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  1. Autocomplete dialog box appears at the right end of command bar

    Hello In AutoCAD 2015, on the Command Line Bar, the Autocomplete / Autocorrect Dialog box appears on the Right side of Command Line Bar instead of its default position on the left side. How do I...

    Started by PRSS‎, Today 02:38 pm
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  2. Radius dimension type

    I want all radius dimensions to be displayed like on picture above

    Started by Hrki‎, Today 12:53 pm
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  3. Line with editable text

    Hi I want to create a custom line with pre-defined text in start, middle and end of line as shown in image. The text should be 3 times per Line / Segment and Editable... Please help...! :)

    Started by azher‎, 1st May 2015 01:18 am
    • Replies: 6
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    2nd May 2015 04:31 am Go to last post
  4. Annotative attributes; only one scale shows.

    Myself and a colleague are setting up new annotative blocks and we are trying to add annotative attributes to our door blocks. The trouble is that the attributes only seem to show up in one scale. ...

    Started by Glen1980‎, 1st May 2015 04:32 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    2nd May 2015 03:28 am Go to last post
  5. External references frame problem

    Hi, I have a problem with frame lines form external reference (image). XCLIPFRAME and PDFFRAME are set to 0 but that doesn't help and when the .dwg file is ploted to .pdf, upper frame lines are...

    Started by borko92‎, 30th Apr 2015 01:46 pm
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  6. Moved: Custom Linetype that incorporates shape

    Started by Proctor‎, 30th Apr 2015 09:30 pm
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  7. How/where should I start a distance and bearings surveying polyline?

    Hi everybody, I've been reading tutorials about entering surveyor data, but still there is something I don't get it. Let's say I want to draw this scan in autocad (I already know how to enter...

    Started by jp122‎, 21st Apr 2015 09:10 pm
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  8. Uneditable Attribute Definitions

    Hi, I was wondering if there was a way to create an attribute definition in a block that doesn't show up as editable. Sort of like making a read-only attribute definition. Is this possible? ...

    Started by cgv‎, 29th Apr 2015 12:41 am
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    30th Apr 2015 06:05 am Go to last post
  9. Large Discrepancy on Distance Measurements

    Greetings readers and admin alike! In short, the problem is as follows: As soon as I attempt to measure certain elements, the indicated distance is far from real (Refer to Picture 1). After...

    Started by Jnr_Eng_ZA‎, 28th Apr 2015 10:12 pm
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  10. Question Split LayIso into 2 commands- OFF and VPfreeze

    Hi there, I want to take the Layer Isolate command and separate it out into 2 different commands and then make shortcuts for them. 1. LayIso --> layers turn OFF 2. LayIso --> Lock and Fade ...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 1st Jan 2015 02:52 pm
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  11. 1/2"= full size?

    So I got a dwg from another company and noticed when I tried to add dims to my detail, the detail was actually drawn at 1/2"=1'-0" When I scaled the detail up it obviously is a lot larger. They also...

    Started by carbons2k‎, 28th Apr 2015 07:27 pm
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    29th Apr 2015 05:54 am Go to last post
  12. How do i start this drawing?

    Can anyone help me?

    Started by cthulhu‎, 27th Apr 2015 10:43 pm
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    28th Apr 2015 12:51 am Go to last post
  13. Cool Linetypes from HELL

    Tried to attach a blank drawing (but exceeds max size), which has been cleaned up as much as I can... purged, detached X-REFS, ran Superpurge, kicked around and otherwise abused... Still cannot get...

    Started by slimpickinz‎, 23rd Apr 2015 04:46 pm
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  14. Lock objects in model space Autocad 2015

    Is it posible to lock the objects in modelspaces?for example these three circles to that they can't be moved by accident when i edit other things. These 3 circles are vertical pipe reference for the...

    Started by Sengna‎, 24th Apr 2015 05:32 pm
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  15. Dynamic Block that conforms to Text Length

    Hi All, I am working on slowly creating some new standards for my office and am starting with some drawing tag blocks. What I need to know is if there is a way to have geometry stretch/move...

    Started by 3Darchitect‎, 24th Apr 2015 09:52 pm
    attributes, dynamic block, text
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  16. Ordinate Dimension Mode

    If one of the Gurus here would be kind enough to give a novice a step by step sequence of moves to reach the ordinate dimension mode for both X and Y axes it certainly would be appreciated.I am using...

    Started by gotchy‎, 24th Apr 2015 04:55 pm
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    24th Apr 2015 09:11 pm Go to last post
  17. Explode the new array (rectangular) objects

    Is there a way to globally explode all the arrays (rectangular) in my design. Some of the arrays are buried in nested blocks. I didn't know if anyone has a lsp routine that could do this. All the...

    Started by jscad1‎, 24th Apr 2015 08:09 pm
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  18. Drawing C-channel?? fillet

    I tried to draw this C12X 25 channel on CAD, i got most of the info i need but except one thing is the fillet size, it didn't call out on the standard table, what fillet radius should i use? how did...

    Started by Sengna‎, 23rd Apr 2015 02:52 am
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    24th Apr 2015 12:56 pm Go to last post
  19. Scale List Clean

    In my job I work off surveys and alot of the time they come in with a million scales and it takes me AGES to scroll through them all. I have been using Scale List Edit to clean up my files....but...

    Started by bumblebbabe‎, 21st Apr 2015 07:31 am
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  20. Dynamic Input (F12)

    Randomly thru the day, my Dynamic Input keeps shutting off. I never use any of the 'F' keys, and as sure as I'm typing have never hit even by accident the F12 key. Is there another combination of...

    Started by jvanabel‎, 23rd Apr 2015 02:56 pm
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    23rd Apr 2015 07:44 pm Go to last post
  21. Text Block Boundaries

    I'm wondering if there is any way to show/deal with text boundaries. To clarify, if you add some text to a drawing, as you type, you can see a border around what you're typing. However, that is the...

    Started by EatingSteak‎, 23rd Apr 2015 05:42 pm
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    23rd Apr 2015 06:39 pm Go to last post
  22. cant make block annotative

    I'm trying to make a block annotative but when I try to select yes for annotative in the properties dialog it doesn't change not what I'm doing wrong.

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 23rd Apr 2015 04:33 pm
    • Replies: 3
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  23. refedit issues

    There are occasions the Refedit command does not work.... The Acad response is as such : _REFEDIT Errors found in references to other objects: ** Application reference missing: ACAD, to...

    Started by Hsanon‎, 22nd Apr 2015 06:36 am
    • Replies: 8
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    23rd Apr 2015 01:26 pm Go to last post
  24. setting Ordinate Dimension precision

    I love using my ordinate dimensions but in most of my work, 1/4" is far close enough for precision... it's easy to select my source coordinate and change the precision but can I set it prior? :?

    Started by jvanabel‎, 21st Apr 2015 09:09 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    22nd Apr 2015 01:24 pm Go to last post
  25. Dimensions showing BOTH metric and imperial?

    Hi- I'd like to dimension a drawing in both feet and centimeters. Is there some sort of DimStyle workaround to get this to happen automatically? Yes, I know I could manually overwrite each...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 20th Apr 2015 03:30 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    22nd Apr 2015 12:26 pm Go to last post

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