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  1. Embarrassed Is it possible create lisp for dimension?

    Hello everyone, I use Qdim for dimensions but I need the totaldim. Is it possible to create a lisp? with quick dimension. tipical lisp Add new lisp

    Started by titoprax‎, 6th Oct 2017 10:08 am
    • Replies: 8
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  2. Question Changing Text Font

    I've used the "A - text" button to type out some single line text. The text is on its own individual layer. How would I go about looking at other fonts which are available to see what the text...

    Started by L-P‎, Today 01:47 am
    • Replies: 1
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    Today 11:35 am Go to last post
  3. Revision Cloud

    Hi, I want to have a revision cloud that fits within the original rectangular object boundary. Example: a rectangle 3000x900 with a Revcloud of arc min and max 200 and 300 will normally have the...

    Started by nicolas‎, 6th Jul 2017 09:28 pm
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  4. Block into multileader text

    I would like to try and set up a Multileader that reads the description of a block. For example when I am making the block I would like to put some descriptive text that may say "Post top insert...

    Started by stevsmith‎, 17th Aug 2009 10:28 pm
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    • Replies: 19
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    12th Dec 2017 09:00 am Go to last post
  5. Autocad 2018 - Mouse Pan behaves differently when editing large MTEXT objects

    Background: Upgraded both my computer (Was old as hell, now a much better system that is way above minimum 2D CAD requirements) and my version of AutoCAD (was 2013, is now 2018) within the last...

    Started by MHL‎, 11th Dec 2017 09:39 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    11th Dec 2017 09:46 pm Go to last post
  6. MTEXT Problem

    Good afternoon all, I am having, been having a problem with mtext when I use a slash and number sign. It shifts my horizontal text up. If I do a distance, the distance is correct but I'm assuming...

    Started by notredave‎, 11th Dec 2017 07:20 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Dec 2017 08:08 pm Go to last post
  7. autocad degree numbers help

    Hello.I hawe one problem.I use autocad occasionalli an im amateur in this program and now i hawe one problem.A made degree wheel and now i dont know how to insert degree number like on...

    Started by rado7rado‎, 8th Dec 2017 05:18 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    10th Dec 2017 12:16 pm Go to last post
  8. Terribly sorry, but I need "The Great Dimension Scale Question" succinctly answered

    I've been reading forums and going over .pdf's about this all morning, and I'm still confused on the most basic point. What I want is a dimension line in model space, based on one dimension style,...

    Started by oftenly‎, 6th Dec 2017 09:07 pm
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    • Replies: 17
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    9th Dec 2017 12:11 pm Go to last post
  9. I'm trying to display as-built elevation vs design elevation, cut fill values +/-

    I've managed to export the points from 2 x dwg's to a spreadsheet and do the cut-fill calculations, but I can't find how to import the resulting cut/fill, it doesn't have a tool/facility to import...

    Started by Bruceybee‎, 2nd Dec 2017 07:09 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    5th Dec 2017 03:43 pm Go to last post
  10. Autocad layer automation through external applicaiton - need guidances

    Hi, I have a requirement in layer management. There are many layers in a drawing. I need to give some layers as input through some application like excel or anything else. As a result the...

    Started by arunkumarunicorn‎, 4th Dec 2017 08:12 am
    • Replies: 6
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  11. Smile Drawing Site Plan in Autocad 2D using Northing and Easting value

    I have details as below Line Northing Easting Distance 1 2 2554942.79 527285.17 37 metrer 2 3 2554966.41 527313.65 27.37 meter . ....

    Started by kallumon‎, 2nd Dec 2017 08:21 am
    • Replies: 7
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    4th Dec 2017 12:11 am Go to last post
  12. I Want Opaque Text, Not Transparent.

    Hello. I'm applying Ariel text in model space to place over drawings such as floor plans and elevations. I apply "bring to front" on my text over my drawing lines, but I don't want the lines to be...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 1st Dec 2017 07:23 pm
    • Replies: 4
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  13. Quick question Connect arc and line

    Hi all I was just wondering if someone could shed some light on what is the best way to draw an arc between a set arc and a straight line. The straight line is adjustable in length, but...

    Started by united‎, 30th Nov 2017 12:12 am
    • Replies: 7
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  14. "Save as" or Opening file setting

    hello all, I kinda need help to bring back an old and standard setting when "saving as" or opening new files since the window that should appear when you select "save as" on the menu button does not...

    Started by ThrashMetal‎, 30th Nov 2017 11:04 am
    • Replies: 2
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  15. Stretch not inline with UCS

    Help - Cannot stretch objects inline with new named ucs. All ucs x coordinates = 0 so ucs should be flat 2d. Any ideas? World UCS stretches straight.

    Started by deano33‎, 29th Nov 2017 01:27 pm
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    30th Nov 2017 09:43 am Go to last post
  16. Convert many small segments of pline into one solid geometry

    Hi! I'm new to this forum, but I've got alot of help from you guys when searching for a solution to my problem earlier. This time I cant really find what I'm looking for. Hope someone could help...

    Started by Torcs‎, 23rd Nov 2017 12:04 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Nov 2017 07:06 am Go to last post
  17. Show/Hide vertices

    hi ive come to a drawing that cannot display vertices, for example a polyline appear without any blue verices, is there a way to hide/show vertices? ...

    Started by samifox‎, 28th Nov 2017 09:52 am
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Nov 2017 12:02 pm Go to last post
  18. Selecting with Solid hatch

    Hi all, This one is a first for me. Using AutoCAD 2016. After selecting a solid hatch, I can't click and drag to select anything else within the hatch boundary. I can only select an object by...

    Started by JamyB‎, 23rd Nov 2017 04:21 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    27th Nov 2017 07:42 pm Go to last post
  19. AutoCAD AutoCAD Drawing Standards

    Dear Sir's I'm Looking for CAD Drawing standards where i should find the next Suitable text height for All sheets sizes (From A4 to A0) Suitable line type scale for all types of lines (Dash,...

    Started by MahReda‎, 17th Nov 2017 01:09 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Nov 2017 05:44 pm Go to last post
  20. AutoCad (Full) 2016 section through RCP

    Hi All, I have a point cloud taken with a Drone and ported to an RCP file via Recap. Whilst I can import and crop the point cloud in AutoCAD easily enough, I simply can't make a section plan...

    Started by MrButtonmush‎, 16th Nov 2017 03:37 pm
    autocad, pointcloud, rcp, section
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Nov 2017 12:30 pm Go to last post
  21. Line type display - incorrect

    According to this both files have same settings. But in test 2 drawing hidden lines does not displayed. What is the solution ?

    Started by wimal‎, 15th Nov 2017 07:25 am
    • Replies: 7
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    17th Nov 2017 04:35 am Go to last post
  22. Question Placing text in box and 'tl' command

    On the left box, shown in the screen shot, I'm trying to enter the words "Drawn by:" in the top left corner of this box in small text. I think there is use of a "tl" (top left) command though it...

    Started by L-P‎, 15th Nov 2017 08:14 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Nov 2017 04:10 pm Go to last post

    I am trying to adjust a block that I got from the AutoCAD Design Centre to my specific length but it would only grow / scale to its preset constraint measurements, EXAMPLE I want 2000 units but it...

    Started by Thando‎, 14th Nov 2017 06:37 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 194
    15th Nov 2017 01:14 pm Go to last post
  24. Edit value dinamic block for an attribute, It´s Possible?

    Hi, I'm new my name is David. I have a headache with this autocad problem. The problem is the following: By changing the angle (A) for example 80 ° in the circumference figure will indicate the...

    Started by prax3des‎, 14th Nov 2017 12:36 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  25. Need help about fire alarm design in autocad 2014.

    Hello I just started working in a fire detection and protection company. I never used autocad before. I just installed autocad 2014 in my laptop. How can I start learning fire alarm system design?...

    Started by rajib_dhk143‎, 2nd Mar 2017 03:54 pm
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    12th Nov 2017 07:51 pm Go to last post

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