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  1. Create toggle button for wipeout frames in AC 2017 like I had in AC2012?

    I'm transitioning from Win7/AC2012 to Win10/AC2017 LT. I migrated my workspace over but my WipeoutFrames button did not go. I tried to create it in 2017 LT but no go. In 2012 its ^C^C_tframes. This...

    Started by CalypsoArt‎, 27th Jul 2016 08:39 pm
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  2. Linetype issue in xref for AutoCAD 2017

    Hello, I have noticed that in AutoCAD 2017 whenever I make an arc that is dashed in a file and then xref it into another dwg it shows up as a continuous linetype. It does not help whenever I alter...

    Started by drewbranson10‎, 27th Jul 2016 02:31 pm
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  3. Faster way to edit text?

    Does anyone have a faster way to enter TEXTEDIT or MTEXTEDIT besides double clicking on the item? I'm thinking like CTRL+ENTER or something that works on both. CTRL+SPACE might be better since that...

    Started by muzicman82‎, Yesterday 02:17 pm
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  4. Replace Z value with current elevation doesn't work with grips

    I have googled multiple forums over several years and never found a similar post. So I had to join and ask the question. I am a surveyor and I work with point files. I have to generate 3d surfaces...

    Started by GOINGTOSCREAM‎, 19th Jul 2016 03:56 pm
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  5. Moved: modifying texts based on increasing distance

    Started by cat3appr‎, 27th Jul 2016 05:50 am
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  6. Moved: change sign in bulk on multiple numbers

    Started by cat3appr‎, 27th Jul 2016 06:05 am
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  7. Extra Grips on Ellipse

    in Auto cad 2007 or 2009 when trim an ellipse along horizontally or vertically and slant line , Auto cad give us additional grips , but in Auto cad 2013 , 2014 ..... 2016 don't show this effect....

    Started by reza‎, 22nd Jul 2016 05:18 pm
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  8. Moved: Extra Grips on Ellipse

    in Auto cad 2007 or 2009 when trim an ellipse along horizontally or vertically and slant line Auto cad give us additional grips , but in Auto cad 2013 , 2014 ..... 2016 don't show this effect....

    Started by reza‎, 25th Jul 2016 01:17 pm
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  9. Using Array in an isometric view

    Hello and good Afternoon. I am currently working as an Architectural Drafter at an awning company and sometimes we have to do valances on an awning with a specific pattern such as a wave or a key. I...

    Started by TheCADude85‎, 21st Jul 2016 06:29 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    25th Jul 2016 03:52 am Go to last post
  10. How to create a Style for lines, circles etc.?

    In the Style Manager I couldn't find a way to create a Style for lines, circles, rectangles, arcs et al. How do I save a set of settings for these components?

    Started by rlcad‎, 22nd Jul 2016 09:11 pm
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  11. Annotative text

    Anyone knows the problem that the drawing is slower when you used annotative text. In the past I have had problems. i would like to try it again but would like to know whether this is a known issue.

    Started by RemcoWeetink‎, 20th Jul 2016 01:40 pm
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  12. xreffing paper space with viewports in model :///

    Hello, I have to set up a series of charts where the legend and other fixed items have to be in paper space, while the data in model space. I will then viewport the data to the paper space. ...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 21st Jul 2016 07:15 am
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  13. how to divide a line?

    not so straightforward :) I don't need the command "DIVIDE" as this one is asking me in how many segment i'd like to divide a given line.... I need to divide a line evenly every 12.5 meters... I...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 18th Jul 2016 06:27 am
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  14. Is Possible match coordinates in text?

    Is there a way to match coordinates X, Y or Z in texts? It would be a variable coordinates MATCHPROP but for texts Thanks

    Started by titoprax‎, 19th Jul 2016 10:05 pm
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  15. Drawing custom stairs using a spline

    Hello, I am attempting to draw a custom stairs using the spline command, but I've never used the spline command and my lines are not smooth. Does anyone have a tutorial that I can watch to make...

    Started by Wvisgauss‎, 19th Jul 2016 05:15 pm
    custom, custom stairs, spline, stair
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    19th Jul 2016 05:20 pm Go to last post
  16. Display a hatch's area as Mtext in the model space

    Hi, I want to be able to click on a hatch, and then be able to select a point on the screen where the area of that hatch is displayed as Mtext in m2. I know you can do it using 'insert field'...

    Started by Cad_User‎, 19th Jul 2016 12:15 pm
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    19th Jul 2016 01:55 pm Go to last post
  17. how to plot points at a given distance in an horizontal line?

    hello! I have this CSV and i need to plot in an horizontal line, a marker (numbered) at the distance from zero specified in this spreadsheet: from the example, "1" at 0.048 from Zero, "2" at...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 19th Jul 2016 08:09 am
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    19th Jul 2016 09:34 am Go to last post
  18. Changing font and width factor of multiple text styles

    Hi guys I have to change a lot of electrical sketches to plot them in pdf. The words in those sketches have to be searchable by PDF. So the fact is that I have to change the Width factor to 1. I'm...

    Started by sala‎, 13th Jul 2016 08:30 am
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  19. Remove lines within a shape

    Hi everyone, I woud like to remove every small lines inside the trees, it seems trim fonction works, but I have almost 200trees inside my project, I have tried extrim, qselect, filter, but I...

    Started by Ramoglio123‎, 18th Jul 2016 06:09 pm
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  20. Question Template Mystery

    Using AutoCAD 2016 & 2017, I've been having a mystery block (_closedbank) and mystery layer (base) that keeps appearing in my template. This is not a block that I have ever created, and I've never...

    Started by Rooster‎, 14th Jul 2016 01:13 pm
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  21. Rotate,copy multiple...

    Well, first of all great forum to all the people that like and enjoy Autocad. This is my first post and I start with a question :D How can I rotate an object and make a copy every time I...

    Started by warlock‎, 20th Oct 2008 12:03 am
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    15th Jul 2016 06:04 pm Go to last post
  22. Old style polyline problem

    Hi, Out of the blue my autocad is drawing old 'heavy' polylines instead of lwpolylines. I really need to get back to drawing normal polylines. Any idea would be much appreciated. Thank you,...

    Started by AdrianBaluta‎, 14th Jul 2016 03:36 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Jul 2016 05:26 pm Go to last post
  23. Using PathArray in an Axonometric/Iso Drawing... Help!

    Hi Trying to draw a three brick 'voussoir' for the surround to a window arch in an Axonometric/Isometric drawing? Using the Path Array function but spacing seems to go all wrong. The angles...

    Started by mrtickle‎, 13th Jul 2016 08:17 pm
    • Replies: 2
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  24. Polyline Editing

    Hi Guys, May be a simple one this time... I used to use polyline grip editing ( Hovering on the grips and select add vertex or other options popping up). Recently changed my system and I am...

    Started by MOORADAN‎, 13th Jul 2016 10:56 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Jul 2016 02:35 am Go to last post
  25. hidden lines is a problem for me

    Hello everyone, My cad experience is mostly in 3-D, and I am just now starting to get involved with Autocad. I have been given a machine with Autocad 2000 to start out with. I am progressing ok, I...

    Started by mcshaun‎, 5th Jul 2016 07:54 pm
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    13th Jul 2016 09:26 pm Go to last post

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