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Troublesome text, units & scales, object snaps, dimensions, annotation, linetypes, toolbars, geometry, measurement...? Help is at hand.

  1. I see the lines but can't select them!!!!!

    I have a strange thing that recently started on a file that I've been working for a while. All of a sudden I can't select line/poly lines to modify, howe3ver I can with others on the same layer. I've...

    Started by araslan‎, 9th Apr 2008 07:56 pm
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  2. Selecting Broken Ellipse

    Is anyone else having issues picking an Ellipse that has been broken? I can only pick it if I pick the end of the ellipse. Sometimes I can only pick one end of the ellipse and not the other. ...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 29th Sep 2017 09:04 pm
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    16th Oct 2017 02:48 pm Go to last post
  3. 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: 7
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    14th Oct 2017 04:43 am Go to last post
  4. How to change size of all text within a block?

    Hi all, I am trying to change the size of the text of the 'dimensions' in this drawing. However they are in a block and when you edit the block they are no longer dimensions as it seems they have...

    Started by scoey1001‎, 13th Oct 2017 03:40 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    13th Oct 2017 04:11 pm Go to last post
  5. Can't completely zoom in

    I have many drawings where I try to zoom all the way into edit and it won't let me. I use the wheel to zoom. In the bottom left says "already zoomed in as far as possible". Is there a setting I can...

    Started by AdrianR‎, 5th Feb 2014 04:22 pm
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    12th Oct 2017 01:32 pm Go to last post
  6. AutoCAD Connected blocks

    Dear fellow autocad users. I am working on a large project involving many different and very specific doors. The doors we are using in plan view are simple dynamic door blocks with a fiew different...

    Started by daniel berg‎, 6th Oct 2017 03:52 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    7th Oct 2017 03:22 am Go to last post
  7. Offset polyline trimming

    I am hoping this will be a simple fix, but searching for the answer has turned up nothing. If I offset a self-intersecting polyline, it trims the offset anywhere that it crosses the original...

    Started by benhubel‎, 4th Oct 2017 04:20 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    4th Oct 2017 04:20 pm Go to last post
  8. Scaling

    Hi all! I'm an AutoCAD newbie with most of my background within Illustrator/InDesign so AutoCAD is a very different layout program for me. In my employment, I receive plans from various...

    Started by acb2501‎, 27th Sep 2017 09:26 am
    • Replies: 7
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    3rd Oct 2017 10:33 pm Go to last post
  9. Setting Fraction Format in Alternate Units

    Using AC 2018 again today and ran into this issue. I'm drawing in model space one-to-one and using inches for units. But I have to submit to a client who uses cm for units so I'm turning on alternate...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 28th Sep 2017 01:01 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    29th Sep 2017 02:46 pm Go to last post
  10. Dimensions taken from full scale drawing and transferred to a representative sketch

    I work for a prestressed concrete beam company and recently my team has been faced with the problem of drawing beams at full scale and incorrectly transferring the dimensions to a sketch that we use...

    Started by Mijjlee‎, 26th Sep 2017 04:17 am
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 330
    27th Sep 2017 07:46 am Go to last post
  11. 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, 23rd Sep 2017 09:02 am
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    25th Sep 2017 01:43 am Go to last post
  12. 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
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    22nd Sep 2017 03:40 pm Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. @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
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    21st Sep 2017 05:50 pm Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
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    14th Sep 2017 11:29 pm Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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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  21. 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
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    13th Sep 2017 04:14 am Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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

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