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  1. Use Area in an equation for block, lisp, or macro

    I use the are of different floors of a building to determine accessory quantities for concrete placing. I calculate using: ((sqrt(area))-4')/4'*sqrt(area). this lets me know linear feet of material...

    Started by Scott B‎, Yesterday 04:28 pm
    • Replies: 7
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  2. Lineweigh display on layout

    I can't set lineweight on paper space to show thickness properly. All objects except fonts have same lineweight on layout (0.20 mm). I have few layers with default lineweights and one with 0.20 mm....

    Started by nikson‎, 29th Jul 2015 01:19 pm
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  3. text is mirroring when open on another machine

    we are use autocad 08 and 07 full versions. my issue is when I use mtext or dtext for a call out or a note on my drawing, and I close the drawing with everything looking good, when we open it on our...

    Started by cadman9339‎, 29th Jul 2015 03:28 pm
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    29th Jul 2015 07:00 pm Go to last post
  4. Configure layers window as I prefer?

    My layers window shows many columns that I don't use, and when I adjust the column width or arrange placement that I prefer, it never holds. Is there away to hide unnecessary columns from view, and...

    Started by CalypsoArt‎, 29th Jul 2015 04:31 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    29th Jul 2015 06:44 pm Go to last post
  5. Converting 2D to isometric view

    Hi, i have finished drawing my 2D drawings of pipe layouts now i have to convert it to isometric view.Can anyone tell me easier way to do so? cz i have limited time to submit

    Started by arno1123‎, 28th Jul 2015 09:27 am
    2d to isometric
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    28th Jul 2015 06:45 pm Go to last post
  6. Z values of points

    Hello to all, does anybody know of a way to:......... Basically I have received a file from my client containing all the spot elevations of a surveyed area. These spot elevation (points) are nothing...

    Started by Nardino‎, 23rd Jul 2015 07:03 pm
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    28th Jul 2015 06:17 pm Go to last post
  7. templates and blocks

    I worked up my titleblock awhile back and have tweaked it over time. My latest edit was to insert my blocks and save it so I could just directly insert the blocks without having to use the tool...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 22nd Jul 2015 03:46 pm
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    27th Jul 2015 04:46 pm Go to last post
  8. Isometric drawing made easy!!

    Hi, I have worked out a really simple method of drawing all manner of complicated objects in isometric. You begin by drawing a flat plane and then you use some maths to 'pull' the plane into the...

    Started by Maxelkat‎, 22nd Apr 2009 12:09 pm
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    • Replies: 13
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    24th Jul 2015 03:46 am Go to last post
  9. Questions on Groups.

    I'm new to groups in AC. I've made a few using the "group" command. However, when wanting to edit/add objects, I'm asked for the "name of the group." When making the groups using "group" I'm never...

    Started by CalypsoArt‎, 23rd Jul 2015 05:43 pm
    • Replies: 4
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  10. Trying to load custom hatch pattern into ACAD 2014

    I have a few older hatch patterns that I have inserted into notepad and saved as .pat files. I have also loaded those into the same support path as the acad.pat location. I can get them to load if I...

    Started by MAG-CAD‎, 22nd Jul 2015 05:42 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Jul 2015 03:18 am Go to last post
  11. Can't set dimensional text to the font I want

    I have a text style called Monospace. The font is Courier New. My dimension styles are set to use the Monospace text style. If I measure the radius of a circle, the dimension appears in Courier New...

    Started by bsanderson‎, 22nd Jul 2015 04:44 pm
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    • Replies: 15
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    22nd Jul 2015 08:29 pm Go to last post
  12. -dwgunits vs insunits

    Can I start off by saying, I think I fully understand the following(INSUNITS): "Have you ever inserted a block or an entire drawing into your current drawing and noticed that it 'magically' scaled...

    Started by Sideshow-Cad‎, 22nd Jul 2015 03:46 pm
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  13. -DWGUNITS in vanilla

    I don't have vanilla AutoCAD, I have the Mechanical version so I can't test this. Autodesk support is telling me -dwgunits doesn't exist in the vanilla product. Is that true? Can someone with...

    Started by rkent‎, 20th Jul 2015 06:58 pm
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    22nd Jul 2015 02:42 pm Go to last post
  14. Change dim-style, Tolerance will be lost

    Hello guys when I change a dimension Styles to another Dimension Styles, that ,Tolerance will be lost .Why ? how fix this ?

    Started by andy_lee‎, 21st Jul 2015 09:05 am
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    22nd Jul 2015 01:54 pm Go to last post
  15. Smile Finding area of curverd balconies

    How to find area of curved balconies ? I follow the process: Inquiry>Area. I am able to select the rectangular area but how to select the curved semi-circular area?

    Started by atulkumarengineer‎, 22nd Jul 2015 07:54 am
    area calculation, area in autocad
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    22nd Jul 2015 08:50 am Go to last post
  16. Losing selected objects when zooming/panning etc

    After selecting objects to stretch, extend, move, erase, etc., I sometimes zoom in or pan using the mouse wheel to see other areas while transparently holding the selection set. When I hit Enter to...

    Started by TxArcht81‎, 8th Apr 2014 04:35 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 19
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    21st Jul 2015 05:51 pm Go to last post
  17. Drawing a simple square

    Using the RECTANGLE command, of course... usually it will snap to be proportional when trying to draw a perfect square but for some reason it is either a setting that's turned off, or something.....

    Started by kizaerf‎, 20th Jul 2015 04:47 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Jul 2015 09:15 pm Go to last post
  18. Embarrassed Geometric drawing on Autocad

    Good morning, I'm teaching technical drawing to a high school kid, but my knowledge of my recently finished high school is limited to the technical drawing on paper. We never used a software!...

    Started by kairilove09‎, 19th Jul 2015 08:00 am
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Jul 2015 04:32 pm Go to last post
  19. double click to drag window?

    i've been having problems with my laptop. i recently updated a driver for the touchpad, and then when i rebooted the machine and restarted autocad, now whenever i want to drag a window, to zoom...

    Started by purplellama‎, 17th Jul 2015 04:26 am
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    17th Jul 2015 08:19 am Go to last post
  20. Embarrassed dynamic stair block

    Hey guys, Im trying to create a dynamic stair block as you can see in the attached drawing. the goal is to be able to stretch the stair up/down and be able to adjust the the riser height. the run...

    Started by bejant‎, 16th Jul 2015 10:08 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Jul 2015 08:17 am Go to last post
  21. Question Making 2 parallel lines collapse into one in the middle?

    Hi there First of all sry for trying to describe my problem the 'long way' - I simply lack the correct English words for what I wish to do (which I guess is why I have not ben able to find a...

    Started by Anjoha‎, 15th Jul 2015 03:31 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    16th Jul 2015 09:32 am Go to last post
  22. Express tools

    I am using AutoCAD 2012 Mechanical at work and do not seem to have "Express Tools". How can I find and/or access or turn on express tools. Thank you from Texas

    Started by Draft1tx‎, 15th Jul 2015 05:52 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Jul 2015 06:44 pm Go to last post
  23. small visual style controls

    I have a new laptop and am finding all kind of problems with the 4K screen now I found that the visual style controls on the top left and the navigation ribbon that pops up on the right in the...

    Started by simonaric‎, 14th Jul 2015 02:48 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    15th Jul 2015 12:58 pm Go to last post
  24. Question dynamic block

    ok after fixing my earlier problem can finally upload a DWG. so i am making some new dynamic blocks for the company i now work for, have attached a basic wall shelf which i want to be able to...

    Started by bennyboy86‎, 15th Jul 2015 04:20 am
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Jul 2015 09:08 am Go to last post
  25. Question Purge

    Hi all, so i am trying to put a post up here and upload a DWG to go with it, but noticed it was 5MB for a very basic little block, looked into it and have found a huge list of linetypes and text...

    Started by bennyboy86‎, 15th Jul 2015 01:18 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 245
    15th Jul 2015 04:08 am Go to last post

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