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  1. Contour line to elevation

    Hi all! I have a CAD file with contour lines. Just need to add elevation information to the lines so it helps me to determine heights when making a model. Thanks :)...

    Started by blackmember‎, 19th Aug 2016 01:17 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    30th Aug 2016 08:09 pm Go to last post
  2. Unhappy Polyline end join style problem

    Dear anyone; At the movement I could not remember why this happens... Polyline Geometry Start segment 0.500 End segment 0.500 Global width 0.500

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 29th Aug 2016 07:18 am
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Aug 2016 06:45 pm Go to last post
  3. Editing dimensions

    I have a .dwg of a 4" valve and actuator. My customer needs an assembly drawing for a 6" valve with actuator. All he needs are the critical dimensions. Is there a way to "falsify", change the...

    Started by herguth1‎, 29th Aug 2016 02:26 pm
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    30th Aug 2016 02:40 pm Go to last post
  4. Backgound mask showing in some viewports on plot

    Hi, I have a drawing that incorporates a number of Multileaders that consist of a rectangle with some text inside and a background mask. This drawing is then Xref'd into another drawing.The issue I'm...

    Started by jkoll66‎, 10th Aug 2016 05:27 pm
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    30th Aug 2016 01:56 pm Go to last post
  5. dim scale linear

    Hi, my new company are using autocad LT and dim everything in paper space. I have no choice in the matter so am trying to follow procedure. I can see the benefits of it but have had a few...

    Started by comcu‎, 26th Aug 2016 02:54 pm
    dim scale linear, dimensions, paper spcae., scale
    • Replies: 2
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    29th Aug 2016 01:26 pm Go to last post
  6. Mtext issue - text style overrides

    I've attached a sample of some text we got in a CAD drawing from one of our clients. For whatever reason, all the standard text is showing up as vivaldi text for me. A coworker said he was able to...

    Started by ammobake‎, 17th Aug 2016 08:09 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    26th Aug 2016 10:47 pm Go to last post
  7. Question Plotting Latitude and Longitude in Vanilla ACAD 2014

    OK, so I'm an experienced CAD user but have never had to do anything but draw by metes and bounds before, so I need some direction here. I am trying to draw the location of a proposed driveway in...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 23rd Aug 2016 10:31 pm
    autocad 2014, coordinate systems, qgis, survey data
    • Replies: 4
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    25th Aug 2016 03:55 pm Go to last post
  8. Content Library ACAD 2017

    Hello, I am trying to create a content library in ACAD 2017 but cant seem to find how to do it on youtube or online, it only shows mechanical so not sure if its possible as there is no content tab,...

    Started by DAVEBRENNAN71‎, 23rd Aug 2016 04:49 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd Aug 2016 06:03 pm Go to last post
  9. interpolation contour lines

    Hello, i draw contour lines over a big area of planing. i draw them every 1 meter and gave them an elevation in their properties. now i want to draw lines every 20 cm. can i do that automaticly...

    Started by lotemsegal‎, 22nd Aug 2016 09:13 am
    • Replies: 5
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    23rd Aug 2016 11:00 am Go to last post
  10. Save model to layout

    How do I save a perspective model view to a layout tab? Mike ,AutoCAD 2005

    Started by MLM721‎, 21st Aug 2016 07:41 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Aug 2016 03:45 am Go to last post
  11. How to insert many text objects from CSV or XLSX to specific x,y locations?

    I'm about to receive a bunch of borehole data for a bigger project with x,y coordinates in state plane for each hole and I believe it will be sent as an Excel file. I'd like to add a...

    Started by ktd27‎, 18th Aug 2016 09:02 pm
    arraypath, excel to autocad, mtext, text
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Aug 2016 12:42 am Go to last post
  12. Need advice on this one!

    Hello All, Bear with me while I try to explain my situation....... I am not sure if my title is correct because I have never had this issue with a DWG file like this! This DWG shows four...

    Started by CEEinOrlando‎, 19th Aug 2016 12:55 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    19th Aug 2016 10:19 pm Go to last post
  13. Replace only selected blocks with a different one

    Let's say I have 20 blocks named "george" in my dwg. Now, I would like to replace only 7 of them with the block "george2". Is there a simple way to do it just by selecting these 7 and replacing their...

    Started by jukkoo‎, 11th Feb 2011 09:50 am
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    19th Aug 2016 09:13 pm Go to last post
  14. 2017 - LAYISO Command Settings?

    Just downloaded 2017, its Civil but I don't think that this will require to be moved to the civil thread. (Admin please feel free to move if this is in the wrong spot, I apologize if it is). When I...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 18th Aug 2016 02:54 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    19th Aug 2016 07:08 pm Go to last post
  15. Bullets & numbering greyed out AutoCAD 2011

    When i use mtext in autocad 2011 i cannot select bullets and numbering as it is greyed out. I did uncheck bullets and numbering by mistake and now cannot select it. Any ideas?

    Started by billynomates‎, 31st May 2011 08:58 am
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    19th Aug 2016 09:11 am Go to last post
  16. MLEADER align issues

    My issue is this: when using mleaders in Cad, I want my text to ALWAYS be left justified. Easy enough. When the leader is pointing left, after copying and editing the text, it works as I would...

    Started by jweber‎, 18th Aug 2016 12:10 am
    • Replies: 2
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    18th Aug 2016 11:53 pm Go to last post
  17. Question Dynamic block does not work in a new drawing

    Hi, I created some Dynamic Block and inserted them in a new Tool Palettes, but when I want to insert them in a new drawing the Block looses all the dynamic thing like rotation, flip... How can I...

    Started by Faouweb‎, 16th Aug 2016 09:45 am
    • Replies: 8
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    18th Aug 2016 10:31 am Go to last post
  18. Scaling a legend to dwg size

    How do I get this legend scaled down to my drawing size so I can use the same scale in my viewports rather than going back and forth between them? I know how to scale it, I don't know how to find...

    Started by SherryLF‎, 13th Aug 2016 03:20 pm
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    • Replies: 21
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    17th Aug 2016 03:14 pm Go to last post
  19. Linetype Generation

    Where would (if there is a way) I change the default setting for linetype generation? Whenever I draw a polyline the setting is set to disabled. I would like for it to be enabled instead. Any help is...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 17th Aug 2016 02:38 pm
    default, generation, linetype, setting
    • Replies: 4
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    17th Aug 2016 02:59 pm Go to last post
  20. working with constrained dimensions

    Hi, I wish to have a situation in which the intermediate dimensions change equally when I increase or decrease the overall dimension (see attached dwg file). And it is necessary to have the...

    Started by jalba‎, 3rd Aug 2016 06:22 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    16th Aug 2016 04:14 am Go to last post
  21. dimension coordinates in X,Y at same time

    How do I create a dimension for (X,Y) coordinate in Autocad LT. Not in full Autocad using a LISP etc. Should be able to click on a point and have it label the dimension for X,Y. Not ordinates,...

    Started by sigmatero‎, 15th Aug 2016 06:46 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Aug 2016 08:33 pm Go to last post
  22. Showing depth in side elevation

    Hi I've been asked to create a floor plan and side elevation for an extension of a house. I've done the floor plan but I'm having trouble with the side elevation. It just looks wrong. I think it's...

    Started by billydavies21‎, 11th Aug 2016 03:52 pm
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    • Replies: 20
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    15th Aug 2016 02:21 pm Go to last post
  23. Tools Palette Question

    Hi, I'm working on putting my plant blocks into a tool palette...Probably a stupid question but in doing this...it saves the tool palette to MY PROGRAM not my template, correct? S

    Started by SherryLF‎, 10th Aug 2016 11:41 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Aug 2016 01:56 pm Go to last post
  24. Smile Easy steps to create perspective drawing?

    Last winter I muddled through my AutoCAD and made a reasonable perspective. Now for a new project I have to start all over, and was hoping for some help from our experts, please.

    Started by MLM721‎, 11th Aug 2016 02:11 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Aug 2016 06:41 pm Go to last post
  25. Rogue Line

    Can anyone help with this issue. When we are printing (hard copy or pdf) a large line is coming across our drawings on one project only. To try and find this line I have unloaded and...

    Started by dsibbo‎, 8th Aug 2016 05:05 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 293
    10th Aug 2016 01:32 pm Go to last post

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