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

  1. detail grid

    Hello, I am trying to make a typical column and row line layout for a roof plan. I know in acad architecture this is very easy. I am using regular 2011. I went to one of the preset palettes and...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 22nd Jun 2011 03:44 pm
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    22nd Jun 2011 07:33 pm Go to last post
  2. DText not prompting for text rotation angle

    I've received a drawing from a client today and in it there are several text styles. One has Arial as its font. When this text style is current and we insert some dtext AutoCAD does not prompt for...

    Started by Tyke‎, 22nd Jun 2011 09:16 am
    • Replies: 9
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    22nd Jun 2011 09:10 pm Go to last post
  3. Layer Isolate in Viewports

    Hello, I'm using Autocad 2011 and I have a strange problem... When I'm working in a viewport in paper space, I isolate a layer, work on it, then unisolate it, CAD will automatically turn off...

    Started by insight design‎, 22nd Jun 2011 08:13 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    23rd Jun 2011 04:02 am Go to last post
  4. User defined linetypes and colours

    I've been asked to produce a user defined linetype with a continuous line as its base and with a letter "X" at specific intervals. That's ok, but the kick is that the line should be one colour and...

    Started by Tyke‎, 21st Jun 2011 02:52 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    23rd Jun 2011 04:08 am Go to last post
  5. Adding materials to a 2d drawing?

    Hi Is it possible to add materials to a 2D drawing? I'm working on a floor plan and would like to add flooring materials to it but not sure how or if this is possible? :unsure:

    Started by Polly64‎, 27th May 2011 04:36 pm
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    23rd Jun 2011 01:17 pm Go to last post
  6. Dimensions in vp are set scaling to match viewport

    Dim style is set to scale dims to match vp but when I layout a dimension it is not correct. I ran the "dimreassociate" command and that fixes it but only on the dim that I fix/selected. What am I...

    Started by f700es‎, 23rd Jun 2011 08:39 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Jun 2011 08:56 pm Go to last post
  7. all layers (roughly 30) except 1 ....

    how do I print them in the same colour ? Is there a simple way to do this ?

    Started by kippax‎, 22nd Jun 2011 05:01 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    24th Jun 2011 03:43 am Go to last post
  8. Export linetypes to a *.LIN file

    Does anybody know if its possible to export linetype definitions from a drawing into an AutoCAD *.LIN (eg MyLines.LIN) file. There is a DWG that we need to work on for a client and we will later...

    Started by Tyke‎, 24th Jun 2011 09:19 am
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Jun 2011 12:21 pm Go to last post
  9. Ncopy 2012

    Since updating to ACAD 2012, my NCOPY command has acted differently. Previously, ncopy would bring the information into my file on the current layer. Currently, ncop brings in the layer information...

    Started by mshearer‎, 23rd Jun 2011 08:35 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    24th Jun 2011 04:50 pm Go to last post
  10. Avoid text changing position when changing justification

    Hello, in Autocad when you change the justification of text the insert snap of the text stays fixed and the text changes position around this point. Using the JUSTIFYTEXT command you can...

    Started by floripabay‎, 22nd Jun 2011 06:31 pm
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    • Replies: 12
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    26th Jun 2011 12:29 am Go to last post
  11. Engineering Scales are out of wack!

    Hey guys - I have a slight problem! I am using AutoCAD 2011. I am experiencing a problem with my scale being off for text, dimensions, inserting scalable blocks, xrefs, etc... The problem is...

    Started by Spiderguy‎, 21st Jun 2011 09:05 pm
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    27th Jun 2011 01:28 pm Go to last post
  12. Exclamation Making of Dynamic block problem

    Hello Trying to make a simple dynamic block. Its a pipe with a "cylindrical annoying" hatch that gets distorted when i stretch the object.see pics attached. My guess is that this problem has...

    Started by Qonfire‎, 28th Jun 2011 12:38 am
    • Replies: 1
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    28th Jun 2011 02:08 am Go to last post
  13. Rectangle sticking to Polyline

    Hi all, just downloaded autoCAD2012 and am going through some of the new features. I drew an arc polyline and then drew a rectangle, I then moved the rectangle to sit on the line. Once I move it...

    Started by funk‎, 28th Jun 2011 01:01 am
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    28th Jun 2011 02:21 am Go to last post
  14. deleting objects inside or outside of a rectangle

    My brains gone to bed but I'm still here. Is there a way within AutoCAD to delete all objects within a rectangle (closed polygon) or all objects outside of the rectangle? This then leads on to...

    Started by Tyke‎, 1st Sep 2010 01:30 pm
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    • Replies: 13
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    28th Jun 2011 03:06 pm Go to last post
  15. saving 2007 to 2010 annotative problems

    I have a project that has some files in 2010 (the version we currently work in) and some in 2007. I want all the files to be in 2010. When I open the 2007 dwgs in 2010, the attributes end up...

    Started by michelle140‎, 28th Jun 2011 06:47 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    2007, 2010, annotative, attribute, scale
    • Replies: 11
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    28th Jun 2011 09:44 pm Go to last post
  16. Question Entities outside drawing extents not selectable?

    I key in "Crtl A" and this selects ALL objects/entities that exist, however some of these objects/entities are not visible nor are they selectable. How can I run a "Crtl A" and once ALL...

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 28th Jun 2011 09:48 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    29th Jun 2011 01:02 pm Go to last post
  17. Metric Block Scale Insertion Issues ACAD 2012

    I've been working on several projects that require drafting in metric units and I'm having difficulty inserting block dwgs. into my working drawing at the correct scale. My block drawing is set...

    Started by jrg‎, 29th Jun 2011 07:15 am
    • Replies: 2
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    29th Jun 2011 01:05 pm Go to last post
  18. Snap to extension not working.

    Hi everyone, Looking for some help, I've searched and searched for a solution to this problem, but noone seems to have any answers. My snap to extension feature is not working, and I'm looking to...

    Started by Flip1‎, 29th Jun 2011 03:41 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    29th Jun 2011 05:50 pm Go to last post
  19. 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
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 36
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    30th Jun 2011 02:09 pm Go to last post
  20. Block thumbnails...

    Is there a way to create a thumbnail for a block that looks like the block when in a drawing rather than exploded when written to a file? All of the hidden attributes are currently being shown in...

    Started by DNK‎, 30th Jun 2011 12:47 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    6th Jul 2011 08:04 pm Go to last post
  21. Dynamic line representation of the type?

    Hello everyone! Line cable tray. Maybe someone knows how to do this kind of dynamic line in lisp? thanks in advance :)

    Started by Mixon2010‎, 6th Jul 2011 01:37 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Jul 2011 04:04 am Go to last post
  22. Fabrication Layout

    I was wondering if there was a "correct way" that should be kept in mind when doing fabrication drawings. I work for a steel fabricator and see lots of drawings everyday and draw myself. It seems...

    Started by Pixiesoft‎, 7th Jul 2011 02:04 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Jul 2011 05:58 pm Go to last post
  23. Question Mtext fractions

    Does anyone know if there is a system variable to keep a stacked fraction with the leading number? We open the same drawing on different computers at work and on one computer the number will be...

    Started by -HB-‎, 5th Jul 2011 09:37 pm
    autostack, fractions, mtext, tabs
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Jul 2011 09:36 pm Go to last post
  24. Two tables, two menus

    My ACAD work is split between two computers of which both have 2006. It leads to frustration when the two act differently. My latest dilemma is this. After creating a table, selecting a cell and...

    Started by cduke5‎, 29th Jun 2011 12:54 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    8th Jul 2011 06:59 pm Go to last post
  25. Attributes and Fields

    Has anyone had any success in having a Field text match an Attribute value? I can't get it to work.

    Started by qball‎, 6th Jul 2011 04:40 pm
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    8th Jul 2011 07:16 pm Go to last post

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