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  1. "Continue" an arc from a line or arc that is NOT the last entity

    I can't find a way to draw an arc off the end of a line or arc that is :!: NOT :!: the last entity and have it act as though it was continuing in the normal way, like it does when continuing off the...

    Started by rhgrafix‎, Yesterday 08:05 pm
    arc, continue, tangent
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  2. Which is the dominant constraint?

    Is there a way to tell which of a pair of constraints is the dominant one? The 2 glyphs look identical :? :? but can act a lot differently. If I know, then I can remove them and do it the opposite...

    Started by rhgrafix‎, 14th Jul 2018 02:10 am
    constraint, dominant, geometry, glyph, icon
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  3. Simplifying lwpolyline to arcs

    Hello everyone, band new to the forum and a novice with Autocad. I am working in Autocad 2016, trying to prepare artwork to be laser cut in steel. My linework is fairly intricate, lots of small...

    Started by Colinmcintyre‎, 13th Jul 2018 07:15 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Jul 2018 08:03 pm Go to last post
  4. copy blocks from 1 drawing to another using paste to orig. coordinates

    In Autocad 2013, when I highlight a drawing in model space and copy, then go to new drawing and paste to original coordinates, everything comes in fine except for blocks. the blocks get thrown far...

    Started by johnseg11‎, 31st Jan 2013 10:10 pm
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    12th Jul 2018 08:26 pm Go to last post
  5. 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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    • Replies: 23
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    11th Jul 2018 07:21 pm Go to last post
  6. Dimension of hatch "net"

    Hello, very often it would help me to draw hatchs with "net" style...it could be a false ceiling or an elevated floor, but I can't set the measurement of the square of the net...for example I need to...

    Started by itacad‎, 9th Jul 2018 09:27 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    11th Jul 2018 04:07 am Go to last post
  7. Autocad 2018. Line slightly off axis despite saying "perpendicular"

    I am using Autoacd 2018 for mac, and I have polar tracking on with angles at 45 or 90. When I draw a line, I get this problem where it is slightly off by .15 degrees, despite it saying...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 2nd Jun 2018 09:43 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    10th Jul 2018 10:28 pm Go to last post
  8. Can't add palettes

    Hi all. I have a collection tool palettes that I have saved under C:\CAD\Palettes. I've changed my "Tool Palettes File Location" to that directory, and also added it to "Support File Search Path" and...

    Started by mkisno4‎, 10th Jul 2018 08:30 pm
    • Replies: 2
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  9. Dwg REVERTS to original UNITS after -DWGU

    Whenever I change DWGUNITS to 4, close the dwg and reopen, it is back to 3... WTF?! HELP!!! I'll go mad! It does have some aec rubbish I can not get rid off either. I do believe it was created or...

    Started by ibach‎, 10th Jul 2018 03:18 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Jul 2018 04:02 pm Go to last post
  10. Moved: Title Block creation

    Started by GreenWhale‎, 5th Jul 2018 10:31 am
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  11. Changing dimension size

    Hello, can anyone please advise how to change the size of the dimension font, for the dwg file attached?

    Started by PJ01‎, 6th Jul 2018 05:54 am
    • Replies: 7
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    8th Jul 2018 07:05 am Go to last post
  12. Export points of a polyline or spline with cosine (curvature dependent) spacing

    I am trying to get the point data of airfoil sections along a 3d wing / turbine blade geometry. I am able to get the sections in spline format using INTERFERE command. I know that there are several...

    Started by redbullah‎, 7th Jul 2018 12:34 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  13. Block into multileader text

    I would like to try and set up a Multileader that reads the description of a block. For example when I am making the block I would like to put some descriptive text that may say "Post top insert...

    Started by stevsmith‎, 17th Aug 2009 10:28 pm
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    1 2 3
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    7th Jul 2018 11:44 am Go to last post
  14. Moved: Fence linetype

    Started by Casusa‎, 4th Jul 2018 05:17 pm
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  15. Moved: Draftsight - ghost line

    Started by jim007‎, 5th Jul 2018 10:52 am
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  16. Measure angles accurately

    I think it must be something in settings, but I need to measure angles accurately and currently can only measure in whole degrees, I need to 2 decimal places.

    Started by peterg‎, 3rd Jul 2018 08:23 am
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Jul 2018 10:22 pm Go to last post
  17. Paste Special Dialog Box

    Hi Every one,:D:D I was trying to bring an image in to drawing using PASTESPEC command source as paintbrush. i have check with my colleagues system, Paste Special Dialog Box shows 5 options...

    Started by BIJI SAMUEL‎, 3rd Jul 2018 10:00 am
    • Replies: 2
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    3rd Jul 2018 12:36 pm Go to last post
  18. Attribute Extraction

    Does anyone have a lisp or macro that can extract attribute values? Autocad's extractor does not work. My block has four attributes and it only catches two of them.

    Started by bustr‎, 2nd Jul 2018 09:12 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Jul 2018 03:54 am Go to last post
  19. weird tracking dotted line when using line command

    when my buddy is making a line some weird system variable is making like a dashed line show up at the same time??? anybody know how to shut this off?

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 28th Jun 2018 10:56 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    30th Jun 2018 09:22 am Go to last post
  20. Love Units in AutoCAD

    Hi every one . I made a drawing . When I finished it I discovered that I didn't use the right units. I was inches in the file , but I should have used meters . what is the best way to correct...

    Started by Gali‎, 28th Jun 2018 08:15 am
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Jun 2018 07:20 pm Go to last post
  21. Slow Hatch

    Hey everyone. I know this has probably been asked a thousand times before, but I am having some irritation with AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2013. Our Engineer and I work with the same drawings, but I...

    Started by ZLHysong‎, 29th Oct 2012 03:12 pm
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 32
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    26th Jun 2018 10:27 am Go to last post
  22. Bill of Material

    Hello! I'm drawing in model space and the BOM and other tables must be in paper space, sketch being shown with viewports. Is there any way to connect the Part List to balloons giving the fact that...

    Started by stoicescuadr‎, 21st Jun 2018 04:51 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Jun 2018 03:16 pm Go to last post
  23. Exclamation symbol

    Hi, I'm getting this exclamation symbol in my drawing with leader. can anyone suggest me how to get rid of it?

    Started by lucky9‎, 20th Jun 2018 06:42 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    21st Jun 2018 01:04 pm Go to last post
  24. Annotative Circle or Dot

    Hey guys, I'm looking for any method to have an annotative circle or dot in a dynamic block. I'm marking street lights along the highway with a circle and am throwing an attribute text with its...

    Started by numberOCD‎, 12th Jun 2018 08:33 pm
    annotate
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Jun 2018 01:59 pm Go to last post
  25. Line type scale

    Hello. I have problem in object (line) properties. Can not set dashed line type scaling in model view. Not happend nothing when changing value. Short lines stay the same size. I change value in...

    Started by nikson‎, 7th Jun 2018 09:37 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 404
    11th Jun 2018 12:17 pm Go to last post

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