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  1. Unhappy m2p customization

    Good morning all, I have tried and tried to program my mouse (Logitech M705) button 4 and 5 (left side thumb area) to me m2p in CUI with no success. Any help would be appreciated. For instance, I...

    Started by notredave‎, 20th Mar 2018 04:10 pm
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  2. Issue with DIMLINE Style when in diffrent 3D shading modes

    Hi guys, Working in 3D with viewport set to front view. Autocad 2018. I have a dimension style setup the way I would like it to appear (solid black text with dashed lines). The problem is...

    Started by nowikovs12‎, 16th Mar 2018 12:50 pm
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  3. Moved: View cube aligned to UCS, not WCS

    Started by MJLM‎, 19th Mar 2018 02:14 pm
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  4. Dimension Scaling

    Hi All, I have an issue about dimension scaling and any tips on how to make them even in paper space so it looks clean and symmetrical for architects to read. There are some drawings i use in...

    Started by Nypron‎, 19th Mar 2018 04:54 pm
    autocad, dimension
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Mar 2018 05:34 pm Go to last post
  5. Surface and Name polyline of text

    Where i'm from, When creating topographic maps we are required to include a text inside the drawing that describes the property we are drafting. So for example if there is a square, it is desbribed...

    Started by therock005‎, 15th Mar 2018 08:36 am
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    17th Mar 2018 02:05 am Go to last post
  6. 3 views Orthographic projection, Distance A and B?

    Hello, Just very basic questions, thank you for all your feedback and input in advance. i came across toturial about 3 views othograpic projection, my questions are: 1. Is the space or distance A...

    Started by Sengna‎, 16th Mar 2018 04:55 am
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  7. Annotation

    I don't know how to annotate text, dimension and leaders. Say I draft in 1-1 in model space. Then I go to layout and need the viewport in scale 1:20, What do I need to do so that even if the...

    Started by imiiiat‎, 16th Mar 2018 12:28 am
    annotation, annotative objects
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    16th Mar 2018 12:10 pm Go to last post
  8. Unhappy Need help, how do I draw this gasket

    Can someone please help me create this gasket I've been on this example for over an hour now and i'm having no luck. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    Started by shadbunz‎, 12th Mar 2018 12:58 am
    • Replies: 9
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    14th Mar 2018 03:38 pm Go to last post
  9. Rounding - What the heck!?

    Hey everyone, Trying to dimension a line. The length of the line is 199.995' for some reason, when i dim the line with the same setting (round to the nearest hundredth) The label should be 200.00'...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 12th Mar 2018 09:34 pm
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  10. Dynamic Blocks, Attributes w/ Visibility States, and Attribute Edit

    I am using AutoCAD 2006 and I created a dynamic block that has 4 attributes and 2 visibility states. Two of the attributes are visible in one state, while the other two are invisible. After toggling...

    Started by rayg11757‎, 3rd Apr 2011 05:11 am
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  11. Geometric Center not working when objects are far away from 0,0,0

    Hello guys I am typing this because i am out of ideas The problem we are having at the office is that when we try to use the geometric center with closed simple polygons, the geometric center is...

    Started by xxfaxx‎, 7th Mar 2018 02:08 pm
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    13th Mar 2018 04:48 pm Go to last post
  12. Double Click Text Editor

    My edit text by double clicking has decided to stop working this morning. The double click editing box in User Preferences is checked. I have not installed or uninstalled anything since yesterday....

    Started by fle‎, 13th Mar 2018 02:21 pm
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  13. Proxy Information Error on drawing start up

    Hi all Every time I open my drawing template .dwg file, I get an error window opening up titled "Proxy Information". The text then reads: "The drawing you have opened or referenced contains...

    Started by PeteUK‎, 8th Mar 2018 01:06 pm
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  14. Autocad 2015 and tabs

    Hello, I'm having an hard time with my open DWGs in CAD 2015 and the way that the tabs are organized: sometimes I simply can't find my open DWG! Say that i have several DWGs open, i just can't...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 7th Mar 2018 12:38 pm
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    1 2
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  15. Layers draw order ; first last

    hi I have several drawings based on hatches and some lines. I always want the hatch layer to appear last, in the very background, then line 1 second last, line 2 3rd last, and so on... based on...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 27th Feb 2018 08:18 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
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    2nd Mar 2018 05:34 pm Go to last post
  16. Layer transparency doesn't work on my CAD

    hello I have Autocad 2015 and plan and simple, the layer transparency doesn't work. I set the transparency of a layer to be 80, and the hatch on it doesn't change at all. I opened the same DWG...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 2nd Mar 2018 01:04 pm
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    2nd Mar 2018 01:56 pm Go to last post
  17. Ordinate LT

    Ladies / Gents, Is there a way to change the LineType of an ordinate dim? were trying to use it for Substation layouts, and because the switches and breakers ect..... all move, we were going to...

    Started by joewaianae‎, 1st Mar 2018 05:33 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Mar 2018 06:01 pm Go to last post
  18. 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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  19. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    18th Feb 2018 03:38 am Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Feb 2018 07:43 am Go to last post
  21. 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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  22. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    16th Feb 2018 06:17 pm Go to last post
  23. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Feb 2018 06:15 pm Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Feb 2018 06:07 pm Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 262
    15th Feb 2018 09:30 pm Go to last post

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