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  1. Help¡¡ decide the times that the text is being repeated depending on the distance

    Helloooo, guys cad-world. I like the lisp LATEX. Is it possible to modify this lisp to put more than one text? I want to decide the times that the text is being repeated depending on the distance...

    Started by titoprax‎, Today 12:36 am
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  2. Dimension Style Manager Windows Not Showing in AC 2009

    This is something I'm not familiar with. A new user was given an old copy of AutoCAD 2009. He started using it and the IT guys tell me they didn't do anything other than install it. But when he...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 17th Nov 2014 10:43 pm
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  3. points

    Hello, for some reason i do not have a format tab on my autocad 2010 screen? In order to change point style I have to do the PDmode command. How do I show format tab on the bar that has home,...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, Yesterday 07:03 pm
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  4. Wrong Scale, Wrong Units IDK???

    So it has been a very long time since I used CAD but its all coming back to me except this. i have come to a firm where they have been drawing everything in model space using DECIMAL units, inches....

    Started by snakeyes‎, Yesterday 07:54 pm
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  5. wrong drawing units

    Hi, I'm drawing up some sections of a huge site (100 acres) and I'm pretty sure I've drawn them in mm when they should be Metres! Do I just scale them up in model space by 1000?

    Started by rosswhiteeca‎, Yesterday 03:31 pm
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  6. Question Customize File Open Dialog?

    When I use the open command in Autocad 2013 the following columns are displayed: Name | Date Modified | Type | Size I would like to add Date Created to this dialog so that it appears each time...

    Started by ILoveMadoka‎, 24th Nov 2014 03:12 pm
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    customize, dialog, file, open
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  7. Fill color model space versus paper space.. newb question

    Hello all. My modelspace background color is dark grey 33,40,48 and my paperspace is white. Is there a way to set acad up so that when I draw fill colors at 33,40,48 in modelspace they draw as white...

    Started by dan_m‎, 18th Nov 2014 03:56 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 09:06 am Go to last post
  8. Object Elevation Problems

    I have used the option in "Drafting" - "Replace Z value with current elevation" with no problem. However, recently (I believe after our company switched to AutoCAD Architecture) I have found a...

    Started by yohanf‎, Yesterday 05:46 am
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  9. Question Trim Pline with Global width in angular fashion

    Imagine the magenta vertical line is a poly-line with a preset global width assigned to it already. Is it possible to achieve what is depicted in following screenshots? From this: To this?

    Started by bababarghi‎, 23rd Nov 2014 03:42 am
    pline
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Nov 2014 01:47 am Go to last post
  10. Question osnap only snapping to "top" of object

    in earlier versions of autocad osnap used to snap to all endpoints if i had it enabled. Now osnap only snaps to endpoints that would be visiable if the object was solid. If a endpoint is "through",...

    Started by toonamo‎, 22nd Nov 2014 09:44 pm
    autocad2015, osnap, settings
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Nov 2014 11:48 pm Go to last post
  11. Question Is it possible to modify a SHX font's character map?

    I hope I have created this thread at the right place :unsure: Folks, I use ISOCP.SHX in my Single Line texts a lot. And one of the most frequently used characters in our drawing office is the...

    Started by bababarghi‎, 15th Nov 2014 12:21 pm
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    character map, isocp
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 399
    22nd Nov 2014 10:03 pm Go to last post
  12. Exclamation Details and symbols

    Hi, I am new in this forum and don't know well that what topics has discussed in this forum i just want to know that how to and where to add details in a map or in a civil drawing like symbols...

    Started by MIRZA_ATIF‎, 20th Nov 2014 08:58 am
    • Replies: 5
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    22nd Nov 2014 05:02 am Go to last post
  13. Question Multileaders and Layout Space Text Height

    We're looking at implementing multileaders instead of quleaders in my office, and so I've been tasked with figuring out how to do it (being as I am the least senior, most peon-ish person in my...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 21st Nov 2014 04:52 pm
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  14. How to adjust this dim text Autocad 2014

    Not really a huge deal, but i am just curious to know, how can i adjust the 1.750 dim text to flip to something to look like the green text with the arrow turn to the right side? i right click but...

    Started by Sengna‎, 21st Nov 2014 12:29 am
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    21st Nov 2014 01:08 am Go to last post
  15. Where to find section line symbol in AutoCAD 2010 LT

    I tried to help a friend of mine who is using Autocad 2010 LT. I could not find the annotative tab under tool pallet. Does anyone know how to import the annotative in his autocad? Because that where...

    Started by Sengna‎, 20th Nov 2014 01:13 am
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    20th Nov 2014 11:38 pm Go to last post
  16. Unhappy Multileader Styles - Right Attachment Attribute not Carrying Over when Applied in DWG

    I am setting up some architectural Multileader Styles to pull into various drawings as needed from the Designcenter. I have created 7 different scales of Multileaders and set their Text "Left and...

    Started by edoll‎, 19th Nov 2014 04:38 pm
    leader, multileader, right attachment, styles, text aligning
    • Replies: 9
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    20th Nov 2014 02:18 pm Go to last post
  17. Dimensioning for dummies (me)

    I’m trying I swear I’m trying! I’m new with AutoCAD, my background is with Esprit, but that’s ok because the more I use AutoCAD the more I’m liking it :) I’m just now dangerous enough to know...

    Started by PowerJunkie‎, 19th Nov 2014 12:17 am
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    19th Nov 2014 05:42 pm Go to last post
  18. Dim Continue with Static Spacing

    Hello All! Quic question I cannot seem to find the answer to...when using DIMCONTINUE, is there a way to instruct AutoCAD to put spacing between each dimension? The drawing I have attached is an...

    Started by eric_monceaux‎, 19th Nov 2014 06:14 am
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    19th Nov 2014 04:42 pm Go to last post
  19. Properties tab slows progress

    Hello, I experience when i have the properties tab open (snapped to the right side of the screen) and i select objects that the systems 'hangs' for an instance (about half a second). It's pretty...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 18th Nov 2014 09:58 am
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  20. AutoCAD 2015 missing properties panel in home tab -

    I just upgraded to AutoCAD 2015. There is no properties panel in my home tab, not there when I right-click, not in the cui - where did it go and how can I get it back?

    Started by r-key-tect‎, 18th Nov 2014 09:51 pm
    properties panel, ribbon
    • Replies: 1
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    18th Nov 2014 10:13 pm Go to last post
  21. annotative stuff

    Hello, I set a template up with annotative text, dims and leaders. Everything works great if I start a new drawing and draw all my own stuff. However, I copied and pasted a drawing from another...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 18th Nov 2014 01:31 am
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    18th Nov 2014 11:35 am Go to last post
  22. Question Reset line weights on all objects

    I've recently converted all "master" facility drawings from KeyCreator 97 to CAD2012. I want to reset all line weights. When I change the line weights on the layers in the layer properties manager,...

    Started by piranha‎, 17th Nov 2014 08:05 pm
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    17th Nov 2014 10:23 pm Go to last post
  23. How Would I Go About Dimensioning This Pattern

    First post here, but I figured this would be a good place to start. My question is regarding dimensioning. I designed a part in Solidworks and have decided to import it into AutoCAD. Now I’m a little...

    Started by Jay2099‎, 14th Nov 2014 08:26 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Nov 2014 08:35 pm Go to last post
  24. Time sensitive storefront blueprint.

    Designed for my first time using chief architect home x5. As a beginner it was easy to design and render3d plans for our new florist shop. The program has become limiting and lacks printable...

    Started by gemsandstems‎, 8th Nov 2014 04:38 am
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    first blueprint
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    17th Nov 2014 03:49 pm Go to last post
  25. Not create duplicate Layers, Linestyles etc during Xrefing?

    I have floor plans, sections etc drawn in 2D 296D Master.dwg. I select GrdFl plan linework>WBLOCK>create new file 296D GrdFl.dwg. I Xref the latter back into 296D Master.dwg, replacing (and deleting)...

    Started by fostertom‎, 15th Nov 2014 02:07 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Nov 2014 02:58 pm Go to last post

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