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  1. Question Hiding .BAK files

    Hello just wondering if there is anyway of hiding the .bak files. as becoming painful with my folders, when have anything over 10 drawings have to scroll down. if i try and sort by type it puts the...

    Started by bennyboy86‎, 7th Oct 2015 02:41 am
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  2. Need Assistance Drawing Spring

    I do not like the way this is coming out. Would someone be so kind as to help me make the spline in this block look like a spring?

    Started by RobDraw‎, Today 12:51 pm
    • Replies: 5
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  3. Question Objects Turning Gray on the Screen Display

    Creating polylines with widths in MS over the top of an image (USGS Map TIFF) and finding that once I save the DWG and come back to it the polylines turn 'gray'. Properties show the polyline...

    Started by GHELLC‎, Yesterday 10:12 pm
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  4. Insert block with attributes and select text string as attr value

    .....Moved question to the LISP forum.....

    Started by rmr jam‎, 7th Oct 2015 06:36 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Oct 2015 10:55 pm Go to last post
  5. MLine keep fill after explode

    Hello Community, is there a way to keep the fill of a MLINE after I explode it? I'd like to have single LINES with a HATCH. Or is there a diffrent way to achieve this? I'd like to draw e.g. two...

    Started by d1212‎, 7th Oct 2015 03:35 pm
    explode, fill, mline
    • Replies: 0
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  6. Turning geometry into text.

    I exploded a block to work on it and the text in the block became geometry. Is there a way to turn it back into text?

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 5th Oct 2015 02:33 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    5th Oct 2015 04:04 pm Go to last post
  7. autocad and windows taskbar

    This might sound very simple but this is annoying. I have my windows 8 set up to auto hide task bar on bottom of screen. Its really annoying that it often pops up when I try to use a tool in...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 30th Sep 2015 02:26 am
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    5th Oct 2015 02:01 am Go to last post
  8. %%O%%C%%O Character

    Hello all. Kindly find attached drawing which shows simple reinforcement schedule. I have a problem with Texts which are shown in yellow color.When I click on one of them - for example 1∅16...

    Started by kuttik‎, 19th Mar 2014 04:46 pm
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    30th Sep 2015 06:44 am Go to last post
  9. PDF to dwg

    I know we've hashed this to death but I'm in a position where I have no choice but to convert a pdf to dwg. Need a recommendation on a program that's free and works well.

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 16th Apr 2015 04:00 pm
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    • Replies: 17
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    29th Sep 2015 07:15 pm Go to last post
  10. Dimension missing

    I know this answer is somewhere on this site but I could not find it. I opened up my autocad this morning and when I click on a line and put the cursor on the endpoint usually the length and...

    Started by Newton his‎, 11th Sep 2015 03:57 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    29th Sep 2015 03:25 pm Go to last post
  11. options with grips

    I have been working in AutoCAD for many years and this one I have never figured out. I want 2 grips to show up with one of my blocks, how do I do that. I have a lot of blocks that I work with and...

    Started by squareknees‎, 22nd Sep 2015 01:14 pm
    grips, system variables
    • Replies: 5
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    22nd Sep 2015 08:31 pm Go to last post
  12. Selecting annotative scale for attributes

    I have a bunch of blocks with attributes that are annotative with a scale of 1/8"=1' which is the same as my view port scale. 90% of the time all my drawings are at this scale. But time to time I...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 21st Sep 2015 07:11 pm
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    • Replies: 12
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    22nd Sep 2015 05:00 pm Go to last post
  13. Windows 10 and Template File

    I upgraded to Windows 10 and really the only program struggling with it thus far is AutoCAD. I am running 2015 LT. AutoCAD is struggling to find the Template File. If I try to open an existing...

    Started by tennis4you‎, 14th Sep 2015 03:32 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
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  14. span symbol

    Hello, I dunno where to post this. Probably an alright area. I received drawings and saw something I have never seen and am not use to. I am use to structural "spans" being lines with end...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 16th Sep 2015 06:57 am
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Sep 2015 11:36 am Go to last post
  15. Drawing Help to modify lisp ??

    how can change version cad?

    Started by hosyn‎, 11th Sep 2015 05:27 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Sep 2015 01:17 pm Go to last post
  16. UI-Text barely readable in 4k

    Hi all, I have a new computer with 2 ultra-HD monitors. The fun with ACAD 2015 (and other Software) is reduced by text that is hard to read, because it is so small. Does anybody have an idea? Thank...

    Started by Randolph‎, 14th Sep 2015 12:24 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 426
    14th Sep 2015 11:45 pm Go to last post
  17. Dynamic Block Problem: Actual behaviour different to 'Test Block' behaviour

    Hi folks. I don't have a lot of experience with dynamic blocks but I am attempting to create a dynamic (and annotative) Cross Section line with attributes. When I test the block it works as...

    Started by srksphillips‎, 10th Sep 2015 10:09 am
    • Replies: 9
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    11th Sep 2015 08:01 pm Go to last post
  18. Dynamic Block Parameter&Excel

    Does anyone know a way or has a LISP where you could connect dynamic block parameter with an excel table? I know there is a way to insert a block at x,y,z coordinates (found a LISP for that some...

    Started by kiva‎, 11th Sep 2015 01:39 pm
    block, dynamic, excel, lisp, parameter
    • Replies: 0
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  19. Room Dimension

    Hi, Is there any way to create room dimension by clicking two diagonal points & pick point to place a text,which display the length and width dimensions of room in attribute block. i need this in...

    Started by rose sr‎, 10th Sep 2015 06:50 am
    • Replies: 5
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    11th Sep 2015 05:14 am Go to last post
  20. dynamic block not working what am i doing wrong?

    I have a dynamic block for batt insulation there is 2 thicknesses 3 1/2" and 5 1/2" I have the visibility set so each thickness had its own properties. yet I can not get the 3 1/2" insulation to...

    Started by squareknees‎, 9th Sep 2015 02:09 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    11th Sep 2015 02:24 am Go to last post
  21. Unhappy Multileader Copy and Paste Nolonger Working

    Multileader copy and paste is no longer working, and I don't know how to make a multi leader that looks like the following: (With a circle around the text). I originally copied and pasted it...

    Started by ScottGND‎, 8th Sep 2015 02:40 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Sep 2015 04:51 pm Go to last post
  22. Block attribute in middle of sentence...?

    Is it possible to insert an attribute within Mtext? I am trying to create a block where part of a line of text will be an attribute and the other part constant. Something like: DESIGN...

    Started by Vboice‎, 4th Sep 2015 08:55 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Sep 2015 02:59 pm Go to last post
  23. Unhappy Lags

    Hi My DWG file after some routine drawings like block making ... now very slowly work in zoom in zoom outs and drawing commands. Even though my file size is 27 MB Tryed: WBlock Insert to...

    Started by m_sherif005‎, 7th Sep 2015 08:11 am
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    8th Sep 2015 01:54 pm Go to last post
  24. Total length of polylines or lines

    Hi All, Is there a way to get the total length of all lines or polylines selected? Much the same as you can add objects to the measure Area command? Many thanks, Will

    Started by warbirt‎, 8th Sep 2015 06:42 am
    • Replies: 1
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    8th Sep 2015 06:49 am Go to last post
  25. Question Subdividing height lines between two (poly)lines

    Hey, For a big height map that has height lines every 5m I would like to fake a more accurate map of one line per 1m. To do that manually it would take a crazy amount of time, so I was wondering...

    Started by TheDude‎, 4th Sep 2015 12:44 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    5th Sep 2015 02:29 am Go to last post

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