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  1. autocad 2014 image

    I got a problem with my .dwg file while opening AutoCAD - File hangs or crashes AutoCAD. I opened .dwg again and error repeated. I have to recovery dwg file. Any tips, please...

    Started by thibles17‎, Yesterday 09:07 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    Today 02:36 pm Go to last post
  2. Zoom Issue

    Hi, So I'm experiencing a glitch in zooming where when I use the wheel on the mouse occasionally it over zooms in and out, and continues even when I stop scrolling the wheel. I have a wireless...

    Started by Lacbrown‎, 29th Sep 2016 06:47 pm
    mouse wheel, zoom
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 221
    Today 02:22 pm Go to last post
  3. Dimensions are being drawn at a 1:1 scale

    My annotative dimensions are always being drawn with a 1:1 scale and are not matching the current annotation scale of the drawing. This just randomly started happening. I like to use the "Continue"...

    Started by Burner‎, 6th Oct 2016 10:28 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    Today 12:51 pm Go to last post
  4. tool palette - shared

    Hello all, I made a tool palette for everyone at my work. This tool palette is shared so everyone can use it. Now, there are some people who want to make an own tool palette... The problem...

    Started by DesmetMartin‎, Today 08:27 am
    shared, tool palette
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 49
    Today 08:27 am Go to last post
  5. Angry Command Alias

    Hi, I rely on 2 letter alias to be productive. I would love to include the express tools into this format. Cant get my head around doing this, they dont execute. Pls advise, Thanks in advance for you...

    Started by brooksdesign‎, 20th Oct 2016 02:34 am
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    • Replies: 16
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    Yesterday 02:08 am Go to last post
  6. looking for alternative way of tangenting one circle to two circles.

    In the attached drawing, where three circles are tangent to each other (top part of drawing), I draw three complete circles which are tangent and then use trim to trim the unwanted parts. But today...

    Started by khoshravan‎, 18th Oct 2016 08:47 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    20th Oct 2016 10:00 pm Go to last post
  7. Importing Block: Text Becomes Oblique

    Full AutoCAD 2011. When inserting Obsolete Block the word Obsolete comes in oblique 28 degees, but all the other text remains correct. When opening block as a regular file all text comes in fine. ...

    Started by drennich‎, 19th Oct 2016 09:06 pm
    block, import
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 176
    20th Oct 2016 04:16 pm Go to last post
  8. Open image from AutoCAD session

    Do-able idea?

    Started by halam‎, 18th Oct 2016 09:15 pm
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 217
    20th Oct 2016 08:51 am Go to last post
  9. Small Dimension Font

    Hello All, How do I change the default size of the dimension font, it's a little too small to read when I print the drawing AutoCAD 2016 Thanks

    Started by Casio47‎, 17th Oct 2016 07:46 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    18th Oct 2016 10:37 pm Go to last post
  10. Question Dynamic Block Rotating Attribute

    Hello Gurus: I am trying to create a dynamic block for section view. However, when I want the section rotates, one attribute does not follow the path while the other doubles the radius of...

    Started by aviatecar‎, 4th Oct 2016 09:16 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 221
    17th Oct 2016 07:46 pm Go to last post
  11. circles tangent to 3 points

    Hello everybody, I am BRAND new to AutoCAD and am currently trying out the free 30 day trial of AutoCAD 2016 LT. I am trying to draw a circle tangent to 3 points, however, I can't figure out how. I...

    Started by 432lightbeam‎, 17th Oct 2016 04:40 am
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 228
    17th Oct 2016 05:09 pm Go to last post
  12. OSnap Question

    Hello All concerning Object Snap... I have three rectangles, which I want to align. So, I draw a line, and move the rectangles up to the line. I'm having troubles snapping the rectangle end...

    Started by Casio47‎, 14th Oct 2016 03:55 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    15th Oct 2016 01:51 pm Go to last post
  13. Formulas in Fields

    Hi all, I have been tasked with coming up with a dynamic block that is for a chute. It is a simple rectangle that I've added some attributes to and a field within one of the attributes. What I...

    Started by jkoll66‎, 13th Oct 2016 04:15 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    14th Oct 2016 05:54 pm Go to last post
  14. Specfy Font for style CCDi-TOG-02 Dialog box not display

    When I load some files above dialog box not displayed on my PC.So I cant replace some font styles that not in my PC.

    Started by wimal‎, 11th Oct 2016 08:03 am
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Oct 2016 10:24 am Go to last post
  15. Dynamic block visibility or lookup

    I have a number blocks to show the pattern coverage of a selectable candela horn strobe. I have text that shows the candela and attributes to indicate which circuit the device is attached to. I...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 11th Oct 2016 03:37 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    11th Oct 2016 03:37 pm Go to last post
  16. matched hatch look different

    hi, it frequency happen that a hatch with the same scale appear different. they properties were matched, but still look different. i attach the dwg. thanks in advance S

    Started by samifox‎, 11th Oct 2016 08:04 am
    • Replies: 1
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    11th Oct 2016 08:38 am Go to last post
  17. Polar tracking

    Hi All, I've recently switched from autocad 2011 to 2017 (haha big jump i know) and noticed I don't seem to have the little tip next to my crosshairs which tells me the distance of my line whilst...

    Started by masterfal‎, 7th Oct 2016 06:40 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    10th Oct 2016 01:36 pm Go to last post
  18. Unhappy how to start a new layout view without destroying previous layout view?

    I just created a nice left layout view, now i would like to make a front layout view, but when i go to front there area bunch of lines runing odd angles, if i delete those the left layout view is...

    Started by MLM721‎, 7th Oct 2016 09:24 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 341
    9th Oct 2016 10:14 am Go to last post
  19. Is it possible to scale up Annotaive Dimensions

    When setting up new drawing and using the predefined "Standard" dimension style, the dimensions usually show up in model space very tiny. In Dimstyle, under the Fit tab, if I modify "Use of overall...

    Started by kashbg‎, 2nd Oct 2016 12:31 am
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 53
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    7th Oct 2016 06:56 pm Go to last post
  20. Scale entire layout with viewports

    Hi all, I have a colleague that came to me with a question. He would like to grab everything in a layout and scale it by 1.5X while at the same time having all of the viewports in that layout adjust...

    Started by jkoll66‎, 5th Oct 2016 10:01 pm
    layouts, scale, viewports
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 281
    7th Oct 2016 03:10 am Go to last post
  21. Set text size relative to screen

    Hi, I would like to know is their's a way of putting text size relative to screen Thank !

    Started by CadFrank‎, 7th May 2015 03:38 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    6th Oct 2016 09:48 am Go to last post
  22. Need help resizing (scaling)

    I just landed a part time job doing some CAD work (Just finished my CAD degree) and I am using Draft Sight, very similar to AutoCAD. I was given two .dwg files, one is a floor plan and the other is a...

    Started by Jeff_T44‎, 2nd Oct 2016 09:33 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 487
    5th Oct 2016 06:22 pm Go to last post
  23. Align text to a line

    Is there a command or a LISP (I have checked out LEE's but to no avail from what I found) that I can run say that will allow me to select text and then select a line and it be parallel with it? I...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 4th Oct 2016 03:28 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    align, line, text
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 318
    5th Oct 2016 03:00 pm Go to last post
  24. 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
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 25
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    5th Oct 2016 02:26 am Go to last post
  25. help dwg file very slow

    i have a dwg file about 9mb when i save, refedit etc it is very slow !!! i do all!!! i can not understand who is to slow the drawing!!

    Started by jim78b‎, 3rd Oct 2016 09:09 am
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 58
    • Views: 968
    4th Oct 2016 10:18 am Go to last post

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