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  1. How do i draw line at specific angle?

    How do i draw line at specific angle. if i have the length on the x axis and angle, when i do @.25<45 the line becomes .25 in length i need the x dim to be .25 @ 45 degrees. as shown in the...

    Started by nbaryosef‎, 12th Oct 2008 04:26 am
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  2. How to switch from 3D to 2D

    My model space has been switched to a 3D space and I'm having a hard time figureing out how to change it. I would like it to be a 2D space. I am using Auto CAD 2007. Thanks for the help.

    Started by jesutton3‎, 3rd Jun 2008 11:26 pm
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  3. Change Polyline Default Global Thickness

    I have a drawing that, at some point, was changed to have a default polyline global thickness of 15 regardless of any plot styles. I can change each pline manually to be 0, but new ones are always...

    Started by lmn‎, 27th Aug 2010 04:26 pm
    global thickness, polyline
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  4. I see the lines but can't select them!!!!!

    I have a strange thing that recently started on a file that I've been working for a while. All of a sudden I can't select line/poly lines to modify, howe3ver I can with others on the same layer. I've...

    Started by araslan‎, 9th Apr 2008 07:56 pm
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    11th Jul 2018 07:21 pm Go to last post
  5. cant change dimension text size

    I recently set up a new template. I cant change the dimension text size. When i go to dimstyle. the text size is 1/4" and grayed out. While my text size in textstyle is 2". I know this has got to...

    Started by b.muqlueen‎, 22nd Feb 2008 02:56 pm
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    22nd Feb 2008 03:46 pm Go to last post
  6. Convert Single line text to multi-line?

    We have an employee in our office that is kind of old school in some ways. That person has a habit of exploding everything possible in a drawing. But the most annoying is the text. Most of us...

    Started by LKJR‎, 20th Mar 2008 09:27 pm
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    16th Jan 2013 07:31 pm Go to last post
  7. Lines are non coplanar

    hello, I've been having a drawing problem at work lately on Autocad 2007. Some lines I draw cannot be filled so I have to trim them instead. The reason why is that these lines are not coplanar....

    Started by avopia‎, 10th Feb 2008 06:43 pm
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    25th Apr 2011 11:15 pm Go to last post
  8. how to convert 2d polyline to polyline

    Hi, i have 2D polylines and want to convert to polylines, but to no avail. Anyone? tried to 'spline2pline' this line, but ACAD refuse to select it. Tq

    Started by azman‎, 25th Jun 2008 10:00 am
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  9. AutoCAD "Classic" View

    This may of been asked on here before but I can't seem to find the answer. A couple of weeks ago we had a trainer in at work to show us the differances between AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD 2012 (...

    Started by Lee Howe‎, 25th Mar 2012 06:35 pm
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    12th Jul 2012 01:36 pm Go to last post
  10. Smile How to remove hatch function

    Hello everyone, I'm new member and beginer in CAD also. I have a file that the object already "hatch" and now I want to remove that hatch to edit the object. Is it possible to do that? Thank...

    Started by bnmphuong‎, 14th Feb 2008 03:35 pm
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    30th Jul 2014 09:20 am Go to last post
  11. Safe Linetypes Download?

    Hello Fellow Forum-persons! Does any one out there in Forumland know of a safe site to download AutoCAD linetypes from? - Thanks, Dave

    Started by David Devitt‎, 1st Jun 2012 11:39 pm
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    2nd Jun 2012 06:51 pm Go to last post
  12. Missing menu bar

    Ive lost some stuff from autocad 2008,and NEED to get them back,firstly ive also the menu toolbar along the top its reset its self back to an old autocad my workmate says. its no longer got...

    Started by bolton78‎, 26th Feb 2008 10:06 am
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    8th Nov 2010 03:10 am Go to last post
  13. Line type not displaying in model or paperspace correctly

    I've tried MSLTSCALE, LTSCALE and PSLTSCALE set to various numbers, but none of them work. any other suggestions?

    Started by zodiacs‎, 18th Mar 2011 05:48 pm
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  14. 1st angle/3rd angle projection

    Have any cad operators/designers ever went on the shop floor and seen how people work from your drawings? First of all I work for a fabrication company doing engineering drawings. I was well...

    Started by Lazer‎, 6th Jan 2006 07:01 pm
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    30th Jun 2011 02:09 pm Go to last post
  15. Start AutoCAD with no new drawing...

    How can I start up AutoCAD and not have a blank drawing show up? I work the majority of the time with existing drawings and I am tired of closing Drawing1.dwg every time. I looked for a command...

    Started by Luvrbcs‎, 13th Feb 2008 05:00 pm
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    19th Apr 2013 03:37 pm Go to last post
  16. Background Mask for Objects

    Is there a background mask option for objects such as a block or polygon? I would like to insert windows and doors into blueprints without having to trim the wall lines after. Thanks for any...

    Started by nicnicman‎, 6th Oct 2009 10:23 pm
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    15th Dec 2015 12:44 am Go to last post
  17. How can I globally change attribute color

    Howdy folks I've got a project with an architect who doesn't use color by layer on entities and attributes. I've got a routine to change all entities and entities within blocks to color bylayer, but...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 27th Nov 2007 08:06 pm
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  18. In layouts, my dashed lines are solid lines

    Hello everyone I noticed by searching the forum there are alot of questions about linetypes not showing up correctly, but I could not find someone with my exact problem. While in model space, my...

    Started by srr‎, 2nd Jun 2009 04:52 am
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    2nd Jun 2009 05:57 pm Go to last post
  19. Classic view in 2012

    Does anyone know if you can get classic view in 2012. I thought on previous versions it was under workspace switching. I hate the ribbon with a passion. For me, it's so unintuitive.

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 30th Apr 2011 03:02 pm
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    5th Mar 2012 05:49 pm Go to last post
  20. Delete unused blocks

    Hi, I have an CAD file with a lot blocks which I don't use. I would like to delete them. So I do "Purge" which took care of some but not all. There are still a lot of "cannot purge" blocks. So I do...

    Started by salmonrose‎, 3rd May 2011 11:25 pm
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    15th May 2015 03:37 pm Go to last post
  21. Converting a drawing in inches to millimeters

    I'm doing a drawing for the 2008 Beijing Olympics - it needs to be in inches for our side of the Pacific but the items will be built in China. We are hoping to be able to just do a simple dim style...

    Started by bmwmw73‎, 7th Mar 2008 09:39 pm
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    9th Mar 2008 04:59 am Go to last post
  22. SCALE simultaneous on multiple objects but not move them: how?

    Newbie here, I'm making a ceramic floor tile design. Thanks to people on this forum I can perform the scale command on a single object. I now want to scale multiple objects all at once. My...

    Started by Sudan‎, 23rd Jan 2009 05:30 am
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    12th Apr 2016 03:53 am Go to last post
  23. drawing section lines.

    I'm doing a sectional view of a part for my first year CAD class. I've drawn the top and section view, but I'm having trouble drawing the SECTION LINE for the top view. -section line that...

    Started by dray‎, 25th Nov 2009 08:16 pm
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  24. Make Circle As Polyline

    Is There Any Way To Make Circle As Polyline So I Can Make It With Width I Need?

    Started by MR MAN‎, 25th Oct 2008 08:16 am
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    28th Oct 2008 01:33 pm Go to last post
  25. deselect an object

    lets say you are selecting quite a few objects(to copy per say) and you select one you didn't mean to. can you unselect that one object in particular

    Started by b.muqlueen‎, 18th Apr 2008 06:53 pm
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    18th Apr 2008 07:29 pm Go to last post

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