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  1. Question Blocks will not turn off

    When selecting the layer that the blocks reside in, and turning off the layer, the blocks remain visible. All other items on that layer do turn off. How do I fix this? Thanks.

    Started by stevo‎, 15th Aug 2018 05:02 pm
    • Replies: 4
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  2. Select multiple polylines and all objects/text within them

    Hi, Does anyone know how to select multiple polylines so autocad automatically selects both the polylines themselves and all the objects inside them (in this case circles and text). I've found...

    Started by claire2017‎, 15th Aug 2018 03:08 am
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Aug 2018 04:10 am Go to last post
  3. Selection cycling window and object colors

    If you have selection cycling on in autocad 2016 and click on overlapping objects the selection cycling window pop up and each object and its color is displayed. Suddenly all objects in my window get...

    Started by guran‎, 14th Aug 2018 11:19 am
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Aug 2018 01:19 pm Go to last post
  4. Problems with vendors software recognizing dxf files

    Would any of the Gurus here have an idea why dxf files drawn in AutoCAD 2018 would be any different from a dxf file drawn in AutoCAD 2000? I am having grief with some Wire EDM vendors and Laser...

    Started by gotchy‎, 4th Aug 2018 09:47 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    6th Aug 2018 07:23 pm Go to last post
  5. Need to change font in Autocad

    Hello, I am making a company logo, and I need to do some lettering in AutoCAD and save the lettering as a dxf file. I need to know where to find the fonts so that I can make the lettering...

    Started by gotchy‎, 4th Aug 2018 12:07 am
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Aug 2018 01:17 pm Go to last post
  6. Glass size tool - block frustration

    Hello fellow CADpeople, I have been trying and googling for a while but I cannot find an answer. I am using an attribute block to display type, dimensions and weight parameters of a glass...

    Started by tropazoy‎, 1st Aug 2018 12:56 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    2nd Aug 2018 09:02 am Go to last post
  7. DGN Linetype scales when regenerating drawing on different zoom-levels

    Hi, I can't seem to find an answer on google but perhaps i'm not defining the problem right. When i regen my drawing, every linetype that has a pattern (dashed, dotted, etc) changes the scale...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 27th Jul 2018 10:01 am
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Jul 2018 11:28 am Go to last post
  8. Multiline text, orthography check on uppercase text

    Hello, is it possible to enable the "orthography check" (controllo ortografico) also on uppercase text?

    Started by itacad‎, 25th Jul 2018 09:38 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    25th Jul 2018 09:38 pm Go to last post
  9. snapping large circle to the tangents of two other circles

    Can someone please tell me the step by step procedure to snap the circle on the right to the tangents of the other two circles? Thank you Andy Gotchofsky

    Started by gotchy‎, 24th Jul 2018 09:15 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    25th Jul 2018 04:01 pm Go to last post
  10. 2d Dynamic Blocks: Fittings & Flanges

    Hello Everyone. Does anyone have a good source for the above? I have a rather substantial Block Library already, but it's lacking in the Dynamic Block area, and especially in the Reducer area. I...

    Started by Jim Clayton‎, 23rd Jul 2018 07:24 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Jul 2018 08:06 pm Go to last post
  11. _dimreassociate, is there a quicker way to do an entire drawing?

    Also, is there a way to use a snap to another dimension?

    Started by SLW210‎, 11th May 2011 07:18 pm
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    • Replies: 12
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    21st Jul 2018 11:28 pm Go to last post
  12. Auto update dimensions

    Hello anyone; Road is an Xref file, it is revised, but the dimensions should change automatically What I have to do? (I am using AutoCAD 2013 or Is there is a Lisp) thanks Siva

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 26th Jan 2017 02:32 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    21st Jul 2018 10:53 am Go to last post
  13. 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: 4
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    18th Jul 2018 03:33 pm Go to last post
  14. 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: 3
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    18th Jul 2018 03:33 pm Go to last post
  15. "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, 15th Jul 2018 08:05 pm
    arc, continue, tangent
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Jul 2018 02:40 pm Go to last post
  16. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    14th Jul 2018 02:10 am Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Views: 138
    13th Jul 2018 08:03 pm Go to last post
  18. 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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    • Replies: 13
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    12th Jul 2018 08:26 pm Go to last post
  19. 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
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 23
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    11th Jul 2018 07:21 pm Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Views: 351
    11th Jul 2018 04:07 am Go to last post
  21. 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
    • Views: 473
    10th Jul 2018 10:28 pm Go to last post
  22. 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
    • Views: 281
    8th Jul 2018 07:05 am Go to last post
  23. 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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    7th Jul 2018 12:34 pm Go to last post
  24. 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
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 22
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    7th Jul 2018 11:44 am Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Views: 239
    3rd Jul 2018 10:22 pm Go to last post

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