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  1. command dialog box

    In searching the help I keep seeing snippets of dialog boxes for certain, some commands that I am use to dealing with on the command line. Is there some place to turn on these dialog boxes? I do a...

    Started by tahano50‎, 28th Jul 2014 10:16 pm
    • Replies: 4
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  2. AutoCAD Linetype with Text Shows Question Marks Instead

    Hey all, This little conundrum my supervisor hit me with on my first week at a new job. It seems to me that I ran into it once or twice years ago working for a civil engineer, but, well- I've...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 28th Jul 2014 03:00 pm
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  3. 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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  4. Annotative dimensions in VP--> wrong scale?

    I have an annotative DimStyle that's been working fine- when I'm in a VP set 1:25 the dimensions will scale correctly. Out of nowhere, even through my VP is set to 1:25, all my dimensions are coming...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 28th Jul 2014 09:30 am
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    • Replies: 19
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  5. Question block text attribute

    Hi, i recently started a new job and standards are non existent here, been told can set up what i like. so i am trying to get the title block and a text attribute block set up. so here is my...

    Started by bennyboy86‎, Yesterday 01:43 am
    • Replies: 1
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  6. Paste Special from Word

    Hi, I pasted some text from a word document into model space and have since deleted it. There seems to be some parts of the text still in the drg, there are some white blocks appearing when zoomed...

    Started by WERDNA‎, 11th Jul 2014 03:41 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Jul 2014 10:08 am Go to last post
  7. Selecting lines/polylines

    Good morning all, is there any way (command) that prevents me from selecting lines/polylines/objects, something similar to "imageframe" command. Thanks for the help!

    Started by Loque‎, 28th Jul 2014 08:09 am
    imageframe, lines, selecting objects
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Jul 2014 08:41 am Go to last post
  8. Tan Tan Radius question

    Hi, I'd like to draw the image below in 2D but I hit a problem with the bottom part in relation to the side radius of 3.5mm. Drawn the circle with a radius of .75 so I can use the "Circle>Tan...

    Started by MinaRAI‎, 21st Jul 2014 09:26 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    27th Jul 2014 04:28 pm Go to last post
  9. acad 2004

    Wow, I am having some serious issues with this program. First, are there any symbols or anything representing elevations like newer versions or do you have to draw everything. Also, this is...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 24th Jul 2014 09:13 pm
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    • Replies: 12
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    26th Jul 2014 12:15 am Go to last post
  10. Question Multiple block, attribute tag value change needed

    Hello: In an ACAD 2007 drawing, I have one block with a single text-attribute line copied hundreds of times. It is a furniture tag, so that the same block is used to refer to all of the furniture...

    Started by enemigoman‎, 8th Jul 2009 11:00 pm
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    25th Jul 2014 02:07 pm Go to last post
  11. AutoCAD Edit Reference in Place - Colour change issue

    Has anyone experience this or know why this happens? dwg A is x-refed to dwg B. am working on dwg B & click on x-ref and go into Edit reference in place. if I now click on > any object...

    Started by DRAFTOLOGIST‎, 24th Jul 2014 04:33 am
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    25th Jul 2014 01:48 pm Go to last post
  12. Filter all block attribute texts except one particular text

    Hi All, I am confused with filters, I am working on P&ID which is been copied from other drawing. Here I have number of blocks with attribute texts.....where I have to change all dias of all blocks...

    Started by narendra‎, 22nd Jul 2014 11:30 am
    • Replies: 7
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    24th Jul 2014 03:52 pm Go to last post
  13. How to make an existing block annotative

    I have a dynamic block that I created with a bunch of visibility, rotate and stretch parameters and actions. When I created said block, I meant to make it annotative but forgot about it during the...

    Started by adrath‎, 18th Sep 2013 06:51 pm
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    24th Jul 2014 08:34 am Go to last post
  14. layout

    when i click paper space and zoom it out, the whole layout zooms out. i cant edit the layout. .because i cant adjust the scale of the paper space. how can i fix this? (a problem in printing someone...

    Started by imiiiat‎, 21st Jul 2014 02:50 am
    • Replies: 7
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    23rd Jul 2014 06:43 pm Go to last post
  15. Command History/Redo an Undo two Undoes ago!

    I am looking for a way to go backa couple of steps after using the undo command a little too aggresively. Maybe there is something out there similar to Photoshops History toolbar. Or, maybe there is...

    Started by toberino‎, 22nd Jul 2014 08:38 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Jul 2014 12:50 pm Go to last post
  16. How to save various plotter/printer settings ...

    Hi all, I am using Auto Cad 2013, while printing/plotting I am always setting printer name its properties and plot style, but I am working for different projects so it is not possible to always...

    Started by narendra‎, 17th Jul 2014 09:02 am
    • Replies: 9
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    23rd Jul 2014 11:29 am Go to last post
  17. previous acad versions

    Hello, This company I started with use an old version of AutCAD lite. I was messing around with the settings and am having some trouble. There are not any panels or drop downs. All the...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 22nd Jul 2014 12:04 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    22nd Jul 2014 03:23 pm Go to last post
  18. Dashed Construction lines or lines

    I'm wondering how I would make dashed construction lines or dashed normal lines.

    Started by prime333‎, 22nd Jul 2014 02:41 am
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Jul 2014 10:46 am Go to last post
  19. Keyboard Shortcut - Batch Plot

    I tend to use Batch Plot (File > Print > Batch Plot) quite often, but there doesn't seem to be a keyboard shortcut for it. CTRL + P is the shortcut for Plot, but does anyone know if there's one...

    Started by blowther‎, 17th Jul 2014 12:32 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Jul 2014 04:34 am Go to last post
  20. File path for pen styles keeps changing

    Every time I open a new drawing, I have to re link the path for my pen styles (CTB) I have to go to OPTIONS, and re link the path manually every time under 'plot and publish log file information'. It...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 18th Jul 2014 03:43 pm
    ctb file, file locations, options, pen styles, relinking
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Jul 2014 03:55 pm Go to last post
  21. Convert / Explode Text to Polylines in LT

    Is there a way to do this? As far as I can tell you need Express Tools to do so with any ease, but I'm using LT so this is not an option. I have tried the WMFOUT > WMFIN technique, but this just...

    Started by blowther‎, 21st Jul 2014 08:18 am
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Jul 2014 03:53 pm Go to last post
  22. Question How to find out the geometrical properties (orientation) of a surface in a 3D space

    Hello everyone :) , following this graphical representation: I was wondering if there is a method in autocad to know the orientation of the red surface inside the 3rd cube (cube nr. 1 and 2...

    Started by castagnaccio‎, 21st Jul 2014 10:12 am
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Jul 2014 10:55 am Go to last post
  23. Dim Style properties tool???

    How can i get the dim style drop down show up on the top of my ribbon somewhere, what i can do right now is that i can click on any dims on my drawing and the dim would show on the quick properties...

    Started by Sengna‎, 16th Jul 2014 09:55 pm
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    • Replies: 15
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    19th Jul 2014 12:36 am Go to last post
  24. Is it possible to have different LTSCALE's in different layouts?

    I have a large site plan drawing with 3 separate layouts. The first one is 1"= 200' and I would like the ltscale to be 0.4 so that the custom linetypes show up correctly. In the second layout the...

    Started by wsucad‎, 17th Jul 2014 08:16 pm
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    18th Jul 2014 05:09 pm Go to last post
  25. Ribbon Not Defaulting To Home tab

    This is driving me nuts! Can anyone help me figure out why when I exit the block editor the ribbon tab won't switch back to the home tab from the block editor contextual tab? The tab switches to the...

    Started by jarr3tt88‎, 16th Jul 2014 06:55 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Jul 2014 02:17 pm Go to last post

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