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  1. Moved: Draft Sight 2D - missing command prompt

    Started by jim007‎, Yesterday 03:52 pm
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  2. Moved: X-Y Dimensions

    Started by robwell‎, 12th Feb 2018 03:59 pm
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  3. can't change attributes of a line

    hello I have a few annotative lines that i need to edit: the original ones come out directly from a CAD related software, which labels some events along a strip. Then i manually have to edit...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 18th Feb 2018 03:09 pm
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    19th Feb 2018 01:22 pm Go to last post
  4. extracting Easting Northing from a polyline

    Hello I have a polyline and I'd like to extract the easting northing coordinates at 1 meter interval, is it possible to do that? ps no LIST command I need to extract a point every meter ...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 17th Feb 2018 08:59 pm
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    18th Feb 2018 03:38 am Go to last post
  5. Text display error

    Border lines of texts not smooth on drg 2. that texts copy paste to a new drawing 1. now the borders are ok. What are the settings I have to change in drg 2 to get smooth borders. Used font...

    Started by wimal‎, 14th Feb 2018 11:00 am
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    17th Feb 2018 07:43 am Go to last post
  6. scale problem

    model space drawing is turned block and is scaled up, while my layout scale is showing drawing in 1:1. How to get modelspace drawing back to 1:1 scale? anyone plese help,kindly find the attachment

    Started by wrokman‎, 8th Feb 2018 07:44 am
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  7. Move quotes position without modify quote points

    Hi there! I've a question.. Is it possible to move a dimension that share is position with the points it is quoting (you will understand better with the gif) without moving these points? Look...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 15th Feb 2018 04:09 pm
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  8. delete block from list blocks?

    hi for some reason when i try to edit the block from within a dwg, i do the edit, i save it but then i see nothing of my editing. i want t clear the list of blocks that might cause the issue, i...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 16th Feb 2018 12:51 pm
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    16th Feb 2018 06:15 pm Go to last post
  9. one single point which is closest to its vertices of irregular polygon

    I draw an irregular polygon. How can I find one single point which is closest to its vertices?

    Started by rock1‎, 16th Feb 2018 10:47 am
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    16th Feb 2018 06:07 pm Go to last post
  10. Showing polyline direction

    I need to be able to see the direction of a polyline. I've tried the dirarrow.lsp that comes with Map 3d - works but is only temporary. I've seen other lisp that will insert blocks along the pline,...

    Started by PukaWai‎, 15th Feb 2018 08:39 pm
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    15th Feb 2018 09:30 pm Go to last post
  11. converting 3D poliline in 2D?

    hi all I've searched already online and I just found the command CONVERT, i applied it but my 3d polyline doesn't get converted in 2D.. any other suggestion? basically i need to change the...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 15th Feb 2018 06:20 pm
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  12. Hatch multiple objects that overlap

    Hi guys, I've to hatch multiple objects that sometimes overlap. I don't want that the hatch get removed if the islands are in common.. currently I'm ending the command and start again to avoid that...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 14th Feb 2018 12:26 pm
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    15th Feb 2018 07:02 pm Go to last post
  13. Command Line issues - "The object is an external reference"

    Hi all, When using certain commands, my command line repeatedly displays "The object is an external reference" when mousing over an external reference. For example, if I use the Line command,...

    Started by MichaelAllfire‎, 17th Aug 2017 01:31 am
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  14. How to Draw This Thing?

    How to draw this? See the drawing of mine in attached ACAD file (it's not finish yet). Is there something wrong with my drawing? The R 0.81 make me confuse because it doesn't fit to the...

    Started by basty‎, 28th Jan 2018 03:42 am
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  15. What Font Is This?

    Can someone please tell me what font is used in dimension text as shown in below image?

    Started by basty‎, 3rd Feb 2018 05:11 pm
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    3rd Feb 2018 06:39 pm Go to last post
  16. How to Draw Dimetric Cube?

    How to draw a dimetric cube? The blue is look right. But the red and green does not look right.

    Started by basty‎, 31st Jan 2018 05:31 am
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    31st Jan 2018 06:52 pm Go to last post
  17. 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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  18. 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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    28th Jan 2018 03:37 am Go to last post
  19. How do you annotate like this?

    Hi guys, I've recently started using AutoCad 2017 in University and i've been given an assignment to complete. One part I am struggling in is annotating like this: I am supposed to replicate...

    Started by murshed2010‎, 25th Jan 2018 12:26 am
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  20. Get Pline settings as current

    Hi there! A little question.. I'm looking for a command that allow to get the object pline settings (width, layer, color, linetype, and so on) and set as current setting. Have I to write a lisp...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 18th Jan 2018 01:39 pm
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    25th Jan 2018 03:28 am Go to last post
  21. Correct font style not loading

    I have created a font style named MY Standard and load font Arial narrow. But some times when copy and paste the text that in the same drawing,the instead of Arial narrow it loading some other font...

    Started by wimal‎, 22nd Jan 2018 11:17 am
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  22. Lisp Create lines and arc

    Is a Lisp possible to create lines and arcs? Original Line:3 Polyline:1 Circle:1 Modified Line:31 Arc:6

    Started by prax3des‎, 22nd Jan 2018 05:01 pm
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  23. How can I use object snap with keyboards?

    I would like to know if it is possible to designate Object snap (EndPoint, MidPoint, Center, etc) with keys. For example Endpoint "EP" Midpoint "MP" Center "C" ... ... ... Thank

    Started by prax3des‎, 22nd Jan 2018 10:59 am
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  24. How to Draw This?

    Can someone please tell me how to draw a continuous curve like below pic (the blue curve) start from point A through point B and end at point C. The one I had drawn on above pic is not...

    Started by basty‎, 21st Jan 2018 05:03 am
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    22nd Jan 2018 05:15 pm Go to last post
  25. 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, 17th Jan 2018 04:05 pm
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    18th Jan 2018 06:52 pm Go to last post

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