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

  1. Can I get a Donut?

    Hehehe.... with hot chocolate lol. I'm trying to get a closed pline shape inside another for Autocad to read square-foot of the region in-between both shapes. Imagine a one foot circle inside of...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 16th Dec 2008 11:01 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Dec 2008 03:54 pm Go to last post
  2. Change lineweight via xref

    It's hard to understand what Autodesk has done with AutoCAD features: :unsure: Am I not supposed to be able to change xref-layer's lineweight in the host's Layer Properties Manager box?? Do...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 14th Apr 2009 06:54 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Apr 2009 12:50 pm Go to last post
  3. Wish To Snap While Running Polyline Command

    While running in Line command I'm able to snap along the way, snap my running line to itself at each sub prompt: "Specify next point or..." When I try this with the Polyline command, while running...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 28th Feb 2017 12:38 am
    point, polyline, running, snap
    • Replies: 3
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    28th Feb 2017 11:07 pm Go to last post
  4. I Want Opaque Text, Not Transparent.

    Hello. I'm applying Ariel text in model space to place over drawings such as floor plans and elevations. I apply "bring to front" on my text over my drawing lines, but I don't want the lines to be...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 1st Dec 2017 07:23 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    1st Dec 2017 11:50 pm Go to last post
  5. Question Mtext fractions

    Does anyone know if there is a system variable to keep a stacked fraction with the leading number? We open the same drawing on different computers at work and on one computer the number will be...

    Started by -HB-‎, 5th Jul 2011 09:37 pm
    autostack, fractions, mtext, tabs
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Jul 2011 09:36 pm Go to last post
  6. Selecting underlying objects

    Hi, Is there a key-combo to cycle through the objects under the select box pointer? In my drawings there are often stacked objects, when I need to select one of those objects it's always the one I...

    Started by /\quila‎, 10th Apr 2009 09:18 am
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    10th Apr 2009 01:27 pm Go to last post
  7. text editing problem

    we just upgraded to acad 13 at the office and now when i pick single line text to edit it the transperancy of the shading is so dark i cannot see the text line to place my cursor where i need it to...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 3rd Jan 2013 03:34 pm
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    3rd Jan 2013 04:41 pm Go to last post
  8. exploding block problem

    i'm working with this dwg that has a block in it that says "cannot be exploded" every time i try to explode it. is there anyway i can still get this thing exploded?

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 4th Jan 2013 07:27 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Jan 2013 02:17 pm Go to last post
  9. stacked fractions in dimensions driving me up a wall

    ok, all my dimensions are coming out with the fractional portion being stacked. That has become a problem for clarity reasons and I need them to come out diagnally. Is there a way I can set them to...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 11th Feb 2013 03:28 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    11th Feb 2013 04:14 pm Go to last post
  10. mleader text problem

    ok, the text for my item balloons is on a layer that i need turned off so i need to change the layer the value inside the balloon comes out on.... anybody know how do this?

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 2nd Jul 2013 10:22 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Jul 2013 11:20 pm Go to last post
  11. 2015 issues

    Hello All, Well my boss upgraded me to 2015 acad and also bought a new box for me! Oddly enough the system doesnt seem as fast as i thought it was going to be with 8 gigs ram, 2.8 gh solidstate...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 5th Nov 2014 09:55 pm
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    7th Nov 2014 02:46 pm Go to last post
  12. annotation scale

    this dwg im working with keeps giving me a message about resetting the scales list due to a large number of annotation scales... should i do it or ignore it?

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 2nd Jun 2015 08:27 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd Jun 2015 01:20 am Go to last post
  13. list command issue

    Hey fellow users of this great program! :) Say, i am using CAD 15 and have been for oh, i dunno, 6 months now... Anywho... one thing has been really buggin me and that thing is this: when i use the...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 8th Jul 2015 04:56 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    9th Jul 2015 06:05 am Go to last post
  14. list command information

    does anybody know why my information when i use the list command does not show up on my screen in its own dialogue box?(it show up in the command line) :x

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 13th Jul 2015 02:09 pm
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    14th Jul 2015 12:34 pm Go to last post
  15. Question Create box that contains everything?

    Is there a command or Lisp routine that creates a 3dbox which sides are adjacent to a drawing? Something like a 3d boundary-space that contains everything you might have created..

    Started by 16horse‎, 6th Nov 2010 07:45 pm
    command, lisp
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Nov 2010 12:25 am Go to last post
  16. Exclamation Problem scaling when plotting in Layout tab

    If I used millimeters as my UNITS, how can I scale them when plotting it into A1 or A0? How will I know the scale that I will use in Layout tab so that it will fit on the paper that I will used?a

    Started by 19cruthik68‎, 4th Sep 2011 09:08 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    scale list, scales
    • Replies: 10
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    6th Sep 2011 12:31 pm Go to last post
  17. Unhappy dimension & units

    Does anyone knows what to do if for example I want to draw a line, and then I will get the dimension, the value is not precise to the line that i drew. What I mean is, if I draw a line whose value...

    Started by 19cruthik68‎, 6th Sep 2011 11:22 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    6th Sep 2011 04:40 pm Go to last post
  18. UNITS command and dimension

    If I type the command UNITS and change the insertion scale to millimeter (mine was inches), what is going to happen? At first i used inches to draw 5 inches line and the get the dimension of it,...

    Started by 19cruthik68‎, 19th Apr 2012 01:48 pm
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    12th May 2012 09:16 am Go to last post
  19. Question what would be

    I don't know where to put this thread but please if can anyone try to help/draw me with the following situation: 1. yellow polylines -25mm diameter cable, the bending should be 150 in radius...

    Started by 19cruthik68‎, 24th Jun 2012 07:38 am
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Jun 2012 07:59 am Go to last post
  20. measurement help

    No autocad installed on this unit, I reformat it, the reason why i made this simple question on jpeg file attached below through MS Paint. Assume that boxes are MANHOLES and it is a perfect...

    Started by 19cruthik68‎, 8th Nov 2012 09:54 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Nov 2012 12:35 am Go to last post
  21. Help with complex dwg?!

    OK, this is my first post and here is my problem...I'm new to a construction based company & I have had no real introduction to the way they setup dwg's or their standards. I have been given a dwg...

    Started by 20hurtz‎, 30th Apr 2008 10:12 am
    • Replies: 9
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    5th May 2008 09:45 pm Go to last post
  22. linetype issue in viewport

    my problem is sometimes in modelspace my sections or grids set to have a dash dot linetype shows up in my layouts as a continuous line...any help would be most appreciated

    Started by 20hurtz‎, 6th May 2008 11:45 am
    • Replies: 2
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    7th May 2008 02:24 pm Go to last post
  23. Difficulties with truetype fonts when plotting

    I am currently working with some true type fonts, and having the following results occur: I have a Mtext object, Text style named Tahoma. there are 5 lines to it. The formatting of the first...

    Started by 2bagz‎, 14th Nov 2011 03:31 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Nov 2011 02:09 am Go to last post
  24. Archticks outlined

    I'm having a small problem with my dimension "ticks" appearing as an outline instead of filled. I'm currently using AutoCAD 2010. Help plz. this is driving me nuts....

    Started by 2om30‎, 19th May 2010 12:47 am
    • Replies: 7
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    20th May 2010 03:34 am Go to last post
  25. Field / additional format / conversion factor

    I have a problem when I copy a text with a surface field associated to a polyline. I have a drawing in cm but I need the surfaces to be in m², hence I use a conversion factor. I created the field and...

    Started by 3490‎, 6th Jun 2016 01:27 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,093
    6th Jun 2016 01:59 pm Go to last post

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