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  1. How to chain a linear to a polar stretch?

    Hello Everyone, I am a steel detailer and one of my duties is to draw "to scale" 2D structure erection drawings. I am trying to develop a dynamic block of a 2x2x1/4 angle with a hole at each end. ...

    Started by marcus007‎, Today 04:19 am
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  2. Lisp Routine to Bring in Z Value (Lee Mac Lisps)

    Hi Everyone, We have browsed the forum looking for a Lisp Routine for creating Z values from point clouds. Lee Mac has came up with something which works well (great work Lee). Though we are...

    Started by RigourSurvey‎, Yesterday 03:49 pm
    autolisp, lisp, point cloud, z value
    • Replies: 1
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  3. AutoCAD How to create multiple point offset.

    Hi. Does anyone know how to offset a polyline to different distance? (like Attached file) Thanks in advance. Dinesh P

    Started by gmmdinesh‎, 27th Sep 2016 10:43 am
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday 04:27 am Go to last post
  4. Screen menu

    Hi, I know I am a dinosaur, but I like my right hand screen menu, and I am still using 2008 as I like that too. I have installed 2012 on my laptop, as I thought that may still support the RH menu,...

    Started by MGS‎, 17th Aug 2015 02:38 pm
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    • Replies: 23
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    27th Sep 2016 05:43 pm Go to last post
  5. AutoCAD How to create multileader with block and mtext

    Hi, How can create New Mleader with block and MText also. (like attached file). Thanks in advance. Regards, Dinesh P

    Started by gmmdinesh‎, 26th Sep 2016 11:42 am
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    27th Sep 2016 03:20 pm Go to last post
  6. Drawing Soffit of Concrete Staircase with Winders to Platform

    Hi Everybody. Need some help on drawing the soffit of a staircase with winders to platform. Any hints would be much appreciated. Have been struggling with this for very long and I have to...

    Started by nicolas‎, 25th Sep 2016 09:11 pm
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  7. Creating an As Built Floor Plan Using a PDF File

    Hi Guys, I was asked to create an as built floor plan for a client..they sent me a pdf but it seems that the file is scanned causing the actual measurements to change..I'm not really familiar with...

    Started by indigo‎, 19th Sep 2016 11:24 am
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    23rd Sep 2016 03:16 pm Go to last post
  8. Autocad 2015 - Express Tools - Most work a few do not?

    (Autocad 2015) Express Tools is loaded, the Express Tools menu is displayed. 97% or more of the Express Tools work just fine. Tools -> System Variables (SYSVDLG) does not work (Unknown...

    Started by ILoveMadoka‎, 21st Sep 2016 03:28 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    autocad, express tools, sysvdlg
    • Replies: 10
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    23rd Sep 2016 02:30 pm Go to last post
  9. is there an easier way to create this????

    the process im doing is very time consuming. NOTE: white polylines have elevations the brown ones is the road (which i need to draw using lines) create POINT and snap it to the white polylines...

    Started by ktbjx‎, 22nd Sep 2016 03:03 am
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    23rd Sep 2016 01:13 pm Go to last post
  10. Moved: Need some dynamic block help!!!!!

    Started by kickboxer08‎, 22nd Sep 2016 06:04 pm
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    23rd Sep 2016 03:34 am Go to last post
  11. Use Table Values to Update a Dimension

    I am trying to create a standard part drawing, a base plate for instance, and have the dimensions be displayed from values entered in a table. I have several part drawings that are the same...

    Started by kkennedy‎, 21st Sep 2016 09:45 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Sep 2016 04:04 am Go to last post
  12. Exporting drawing to CINEMA 4D as spline

    hi guyz, i just installed autocad2016 today, never used any before. am trying to export a drawing to cinema 4d to be used as spline, please if anyone knows how, would really be appreciated

    Started by billshalex‎, 22nd Sep 2016 12:58 am
    export to cinema 4d
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  13. "move text, add leader" shows up, unwanted

    Sometimes, all of my dimensions change properties, displaying as if the dimension style is set for "move text, add leader", even though it is not. When I check the dimension style, it has not...

    Started by chrisbrown2055‎, 15th Sep 2016 10:24 pm
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    add leader, move text
    • Replies: 10
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    16th Sep 2016 08:23 pm Go to last post
  14. Slow AutoCAD when in Paperspace with PLOT STYLES turned ON

    Hello I have noticed a similar pattern with quite a lot of drawings recently. I work a lot in Paperspace and quite a lot of my files have recently started lagging awfuly if I have 'Display...

    Started by samanthaberzina‎, 14th Sep 2016 04:58 pm
    plot styles, viewports
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Sep 2016 07:30 pm Go to last post
  15. Rotate,copy multiple...

    Well, first of all great forum to all the people that like and enjoy Autocad. This is my first post and I start with a question :D How can I rotate an object and make a copy every time I...

    Started by warlock‎, 20th Oct 2008 12:03 am
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 21
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    14th Sep 2016 09:13 am Go to last post
  16. lisp icon changed

    hello every1 i think i accidently change the file assosiation of .lsp files to notepad & now they're looking like .txt files (icon) i want to change the icon of .lsp file to its default icon...

    Started by xpr0‎, 13th Sep 2016 07:14 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Sep 2016 07:58 am Go to last post
  17. Multileaders

    Hi All, Just wondering if anyone knows if its possible to fix multileaders so that the 'landing' line can be extended properly? easier to explain with pictures.. see below pic 1 - all good when...

    Started by masterfal‎, 12th Sep 2016 07:13 am
    • Replies: 9
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    14th Sep 2016 02:17 am Go to last post
  18. Question Trouble: CAD Field link to excel?

    Hi all, Is there any possible way to get the polyline area in cad and link it to excel(the excel containing other formula calculated using the polyline area), so if i revise the polyline, the...

    Started by Skyline825‎, 12th Sep 2016 07:50 am
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Sep 2016 04:09 am Go to last post
  19. AutoCAD Difference between Imperial Template and Imperial Template Annotative

    I am curious and want to know weather there is an advantage in using the annotative template.

    Started by StArchitect‎, 7th Sep 2016 06:09 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    12th Sep 2016 08:33 pm Go to last post
  20. Paperspace Issue

    Hi All, So I am having an issue that I have never come across before and hoping to get some suggestions here to fix the issue. Basically my usual paperspace template with my titleblock now has...

    Started by PhAntoMAMD‎, 8th Sep 2016 10:24 am
    • Replies: 9
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    12th Sep 2016 04:08 pm Go to last post
  21. Question ? how to control the ? 'temporary' UCS when selecting an entity _ would like it OFF

    Hello , when picking on an entity , there occurs a local UCS , I would like to turn this behavior OFF . I cannot find a setting for this behavior . . I work in 3D , AutoCAD 2017 , model space ....

    Started by positive_X‎, 12th Sep 2016 03:56 am
    • Replies: 1
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    12th Sep 2016 08:35 am Go to last post
  22. Find Replace text in paper space layouts only

    Can you find replace a text string in paper space for all layouts at one time without changing model space? Thank you,

    Started by muck‎, 9th Sep 2016 02:11 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    9th Sep 2016 02:52 pm Go to last post
  23. Question Excel to ACAD Table - Font question

    We just upgraded to AutoCAD 2009 (from 2007) this week. We have a license subscription, but our primary client only recently upgraded to '08 and doesn't want files generated by any version newer than...

    Started by jwkilgore‎, 18th Feb 2011 12:10 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    6th Sep 2016 11:51 pm Go to last post
  24. OBJECTSCALE not responding as expected

    I AM WORKING IN LT! Firstly this is happening in one drawing only, if I swap to another drawing tab it works as it should, basically I type OBJECTSCALE, click an annotative text, enter then...

    Started by Glen1980‎, 6th Sep 2016 12:48 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    6th Sep 2016 02:53 pm Go to last post
  25. 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
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    • Replies: 10
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    6th Sep 2016 01:47 pm Go to last post

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