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  1. %%O%%C%%O Character

    Hello all. Kindly find attached drawing which shows simple reinforcement schedule. I have a problem with Texts which are shown in yellow color.When I click on one of them - for example 1∅16...

    Started by kuttik‎, 19th Mar 2014 04:46 pm
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  2. %%u error

    when i write text like %%uMR MAN%%u the line under text appear not straight WHY?

    Started by MR MAN‎, 23rd Mar 2009 09:03 am
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  3. Question "Best Fit" line using C3D Points

    The "Best Fit" line routine currently in Civil3d calculates a line based on a group of points. What I'm wondering about is having 500 points, along the center line of a road and I would like to use...

    Started by Squirltech‎, 27th Jan 2016 09:43 pm
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    28th Jan 2016 05:27 am Go to last post
  4. "broken" Shift

    HOWDY ALL, HAS ANYONE EVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH THEIR SHIFT NOT WORKING IN THE OBJECT SELECTION PROCESS? What I mean by that is that .... if PICKADD is 0, pressing the shift key does not add...

    Started by icreator3d‎, 6th May 2008 03:02 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    6th May 2008 07:19 pm Go to last post
  5. "Closed" wipeout, i.e. wipeout alternative – is there any?

    Hello everyone I’m not sure how to explain this, so i'll use screenshots. If this is what i start with, doors as you can see: http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/2537/cad01.jpg Continue with...

    Started by the-trooper‎, 2nd Feb 2010 10:59 am
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    3rd Feb 2010 10:33 am Go to last post
  6. "Continue" an arc from a line or arc that is NOT the last entity

    I can't find a way to draw an arc off the end of a line or arc that is :!: NOT :!: the last entity and have it act as though it was continuing in the normal way, like it does when continuing off the...

    Started by rhgrafix‎, 15th Jul 2018 08:05 pm
    arc, continue, tangent
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Jul 2018 02:40 pm Go to last post
  7. "Copy With Base Point" Location

    We have upgraded to AutoCAD Mechanical 2012, and I am having a little trouble finding where AutoDesk has relocated a few of the 2009 commands. Where is the new location for Copy With Base Point?...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 21st Jun 2011 04:56 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Jun 2011 07:40 pm Go to last post
  8. "Disabling F1 Key" - Not Working

    Hi to all. I have added to the acad.mns file the code: '_redraw Over half the computers in our domain seems to except this code. The F1 key is disabled afterwords. Four PCs do not except...

    Started by jacksonbilly‎, 5th Aug 2005 02:55 pm
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    31st Mar 2008 03:24 pm Go to last post
  9. Question "enter" key bind

    how do i find the "enter" key bind.. im meaning enter key not the enter command i want to beable to add a keybind to my mouse to do the same as the enter key that being either repeat last command...

    Started by mathew21‎, 3rd Mar 2011 11:46 pm
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    7th Feb 2012 02:15 pm Go to last post
  10. "Exploding" model

    Hello, I am wondering if Acad (2008 ) has some command that could "explode" my 3D element assembly in different directions? So, I have something drawn in 3D and i would like it to "dissasemble" in...

    Started by sharky‎, 31st Jan 2008 02:10 pm
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    1st Feb 2008 02:55 pm Go to last post
  11. "incorrect or corrupted information"

    I was sent a .dwg file that when I try to open it, I get a message that says " unable to open this drawing. it contains incorrect or corrupted information" What does this mean? I am using cad...

    Started by Rudbeckia‎, 15th Feb 2008 02:18 am
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    15th Feb 2008 05:49 am Go to last post
  12. "INVALID KEYWORD OPTION" when editing tables

    Hi all, This is very strange and I couldn't find out why my AutoCAD is behaving like this today. Basically when I try to edit table objects using ribbon buttons, the EditTableCell command won't...

    Started by bababarghi‎, 15th Jun 2016 01:09 am
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    15th Jun 2016 01:09 am Go to last post
  13. "layer" pull down menu not alfabetical

    I have a problem with the pull down menu of the layer selection. I had this once before in another project a long time ago and I have it again in the currect project. I think it started when I...

    Started by andyr74‎, 5th May 2014 09:24 am
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    5th May 2014 11:31 am Go to last post
  14. "matchprop" command with haches problem

    Hello everyone, I'm trying to "matchprop" some hatches but something gets wrong.. The final result isn't as it should be... I've recorded a gif to explain this strange behavior....

    Started by MastroLube‎, 13th Feb 2017 06:53 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    14th Feb 2017 04:09 pm Go to last post
  15. "move text, add leader" shows up, unwanted

    Sometimes, all of my dimensions change properties, displaying as if the dimension style is set for "move text, add leader", even though it is not. When I check the dimension style, it has not...

    Started by chrisbrown2055‎, 15th Sep 2016 10:24 pm
    add leader, move text
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    16th Sep 2016 08:23 pm Go to last post
  16. "Repeat 2nd to Last" in Shortcut Menu.

    Hi, I'm using AutoCAD LT. Does anyone know if there is a command I can add in ACLT.MNS under CMDEFAULT so the Shortcut menu will have a "Repeat second to last Command"? I often find myself wanting...

    Started by Strain6‎, 2nd May 2008 08:00 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd May 2008 01:08 am Go to last post
  17. "Save as" or Opening file setting

    hello all, I kinda need help to bring back an old and standard setting when "saving as" or opening new files since the window that should appear when you select "save as" on the menu button does not...

    Started by ThrashMetal‎, 30th Nov 2017 11:04 am
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Nov 2017 11:30 am Go to last post
  18. "Save as" window gone

    Hello: My computer was recently upgraded to ACAD 2010, but the "Save As" windows does not appear. Instead, I get all the pertaining options in the Command Line. This is extremely irritating,...

    Started by enemigoman‎, 16th Feb 2010 08:51 pm
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    16th Feb 2010 08:56 pm Go to last post
  19. "straight" lines showing as crooked...why?

    Both of these lines are shown as being 180 degrees (i.e. horizontal) but clearly they aren't. How do I fix this? I tried fixing the UCS to be 'world'

    Started by kizaerf‎, 19th Oct 2015 09:07 pm
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    20th Oct 2015 08:41 am Go to last post
  20. "The constraint cannot be applied. The two objects must reside in the same plane"

    Hi there, When adding constrains in dynamic block I do get error: "The constraint cannot be applied. The two objects must reside in the same plane". How could I get both of the objects on the same...

    Started by rekoj‎, 14th Feb 2012 03:05 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Feb 2012 10:29 pm Go to last post
  21. "units" (part drawings come in as millimeter, shop wants them at Inches

    Isn't there a quick way to set a block that has been created at 1=1 with metric units to insert into a "architectural" or "Engineering" united drawing. (without up-scaling it by 25.4)

    Started by yrnomad‎, 11th Mar 2013 05:30 pm
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    13th Mar 2013 09:38 pm Go to last post
  22. 'Can't seem to get dim text size to change...

    Greetings. First post this forum and it could save my job if I can get help tonight... no joke. After a long drought of no work I've taken a very short contract with a lumber yard servicing high...

    Started by dpaulku‎, 11th Jun 2009 01:48 am
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Jun 2009 01:19 am Go to last post
  23. 'nother Boundary situation

    Has been coming up the past couple of weeks here now, but thought I had it solved or dismissed. But am getting error messages again that say,,,, cannot complete (selected command) as is outside of...

    Started by Coosbaylumber‎, 2nd Sep 2009 04:04 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    3rd Sep 2009 02:54 pm Go to last post
  24. 'spacetrans while in displacement command

    I am trying to move objects along a 45° angle at a distance relative to paperspace. If the distance was always the same I could do: Move;Displacement;1,1;; However, I am having trouble with...

    Started by YZ‎, 15th Oct 2012 07:18 am
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  25. (not) Editing attributes in a dynamic block

    Whelp....I got me another dynamic block pickle. I put a lookup table in my detail block with an attribute directly underneath the leader. When you change the lookup state it sets size for a parameter...

    Started by MaxwellEdison‎, 19th Dec 2008 12:09 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,587
    19th Dec 2008 07:27 am Go to last post

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