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  1. viewports badly clipping when using arcs in clipped VP

    Hi All i use viewports with curved corners - and sometimes get this problem: left is correct - right should be all green but the viewport seems to be messed up. it isn't, it is neatly...

    Started by designerstuart‎, Today 12:56 am
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  2. during dragging no preview

    help me please, i have autocad mech 2013 in some dwgs conversions from other programs like me10 or solidworks, if i move, copy a blocks i don't see any preview the block with polylines disappear...

    Started by jim78b‎, 21st Mar 2017 01:39 pm
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  3. Can't draw line or polyline in model space.

    Can't draw line or polyline in model space but can in paper space. It will draw arcs, circles, etc. I have tried both highlight and dragmode to no avail and yes everything is thawed and on and I have...

    Started by bpls‎, Yesterday 01:39 am
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  4. Arc question

    I'm trying to draw a 90 deg. arc, upright, i.e. with the start point and center horizontally aligned. I use the ARC command, I specify the start point, then click on Center option, specify the...

    Started by rlcad‎, 10th Mar 2017 09:00 am
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  5. Text Alignment is inactive in Table

    When I try to insert text in a Table's cell, sometimes I need the second line to be centered; but the Alignment buttons (Center, Left, Right, Justify etc) are inactive. What is the problem? Thanks.

    Started by rlcad‎, 21st Mar 2017 06:39 am
    • Replies: 5
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  6. True Type Font For Searchable PDF

    I have a client who used Simplex.shx font all over their drawing package. Is there a way to use Simplex.ttf in a text style instead? I have read and searched all over and haven't gotten anything to...

    Started by bcarlso2‎, 17th Mar 2017 03:34 pm
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    pdf, script, simplex, truetype
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    21st Mar 2017 01:54 pm Go to last post
  7. insert block dropdown menu

    is there any way to change the order in which the blocks are displayed in the drop down menu that appears when you click the insert button on the block pallet? It appears to default to the...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 20th Mar 2017 09:20 pm
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    21st Mar 2017 01:12 am Go to last post
  8. Can't completely zoom in

    I have many drawings where I try to zoom all the way into edit and it won't let me. I use the wheel to zoom. In the bottom left says "already zoomed in as far as possible". Is there a setting I can...

    Started by AdrianR‎, 5th Feb 2014 04:22 pm
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    20th Mar 2017 01:34 pm Go to last post
  9. Linetypes Refuse to Purge

    Hey guys, I have a bit of an issue happening here and cannot figure out how to resolve it easily. I routinely get CAD files from a company overseas and their drawings are always filled with...

    Started by Cad64‎, 18th Mar 2017 11:19 pm
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    20th Mar 2017 04:28 am Go to last post
  10. 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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    19th Mar 2017 08:30 pm Go to last post
  11. Need help to develop or Draw FMB Sketch

    Hi, I have only source to draw this drawing in autocad is LENGTH. I don't know about angle and diagonal measurement. Some one please guide me to draw this FMB Sketch THANKS.........

    Started by dgp123‎, 15th Mar 2017 03:19 pm
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    18th Mar 2017 03:38 pm Go to last post
  12. Paper Space

    Been years since last used AutoCAD. My work is simple and nowadays, just for my "fun." I'm using a model space and a paper space with a viewport. I do need to move and resize in my viewport the...

    Started by Tankman‎, 16th Mar 2017 04:43 am
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  13. Inserting Blocks

    Hi All, Hope you can help me. I'm working on floor plans & when I insert some blocks they are so tiny that I have to scroll in to find them. However in the same drawing some blocks are fine...

    Started by Franny‎, 15th Mar 2017 03:44 pm
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    17th Mar 2017 11:17 am Go to last post
  14. Multileaders

    I am just starting out with multileaders. My last place of employment did not use them. When I edit the text with the leader coming off the bottom right, the text moves and the leader stays as it...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 16th Mar 2017 01:22 pm
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    17th Mar 2017 01:08 am Go to last post
  15. Moved: Smart Wall Thickness not Displaying while drawing

    Started by HRICHEY‎, 16th Mar 2017 07:37 pm
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  16. Viewport scale and annotative text

    Hello there, please forgive the fact I've started a new thread on this topic but I can't get this to work the way I want it to so I must be doing something wrong...and I can't find an answer...

    Started by sammyteacake‎, 16th Mar 2012 01:05 pm
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  17. Cannot delete scale

    I've created a new blank dwg and I want to delete the scales to replace them with custom ones. I was able to delete all the scales except the 1:1 (or 1'-0"=1'-0") one. There are no objects in there,...

    Started by rlcad‎, 6th Mar 2017 06:17 am
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    11th Mar 2017 09:35 pm Go to last post
  18. Geometry Question:

    I need to draw a circle (unknown radius) that is tangent to a line at a specific point and tangent to a circle. I don't know if autocad can do this with OTB options. I can't seem to figure this...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 8th Mar 2017 04:17 pm
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    9th Mar 2017 05:36 pm Go to last post
  19. Replace only selected blocks with a different one

    Let's say I have 20 blocks named "george" in my dwg. Now, I would like to replace only 7 of them with the block "george2". Is there a simple way to do it just by selecting these 7 and replacing their...

    Started by jukkoo‎, 11th Feb 2011 09:50 am
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    9th Mar 2017 08:52 am Go to last post
  20. Cancel auto delete autosave files

    Hello! When working options "Automatic save", autocad creating *.sv$ file. But if I closed autocad without error this files automatic will be deleted. Exist way what autocad do not deleted...

    Started by engmech‎, 1st Mar 2017 07:19 pm
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    8th Mar 2017 11:45 am Go to last post
  21. Need help about fire alarm design in autocad 2014.

    Hello I just started working in a fire detection and protection company. I never used autocad before. I just installed autocad 2014 in my laptop. How can I start learning fire alarm system design?...

    Started by rajib_dhk143‎, 2nd Mar 2017 03:54 pm
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    8th Mar 2017 09:45 am Go to last post
  22. creating a surface from lots of points for 3D mapping

    Picked up this thread from a long time ago. We are now working with 3D mapping (or digital terrain model - DTM - files). DTM files that we have are in DXF/DWG format and consist of a 1km square...

    Started by aji2015‎, 2nd Mar 2017 10:06 am
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    7th Mar 2017 11:21 am Go to last post
  23. Line thickness

    Hi All, Please see the attachment. I've received a drawing when I explode the polyline the line thickness gets changed. I couldn't figure out why? Please help

    Started by alijahed‎, 2nd Mar 2017 10:16 pm
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    3rd Mar 2017 02:35 am Go to last post
  24. Polylines Not Working with Zoom Extents

    I've attached a drawing that has two 2D Polylines on a specific layer. Normally you could Zoom Extents and it would zoom in to those two lines, but for some reason these two don't work correctly. I...

    Started by Aes‎, 1st Mar 2017 11:25 pm
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    2nd Mar 2017 06:25 pm Go to last post
  25. Leader with one verical text frame line

    I saw this on a drawing recently and I was wondering how it was done. It was a leader to a multiline text note where there was a single vertical line at the leader landing that if it went all...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 2nd Mar 2017 04:45 pm
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