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  1. Help: Drew in Isometric, not Top. Need Help orienting drawing to Top View.

    Hey, So a co-worker started a drawing and he drew it in isometric (attempting to make a 3D pipe but he only has LT version). Now that the drawing is in my hands I want to reorient the drawing so...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 8th Dec 2016 06:52 pm
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  2. Filter Polylines based on elevations

    Hi, I have a drawing with polylines representing Contours. All the polylines have elevations (10m intervals) and are on the same layer. I need to change the 50m contours to a different layer. So...

    Started by feargt‎, 10th Sep 2009 10:21 am
    • Replies: 7
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  3. Polyline not deleting when making revision cloud

    I'm having an issue on all my different drawing files of the polyline/rectangle/cirlce/spline/etc not deleting after creating a revision cloud. I have to go back and delete it which is really not...

    Started by jlj‎, 7th Dec 2016 10:31 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    8th Dec 2016 04:08 pm Go to last post
  4. Problem Finding Area for Some Hatches

    I have hatched complex shapes, made sure the lines are Polylines and that they are all joined so that there were no gaps. The problem is when I try to find the AREA of some of the hatched shapes....

    Started by StArchitect‎, 6th Dec 2016 08:39 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    7th Dec 2016 06:42 pm Go to last post
  5. Recreating the autocad classic workspace in autocad 2017

    Many AutoCAD 2017 users still prefer the classic AutoCAD workspace with menus and toolbars, without Ribbon interface. At this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGIwrwGB0-k there is a tutorial...

    Started by Icemax76‎, 6th Dec 2016 01:42 pm
    autocad 2017, autocad classic, classic workspace, tutorial, workspace
    • Replies: 2
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    7th Dec 2016 02:33 am Go to last post
  6. Unhappy Autocad can't load a block because of font files that aren't even in the block?

    When I try to insert my very basic block into a certain drawing, I get this message in the command line: Command: _insert Substituting for . Substituting for . Substituting for ....

    Started by plackowski‎, 6th Dec 2016 05:07 pm
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    7th Dec 2016 01:57 am Go to last post
  7. How to disable the Start tab in AutoCAD 2017

    If you want to disable or to turn off the Start tab in AutoCAD 2017, you can see at this link how to do: https://youtu.be/ZXgtSDi1oJE

    Started by Icemax76‎, 6th Dec 2016 01:50 pm
    autocad 2017, autocad tutorial, interface, start tab
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 170
    7th Dec 2016 01:43 am Go to last post
  8. Drawing Cannot trim hatch

    Hi.. I draw a circle inside the hath, and I couldn't trim the hath inside the circle. 1-My hatch and circle elevation are at the same level. 2-I tried both Associative and non-Associative...

    Started by arcaliza‎, 4th Dec 2016 01:04 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    5th Dec 2016 02:19 pm Go to last post
  9. MTEXT Rotates while I edit

    I have searched all over for the answer to this but with no success. When I am in my VP and double-click the MTEXT it stays horizontal. Then when I type any letter or spacebar it rotates to East. My...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 2nd Dec 2016 01:45 pm
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    5th Dec 2016 02:17 pm Go to last post
  10. Moved: Help with TAGs

    Started by Paris Ogden‎, 25th Nov 2016 02:07 am
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  11. How to shrinkwrap objects with Polyline?

    I have a floor layout drawing detailing multiple rooms that have been already polylined for area calculation. Is is possible to select the polylines of 6 or 7 rooms and create new polyline...

    Started by kashbg‎, 1st Dec 2016 11:52 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    2nd Dec 2016 11:39 pm Go to last post
  12. Drawing has 3D elements as Lines

    Can anyone help with this issue. We have received a drawing from an architect which has 3D elements drawn as lines. In similar situations the 3D elements are usually AEC elements which allows...

    Started by dsibbo‎, 30th Nov 2016 03:20 pm
    • Replies: 9
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  13. Annotation of multiple details in model and paperspace....looking for opinions

    I do not work a lot in autocad (we run autocad 2009), but my boss wants me to create a drawing that contains all of our standard details (close to 200). These details vary in size from being 2" x 2"...

    Started by jiggly_jelloo‎, 29th Nov 2016 11:46 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    1st Dec 2016 04:59 am Go to last post
  14. Data Extraction and Blocks

    I currently have blocks with attributes for valves and within the blocks, it calls out a mounting plate and fitting. These blocks gets inserted into a design layout and once its completed, a data...

    Started by akim1220‎, 30th Nov 2016 07:38 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Dec 2016 03:11 am Go to last post
  15. Unhappy Thicker display of lines when drawn one over the other

    Hello, since i've updated to autocad LT 2017, when i have two lines drawn one over the other, they look thicker. I would like to deactivate this because it's not functionnal (i always think my...

    Started by Corvuso‎, 30th Nov 2016 07:29 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  16. Paperspace dimension issue

    Ok, I know you're not supposed to dim in PS, but that's what my company does, so I have to deal. My issue is, I'm dimensioning vertically, in EVERY viewport, and it works fine. I can dimension in all...

    Started by abraCADabra‎, 30th Nov 2016 06:42 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    30th Nov 2016 07:41 pm Go to last post
  17. Properties no longer allows text height definition

    For some reason Properties will no longer allow me to to define the text height of selected mtext. "Text height" is greyed out and cannot be selected. So is "Define width." See attachment. Can anyone...

    Started by TBird‎, 17th Nov 2016 10:36 pm
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  18. Dynamic block attriboute text readable direction

    Hello, I created a dynamic block with arrows and an attriboute text. I had to use multiline text because I need background. When I rotate the block the text is not in the good direction on the...

    Started by gegenytibor‎, 29th Nov 2016 08:22 am
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  19. Field based Attribute blocks value showing wrong if we attach as xref

    Field based Attribute blocks value showing wrong when we attach as xref. it is an coordinate block in main file it is showing properly eg 20536.123,54625.123 but when I trying to attach that...

    Started by bijoymano‎, 30th Nov 2016 08:22 am
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    30th Nov 2016 08:22 am Go to last post
  20. Moved: Dynamic Block NOTES

    Started by BenM‎, 29th Nov 2016 04:19 pm
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  21. Merged Hatch Boundary Problem

    Ok so I have many hatches with complex shapes...I want a boundary around the outside of the hatches so I merged the hatches but once I HATCHGENERATEBOUNDARY it highlights the old complex shapes with...

    Started by StArchitect‎, 25th Nov 2016 10:03 pm
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    • Replies: 12
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    28th Nov 2016 05:34 pm Go to last post
  22. Automatically moving boundaries of fixed area

    How can I make an enclosed pre specified area in autocad in such a way that a curve remains fixed and if I move one line enclosing it then the other line moves automatically.?

    Started by rock1‎, 8th Nov 2016 04:13 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Nov 2016 03:44 pm Go to last post
  23. Merged Hatch Boundary Problem

    Ok so I have many hatches with complex shapes...I want a boundary around the outside of the hatches so I merged the hatches but once I HATCHGENERATEBOUNDARY it highlights the old complex shapes with...

    Started by StArchitect‎, 25th Nov 2016 10:02 pm
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 147
    25th Nov 2016 10:02 pm Go to last post
  24. Faster removal of vertex on polyline

    hi, When i need to add vertexes on a polyline i use the CTRL button when i select a vertex. This goes pretty quick but all the other actions (make an arc of remove a vertex) needs the context...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 25th Nov 2016 02:15 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  25. PDF Import

    I just used the PDF Import feature for the first time. I was a little confused by it but I see potential for it in my drawings. Does anybody else use it and what do you use for?

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 22nd Nov 2016 06:31 pm
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 332
    24th Nov 2016 04:17 am Go to last post

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