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  1. Linetype issue

    Hello. I have 2 drawings with same MSLT,PSLT,LT scales set to 1, visretain to 0, and same line types and scales for my elements (lintels). However in Drawing 1 paperspace the line is dashed, and in...

    Started by Olzhas‎, Yesterday 10:42 am
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  2. Attribute not visible ( all modes on like ATTDISP)

    Hi Guys, I have used attributes for title block. When I opened the block edit it shows all the tags and prompts. But unfortunately when I save the block and start giving values in Title block one...

    Started by MOORADAN‎, 28th Oct 2014 11:10 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    Yesterday 05:11 am Go to last post
  3. Question re: osnap toolbar Acad 2007

    G'day gents. Is there a way to keep the osnap toolbar permanently docked on the "screen"? Forgive the terminology. Still learning about THAT.:roll: My previous system, 2000 was there...

    Started by jack nastyface‎, 28th Oct 2014 04:50 pm
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  4. What Is This

    The sanitary and vent pipes in plumbing chase are drawn "correctly". The line represents a sanitary line. What is your interpretation? Is it drawn correctly? Would you draw it this way?

    Started by RobDraw‎, 28th Oct 2014 12:17 pm
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    29th Oct 2014 03:25 pm Go to last post
  5. QLeader Settings

    I cannot alter the QLeader setting on a 2013 AutoCAD LT seat. I get this: Specify first leader point, or <Settings>: S C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD LT 2013\acdim.arx cannot find a...

    Started by Honda Matt‎, 1st Oct 2014 02:37 pm
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    29th Oct 2014 12:39 pm Go to last post
  6. Lineweights not showing up

    I have a block that represents a tree. It consists of a circle with a crosshair in the center. All three items are on layer 0, all attributes set to to "by layer", no thickness/width assigned to...

    Started by Tuck‎, 28th Oct 2014 07:43 pm
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    28th Oct 2014 11:47 pm Go to last post
  7. Edit Blocks

    So this is a basic question I am sure, I don't use blocks much but have a question, I have a block in a drawing that I want to edit, if I edit this will it change the original block and any other...

    Started by jbgraphic‎, 27th Oct 2014 03:41 pm
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    27th Oct 2014 04:51 pm Go to last post
  8. F2 Doesnt jump to command line

    Normally it used to be like that , now it opens a window , how do i bring back those settings? Thanks !

    Started by danielk‎, 27th Oct 2014 09:32 am
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    27th Oct 2014 02:38 pm Go to last post
  9. TEXT Edit

    Hello, Every time I try to insert a single line text it reverses the text on me. For example, "THRUST" turns into "TSURHT". Not sure why, I haven't changed anything under my settings. Thanks!

    Started by MAINEman5390‎, 24th Oct 2014 03:02 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    25th Oct 2014 04:07 pm Go to last post
  10. procedure for doing a detail on an ANSI A template

    Hi fellow members, I used to draw on Acad 2000 but I recently changed to Acad 2007. I am completely self taught & do cad very infrequently,so you may imagine I am rusty to say the least. I want to...

    Started by jack nastyface‎, 19th Oct 2014 09:04 pm
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    24th Oct 2014 11:04 pm Go to last post
  11. changing the size for all text and points

    Can anyone explain to me the best way to change the size of all existing points and text on a drawing?

    Started by bsutton‎, 24th Oct 2014 04:50 pm
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    24th Oct 2014 10:27 pm Go to last post
  12. Associative Dimension?

    Hello All, Lets say I have an image inserted into my drawing at 14.08" from a line. I want to make the image exactly 14.0" from the line. How can I move the image, so the current displayed...

    Started by Casio47‎, 22nd Oct 2014 09:45 pm
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    24th Oct 2014 02:22 am Go to last post
  13. hatch pattern is too big to fit in drawing

    Hello guys, My autocad drawing is very small. It's so small you can't see the pattern. How can I make the pattern smaller? Also, we need to make the hatch in a very small area in the selected...

    Started by digital_ownage‎, 23rd Oct 2014 10:38 am
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    small hatch
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    24th Oct 2014 02:01 am Go to last post
  14. autocad 2015: line by command line instead filling in those non-practical textboxes

    Hello guys, I've another question. I want to draw my lines 100% using the commandline. Instead my Autocad thinks different. There appear those weird textboxes at my mouse pointer. I dont want...

    Started by digital_ownage‎, 22nd Oct 2014 06:54 pm
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    23rd Oct 2014 10:29 pm Go to last post
  15. make autocad drawing 100times smaller

    Hello guys, I am currently making an autocad 2d drawing for a university assignment. I just realized I was making my drawing 100times too big. Too bad I dont want to start all over again because...

    Started by digital_ownage‎, 22nd Oct 2014 06:02 pm
    autocad, noob, scale 100times smaller
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    23rd Oct 2014 12:10 pm Go to last post
  16. How to delete unused block

    Dear all, I have problem with autocad 2D. My drawings have many unused blocks Which have no object inside. But it stay in my cad drawing and make my drawings size very big. So anyone who can give me...

    Started by sleepy86‎, 15th Oct 2014 12:03 pm
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    23rd Oct 2014 04:32 am Go to last post
  17. Curly bracket ( "}" ) shows as stacked number. Why?

    Hello, So I've been tasked with writing some code to revamp some P&ID drawings, so they can be easily edited by anyone with standard AutoCad. We currently use ACES (Autocad Civil Engineering...

    Started by dhrider123‎, 22nd Oct 2014 05:15 pm
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    23rd Oct 2014 03:15 am Go to last post
  18. Very slow properties CAD on a decent machine

    Hi all, I would appreciate any help I could get on this matter. I'm running CAD2011, a pretty good flavor of an i5, 8GB, Win7x64, 1GB graphics, etc... a nice-enough laptop for sure that CAD should...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 18th Nov 2010 02:07 pm
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    23rd Oct 2014 02:42 am Go to last post
  19. missing circle

    I can't seem to find to put figure out the where the put the R0.315 based off of the 0.871 height. And the rest of the radaii are chamfers?

    Started by blueinspiron‎, 22nd Oct 2014 10:21 pm
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    23rd Oct 2014 12:52 am Go to last post
  20. Date Filed Wont Update

    I have this thing happens when i saveas a new document from one file to another , the date field will update to the original document date , but wont update to the currente date , example : i have...

    Started by danielk‎, 22nd Oct 2014 12:19 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd Oct 2014 02:08 pm Go to last post
  21. Change selection from PROPERTIES or QP tab

    Hi everyone, I'm not sure is this is the right section for my question: Is it possible to change the selection from properties or quick properties tab? (see the picture) ex: like selecting only...

    Started by Grrr‎, 21st Oct 2014 08:22 pm
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    22nd Oct 2014 11:44 am Go to last post
  22. Mirror command cannot flip horizontally

    Solved! See the first response below to see the solution. (RobDraw's post) Hello, recently last night my mirror tool did not easily snap or flip to what I was trying to do in the red box shown in...

    Started by Kittie‎, 17th Oct 2014 05:08 am
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    21st Oct 2014 07:56 am Go to last post
  23. inputting MM from the command line in a architectural units drawing

    Hello, searched these keywords but seems like most answers involve scaling the drawing, so, specifically, I have a drawing that is in Architectural feet and inches. Most of the dimensions I am...

    Started by albroswift‎, 14th Oct 2014 03:23 am
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    21st Oct 2014 05:51 am Go to last post
  24. Super script for single line text

    Can you help me the text about superscript for single line text... such as "st,rd, th, nd........ etc...

    Started by anaskattayil‎, 18th Oct 2014 08:43 am
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Oct 2014 03:17 pm Go to last post
  25. dimensions

    I can't seem to figure out what the dimension is for the big circle on the left that is with the center line. I also have a question on how to input the degrees, minute into autocad instead of...

    Started by blueinspiron‎, 18th Oct 2014 08:08 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Oct 2014 08:38 pm Go to last post

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