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  1. How to apply layering & pagesetups to Tool Palettes?

    How to apply layering & pagesetups to Tool Palettes? Is that possible? I just looking for a quick & efficient way to drag/apply to current working drawing.

    Started by vernonlee‎, 17th Feb 2015 01:39 am
    • Replies: 7
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    Today 03:24 am Go to last post
  2. Mtext

    I have a question about MTEXT... specifically the tab and indents at the top of the MTEXT input window, how can I set the "tolerance" of the ruler? currently the ruler shows 1/8" increments and...

    Started by TOBYBEAR‎, 2nd Mar 2015 07:33 pm
    indents, mtext, rulers, tabs
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday 12:50 pm Go to last post
  3. Strange annotation

    Good afternoon, Why that annotation is not correct by the measurement that i made in autocad. Look any annotation have different value than the annotation previously put by the client. Please...

    Started by joao56777‎, 27th Feb 2015 04:12 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    2nd Mar 2015 02:37 pm Go to last post
  4. Closed Property Boundary with angles

    Hello, I have a question pertaining to drawing a closed property line with angles between two lines. I have included a photo for further clarification. The length of each line are not included,...

    Started by BradLambier‎, 27th Feb 2015 12:44 am
    • Replies: 6
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    28th Feb 2015 11:32 pm Go to last post
  5. PDF Insert 2007

    Hi guys, I was just wondering how one goes about inserting a pdf file in a layout in AutoCAD 2007. I've been using 2014 & its pretty straight forward but having trouble figuring it out on 2007? ...

    Started by Franklyn83‎, 23rd Feb 2015 01:28 am
    • Replies: 5
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    27th Feb 2015 06:49 pm Go to last post
  6. DotSoft's old DWG Strip

    Some of you may remember DotSoft's DWG Strip that put a tab at the bottom of ACAD for every drawing you had open. I just got a new computer. I lost DWG Strip. I can not find it on DotSoft's...

    Started by Arizona‎, 23rd Feb 2015 10:11 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    26th Feb 2015 12:11 am Go to last post
  7. Dimension unit labels

    Hi all, How do you get the inch or foot or labels to show. I have the numerical value, but I'd like the " symbol to show up to indicate inches. Thanks,

    Started by GISdude‎, 25th Feb 2015 05:42 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Feb 2015 06:47 pm Go to last post
  8. select invisible insert point

    Hi, I have a few blocks, containing attributes, but no lines (or anything else). All blocks are inserted on the same point. There is nothing visible on that insert point. It would be nice to...

    Started by Emmanuel Delay‎, 25th Feb 2015 11:39 am
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    • Replies: 19
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    25th Feb 2015 05:25 pm Go to last post
  9. Help "linked text" by using "Insert field" issues

    Recently, I am trying to use fields to control date and month in a Mtext. Setup as follow: 2014-01-15 ('01' is a linked text value from a block attribute object. I want to control the month)....

    Started by tunglete‎, 25th Feb 2015 07:11 am
    • Replies: 0
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    25th Feb 2015 07:11 am Go to last post
  10. DRAWORDER keeps changing

    so, I have a raster image underlay in my drawing and I set the DRAWORDER to BACK in order to trace over. The problem is, when I do certain commands, like for instance, merge layers, or move...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 23rd Feb 2015 05:08 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    24th Feb 2015 10:19 am Go to last post
  11. Rectangular vs isometric

    I'm working in the isometric viw (transform 2D in isometric) Why the dimensions (linear and angular) are different in 2d (retangular snap) to isometric... Like, when i do a triangle with , 324...

    Started by joao56777‎, 23rd Feb 2015 06:38 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Feb 2015 07:46 pm Go to last post
  12. Autocad 2013 vertices problem

    Can anyone has good heart to help and give me solution on my problem. This is the problem, when i draw any object it appears always on the object small rectangular blue in color. The worse on this...

    Started by acadesign09‎, 22nd Feb 2015 06:00 am
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Feb 2015 01:01 pm Go to last post
  13. TXT2MTXT (Express Tool) Vertical Line Spacing...

    Hi guys, Just wondering how to control the vertical line spacing for the MTEXT created when using the TXT2MTXT Express Tool. I have tried adjusting the TSPACEFAC system variable, and while that...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 19th Feb 2015 09:05 am
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Feb 2015 06:19 pm Go to last post
  14. Any way to list what is using a layer in 2009?

    Hey all. In CAD 2009, is there a way of finding out what objects and blocks are associated with a layer? I'm re-organising a drawing and have several layers that are 'blank' but not purging....

    Started by DDP‎, 18th Feb 2015 10:55 am
    • Replies: 6
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    18th Feb 2015 04:28 pm Go to last post
  15. Custom Linetype not showing up on all computers

    I created a linetype using a shp, however it is only showing up on my computer and not on anyone elses. Right now the .lin, .shp and .shx are all in a folder on a server where they can be accessed by...

    Started by Hoy_Eco‎, 17th Feb 2015 10:41 pm
    custom linetype, linetype
    • Replies: 6
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    18th Feb 2015 03:20 pm Go to last post
  16. Change Lower case to upper case MLD text??

    Is it possible to change the multileader text from Lower case to upper case all at once? rather change one by one. Thanks

    Started by Sengna‎, 15th Feb 2015 06:27 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    18th Feb 2015 02:47 am Go to last post
  17. Load custom profile at startup

    We are switching from ACAD 10 to 15. For some reason I can't get 15 to automatically load my custom profile. I've imported it and set it to current but when I restart autocad it goes back to the...

    Started by Pizzaddict‎, 17th Feb 2015 07:05 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    18th Feb 2015 02:39 am Go to last post
  18. Stretch or resize drawings with multiple source and destination points

    Hello. Is there a procedure to stretch a drawing from its multiple source points to corresponding destination points? Your help is very much appreciated. Thank you.

    Started by ctdlc888‎, 17th Feb 2015 12:54 am
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 309
    18th Feb 2015 12:47 am Go to last post
  19. Is there a way to match VP overrides?

    Is there a way to match VP overrides? Meaning from 1 viewport to another like matching properties.

    Started by vernonlee‎, 17th Feb 2015 01:35 am
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Feb 2015 01:27 pm Go to last post
  20. Drawing Dynamic Block - strech issue

    Dear all, After venturing into the world of dynamic blocks a few weeks ago, I came across an issue I can't seem to solve. Please see the file attached to see what I what to achieve: I have...

    Started by Verbrugghe‎, 17th Feb 2015 11:36 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 189
    17th Feb 2015 12:58 pm Go to last post
  21. how to hide this message when open any dwg.

    how to hide this message always showing when I try to open this drawing please.

    Started by afrazawan‎, 17th Feb 2015 06:11 am
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Feb 2015 11:23 am Go to last post
  22. I need LISP to delete unused layer.

    dear friends im looking for any tool who will help me to delete unused layer. suppose i have one dwg. i want to keep only used layer all other want to delete from my drawing plz help me

    Started by afrazawan‎, 17th Feb 2015 06:13 am
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 248
    17th Feb 2015 09:46 am Go to last post
  23. how to remove this error of .shx

    Kindly can some one help me how to remove this dialog box always showing when open any draiwng kindly help me there is some custom line type but i want delete it hw possible plz

    Started by afrazawan‎, 15th Feb 2015 12:44 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 415
    16th Feb 2015 02:56 pm Go to last post
  24. Change back Save setting & properties missing

    Hey guy, i had face the problem by following the picture,even i restart is still no work? what should i do? Pic1: save problem Pic2: cant edit any properties on cad, even line or right...

    Started by khlow‎, 16th Feb 2015 02:45 am
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Feb 2015 03:09 am Go to last post
  25. Which one is correct for this dimension method?

    Which method is the correct way to dimension the location of the door for the floor plan top of the bottom one (on pic below)? i am not sure if i should reference from the wall to the center of door...

    Started by Sengna‎, 13th Feb 2015 07:30 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 509
    16th Feb 2015 02:45 am Go to last post

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