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  1. change attribute in mutable drawings

    Hello! I have a question like this before but after some answer and help i couldnt make it. I have googled for like 15 hours overall and this is my last way out :) What i need is to extract...

    Started by johan‎, 17th Feb 2017 08:28 am
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  2. Drafting Standards Question

    Ok... so I have seen on some drawings that the draftsman will add "First Angle Projection", "Third Angle Projection", that time of thing to assist the viewer in understanding what they are looking...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 10th Feb 2017 11:56 pm
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    16th Feb 2017 09:46 pm Go to last post
  3. How do I accomplish this rotation?

    Hey guys, another quick one here. I'm trying to rotate objects around an ellipse. Here's a quick look at what I'm trying to do: I want to rotate that second box on the right so that it...

    Started by oftenly‎, 14th Feb 2017 05:40 pm
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    16th Feb 2017 07:50 am Go to last post
  4. adding multiple text labels to shapefile data

    I have connected shapefiles through a data connection in civil 3d 2012. I would like to create the style label so that 3 or more properties will be labeled within each parcel. line 1. owner...

    Started by dirtlegg‎, 15th Feb 2017 09:49 pm
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    16th Feb 2017 12:17 am Go to last post
  5. "matchprop" command with haches problem

    Hello everyone, I'm trying to "matchprop" some hatches but something gets wrong.. The final result isn't as it should be... I've recorded a gif to explain this strange behavior....

    Started by MastroLube‎, 13th Feb 2017 06:53 pm
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    14th Feb 2017 04:09 pm Go to last post
  6. Moved: Disappearing annotations in AutoCAD Mechanical 2013

    Started by mmcclure‎, 10th Feb 2017 11:41 pm
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  7. Converted many line to many polylines

    Hello! For example I have many lines like as Fig. Needs convert line to polylines. Usual solution using pjoin many times. Exist posibility Converted many line to many polylines using one times...

    Started by engmech‎, 12th Feb 2017 04:30 pm
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    13th Feb 2017 07:53 pm Go to last post
  8. set field scale factor

    hi ive made a field that describe the axes of a block (Level symbol) im using centimeter but i want to use the field to display meters for example moving a level 125 units, i want it to...

    Started by samifox‎, 12th Feb 2017 05:46 pm
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    13th Feb 2017 08:57 am Go to last post
  9. Cannot Offset Filleted Box

    Hello AutoCad community! I am having trouble with the offset command. I am trying to offset the middle box by say 3/4". Keeps telling me it cannot offset this item. Any thoughts?

    Started by Shokur‎, 2nd Feb 2017 01:11 am
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    13th Feb 2017 04:49 am Go to last post
  10. Question Can you have prefixes or suffixes on attributes?

    I'm looking to add prefixes and suffixes to block attributes. Is there any option to this? For instance, an attribute value of a duct diameter size, with a prefix of the inches symbol and...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 5th Feb 2017 02:09 am
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    8th Feb 2017 02:58 pm Go to last post
  11. My grid went all weird and diagonal, what did I do??

    I have no idea how this happened or how to fix it. On this particular drawing it is not a big deal, but how do I get this grid to straighten up in case this happens to me again in the future?

    Started by ssnapier‎, 1st Feb 2017 02:39 am
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    7th Feb 2017 09:47 pm Go to last post
  12. Keep hatch at back when editing it

    Hi, Whenever I click on a hatch to edit a vertex (Auto Cad Architecture 2017) it always comes to the front. Is there a way of keeping the hatch at the back so you can see all the visible layers...

    Started by Cad_User‎, 6th Feb 2017 12:31 pm
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    7th Feb 2017 07:36 am Go to last post
  13. Unhappy vertices

    my 2d drawing has too many vertices for my CNC machine to proccess

    Started by david488‎, 4th Feb 2017 08:34 pm
    2d polyline vertices
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  14. Block-based multileader has weird color behavior

    Hi. I'm trying to create a block-based multileader style in ACAD 2014 LT, but I'm running in a weird color behavior issue. below is the block used as the base as seen in block editor : ...

    Started by Tataboutlamine‎, 18th Aug 2014 09:44 pm
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    3rd Feb 2017 09:27 pm Go to last post
  15. I see the lines but can't select them!!!!!

    I have a strange thing that recently started on a file that I've been working for a while. All of a sudden I can't select line/poly lines to modify, howe3ver I can with others on the same layer. I've...

    Started by araslan‎, 9th Apr 2008 07:56 pm
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    3rd Feb 2017 11:33 am Go to last post
  16. AutoCAD logo image shows filepath

    Good morning, I am making a few small changes to a couple of drawings. The client sent these over without the relevant GIF images for their logos and autocad is displaying the filepath instead...

    Started by Steven P‎, 2nd Feb 2017 10:35 am
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    3rd Feb 2017 02:59 am Go to last post
  17. ribbon at top of drawing has disappeared

    my ribbon at top of drawing has disappeared. How do i get it back. Thanks for the help

    Started by rlbroerman‎, 2nd Feb 2017 05:24 am
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    3rd Feb 2017 02:27 am Go to last post
  18. Fonts file path

    Hi everyone AutoCAD 2017 In Options > files > Support file search path : In the font search path can I add new search path that contain folder of different language ? If yes how to...

    Started by Gali‎, 2nd Feb 2017 08:10 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    3rd Feb 2017 02:16 am Go to last post
  19. Embarrassed Measuring Individual Lengths of Multiple Lines

    Hello All, After trawling the help file and several other CAD forums I still haven't been able to find an easy to use solution to my prob. First post newbie and all, I'd be grateful for anyone's...

    Started by CADjam‎, 7th Apr 2009 10:57 am
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  20. Reduce many segments

    Reduce too many segments (vertex) (like line & arc)

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 1st Feb 2017 08:34 am
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    1st Feb 2017 11:43 pm Go to last post
  21. Some lines are thicker than others without an apparent explanation

    Hi everyone, I'm overlaying some disto measures onto a floor plan created by another company to check for accuracy (I am in model space). I am using the same layer and have not changed any...

    Started by tom111‎, 31st Jan 2017 12:44 pm
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    31st Jan 2017 02:02 pm Go to last post
  22. Question Making text follow the path of a circle?

    I am trying to re-create my family crest in AutoCAD. I was warned that this was a bit too advanced for a beginner, but I have everything done except the text. This is what the crest looks like: ...

    Started by ssnapier‎, 30th Jan 2017 01:18 am
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    31st Jan 2017 09:33 am Go to last post
  23. Create Circle (Ellipse) in 2-point Perspective Drawing using AutoCAD?

    How to Create Circle (Ellipse) in 2-point Perspective Drawing using AutoCAD? Please show step-by-step.

    Started by basty‎, 27th Jan 2017 01:29 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    30th Jan 2017 01:21 pm Go to last post
  24. how to change existing line types

    we have exported some autocad drawings from SPPID but when I checked into autocad drawing linetype (software link) is not showing properly see attachemnt. any one can suggest how to change existing...

    Started by naren‎, 27th Jan 2017 12:44 pm
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    30th Jan 2017 04:25 am Go to last post
  25. Dimension filter

    Hello; How to filter rotated dimension measurement between 2.49 & 2.51 I am not asking for 10 or 25 dimensions, there are over 100

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 29th Jan 2017 09:51 am
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    29th Jan 2017 09:51 am Go to last post

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