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  1. Annotative Circle or Dot

    Hey guys, I'm looking for any method to have an annotative circle or dot in a dynamic block. I'm marking street lights along the highway with a circle and am throwing an attribute text with its...

    Started by numberOCD‎, 12th Jun 2018 08:33 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Jun 2018 01:59 pm Go to last post
  2. Line type scale

    Hello. I have problem in object (line) properties. Can not set dashed line type scaling in model view. Not happend nothing when changing value. Short lines stay the same size. I change value in...

    Started by nikson‎, 7th Jun 2018 09:37 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 292
    11th Jun 2018 12:17 pm Go to last post
  3. Design Centre can't see the blocks / drawings

    Hi All Has anyone come across this? I creating a new drawing blocks library. When I open DC, go down the tree to the folder location, it says I have 0 items in there. Further into the folder,...

    Started by lllll‎, 5th Jun 2018 11:17 am
    • Replies: 3
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    7th Jun 2018 08:27 am Go to last post
  4. Non Annotative

    Hello, Have been using annotative templates for awhile and on a project that I have to do it the old fashion way. There a reason that you have to scale for the text for multiline text and...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 5th Jun 2018 10:11 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 126
    6th Jun 2018 03:05 pm Go to last post
  5. Excel Datalink tables are very slow

    Good morning I am creating a drawing with datalinked tables from an excel file. There are 7 tables, about 5 columns x 10 rows (so not too huge) created via Table -> Datalink from 3 tabs in an...

    Started by Steven P‎, 30th May 2018 09:53 am
    • Replies: 5
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    5th Jun 2018 02:06 pm Go to last post
  6. Autocad 2018. Line slightly off axis despite saying "perpendicular"

    I am using Autoacd 2018 for mac, and I have polar tracking on with angles at 45 or 90. When I draw a line, I get this problem where it is slightly off by .15 degrees, despite it saying...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 2nd Jun 2018 09:43 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Jun 2018 06:25 pm Go to last post
  7. Easy way to draw Isometric from 2D drawing

    hi i am looking for a solution to convert or draw isometric view from a 2D drawing.. attached is the screen shot of it . Here the 2d drawing of a simple figure i manually drafted into an...

    Started by gururajendrak‎, 27th Apr 2009 12:50 pm
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    • Replies: 16
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    30th May 2018 10:25 am Go to last post
  8. Inaccurate distance shown by dimension

    hey all, first time i encountered my dimension showing an inaccurate distance, for example the scale was set to 1:20, the dimension should only be about .60 of a meter but it shows 3 meters, and...

    Started by ThrashMetal‎, 23rd May 2018 11:28 am
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 245
    25th May 2018 04:12 am Go to last post
  9. Moving one end of a line down by X mm..

    Hi all, Using AutoCAD 2018 I have created a simple Pline in image below. I want to move the left hand grip using ortho, downwards by 100. Instead of moving the grip to that point, it...

    Started by Stevery‎, 23rd May 2018 01:44 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 232
    24th May 2018 08:15 pm Go to last post
  10. Mtext shifts to the right

    I'm using AutoCAD 2012 and in the drawing I am working in when I double click into MTEXT to make edits, the text shifts to the right. After the edit it shifts back to the left and looks off when...

    Started by Samr79‎, 23rd May 2018 02:02 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 273
    23rd May 2018 09:41 pm Go to last post
  11. Lineweight not plotting to thickness

    Hi all, I'm at my wits' end on this. I have a few drawings that WON'T plot a LINE according to the LINEWIDTH that I've specified in the LAYER PROPERTIES MANAGER. Usually it's just changing the...

    Started by GISdude‎, 23rd May 2018 04:05 pm
    line weights, plot
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 158
    23rd May 2018 06:34 pm Go to last post
  12. Disappearing annotation scales??

    I have a file I used as a seed file at my previous office. We ran AutoCAD 2015, and the files contained our standard text, multileader, and dimension styles, all of which are annotative. I've moved...

    Started by Tucknroll‎, 21st May 2018 02:05 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd May 2018 12:04 pm Go to last post
  13. Linetype Scale Headache

    In a couple of instances I have had to adjust the linetype scale to 200 to get a line to appear as dashed. On the working base it looks fine, on the L2 it looks fine, however on the L3 it appears...

    Started by kippax‎, 16th May 2018 11:46 am
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 364
    22nd May 2018 03:24 pm Go to last post
  14. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    21st May 2018 05:14 pm Go to last post
  15. Angry Toolbars Not Maintaining Specific Properties

    When I place a polyline with a global width of 4" on my site plan toolpallete, I set up the button by dragging the line over to it. Then, when I try to use the button it has a width of 0", which...

    Started by ryankevin15‎, 18th May 2018 04:18 pm
    autocad, maintaining, properties, set, toolbar
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 196
    21st May 2018 01:38 pm Go to last post
  16. 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: 7
    • Views: 548
    20th May 2018 02:58 am Go to last post
  17. How to increase decimal places for units displayed in Properties Dialog Box?

    I inherited a CAD file that has a perplexing problem. The units in the Properties Dialog Box only display to the one/tenths position. For instance, sometimes I like to tighten up the line spacing...

    Started by PaulT‎, 18th May 2018 06:59 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 162
    18th May 2018 07:46 pm Go to last post
  18. Drawing Field command capabilities

    Hopefully I am just unaware of a setting or method for doing this but so far the field command is handy but missing something. Associative updates. When a polyline is drawn and used for...

    Started by erratic‎, 11th Apr 2018 12:04 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 564
    11th May 2018 09:12 am Go to last post
  19. Dimension correction

    I need to change the display pattern of dimension.What is the setting I have to set to get correct display.

    Started by wimal‎, 2nd May 2018 06:40 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 314
    2nd May 2018 09:39 am Go to last post
  20. Using Excel As Data Source (for label sheets)

    Hi all, So on another thread, I was pointed to a couple methods to extracting text from a drawing. Now, I want to use that CSV or Excel file as a data source, but I don't want to use an AutoCAD...

    Started by muzicman82‎, 23rd Apr 2018 05:38 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 359
    25th Apr 2018 02:38 am Go to last post
  21. Dynamic blocks visibility

    Hello, My visibility list is to long, i want to bring subcategories in my list. Is this possible? Thanx!

    Started by Jeroen M‎, 21st Mar 2014 09:15 am
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Apr 2018 11:37 am Go to last post
  22. Reduce space of dim text

    How to reduce this space between text and extension line..

    Started by wimal‎, 19th Apr 2018 04:25 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 325
    19th Apr 2018 11:31 am Go to last post
  23. Changing value of attribute A of a Block with value of attribute B

    I was given a template with blocks. One of the block has an attribute with a text value (text value is in separate layer from the geometry) I would like to copy the values of Attribute A to the...

    Started by ghsotwriter‎, 16th Apr 2018 01:12 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 322
    17th Apr 2018 03:46 am Go to last post
  24. Unhappy line thickness problems

    Hi, I have converted a pdf to .dwg via Zamzar so I can work on it. Most of the lines are now very thick. I have measured these as being 17.5mm in model space. This makes it quite difficult to work...

    Started by alec‎, 6th Apr 2018 08:25 am
    lineweight, thickness
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 348
    6th Apr 2018 12:02 pm Go to last post
  25. Text Edit box missing

    Can anyone help? when I try to use "MTEXTEDIT" the box is missing for the edit options. using 2018 light

    Started by peterg‎, 5th Apr 2018 08:52 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 465
    5th Apr 2018 10:51 pm Go to last post

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