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  1. Inaccurate distance shown by dimension

    hey all, first time i encountered my dimension showing an inaccurate distance, for example the scale was set to 1:20, the dimension should only be about .60 of a meter but it shows 3 meters, and...

    Started by ThrashMetal‎, 23rd May 2018 11:28 am
    • Replies: 5
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    25th May 2018 04:12 am Go to last post
  2. Moving one end of a line down by X mm..

    Hi all, Using AutoCAD 2018 I have created a simple Pline in image below. I want to move the left hand grip using ortho, downwards by 100. Instead of moving the grip to that point, it...

    Started by Stevery‎, 23rd May 2018 01:44 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    24th May 2018 08:15 pm Go to last post
  3. Mtext shifts to the right

    I'm using AutoCAD 2012 and in the drawing I am working in when I double click into MTEXT to make edits, the text shifts to the right. After the edit it shifts back to the left and looks off when...

    Started by Samr79‎, 23rd May 2018 02:02 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd May 2018 09:41 pm Go to last post
  4. Lineweight not plotting to thickness

    Hi all, I'm at my wits' end on this. I have a few drawings that WON'T plot a LINE according to the LINEWIDTH that I've specified in the LAYER PROPERTIES MANAGER. Usually it's just changing the...

    Started by GISdude‎, 23rd May 2018 04:05 pm
    line weights, plot
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd May 2018 06:34 pm Go to last post
  5. Disappearing annotation scales??

    I have a file I used as a seed file at my previous office. We ran AutoCAD 2015, and the files contained our standard text, multileader, and dimension styles, all of which are annotative. I've moved...

    Started by Tucknroll‎, 21st May 2018 02:05 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd May 2018 12:04 pm Go to last post
  6. Linetype Scale Headache

    In a couple of instances I have had to adjust the linetype scale to 200 to get a line to appear as dashed. On the working base it looks fine, on the L2 it looks fine, however on the L3 it appears...

    Started by kippax‎, 16th May 2018 11:46 am
    • Replies: 9
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    22nd May 2018 03:24 pm Go to last post
  7. Proxy Information Error on drawing start up

    Hi all Every time I open my drawing template .dwg file, I get an error window opening up titled "Proxy Information". The text then reads: "The drawing you have opened or referenced contains...

    Started by PeteUK‎, 8th Mar 2018 01:06 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    21st May 2018 05:14 pm Go to last post
  8. Angry Toolbars Not Maintaining Specific Properties

    When I place a polyline with a global width of 4" on my site plan toolpallete, I set up the button by dragging the line over to it. Then, when I try to use the button it has a width of 0", which...

    Started by ryankevin15‎, 18th May 2018 04:18 pm
    autocad, maintaining, properties, set, toolbar
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 126
    21st May 2018 01:38 pm Go to last post
  9. Showing polyline direction

    I need to be able to see the direction of a polyline. I've tried the dirarrow.lsp that comes with Map 3d - works but is only temporary. I've seen other lisp that will insert blocks along the pline,...

    Started by PukaWai‎, 15th Feb 2018 08:39 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    20th May 2018 02:58 am Go to last post
  10. How to increase decimal places for units displayed in Properties Dialog Box?

    I inherited a CAD file that has a perplexing problem. The units in the Properties Dialog Box only display to the one/tenths position. For instance, sometimes I like to tighten up the line spacing...

    Started by PaulT‎, 18th May 2018 06:59 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    18th May 2018 07:46 pm Go to last post
  11. Drawing Field command capabilities

    Hopefully I am just unaware of a setting or method for doing this but so far the field command is handy but missing something. Associative updates. When a polyline is drawn and used for...

    Started by erratic‎, 11th Apr 2018 12:04 am
    • Replies: 4
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    11th May 2018 09:12 am Go to last post
  12. Dimension correction

    I need to change the display pattern of dimension.What is the setting I have to set to get correct display.

    Started by wimal‎, 2nd May 2018 06:40 am
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd May 2018 09:39 am Go to last post
  13. Using Excel As Data Source (for label sheets)

    Hi all, So on another thread, I was pointed to a couple methods to extracting text from a drawing. Now, I want to use that CSV or Excel file as a data source, but I don't want to use an AutoCAD...

    Started by muzicman82‎, 23rd Apr 2018 05:38 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 312
    25th Apr 2018 02:38 am Go to last post
  14. Dynamic blocks visibility

    Hello, My visibility list is to long, i want to bring subcategories in my list. Is this possible? Thanx!

    Started by Jeroen M‎, 21st Mar 2014 09:15 am
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Apr 2018 11:37 am Go to last post
  15. Reduce space of dim text

    How to reduce this space between text and extension line..

    Started by wimal‎, 19th Apr 2018 04:25 am
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Apr 2018 11:31 am Go to last post
  16. Changing value of attribute A of a Block with value of attribute B

    I was given a template with blocks. One of the block has an attribute with a text value (text value is in separate layer from the geometry) I would like to copy the values of Attribute A to the...

    Started by ghsotwriter‎, 16th Apr 2018 01:12 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    17th Apr 2018 03:46 am Go to last post
  17. Unhappy line thickness problems

    Hi, I have converted a pdf to .dwg via Zamzar so I can work on it. Most of the lines are now very thick. I have measured these as being 17.5mm in model space. This makes it quite difficult to work...

    Started by alec‎, 6th Apr 2018 08:25 am
    lineweight, thickness
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 300
    6th Apr 2018 12:02 pm Go to last post
  18. Text Edit box missing

    Can anyone help? when I try to use "MTEXTEDIT" the box is missing for the edit options. using 2018 light

    Started by peterg‎, 5th Apr 2018 08:52 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    5th Apr 2018 10:51 pm Go to last post
  19. Texts in Dimension 4 1/2" display arrangement.

    How can I change this display system as shown in the attached image.

    Started by wimal‎, 3rd Apr 2018 05:05 am
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Apr 2018 08:56 am Go to last post
  20. Tips and tricks on measuring a pillar on site?

    I'm sure some of you here work as contractors, interior designers, architects etc. Any tips/tricks you may have to measuring the diameter of a huge pillar? or weirdly angled areas? I might have...

    Started by neuri‎, 27th Mar 2018 12:42 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    31st Mar 2018 07:43 pm Go to last post
  21. convert to wipeout frame

    how can i convert any circle, rectangles or any shape to wipeout frame.

    Started by wakibd‎, 19th May 2009 01:06 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Mar 2018 09:13 pm Go to last post
  22. convert all field to text

    Hello! Can you help me - which way convert all field to text in Autocad

    Started by engmech‎, 24th Mar 2018 02:54 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 429
    26th Mar 2018 06:37 pm Go to last post
  23. Scale a drawing to show as if I am standing 300 feet away from it?

    I have drawn a 12 story clock tower with a special camera mounted at the top. I would like to be able to print this tower and show what that camera would look like standing in a spot that everyone...

    Started by ssnapier‎, 23rd Mar 2018 07:27 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 302
    26th Mar 2018 03:09 pm Go to last post
  24. Unhappy m2p customization

    Good morning all, I have tried and tried to program my mouse (Logitech M705) button 4 and 5 (left side thumb area) to me m2p in CUI with no success. Any help would be appreciated. For instance, I...

    Started by notredave‎, 20th Mar 2018 04:10 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 367
    20th Mar 2018 08:56 pm Go to last post
  25. Issue with DIMLINE Style when in diffrent 3D shading modes

    Hi guys, Working in 3D with viewport set to front view. Autocad 2018. I have a dimension style setup the way I would like it to appear (solid black text with dashed lines). The problem is...

    Started by nowikovs12‎, 16th Mar 2018 12:50 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 345
    20th Mar 2018 05:29 pm Go to last post

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