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Forum: AutoCAD 2D Drafting, Object Properties & Interface

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

  1. Layer name & properties pull down menu

    Does anyone know of a way that I can set up a layer pull down menu that reflects the layers contained in my standards (dws) or Template (dwt) file? By this I mean that it would be a pull down...

    Started by warbirt‎, 17th Apr 2014 02:29 am
    • Replies: 5
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  2. how to create a blog here with attach the drawing

    Dear all, pls. find the drawing, how to do that ? in block what is invert-x clip boundary??

    Started by arunz‎, Yesterday 08:41 am
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  3. Moved: Creating attribute blocks for a device??

    Started by Bharlow1986‎, 6th Mar 2014 10:48 pm
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    18th Apr 2014 05:28 pm Go to last post
  4. Can't Drag Vertex when OSNAP is on.

    I'm using AutoCAD 2011. When OSNAP (F3) is ON, I can't move the vertex of an object (line, rectangle etc) by typing in a value unless I'm zoomed in close enough. For example. I want to stretch a...

    Started by JaWood‎, 18th Apr 2014 03:54 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    18th Apr 2014 04:08 pm Go to last post
  5. OTRACK Conflicting with OSNAP

    I recently have discovered a problem with my Object Snap Tracking overriding my Object Snaps. For example: Say I want to draw a line starting on the endpoint of an existing line. Both OSNAP and...

    Started by JaWood‎, 9th Apr 2014 08:24 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    18th Apr 2014 03:31 pm Go to last post
  6. Explode Command Changed

    This has been an issue with me for a while. You used to be able to select an object then type 'x' to explode the selected object. Now, in later versions of AutoCAD, having an object selected then...

    Started by Andrew1979‎, 17th Apr 2014 12:47 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    18th Apr 2014 04:09 am Go to last post
  7. option

    How do i remove that "enter an option", when i enter a command i always appear:x

    Started by Benjo‎, 17th Apr 2014 06:38 pm
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    17th Apr 2014 08:22 pm Go to last post
  8. Background Mask not working over viewports

    How come my background masks on text no longer mask the background?! I have looked done new drawings and it works. It also works in the drawing in question but only over items in paperspace, it...

    Started by Goomba‎, 12th Nov 2010 02:41 am
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    • Replies: 11
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    17th Apr 2014 02:27 pm Go to last post
  9. Helvitica Font for AutoCAD

    I have a DWG file that is looking for Helvetica font. Where can I find this font for AutoCAD

    Started by Baiksu‎, 17th Apr 2014 02:51 am
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Apr 2014 10:41 am Go to last post
  10. scales, scales, scales problem

    Hi All, I'm still struggling with scaling my drawing properly. I have a drawing of a floor plan, I set the units to say meters (menu > format > units), and scale the drawing so that one of the...

    Started by Aardenon‎, 14th Apr 2014 08:59 am
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    • Replies: 11
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    17th Apr 2014 08:47 am Go to last post
  11. Question How to measure total length of several lines?

    Hi, I have a lot of lines and I need the Total length, I have them in a separate layer, I have tried with Field and Dataextraction but it is not exactly what I need, or I did not do it exactly....

    Started by Faouweb‎, 16th Apr 2014 09:58 am
    field, lines
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Apr 2014 06:43 am Go to last post
  12. Question Circle: Tangent Tangent Point

    Hey guys, I'm trying to draw a circle passing through a specific point and tangent to a line and a circle. Here's the initial situation: Then I do: And the result is:

    Started by pilger‎, 16th Apr 2014 08:11 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    17th Apr 2014 12:35 am Go to last post
  13. Line weights

    Hello, I havent been using AutoCAD in a little while and trying to figure something out. I have someone else's drawing that is 24x36 layout. I made a layer for a match line and all looked good...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 16th Apr 2014 02:22 am
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Apr 2014 08:06 pm Go to last post
  14. I can't to see layout model view

    Dear all, I was create a layout. but i cant to see the drawing in model view, i can see the drawing in print preview only, but i want to show the drawing in layout also, so what to do ??

    Started by arunz‎, 14th Apr 2014 07:48 am
    • Replies: 7
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    16th Apr 2014 09:09 am Go to last post
  15. Changing object colour

    Hi All, I have just added an object using mi, I now want to change its colour to show it is a 'spare' desk I have tried clicking on options and changing the colour that way, as well as the home...

    Started by Frannym‎, 15th Apr 2014 09:53 am
    • Replies: 7
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    15th Apr 2014 06:19 pm Go to last post
  16. Drawing How can I draw spiral with precision?

    Hi, I like old ironworks, and i want to learn how to draw complex shapes in AutoCAD, as you can see on the pictures, with good dimension. Thank you ;)

    Started by Faouweb‎, 12th Apr 2014 02:35 pm
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    14th Apr 2014 03:15 pm Go to last post
  17. Dialux lighting exported to AutoCAd 2010

    Hi, I'm wondering if there is a way, when i have exported my lighting calculation from dialux to an autocad drawing, to replace the light fitting blocks in the drawing with my own blocks....

    Started by ochiara‎, 26th Jan 2011 04:19 pm
    autocad, blocks, dialux
    • Replies: 9
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    14th Apr 2014 01:51 pm Go to last post
  18. Exclamation 1:1250 Location Plan Woes

    Hi Guys, I am very new to AutoCAD and am learning my way around and now have a basic grasp of most basic features. I am however having one particular problem at the moment. I am producing...

    Started by mifty12‎, 11th Apr 2014 03:28 pm
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    14th Apr 2014 10:25 am Go to last post
  19. Problem in object selection while doing commands

    I'm using autocad 2012. It has started behaving strangely. When I click on any command, it asks me to select objects. I do so and the command works...so far so good. But, if I click objects...

    Started by rock1‎, 11th Apr 2014 10:19 am
    • Replies: 5
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    11th Apr 2014 08:27 pm Go to last post
  20. Polyline no hatch

    Hello guys, i am editing drawing and the polylines doesnt have any hatch. even the fill is ON nothing happen. but if i copy the drawing to new or another drawing the polylines are ok. please see...

    Started by rengised‎, 11th Apr 2014 05:39 am
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Apr 2014 06:16 am Go to last post
  21. How to change obj Layer without changing color,line Types etc (AutoCad 2010)

    I have been trying different way for chaging to layer (by Layer or by block) but the color and linetype were changed. on the image, the Leg on the left was on the wrong layer so i made layer called...

    Started by Sengna‎, 10th Apr 2014 07:31 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Apr 2014 01:33 am Go to last post
  22. Ribbon display in a custom profile?

    Hi All, I have a problem with Ribbon Display when importing a custom profile. I work with my ribbons as tabs and if I click on the ribbon tab the ribbon is displayed. All good. I have...

    Started by warbirt‎, 8th Apr 2014 08:01 am
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Apr 2014 02:47 pm Go to last post
  23. I cant create a layer

    i can alternatively do '_la' on the commandline and create a new layer, but why can't i create a new layer on layer properties manager?

    Started by imiiiat‎, 10th Apr 2014 02:25 am
    • Replies: 3
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    10th Apr 2014 04:42 am Go to last post
  24. Quick Properties Missing

    Hello, I have my quick properties turned on, but when i hover over any objects, it does not do anything... Anyone have any ideas why this might be happening? Im using autocad 2009.

    Started by RyanAtNelco‎, 10th Sep 2009 04:09 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    9th Apr 2014 09:13 pm Go to last post
  25. Extend Beyond Ticks

    Hi, hopefully someone would be able to help me with this: my DimStyle is set annotative and the "Extend Beyond Ticks" variable is set to 0 (and Dimsoxd is "off"). All working well until I have small...

    Started by NKG‎, 9th Apr 2014 01:11 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 179
    9th Apr 2014 04:45 pm Go to last post

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