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  1. Inset dwg into another one.

    Hi. Need some help her. I've 5 dwg drawings (each with a building) that I want to insert to another on wich is a city plan. All of them are georeferenced. 1) Wich is the best command to do...

    Started by Casusa‎, 29th Jun 2016 04:47 pm
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  2. Cannot find or create the font ArialMT

    not sure if this is the right place for this, but i'm having a few text issues publishing to pdf.. its coming up with this msg saying "Cannot find or create the font ArialMT. Some characters may not...

    Started by masterfal‎, 29th Jun 2016 10:31 am
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    29th Jun 2016 09:32 pm Go to last post
  3. Can't explod hatch patterns

    I am using AutoCAD 2015 and I'm unable to explode hatch patterns. I tested the file with other computers in the office and it worked fine so it has to be a setting on my machine. Under the hatch and...

    Started by Sparky‎, 27th May 2016 02:08 pm
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  4. Change dimension line length when text is outside / beside dimension

    Can i change the length of the dimension line 'extension' when my dimension text placement is beside the dimension line (see attached image)?

    Started by mane222‎, 21st Feb 2013 06:08 am
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  5. Question Attribute tag uses capital letters - how to change it?

    AutoCAD LT 2016 - type att - type test_attribute as the attribute tag - place it - the attribute has name TEST_ATTRIBUTE is there a setting that controls that behavior? I don't want to use...

    Started by pefi‎, 23rd Jun 2016 04:26 pm
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  6. How to do this?

    I would like this pattern circling around a cylinder with circumference of 61. How to do this?

    Started by basty‎, 26th Jun 2016 04:21 pm
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  7. .dwg File Growth

    Ahoy, CadTutor, I am a new member to this site. Not new to AutoCad, but not very accomplished. Some fairly simple files have ballooned to 'large'. Autocad 16 Example: One crept-up from ~~...

    Started by rhbelter‎, 20th Jun 2016 11:41 pm
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  8. Hatching previously selected items, going out of boundaries

    I have the following element, it's composed of a bunch of closed lines, altough the vertical ones at the edges go slighty beyond their limits. What i'm trying to do is select all of the...

    Started by CesarA‎, 23rd Jun 2016 05:53 pm
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  9. Facilities Planner

    Hello friends, Please help me understand, as well as, resolve my current line-type scale issue. I set my scale in model space and it appears perfect. I create a view-port in paper-space and my...

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 23rd Jun 2016 04:23 am
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  10. Snap problem in Polish version of AC2016 and 2017

    I have a problem becouse sometimes I have to use some sort of Snap, which I have normally turned off (for example, nearest). And now: 1) When I press Shift + right click and I will choose nearest...

    Started by ziele_o2k‎, 22nd Jun 2016 12:17 am
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  11. Dtext text orientation while typing

    Hello All, In my older version of autoCAD (2006) when I used the "dtext" command I could click on the screen for the first point (to establish location) and then click a second point (to indicate...

    Started by mstrwill‎, 20th Jun 2016 10:24 pm
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  12. Problem drawing hidden lines

    Hello, I have a series of lines that I need to convert to hidden lines. Please let me give you the sequence that I used. I typed ltype at the command line and when my Linetype Manager window...

    Started by davidoff‎, 20th Jun 2016 05:11 pm
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  13. Smile SCales

    Hi All, Desperate here! I have a three drawings all on the same page at 1:1 scale. I am needing to print these three drawings onto an A3 piece of paper all at different scales. I was...

    Started by EmShaw‎, 15th Jun 2016 05:33 am
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  14. Parallelogram area problem

    Hi, I have a simple parallelogram shape and tried to calculate the area using the AREA command but it's giving me the wrong area. It's giving me 995.28m2 but it should actually be 1084.20m2....

    Started by banatalie‎, 17th Jun 2016 03:45 am
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  15. Single Line tool?

    Hi I have lots of rooms that I need to mark with and ID. 1 , 2 , 3 and so on. My question is, is there a way I can do this fast and easy. Without having to copy the single line text and paste...

    Started by ChristopherM‎, 16th Jun 2016 12:48 pm
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  16. AutoCAD how to resize textfit

    hello experts, i have one converted drawing from pdf to dwg. in this drawing text is fit mode. how do i reset it to normal text mode. please help as soon as possible.

    Started by mohammedyounus‎, 14th Jun 2016 12:42 pm
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  17. changing text font of many entities

    Hi All Something strange has happened, changing pc's and from 2016 LT to full version 2017, some of my cad blocks have had all their text go funny. so I'm trying to get them all back to Arial...

    Started by mvrcad‎, 14th Jun 2016 01:47 am
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  18. "INVALID KEYWORD OPTION" when editing tables

    Hi all, This is very strange and I couldn't find out why my AutoCAD is behaving like this today. Basically when I try to edit table objects using ribbon buttons, the EditTableCell command won't...

    Started by bababarghi‎, 15th Jun 2016 01:09 am
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  19. How do I get rid of this menu bar

    This thing stays in the way of my Windows options, ie minimize, restore down, as well as my options from UltraMon for multiple screen options. How do I get rid of it, I have never used it.

    Started by jdugan4859‎, 13th Jun 2016 03:52 am
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  20. Embarrassed Resizing or scaling paper-space

    I used one of my own dwt file templates, created my model, switched to paper from model at the left bottom of the document/drawing area and prepared my title block etc. Then I did the stupid thing...

    Started by Redesigner‎, 5th Jun 2016 02:41 am
    resizing paper space
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  21. Command line separator?

    Hello, i wanna turn off several layers individually, the "*" parameter isn't the best choice since they begin with different names. I've heard theres a character that allows you to separate...

    Started by CesarA‎, 8th Jun 2016 02:33 pm
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  22. Question Remove ALL formatting from Tables?

    Reference the red outlines: I brought in Tables from Excel via Paste Special > AutoCAD Entities so I could quickly copy/paste into one of my pre-formatted schedule styles. The problem is, you...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 3rd Apr 2016 07:48 pm
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  23. Scale fit object in layout view

    Hi everyone I have two indentical object in model view. I would like to put those objects in layout separately and scale to printing margins. Middle button on mouse only scaling both object in...

    Started by nikson‎, 8th Jun 2016 01:44 pm
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  24. text override

    I wish to place some text below my numerical dimension and below the dimension line. I was shown, in the past, to go to properties/text/text override and type in <>\x followed by my text. This works...

    Started by td88‎, 14th Apr 2009 04:29 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    8th Jun 2016 01:39 pm Go to last post

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