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  1. Direct Distance Entry

    When moving/copying objects Using OSnap Tracking and Polar Tracking I can usually set base/destination points by specifying a distance from a snap point by getting the tacking hairs correct and just...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 27th May 2016 12:56 pm
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    28th May 2016 12:11 pm Go to last post
  2. Automatically snap perpendicular

    Is there a way for a line to snap perpendicularly automatically to the associated line without having click on the perpendicular snap icon or type "perp or per" BEFORE beginning to draw the line...

    Started by payden45‎, 27th May 2016 07:28 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    28th May 2016 07:37 am Go to last post
  3. Select object rather pick point when pulling hatch from palette?

    Hey guys! Do y'all know of a way to get ACAD to prompt for selecting object rather than picking an internal point when pulling a hatch pattern from a palette? Thanks, Liz

    Started by eyeofnewt555‎, 26th May 2016 12:56 pm
    hatch, lisp request, palettes
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    27th May 2016 08:21 pm Go to last post
  4. Can't explod hatch patterns

    I am using AutoCAD 2015 and I'm unable to explode hatch patterns. I tested the file with other computers in the office and it worked fine so it has to be a setting on my machine. Under the hatch and...

    Started by Sparky‎, 27th May 2016 02:08 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    27th May 2016 03:40 pm Go to last post
  5. Dynamic Block Text Visibility

    Hello, I am trying to create a dynamic block that shows a spiral conveyor in several different configurations. I have text that needs to be able to be turned off and on. I had it working until I...

    Started by jkoll66‎, 26th May 2016 05:05 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    27th May 2016 01:42 pm Go to last post
  6. Connecting lines with an arc

    Hi, Example: (image) U usually use the FILLET command to connect 2 lines with an arc. If that not works i go to the next best thing; Tan Tan Radius (Circle > T) But why does FILLET not...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 26th May 2016 10:30 am
    • Replies: 2
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    27th May 2016 04:06 am Go to last post
  7. Spline Curve Drawing Technique (Tips n Tricks)

    Is there any tips and tricks how to draw with spline curve? Is there any drawing technique (mechanical drawing) how to draw with spline curve? Please

    Started by basty‎, 23rd May 2016 08:17 am
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    26th May 2016 12:39 pm Go to last post
  8. Bezier curves vs. segmented curves

    I am looking for an explanation between smooth "bezier" curves and the curved shapes comprised of short straight lines. Thanks.

    Started by spiderartist‎, 5th Mar 2016 12:21 am
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    • Replies: 46
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    25th May 2016 12:29 pm Go to last post
  9. transfer points Easting ,Northing,Elevation,and Description on excel from autocad

    hi i have one auto cad drawing where many points are pasted with their x,y and z value and also their description.i need the points x,y,z,and description on excel.i cannot transfer those points to...

    Started by anindya‎, 22nd Aug 2014 09:11 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    25th May 2016 07:00 am Go to last post
  10. Text rotates in MTEXT while editing

    Hi all, whenever I enter the MTEXT editing function, then type a letter on any given line of text, that line rotates to the world UCS. This makes typing almost impossible, as the overlapping text...

    Started by Uomoviso‎, 14th May 2013 01:04 am
    • Replies: 3
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    25th May 2016 12:49 am Go to last post
  11. Northpoint 2016

    so I have recently moved jobs and they are using 2016. Normally when on paperspace and clicking in on the viewport, an option pops up on the layout ribbon with different northpoints that can be...

    Started by Fatjury‎, 19th May 2016 08:43 am
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    24th May 2016 03:29 pm Go to last post
  12. Break line

    Hello maybe someone can help me with this. I'm trying to draw a break line and I use the command and when I insert the break line at midpoint it appears very wide. I've tried to adjust the size but...

    Started by mknj61‎, 20th May 2016 04:27 am
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    20th May 2016 03:45 pm Go to last post
  13. draw lines which are tangential to a spline?

    How can I draw lines which are tangential to an spline or an arc? I drew this manually just like that by intuition...

    Started by rock1‎, 9th Jul 2014 10:56 am
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    • Replies: 22
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    19th May 2016 08:29 pm Go to last post
  14. Block into multileader text

    I would like to try and set up a Multileader that reads the description of a block. For example when I am making the block I would like to put some descriptive text that may say "Post top insert...

    Started by stevsmith‎, 17th Aug 2009 10:28 pm
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    1 2
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    19th May 2016 03:57 pm Go to last post
  15. Suppress Radius Extension Line AutoCAD 2014

    See attached image. The clouded extension line is way too long- sure it is going to the center of the arc, but I hate the way it looks. I would prefer a crosshair symbol instead. In AutoCAD 2014,...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 17th May 2016 05:55 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th May 2016 08:36 pm Go to last post
  16. Quick selection

    Hello all, real newbie here.. My first question is: AutoCad 2016 (student ver.) is there a possible way of selecting one line (property RED) and then have a command that could select all the lines...

    Started by italian‎, 27th Apr 2016 11:49 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    17th May 2016 08:15 pm Go to last post
  17. Block Description Property

    What is is used for? Where does it show up?

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 16th May 2016 03:51 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th May 2016 04:20 pm Go to last post
  18. labeling XY coordinates and angle in autoCAD 2012

    Hello, I am very new to AutoCAD and has been practicing on some example models right here http://www.we-r-here.com/cad/tutorials/level_1/links/extra_005.gif. I want to label my XY...

    Started by cadloverfun‎, 26th Jun 2012 12:11 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    16th May 2016 08:18 am Go to last post
  19. Trim crossing lines only

    From how I understand it, if I execute the trim command and hit space without selecting a cutting edge, it will trim any line I click on to the nearest apparent intersection. With complex drawings,...

    Started by benhubel‎, 27th Apr 2016 06:59 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    14th May 2016 10:35 pm Go to last post
  20. How to modify "MLSTYLE"

    Dear all; How to modify "MLSTYLE" that is actively being used in the drawing. any suggestion or any Lisp...

    Started by CAD USER‎, 10th May 2016 01:59 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    14th May 2016 07:04 am Go to last post
  21. Question The cad file error when i zoom

    The Normally File And when i zoom it: Sorry for my English. I need help to analyze this problem.

    Started by klimssu‎, 10th May 2016 08:20 am
    • Replies: 3
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    12th May 2016 08:08 pm Go to last post
  22. Batting disappears after having Acad opened for a few min.

    So i was drawing plans and decided to use the batting linetype for the insulation. i decided to stop for the day, saved the whole thing, then opened it the other day. When i opened it the batting...

    Started by Ankeisme‎, 11th May 2016 05:21 pm
    batting, linetype, scale
    • Replies: 4
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    12th May 2016 02:28 am Go to last post
  23. Question Scaling Drawings

    Hello I have a border thats 24x36 and I would like to draw my lines to fit inside this 24x36 border its been awhile for me using autocad usually i draw in real life lengths (example: 50" or...

    Started by Ones_Zeros‎, 11th May 2016 01:38 am
    • Replies: 8
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    11th May 2016 07:07 pm Go to last post
  24. Docking a floating panel

    I pulled my layers panel off the tool bar so it would be easier to use. Is there a way to dock it to the side of the work space like some other panels or does it only dock to the ribbon?

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 2nd May 2016 09:29 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    11th May 2016 06:18 pm Go to last post
  25. Alternative Units Spacing Issue

    When activating alternative units in autocad 2014 a blank space is automatically inserted before the alternative units. As a result, the units do not line up vertically. Does anyone know how to...

    Started by sander35‎, 18th Apr 2016 02:25 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 368
    11th May 2016 05:20 pm Go to last post

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