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  1. Spline Curve Drawing Technique (Tips n Tricks)

    Is there any tips and tricks how to draw with spline curve? Is there any drawing technique (mechanical drawing) how to draw with spline curve? Please

    Started by basty‎, Yesterday 08:17 am
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  2. Northpoint 2016

    so I have recently moved jobs and they are using 2016. Normally when on paperspace and clicking in on the viewport, an option pops up on the layout ribbon with different northpoints that can be...

    Started by Fatjury‎, 19th May 2016 08:43 am
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    Yesterday 06:13 pm Go to last post
  3. Break line

    Hello maybe someone can help me with this. I'm trying to draw a break line and I use the command and when I insert the break line at midpoint it appears very wide. I've tried to adjust the size but...

    Started by mknj61‎, 20th May 2016 04:27 am
    • Replies: 4
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    20th May 2016 03:45 pm Go to last post
  4. draw lines which are tangential to a spline?

    How can I draw lines which are tangential to an spline or an arc? I drew this manually just like that by intuition...

    Started by rock1‎, 9th Jul 2014 10:56 am
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    19th May 2016 08:29 pm Go to last post
  5. 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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    19th May 2016 03:57 pm Go to last post
  6. Moved: Block Name to MLeader

    Started by gustavo_alonge‎, 19th May 2016 02:02 pm
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  7. Suppress Radius Extension Line AutoCAD 2014

    See attached image. The clouded extension line is way too long- sure it is going to the center of the arc, but I hate the way it looks. I would prefer a crosshair symbol instead. In AutoCAD 2014,...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 17th May 2016 05:55 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th May 2016 08:36 pm Go to last post
  8. Quick selection

    Hello all, real newbie here.. My first question is: AutoCad 2016 (student ver.) is there a possible way of selecting one line (property RED) and then have a command that could select all the lines...

    Started by italian‎, 27th Apr 2016 11:49 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    17th May 2016 08:15 pm Go to last post
  9. Block Description Property

    What is is used for? Where does it show up?

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 16th May 2016 03:51 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th May 2016 04:20 pm Go to last post
  10. labeling XY coordinates and angle in autoCAD 2012

    Hello, I am very new to AutoCAD and has been practicing on some example models right here http://www.we-r-here.com/cad/tutorials/level_1/links/extra_005.gif. I want to label my XY...

    Started by cadloverfun‎, 26th Jun 2012 12:11 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    16th May 2016 08:18 am Go to last post
  11. Trim crossing lines only

    From how I understand it, if I execute the trim command and hit space without selecting a cutting edge, it will trim any line I click on to the nearest apparent intersection. With complex drawings,...

    Started by benhubel‎, 27th Apr 2016 06:59 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    14th May 2016 10:35 pm Go to last post
  12. How to modify "MLSTYLE"

    Dear all; How to modify "MLSTYLE" that is actively being used in the drawing. any suggestion or any Lisp...

    Started by CAD USER‎, 10th May 2016 01:59 pm
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    14th May 2016 07:04 am Go to last post
  13. Question The cad file error when i zoom

    The Normally File And when i zoom it: Sorry for my English. I need help to analyze this problem.

    Started by klimssu‎, 10th May 2016 08:20 am
    • Replies: 3
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    12th May 2016 08:08 pm Go to last post
  14. Batting disappears after having Acad opened for a few min.

    So i was drawing plans and decided to use the batting linetype for the insulation. i decided to stop for the day, saved the whole thing, then opened it the other day. When i opened it the batting...

    Started by Ankeisme‎, 11th May 2016 05:21 pm
    batting, linetype, scale
    • Replies: 4
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    12th May 2016 02:28 am Go to last post
  15. Question Scaling Drawings

    Hello I have a border thats 24x36 and I would like to draw my lines to fit inside this 24x36 border its been awhile for me using autocad usually i draw in real life lengths (example: 50" or...

    Started by Ones_Zeros‎, 11th May 2016 01:38 am
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    11th May 2016 07:07 pm Go to last post
  16. Docking a floating panel

    I pulled my layers panel off the tool bar so it would be easier to use. Is there a way to dock it to the side of the work space like some other panels or does it only dock to the ribbon?

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 2nd May 2016 09:29 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    11th May 2016 06:18 pm Go to last post
  17. Alternative Units Spacing Issue

    When activating alternative units in autocad 2014 a blank space is automatically inserted before the alternative units. As a result, the units do not line up vertically. Does anyone know how to...

    Started by sander35‎, 18th Apr 2016 02:25 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    11th May 2016 05:20 pm Go to last post
  18. Exporting Tool Palettes to older CAD

    I am having a bit of an issue. My work computer has AutoCAD 2015 on it, my home computer has AutoCAD 2013. Yesterday I tried exporting a couple of the tool palettes I use at work so I could work...

    Started by The Nickster‎, 11th May 2016 12:20 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    11th May 2016 04:11 pm Go to last post
  19. Working from a survey plan

    Hi, i have been given a survey plan that i have to add a floor plan of a house to. i have the distance from the boundaries to the corners of the house. i have tried offsetting the boundaries...

    Started by NAS 78‎, 6th May 2016 03:35 am
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    11th May 2016 03:29 pm Go to last post
  20. Selecting objects by color doesn' work if the object's color is "by layer"

    I'm trying to select objects by color but it doesn' work neither using Quick Select nor Filter if the object's color is "by layer". Any way to solve this issue? Thanks

    Started by ALIEN1952‎, 8th May 2016 05:11 pm
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    9th May 2016 07:37 pm Go to last post
  21. Unhappy how to divide a closed polygon

    how to divide a polygon into 3 equal polygons (same area or we known area)? I wanted to divide the polygon shown in the screenshot below into equal 3 polygons (with same area), but I couldn't...

    Started by malkasun‎, 7th May 2016 02:35 pm
    area, area split, autocad, divide, polygon
    • Replies: 2
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    8th May 2016 12:12 am Go to last post
  22. DXE File Question

    Hi All, Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here's my question: I have a block for a parking stall and I wanted to count all of the parking stalls in my garage - across several...

    Started by battman‎, 6th May 2016 10:57 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    7th May 2016 02:40 am Go to last post
  23. Draw a circle with intersection, tanget & radius

    So I'm having trouble trying to create a Circle with a fixed Radius that is tangent to a circle and crosses an intersection. See image below. I can't for the life of me figure out how to do this. ...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 22nd Apr 2016 10:18 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    6th May 2016 04:52 pm Go to last post
  24. Scaling a Floor Plan

    Hi Guys.. I had drawn my floor plan using inches units in the insertion scale..I also used the floor pla dimensions indicated in the blueprint...ahmm..for example instead of making a 1,300..length...

    Started by indigo‎, 4th May 2016 11:52 am
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    • Replies: 10
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    5th May 2016 08:24 am Go to last post
  25. text editor ribbon autocad 2017

    I am having some odd behavior in the context sensitive text editor. It basically bloats...any ideas?

    Started by iconeo‎, 4th May 2016 07:39 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    4th May 2016 07:44 pm Go to last post

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