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  1. Autocad 2018 - Mouse Pan behaves differently when editing large MTEXT objects

    Background: Upgraded both my computer (Was old as hell, now a much better system that is way above minimum 2D CAD requirements) and my version of AutoCAD (was 2013, is now 2018) within the last...

    Started by MHL‎, 11th Dec 2017 09:39 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    11th Dec 2017 09:46 pm Go to last post
  2. Question Changing Text Font

    I've used the "A - text" button to type out some single line text. The text is on its own individual layer. How would I go about looking at other fonts which are available to see what the text...

    Started by L-P‎, Yesterday 01:47 am
    • Replies: 3
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    Today 01:21 am Go to last post
  3. "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
  4. Moved: Need some help with Trimming

    Started by didko‎, 22nd Aug 2008 07:34 pm
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  5. MTEXT Problem

    Good afternoon all, I am having, been having a problem with mtext when I use a slash and number sign. It shifts my horizontal text up. If I do a distance, the distance is correct but I'm assuming...

    Started by notredave‎, 11th Dec 2017 07:20 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Dec 2017 08:08 pm Go to last post
  6. Stretch not inline with UCS

    Help - Cannot stretch objects inline with new named ucs. All ucs x coordinates = 0 so ucs should be flat 2d. Any ideas? World UCS stretches straight.

    Started by deano33‎, 29th Nov 2017 01:27 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Nov 2017 09:43 am Go to last post
  7. Autocad layer automation through external applicaiton - need guidances

    Hi, I have a requirement in layer management. There are many layers in a drawing. I need to give some layers as input through some application like excel or anything else. As a result the...

    Started by arunkumarunicorn‎, 4th Dec 2017 08:12 am
    • Replies: 6
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    5th Dec 2017 02:50 pm Go to last post
  8. Show/Hide vertices

    hi ive come to a drawing that cannot display vertices, for example a polyline appear without any blue verices, is there a way to hide/show vertices? ...

    Started by samifox‎, 28th Nov 2017 09:52 am
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Nov 2017 12:02 pm Go to last post

    I am trying to adjust a block that I got from the AutoCAD Design Centre to my specific length but it would only grow / scale to its preset constraint measurements, EXAMPLE I want 2000 units but it...

    Started by Thando‎, 14th Nov 2017 06:37 am
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Nov 2017 01:14 pm Go to last post
  10. I'm trying to display as-built elevation vs design elevation, cut fill values +/-

    I've managed to export the points from 2 x dwg's to a spreadsheet and do the cut-fill calculations, but I can't find how to import the resulting cut/fill, it doesn't have a tool/facility to import...

    Started by Bruceybee‎, 2nd Dec 2017 07:09 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    5th Dec 2017 03:43 pm Go to last post
  11. I Want Opaque Text, Not Transparent.

    Hello. I'm applying Ariel text in model space to place over drawings such as floor plans and elevations. I apply "bring to front" on my text over my drawing lines, but I don't want the lines to be...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 1st Dec 2017 07:23 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    1st Dec 2017 11:50 pm Go to last post
  12. 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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  13. Convert many small segments of pline into one solid geometry

    Hi! I'm new to this forum, but I've got alot of help from you guys when searching for a solution to my problem earlier. This time I cant really find what I'm looking for. Hope someone could help...

    Started by Torcs‎, 23rd Nov 2017 12:04 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Nov 2017 07:06 am Go to last post
  14. Question Placing text in box and 'tl' command

    On the left box, shown in the screen shot, I'm trying to enter the words "Drawn by:" in the top left corner of this box in small text. I think there is use of a "tl" (top left) command though it...

    Started by L-P‎, 15th Nov 2017 08:14 pm
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    16th Nov 2017 04:10 pm Go to last post
  15. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    8th Sep 2017 01:50 am Go to last post
  16. autocad degree numbers help

    Hello.I hawe one problem.I use autocad occasionalli an im amateur in this program and now i hawe one problem.A made degree wheel and now i dont know how to insert degree number like on...

    Started by rado7rado‎, 8th Dec 2017 05:18 pm
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    10th Dec 2017 12:16 pm Go to last post
  17. How to link the title of several dwg files in another file?

    Hello¡¡ How to link the title of several dwg files in another file? I put a graphic example 1- Test.dwg 2- Select Files dwg (Link dwg)

    Started by titoprax‎, 6th Nov 2017 01:55 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    8th Nov 2017 02:34 pm Go to last post
  18. Smile Drawing Site Plan in Autocad 2D using Northing and Easting value

    I have details as below Line Northing Easting Distance 1 2 2554942.79 527285.17 37 metrer 2 3 2554966.41 527313.65 27.37 meter . ....

    Started by kallumon‎, 2nd Dec 2017 08:21 am
    • Replies: 7
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    4th Dec 2017 12:11 am Go to last post
  19. Selecting with Solid hatch

    Hi all, This one is a first for me. Using AutoCAD 2016. After selecting a solid hatch, I can't click and drag to select anything else within the hatch boundary. I can only select an object by...

    Started by JamyB‎, 23rd Nov 2017 04:21 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    27th Nov 2017 07:42 pm Go to last post
  20. Isometric drawing given two orthographic views

    How can we draw on paper, an ISOMETRIC projection if we are only given two views on paper

    Started by Thando‎, 3rd Nov 2017 10:02 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    6th Nov 2017 04:52 pm Go to last post
  21. Formulas that are not Seen

    friends greetings ... a help ... in the computer of my work the tables of autocad I can not see the formulas, but in my house if I see them ... where is the detail ... because I need to see them ......

    Started by rubio_jose‎, 31st Oct 2017 06:50 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    31st Oct 2017 07:29 pm Go to last post
  22. Edit value dinamic block for an attribute, It´s Possible?

    Hi, I'm new my name is David. I have a headache with this autocad problem. The problem is the following: By changing the angle (A) for example 80 ° in the circumference figure will indicate the...

    Started by prax3des‎, 14th Nov 2017 12:36 pm
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  23. AutoCad (Full) 2016 section through RCP

    Hi All, I have a point cloud taken with a Drone and ported to an RCP file via Recap. Whilst I can import and crop the point cloud in AutoCAD easily enough, I simply can't make a section plan...

    Started by MrButtonmush‎, 16th Nov 2017 03:37 pm
    autocad, pointcloud, rcp, section
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Nov 2017 12:30 pm Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    31st Jul 2017 02:07 pm Go to last post
  25. Line type display - incorrect

    According to this both files have same settings. But in test 2 drawing hidden lines does not displayed. What is the solution ?

    Started by wimal‎, 15th Nov 2017 07:25 am
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 323
    17th Nov 2017 04:35 am Go to last post

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