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  1. Linetypes embedded in drawings? How to edit?

    Hi, I've inherited some drawings which use a lot of custom linetypes which seem to be embedded into the drawing itself. I want to edit them but am unable to locate them. I've checked the...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 23rd Jan 2015 05:14 pm
    .lin, acad.lin, custom linetype, custom linetypes
    • Replies: 4
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    Yesterday 02:52 pm Go to last post
  2. Unhappy Multiple lts in a drawing??? (Plan view & detail)

    Hi guys, I have a drawing of a plan at 1/8" scale and 3 detail drawings at 1/2" Initially i set my my lts to 96 for my plans and went to my layout and changed my viewport to 1/8" and it worked...

    Started by Razorcad‎, 23rd Jan 2015 06:55 am
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    23rd Jan 2015 04:17 pm Go to last post
  3. Calculate text scale

    I just wondering how people caculate this so i understand better, ex: drawing scale 1/4"=1' for 1/8" plotted text height how did we get 6? Thanks

    Started by Sengna‎, 22nd Jan 2015 01:58 am
    • Replies: 7
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    22nd Jan 2015 02:36 pm Go to last post
  4. Unable to explode Block

    I opened an AutoCAD drawing of a building (not done in AutoCAD Architecture) and the entire layout was blocked. I attempted the explode command and it didn't change anything. I was able to go into...

    Started by alperry6‎, 21st Jan 2015 07:43 pm
    autocad, blocks, explode
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Jan 2015 09:01 pm Go to last post
  5. Moved: Auto-number Attributes in Autocad 2014 LT

    Started by arunz‎, 16th Sep 2014 09:44 am
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    21st Jan 2015 02:15 pm Go to last post
  6. 3d face printing changes the text and dim lineweights

    3d face printig changes the text and dim lineweights From time to time I am required to dimension 3-D objects as an...

    Started by Hotel-Guy‎, 19th Jan 2015 09:03 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Jan 2015 12:23 am Go to last post
  7. symbols in legend disappering

    I imported a table that had all the descriptions of my parts into my drawing and inserted blocks in cells that I had added on for my symbols. Everything was fine even after I saved the drawing then...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 5th Jan 2015 11:06 pm
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    1 2 3
    • Replies: 26
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    19th Jan 2015 03:08 pm Go to last post
  8. Justifying Text in Acad 2014

    How to justifying middle and center a text in Acad 2014? I can only do is center alignment. How to do the middle?

    Started by basty‎, 16th Jan 2015 09:16 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    19th Jan 2015 03:34 am Go to last post
  9. Please explain the Ellipse procedure.

    Would someone here please type out a step by step sequence for producing an ellipse to exact length and width dimensions? I use either Autocad 2000, or Autocad 2007 if it matters. Thank you,...

    Started by gotchy‎, 18th Jan 2015 03:11 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Jan 2015 05:15 pm Go to last post
  10. Question: Automating Layer Creation/Properties

    Hello All, I work with projects that require several layers. I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to automatically create x number of layers with names like "name_1," "name_2," "name_..."...

    Started by Beeftimer‎, 16th Jan 2015 02:37 pm
    automated, automatic, layer color, layers, naming
    • Replies: 4
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    17th Jan 2015 12:15 am Go to last post
  11. Error when dxfout @ Wblock

    Goodday everyone..how to overcome this? Autocad 2007

    Started by azman‎, 16th Jan 2015 02:00 am
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  12. 2014 Loading Problem

    Today I was unable to open autocad 2014, which is the first problem I've had with an autocad program in 13 years. The message I got initially was as follows: "Problem loading AcBrandRes.dll...

    Started by Verdant1‎, 15th Jan 2015 02:57 am
    unhandled access error
    • Replies: 6
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    16th Jan 2015 12:58 am Go to last post
  13. Designating an area within model space...

    Is there a way to instruct a viewport to only zoom to a designated area in model space? I would like to be able to create multiple templates of different paper sizes at various scales. I want...

    Started by goaliegrrl‎, 14th Jan 2015 06:51 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Jan 2015 03:21 pm Go to last post
  14. Rogue View Manager Dialog Box

    I don't know what I did, but when I type V (VIEW) in the command line and hit enter, the View Manager dialog box pops up. How do I make it cease and desist this behavior? I'm unable to...

    Started by goaliegrrl‎, 14th Jan 2015 12:40 am
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Jan 2015 03:38 am Go to last post
  15. Xref line issues

    Take a look at the below image. Its a partial of a floor plan and those circles with the "X" in them shouldn't be there. They are all over the xref (after attaching) at every intersection. Here's...

    Started by rjbrittain11‎, 14th Jan 2015 12:58 am
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    14th Jan 2015 07:50 pm Go to last post
  16. X-ref path change issue?

    I have lot of drawings in on PC now I want to shift all file into another PC so x-ref path will be changed so how can I shift all drawings to any other PC with same path please me

    Started by afrazawan‎, 14th Jan 2015 06:37 am
    • Replies: 6
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    14th Jan 2015 03:07 pm Go to last post
  17. Annotation scale

    Hi is nice to come back for some advice, I have autocad 2015 student version and i'm trying to change my plot scale but i can't, a can only zoom in or out, and yes i don't have the scale lock, can...

    Started by dannysteel‎, 13th Jan 2015 10:51 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Jan 2015 12:02 pm Go to last post
  18. CTB issues

    Morning I'm having problems with my ctb ..... everything is coming out at the correct line weights when printing - except the greys - even though I've set them. Any ideas ?

    Started by GemmaEBaird‎, 10th Jan 2015 11:08 am
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    • Replies: 38
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    13th Jan 2015 05:00 pm Go to last post
  19. Default scale list

    Hi, I recently added some custom scales to my scale list and these now appear when I use the reset function during the SCALELISTEDIT command. Great! However, I have since created some more custom...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 8th Jan 2015 11:41 am
    default scale list, scale list, scalelistedit
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Jan 2015 12:54 pm Go to last post
  20. Annotative text - scalelist to be the same in meter and mm drawing

    Hi, We are working in AutoCAD 2014 with xref's (Civil) mostly in meters and using annotative text. All our details are done in mm and we need to xref the mm drawing into the meter drawing. How...

    Started by Hannah-Marie‎, 9th Jan 2015 09:40 am
    annotative, scalelist
    • Replies: 2
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    12th Jan 2015 06:38 am Go to last post
  21. Autocad 2015 super thick rectangle

    Hi, Recently downloaded autocad 2015... I try drawing a rectangle using rectang command, but it comes out super thick (the thickness command in rectang was 0.000). I havn't had this problem in 2014...

    Started by Joshbmc‎, 12th Jan 2015 03:55 am
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    12th Jan 2015 06:19 am Go to last post
  22. setting up a centerline in 2d that can dimension diameter

    Hi everyone, Hope someone here can understand and help me with this problem I have been struggling with for a while now. I am using Autocad 2007. I need to draw a front view of a cylinder (half...

    Started by VincentHT‎, 9th Jan 2015 02:36 am
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    • Replies: 20
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    12th Jan 2015 02:16 am Go to last post
  23. Dimensions into Dimensional constraits

    How do you convert Dimensions into Dimensional constraints? Thank you.

    Started by prime333‎, 10th Jan 2015 08:07 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Jan 2015 08:39 pm Go to last post
  24. Missing ribbon panels in AutoCAD Architecture 2014

    Hello, I elected to upload the Autodesk360 feature (pop-up prompt at start-up), and when I restarted my computer all of my settings were mysteriously wiped out. I've been able to restore most, but...

    Started by JOHN W‎, 9th Jan 2015 03:38 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    9th Jan 2015 06:57 pm Go to last post
  25. Smile Massprop

    Hello everyone, I have searched an answer for my problem but everything I've seen explains what I have done. I need to get the Moment of Inertia of a corrugated metal section, so I created it with...

    Started by jjmontiel‎, 8th Jan 2015 04:13 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 292
    9th Jan 2015 04:17 pm Go to last post

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