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  1. Question Hatching takes forever and locksout/crashes CAD

    Any ideas as to why when I hatch lately it seam to take forever even with simple hatching (I was hatching a zebra crossing) the first take 10-15mins or even longer resulting in the program greying...

    Started by AJSmith‎, Today 07:32 am
    • Replies: 2
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    Today 02:27 pm Go to last post
  2. Dimension extension line weird behaviour

    Hi all, Take a look at the attached picture. All dims are done with the same settings, I changed nothing inbetween dimensioning, however... The extension lines are different. When I pull...

    Started by byk3bep‎, Today 08:10 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 92
    Today 11:53 am Go to last post
  3. Exclamation Need help with my AutoCad homework

    How to I type the decimal points like .25? It just shows me an error when I type .25/12

    Started by aminkovskaya‎, Today 02:16 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 142
    Today 10:56 am Go to last post
  4. Bearings

    Is there any option in CAD that inverts bearings the other way around? I have been plotting road plans and i always have this problem. the plans i plot are like mirrored from the original plans. (i...

    Started by imiiiat‎, 17th Sep 2014 02:11 am
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 228
    Yesterday 08:36 am Go to last post
  5. Xref - can't Edit In Place

    I have a floor plan dwg Xref'd into 2 other files; firstly Xrefd into a Master dwg; secondly attached as a Reference into a Microstation dgn file. To start with, in the Master dwg, I could Edit...

    Started by fostertom‎, 17th Sep 2014 03:25 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Sep 2014 03:50 pm Go to last post
  6. Snap POINTS

    Im seeing blue snap points in my drawing even if i turned off snap. how can i turn it off?

    Started by imiiiat‎, 17th Sep 2014 07:06 am
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Sep 2014 07:18 am Go to last post
  7. Trim Problem

    I am not able to trim solid hatch.

    Started by Barry_47‎, 12th Sep 2014 04:56 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    16th Sep 2014 03:02 pm Go to last post
  8. Smile Link Multiple Object to Single Field

    i would just want to ask if it is possible to select multiple objects then link it to a single field? i want to link the areas of multiple polylines / hatches into field so i don't need to update...

    Started by nod684‎, 15th Sep 2014 10:05 am
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Sep 2014 10:39 am Go to last post
  9. how to globally change text color to by layer in autocad 2008

    how to globally change text color to by layer in autocad 2008

    Started by gil9166‎, 9th Oct 2009 04:59 pm
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    • Replies: 31
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    16th Sep 2014 10:33 am Go to last post
  10. Auto-number Attributes in Autocad 2014 LT

    Dear all, Is there a way to have multiple blocks with the same attribute auto-number (1,2,3,4...) based on the order selected? in Autocad 2014 LT

    Started by arunz‎, 16th Sep 2014 09:44 am
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Sep 2014 10:30 am Go to last post
  11. Layout border

    Please how to fit layout border (stretch- align) in viewport with print margins in AutoCAD 2012? Thx.

    Started by nikson‎, 14th Sep 2014 09:27 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Sep 2014 11:57 am Go to last post
  12. AutoCAD 2015 minimizing after clicking 'Show Desktop' button

    I have upgraded to AutoCAD 2015 and when I am working on a drawing and click the Show Desktop button (Windows 7) and then go back into AutoCAD, the window is always minimised. It's driving me mad,...

    Started by sparklerach‎, 4th Aug 2014 08:05 am
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Sep 2014 07:30 am Go to last post
  13. Problem with OSNAP to tangent

    Hi, I'm having a problem with OSNAP and am not sure what I'm doing wrong. As you can see from the attached photo, I am using offset to create a parallel line to the one selected (the leftmost line)...

    Started by Valiance‎, 11th Sep 2014 02:36 am
    • Replies: 5
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    11th Sep 2014 11:47 am Go to last post
  14. Set a desired dimension style as current style without going into the dialogue?

    Is there a shortcut for setting a certain dimstyle as default similar to right clicking 'set current as default' (which is available for some features) without going into the dialogue box? It would...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 8th Sep 2014 10:25 pm
    dimensions, dimstyle, shortcut
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Sep 2014 10:04 am Go to last post
  15. Completely disable 3d mode + Green and Red Cursor

    I don't know what I accidentally pressed or changed to make my cross hairs red and green, I think it has to do with 3d mode. is there a way to completely disable this so there's no accidentally...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 19th Aug 2014 09:06 pm
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    3d mode, cursor
    • Replies: 11
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    9th Sep 2014 01:04 am Go to last post
  16. Converting PDF

    I want to bring in a pdf file into autocad 2009 but the command does not recognize pdf. How do I convert pdf so that I can use as dwg. file in autocad?

    Started by drs2034‎, 30th Aug 2014 08:59 pm
    converting pdf files
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 410
    8th Sep 2014 10:57 pm Go to last post
  17. can the default for deleting a layer after laymrg has been used, be set to YES?

    I have a bunch of drawings from our client that were created for construction purposes and were originally made in a Microstation 3D parametric environment so is full of blocks with embedded layers....

    Started by mdwebneck‎, 4th Sep 2014 02:12 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    default, laymrg, parameter, prompt
    • Replies: 13
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    8th Sep 2014 01:58 pm Go to last post
  18. Changing line type of Blocks

    Hello everyone... Anybody here know how to change the line type of block without going to block editor?... Basically, here's the scenario... I have one block that am going to use for lighting...

    Started by marjune23‎, 6th Sep 2014 11:57 am
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Sep 2014 06:13 am Go to last post
  19. Can I lock columns positions and widths in Layer Properties Manager?

    This is minor annoyance for me. Anytime I open a drawing the Layer Properties Manager columns open with the columns wider than necessary and I have to resize them. Is there any way to lock the...

    Started by CalypsoArt‎, 5th Sep 2014 09:46 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    5th Sep 2014 09:46 pm Go to last post
  20. Problem with selecting exploded array by some AutoCAD 2005

    On the company computer is there problem with selecting exploded array. On this computer is installed autocad 2005 (on other computers running AutoCAD 2005, no problem). I created an array in...

    Started by Wojciech‎, 5th Sep 2014 11:39 am
    • Replies: 0
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    5th Sep 2014 11:39 am Go to last post
  21. Node Measuring System

    Hello all, I work in utilities and would like to set node points at certain points of a network and have a table populate with the dimensions from each node point. Is there anyway of doing this...

    Started by WodMarsden‎, 30th May 2014 01:53 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Sep 2014 02:31 pm Go to last post
  22. Midpoint on line not visible (Grips?)

    Hey, on my work pc i'm missing two features i used to have: - Firstly, when i click a PL i can't see the midpoint of the line, and can't drag the line like i used to. I tried to change GRIPS, but...

    Started by NBI‎, 23rd Aug 2012 01:25 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    3rd Sep 2014 06:39 pm Go to last post
  23. Arcs tangent to two other arcs/circles

    How do I draw an arc/circle tangent to two other arcs/circles? Ultimately, I am trying to create a snail cam drawing.

    Started by andymccallum‎, 3rd Sep 2014 09:20 am
    arc, tangents
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 283
    3rd Sep 2014 12:47 pm Go to last post
  24. how to increase text selection

    How can i increase text selection? AutoCad 2014 Thanks

    Started by azman‎, 2nd Sep 2014 05:11 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 167
    2nd Sep 2014 08:04 am Go to last post
  25. Missing tool pallet groups

    I used to have different tool pallet groups I could change to if necessary. They seam to have disappeared? I was really looking for my custom one, but the fact that all the stock ones are gone have...

    Started by hertz hound‎, 1st Sep 2014 03:15 pm
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 148
    1st Sep 2014 03:15 pm Go to last post

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