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Troublesome text, units & scales, object snaps, dimensions, annotation, linetypes, toolbars, geometry, measurement...? Help is at hand.

  1. Dimension Scaling

    Hi All, I have an issue about dimension scaling and any tips on how to make them even in paper space so it looks clean and symmetrical for architects to read. There are some drawings i use in...

    Started by Nypron‎, Yesterday 04:54 pm
    autocad, dimension
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    Yesterday 05:34 pm Go to last post
  2. View cube aligned to UCS, not WCS

    Is there a way to make the 3d cube be aligned with the active UCS and not locked to the WCS? This can be annoying when working with a UCS that x,y are not parallel to WCS X & Y.

    Started by MJLM‎, Yesterday 02:14 pm
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    Yesterday 08:59 pm Go to last post
  3. Annotation

    I don't know how to annotate text, dimension and leaders. Say I draft in 1-1 in model space. Then I go to layout and need the viewport in scale 1:20, What do I need to do so that even if the...

    Started by imiiiat‎, 16th Mar 2018 12:28 am
    annotation, annotative objects
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Mar 2018 12:10 pm Go to last post
  4. Double Click Text Editor

    My edit text by double clicking has decided to stop working this morning. The double click editing box in User Preferences is checked. I have not installed or uninstalled anything since yesterday....

    Started by fle‎, 13th Mar 2018 02:21 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Mar 2018 02:44 pm Go to last post
  5. Moved: Need some help with Trimming

    Started by didko‎, 22nd Aug 2008 07:34 pm
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  6. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Mar 2018 06:01 pm Go to last post
  7. Proxy Information Error on drawing start up

    Hi all Every time I open my drawing template .dwg file, I get an error window opening up titled "Proxy Information". The text then reads: "The drawing you have opened or referenced contains...

    Started by PeteUK‎, 8th Mar 2018 01:06 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Mar 2018 01:31 pm Go to last post
  8. 3 views Orthographic projection, Distance A and B?

    Hello, Just very basic questions, thank you for all your feedback and input in advance. i came across toturial about 3 views othograpic projection, my questions are: 1. Is the space or distance A...

    Started by Sengna‎, 16th Mar 2018 04:55 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 166
    16th Mar 2018 10:07 pm Go to last post
  9. delete block from list blocks?

    hi for some reason when i try to edit the block from within a dwg, i do the edit, i save it but then i see nothing of my editing. i want t clear the list of blocks that might cause the issue, i...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 16th Feb 2018 12:51 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Feb 2018 06:15 pm Go to last post
  10. Layer transparency doesn't work on my CAD

    hello I have Autocad 2015 and plan and simple, the layer transparency doesn't work. I set the transparency of a layer to be 80, and the hatch on it doesn't change at all. I opened the same DWG...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 2nd Mar 2018 01:04 pm
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    2nd Mar 2018 01:56 pm Go to last post
  11. one single point which is closest to its vertices of irregular polygon

    I draw an irregular polygon. How can I find one single point which is closest to its vertices?

    Started by rock1‎, 16th Feb 2018 10:47 am
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Feb 2018 06:07 pm Go to last post
  12. Surface and Name polyline of text

    Where i'm from, When creating topographic maps we are required to include a text inside the drawing that describes the property we are drafting. So for example if there is a square, it is desbribed...

    Started by therock005‎, 15th Mar 2018 08:36 am
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Mar 2018 02:05 am Go to last post
  13. extracting Easting Northing from a polyline

    Hello I have a polyline and I'd like to extract the easting northing coordinates at 1 meter interval, is it possible to do that? ps no LIST command I need to extract a point every meter ...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 17th Feb 2018 08:59 pm
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    18th Feb 2018 03:38 am Go to last post
  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. Move quotes position without modify quote points

    Hi there! I've a question.. Is it possible to move a dimension that share is position with the points it is quoting (you will understand better with the gif) without moving these points? Look...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 15th Feb 2018 04:09 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    16th Feb 2018 06:17 pm Go to last post
  16. Showing polyline direction

    I need to be able to see the direction of a polyline. I've tried the dirarrow.lsp that comes with Map 3d - works but is only temporary. I've seen other lisp that will insert blocks along the pline,...

    Started by PukaWai‎, 15th Feb 2018 08:39 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Feb 2018 09:30 pm 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. Smile Mulytext selection

    Hi There, i have several text and few polylines in a drawing. I need to select all texts which is interact with or on the polyline. Unfortunately all those texts are created in same layer and...

    Started by BIJI SAMUEL‎, 15th Jan 2018 05:52 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Jan 2018 03:17 pm Go to last post
  19. Find/Replace the level on Room/Door numbers

    I have a project where the architect used a typical plan for floors 4-7. The equipment I provide will be different on each of these floors, so I'll need to cread correct room and door numbers for...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 9th Jan 2018 07:05 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Jan 2018 03:24 am Go to last post
  20. Dimension points go far away from text

    Hi there! I'm not sure how to explain that but I copied a lot of quotes from another file and I get their defpoints so far away from the quotes! Now I've learned a command "_DIMDISASSOCIATE"...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 21st Dec 2017 07:04 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    21st Dec 2017 07:04 pm Go to last post
  21. Lisp Create lines and arc

    Is a Lisp possible to create lines and arcs? Original Line:3 Polyline:1 Circle:1 Modified Line:31 Arc:6

    Started by prax3des‎, 22nd Jan 2018 05:01 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    23rd Jan 2018 01:22 pm Go to last post
  22. 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: 2
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    21st Dec 2017 03:58 pm Go to last post
  23. Autocad 2015 and tabs

    Hello, I'm having an hard time with my open DWGs in CAD 2015 and the way that the tabs are organized: sometimes I simply can't find my open DWG! Say that i have several DWGs open, i just can't...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 7th Mar 2018 12:38 pm
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    8th Mar 2018 01:23 pm Go to last post
  24. Unhappy Need help, how do I draw this gasket

    Can someone please help me create this gasket I've been on this example for over an hour now and i'm having no luck. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    Started by shadbunz‎, 12th Mar 2018 12:58 am
    • Replies: 9
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    14th Mar 2018 03:38 pm Go to last post
  25. What Font Is This?

    Can someone please tell me what font is used in dimension text as shown in below image?

    Started by basty‎, 3rd Feb 2018 05:11 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 337
    3rd Feb 2018 06:39 pm Go to last post

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