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Troublesome text, units & scales, object snaps, dimensions, annotation, linetypes, toolbars, geometry, measurement...? Help is at hand.

  1. While dimensioning, images of a Block appear

    I am placing dimensions in paperspace, dimensioning an object which has been created in modelspace, now visible in a viewport. At both snap points onto the object, as well as the dimension,...

    Started by fostertom‎, Today 03:29 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    Today 05:49 pm Go to last post
  2. text parameters

    They any text kind of parameters for blocks in autocad 2014. Simple as this, save a number as a block. Insert block into a drawing. Insert another into a drawings and go to block editor and change...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 29th Aug 2015 02:34 am
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    Today 02:25 pm Go to last post
  3. Quick Keys

    I'm not sure if this is a Carlson thing or not, at the old place I worked at we had Carlson Survey w/ IntelliCad running on top of AutoCAD Civil 3d, and I had a quick keys tab in my menu bar. ...

    Started by sigep82‎, 27th Aug 2015 02:38 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    27th Aug 2015 03:56 pm Go to last post
  4. select line of particular length

    Hi, How can I select a line of a particular length (5/32") in one go. thanks in advance Kev

    Started by kevynm‎, 21st Jul 2010 04:15 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    24th Aug 2015 02:04 pm Go to last post
  5. Smile Laying out cabinet boxes on an radius wall

    I am looking for a way to layout different size boxes on a arc. Example; I am looking to draw different width boxes like cabinets on a radius wall. Most of the time they will touch each other at...

    Started by BigJohn_SC‎, 21st Aug 2015 01:24 am
    • Replies: 5
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    21st Aug 2015 12:03 pm Go to last post
  6. Disappearing multileaders?

    I'm just starting to use proper annotative multileaders, instead of just text with a line going to an appropriate part of the drawing. Got it all set up nicely and can make annotative...

    Started by foot print‎, 5th May 2010 11:31 am
    • Replies: 5
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    20th Aug 2015 06:56 pm Go to last post
  7. 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: 13
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    20th Aug 2015 03:40 am Go to last post
  8. Dimensions in a custom template

    So for work we run a custom template with a specific dimstyle. For some larger drawings, dimension styles such as text height and scale are changed. When trying to copy these drawings into a new dwg...

    Started by gyrator‎, 19th Aug 2015 03:39 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 197
    19th Aug 2015 07:01 pm Go to last post
  9. Strange Linked table issue

    Hello, The issue I have is more of a visual issue and can deal with it if it cannot be solved. I have two extracted excel data linked tables inserted into my drawing both using the exact...

    Started by AutosoFreely‎, 18th Aug 2015 11:22 am
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 229
    19th Aug 2015 02:44 pm Go to last post
  10. Dynamic Blocks

    Hello, I thought about putting this in beginners thread but i am not an AutoCAD beginner, however, I never had to really use blocks. Can someone tell me why this very simple box is not fully...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 17th Aug 2015 01:35 am
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    • Replies: 11
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    18th Aug 2015 11:40 am Go to last post
  11. Dotted line import problems. I need to make some hidden lines

    Will someone please tell me the method to import Interupted lines into my object properties manager window. I know I must cut and paste the hidden lines from another drawing however I keep...

    Started by gotchy‎, 14th Aug 2015 01:55 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    14th Aug 2015 02:45 pm Go to last post
  12. Fillit / Tan Tan Radius on outside of line

    Hi, i have an drawing issue that is recurring in almost every drawing i make. Sometimes i go from an ARC (R=200) to an straight line and the ARC overshoots the STRAIGHT line, so i want to make...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 13th Aug 2015 09:25 am
    • Replies: 9
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    14th Aug 2015 01:04 pm Go to last post
  13. 3D messes up 2D

    Hi everyone, I'm having an annoying problem. If I'm creating a 2D drawing everything works just fine. Printing the 2D drawing, also not a problem. But whenever I'm adding a 3D solid to the...

    Started by Strelok‎, 14th Aug 2015 09:45 am
    • Replies: 5
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    14th Aug 2015 12:57 pm Go to last post
  14. how to get rid of the highlight when i roll over a border

    I know that I asked this before and someone very quickly gave me a solution but I killed my PC and I would like to get back to where the isn't any raised pop up that drives me bonkers. Please help

    Started by SimonH0‎, 13th Aug 2015 10:04 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Aug 2015 05:59 am Go to last post
  15. Problem with autocad no prompts

    Hello everyone. I'm having problems with autocad. From example if I use Presspull autocad doesn't ask me to prompt in a distance I have to manually click and guess the distance. Their are other...

    Started by prime333‎, 9th Jul 2015 03:21 am
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Aug 2015 02:46 am Go to last post
  16. Drawing Having trouble making dotted and dashed lines for electric lighting. Please help.

    I attached the plan I am having trouble with. It is named first_plan.dwg. I created some lines with the arc tool and joined them to represent the electrical wiring in the layer called electrical...

    Started by moredew780‎, 28th Jun 2015 04:10 am
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Aug 2015 02:17 am Go to last post
  17. Matching Center Mark style in dimensions

    Here in the picture I have a Radius dimension and a Diameter dimension. Is there any way to make the Center Mark circled in red be the same style used for the Center Mark depicted in blue? I'm...

    Started by kspabo‎, 26th May 2015 11:15 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 470
    14th Aug 2015 01:53 am Go to last post
  18. donut stretch

    i have a problem when i using command "stretch" on donuts (rebar) in one computer the command just move the donut :):) when in other computer he just make it bigger :( can anyone help to fix it?

    Started by mousho‎, 10th Aug 2015 06:56 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    13th Aug 2015 07:55 pm Go to last post
  19. Dynamic blocks

    I hope I am in the right place to post this question. I am auditing a few dynamic blocks that I got online. they have layers associated with them that I want to get rid of. the problem that I am...

    Started by squareknees‎, 11th Aug 2015 08:59 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Aug 2015 03:51 pm Go to last post
  20. Help with Isometric kneepipe

    Hey im currently struggling to create a Isometric "kneepipe" i AutoCAD2010 (since my uni only have this version available :?) I just cant figure it out, neither can my classmates nor our "lector" ...

    Started by MartinPH‎, 11th Aug 2015 04:52 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    12th Aug 2015 04:31 pm Go to last post
  21. Dynamic Block w/stretch and array

    I've created a dynamic block with a stretch and array action. It is basically a beam with holes drilled into it. When I stretch the beam the holes array. The problem is when I stretch it out and then...

    Started by jkoll66‎, 12th Aug 2015 03:55 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    12th Aug 2015 03:55 pm Go to last post
  22. Updating field attributes in existing blocks

    Is there any way to update new field attributes in existing blocks already placed in the drawing? I have tried BATTMAN, REFEDIT, ATTSYNC, FIELDEVAL=31... nothing is working. Or will I have to...

    Started by kiva‎, 10th Aug 2015 08:25 am
    attribute, dynamic block, fields, updating
    • Replies: 7
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    10th Aug 2015 12:46 pm Go to last post
  23. Turning off all layers of non-selected items only?

    Is there a really quick way to turn off ALL Layers except for specific selected items (no matter what layers they are on)? Sometimes I really need to quickly view/edit specific items or just one...

    Started by dpenney‎, 10th Aug 2015 04:40 am
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 308
    10th Aug 2015 05:51 am Go to last post
  24. A big letter "S" appears in paper space layout but it's not there in the model space.

    I'm working with a floor plan that was forwarded by a contractor. When I go to paper space in the layout tab, a big "S" appears in the middle of the floor plan but it is not there in the model...

    Started by adelancy‎, 7th Aug 2015 01:51 pm
    2 Pages
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    model space, paper space, unwanted items
    • Replies: 12
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    9th Aug 2015 02:45 pm Go to last post
  25. Unhappy Display in tilemode 0

    Objects I create in tilemode 1, model space are acccessible in tilemode 0 paperspace. In addition, while in tilemode 0, with a viewport in model space, objects do not display. Lines I drawing in...

    Started by callerrs‎, 5th Aug 2015 02:08 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 296
    7th Aug 2015 12:57 pm Go to last post

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