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  1. Lots of similar drawings

    Hi all, I work for a small survey company that provides drawings mostly to engineers. Very repetitive, mostly profiles. Whats the quickest way to fill 10-20 layouts with lots of profiles?...

    Started by hydrographer‎, Yesterday 12:28 pm
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  2. lost plot options

    Hello friend I lost option monochrome to plot model only i have 2 option as in attached image any idea please

    Started by motee-z‎, Yesterday 07:46 pm
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    Yesterday 11:52 pm Go to last post
  3. Add Selected without options?

    Is there a way to suppress the scale and rotation sub-prompts after you place a block from the ADDSELECTED command? Thanks in advance! -TZ

    Started by tzframpton‎, 21st Feb 2017 06:47 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday 01:39 pm Go to last post
  4. Units not available

    Hi everyone, I'm new to AutoCad. When I type -dwgunits, the list of units display does not show mm as an option for me to choose. Can someone help please.

    Started by CadDriver‎, 21st Feb 2017 05:36 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    Yesterday 12:05 pm Go to last post
  5. Question Copy entity from last position?

    Is there a command or variable in AutoCAD in which changes the default position of an entity that's being copied? For instance, if I select a Block and initiate the Copy command, and I want to copy...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 21st Feb 2017 05:31 pm
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    21st Feb 2017 06:27 pm Go to last post
  6. Scaling Problems!?! Model/Paper Space

    Hi there, I was hoping someone cold help me I am just going through changing the scale of my drawings and for some reason the objects in my model space are now coming up huge in the paper space!?...

    Started by katherine1992‎, 21st Feb 2017 01:45 pm
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    21st Feb 2017 05:29 pm Go to last post
  7. arrows on arcs

    Where would I find the place to turn on and off the arrows that show at the ends of arcs when highlighted? Using AutoCad 2016.

    Started by David D‎, 17th Feb 2017 04:13 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    17th Feb 2017 11:29 pm Go to last post
  8. change attribute in mutable drawings

    Hello! I have a question like this before but after some answer and help i couldnt make it. I have googled for like 15 hours overall and this is my last way out :) What i need is to extract...

    Started by johan‎, 17th Feb 2017 08:28 am
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Feb 2017 01:31 pm Go to last post
  9. Drafting Standards Question

    Ok... so I have seen on some drawings that the draftsman will add "First Angle Projection", "Third Angle Projection", that time of thing to assist the viewer in understanding what they are looking...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 10th Feb 2017 11:56 pm
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    16th Feb 2017 09:46 pm Go to last post
  10. How do I accomplish this rotation?

    Hey guys, another quick one here. I'm trying to rotate objects around an ellipse. Here's a quick look at what I'm trying to do: I want to rotate that second box on the right so that it...

    Started by oftenly‎, 14th Feb 2017 05:40 pm
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    16th Feb 2017 07:50 am Go to last post
  11. adding multiple text labels to shapefile data

    I have connected shapefiles through a data connection in civil 3d 2012. I would like to create the style label so that 3 or more properties will be labeled within each parcel. line 1. owner...

    Started by dirtlegg‎, 15th Feb 2017 09:49 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Feb 2017 12:17 am Go to last post
  12. "matchprop" command with haches problem

    Hello everyone, I'm trying to "matchprop" some hatches but something gets wrong.. The final result isn't as it should be... I've recorded a gif to explain this strange behavior....

    Started by MastroLube‎, 13th Feb 2017 06:53 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    14th Feb 2017 04:09 pm Go to last post
  13. Converted many line to many polylines

    Hello! For example I have many lines like as Fig. Needs convert line to polylines. Usual solution using pjoin many times. Exist posibility Converted many line to many polylines using one times...

    Started by engmech‎, 12th Feb 2017 04:30 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    13th Feb 2017 07:53 pm Go to last post
  14. set field scale factor

    hi ive made a field that describe the axes of a block (Level symbol) im using centimeter but i want to use the field to display meters for example moving a level 125 units, i want it to...

    Started by samifox‎, 12th Feb 2017 05:46 pm
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    13th Feb 2017 08:57 am Go to last post
  15. Cannot Offset Filleted Box

    Hello AutoCad community! I am having trouble with the offset command. I am trying to offset the middle box by say 3/4". Keeps telling me it cannot offset this item. Any thoughts?

    Started by Shokur‎, 2nd Feb 2017 01:11 am
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    13th Feb 2017 04:49 am Go to last post
  16. Question Can you have prefixes or suffixes on attributes?

    I'm looking to add prefixes and suffixes to block attributes. Is there any option to this? For instance, an attribute value of a duct diameter size, with a prefix of the inches symbol and...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 5th Feb 2017 02:09 am
    • Replies: 8
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    8th Feb 2017 02:58 pm Go to last post
  17. My grid went all weird and diagonal, what did I do??

    I have no idea how this happened or how to fix it. On this particular drawing it is not a big deal, but how do I get this grid to straighten up in case this happens to me again in the future?

    Started by ssnapier‎, 1st Feb 2017 02:39 am
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    7th Feb 2017 09:47 pm Go to last post
  18. Keep hatch at back when editing it

    Hi, Whenever I click on a hatch to edit a vertex (Auto Cad Architecture 2017) it always comes to the front. Is there a way of keeping the hatch at the back so you can see all the visible layers...

    Started by Cad_User‎, 6th Feb 2017 12:31 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    7th Feb 2017 07:36 am Go to last post
  19. Unhappy vertices

    my 2d drawing has too many vertices for my CNC machine to proccess

    Started by david488‎, 4th Feb 2017 08:34 pm
    2d polyline vertices
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Feb 2017 09:49 pm Go to last post
  20. Block-based multileader has weird color behavior

    Hi. I'm trying to create a block-based multileader style in ACAD 2014 LT, but I'm running in a weird color behavior issue. below is the block used as the base as seen in block editor : ...

    Started by Tataboutlamine‎, 18th Aug 2014 09:44 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd Feb 2017 09:27 pm Go to last post
  21. 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
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    3rd Feb 2017 11:33 am Go to last post
  22. AutoCAD logo image shows filepath

    Good morning, I am making a few small changes to a couple of drawings. The client sent these over without the relevant GIF images for their logos and autocad is displaying the filepath instead...

    Started by Steven P‎, 2nd Feb 2017 10:35 am
    • Replies: 9
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    3rd Feb 2017 02:59 am Go to last post
  23. ribbon at top of drawing has disappeared

    my ribbon at top of drawing has disappeared. How do i get it back. Thanks for the help

    Started by rlbroerman‎, 2nd Feb 2017 05:24 am
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Feb 2017 02:27 am Go to last post
  24. Fonts file path

    Hi everyone AutoCAD 2017 In Options > files > Support file search path : In the font search path can I add new search path that contain folder of different language ? If yes how to...

    Started by Gali‎, 2nd Feb 2017 08:10 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    3rd Feb 2017 02:16 am Go to last post
  25. Embarrassed Measuring Individual Lengths of Multiple Lines

    Hello All, After trawling the help file and several other CAD forums I still haven't been able to find an easy to use solution to my prob. First post newbie and all, I'd be grateful for anyone's...

    Started by CADjam‎, 7th Apr 2009 10:57 am
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    • Replies: 16
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    2nd Feb 2017 08:02 am Go to last post

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