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  1. Need help with understanding scales and what affects them!

    I am pretty decent with AutoCAD but not when it comes to scales. I need help with the process of choosing and adjusting scales according to different factors. Here is my current example: I want...

    Started by KittonMittons‎, 8th Feb 2016 09:44 pm
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  2. Palete Customisation

    Hi All I've made a tool palette that has lines on it of various types which I find very useful. There is a little fly out next to each item on the palette which allows me to choose a few shapes to...

    Started by Mirkin‎, 12th Feb 2016 11:13 am
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  3. Question Stop table re sizing ... Help

    Help please .... I have created a table and i am hoping to keep it at its exact size. The problem is that once i types too much text into a cell it will automatically resize the cell& table even when...

    Started by JoeyG_77‎, 28th Jan 2016 04:27 pm
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  4. Moved: Objects appear in model space only

    Started by Hobblenobble‎, 9th Feb 2016 10:13 pm
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  5. Redefine Blocks From Webpage URL

    Not done much AutoCAD for a while, but have a need to come back ot it now. Does anyone know if it's possible to redefine a block in a drawing with one from a webpage? For example it's possible to...

    Started by Trevit‎, 8th Feb 2016 12:51 pm
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  6. Design Center Folder

    Hi I use the design centre quite a lot (still on 2002 version) Each time the system saves a file onto the main folder, this inserts itself and gets in the way interfering with my currently neat...

    Started by andybeedub‎, 5th Feb 2016 01:20 pm
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  7. Scale dimensions

    Please give me some keywords to solve the following: I'm using Autocad 2016, and drawing the bluepirnts of a house. Everything is measured in meters, so the unit is set to meter. The plan will be...

    Started by Rmpt‎, 7th Feb 2016 01:34 pm
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  8. Planning Permission Drawing CAD book

    Hi, I need to start drawing 2d floor plans and house plans for extensions. These need to pass planning permission so I am assuming that walls need to be a certain thickness etc. I was wondering if...

    Started by dfooty‎, 5th Feb 2016 04:21 pm
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  9. Save material library items as .jpgs?

    Hello, Could someone please inform me how I can save materials in the autodesk library as .jpg format (if they arent saved someone already?) so I can use the images with superhatch command? I...

    Started by Sideshow-Cad‎, 5th Feb 2016 12:13 pm
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  10. lisp to change the dynamic block rotation angle

    im little new to lisp. i have created created blocks with rotation parameter, i placed these blocks at the coordinate with rotation using line command script txt. now i have to swap the rotation...

    Started by revathianbunesan‎, 5th Feb 2016 11:22 am
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  11. Workspaces

    How can I display the autocad classic menu bar in the 3D modelling workspace????? It has been there in the past but now no longer appears. Thanks

    Started by Ubrigens‎, 3rd Feb 2016 03:27 pm
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  12. Need some help with scaling and filling paper space

    Hi all, I'm new to this as I am undertaking a self build extension and wanted to do my own drawings. I'm pretty much done with the drawing but when I set up the layout to A3 my drawing appears...

    Started by Caesium‎, 26th Jan 2016 06:56 pm
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  13. xref scales and units problem

    With some of my files when I xref them into a drawing it doesn't read the units and comes in unitless. It then amends the scale of the xref to 0.025 as if was in inches even though both files are in...

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 2nd Feb 2016 12:50 pm
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  14. Problems with Polar Array

    Will someone here help me out on this. I am obviously missing something basic here. I am attempting to get a polar array by indexing a circle 5 times this is the exact sequence that I am using:...

    Started by chubarka‎, 31st Jan 2016 09:34 pm
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  15. What happen to the pull down menu in Block Editor in AutoCAD 2015

    When I was using AutoCAD 2013 I had a pull down menu in Block Editor in which I could select block properties. When AutoCAD 2015 was install the pull down menu disappeared? Can that pull down...

    Started by muck‎, 1st Feb 2016 02:37 pm
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  16. ribbon hatch interface

    how do i get the ribbon hatch interface/toolbar to appear seperate from the ribbon? it slows the pc down every time i select a hatch and the ribbon changes to the hatch menu however i do like...

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 28th Jan 2016 01:49 pm
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  17. Convert multiple lines and blocks with Z axis coordinates to Z=0 for all elements

    Somehow a drawing I thought was in 2D had numerous lines and objects that were 3D with various Z axis points. Can't get everything back to Z=0 using flatten command. Setting each item to Z=0 moves...

    Started by KBGROSSRA‎, 28th Jan 2016 04:24 pm
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  18. need help plotting at engineers scale like 1/20. 1/30 1/50

    I just want to know if I need certain settings to plot at these scales or what I need to do because my paper size is 36x24 inches and I can only plot to architectural scales like 1/4 ,3/16 1/8 etc...

    Started by cadartista‎, 27th Jan 2016 12:59 am
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  19. Question "Best Fit" line using C3D Points

    The "Best Fit" line routine currently in Civil3d calculates a line based on a group of points. What I'm wondering about is having 500 points, along the center line of a road and I would like to use...

    Started by Squirltech‎, 27th Jan 2016 09:43 pm
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  20. Quick select

    Is there away to select multiple polylines with multiple depths all at once? I need to select certain polylines that are every 5 foot apart in elevation and not every single one in between. I know...

    Started by newchurchr‎, 26th Jan 2016 04:14 pm
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  21. entering angles in command line if they are degrees minutes seconds

    i usually enter angles as a decimal but if i have to type angles in command line as degrees minutes second , have i to convert it to decimal then enter the value or there is another way thanks

    Started by motee-z‎, 20th Jan 2016 05:33 pm
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  22. Stretching long steel members to print at A4?

    Occasionally I have to draft long steel sections with various bolt holes in them. The holes are usually the same diameter but (obviously) vary in their position. An example would be a 7 metre...

    Started by m0r3‎, 23rd Jan 2016 01:29 pm
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  23. Associate Adjoining Text To Circles / Points

    I have a Drawing consisting of Circles / Points with a Unique Text Adjoining each of the Circles / Points. I would like to Associate each Circle / Point with the Text Adjoining to it for the whole...

    Started by Rainbowinthesky‎, 22nd Jan 2016 02:57 am
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  24. Breakline size

    Hello, i usually copy/paste my break lines from current/recent projects because i never really understood how to size them. If a company wants the break line size to be 3/32nd's of an inch how...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 18th Jan 2016 07:23 pm
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    22nd Jan 2016 01:51 am Go to last post
  25. Dynamic Block: Scale horizontally in line with stretch.

    Lets say we have a rectangle 0,0 - 200,100 with a triangle inside 0,0 - 100,100 - 200,0 <- for example A dynamic stretch action is applied to the x of the rectangle, how do you scale/stretch...

    Started by mattas‎, 10th Sep 2013 02:07 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    21st Jan 2016 09:00 am Go to last post

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