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  1. Draw Order not working correctly

    It seems as though my draw order is 'locked'. The command is recognized; but it doesn't seem to work properly. I essentially have two lines, drawn right on top of eachother; I go to get the one...

    Started by slimjramirez‎, 15th Aug 2007 03:06 pm
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  2. Connecting Dimension & Leader Styles

    Is there a way to connect a dimension style to a mleader style so that when one is selected, the other is auto-selected? If so, can someone give a quick tutorial on how to accomplish this? ...

    Started by robwell‎, Yesterday 04:05 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  3. Defining Tag Table Height...

    Hey everyone :) This has been an issue for some time, and no matter where I have looked, there has been nothing that even hints that it can be done. So maybe you beautiful minds can prove that...

    Started by Incognito Cube‎, 15th Jan 2018 04:52 pm
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  4. Checking Arc Tangencies

    Hi All Was hoping to get some braintrust opinions on what is the best way to check if two joining arcs are actually tangent to each other? i feel like i should perhaps know but its 7:30pm on a...

    Started by united‎, 12th Jan 2018 09:36 am
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  5. Dynamic Blocks - Rotation

    Hi there, hopefully this is just me being dumb. What I have is an object that I have made into a block, It has a vertical component, which can rotate 6 deg. clockwise and 11 deg....

    Started by Karnak‎, 1st Apr 2015 11:49 am
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  6. Smile Mulytext selection

    Hi There, i have several text and few polylines in a drawing. I need to select all texts which is interact with or on the polyline. Unfortunately all those texts are created in same layer and...

    Started by BIJI SAMUEL‎, 15th Jan 2018 05:52 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Jan 2018 03:17 pm Go to last post
  7. Curved Linetype

    How Can I Make Curved Linetype As Zigzag.

    Started by MR MAN‎, 21st Jun 2008 04:26 pm
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  8. Can't get Block to be same size in multiple views (Annotation issue?)

    hello everyone, I am trying to get a block to come in the same size (paperspace wise) for multiple viewports. I am having some issues with this. I made a block inside of a DWG, i made it...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 5th Jan 2018 04:21 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    11th Jan 2018 03:11 pm Go to last post
  9. Unhappy Quickly entering commands tampers with the input

    When I enter a command quickly, it will sometimes duplicate my input into the command line. Example: after selecting, if I press "m" for move, and quickly follow it with spacebar to confirm, I...

    Started by benhubel‎, 2nd Jan 2018 09:59 pm
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    11th Jan 2018 01:16 pm Go to last post
  10. Diameter symbol in MTEXT

    Our office has been using the archquik.shx font forever. One thing that always bothered me is that when using MTEXT I cannot get a diameter symbol. I can type the symbol by pressing (ALT+0216),...

    Started by slovenc0417‎, 10th Jan 2018 03:40 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Jan 2018 07:55 pm Go to last post
  11. Find/Replace the level on Room/Door numbers

    I have a project where the architect used a typical plan for floors 4-7. The equipment I provide will be different on each of these floors, so I'll need to cread correct room and door numbers for...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 9th Jan 2018 07:05 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Jan 2018 03:24 am Go to last post
  12. Create Lots of Rays

    Hello, I am using AutoCAD 2015. I am dummie in LISP. I need to creat a lot of rays. And I decided to optimize this process. BUT! When I use simple procedure right in command string: Command:...

    Started by Volk‎, 6th Jan 2018 02:07 am
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  13. Need help with understanding annotations

    Is there a video guide or tutorial on understanding annotations? I want all my text in model space to be a height of 40 but in layouts, i need them to be 5 regardless of scale in the view ports. ...

    Started by neuri‎, 1st Jan 2018 11:03 am
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  14. Need to subtract a value from all numbers on a topographical height

    Hi there, I have a topographical survey and the heights are all incorrect to mean sea level, so I need to subtract 90 from all the numbers. The numbers are all text, not dimensions. Is there a...

    Started by Ste1978‎, 27th Dec 2017 12:19 pm
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    2nd Jan 2018 09:23 am Go to last post
  15. Commands in Autocad 2016

    Hi, What is the use of limax and limin in autocad? What will happen if i won't use them If i directly press Z and A commands still it is taking me near the coordinates So what is the use of limax...

    Started by lausaj‎, 28th Dec 2017 05:16 pm
    autocad commands, limax, limin
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    28th Dec 2017 06:48 pm Go to last post
  16. Viewport shows annotationscale selector

    Hi, I'm setting up a new template and setting up different layouts with different papersizes and such. When i create a viewport is shows a center grip and a selectionarrow much like an...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 21st Dec 2017 05:14 pm
    • Replies: 4
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  17. Block into multileader text

    I would like to try and set up a Multileader that reads the description of a block. For example when I am making the block I would like to put some descriptive text that may say "Post top insert...

    Started by stevsmith‎, 17th Aug 2009 10:28 pm
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  18. Dimension points go far away from text

    Hi there! I'm not sure how to explain that but I copied a lot of quotes from another file and I get their defpoints so far away from the quotes! Now I've learned a command "_DIMDISASSOCIATE"...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 21st Dec 2017 07:04 pm
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  19. Autocad 2018 - Mouse Pan behaves differently when editing large MTEXT objects

    Background: Upgraded both my computer (Was old as hell, now a much better system that is way above minimum 2D CAD requirements) and my version of AutoCAD (was 2013, is now 2018) within the last...

    Started by MHL‎, 11th Dec 2017 09:39 pm
    • Replies: 2
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  20. Missing "COMMAND" in command line

    Don't know how to explain this. I'd like the COMMAND word to show up in my command line. see screenshot. Anyway to reset this? I have 2 screenshots, one with the COMMAND and the other without.

    Started by CAD_Noob‎, 19th Dec 2017 06:14 am
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    20th Dec 2017 06:32 am Go to last post
  21. Embarrassed Is it possible create lisp for dimension?

    Hello everyone, I use Qdim for dimensions but I need the totaldim. Is it possible to create a lisp? with quick dimension. tipical lisp Add new lisp

    Started by titoprax‎, 6th Oct 2017 10:08 am
    • Replies: 9
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    16th Dec 2017 01:45 am Go to last post
  22. Question Changing Text Font

    I've used the "A - text" button to type out some single line text. The text is on its own individual layer. How would I go about looking at other fonts which are available to see what the text...

    Started by L-P‎, 15th Dec 2017 01:47 am
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Dec 2017 01:21 am Go to last post
  23. Revision Cloud

    Hi, I want to have a revision cloud that fits within the original rectangular object boundary. Example: a rectangle 3000x900 with a Revcloud of arc min and max 200 and 300 will normally have the...

    Started by nicolas‎, 6th Jul 2017 09:28 pm
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  24. MTEXT Problem

    Good afternoon all, I am having, been having a problem with mtext when I use a slash and number sign. It shifts my horizontal text up. If I do a distance, the distance is correct but I'm assuming...

    Started by notredave‎, 11th Dec 2017 07:20 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Dec 2017 08:08 pm Go to last post
  25. autocad degree numbers help

    Hello.I hawe one problem.I use autocad occasionalli an im amateur in this program and now i hawe one problem.A made degree wheel and now i dont know how to insert degree number like on...

    Started by rado7rado‎, 8th Dec 2017 05:18 pm
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 401
    10th Dec 2017 12:16 pm Go to last post

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