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  1. Need Help: Drawing line is dark

    Whenever I try to draw a line, arc, circle, etc. the line is a dark green color. Once the line is drawn it reverts to the correct color (typically set as Bylayer). When color is set ByLayer in...

    Started by Deodar311‎, Today 03:54 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  2. AutoCAD Super Hatch Area

    Hello, Is there anyway to calculate the Area of a Superhatch in AutoCAD? Thank you, Regards,

    Started by sidhu412‎, Today 12:57 pm
    area calculation, autocad, super hatch
    • Replies: 0
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  3. Trim not working as expected

    Hello, A colleague of mine is experiencing some problems while using the TRIM command. It might be something in the drawing settings, but i can't figure out what is wrong. I made a screencast...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, Yesterday 08:09 am
    • Replies: 9
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  4. how to dock down the command prompt/Bar so it won't float around autocad 2016

    can someone help me, how can i lock down the command bar as show on the pic, it's very annoying. Autocad 2016 Mech

    Started by Sengna‎, 25th Jul 2017 04:27 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    25th Jul 2017 05:28 pm Go to last post
  5. How to reduce segments in DXF file

    Hello! I am extracting points coordinates (X,Y) from DXF file. The problems is that there are tens of thousands of points extracted, but I need up to few hundred points. How can I reduce the number...

    Started by bizzito‎, 23rd Jul 2017 09:35 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    24th Jul 2017 07:16 am Go to last post
  6. 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: 5
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    21st Jul 2017 04:51 pm Go to last post
  7. selecting objects by layer

    Is it possible to select objects by layer using only the command prompt, I know it is possible to select objects by other means but I'm specifically trying to use the command prompt to run a script...

    Started by Jamez‎, 20th Jul 2017 09:12 pm
    command, layer, object, prompt, select
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Jul 2017 03:42 am Go to last post
  8. Offset for a callout, Is there a shortcut for this result?

    Hello everybody I do drawings that have to have call outs. However, sometimes the call out line crosses with lines of the drawing so every call out line has to have an offset of .025, this way,...

    Started by yanira‎, 20th Jul 2017 07:39 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Jul 2017 09:54 pm Go to last post
  9. 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, 20th Jul 2017 08:13 am
    • Replies: 3
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    20th Jul 2017 04:33 pm Go to last post
  10. 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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    20th Jul 2017 11:02 am Go to last post
  11. 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, 19th Jul 2017 06:09 am
    • Replies: 4
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    19th Jul 2017 08:04 pm Go to last post
  12. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Jul 2017 08:40 am Go to last post
  13. 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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  14. 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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    1 2
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    13th Jul 2017 06:18 am Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    5th Jul 2017 08:38 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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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    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    2nd Jul 2017 09:33 pm Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Jul 2017 07:30 pm Go to last post
  21. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    1st Jul 2017 12:53 am Go to last post
  22. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    1st Jul 2017 12:46 am Go to last post
  23. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Jun 2017 03:34 pm Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    30th Jun 2017 09:47 am Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 287
    29th Jun 2017 03:48 pm Go to last post

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