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  1. Smile Link Multiple Object to Single Field

    i would just want to ask if it is possible to select multiple objects then link it to a single field? i want to link the areas of multiple polylines / hatches into field so i don't need to update...

    Started by nod684‎, Today 10:05 am
    • Replies: 0
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  2. Trim Problem

    I am not able to trim solid hatch.

    Started by Barry_47‎, 12th Sep 2014 04:56 am
    • Replies: 6
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    Today 08:24 am Go to last post
  3. AutoCAD 2015 minimizing after clicking 'Show Desktop' button

    I have upgraded to AutoCAD 2015 and when I am working on a drawing and click the Show Desktop button (Windows 7) and then go back into AutoCAD, the window is always minimised. It's driving me mad,...

    Started by sparklerach‎, 4th Aug 2014 08:05 am
    • Replies: 4
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    Yesterday 07:30 am Go to last post
  4. Problem with OSNAP to tangent

    Hi, I'm having a problem with OSNAP and am not sure what I'm doing wrong. As you can see from the attached photo, I am using offset to create a parallel line to the one selected (the leftmost line)...

    Started by Valiance‎, 11th Sep 2014 02:36 am
    • Replies: 5
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    11th Sep 2014 11:47 am Go to last post
  5. Set a desired dimension style as current style without going into the dialogue?

    Is there a shortcut for setting a certain dimstyle as default similar to right clicking 'set current as default' (which is available for some features) without going into the dialogue box? It would...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 8th Sep 2014 10:25 pm
    dimensions, dimstyle, shortcut
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Sep 2014 10:04 am Go to last post
  6. Completely disable 3d mode + Green and Red Cursor

    I don't know what I accidentally pressed or changed to make my cross hairs red and green, I think it has to do with 3d mode. is there a way to completely disable this so there's no accidentally...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 19th Aug 2014 09:06 pm
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    3d mode, cursor
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 434
    9th Sep 2014 01:04 am Go to last post
  7. Converting PDF

    I want to bring in a pdf file into autocad 2009 but the command does not recognize pdf. How do I convert pdf so that I can use as dwg. file in autocad?

    Started by drs2034‎, 30th Aug 2014 08:59 pm
    converting pdf files
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 369
    8th Sep 2014 10:57 pm Go to last post
  8. can the default for deleting a layer after laymrg has been used, be set to YES?

    I have a bunch of drawings from our client that were created for construction purposes and were originally made in a Microstation 3D parametric environment so is full of blocks with embedded layers....

    Started by mdwebneck‎, 4th Sep 2014 02:12 pm
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    default, laymrg, parameter, prompt
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 317
    8th Sep 2014 01:58 pm Go to last post
  9. Changing line type of Blocks

    Hello everyone... Anybody here know how to change the line type of block without going to block editor?... Basically, here's the scenario... I have one block that am going to use for lighting...

    Started by marjune23‎, 6th Sep 2014 11:57 am
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Sep 2014 06:13 am Go to last post
  10. Can I lock columns positions and widths in Layer Properties Manager?

    This is minor annoyance for me. Anytime I open a drawing the Layer Properties Manager columns open with the columns wider than necessary and I have to resize them. Is there any way to lock the...

    Started by CalypsoArt‎, 5th Sep 2014 09:46 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    5th Sep 2014 09:46 pm Go to last post
  11. Problem with selecting exploded array by some AutoCAD 2005

    On the company computer is there problem with selecting exploded array. On this computer is installed autocad 2005 (on other computers running AutoCAD 2005, no problem). I created an array in...

    Started by Wojciech‎, 5th Sep 2014 11:39 am
    • Replies: 0
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    5th Sep 2014 11:39 am Go to last post
  12. Node Measuring System

    Hello all, I work in utilities and would like to set node points at certain points of a network and have a table populate with the dimensions from each node point. Is there anyway of doing this...

    Started by WodMarsden‎, 30th May 2014 01:53 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Sep 2014 02:31 pm Go to last post
  13. Midpoint on line not visible (Grips?)

    Hey, on my work pc i'm missing two features i used to have: - Firstly, when i click a PL i can't see the midpoint of the line, and can't drag the line like i used to. I tried to change GRIPS, but...

    Started by NBI‎, 23rd Aug 2012 01:25 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    3rd Sep 2014 06:39 pm Go to last post
  14. Arcs tangent to two other arcs/circles

    How do I draw an arc/circle tangent to two other arcs/circles? Ultimately, I am trying to create a snail cam drawing.

    Started by andymccallum‎, 3rd Sep 2014 09:20 am
    arc, tangents
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Sep 2014 12:47 pm Go to last post
  15. how to increase text selection

    How can i increase text selection? AutoCad 2014 Thanks

    Started by azman‎, 2nd Sep 2014 05:11 am
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Sep 2014 08:04 am Go to last post
  16. Missing tool pallet groups

    I used to have different tool pallet groups I could change to if necessary. They seam to have disappeared? I was really looking for my custom one, but the fact that all the stock ones are gone have...

    Started by hertz hound‎, 1st Sep 2014 03:15 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  17. Coordinates and chainage of points

    I have one alignment i need its left hand side points and right hand side points chainage and coordinates is it possible by vba ?????pls help.i have attached one table side of that drawing.like that...

    Started by anindya‎, 31st Aug 2014 08:16 am
    • Replies: 0
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    31st Aug 2014 08:16 am Go to last post
  18. 2d Threaded Pipe Fittings

    I'm searching for blocks of all types and sizes of threaded pipe fittings, I've looked all over the internet and have yet to find any results, if you have a suggestion please leave a post.

    Started by PaulB‎, 1st Nov 2011 04:58 pm
    fitting blocks, fittings, pipe work, pneumatic fittings
    • Replies: 6
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    29th Aug 2014 10:42 pm Go to last post
  19. grid for cross section

    i need the grid as mentioned on attached drawing,can anyone help me to figure out that

    Started by anindya‎, 28th Aug 2014 06:22 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Aug 2014 03:39 am Go to last post
  20. unhide certain objects from HIDEOBJECTS command

    Is there a way to unhide just certain object that I have hidden using the HIDEOBJECTS commmand? In fact I would like to just be able to turn everything back on too! Anyone familiar with this command?...

    Started by toberino‎, 28th Aug 2014 09:13 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 149
    28th Aug 2014 10:24 pm Go to last post
  21. convert pdf to dwg

    HI, I am very new to auticad. Am using autocad2010 mac version. Among other issues, I am facing one as to - how to import a drawing in pdf to autocad and make changes to it.

    Started by namita‎, 25th Aug 2014 12:56 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    27th Aug 2014 02:33 pm Go to last post
  22. Drawing How to lock (with password) particular service only in Autocad LT 2014

    Dear all, I want to lock in my service (Plumbing service) only... cause the other service people ( Electrical & hvac) don't edit my service

    Started by arunz‎, 27th Aug 2014 09:44 am
    • Replies: 3
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    27th Aug 2014 11:49 am Go to last post
  23. Multileader problem- adding new leader to vertex

    Whenever I try to add another leader to my vertex, it usually jumps to the end of the line. Any way to make ALL leader arrows come out of the same vertex? Do I need to adjust my mleaderstyle...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 27th Aug 2014 09:55 am
    • Replies: 0
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    27th Aug 2014 09:55 am Go to last post
  24. AutoCAD LT (R) 2013 64bit Service Pack 2 Update is Not Initiating When I click it!

    Hello all, Every time I open my AutoCAD Program I get a little notification in the upper right saying "AutoCAD LT (R) 2013 64bit Service Pack 2 Update" and there is a link to "Update" - or...

    Started by edoll‎, 26th Aug 2014 03:04 pm
    autocad lt 2013, liveupdateframe.htm, lt 2013 64bit serv pack 2, update issues
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Aug 2014 04:30 pm Go to last post
  25. automatic drawing elevation&section plan in autocad?????????

    hello dear all :(i watched video about drawing elevation & section plan using elevation line and section line in autocad, I always do it manually drawn Which is very time-consuming Is it really...

    Started by hamidciv‎, 21st Aug 2014 08:07 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 496
    25th Aug 2014 06:48 pm Go to last post

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