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  1. forcing workspace

    Hello, Once I saved my workspace, how can I force CAD to always open up with that workspace? It's really annoying as even if I save my workspace, then CAD opens up with the ribbon. And how do...

    Started by cat3appr‎, Yesterday 09:02 am
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
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    Today 08:11 pm Go to last post
  2. Block transparency

    In block properties, you'll find the transparency option, but it does not seem to have an effect on the block at all, no matter what you set.

    Started by guran‎, 21st Sep 2017 11:13 am
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Sep 2017 03:40 pm Go to last post
  3. picture to 2d dwg

    Hello, I thought of something that would be great but not sure if its possible. I would like to take a picture of something (front of house for example) and xref it into autocad. Is there a way...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 22nd Sep 2017 03:51 am
    • Replies: 7
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    22nd Sep 2017 03:39 pm Go to last post
  4. @1,1 - cartesian coordinates

    Hello, I was very surprised today. This guy who has been using cad for decades did not know that you can type @ then the coordinates and your new line will reference at the start point of new...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 19th Sep 2017 11:49 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 290
    21st Sep 2017 05:50 pm Go to last post
  5. Annotative Dimension Issue with Fractions

    I am having a problem with Annotative Dimensions and fractional inches. What appears to be happening is this: when a "space" appears between numbers, letters or symbols in a dimension, the...

    Started by carvemytomb‎, 14th Sep 2017 08:37 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Sep 2017 06:05 pm Go to last post
  6. how repeat Arc (Center , start , end ) Command without select From Draw tab?

    hello my frieand , how can i repeat Arc (Center , start , end ) Command without select From Draw tab? i have problem with this Command when i want to use Continuous, everytime i Should select again...

    Started by Saeed_AGHJANI‎, 15th Sep 2017 01:28 pm
    arc
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Sep 2017 04:47 am Go to last post
  7. Question Shiny AutoCAD

    Hey guys, Im having trouble with AutoCAD at the moment. Im using Raster Images in my CAD file that i have in model space, and i was always able to view them with 'High quality geometry' on in the...

    Started by jUNI0R‎, 15th Sep 2017 07:39 am
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Sep 2017 10:43 am Go to last post
  8. 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
    xref
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 304
    14th Sep 2017 11:29 pm Go to last post
  9. Lineweight

    Hey, Just noticed no line weight icon on status bar in acad 2018. I know how to turn in on through options but I miss the toggle option in previous versions of acad. This done purposely?

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 14th Sep 2017 03:55 am
    • Replies: 7
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    14th Sep 2017 03:44 pm Go to last post
  10. annotative text issue

    Hello, I have been off autocad for a little bit and been on revit so i am trying to get back in psync. Just got acad 2018 and am running into some annotative issues. For a test I made two...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 8th Sep 2017 04:02 pm
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    • Replies: 19
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    13th Sep 2017 08:10 pm Go to last post
  11. Hatches, importing and exporting from drawings

    Hi there, I am working on ACAD 2004. I had an array of hatches beyond the pre-defined provided with the program. For years I have used a few, but great, hatches. My computer finally died. I...

    Started by tworgs‎, 11th Sep 2017 11:36 pm
    file type, hatch, hatch location, import
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 196
    13th Sep 2017 04:14 am Go to last post
  12. Text rotates in MTEXT while editing

    Hi all, whenever I enter the MTEXT editing function, then type a letter on any given line of text, that line rotates to the world UCS. This makes typing almost impossible, as the overlapping text...

    Started by Uomoviso‎, 14th May 2013 01:04 am
    • Replies: 6
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    12th Sep 2017 06:42 pm Go to last post
  13. Side Drilled Hole in Pipe Ellipse

    So I have a Top View and Side View of a pipe. The pipe is cut in half. The pipe has a small diameter drill hole that looks like straight lines on the Side View. On the top view I know this drilled...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 11th Sep 2017 09:17 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    12th Sep 2017 03:24 pm Go to last post
  14. 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, 27th Jul 2017 03:54 pm
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    11th Sep 2017 02:49 pm Go to last post
  15. Hatching Using a DWF Reference

    Does anyone know of a way to use a DWF to be a boundary for a hatch without having to trace around the points with a polyline? A little bit more info about it, we have received a plant layout...

    Started by Lawrst‎, 8th Sep 2017 01:50 am
    • Replies: 0
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    8th Sep 2017 01:50 am Go to last post
  16. Rotating a line that is at an angle to align with another

    I Have been using autocad for a quite a while and so far have:? not figured this one out. 1.How do I rotate a line so that is comes horizontal. Ie on the line exactly. I need this 'skill'...

    Started by alisonn‎, 5th Nov 2009 12:37 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    6th Sep 2017 09:39 am Go to last post
  17. Right Click Enter

    When I select copy then select item to copy then right click to enter it automatically selects 0,0 as my base point unless I hit enter or the spacebar instead of right clicking.

    Started by awoehl‎, 5th May 2017 09:25 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    1st Sep 2017 10:35 pm Go to last post
  18. Multi leader arrow is not 90 degree verticle

    How do i sent the multi leader arrow 90 degree vertical, i don't know why my show as angle like this. Horizontal leader looks fine.

    Started by Sengna‎, 28th Aug 2017 11:23 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 375
    31st Aug 2017 01:48 pm Go to last post
  19. JOIN aint joining.

    Hi all Why would 2 line segments not join to one another with the JOIN command? I OSNAP each end but I get this ... "Command: _join 2 found 0 objects joined, 2 objects discarded from the...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 27th Sep 2011 01:20 pm
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 37
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    31st Aug 2017 01:46 pm Go to last post
  20. Ditch the useless ribbon

    How do I get rid of the ribbon and get classic view back on autocad lt 2016. Time is money and the extra clicks required for the ribbon are to expensive lol.

    Started by deano33‎, 25th Aug 2017 10:27 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 407
    28th Aug 2017 02:21 pm Go to last post
  21. Unhappy Osnaps and Ortho

    Hey everyone, I am new to drafting and been having trouble with Osnaps and Ortho clashing when i draw lines, plines, measure and etc. Pretty much anytime i type in a command, and sometimes...

    Started by jUNI0R‎, 18th Aug 2017 01:13 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bug, ortho, osnap
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 665
    28th Aug 2017 06:26 am Go to last post
  22. exporting tool palette

    when I try to right click on a palette in ACA2008 that I added some custom tags to and try and export I only get the options - new, rename and delete...am I doing something wrong??:oops:

    Started by caddie‎, 29th Jan 2009 08:36 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    24th Aug 2017 05:07 am Go to last post
  23. select 1 segment of a polyline?

    Hello. Im trying to ween myself off of bobcad, and teach myself autocad 2017. Its difficult, as nothing is even similar. I have drawn a rectangle as a polyline, and I need to select only 1 line...

    Started by bmz‎, 20th Aug 2017 10:07 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 565
    23rd Aug 2017 01:52 pm Go to last post
  24. Can't explode a block

    Please could someone assist me in helping me explode a block? tried standard way and also going in via block editor, properties etc. to no avail. Please see attachment for drawing. Thanks for any...

    Started by scoey1001‎, 21st Aug 2017 04:20 pm
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 359
    21st Aug 2017 10:57 pm Go to last post
  25. Lost Toolbar

    Indications are that the Properties toolbar is on but not visible. There is a possiblity I may have accidently 'swiped' the toolbar off the screen. How do I get it back again? I have already looked...

    Started by Thaumaturge‎, 17th Aug 2017 03:41 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 504
    21st Aug 2017 09:30 am Go to last post

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