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  1. Palette Icons for Dynamic Blocks

    AutoCad Mechanical 2016, Having trouble with Dynamic Block icons in my custom palettes. I have searched this and other forums and haven't found any current info on my issue. Below is my process I...

    Started by tmalinski‎, Today 03:49 pm
    dynamic block icons, palettes
    • Replies: 8
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  2. AutoCAD How to add m-line style/command to tool palette

    I need to create various MLINE styles and that part I have covered however I would like for the command for each one to be at quick access in tool palettes with ability to override any other MLINE...

    Started by jmarcum212‎, Today 03:11 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    Today 03:11 pm Go to last post
  3. 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: 8
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    Today 12:06 pm Go to last post
  4. Smile Modify Text Height in Tables

    I made a schedule about 55 windows in it. now Text is bit too small how can I increase the Text size. I can do it individually in each cell by matching properties.I m sure there is a better and...

    Started by paramg‎, Yesterday 04:18 am
    • Replies: 4
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    Today 06:00 am Go to last post
  5. AutoCAD Multileader Overlaping

    Hey guys, how are you all... I am back with another problem...:D i have a drawing containing multileaders, these multileaders are overlaped with 4 number of arrow heads. i dont know form where...

    Started by lonelysn‎, 22nd Apr 2016 11:47 am
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    Today 02:59 am Go to last post
  6. layers and objects not visible in paper space

    Hi, I got the cad files from the architect and used it to develop our shop drawings. On the floor plans, the notes / attributes shown on the floor plans are not visible in the paper space. I...

    Started by henryq‎, 26th Apr 2016 02:25 am
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 11:19 am Go to last post
  7. 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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    • Replies: 49
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    27th Apr 2016 05:37 pm Go to last post
  8. Mtext

    Does anyone know of a way to create aother shape besides a rectangle to insert the mtext into??

    Started by mcraig‎, 26th Apr 2016 10:11 pm
    mtxt, multiline text
    • Replies: 5
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    27th Apr 2016 02:54 pm Go to last post
  9. Select every line in drawing and convert to polyline

    Hi all, I thought there might be an intuitive/simple way to do this. I've tried the lisp routine SSX, BUT when you run the routine you can't "keep" the selection to use the PEDIT command. Is...

    Started by GISdude‎, 25th Apr 2016 05:07 pm
    line, pedit, polyline
    • Replies: 6
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    27th Apr 2016 02:48 pm Go to last post
  10. block scale upon import

    hi all when i import a key i have made into some drawings, the blocks in it go miles away. the key has a bunch of blocks in, which import at the right scale, but the spaces between them are...

    Started by designerstuart‎, 27th Apr 2016 11:51 am
    • Replies: 3
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    27th Apr 2016 11:58 am Go to last post
  11. Hatching Boundary Problems

    Hi, I am trying to hatch the wall except the rockwork, ramp and curb. The cyan marks the areas where the unwanted overlapping hatching occurs.

    Started by StArchitect‎, 26th Apr 2016 05:08 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    26th Apr 2016 06:17 pm Go to last post
  12. xref can't be detached

    any idea? and all the dwg are within the specified path

    Started by cat3appr‎, 25th Apr 2016 03:05 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    26th Apr 2016 01:22 pm Go to last post
  13. How To Stop Snap To Hatch Origin?

    Hello! So whenever I am making a line, multileader, etc, and I click over a hatch pattern, it snaps to the hatch origin waaay out in the middle of nowhere (0,0,0 maybe). I searched around and...

    Started by PaulS00‎, 26th Apr 2016 12:31 am
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Apr 2016 12:18 pm Go to last post
  14. Unhappy stuck in polar

    I don`t know.. I am stuck in polar, when I try ortho pointer only will draw line 45..? 2005 AutoCad

    Started by MLM721‎, 24th Apr 2016 10:31 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    26th Apr 2016 12:02 pm Go to last post
  15. Convert 3d polyline coordiantes to Excel

    I am looking for a way to convert a 3D polyline to a CSV file or table of X, Y & Z coordinates which can be pasted into Excel. I've found a couple of lisps via Google that seemed to do this...

    Started by Organic‎, 25th Apr 2016 10:53 am
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Apr 2016 12:09 am Go to last post
  16. Tracing Image in AutoCAD

    Hi, Is there a fast way to trace an image? I usually use SPLINE to trace but I was wondering if there is a faster way.

    Started by StArchitect‎, 25th Apr 2016 02:12 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    25th Apr 2016 03:58 pm Go to last post
  17. Tool Palettes are locking them selves up.

    Greetings! I have a very annoying issue that I have never had an issue with. Ever since I started creating my own tool palettes, everything behaves as it should. However something seems to change...

    Started by jmarcum212‎, 22nd Apr 2016 04:41 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    23rd Apr 2016 10:27 pm Go to last post
  18. xref window doesn't dock

    Hello, for some unknown reason, my xref window shows up only floating, with no docking option and it's really unpleasant, how do I get the standard back? didn't find anything online thanks!

    Started by cat3appr‎, 23rd Apr 2016 11:19 am
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Apr 2016 11:30 am Go to last post
  19. Draw a circle with intersection, tanget & radius

    So I'm having trouble trying to create a Circle with a fixed Radius that is tangent to a circle and crosses an intersection. See image below. I can't for the life of me figure out how to do this. ...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 22nd Apr 2016 10:18 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Apr 2016 08:52 am Go to last post
  20. Changing Line Thickness

    The problem is when I change the line thickness in model space it gets thicker in model space but the thickness does not appear in paper space.

    Started by StArchitect‎, 20th Apr 2016 08:50 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    22nd Apr 2016 02:55 pm Go to last post
  21. Picking line properties and setting as default

    Hi guys, Say I have two line styles, one red dashed and the other blue dotted. My current preset as I am drafting is set to black continuous line which is fine. Is there a quick way to pick...

    Started by nowikovs12‎, 20th Apr 2016 09:48 am
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    • Replies: 23
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    21st Apr 2016 10:55 pm Go to last post
  22. How do I Join an Ellipse to a Circle?

    Hello, I need to join an ellipse to a circle then trim the ellipse but keep the whole thing joined. I know how to trim. But I can not join the trimmed to the circle. HELP!!!! Richard

    Started by raynault‎, 19th Apr 2016 10:40 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    19th Apr 2016 11:35 pm Go to last post
  23. How to fix the dimension line extension?

    Got a prob guys. As the picture illustrates, the extension of the dimension line for the left one is a bit longer then on the right. The are created using the same dim. style. Can anyone shed...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 19th Apr 2016 08:40 am
    • Replies: 4
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    19th Apr 2016 11:31 am Go to last post
  24. dircetions' X and Y values listed 0 in extruded object properties

    Hi all and please excuse my posting if there is already an identical solved post. So, the thing is.. I would love to be able to click on an object that I have extruded and see the dimensions in all...

    Started by Karaibrahim‎, 19th Apr 2016 10:47 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 135
    19th Apr 2016 10:59 am 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
    alternative, spacing issue, units
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 215
    19th Apr 2016 02:30 am Go to last post

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