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  1. dimensioning question

    i install sprinkler heads and am trying to find a way to dimension them like the picture but with only a command instead of dimensioning between every single head/ circle manually.

    Started by ryan osmun‎, 8th Oct 2012 11:46 pm
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  2. Inaccurate Nearest Osnap

    Hi My "Nearest" osnap is not even close to snapping to my circle. All other snaps are working fine, nearest snap are working on lines and rectangles, not at all on circles. Whats going on? ...

    Started by aglaerum‎, 22nd Oct 2012 11:34 am
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  3. Poll Poll: Command Line vs Toolbars

    Just curious what the spread is, I use the command line almost exclusively w/ the exception of layers and properties toolbars. Every other person ive worked w/ as well as classes ive attened have...

    Started by Autocad Assassin‎, 21st Feb 2008 10:02 pm
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  4. Making leaf-like city layout plan

    Hi everyone ! I am designing a city with leaf-like layout. I've across a problem in the very beginning which is that i can't seem to understand the geometry involved in here. Let's i want to...

    Started by Mir Ali‎, 10th Sep 2013 04:42 pm
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  5. Creating undeletable object - possible?

    Hello everyone. Is it possible to create an undeletable object (line or text) in a dwg? I need something that would serve as "trademark" on DEFPOINTS, in our blocks sent to others. Thanks in...

    Started by the-trooper‎, 26th Aug 2009 12:59 pm
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  6. How to draw lines/polylines in a specific linetype scale everytime?

    I am aware of changing the linetype scale of entities through the properties box. But I cannot figure out how to set in a way that every line I draw will be in that specific linetype scale. How...

    Started by tive29‎, 20th Jan 2017 01:47 am
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    26th Jan 2017 04:14 am Go to last post
  7. Can we colour the designs done in isometric, in CAD?

    Can we colour the designs done in isometric,in CAD?:)

    Started by nidhi singhania‎, 29th Jun 2009 05:16 pm
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  8. Acurate selection using zoom

    This is a recurring annoyance - If I have a long column (100) of blocks on, say, 1" centers. I want to select block numbers 1 through 98 and copy them to another location. I enter CO, left click and...

    Started by Dall‎, 8th Jul 2013 09:28 pm
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  9. Unhappy Need Help with scales for working in Meters

    I'm new to Autocad (12) and have a question that is really puzzling me, I do the following: a.) open a fresh acadiso.dwt template file b.) define a standard paper setup for layout1, paper is set...

    Started by dan_m‎, 31st May 2014 12:02 am
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    7th Jun 2014 05:21 pm Go to last post
  10. help dwg file very slow

    i have a dwg file about 9mb when i save, refedit etc it is very slow !!! i do all!!! i can not understand who is to slow the drawing!!

    Started by jim78b‎, 3rd Oct 2016 09:09 am
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  11. Desperately need help drawing/measuring 2d sprocket!!!!

    Hi, I'm new to the Forums and this is my first thread. I have been assigned to draw an isometric and 2 dimensional view of a sprocket. It has to be to scale with the sprocket given to us. I can't...

    Started by KICK-ASS‎, 9th May 2013 03:31 am
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  12. Dimscalelinear is Squaring itself?

    I am not sure if this is the correct subforum to post this in, so move it if I am incorrect. So I have a drawing, and I was experiencing the following problem. My layout scale is set to 1:75. I...

    Started by ilarson007‎, 22nd Sep 2014 01:41 pm
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  13. Draw tangent circle ?

    Hi all any can know how draw third circle between two circle if one tangent point know (fixed) (point A) and other tangent in other circle solve this please:

    Started by issammm‎, 18th Mar 2014 08:16 pm
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  14. Is it possible to scale up Annotaive Dimensions

    When setting up new drawing and using the predefined "Standard" dimension style, the dimensions usually show up in model space very tiny. In Dimstyle, under the Fit tab, if I modify "Use of overall...

    Started by kashbg‎, 2nd Oct 2016 12:31 am
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  15. HELP: Have hatch pattern but cannot align hatch pattern exactly.

    How to hatch so that the hex patten is at the same location as the attached drawings? Match properties also does not help

    Started by vernonlee‎, 23rd Mar 2015 07:01 am
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  16. during dragging no preview

    help me please, i have autocad mech 2013 in some dwgs conversions from other programs like me10 or solidworks, if i move, copy a blocks i don't see any preview the block with polylines disappear...

    Started by jim78b‎, 21st Mar 2017 01:39 pm
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  17. How do you ensure an attached PDF is at the right scale?

    I'm using AutoCAD 2010 and have tried to insert a PDF which I intend to trace and add my element of the design to. Where things stop making sense are when I set the drawing units. I work in decimal...

    Started by JonoR‎, 16th Sep 2010 10:44 am
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  18. How to draw a 2D Spring ?

    Hi guys, firstly my apologies :o if i posted in the wrong section of the forum. Can i ask how to draw a spring that is wound from 8mm diameter wire with an inside diameter of 22mm, the standard...

    Started by autocat‎, 5th Jan 2012 06:17 pm
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  19. Proper Way To String Dimensions....

    Hi everyone, I'm currently having a debate within my drafting dept. as to which string of dims is more correct.....any input would be great.. The 1st pic with the dim that is pulled off the...

    Started by FLTLC‎, 24th Oct 2013 03:05 pm
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  20. Large Autocad file Crashed/ "AutoCad Application is not responding" message

    Version: Autocad 2010 Full Has anyone know how to deal with this issue when working with large autocad file shown on pic below?, I am working one large DWG file about 25.7MB, it's got alot of...

    Started by Sengna‎, 27th Aug 2013 02:13 am
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    5th Sep 2013 10:45 am Go to last post
  21. Need some help with scaling and filling paper space

    Hi all, I'm new to this as I am undertaking a self build extension and wanted to do my own drawings. I'm pretty much done with the drawing but when I set up the layout to A3 my drawing appears...

    Started by Caesium‎, 26th Jan 2016 06:56 pm
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  22. help draft plans for a house

    hello all.....a bit of a stupid question, but im new to this. ive got coursework were i have to design a house in 3d form. now im starting to design the layout of the house, inorder to created the 3d...

    Started by rollie‎, 5th Jan 2009 04:24 pm
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  23. Bezier curves vs. segmented curves

    I am looking for an explanation between smooth "bezier" curves and the curved shapes comprised of short straight lines. Thanks.

    Started by spiderartist‎, 5th Mar 2016 12:21 am
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  24. Drawing a U-Bolt in isometric Drawing?

    Hi, I am trying to draw a "u bolt" in an isometric drawing. I found one solution, that served the purpose of giving the customer the general idea of the stands we are trying to sell them, but I'd...

    Started by mrkmpn‎, 19th Nov 2013 04:23 pm
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  25. I need help with my 'simple' roof

    Hello, I'm in a grade 12 Drafting class, and I need help with drawing my roof. It's at <45. My instructor won't help me and I'm not sure how to do it

    Started by raynelockyer‎, 25th Nov 2013 06:38 pm
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    6th Jan 2014 03:38 am Go to last post

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