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  1. Line Properties

    I'm using some selected points to do some LISP programming. But I seem to keep running into inaccuracies with the code. If you check the attached drawing you'll see that the white line at the bottom...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, Yesterday 01:59 am
    • Replies: 3
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    Today 04:07 am Go to last post
  2. Multiple Clipping Boundaries for One Image File.

    Hello, I'm just re-familiarizing myself with AutoCAD after a four year stint as a CNC operator, and I'm trying to remember a little trick I used to know. I would like to clip an image file with...

    Started by WINTERMUTE‎, 17th Jun 2017 11:29 pm
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    21st Jun 2017 12:46 pm Go to last post
  3. Show calculation in MText

    hi in MText i can use formula to calculate, but the field show the result, what is i want to show all the calculation way and the result, all simply in a field?

    Started by samifox‎, 15th Jun 2017 03:30 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Jun 2017 12:20 pm Go to last post
  4. Cool Autocad 2000LT All of a sudden dimmensions are 4 times smaller

    Drawing in decimasl doing a small mechanical part. Trying to get the dimension annotation smaller on the screen. Using dimension Style under Format to try and change the size of the annotation. Now...

    Started by berol‎, 13th Jun 2017 11:49 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    16th Jun 2017 12:11 pm Go to last post
  5. I want to prepare Road Grading for widening

    I have one project road widening then I have also existing Finish road level on Center median shoulder edge and road shoulder edge level I need to follow same slope to get proposed finish road level...

    Started by afrazahmed‎, 15th Jun 2017 08:51 am
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Jun 2017 04:54 am Go to last post
  6. Text content matching

    How to text match in autocad 2017?? Say i have two word Apple And Orange . i want to type the command then select Apple and then click Orange, which will change to Apple.

    Started by zaber‎, 14th Jun 2017 01:06 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Jun 2017 07:09 am Go to last post
  7. Export unsupported objects to sketchup?

    hi i need to export my dwg into sketchup, but all the unsupported object should be in sketchup so what are my options? for example text, how can i turn it into a primitive geometry? Thanks...

    Started by samifox‎, 13th Jun 2017 01:34 pm
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    14th Jun 2017 06:45 pm Go to last post
  8. link a predefined field to an object

    hi im working with fields connected to objects for area calculations, each time i need a new field i have to do the same initial operation over and over (Field > Object >Select>Additional...

    Started by samifox‎, 25th May 2017 04:40 am
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    • Replies: 29
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    14th Jun 2017 01:49 pm Go to last post
  9. Crosshatch in dinamic block

    Hi, I have a problem with the creation of a crosshatch in a dinamic block. In particular, I have to make a crosshatch between two circles that change radius with a non linear function, but I'm not...

    Started by studiostt‎, 13th Jun 2017 02:25 pm
    block dynamic property, crosshatch
    • Replies: 0
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    13th Jun 2017 02:25 pm Go to last post
  10. hatch not seen

    Hello, I have this problem with hatches. When I select hatching option and start to fill the areas I want to be filled and move further my screen view I see that the already before hatched areas out...

    Started by SIDRIX‎, 6th Jun 2017 02:25 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Jun 2017 02:15 am Go to last post
  11. Content Browser Pallet Auto-Refresh

    Once I've created and brought in all my pallets from my content browser. I'll go into the properties of my pallet and check the box that says "Enable Auto Refresh". Is there any way to have to...

    Started by jsvejkovsky‎, 5th Jun 2017 11:33 pm
    auto-refresh, content browser, pallets
    • Replies: 0
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    5th Jun 2017 11:33 pm Go to last post
  12. Tool Palette

    I wanto to set up tool palettes for the folders that I house my blocks in for easy access to them. I have been able to make the tool palette and it seems to work however I don't know how to keep it...

    Started by AQucsaiJr‎, 9th Apr 2009 07:11 pm
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    5th Jun 2017 11:32 pm Go to last post
  13. Question about inserting blocks

    I created a new block that has a bunch of visibility states. But when I insert it all the objects that I used to make the block are now blocks themselves that can be selected from the insert drop...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 5th Jun 2017 06:05 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Jun 2017 07:54 pm Go to last post
  14. move object to specific Y or X coordinate location?

    hi when i want to predefine the position of the object im about to place i use # 0 0 in the command line. but what if i want to move an object to a specific point in Y axis but want to keep the x...

    Started by samifox‎, 31st May 2017 11:01 pm
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    3rd Jun 2017 03:45 am Go to last post
  15. Scaling

    Hey guys, I am going to try and explain this as best as I can, hopefully it makes sense, If I have a drawing made, and I want it to be scaled 1:500 on a 24:36 sheet of paper so that I can take a...

    Started by CadYouDigIt‎, 31st May 2017 09:25 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    1st Jun 2017 02:51 pm Go to last post
  16. how to find a best fit arc for a set of points?

    Hi guys, in the attached file you can see many points. What I need to do is to learn a procedure to draw a circle or an arc that best fits those points. In a different way the question can be:...

    Started by stenews‎, 5th Oct 2012 05:25 pm
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    • Replies: 31
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    1st Jun 2017 05:15 am Go to last post
  17. Filter or Qselect fields?

    using acad 2017, by selecting fields i actually select Mtext, how can i Filter or Qselect fields only? Thanks S

    Started by samifox‎, 31st May 2017 09:55 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    31st May 2017 09:55 pm Go to last post
  18. how to determine the scale of the drawing?

    I have a .dwg drawing, and the same one but in .pdf file format. On the .pdf one, there stands the scale (1:500), but on .dwg one there is no scale. I was wondering, how could I determine the scale...

    Started by djole‎, 30th Mar 2011 01:51 pm
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 24
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    30th May 2017 01:31 pm Go to last post
  19. Stretching doesn't snap to specific angles

    When I draw a line, and Polar tracking is on, the cursor snaps to angles, making it easy to draw horizontally or vertically. But if I try stretching a line (via grips), the cursor doesn't snap...

    Started by rlcad‎, 22nd May 2017 08:35 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    26th May 2017 12:09 pm Go to last post
  20. problem with batch plot (Publish)

    issue with batch plot (publish) from cad to pdf receiving message - encountered problem and then closes

    Started by MCacic‎, 24th May 2017 05:39 am
    • Replies: 1
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    24th May 2017 10:27 am Go to last post
  21. area

    How should i go about drawing the 16.178 acre area in autocad?

    Started by kevness‎, 20th May 2017 06:31 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    21st May 2017 10:53 am Go to last post
  22. Grips not working.... turn red and can't be stretched/moved

    My grips stopped working. I first noticed it as I was trying to resize a viewport. Now in paperspace even drawing a polyline I can't manipulate it using the grips. Picking a blue corner it just turns...

    Started by JHayes‎, 5th Mar 2014 06:24 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    19th May 2017 03:12 pm Go to last post
  23. Can't draw overlapping lines

    I'm trying to draw a line on top of another so that they partially overlap. But when I click for the 1st point, it automatically snaps to the other's endpoint. And if I disable osnaps, I can't draw...

    Started by rlcad‎, 18th May 2017 12:52 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    19th May 2017 05:29 am Go to last post
  24. plot plan

    Hi i got a plot plan to redraw in autocad, but something looks off with the bearings. I know bearing usually looks like this S30D57'08"E but the bearings on the plan looks like this N19d36'47" there...

    Started by kevness‎, 18th May 2017 06:16 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    18th May 2017 09:50 pm Go to last post
  25. Rotate an object to match an angle without knowing the angle?

    Is there a quick way to rotate an object to match an angle without knowing what the angle is? I am using AutoCAD 2011 now. I was using 2007 and I had an add on command the would rotate an object...

    Started by BigDog‎, 5th Oct 2011 07:45 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    18th May 2017 07:15 pm Go to last post

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