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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. Undocking Dashboard / Properties

    IGNORE THIS - I DIDN'T GO FAR ENOUGH INTO THE HELPFILE THE FIRST TIME. AutoCAD 2008: So ... I looked around in the helpfile, but it was surprisingly enough not terribly helpful. I, for...

    Started by Hoozin‎, 20th Apr 2008 03:38 pm
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  2. 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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  3. block attirbute scaling: unifrom vrs non-uniform observations...

    just came accross something interesting about unifrom and non-uniform scaling issues...just have a peak in the attached dwg for an illustration... in general i like to set up my call-out blocks to...

    Started by hazardman‎, 25th Feb 2008 03:35 pm
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  4. Problem with Crossed Objects

    Hey all, I am having a problem with one of my sheet files, i am using ABS (MEC) 2006. I have done a 3d fire pump room design and i wanted the pipes to show crossings. i have selected the AEC...

    Started by dlittle‎, 13th Mar 2008 04:24 pm
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  5. Working with tables

    Good morning, When working with a table that has formulas in it, such as qty X weight by row and then the last column summed, is there a way to insert a new row above the totals row and...

    Started by Impala62‎, 27th Mar 2008 01:47 pm
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  6. Drawing Thatch in CAD

    I'm in the process of detailing in sections, plans and elevations a building that will be re-roofed in it's original form in Thatch. A 300 year old farm building. However whilst the original...

    Started by AkaBear‎, 3rd May 2008 04:41 pm
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  7. Find and Replace Text in ACAD LT 2009

    I am using ACAD LT 2009. I love most of the changes made from '08 to '09, but the FIND AND REPLACE tool has become unusable for me. In ACAD LT 2008 I could search for text, click on ZOOM TO, click...

    Started by zhor‎, 14th Apr 2008 05:37 pm
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  8. Embarrassed How to create legends with popout text?

    Hi, I am working with a map and want to have a popout bubble-like shapes that identify different shopping areas. Kind of like speech bubbles, but used as a legend. Is this possible or will I have to...

    Started by grnapple‎, 15th Apr 2008 06:18 pm
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  9. Embarrassed Annotation Oddity in ACAD 2008

    The annotation object has been a real sticky subject and the inconsistencies it can generate drive me nuts. Just when I think I've got a topic in the bag, I get some strange behavior. In this...

    Started by beauXjames‎, 16th Apr 2008 12:45 am
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  10. layer states

    Is there a way to "assign" a layer state to a viewport in such a way that if that particular layer state were ever modified, then the viewport would automatically update with the correct layers...

    Started by kc27315‎, 17th Apr 2008 06:31 pm
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  11. scaling mleader content

    Hi guys Im having some difficulty scaling the content of my mleaders. I cant just set the text size as I am using MBLOCK, of the circle variety. Right now my arrows are at the right size but the...

    Started by vorxaw‎, 6th Jun 2008 11:36 pm
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  12. MultiLeader text frame

    Does anyone know of a way/variable to adjust the text frame in a MultiLeader? Seems a liitle close.

    Started by lpseifert‎, 18th Jun 2008 04:49 pm
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  13. table text formatting toolbar: stop it from moving?..

    i'm trying to work on a door schedule with a table and find it anoying that the text formatting toolbar keeps moving around to keep up with the active cell...as such i have to keep moving it out of...

    Started by hazardman‎, 24th Jun 2008 02:04 pm
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  14. Layer desription disappears in tool palette

    First of all, hi to everyone, this is my first post here. Probably not the last though... This is my problem, When i insert a block or object from my tool palette with a specific layer as a...

    Started by Kalle‎, 9th Jul 2008 09:21 am
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  15. 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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  16. AutoCAD plotter wizard link dialogue box

    hi, everytime i open my autocad 2007, this message below appears. is there any way to permanently get rid off this message? thanks for any reply.

    Started by The Courage Dog‎, 5th Aug 2008 05:48 am
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  17. Numbered Lists Issue

    I need to work through some issues with the way Autocad handles numbered lists in 2008/2009. In MTEXT, you can create numbered lists from scratch according to some built-in defaults. The...

    Started by Joker5‎, 6th Aug 2008 05:32 pm
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Draw & Label Dist on Centerline Pts...

    moved to Lisp/VBA customization

    Started by JWeyer‎, 24th Dec 2008 07:21 pm
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  25. 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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