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  1. change sign in bulk on multiple numbers

    Hi all, I have these drawings with numbers on the side, vertically placed. I need to reverse each one of the number , so for instance the 3.15 has to become -3.15 thanks in advance for any...

    Started by cat3appr‎, Today 06:05 am
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  2. modifying texts based on increasing distance

    Hello, I have to handle quite a lot of measure markers on some charts, like these ones and I basically need to modify those into different numbers... is there a way to do this automatically or I...

    Started by cat3appr‎, Today 05:50 am
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  3. Extra Grips on Ellipse

    in Auto cad 2007 or 2009 when trim an ellipse along horizontally or vertically and slant line , Auto cad give us additional grips , but in Auto cad 2013 , 2014 ..... 2016 don't show this effect....

    Started by reza‎, 22nd Jul 2016 05:18 pm
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  4. Moved: Extra Grips on Ellipse

    in Auto cad 2007 or 2009 when trim an ellipse along horizontally or vertically and slant line Auto cad give us additional grips , but in Auto cad 2013 , 2014 ..... 2016 don't show this effect....

    Started by reza‎, 25th Jul 2016 01:17 pm
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  5. Using Array in an isometric view

    Hello and good Afternoon. I am currently working as an Architectural Drafter at an awning company and sometimes we have to do valances on an awning with a specific pattern such as a wave or a key. I...

    Started by TheCADude85‎, 21st Jul 2016 06:29 pm
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  6. How to create a Style for lines, circles etc.?

    In the Style Manager I couldn't find a way to create a Style for lines, circles, rectangles, arcs et al. How do I save a set of settings for these components?

    Started by rlcad‎, 22nd Jul 2016 09:11 pm
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  7. Annotative text

    Anyone knows the problem that the drawing is slower when you used annotative text. In the past I have had problems. i would like to try it again but would like to know whether this is a known issue.

    Started by RemcoWeetink‎, 20th Jul 2016 01:40 pm
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  8. Replace Z value with current elevation doesn't work with grips

    I have googled multiple forums over several years and never found a similar post. So I had to join and ask the question. I am a surveyor and I work with point files. I have to generate 3d surfaces...

    Started by GOINGTOSCREAM‎, 19th Jul 2016 03:56 pm
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  9. xreffing paper space with viewports in model :///

    Hello, I have to set up a series of charts where the legend and other fixed items have to be in paper space, while the data in model space. I will then viewport the data to the paper space. ...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 21st Jul 2016 07:15 am
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  10. how to divide a line?

    not so straightforward :) I don't need the command "DIVIDE" as this one is asking me in how many segment i'd like to divide a given line.... I need to divide a line evenly every 12.5 meters... I...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 18th Jul 2016 06:27 am
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  11. Is Possible match coordinates in text?

    Is there a way to match coordinates X, Y or Z in texts? It would be a variable coordinates MATCHPROP but for texts Thanks

    Started by titoprax‎, 19th Jul 2016 10:05 pm
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  12. Drawing custom stairs using a spline

    Hello, I am attempting to draw a custom stairs using the spline command, but I've never used the spline command and my lines are not smooth. Does anyone have a tutorial that I can watch to make...

    Started by Wvisgauss‎, 19th Jul 2016 05:15 pm
    custom, custom stairs, spline, stair
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  13. Display a hatch's area as Mtext in the model space

    Hi, I want to be able to click on a hatch, and then be able to select a point on the screen where the area of that hatch is displayed as Mtext in m2. I know you can do it using 'insert field'...

    Started by Cad_User‎, 19th Jul 2016 12:15 pm
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  14. how to plot points at a given distance in an horizontal line?

    hello! I have this CSV and i need to plot in an horizontal line, a marker (numbered) at the distance from zero specified in this spreadsheet: from the example, "1" at 0.048 from Zero, "2" at...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 19th Jul 2016 08:09 am
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  15. Changing font and width factor of multiple text styles

    Hi guys I have to change a lot of electrical sketches to plot them in pdf. The words in those sketches have to be searchable by PDF. So the fact is that I have to change the Width factor to 1. I'm...

    Started by sala‎, 13th Jul 2016 08:30 am
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  16. Remove lines within a shape

    Hi everyone, I woud like to remove every small lines inside the trees, it seems trim fonction works, but I have almost 200trees inside my project, I have tried extrim, qselect, filter, but I...

    Started by Ramoglio123‎, 18th Jul 2016 06:09 pm
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  17. Question Template Mystery

    Using AutoCAD 2016 & 2017, I've been having a mystery block (_closedbank) and mystery layer (base) that keeps appearing in my template. This is not a block that I have ever created, and I've never...

    Started by Rooster‎, 14th Jul 2016 01:13 pm
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  18. Rotate,copy multiple...

    Well, first of all great forum to all the people that like and enjoy Autocad. This is my first post and I start with a question :D How can I rotate an object and make a copy every time I...

    Started by warlock‎, 20th Oct 2008 12:03 am
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  19. Old style polyline problem

    Hi, Out of the blue my autocad is drawing old 'heavy' polylines instead of lwpolylines. I really need to get back to drawing normal polylines. Any idea would be much appreciated. Thank you,...

    Started by AdrianBaluta‎, 14th Jul 2016 03:36 pm
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  20. Using PathArray in an Axonometric/Iso Drawing... Help!

    Hi Trying to draw a three brick 'voussoir' for the surround to a window arch in an Axonometric/Isometric drawing? Using the Path Array function but spacing seems to go all wrong. The angles...

    Started by mrtickle‎, 13th Jul 2016 08:17 pm
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  21. Polyline Editing

    Hi Guys, May be a simple one this time... I used to use polyline grip editing ( Hovering on the grips and select add vertex or other options popping up). Recently changed my system and I am...

    Started by MOORADAN‎, 13th Jul 2016 10:56 pm
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  22. hidden lines is a problem for me

    Hello everyone, My cad experience is mostly in 3-D, and I am just now starting to get involved with Autocad. I have been given a machine with Autocad 2000 to start out with. I am progressing ok, I...

    Started by mcshaun‎, 5th Jul 2016 07:54 pm
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  23. No Area Value for Polyline / closed polygon

    Ok, so this pesky polyline won't give me an area. I found a topic on the Map 3D forum that had a couple of suggestions, but I'm using vanilla AutoCAD 2014. As you can see by the image, the area...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 12th Jul 2016 11:08 pm
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  24. Dynamic block does strange things using input vs grip dragging.

    Pizza! :shock: My block is a simple arc that can be swept around a circle and retain an enclosed area, like an adjustable piece of pizza. It works fine as long as I drag the grip, and mostly the...

    Started by rhgrafix‎, 13th Jul 2016 06:11 am
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  25. changing text font of many entities

    Hi All Something strange has happened, changing pc's and from 2016 LT to full version 2017, some of my cad blocks have had all their text go funny. so I'm trying to get them all back to Arial...

    Started by mvrcad‎, 14th Jun 2016 01:47 am
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