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  1. Set Units Decimal vs Architectural.

    Is there a way that i can set the units on autocad that work both way decimal and architectural: ex: i set the units type as decimal I want to offset a line 5 inch i do: Offset then specify offset...

    Started by Sengna‎, Today 12:44 am
    • Replies: 3
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  2. Move line into circles tangent

    I hope you understand the problem explained in picture.

    Started by Hrki‎, 20th May 2015 08:51 pm
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  3. problem with unselectable objects

    hi guys, in the attached drawing in the red square there are some objects that i cannot select. the drawing (in the red square) was first drawn in 3d, then flatshot to change it to 2d. when...

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 21st May 2015 09:07 am
    • Replies: 5
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    21st May 2015 11:13 am Go to last post
  4. Make an icon for filited rectangles?

    I know it's only about making 1 less click. But I'd like to make a "Filited Rectangle" icon to place in my toolbar. e.g. When I click the icon it immediately asks for the fillet radius. I've added...

    Started by CalypsoArt‎, 15th May 2015 05:25 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    20th May 2015 03:43 am Go to last post
  5. Pastclipping Blocks problem

    block problem. For some reason, when I make a block in one drawing and copy and paste it into another drawing, some of its characteristics get lost. For example, part of it is a rectangle with a...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 19th May 2015 04:50 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    19th May 2015 10:32 pm Go to last post
  6. AutoCAD table

    Hi all, I have a problem with an AutoCAD table. Using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 (AutoCAD profile). Table is linked to a dxe file. When table is inserted using current table style, i make some...

    Started by Shoey‎, 19th May 2015 04:07 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  7. xref saved path keeps reverting to old file location

    Ever since I put the titleblock xref in a new folder, the drawing where I xreffed it in, doesn't seem to 'remember' the new location. The old path location be under 'saved path' and I will change the...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 19th May 2015 02:56 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    19th May 2015 02:59 pm Go to last post
  8. Number text based on content

    Hi all, I'm looking to sequentially number all my text inserts but based on their content. For example, imagine I have 5 text boxes with the contents as "Text" and 5 with the contents "Number". ...

    Started by cmaso‎, 15th May 2015 03:50 pm
    number, text
    • Replies: 0
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    15th May 2015 03:50 pm Go to last post
  9. Delete unused blocks

    Hi, I have an CAD file with a lot blocks which I don't use. I would like to delete them. So I do "Purge" which took care of some but not all. There are still a lot of "cannot purge" blocks. So I do...

    Started by salmonrose‎, 3rd May 2011 11:25 pm
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    15th May 2015 03:37 pm Go to last post
  10. Finding perimeter of hatch

    Hi, I've got several large solid hatch objects and I was wondering if there was a way that I can find out the perimeters of these objects? It'll save me quite a bit of time from drawing a...

    Started by stryder444‎, 13th May 2015 05:01 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    15th May 2015 02:18 am Go to last post
  11. Creating a Boundary Line around Contours

    Hi Guys, I need to create a boundary line around a contour just like we create a hatch boundary. Is there a quick way of doing that instead of drafting that. Please let me know regards

    Started by MOORADAN‎, 15th May 2015 01:09 am
    • Replies: 2
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    15th May 2015 01:15 am Go to last post
  12. Dimensioning

    Hey guys, i think i am havin a problem with annotation layout. I need the dimensions to be standardizationed, and they do not seem to. How can I define them to be? Thanks... The attached picture...

    Started by rafaelrafa10‎, 12th May 2015 11:04 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th May 2015 01:49 pm Go to last post
  13. Line thickness changes while making copyclip to another drawing

    Dear all, I tried to copy an object from another drawing to my working drawing through copyclip command, and when I paste it in my present drawing, all the lines on the drawing changes to higher...

    Started by Mansur‎, 12th May 2015 06:25 am
    • Replies: 3
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    12th May 2015 09:47 am Go to last post
  14. HELP: File Tabs disappear when switching workspace.

    Using Autocad 2014. I have saved 2 different workspaces. The file tabs were open when it is saved But whenever i switch to a different workspace, the file tabs will disappear. How to...

    Started by vernonlee‎, 5th May 2015 07:01 am
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    12th May 2015 07:50 am Go to last post
  15. Set text size relative to screen

    Hi, I would like to know is their's a way of putting text size relative to screen Thank !

    Started by CadFrank‎, 7th May 2015 03:38 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    11th May 2015 05:36 pm Go to last post
  16. creating a new styles based on local settings

    hi making a new style is much more intuitive if you can preview the changes rather than setting it in the new style dialog. is there a way to create a new style based on the current local...

    Started by samifox‎, 6th May 2015 01:53 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    11th May 2015 07:22 am Go to last post
  17. Can part of line be switched to another layer?

    I'm trying to add doors where currently there are just lines for walls. Right now I'm doing that by drawing intersecting lines to use as reference points, using the trim feature to cut where I want...

    Started by samerickson89‎, 21st Apr 2015 10:05 pm
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    • Replies: 14
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    10th May 2015 12:32 am Go to last post
  18. draw order control (DRAWORDERCTL) question/issue

    So to start, I am using Autocad Architecture 2012. I have DRAWORDERCTL set to 3. i have a background JPG that I am using to trace over and I have the DRAWORDER set to 'Back' which is what I want ...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 7th May 2015 06:48 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    8th May 2015 02:47 pm Go to last post
  19. Command drop down missing!

    Hi, beginners question!: The auto-completing drop down has disappeared when I enter commands in Autocad 2015 - I still have the command line at the base of the window, but this seems slower than...

    Started by acjam‎, 7th May 2015 02:48 pm
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    8th May 2015 01:04 pm Go to last post
  20. How to copy a 3d drawing into a 2d drawing

    Hello, I am trying to copy a 3d drawing (one component) into a 2d drawing so as to display it in a kind of ISO version, but solid with no materials.. i have heard about using clipboard but can't...

    Started by Graham_Woolston‎, 7th May 2015 06:03 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    7th May 2015 07:35 pm Go to last post
  21. Section line and arrow called out

    Hi, can someone please confirm with me if i understand this is right, for an example, if i look at the floor plan drawing, when i see the section line with arrow pointing to left, all it means is...

    Started by Sengna‎, 7th May 2015 08:04 am
    section line
    • Replies: 3
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    7th May 2015 05:34 pm Go to last post
  22. JOIN command in earlier CAD

    I recently switched from Autocad Architecture 2015 to Autocad LT 2011 due to a new job. I am not sure if this is a setting or something that didn't come out till later versions but, my question is...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 5th May 2015 09:46 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    7th May 2015 05:48 am Go to last post
  23. Keep objects active after command

    Hi, I have a question that might be quite simple to solve - or impossible. As an architect, I have to move and rotate objects here an there and back again to see how they fit. Say, I have...

    Started by Randolph‎, 5th May 2015 10:01 am
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 279
    6th May 2015 04:21 am Go to last post
  24. 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: 3
    • Views: 271
    5th May 2015 09:45 am Go to last post
  25. 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, 4th May 2015 02:38 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 234
    5th May 2015 04:14 am Go to last post

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