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  1. Trouble with finding right linetype thread

    I know there is a thread out there, but I will be damned to find it. I want to create a line like this ---->---->---->---- and ----<----<----<---- I have tried -linetype command and I...

    Started by JM16A2‎, 17th Aug 2010 05:43 am
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Aug 2010 02:08 pm Go to last post
  2. Layer not shown in properties toolbar

    I've been using AutoCad for quite awhile now. This has happened to me before in the past but I have always just reinstalled AutoCAD again. I know .. stupid but it was just faster to do than to look...

    Started by jmac‎, 26th Mar 2010 03:37 pm
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    6th Dec 2010 07:34 pm Go to last post
  3. dimensions not moving along with moved objects

    This has happened to me many times. When I move my drawings, the dimensions won't move along with the objects. How do I correct this? Thanks again!

    Started by jmac‎, 26th Mar 2010 04:09 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Mar 2010 04:38 pm Go to last post
  4. Tool Palettes are locking them selves up.

    Greetings! I have a very annoying issue that I have never had an issue with. Ever since I started creating my own tool palettes, everything behaves as it should. However something seems to change...

    Started by jmarcum212‎, 22nd Apr 2016 04:41 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    23rd Apr 2016 10:27 pm Go to last post
  5. AutoCAD How to add m-line style/command to tool palette

    I need to create various MLINE styles and that part I have covered however I would like for the command for each one to be at quick access in tool palettes with ability to override any other MLINE...

    Started by jmarcum212‎, 29th Apr 2016 03:11 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  6. Dynamic Block with different x,y,z scale?

    As a result of multiple updates of AutoCAD software and addition of 12D software I have lost the ability to block replace a block with different x,y,z scales with a dynamic block and have the dynamic...

    Started by Jmclachlan‎, 6th Jan 2016 04:59 am
    dynamic, dynamic block, scale
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Jan 2016 09:02 am Go to last post
  7. erase dim style

    any idea how delete a dim style even if it is in use? i want to get rid of a few styles completely cause they bug me.

    Started by jmerod‎, 10th Feb 2009 10:07 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Feb 2009 08:04 pm Go to last post
  8. opening existing drawings in wrong units

    I have a problem with my autocad. The administrator started me out on AutoCAD 2012 global. The problem existed then so... Now he has me on AutoCAD 2012 Imperial The problem still...

    Started by JMJ‎, 10th Jul 2012 10:35 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    11th Jul 2012 12:48 pm Go to last post
  9. dashed lines

    I have a questions that has been plaguing me for weeks. I am an electrical contractor flying solo in the drawing dept since the economy has forced us to cut our full time draftsperson a few months...

    Started by JMOORE4‎, 19th Feb 2010 07:36 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    19th Feb 2010 10:07 pm Go to last post
  10. Array How to change the number of items?

    Hi all, Ok its been a while since I used AutoCAD (2010) I am now using 2015 now and I can't seem to array a line polar like I use to, I can array it, but can't find how to change the quantity,...

    Started by jmos4‎, 16th Mar 2016 12:44 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    21st Mar 2016 09:56 pm Go to last post
  11. Dim setting question on lines inside linar dim

    Hi, I have the following dimension and I want to removed the lines inside the arrows. Note: I had to use the flip arrow command(AIDIMFLIPARROW) to get the arrows on the outside so not sure if...

    Started by jmos4‎, 18th Jan 2017 06:47 pm
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    18th Jan 2017 09:11 pm Go to last post
  12. Multiple CTBs on One Layout

    Hi All, Here's a problem I've been facing for a while; I commonly edit zonning plans, this type of document usualy houses many site plans and other regulatory drawings all originating from defernt...

    Started by Jnbforme‎, 26th Apr 2010 10:32 am
    • Replies: 5
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    26th Apr 2010 12:35 pm Go to last post
  13. Large Discrepancy on Distance Measurements

    Greetings readers and admin alike! In short, the problem is as follows: As soon as I attempt to measure certain elements, the indicated distance is far from real (Refer to Picture 1). After...

    Started by Jnr_Eng_ZA‎, 28th Apr 2015 10:12 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    29th Apr 2015 12:26 pm Go to last post
  14. Drawing order problems Lt2009 edu

    I attach a jpg image on layer one, then outline all the parts I need using plines on layer two. I then change plines to splines using pedit. Sometimes one at at time, sometimes multiple. After that,...

    Started by jo440‎, 18th Jun 2009 06:16 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Jun 2009 04:02 pm Go to last post
  15. How and Where to get a list of system variables?

    Hello friends, I was wondering if I can get a list or a document having all SYSTEM VARIABLES that come in daily use. Can I get it from the web. Can anybody please give that to me. You can mail me...

    Started by Joan_Ray‎, 14th May 2009 09:59 am
    • Replies: 3
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    14th May 2009 10:25 am Go to last post
  16. Rectangular vs isometric

    I'm working in the isometric viw (transform 2D in isometric) Why the dimensions (linear and angular) are different in 2d (retangular snap) to isometric... Like, when i do a triangle with , 324...

    Started by joao56777‎, 23rd Feb 2015 06:38 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Feb 2015 07:46 pm Go to last post
  17. Match a ortogonal reference to a curve

    HI, how can i match the text with a ortogonal reference to follow a curvature. I need this to a laser cut of a curve sheet of metal that i need to put the symbol. Did you help me?

    Started by joao56777‎, 27th Jan 2015 09:47 am
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    27th Jan 2015 03:14 pm Go to last post
  18. Strange annotation

    Good afternoon, Why that annotation is not correct by the measurement that i made in autocad. Look any annotation have different value than the annotation previously put by the client. Please...

    Started by joao56777‎, 27th Feb 2015 04:12 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    2nd Mar 2015 02:37 pm Go to last post
  19. Colours autocad to pdf

    Hi, How can i put the colours more visible, in transfer the dwg file to pdf file. I have made the render, stainless steel, and then when i export the dwg file to pdf, the object is very dark. ...

    Started by joao56777‎, 9th Mar 2015 10:34 am
    • Replies: 0
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    9th Mar 2015 10:34 am Go to last post
  20. annotation error

    Hi, Please look for this 2D drawning. Here will see a drawning with a 1:5 scale. When i do the command scale (5x) for measure the real drawning at 1:1, the annotation its not correct. See...

    Started by joao56777‎, 13th Mar 2015 10:41 am
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  21. Interrupt line - How can i do it

    Hi, I would like to know, how can i made the interrupt line. In line properties, on load button, don't have any type of this line. The line that i'm talking about is attached. Could you...

    Started by joao56777‎, 20th Oct 2015 07:21 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Oct 2015 10:02 pm Go to last post
  22. fire trucks and mobile cranes

    Where can I find 2D drawings of plan views of firetrucks and mobile cranes?

    Started by jochemvb‎, 26th Mar 2010 10:56 am
    • Replies: 2
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    27th Mar 2010 08:32 pm Go to last post
  23. Moving vertex on a line

    I know this is probably very simple and despite having been using CAD for 15 years I cant find the answer. In every cad version Ive had, you can do the following: -You draw a simple line, then...

    Started by Jockbh0y‎, 18th Jan 2012 04:32 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Jan 2012 04:51 pm Go to last post
  24. gemoric symbol dialog box

    How do I change the font in the geometric symbol dialog box from letters to tolerance symbols for 2000i autocad?

    Started by Joe Dill‎, 15th Apr 2015 06:42 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    21st Apr 2015 04:23 pm Go to last post
  25. how do i get the scale for a land?

    Hello, I am quite new with autoCAD and am catching up pretty well but the problem now is this. I need to make a building plan for a land measuring 100 x 75 ft but I do not know how to draw the scale...

    Started by Joe29‎, 8th Nov 2013 12:33 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    9th Nov 2013 01:32 pm Go to last post

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