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  1. procedure for doing a detail on an ANSI A template

    Hi fellow members, I used to draw on Acad 2000 but I recently changed to Acad 2007. I am completely self taught & do cad very infrequently,so you may imagine I am rusty to say the least. I want to...

    Started by jack nastyface‎, 19th Oct 2014 09:04 pm
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  2. QLeader Settings

    I cannot alter the QLeader setting on a 2013 AutoCAD LT seat. I get this: Specify first leader point, or <Settings>: S C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD LT 2013\acdim.arx cannot find a...

    Started by Honda Matt‎, 1st Oct 2014 02:37 pm
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  3. Associative Dimension?

    Hello All, Lets say I have an image inserted into my drawing at 14.08" from a line. I want to make the image exactly 14.0" from the line. How can I move the image, so the current displayed...

    Started by Casio47‎, 22nd Oct 2014 09:45 pm
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  4. hatch pattern is too big to fit in drawing

    Hello guys, My autocad drawing is very small. It's so small you can't see the pattern. How can I make the pattern smaller? Also, we need to make the hatch in a very small area in the selected...

    Started by digital_ownage‎, Yesterday 10:38 am
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  5. autocad 2015: line by command line instead filling in those non-practical textboxes

    Hello guys, I've another question. I want to draw my lines 100% using the commandline. Instead my Autocad thinks different. There appear those weird textboxes at my mouse pointer. I dont want...

    Started by digital_ownage‎, 22nd Oct 2014 06:54 pm
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  6. make autocad drawing 100times smaller

    Hello guys, I am currently making an autocad 2d drawing for a university assignment. I just realized I was making my drawing 100times too big. Too bad I dont want to start all over again because...

    Started by digital_ownage‎, 22nd Oct 2014 06:02 pm
    autocad, noob, scale 100times smaller
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  7. How to delete unused block

    Dear all, I have problem with autocad 2D. My drawings have many unused blocks Which have no object inside. But it stay in my cad drawing and make my drawings size very big. So anyone who can give me...

    Started by sleepy86‎, 15th Oct 2014 12:03 pm
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  8. Curly bracket ( "}" ) shows as stacked number. Why?

    Hello, So I've been tasked with writing some code to revamp some P&ID drawings, so they can be easily edited by anyone with standard AutoCad. We currently use ACES (Autocad Civil Engineering...

    Started by dhrider123‎, 22nd Oct 2014 05:15 pm
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  9. Very slow properties CAD on a decent machine

    Hi all, I would appreciate any help I could get on this matter. I'm running CAD2011, a pretty good flavor of an i5, 8GB, Win7x64, 1GB graphics, etc... a nice-enough laptop for sure that CAD should...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 18th Nov 2010 02:07 pm
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  10. missing circle

    I can't seem to find to put figure out the where the put the R0.315 based off of the 0.871 height. And the rest of the radaii are chamfers?

    Started by blueinspiron‎, 22nd Oct 2014 10:21 pm
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  11. Date Filed Wont Update

    I have this thing happens when i saveas a new document from one file to another , the date field will update to the original document date , but wont update to the currente date , example : i have...

    Started by danielk‎, 22nd Oct 2014 12:19 pm
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  12. Change selection from PROPERTIES or QP tab

    Hi everyone, I'm not sure is this is the right section for my question: Is it possible to change the selection from properties or quick properties tab? (see the picture) ex: like selecting only...

    Started by Grrr‎, 21st Oct 2014 08:22 pm
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  13. Moved: how to create own line type

    Started by arunz‎, 21st Oct 2014 08:01 am
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  14. Mirror command cannot flip horizontally

    Solved! See the first response below to see the solution. (RobDraw's post) Hello, recently last night my mirror tool did not easily snap or flip to what I was trying to do in the red box shown in...

    Started by Kittie‎, 17th Oct 2014 05:08 am
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  15. inputting MM from the command line in a architectural units drawing

    Hello, searched these keywords but seems like most answers involve scaling the drawing, so, specifically, I have a drawing that is in Architectural feet and inches. Most of the dimensions I am...

    Started by albroswift‎, 14th Oct 2014 03:23 am
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  16. Super script for single line text

    Can you help me the text about superscript for single line text... such as "st,rd, th, nd........ etc...

    Started by anaskattayil‎, 18th Oct 2014 08:43 am
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  17. dimensions

    I can't seem to figure out what the dimension is for the big circle on the left that is with the center line. I also have a question on how to input the degrees, minute into autocad instead of...

    Started by blueinspiron‎, 18th Oct 2014 08:08 pm
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  18. Font Different When Inserting Into Different Drawings

    I have 2 drawings. Same t-block inserted in each. TEST-ROMAND-1 drawing is correct. TEST-romand-2-wrong drawing is not correct. Why would the -2 drawing with the same t-block list out romand, when...

    Started by gsksun4‎, 16th Oct 2014 06:55 pm
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  19. diameter

    Does this figure have a diameter? I was told to "make this figure 36" diameter". How would you understand that?

    Started by paulmcz‎, 17th Oct 2014 01:53 am
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  20. changing mtext size in xref

    I have a basic overview drawing with dimensions, texts,... I use this drawing as an xref to draw details on a another scale. I would like to keep the texts on the xref but they should be smaller....

    Started by andyr74‎, 17th Oct 2014 07:55 am
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  21. Array tab doesn't show up on the ribbon tab after clicking the arrayed object

    After I arrayed an object, the 'array creation' ribbon tab doesn't show up. This is the tab I want to fine-tune the array. But this is what I get:

    Started by wileyhk2001‎, 17th Oct 2014 09:36 am
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  22. Delete unused blocks

    Hi, I have an CAD file with a lot blocks which I don't use. I would like to delete them. So I do "Purge" which took care of some but not all. There are still a lot of "cannot purge" blocks. So I do...

    Started by salmonrose‎, 3rd May 2011 11:25 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    16th Oct 2014 04:32 pm Go to last post
  23. AutoCAD 2015 minimizing after clicking 'Show Desktop' button

    I have upgraded to AutoCAD 2015 and when I am working on a drawing and click the Show Desktop button (Windows 7) and then go back into AutoCAD, the window is always minimised. It's driving me mad,...

    Started by sparklerach‎, 4th Aug 2014 08:05 am
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  24. Polar Array in Autocad 2014

    Now the step to do the polar array is different from the old one, what is the step to make a polar array like below image in AutoCAD 2014 in classic workspace?

    Started by basty‎, 12th Oct 2014 04:40 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    15th Oct 2014 03:03 pm Go to last post
  25. dimaligned blowing up

    Gang, Has anyone else had these dimensionless entities just sporadically just get discombobulated ???? I do not know what casue this but i use these thing religiously, and as often as i use...

    Started by SMP‎, 20th Aug 2014 09:22 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Oct 2014 02:33 pm Go to last post

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