocks? Is it a command to list in table all of the...

    Started by gegenytibor‎, 11th Dec 2014 08:27 am
    dynamic blocks, list
    • Replies: 1
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    11th Dec 2014 09:29 am Go to last post
  8. Drawing Scale Issues

    Dimensions not matching line size. I draw a line at 250', dimensions say 250". Cannot attach file because it is too large. Drawing is located in Dropbox link below. ...

    Started by pdeveritt‎, 10th Dec 2014 06:36 pm
    scale issues
    • Replies: 7
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    10th Dec 2014 09:37 pm Go to last post
  9. Autocad 2014 clicking problems, windows 8.1

    Hi, I'm new here, in fact I signed up just to ask this. I've been using Autocad 2014 on my Windows 8 laptop with no problems, until I had to have the hard drive replaced, then the technicians...

    Started by lilymayoung‎, 10th Dec 2014 03:19 pm
    2014, autocad, clicking problem, windows 8.1
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Dec 2014 04:55 pm Go to last post
  10. Field / additional format / conversion factor

    I run Autocad 2010 on Windows XP, eventhough I always had this problem and never could find a solution. I have a problem when I copy a text with a surface field associated to a polyline. I have a...

    Started by duccioa‎, 10th Dec 2014 02:49 pm
    conversion factor, fields
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    10th Dec 2014 02:49 pm Go to last post
  11. Dimension Style - degrees, minutes, seconds

    Hey! Just wondering if anyone can help me identify what I'm missing here. I've set my dimension style to the following (I've added images) and what I'm getting is 90d0"0" instead of 90d00"00"...

    Started by drafting1768‎, 9th Dec 2014 09:34 pm
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    10th Dec 2014 10:06 am Go to last post
  12. Line Weight

    I'm using AutoCad Release 13. Is there a way to increase line weight? I'm converting my drawings to a .pdf file so that they can be printed at a local printer who doesn't have AutoCad. When they...

    Started by Bud in PA‎, 5th Dec 2014 07:27 am
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    line weights, pdf
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 633
    8th Dec 2014 05:57 pm Go to last post
  13. Section View

    Hi guys, I need help on how to do a section view. I wanted to do a very details drawing so I guess from now on, i'm going to use section view very frequent. Need a tips on this. I also search...

    Started by farycj‎, 6th Dec 2014 08:53 am
    • Replies: 6
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    8th Dec 2014 04:04 pm Go to last post
  14. Auto Cad Fonts

    I am setting up a file with a certain type style (Gotham Bold) that I created in Adobe Illustrator to send to a manufacturer for production of 1.5" letters that will be routed out of aluminum. My...

    Started by crdelahoz‎, 5th Dec 2014 05:02 pm
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    8th Dec 2014 02:50 pm Go to last post
  15. Layiso and the blocks

    Hello. I am cleaning up my dwg from some unwanted layers. I select one layer draw an object and layiso it to see what do I have in this layer, but it shows only that object I drew. So I guess some...

    Started by Olzhas‎, 5th Dec 2014 07:29 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    8th Dec 2014 12:46 pm Go to last post
  16. Trouble with scaling

    I have started a new job as a lighting designer and they use different methods as can be expected. The only problem is the boss wants it in a 1:50 scale on an A3 PDF as they have an A3 printer. I...

    Started by need15‎, 7th Dec 2014 06:17 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    8th Dec 2014 12:31 pm Go to last post
  17. Linetype Scaling issue when plotting to PDF

    I am having problems with custom line types not plotting correctly (or as shown in paper space) The line type will plot correctly in one direction but no the other, i have tried everything i can...

    Started by lannon1982‎, 1st Dec 2014 04:30 am
    • Replies: 8
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    8th Dec 2014 08:09 am Go to last post
  18. Drawing Properties

    Hi guys, Hm, i have problems on how to setup my drawings properties. Let say I start the drawing from zero, I want to create my drawing properties so I don't have to change the tittle block and my...

    Started by farycj‎, 6th Dec 2014 09:30 am
    • Replies: 5
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    8th Dec 2014 12:59 am Go to last post
  19. Angry So slow modify tools in my files??

    I worked in my files and everything is good until after something its became so slow in modify and draw commands :?o:) Whats wroung ???here is a part of my file ,any suggetion plzz

    Started by hosyn‎, 2nd Dec 2014 02:40 pm
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    • Replies: 14
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    6th Dec 2014 03:38 pm Go to last post
  20. Section called out didn't show on the paperspace??? Autocad 2014

    I got the section called out from the tool pallet, but for some reasons when i printed out on paperspace the the section called out didn't show up on the layout or on the print out. Any reason why? ...

    Started by Sengna‎, 3rd Dec 2014 08:34 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    5th Dec 2014 05:07 pm Go to last post
  21. How to input survey boundaries into CAD?

    I have been reading and watching tutorial videos for help. I have a PDF of an engineer's land survey and I need to add those coordinates into CAD so that I can do a building layout on the site. I...

    Started by pdeveritt‎, 4th Dec 2014 09:34 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    5th Dec 2014 02:01 am Go to last post
  22. AutoCAD 2013 snaps stop working.

    I usually use my right button on my mouse to pick endpoints, intersections etc but all suddenly when I do that AutoCAD 2013 will not let me pick my points on the screen. How do I solve this problem?...

    Started by muck‎, 7th Nov 2014 10:54 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    4th Dec 2014 01:26 pm Go to last post
  23. Unhappy Help! Can't convert drawing from mm to inches!!

    I am trying to convert a drawing from mm to inches which should be totally simple. Everytime I scale it in the drawing it becomes completely unreadable and looks insane. When I block the entire...

    Started by alexstephens7‎, 3rd Dec 2014 10:26 pm
    scale, scale block, scale drawing, troubleshooting
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Dec 2014 12:10 pm Go to last post
  24. Failure of osnaps in a pdf underlay after the pdf is scaled

    I noticed that after scaling the imported pdf, the osnaps do not work, when they were working before I scaled down the pdf. How come? I am using AutoCAD 2014 :cry: :pirate:

    Started by TadThurston‎, 3rd Dec 2014 11:01 pm
    pdf osnaps failure
    • Replies: 0
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    3rd Dec 2014 11:01 pm Go to last post
  25. Array rectangle command Autocad 2014??

    this is my first experience using array rectangle command in autocad 2014, i noticed that the objects had grouped or similar to block. How can i edit one of the stud but not effect the others. ex: i...

    Started by Sengna‎, 3rd Dec 2014 01:54 am
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd Dec 2014 09:44 pm Go to last post

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