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  1. 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, Yesterday 04:33 am
    • Replies: 7
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    Today 04:54 am Go to last post
  2. 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, Yesterday 09:13 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    Today 03:14 am Go to last post
  3. 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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  4. 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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    Yesterday 03:52 pm Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
    • Views: 293
    23rd Jul 2014 11:29 am Go to last post
  9. 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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    • Replies: 13
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    22nd Jul 2014 03:23 pm Go to last post
  10. 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: 3
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    22nd Jul 2014 11:37 am Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
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    21st Jul 2014 03:53 pm Go to last post
  15. Moved: Autocad mechanical 2012 bom

    Started by mknutsen‎, 21st Jul 2014 01:38 pm
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  16. 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
  17. 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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    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    19th Jul 2014 12:36 am Go to last post
  18. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Jul 2014 05:09 pm Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. Determine what a viewport's custom scale is

    Hi all, Does anyone know of a way to determine what the custom scale of a viewport is? I have some existing drawings that are using non-standard scales and simply state 'Custom' in their...

    Started by blowther‎, 17th Jul 2014 10:03 am
    scale, viewport
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Jul 2014 11:37 am Go to last post
  21. Aligned dimension text different rotation in different areas of drawing

    My colleague has just showed me something that is happening in the drawing he is working on (made originally by a client with their own dim style). When he is using the annotation aligned tool to...

    Started by MrTapir‎, 15th Jul 2014 03:53 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    16th Jul 2014 04:13 pm Go to last post
  22. Smile problem with dimensioning

    AutoCAD 2013 Vanilla problem. Textsize is set to 2.5. I draw a rectangle in model space and set dimscale to 5. Then dimension the rectangle. When I select the dimension text Mtext show it as 2.5...

    Started by abkb12‎, 11th Jul 2014 05:53 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    15th Jul 2014 08:32 pm Go to last post
  23. Can you displaying a property label in a dynamic block?

    Hi All. Is there a way to display the property label from a dynamic block parameter as text within the block iteslf? Basically I'm creating a dynamic block that can be flipped and it needs to...

    Started by DDP‎, 4th Apr 2014 01:08 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    15th Jul 2014 02:21 pm Go to last post
  24. Unhappy Size variation between blocks Using replace block with another block

    Hi, Size variation between blocks Using replace block with another block…….while I am trying to replace insulation block of other project drawing which is looking graphically same with various...

    Started by narendra‎, 15th Jul 2014 12:32 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  25. Acad.pgp

    Hi everyone, After a long absence I'm back drafting and working more with CAD. However, I have the problem that I'm in Spain and the company I work for has AutoCAD 2014 in Spanish which is...

    Started by Shiloh‎, 13th Jul 2014 11:23 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 274
    13th Jul 2014 12:55 pm Go to last post

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