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  1. Problem with stretching

    I've been having problems with the STRETCH command. If I start a STRETCH, select the upper right selection box point to use 'crossing', then ZOOM into an area to accurately select the second (lower...

    Started by joopvz‎, Yesterday 12:27 pm
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  2. Refedit Problem

    Some time Refedit not working, giving below message. Command: REFEDIT Select reference: Errors found in references to other objects: ** Application reference missing: ACAD, to...

    Started by CAD USER‎, 20th Nov 2015 08:02 am
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Nov 2015 08:41 pm Go to last post
  3. What FONT does your firm use?

    I was just curious as to what others use as their default font? We use Arial.ttf

    Started by iconeo‎, 29th Oct 2015 10:49 pm
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  4. Question Multi leader background mask

    Is it possible to add a transparency to the multi leader background mask? I know you can change the color, I just want to change transparency. Thanks

    Started by jbgraphic‎, 17th Nov 2015 11:41 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Nov 2015 04:09 pm Go to last post
  5. working with dimensional constraints

    Hi, I'm trying to set up my drawing (see attached) so that when a new width/height dimension is entered, the rest of the dimensions adjust. I have applied geometric dimensions, as well as...

    Started by jalba‎, 20th Nov 2015 07:52 pm
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  6. Constraints

    Ran into this one today. Had totally forgotten about it. :facepalm: Had a user that was not able to edit objects in a drawing. At first, I thought it was grouped together but it turns out that the...

    Started by Squirltech‎, 17th Nov 2015 08:54 pm
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  7. Text explode - geometry

    Hi, I've got a problem with txtexp command. After using this function text (*.shx) changes place on screen. For example I have some text inside my screen and when I use this command text moves on...

    Started by Jakub‎, 10th Nov 2015 03:29 pm
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    15th Nov 2015 12:02 am Go to last post
  8. radius power dimension landing in nowhereland

    I have been fighting with dimensions lately. Some setting must have mysteriously changed. See the capture. I placed a radius dimension and the tip lands somewhere far off, and the dimension is wrong....

    Started by PGuatney‎, 6th Nov 2015 11:51 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    13th Nov 2015 09:04 pm Go to last post
  9. Problem with trim tool on polylines

    Hello people of Cadtutor! Im having an issue with trimming polylines which i have created from alignments in Civil 3D. Trying to get my alignment to snap to another alingment, but it won´t just...

    Started by Dragspelarn‎, 13th Nov 2015 01:50 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Nov 2015 02:35 pm Go to last post
  10. Drag & Drop

    Im using ACAD2013 and Drag & Drop function is not working. Normally from 2010 I just hi light/select a pline or object hold right click & drag it to another drawing and works fine. but on 2013 I cant...

    Started by SanMiguel‎, 12th Nov 2015 02:57 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    12th Nov 2015 03:17 pm Go to last post
  11. Draw pulldown showing the word modelling instead of icon

    I use Autocad 2013 and i use the classic set up. and last week i accidentally clicked and lost my classic set up. When i tried to pull up the icons and reset but nothing happens. I have managed to...

    Started by acarpenter‎, 9th Nov 2015 10:27 am
    • Replies: 7
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    12th Nov 2015 12:21 pm Go to last post
  12. Laughing Dimension Leader?

    Hello world. Looking for a bit of help here on these dimensions... Most are radius dimensions and one is a diameter, all have the same dimension style. I snapped a ray from the vertex of one leader...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 5th Nov 2015 11:19 pm
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  13. Question Draw a Lot using Coordinates from Google Earth

    Hi. I'm a beginner in CAD, I'm going to ask how to draft a lot using the coordinates(latitude and longitude) from google earth. Example: Point A. Latitude: 11 Degree 18'2.22"N Longitude: 124...

    Started by Subiran‎, 10th Nov 2015 01:31 pm
    google earth, latitude, longitude, plot
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  14. Layer Properties window color - change from grey to old fashioned white?

    I've updated to 2015, and most of the changes aren't a big deal. However, the new version shows the layer properties window with a medium grey background. I find it visually difficult to tell what...

    Started by tmd218‎, 27th Oct 2015 03:59 pm
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    10th Nov 2015 02:40 am Go to last post
  15. Smile Clean screen except command line

    Dear All users, I would to Clean screen in Autocad 2012 Except Command line, I am using Ctrl+0 for clean screen, but it show's title bar, but I don't want to see my title bar also. Please...

    Started by CAD USER‎, 9th Nov 2015 10:34 am
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  16. Circle in isometric plane doesn't look right

    I'm having some trouble drawing circles in the isometric plane. The crosshairs are right, but the circle is drawn just as if I was drafting in the regular XY-plane no matter what isoplane I'm using....

    Started by Siberian‎, 9th Nov 2015 10:38 am
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  17. Changing crosshairs into an isometric view

    I'm drafting something in the XY-plane. In order to explain a small detail I want to include a small isometric piece. I don't want to rotate my entire model into an isometric view as it's heavy and...

    Started by Siberian‎, 7th Nov 2015 08:15 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    7th Nov 2015 08:36 pm Go to last post
  18. Autocad "Selection" window pops up unwanted

    Hi, My Autocad is haunted and occasionally it just changes and annoys me until I get used to it. But I hate this and it does inhibit productivity. As per the attached image, if I have two objects...

    Started by illused‎, 19th Jul 2010 07:56 am
    • Replies: 8
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    7th Nov 2015 01:29 am Go to last post
  19. multiscreens

    Hello, We have access to autocad 2014 to 2016 on our machines. I am almost positive in autocad 2014 that it is impossible to view two dwg files on two different screens unless you open a second...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 23rd Oct 2015 12:29 am
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  20. Question Hiding .BAK files

    Hello just wondering if there is anyway of hiding the .bak files. as becoming painful with my folders, when have anything over 10 drawings have to scroll down. if i try and sort by type it puts the...

    Started by bennyboy86‎, 7th Oct 2015 02:41 am
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  21. Hatch problem

    Hi to all, I have a problem with solid hatch when export drawing from Illustrator. When open exported dwg, hatch shows strange strains, which are part of it... any help?

    Started by rakunat‎, 3rd Nov 2015 11:36 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Nov 2015 12:41 pm Go to last post
  22. can i change the degree using the Quick property table?

    I want to change from 19 Deg to 20 Deg by type in from the quick prop table that was show up, when i typed in the calculator showed up but the line was still 19 deg. In the table i should type in...

    Started by Sengna‎, 3rd Nov 2015 01:52 am
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd Nov 2015 05:54 pm Go to last post
  23. Custom Linetype problem

    Hi there everyone, I've been using a custom linetype including the characters "/" and "\" to make a "V" shaped-indentation in the line. Problem is, when I convert a polyline boundary to a...

    Started by GGuzzler‎, 2nd Nov 2015 05:56 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    3rd Nov 2015 10:29 am Go to last post
  24. stretch/extend

    some of you probably think i am a newb but i cant figure it out. I know extend well. One must use a source to extend to. My problem is stretch. I want to be able to highlight multiple objects and...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 31st Oct 2015 11:46 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    1st Nov 2015 01:33 pm Go to last post
  25. How can i change the Backspace button's function into another button

    Hi all, Each time i need to edit a text, i always have to tap the Backspace button. This button is pretty far from my left hand(when my right hand is holding the mouse), so i wonder if anyone...

    Started by cookieguy20000‎, 26th Oct 2015 04:34 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 336
    31st Oct 2015 04:12 pm Go to last post

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