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  1. Dimensions showing BOTH metric and imperial?

    Hi- I'd like to dimension a drawing in both feet and centimeters. Is there some sort of DimStyle workaround to get this to happen automatically? Yes, I know I could manually overwrite each...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, Yesterday 03:30 pm
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  2. Scale List Clean

    In my job I work off surveys and alot of the time they come in with a million scales and it takes me AGES to scroll through them all. I have been using Scale List Edit to clean up my files....but...

    Started by bumblebbabe‎, Today 07:31 am
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  3. Unhappy Mtext not visible right in only one computer

    Hi Guys, Mtext looks different in only one computer… I checked textstyle and its good. Only think I observed is ctb files also shows missing on plotting window… Could not find a solution… Please...

    Started by MOORADAN‎, Today 01:02 am
    • Replies: 7
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    Today 03:38 am Go to last post
  4. Radial Dimension Display - Circle at arrow head...

    Hi guys, Please see image below for explanation.. I would like to be able to remove the circle (leader?) that appears when creating Radial Dimensions, does anyone know of an option to...

    Started by lamensterms‎, Yesterday 03:59 am
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  5. Selection

    Hi, Since a few days I get a selection window (see below) when i select an item. I don't know how I activated that. Does anyone know how I can disable it? I'm using Autocad 2015. Thanks in...

    Started by joopvz‎, 17th Apr 2015 10:45 am
    • Replies: 4
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  6. 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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  7. thick lines when save to pdf?

    when I save my layout to pdf some of the lines are thick and others are thin? how can i make them all same? Also when I save to pdf my text and annotation wont show? I created them in the model...

    Started by Elizabeth01‎, 18th Apr 2015 06:36 am
    • Replies: 2
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    18th Apr 2015 10:37 am Go to last post
  8. Annoying boxes on drawings

    One of my students using AutoCAD 2014 has got little boxes on his drawings as on the pic, what are they why and how do you get rid of them please?

    Started by paulf‎, 15th Apr 2015 09:10 am
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    17th Apr 2015 02:37 pm Go to last post
  9. Tool pallets across drawings

    When I create a custom tool pallet in a drawing it is not available when I go into another drawing. How do you create a tool pallet available for all future drawings?

    Started by deano33‎, 16th Apr 2015 11:20 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Apr 2015 01:31 am Go to last post
  10. text outside/inside align

    Good Morning Al as the the tile mentions. how do i get to switch these on and off ?? i have found added them to my quick properties menu but a i cannot toggle them off, the are currently on...

    Started by DonovanPorter‎, 7th Apr 2015 10:44 am
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    16th Apr 2015 08:46 pm Go to last post
  11. gemoric symbol dialog box

    How do I change the font in the geometric symbol dialog box from letters to tolerance symbols for 2000i autocad?

    Started by Joe Dill‎, 15th Apr 2015 06:42 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Apr 2015 07:35 pm Go to last post
  12. Missing .shx

    How do I get rid of a missing .shx file in a drawing? Using Auto CAD 2013

    Started by SAM_R‎, 15th Apr 2015 09:24 pm
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    16th Apr 2015 06:48 pm Go to last post
  13. Dealing with Mixed Units

    I have some US components - in feet & inches - that I need to put onto mounting plates and cabinets that are all metric. Comparatively, the components are very complicated and the cabinets rather...

    Started by EatingSteak‎, 15th Apr 2015 06:48 pm
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  14. cursor display box missing

    Hi, AutoCAD 2010 Sorry for what is probably a simple issue but it is driving me mad. The cursor used to have a small dialogue box that once I clicked an object and moved the cursor to another...

    Started by dano200‎, 15th Apr 2015 09:42 pm
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    16th Apr 2015 05:03 am Go to last post
  15. Ghost text

    I'm going nuts here. This thread was pretty close to the problem but did not solve it: http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?71787-Missing-Text I've received several drawing files...

    Started by gfarrell80‎, 14th Apr 2015 09:14 pm
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  16. How to print out 10 title block at a time on to printer

    Good day, May i know how to print out many Title Block at a Time. I will like to Print out my Complete CAD Drawing, but I have all together in one Print space, so can some let know how to print...

    Started by SUNNY60‎, 23rd Oct 2013 12:29 pm
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    15th Apr 2015 05:55 pm Go to last post
  17. Mac cad will not load and cannot see custom linetype

    Added custom linetype to linetype file acadltiso.lin on mac. Autocad cannot see or will not load the linetype. However the same procedure has worked on 2 other macs. Autocad just will not load or...

    Started by deano33‎, 15th Apr 2015 04:30 pm
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  18. Way to change all Splines to Polylines automatically?

    Hi all, I'm familiar with the pedit command to turn a spline into a polyline, but I'm wondering if there's a way to change all Splines to Polylines automatically to save a hell of a lot of time. ...

    Started by Precision‎, 15th Apr 2015 04:14 am
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Apr 2015 12:23 pm Go to last post
  19. Rock linetype

    Hi guys, looking for a rock linetype that looks like the attached image. I used to have a linetype similar, but cannot find it. Can anyone please help?

    Started by bigmaz‎, 15th Apr 2015 11:13 am
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  20. Moved: Dam layout

    Started by mclevel‎, 15th Apr 2015 02:52 am
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  21. Line Types

    Hi all; I have a drawing which its linetypes are customized. When i move it to another computer linetypes are in drawing but shapes are changed! Is there any solution?

    Started by m_sherif005‎, 14th Apr 2015 08:40 am
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    14th Apr 2015 01:30 pm Go to last post
  22. Help Aligning Various Pieces and Setting Coordinates

    Hello all, I'm trying to align some text blocks and arrows, but I'm having a clumsy time navigating AutoCAD's "features" related to doing this. Quick demo pasted below I have my text...

    Started by EatingSteak‎, 13th Apr 2015 03:17 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Apr 2015 03:20 am Go to last post
  23. The autocad ribbon?

    Ive been using autocad since 1990, with the classic interface. When i first upgraded to autocad 2009, i was shocked at how the interface looked. One thing that i always liked about autocad is they...

    Started by steeldesigner‎, 12th Apr 2015 12:00 am
    • Replies: 7
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    13th Apr 2015 01:00 pm Go to last post
  24. Autocad ribbon help

    Im trying to learn this ribbon, ive used autocad in the classic mode for 15+ years now, but i think its time to learn this ribbon i need to format a text style, im used to just going to the format...

    Started by steeldesigner‎, 12th Apr 2015 07:39 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Apr 2015 08:07 pm Go to last post
  25. 2D Boolean

    Hello everyone. I have this pattern and the window, represented by the orange arch shape, I want to delete everything outside the arch shape.... I can go and use the trim command, but...

    Started by cancer24‎, 11th Apr 2015 05:11 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 454
    12th Apr 2015 12:11 pm Go to last post

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