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Forum: AutoCAD 2D Drafting, Object Properties & Interface

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

  1. finding difference between profiles

    So I have one profile that works right 95% of the time, i have another profile that works right about 30% of the time, so i obviously choose to run the one that works right more often. the problem...

    Started by chelsea1307‎, 28th Jan 2009 08:27 pm
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  2. Unhappy Lost "Elevation" box in Properties Box

    Hello. I am using Autocad 2009 and have managed to lose the "elevation" box in my properties box along with other useful fields. I think I must have reverted to a slimmed down version of the...

    Started by Tino‎, 10th Aug 2008 01:36 pm
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  3. nonannotative annotative block

    I'm trying to setup a block that needs to be both annotative & non annotative at the same time.. I'm working on a Fire Extinguisher block that includes maximum coverage area & travel distance...

    Started by halfcracked‎, 22nd Sep 2008 11:20 pm
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  4. Rotating objects

    How do a rotate an object fro ma base point to make it tangent to another object. I'm trying to draw a radius in tangent to a circle and a point. Command C,T isn't working and neither is doing a...

    Started by sbrunetto‎, 8th Oct 2008 10:45 pm
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  5. Toolbars icons too small or too big

    With a screen resolution 1920x 1200 my toolbars icons are to small. If I choose the option "big" icons, they are too big. Is it possible to customize the size of the toolbars icons (and keep my...

    Started by chm‎, 17th Oct 2008 10:34 am
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  6. Bind Like Publish

    How Can I Let Bind For Many Drawings Work As Publish Just Add Them And Then Make Bind For Them All At Same Time?

    Started by MR MAN‎, 20th Oct 2008 02:37 pm
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  7. Mtext Auto Numbering Using A Block?

    Has anyone found a way to insert custom shapes or blocks into the standard mtext auto numbering function. Specifically, if I where to have a series of callouts using a # or letter with a circle...

    Started by emhigginson‎, 5th Nov 2008 05:25 pm
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  8. Top & sectional view of round surface

    http:// img440 .imageshack.us/my. php?image=frameyd0.jpg remove the spacing to view the picture Anybody know how to draw the top & sectional view of the parts in the red box? Thanks

    Started by onizuka3‎, 16th Nov 2008 09:38 am
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  9. Draw & Label Dist on Centerline Pts...

    moved to Lisp/VBA customization

    Started by JWeyer‎, 24th Dec 2008 07:21 pm
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  10. Block attribute orientation in layouts

    Hi there, I want to create a simple "point cross" block with attribute text orientated at 45 degrees (i.e. orientated north east) from it. The block must re-orientate itself in the same direction...

    Started by CADperson‎, 4th Feb 2009 12:24 am
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  11. Modeling Part Movement Along a Track

    Been a long time user of AutoCAD, but have never had to draw anything very complicated. Hopefully someone who has drawn conveyor system layouts can help. I am trying to show a part travelling...

    Started by pdflint‎, 26th Mar 2009 10:34 pm
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  12. Qdim ignoring Blocks

    I have been using Inventor for the past several years and have forgotten most of what I once knew about AutoCAD. I need to demonstrate how to do Baseline and Ordinate dimensioning using qdim, but it...

    Started by JD Mather‎, 25th Feb 2009 08:10 pm
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  13. Radial Dimension help

    I am using Civil 3D and i have set up a dimension style that I use for everything. I recently started a new drawing with my usual dimension style in it. I was drawing radius dimensions and when I...

    Started by cijorda‎, 26th Mar 2009 05:14 pm
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  14. wipeout, AEC mask blocks, and AEC polygon print problems

    If I place any of the title items into my drawing and then go to print from paper space, they turn out this huge black blob on the drawing. How do I change it so that it will not plot anything within...

    Started by Noahma‎, 29th Apr 2009 06:25 am
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  15. design center thumb nail

    just curious as to why some of the blocks do not have thumbnails...i tried deleted them and wblocking them out again and those particular blocks still show up as a "dwg" image...is there another...

    Started by hazardman‎, 4th May 2009 02:05 pm
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  16. Cross referencing bad ACad Elec

    In ACad Elec, crossreferences behave somewhat weird...i set the template for cross reference to %I-%F%N (almost the same as template for component tags which works just fine). While the components in...

    Started by Dynko‎, 7th May 2009 09:12 pm
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  17. Vector -> DWG Conversion, problem with splines / points.

    Hiya guys, hopefully some of you can help me find a work around for this problem. Basically I do all my initial design work in Adobe Illustrator as vector lines, alot of the files are pretty...

    Started by Marcus000‎, 15th May 2009 10:25 am
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  18. Text style is misleading me (?)

    A strange thing about textstyles: Sometimes the text is not displayed (and printed) as wanted. I need a style based on isocp. The with and height are both zero. Very simple and plain textstyle. ...

    Started by MarcoW‎, 8th Jun 2009 01:53 pm
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  19. Field: Polyline Vertex

    I haven't been around here in a while since I've been quite busy, but at the moment I'm quite stumped. I'm trying to generate a field that will give the location of Vertex 1 of a polyline so that I...

    Started by Hoozin‎, 2nd Jun 2009 07:55 pm
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  20. table cell resizing

    i have created a table and i am hoping to keep it at its exact size. The problem is that once i types too much text into a cell it will automatically resize the cell. I was wondering if there is...

    Started by sebastionable‎, 21st Jul 2009 07:05 pm
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  21. How to reference attribute in a field

    I basically want to make a block with a mtext that references invisible attributes to construct a part number. (Acad 2010) This particular instance is pretty simple: the attributes are and and...

    Started by krackpot‎, 24th Jul 2009 03:04 pm
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  22. Autoload my customized MLSTYLE

    Hi to all, Good Day, i have some problem regarding with my customized *.MLN, i set my standard for MLine only i want to make it autoload my costomize *.MLN for every i will open a drawing files,...

    Started by Jhun Gonzalo‎, 27th Jul 2009 08:44 am
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  23. Batch Block Scaling [within Block Editor]

    Hello all, Ok, so this may have a very simple solution but as of yet I haven't found exactly what I'm looking for. I have found a number of threads explaining how to scale multiple blocks...

    Started by GlynPKS‎, 30th Jul 2009 04:40 pm
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  24. Block Scaling

    I work for an electric utility company, and typically our civil backgrounds that we receive from consultants must first go to our GIS department (they use Civil 3D Map 2009) so they can geo-reference...

    Started by Scoobydoo‎, 16th Aug 2009 10:57 pm
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  25. New 2010 user ?'s

    I recently jumped to 2010 Map and have run across a few problems I cant quite figure out. I'm hoping someone out there can help out. 1. I have a sheet file with multiple xrefs. I am trying to make...

    Started by mshearer‎, 14th Sep 2009 11:40 pm
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