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  1. Redfine style

    hi wonder why there is no Redefine option in autocad like in word or any basic word processing program? for example, if i making changes locally on a dim style, i want to have the option to...

    Started by samifox‎, Today 08:13 am
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  2. How to switch from 3D to 2D

    My model space has been switched to a 3D space and I'm having a hard time figureing out how to change it. I would like it to be a 2D space. I am using Auto CAD 2007. Thanks for the help.

    Started by jesutton3‎, 3rd Jun 2008 11:26 pm
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  3. 2D Polylines with points

    I have a drawing with 2d polylines which when selected it highlights thousands of I assume points, how can I change the polyline to have minimal points. These are slowing my machine to a snail's...

    Started by keiths‎, Yesterday 06:09 am
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  4. Arc Length... How do you do it?

    Mmmmk. I have to put anomalies into a pipe at certain degrees and locations. I am given the OD, and the OD arc length distance from 0° to the anomaly. So what I do is trig and calculate the degree...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 18th Jul 2017 06:19 pm
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    Yesterday 08:40 am Go to last post
  5. Continue the same hatch when executed from the tool palette

    hi when i drag a hatch simple to a tool palatte , its operate only once, than i need to re-command it to continue, as a result the another hatch patch is created. any way to order it to continue?...

    Started by samifox‎, 17th Jul 2017 09:34 am
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  6. Moved: creating a block that make decisions while moving

    Started by samifox‎, 16th Jul 2017 12:26 pm
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  7. Moved: Problem when plotting with transparency

    Started by belmartinelli‎, 13th Jul 2017 01:16 pm
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  8. add + operator to a formula that use field

    hi using acad 2017, i use fields with object's Y position to read the current level.usualy is a relative level that start with 0.00 now i want to do the same but with absolute level, for...

    Started by samifox‎, 8th May 2017 03:04 pm
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    13th Jul 2017 06:18 am Go to last post
  9. Field dialog box wont open

    hi acad 2016+ Field dialog box wont open any idea?

    Started by samifox‎, 11th Jul 2017 05:53 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    12th Jul 2017 07:54 am Go to last post
  10. xref linetypes

    how to resolve xref linetypes in autocad 2017

    Started by MCacic‎, 27th Apr 2017 11:54 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    11th Jul 2017 03:33 pm Go to last post
  11. Using the Match Properties tool in Autocad

    I would be grateful if one of the Gurus here would give me a step by step explaining the Match Properties tool in AutoCAD. I have enclosed a typical drawing, showing a center hole represented by...

    Started by gotchy‎, 4th Jul 2017 04:57 pm
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    5th Jul 2017 08:38 pm Go to last post
  12. Converting solid line to dotted line

    Hello, I have just been given a bunch of drawings to update and it looks to me like the person who made these drawings didn't know how to display hidden lines, in that all the holes in the drawings...

    Started by gotchy‎, 3rd Jul 2017 05:29 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    4th Jul 2017 12:16 am Go to last post
  13. Toolbar sizing

    My last notebook computer died and my new one is running Windows 10. I have AutoCAD 2011 however the toolbars are so small that I almost need a microscope to see them. My question: How can I make...

    Started by Neville Jukes‎, 27th Jun 2017 08:09 pm
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  14. Re-associating dimensions

    I accidentally made my main floor plan a block while working on other things in the model (did not toggle the "retain" and instead turned whole main floor into a block). Now the dimensions in paper...

    Started by Stephen G‎, 2nd Jul 2017 03:41 pm
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  15. 2018 Command window docking

    I was using 2014 but recently loaded 2017 and now 2018. I would like the command window to be docked or anchored so that the drawing is not behind it. in 2018 I find that when I zoom, window or zoom...

    Started by redbeardcad‎, 29th Jun 2017 04:04 pm
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    1st Jul 2017 12:53 am Go to last post
  16. 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, 25th Jun 2017 01:59 am
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  17. Editing a Block in Place

    Have to do this quite often, but unlike when editing a block, I can't find a "save as" option. Using ACAD LT 2015.

    Started by kippax‎, 15th Jun 2017 05:00 pm
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    30th Jun 2017 03:34 pm Go to last post
  18. MultiLeader with block does not move to insertion point

    Hi I have a multileader with a block The problem is when i go to move the block part of the multileader it jumps all over the place sometimes, usually if it is directly above or below the leader. ...

    Started by SunnyTurtle‎, 30th Jun 2017 09:47 am
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  19. Force internal text for dimensions

    Hello, I have a question about dimension. I want to force the text to stay inside the dimension and not to get out if there isn't enough space. I can't find the option in dimstyle and I have to...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 29th Jun 2017 10:54 am
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    29th Jun 2017 03:48 pm Go to last post
  20. 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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  21. 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
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    16th Jun 2017 12:20 pm Go to last post
  22. 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
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  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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

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