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  1. Moved: Draftsight - ghost line

    Started by jim007‎, 5th Jul 2018 10:52 am
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  2. Moved: Printing A3 Sheets on A4 Paper

    Started by sailorhunter‎, 16th Jul 2018 04:30 pm
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  3. Export points of a polyline or spline with cosine (curvature dependent) spacing

    I am trying to get the point data of airfoil sections along a 3d wing / turbine blade geometry. I am able to get the sections in spline format using INTERFERE command. I know that there are several...

    Started by redbullah‎, 7th Jul 2018 12:34 pm
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  4. Simplifying lwpolyline to arcs

    Hello everyone, band new to the forum and a novice with Autocad. I am working in Autocad 2016, trying to prepare artwork to be laser cut in steel. My linework is fairly intricate, lots of small...

    Started by Colinmcintyre‎, 13th Jul 2018 07:15 pm
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    13th Jul 2018 08:03 pm Go to last post
  5. Dwg REVERTS to original UNITS after -DWGU

    Whenever I change DWGUNITS to 4, close the dwg and reopen, it is back to 3... WTF?! HELP!!! I'll go mad! It does have some aec rubbish I can not get rid off either. I do believe it was created or...

    Started by ibach‎, 10th Jul 2018 03:18 pm
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    18th Jul 2018 03:33 pm 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
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    16th Jul 2018 02:40 pm Go to last post
  7. Can't add palettes

    Hi all. I have a collection tool palettes that I have saved under C:\CAD\Palettes. I've changed my "Tool Palettes File Location" to that directory, and also added it to "Support File Search Path" and...

    Started by mkisno4‎, 10th Jul 2018 08:30 pm
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    18th Jul 2018 03:33 pm Go to last post
  8. Attribute Extraction

    Does anyone have a lisp or macro that can extract attribute values? Autocad's extractor does not work. My block has four attributes and it only catches two of them.

    Started by bustr‎, 2nd Jul 2018 09:12 pm
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    3rd Jul 2018 03:54 am Go to last post
  9. Moved: Need some help with Trimming

    Started by didko‎, 22nd Aug 2008 07:34 pm
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  10. Paste Special Dialog Box

    Hi Every one,:D:D I was trying to bring an image in to drawing using PASTESPEC command source as paintbrush. i have check with my colleagues system, Paste Special Dialog Box shows 5 options...

    Started by BIJI SAMUEL‎, 3rd Jul 2018 10:00 am
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  11. Measure angles accurately

    I think it must be something in settings, but I need to measure angles accurately and currently can only measure in whole degrees, I need to 2 decimal places.

    Started by peterg‎, 3rd Jul 2018 08:23 am
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    3rd Jul 2018 10:22 pm Go to last post
  12. Love Units in AutoCAD

    Hi every one . I made a drawing . When I finished it I discovered that I didn't use the right units. I was inches in the file , but I should have used meters . what is the best way to correct...

    Started by Gali‎, 28th Jun 2018 08:15 am
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  13. Changing dimension size

    Hello, can anyone please advise how to change the size of the dimension font, for the dwg file attached?

    Started by PJ01‎, 6th Jul 2018 05:54 am
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  14. Moved: Extra Grips on Ellipse

    in Auto cad 2007 or 2009 when trim an ellipse along horizontally or vertically and slant line Auto cad give us additional grips , but in Auto cad 2013 , 2014 ..... 2016 don't show this effect....

    Started by reza‎, 25th Jul 2016 01:17 pm
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  15. Non Annotative

    Hello, Have been using annotative templates for awhile and on a project that I have to do it the old fashion way. There a reason that you have to scale for the text for multiline text and...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 5th Jun 2018 10:11 pm
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  16. Lineweight not plotting to thickness

    Hi all, I'm at my wits' end on this. I have a few drawings that WON'T plot a LINE according to the LINEWIDTH that I've specified in the LAYER PROPERTIES MANAGER. Usually it's just changing the...

    Started by GISdude‎, 23rd May 2018 04:05 pm
    line weights, plot
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  17. weird tracking dotted line when using line command

    when my buddy is making a line some weird system variable is making like a dashed line show up at the same time??? anybody know how to shut this off?

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 28th Jun 2018 10:56 pm
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  18. How to increase decimal places for units displayed in Properties Dialog Box?

    I inherited a CAD file that has a perplexing problem. The units in the Properties Dialog Box only display to the one/tenths position. For instance, sometimes I like to tighten up the line spacing...

    Started by PaulT‎, 18th May 2018 06:59 pm
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    18th May 2018 07:46 pm Go to last post
  19. Design Centre can't see the blocks / drawings

    Hi All Has anyone come across this? I creating a new drawing blocks library. When I open DC, go down the tree to the folder location, it says I have 0 items in there. Further into the folder,...

    Started by lllll‎, 5th Jun 2018 11:17 am
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  20. Bill of Material

    Hello! I'm drawing in model space and the BOM and other tables must be in paper space, sketch being shown with viewports. Is there any way to connect the Part List to balloons giving the fact that...

    Started by stoicescuadr‎, 21st Jun 2018 04:51 pm
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  21. Disappearing annotation scales??

    I have a file I used as a seed file at my previous office. We ran AutoCAD 2015, and the files contained our standard text, multileader, and dimension styles, all of which are annotative. I've moved...

    Started by Tucknroll‎, 21st May 2018 02:05 pm
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  22. Dimension of hatch "net"

    Hello, very often it would help me to draw hatchs with "net" style...it could be a false ceiling or an elevated floor, but I can't set the measurement of the square of the net...for example I need to...

    Started by itacad‎, 9th Jul 2018 09:27 pm
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    11th Jul 2018 04:07 am Go to last post
  23. Angry Toolbars Not Maintaining Specific Properties

    When I place a polyline with a global width of 4" on my site plan toolpallete, I set up the button by dragging the line over to it. Then, when I try to use the button it has a width of 0", which...

    Started by ryankevin15‎, 18th May 2018 04:18 pm
    autocad, maintaining, properties, set, toolbar
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  24. Ordinate LT

    Ladies / Gents, Is there a way to change the LineType of an ordinate dim? were trying to use it for Substation layouts, and because the switches and breakers ect..... all move, we were going to...

    Started by joewaianae‎, 1st Mar 2018 05:33 pm
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  25. Excel Datalink tables are very slow

    Good morning I am creating a drawing with datalinked tables from an excel file. There are 7 tables, about 5 columns x 10 rows (so not too huge) created via Table -> Datalink from 3 tabs in an...

    Started by Steven P‎, 30th May 2018 09:53 am
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