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  1. Replace old template with new one but keep infromation

    Hello all, Im new here and learned alot from you guys. Now i have a problem that i couldnt find an answer to. I have one drawing template/ block with attributes. I want to insert my own...

    Started by johan‎, 13th Jan 2017 03:03 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Jan 2017 12:35 am Go to last post
  2. Question Blocks *invalid* in 2014 & 2016

    I have a bit of a conundrum and I hope you can help... I am trying AutoCAD 2017 on my computer, before we are upgrading the rest of our seats (most work in 2016 some in 2014). 2 of our 2014 seats...

    Started by cpriedel‎, 10th Jan 2017 06:33 pm
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  3. How to rotate multiple blocks at once to align with a polyline?

    Hello, I am wanting to rotate multiple blocks at once, while keeping their original position to align with with a polyline(which represents a road) I have the (attached) LISP routine which...

    Started by Sideshow-Cad‎, 21st Oct 2015 10:55 am
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    11th Jan 2017 01:39 pm Go to last post
  4. unhide/reveal block Attribute tags that has no text value?

    There are many a block attribute tags using in my company drawings. Need to add additional text to one of the tags but some of these block attribute tags do not have a value so there is nothing for...

    Started by tive29‎, 10th Jan 2017 06:32 am
    • Replies: 8
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    11th Jan 2017 01:18 pm Go to last post
  5. Importing PDF drawing

    Hi All, Firstly, I must confess that I'm a complete newbie when it comes to using AutoCAD. My background is marketing (specifically events) and I'm trying to migrate to AutoCAD for doing venue and...

    Started by leighjones123‎, 9th Jan 2017 11:15 am
    • Replies: 6
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    10th Jan 2017 11:47 am Go to last post
  6. Create a lintype containig only " X "

    Hi, I`m trying to make a simple lintype with just " X ". But I always end up with lines between the " X ". I would like it to look like: " X X X X " But i only get: "-- X --- X...

    Started by rumy‎, 6th Jan 2017 04:09 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Jan 2017 03:17 am Go to last post
  7. Thick borders when selecting a table cell

    I have a table in AutoCAD Architecture 2013. If I click in a cell, acad highlights the cell with extremely thick borders, as shown in the image below. I guess this was because of the table...

    Started by VincentG‎, 20th Feb 2013 08:10 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    9th Jan 2017 10:47 pm Go to last post
  8. Problems with numbering and bullets not continuing its sequence automatically

    Does any one have any idea why MTEXT does not continue its numbering and bullet system. For example in the attached file under "GENERAL NOES" section when I delete item "7" item "8" does not change...

    Started by jaff‎, 5th Jan 2017 07:00 pm
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    6th Jan 2017 05:40 pm Go to last post
  9. Autocad Fonts

    I am trying to find fonts for an Architectural border I've inherited converted to Autocad. The missing fonts are Arial Western and Lucida Sans Western. Been all over the web but cant find these...

    Started by craigybell‎, 4th Jan 2017 10:34 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    6th Jan 2017 03:15 am Go to last post
  10. Question Scaling Images

    Hey guys, been a while. Hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years!! I would like to know if there is a shortcut to scaling an image I bring into drawing? For instance, say I pull in a...

    Started by Currahee‎, 3rd Jan 2017 02:09 pm
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    5th Jan 2017 04:08 pm Go to last post
  11. Using Table to Adjust Block Size

    Hello, My goal is to create a table within AutoCAD that will determine the dimensions of a block. I have have drawn a rectangular block with parameters of length and width. When I save and exit...

    Started by Walker140‎, 4th Jan 2017 03:03 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    5th Jan 2017 09:01 am Go to last post
  12. How To Update Dimensions To Block Parameters

    Hello, I have created a new .dwg file. Within the drawing I have created a block that updates when I change the parameters. Currently when I change parameter lengths the dimensions do not update...

    Started by Walker140‎, 3rd Jan 2017 10:29 pm
    autocad 2011, block, dimensions, dynamic, parameters
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  13. Copy and Paste problems

    Morning all I am currently trying to copy and paste across from one drawing to another; from a survey conducted by an external company to our own construction drawings. I was expecting to have...

    Started by KrnMhny‎, 3rd Jan 2017 09:53 am
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    3rd Jan 2017 02:13 pm Go to last post
  14. Drawing in MM

    I normally draw everything in inches but i have a 2d software that only reads everything in MM. I cant convert everything to a decimal because if the out going software doesn't see exactly the mm...

    Started by GRADERBIRD2004‎, 27th Dec 2016 08:59 pm
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    1st Jan 2017 09:35 pm Go to last post
  15. AutoCAD Table - Link Text With Equation

    Hello, I have created a table within AutoCAD. I have written some words in cell "A1", I would like to display the same words in another cell using an equation "=A1". When I type the "=A1"...

    Started by Walker140‎, 23rd Dec 2016 03:03 pm
    autocad, fields, table, text
    • Replies: 2
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    29th Dec 2016 04:52 pm Go to last post
  16. Reference in autocad as per google earth image

    hiiiiiiiiiiii hello to all of you just i would like to ask that if i get any village map without georefrencing so how can i geo refrence in autocad as per google earth image can i match &...

    Started by jsm_munda‎, 22nd Dec 2016 09:17 am
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Dec 2016 02:51 am Go to last post
  17. Strange big size dimension line

    In the attached drawing, one of the dimension lines is strangely bigger than others. I tried to use match properties or alter the text size in dimension properties, but neither worked. How can I...

    Started by khoshravan‎, 23rd Dec 2016 10:12 am
    • Replies: 5
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    29th Dec 2016 02:29 am Go to last post
  18. Question GALLERYVIEW system variable for Text Styles?

    Anything exist? I would like to revert back to a list format for all styles. Thanks! -TZ

    Started by tzframpton‎, 26th Dec 2016 10:25 pm
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    27th Dec 2016 05:24 am Go to last post
  19. Line type issues when in metric

    Hello all, As a student of CAD my question revolves around a drawing I had to do in metric. I chose a standard template (Acadiso.dwt) and successfully created my sketch with one important problem....

    Started by af7xm‎, 21st Dec 2016 12:06 pm
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  20. Line length not shown properly in cursor display box

    I spaced two box sections 1000mm apart C/C, later when i went to draw a line between the two the line length read 7802198. This now happens randomly. I cannot draft anymore as the application keeps...

    Started by jonathanedward94‎, 22nd Dec 2016 06:54 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Dec 2016 02:19 am Go to last post
  21. Convert Group to Block

    Hi, After exported Inventor file to 2D DWG, my dwg file is full of groups (corresponding of each element in inventor) But my client don't want groups. He wants blocks. How can I convert all...

    Started by guigol‎, 21st Dec 2016 02:15 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Dec 2016 02:52 am Go to last post
  22. Question Inserting a PDF loses image ...

    Hi Folks, Thank you for the Birthday Wishes! I was able to insert > attach image > Select my PDF and place it in my title block. Today I run the same, but only get the file path to display. ...

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 21st Dec 2016 07:58 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd Dec 2016 02:31 am Go to last post
  23. Extending line to point (multiple)

    Hi! In attachment is input file (dwg1). What I have to do is to connect all the lines to points so that there shall not be "holes" around the point (dwg2). Diametar of "holes" is 0,25m. EXTEND...

    Started by mucko_djubre‎, 21st Dec 2016 06:40 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Dec 2016 07:27 pm Go to last post
  24. construction line

    Good day Is there a lisp for construction line...line straight in type the command for vertical/hirizontal line... Im just being lazy typing 3 letters.. Thnaks in advance

    Started by mugshot‎, 16th Dec 2016 02:22 am
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    21st Dec 2016 03:25 am Go to last post
  25. How to draw side view knowing only top and front view?

    My question is not related to CAD directly, however some of you may help to get a proper answer. It is about drawing 3 views of an object. My daughter is a 1st semester student in Mechanical...

    Started by khoshravan‎, 2nd Dec 2016 12:13 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    20th Dec 2016 08:41 am Go to last post

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