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  1. Moved: Need some help with Trimming

    Started by didko‎, 22nd Aug 2008 07:34 pm
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  2. Hatching Using a DWF Reference

    Does anyone know of a way to use a DWF to be a boundary for a hatch without having to trace around the points with a polyline? A little bit more info about it, we have received a plant layout...

    Started by Lawrst‎, 8th Sep 2017 01:50 am
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  3. Offset polyline trimming

    I am hoping this will be a simple fix, but searching for the answer has turned up nothing. If I offset a self-intersecting polyline, it trims the offset anywhere that it crosses the original...

    Started by benhubel‎, 4th Oct 2017 04:20 pm
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  4. 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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  5. Question Shiny AutoCAD

    Hey guys, Im having trouble with AutoCAD at the moment. Im using Raster Images in my CAD file that i have in model space, and i was always able to view them with 'High quality geometry' on in the...

    Started by jUNI0R‎, 15th Sep 2017 07:39 am
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    15th Sep 2017 10:43 am Go to last post
  6. How to change size of all text within a block?

    Hi all, I am trying to change the size of the text of the 'dimensions' in this drawing. However they are in a block and when you edit the block they are no longer dimensions as it seems they have...

    Started by scoey1001‎, 13th Oct 2017 03:40 pm
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    13th Oct 2017 04:11 pm Go to last post
  7. AutoCAD Connected blocks

    Dear fellow autocad users. I am working on a large project involving many different and very specific doors. The doors we are using in plan view are simple dynamic door blocks with a fiew different...

    Started by daniel berg‎, 6th Oct 2017 03:52 pm
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    7th Oct 2017 03:22 am Go to last post
  8. Remove all 3D Solids within Drawing

    Hi Does anybody know of an easy way to delete all 3D Solid objects within a drawing even if they are nested within blocks? I’ve tried Quick Select which is fine when they aren’t nested however,...

    Started by Bobzy20‎, 31st Jul 2017 02:07 pm
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  9. how repeat Arc (Center , start , end ) Command without select From Draw tab?

    hello my frieand , how can i repeat Arc (Center , start , end ) Command without select From Draw tab? i have problem with this Command when i want to use Continuous, everytime i Should select again...

    Started by Saeed_AGHJANI‎, 15th Sep 2017 01:28 pm
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  10. Crosshatch in dinamic block

    Hi, I have a problem with the creation of a crosshatch in a dinamic block. In particular, I have to make a crosshatch between two circles that change radius with a non linear function, but I'm not...

    Started by studiostt‎, 13th Jun 2017 02:25 pm
    block dynamic property, crosshatch
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  11. Unhappy How to insert multiple fields in single drawing

    I have case to show 2 drawings in a single drawing where graphical data is same only changes in revision box, title box, and drawing number. Here condition is both drawings can’t be shown as separate...

    Started by naren‎, 5th Apr 2017 07:53 am
    multiple fields
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  12. Dimensions taken from full scale drawing and transferred to a representative sketch

    I work for a prestressed concrete beam company and recently my team has been faced with the problem of drawing beams at full scale and incorrectly transferring the dimensions to a sketch that we use...

    Started by Mijjlee‎, 26th Sep 2017 04:17 am
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  13. Block transparency

    In block properties, you'll find the transparency option, but it does not seem to have an effect on the block at all, no matter what you set.

    Started by guran‎, 21st Sep 2017 11:13 am
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  14. Hatches, importing and exporting from drawings

    Hi there, I am working on ACAD 2004. I had an array of hatches beyond the pre-defined provided with the program. For years I have used a few, but great, hatches. My computer finally died. I...

    Started by tworgs‎, 11th Sep 2017 11:36 pm
    file type, hatch, hatch location, import
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    13th Sep 2017 04:14 am Go to last post
  15. Side Drilled Hole in Pipe Ellipse

    So I have a Top View and Side View of a pipe. The pipe is cut in half. The pipe has a small diameter drill hole that looks like straight lines on the Side View. On the top view I know this drilled...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 11th Sep 2017 09:17 pm
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  16. Lineweight

    Hey, Just noticed no line weight icon on status bar in acad 2018. I know how to turn in on through options but I miss the toggle option in previous versions of acad. This done purposely?

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 14th Sep 2017 03:55 am
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  17. Setting Fraction Format in Alternate Units

    Using AC 2018 again today and ran into this issue. I'm drawing in model space one-to-one and using inches for units. But I have to submit to a client who uses cm for units so I'm turning on alternate...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 28th Sep 2017 01:01 pm
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  18. Text Size - Annotative

    Hi All, I inherited some floor plans with names next to the desks. The names are varying in text size and rather than reduce the text individually I was wondering if there is a way I can make...

    Started by Franny‎, 4th Apr 2017 02:11 pm
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  19. Annotative Dimension Issue with Fractions

    I am having a problem with Annotative Dimensions and fractional inches. What appears to be happening is this: when a "space" appears between numbers, letters or symbols in a dimension, the...

    Started by carvemytomb‎, 14th Sep 2017 08:37 pm
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  20. adding multiple text labels to shapefile data

    I have connected shapefiles through a data connection in civil 3d 2012. I would like to create the style label so that 3 or more properties will be labeled within each parcel. line 1. owner...

    Started by dirtlegg‎, 15th Feb 2017 09:49 pm
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  21. Offset for a callout, Is there a shortcut for this result?

    Hello everybody I do drawings that have to have call outs. However, sometimes the call out line crosses with lines of the drawing so every call out line has to have an offset of .025, this way,...

    Started by yanira‎, 20th Jul 2017 07:39 pm
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  22. viewports badly clipping when using arcs in clipped VP

    Hi All i use viewports with curved corners - and sometimes get this problem: left is correct - right should be all green but the viewport seems to be messed up. it isn't, it is neatly...

    Started by designerstuart‎, 23rd Mar 2017 12:56 am
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  23. Dim Style Manager

    Hello All I have a drawing which has two Dim Styles: Annotative & AM_ANSI. I have changed the default dimensions to Annotative and formatted the text the way I want it. How can I get all...

    Started by Casio47‎, 3rd Aug 2017 07:26 pm
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  24. MultiLeader with block does not move to insertion point

    Hi I have a multileader with a block The problem is when i go to move the block part of the multileader it jumps all over the place sometimes, usually if it is directly above or below the leader. ...

    Started by SunnyTurtle‎, 30th Jun 2017 09:47 am
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  25. Re-associating dimensions

    I accidentally made my main floor plan a block while working on other things in the model (did not toggle the "retain" and instead turned whole main floor into a block). Now the dimensions in paper...

    Started by Stephen G‎, 2nd Jul 2017 03:41 pm
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    2nd Jul 2017 07:30 pm Go to last post

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