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  1. Text Alignment is inactive in Table

    When I try to insert text in a Table's cell, sometimes I need the second line to be centered; but the Alignment buttons (Center, Left, Right, Justify etc) are inactive. What is the problem? Thanks.

    Started by rlcad‎, 21st Mar 2017 06:39 am
    • Replies: 5
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    22nd Mar 2017 12:08 am Go to last post
  2. True Type Font For Searchable PDF

    I have a client who used Simplex.shx font all over their drawing package. Is there a way to use Simplex.ttf in a text style instead? I have read and searched all over and haven't gotten anything to...

    Started by bcarlso2‎, 17th Mar 2017 03:34 pm
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    pdf, script, simplex, truetype
    • Replies: 10
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    21st Mar 2017 01:54 pm Go to last post
  3. insert block dropdown menu

    is there any way to change the order in which the blocks are displayed in the drop down menu that appears when you click the insert button on the block pallet? It appears to default to the...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 20th Mar 2017 09:20 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Mar 2017 01:12 am Go to last post
  4. Linetypes Refuse to Purge

    Hey guys, I have a bit of an issue happening here and cannot figure out how to resolve it easily. I routinely get CAD files from a company overseas and their drawings are always filled with...

    Started by Cad64‎, 18th Mar 2017 11:19 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    20th Mar 2017 04:28 am Go to last post
  5. Need help to develop or Draw FMB Sketch

    Hi, I have only source to draw this drawing in autocad is LENGTH. I don't know about angle and diagonal measurement. Some one please guide me to draw this FMB Sketch THANKS.........

    Started by dgp123‎, 15th Mar 2017 03:19 pm
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    18th Mar 2017 03:38 pm Go to last post
  6. Paper Space

    Been years since last used AutoCAD. My work is simple and nowadays, just for my "fun." I'm using a model space and a paper space with a viewport. I do need to move and resize in my viewport the...

    Started by Tankman‎, 16th Mar 2017 04:43 am
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Mar 2017 10:57 pm Go to last post
  7. Inserting Blocks

    Hi All, Hope you can help me. I'm working on floor plans & when I insert some blocks they are so tiny that I have to scroll in to find them. However in the same drawing some blocks are fine...

    Started by Franny‎, 15th Mar 2017 03:44 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Mar 2017 11:17 am Go to last post
  8. Multileaders

    I am just starting out with multileaders. My last place of employment did not use them. When I edit the text with the leader coming off the bottom right, the text moves and the leader stays as it...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 16th Mar 2017 01:22 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Mar 2017 01:08 am Go to last post
  9. Viewport scale and annotative text

    Hello there, please forgive the fact I've started a new thread on this topic but I can't get this to work the way I want it to so I must be doing something wrong...and I can't find an answer...

    Started by sammyteacake‎, 16th Mar 2012 01:05 pm
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    15th Mar 2017 02:51 pm Go to last post
  10. Cannot delete scale

    I've created a new blank dwg and I want to delete the scales to replace them with custom ones. I was able to delete all the scales except the 1:1 (or 1'-0"=1'-0") one. There are no objects in there,...

    Started by rlcad‎, 6th Mar 2017 06:17 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    11th Mar 2017 09:35 pm Go to last post
  11. Geometry Question:

    I need to draw a circle (unknown radius) that is tangent to a line at a specific point and tangent to a circle. I don't know if autocad can do this with OTB options. I can't seem to figure this...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 8th Mar 2017 04:17 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    9th Mar 2017 05:36 pm Go to last post
  12. Replace only selected blocks with a different one

    Let's say I have 20 blocks named "george" in my dwg. Now, I would like to replace only 7 of them with the block "george2". Is there a simple way to do it just by selecting these 7 and replacing their...

    Started by jukkoo‎, 11th Feb 2011 09:50 am
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    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 30
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    9th Mar 2017 08:52 am Go to last post
  13. Cancel auto delete autosave files

    Hello! When working options "Automatic save", autocad creating *.sv$ file. But if I closed autocad without error this files automatic will be deleted. Exist way what autocad do not deleted...

    Started by engmech‎, 1st Mar 2017 07:19 pm
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    • Replies: 15
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    8th Mar 2017 11:45 am Go to last post
  14. creating a surface from lots of points for 3D mapping

    Picked up this thread from a long time ago. We are now working with 3D mapping (or digital terrain model - DTM - files). DTM files that we have are in DXF/DWG format and consist of a 1km square...

    Started by aji2015‎, 2nd Mar 2017 10:06 am
    • Replies: 8
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    7th Mar 2017 11:21 am Go to last post
  15. Line thickness

    Hi All, Please see the attachment. I've received a drawing when I explode the polyline the line thickness gets changed. I couldn't figure out why? Please help

    Started by alijahed‎, 2nd Mar 2017 10:16 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd Mar 2017 02:35 am Go to last post
  16. Polylines Not Working with Zoom Extents

    I've attached a drawing that has two 2D Polylines on a specific layer. Normally you could Zoom Extents and it would zoom in to those two lines, but for some reason these two don't work correctly. I...

    Started by Aes‎, 1st Mar 2017 11:25 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    2nd Mar 2017 06:25 pm Go to last post
  17. Leader with one verical text frame line

    I saw this on a drawing recently and I was wondering how it was done. It was a leader to a multiline text note where there was a single vertical line at the leader landing that if it went all...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 2nd Mar 2017 04:45 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    2nd Mar 2017 04:45 pm Go to last post
  18. Lots of similar drawings

    Hi all, I work for a small survey company that provides drawings mostly to engineers. Very repetitive, mostly profiles. Whats the quickest way to fill 10-20 layouts with lots of profiles?...

    Started by hydrographer‎, 22nd Feb 2017 12:28 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    2nd Mar 2017 03:22 am Go to last post
  19. Question Scaling

    In model space. I have an architectural drawing with limits of 88',68'. I know the DSF is 96 and yes I know the scale is 1/8" - 1'. BUT how do you figure out that its 1/8" -1' only knowing the DSF...

    Started by aje‎, 28th Feb 2017 02:42 am
    • Replies: 4
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    1st Mar 2017 08:57 pm Go to last post
  20. Metric Paper space scaling problem

    I'm working in Metric system, with centimeters as drawing units (1 cm = 10 mm). I've researched many tutorials with no luck, plus the majority are for the Imperial system. I needed to display a...

    Started by rlcad‎, 28th Feb 2017 10:20 am
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    • Replies: 19
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    1st Mar 2017 12:12 pm Go to last post
  21. ctab field

    hi sir please if you can help me how can use ctab field using formula example when match line between layouts i want add autmatic +1 ( PL-01,PL-02,PL03)

    Started by issammesk‎, 27th Feb 2017 10:05 am
    • Replies: 5
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    1st Mar 2017 12:26 am Go to last post
  22. Wish To Snap While Running Polyline Command

    While running in Line command I'm able to snap along the way, snap my running line to itself at each sub prompt: "Specify next point or..." When I try this with the Polyline command, while running...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 28th Feb 2017 12:38 am
    point, polyline, running, snap
    • Replies: 3
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    28th Feb 2017 11:07 pm Go to last post
  23. troubleshooting quick select

    I'm not a beginner and I've been working withCad 2016 for about two years, but all of a sudden when I tried to do a quick select on one of my drawings it's not working. After selecting the item,...

    Started by SuzanatParksNYC‎, 23rd Feb 2017 09:42 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,153
    24th Feb 2017 03:26 pm Go to last post
  24. determining the dimensions of the points

    Hello everyone, It might sound a bit too beginner but once I can remember that once I used a command by which I could not only display the x and y coordinate of a point on the project, but also...

    Started by arsalan_gz‎, 23rd Feb 2017 09:23 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    24th Feb 2017 10:40 am Go to last post
  25. Fonts ARCHD.SHX, ARCHF.SHX, ARCHS.SHX, ARCHT.SHX?

    I have the fonts ARCHD.SHX, ARCHF.SHX, ARCHS.SHX, ARCHT.SHX in my LT 2017 font folder, however, I don't see them as font choices when placing text. Am I missing something?

    Started by CalypsoArt‎, 22nd Feb 2017 07:46 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,547
    23rd Feb 2017 06:20 pm Go to last post

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