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  1. Fonts as Question Marks ???? none of the fixes work!

    Hi everyone- I have Hebrew fonts in my files which show up as question marks on my home computer (AutoCAD 2010) but show up fine on my work computer (AutoCAD 2014). Both computers have the...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 27th Mar 2015 12:25 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    Yesterday 10:40 pm Go to last post
  2. Dimensioning using surveying nomenclature

    have lines drawn to certain bearings and distances based off surveying notes. How can I set Autocad to dimension those lines with the proper nomenclature?

    Started by harley558‎, Yesterday 12:21 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    Yesterday 08:44 pm Go to last post
  3. Dimensions and autotracking

    Hi Guys, nneds some help here. I'm new to Autocad so forgive me if i dont use technical terms correctly...i'm having 2 issues which have suddenly popped up...i probably just pressed something by...

    Started by built4thekill‎, Yesterday 01:13 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday 02:41 pm Go to last post
  4. AutoCAD How to get the nice even number on stair problem???

    Appologize if i posted in the wrong section, it gets more into math calculation. what is want to learn from your guy is that, when i calculate the riser dims, instead of getting the odd number like i...

    Started by Sengna‎, 27th Mar 2015 02:07 am
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    • Replies: 22
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    28th Mar 2015 01:30 am Go to last post
  5. Text from Excel to AutoCAD

    pls help me how i can convert excel text to autocad text?

    Started by nanzaa‎, 27th Mar 2015 03:46 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    27th Mar 2015 09:54 pm Go to last post
  6. Question Tools in autocad to help me placed angled measurements

    Hi guys, Im wondering how can I use autocad to find the angle of 2 measurements that I have the measurements for. My Friend is going to be doing renovations in his condo, so he asked me to do an...

    Started by Razorcad‎, 27th Mar 2015 12:08 am
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    27th Mar 2015 08:09 pm Go to last post
  7. Cool How to make text within polyline

    Hi to all and admin Can anybody knows how to make polyline with text together. Am designing piping and I want the text being attach to on the line without typing text again and again. Thanks

    Started by acadesign09‎, 11th Mar 2015 08:52 am
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    27th Mar 2015 07:10 pm Go to last post
  8. Wipeout Frame will not disappear

    Hi Everyone. Title pretty much says it all. I am working with 2D Schematic Dwgs and I have a library of 2D symbols. What I am trying to do is go into the Block Dwg create a Wipeout in that file....

    Started by VIC842‎, 27th Mar 2015 02:21 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    27th Mar 2015 06:40 pm Go to last post
  9. AutoCAD 2015 Object Overlap

    I was recently upgraded to AutoCAD 2015 and it seems as though a "tool" from previous versions has either been removed or I can not find out how to turn it on. Before I was upgraded, I could have two...

    Started by Bodwa‎, 27th Mar 2015 12:12 am
    • Replies: 2
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    27th Mar 2015 01:14 pm Go to last post
  10. HELP: Have hatch pattern but cannot align hatch pattern exactly.

    How to hatch so that the hex patten is at the same location as the attached drawings? Match properties also does not help

    Started by vernonlee‎, 23rd Mar 2015 07:01 am
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    27th Mar 2015 03:29 am Go to last post
  11. use command or button during a command

    Is it possible to use a command or button when you are drawing something? For example; I've made a toolbar for changing the polar angle into different angles. One for 30 degrees, one for .......

    Started by Sandervp‎, 26th Mar 2015 11:19 am
    angle, polar, snapang, status toggle
    • Replies: 7
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    27th Mar 2015 03:21 am Go to last post
  12. New to Paperspace after 10 years

    Hey folks. Hump day is upon us :) I've been using AutoCAD daily for about 10 years now and have no idea how to use paperspace. I first learned some CAD years ago from a grouchy old surveyor but...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 25th Mar 2015 04:06 pm
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  13. Where is .lin for linetypes copied from another company dwg?

    I have opened my acadiso and acad .lin files but the linetypes i have in the drawing i am using aren't there. In effect I have linetypes I would like to modify but because they were copied from...

    Started by JADT‎, 25th Mar 2015 12:34 pm
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    26th Mar 2015 01:45 pm Go to last post
  14. Disable annotative mode for all objects in drawing...

    Hi guys, I'm currently trying to convert layout/paper space drawings to model space (client requirement). I have to take the drawings from paperspace and produce itentical model space drawings. ...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 24th Mar 2015 07:52 am
    • Replies: 7
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    26th Mar 2015 02:17 am Go to last post
  15. Appearance of the property bar

    Hello! I must have done something with my property bar because all of a sudden it's look like this (see attached file) I want it to look like it use to, the normal way. what will i do?:o

    Started by kasohely‎, 25th Mar 2015 08:03 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    25th Mar 2015 11:17 pm Go to last post
  16. Disappearing Dimensions

    Hello, my colleague is experiencing a problem no one is the office has encountered before. Everything looks fine in Model Space, but SOME dimensions in his drawing are not appearing in Paper Space. ...

    Started by Tonybere‎, 25th Mar 2015 08:27 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Mar 2015 08:44 pm Go to last post
  17. Annotation style: Line through center of measurement disappears

    I have an annotation style I wrote that shows first feet and inches, then meters below it. The problem is that no matter what I do, I can't have the annotation line go continuously through so that...

    Started by jjatho‎, 25th Mar 2015 04:27 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    25th Mar 2015 04:27 pm Go to last post
  18. Cannot fit titleblock for the printing

    Here I provided the drawing with the ukranian title block pasted as autocad block. But when I try to see (and then print) in print preview I cannot fit it for the list (A4) boundary. Despite I set in...

    Started by kadd‎, 17th Mar 2015 12:10 am
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    22nd Mar 2015 10:55 pm Go to last post
  19. How to change variable for Leader & Arrow heads

    Greetings As you al know you can change the variable for the dimension line using Dimblk. Also Dimblk1 & DimBlk2 for each end f the dimension line. I trying to see if the there is a way that you...

    Started by wipo‎, 20th Mar 2015 01:52 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    20th Mar 2015 04:40 pm Go to last post
  20. Unhappy dimension grip node stuck at arrow tip

    I searched the universe and can't find this answer, Sometimes I find an existing dimension where one end has the node that has been collapsed to the tip of the arrow, I can't figure out how to pull...

    Started by rhgrafix‎, 19th Mar 2015 08:43 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Mar 2015 01:26 pm Go to last post
  21. Furniture Display Order

    I have a 2x2 flooring tile grid and place a lot of furniture and objects on top of the floor. I want an easy way to have the tile floor not show under the furniture? Is there an easy way to have the...

    Started by Rhayes‎, 18th Mar 2015 03:02 pm
    2012 autocad
    • Replies: 8
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    19th Mar 2015 12:10 pm Go to last post
  22. Joining lines ready for cam

    When using autocad I understand there is a pedit function for joining lines together. I believe this is what our design office use before handing over the drawing to me (CAM). Quite often when...

    Started by colincjwhite‎, 18th Mar 2015 04:14 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Mar 2015 09:17 pm Go to last post
  23. Scaling 1:200?

    Bare with me, I'm a newbie. I've only started using AutoCad LT for the past 3 days and have picked things up quite quickly! However, one thing I just cannot seem to get my head around is the scale! I...

    Started by TRB‎, 18th Mar 2015 05:03 am
    • Replies: 4
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    18th Mar 2015 09:47 am Go to last post
  24. Using Parametrics to form a Triangle

    hi everyone! I have a fair amount of CAD experience, just not with using parameters to define geometry. I've looked up videos and manuals and still are unclear on how to solve my problem. ...

    Started by brens‎, 16th Mar 2015 08:24 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    18th Mar 2015 07:12 am Go to last post
  25. Disappearing Text in Block

    I've created a block representing my border and title block complete with logo and company info. I'm setting up a drawing to use as a template that will contain several different layouts and sheet...

    Started by BWW‎, 16th Mar 2015 07:57 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 277
    17th Mar 2015 10:37 pm Go to last post

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