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  1. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
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    18th May 2017 07:15 pm Go to last post
  8. block standards/procedures

    Hello, I know how to make blocks and make palettes and insert them, I just get a little confused about editing them in different scenarios without changing existing ones. I have made blocks where...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 17th May 2017 06:45 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    18th May 2017 03:47 pm Go to last post
  9. Define DIMRADIUS dimension line angle (not text angle)

    I have the following dimradius. http://imgur.com/a/MDFfM As you can see it has a angle of 48º. Is it possible to define it at 30, 45 or other defined value? And I mean with a quick and easy...

    Started by ng80092a‎, 16th May 2017 09:51 am
    • Replies: 8
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    17th May 2017 05:43 am Go to last post
  10. Question Add a point at specific distance from the end of line/poly/spl that was clicked on?

    Hello. Is there a command that would simply measure the entity from the end it was clicked on to the user specified length and add a point at that measurement? Something like MEASURE command but...

    Started by vanowm‎, 15th May 2017 09:09 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    16th May 2017 03:36 am Go to last post
  11. Steps to open or import a 1/8 architecual scale DWG file into Autocad 14

    This DWG file is supposedly dimensioned in feet at 1/8 scale. After opening and measuring an aria I get inches with 4 decimal points. Please explain step by step how to open or import this file or do...

    Started by berol‎, 11th May 2017 07:32 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    11th May 2017 09:56 pm Go to last post
  12. Right Click Enter

    When I select copy then select item to copy then right click to enter it automatically selects 0,0 as my base point unless I hit enter or the spacebar instead of right clicking.

    Started by awoehl‎, 5th May 2017 09:25 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    11th May 2017 12:31 pm Go to last post
  13. Question Rotating an object that is already on an angle

    I have an object that is already angled around 20° or so, and I would like to bring it back to 90° or anything that I could work with to get the angle I want. Thanks

    Started by CadYouDigIt‎, 10th May 2017 01:52 pm
    • Replies: 2
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  14. how do I scale a drawing just horizontally or vertically

    I'd like to scale an object by certain factor only in horizontal or vertical direction rather than scale the whole object. Any help will be appreciated.

    Started by yiyan‎, 7th Jan 2007 09:58 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    9th May 2017 09:31 pm Go to last post
  15. Display / regen / Viewres question

    Hey folks - this happens all the time, but usually REGEN or REGENALL, or AUDIT/PURGE/SAVE fixes it right up. I've got VIEWRES on 10,000 and HW.Accel turned on but this polyline does not appear to...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 8th May 2017 05:24 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    9th May 2017 02:02 pm Go to last post
  16. Dimensions help!

    Hi wondering if anyone could help with a problem i have re: dimensions. I have an architects dwg and pdf. When i open the dwg it seems about half of the dims are knocked out of sync and are no...

    Started by scoey1001‎, 9th May 2017 10:09 am
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  17. Reference file control panel

    Is there one in autocad 2016? I just want to switch reference file on and off to see which ones I need to keep. Microstation had this excellent feature at least as far back as 1994. Has autocad...

    Started by bustr‎, 5th May 2017 04:25 pm
    reference, xref
    • Replies: 6
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    8th May 2017 03:40 pm Go to last post
  18. Embarrassed Block Scale

    Using Autocad 2006 and somehow I have changed a scale factor for my Wblocks. I work in Architectural scale, and my sheet size is 22'-81/4 x 33'-11" which is requested by my customer. Previously I...

    Started by olecarman‎, 28th Apr 2017 02:59 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    4th May 2017 03:02 pm Go to last post
  19. Dimension Question Associative

    Hello, I draw a simple rectangle. I place a dimension of the rectangle to another object on the drawing. Question: Why when I select the rectangle, the dimension changes as I move the rectangle...

    Started by Casio47‎, 28th Apr 2017 07:29 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    3rd May 2017 01:18 pm Go to last post
  20. Invisible Hatching

    I have a problem in a model I am working on, if I do a hatch I can go through all the commands but the hatch doesn't show, but the commands are completed as though the hatch should be there. ...

    Started by old ned‎, 28th Oct 2008 02:13 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd May 2017 07:16 am Go to last post
  21. Revision Cloud Arc Length Never Stays

    Hello, Where I work we use a 0.25 arc length min and max. Whenever I get into a revision drawing for the first time, I am always having to resize the arc length no matter what. Why is this not...

    Started by ryankevin15‎, 2nd May 2017 02:39 pm
    arc length, autocad, cloud, rev cloud, revision
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd May 2017 01:01 am Go to last post
  22. Dimension Text Placement

    I would like to set the text placement centered and justified either centered left or right automatically when there isn't enough room to place text inside dimension line, please see attached. I have...

    Started by jaff‎, 30th Apr 2017 06:40 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    2nd May 2017 08:23 pm Go to last post
  23. AutoCAD Help needed in re-creating this detail

    I'm a bit out of shape and forgot stuff so I'm looking for the quickest and best way to make this as smooth and precise as possible - the curves are primarily giving me problems :cry: Also, should...

    Started by Helprequired‎, 28th Apr 2017 03:23 pm
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    2nd May 2017 01:01 pm Go to last post
  24. Metric Dimension Suffix 'CD'

    This may be an easy one to answer. I'm working with a set of drawings from a detailer in London and the units is set to Centimeters. Okay, that's cool, but I notice that when they get to the landing...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 27th Apr 2017 04:26 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    28th Apr 2017 01:18 pm Go to last post
  25. xref linetypes

    how to resolve xref linetypes in autocad 2017

    Started by MCacic‎, 27th Apr 2017 11:54 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 319
    28th Apr 2017 12:55 pm Go to last post

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