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  1. How to delete unused block

    Dear all, I have problem with autocad 2D. My drawings have many unused blocks Which have no object inside. But it stay in my cad drawing and make my drawings size very big. So anyone who can give me...

    Started by sleepy86‎, 15th Oct 2014 12:03 pm
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    23rd Oct 2014 04:32 am Go to last post
  2. How to delete zero legths segments from a polyline?

    Are there any easy solutions to deleting zero length segments from a polyline other than the straighten option with pedit?

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 16th May 2014 05:53 pm
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    19th May 2014 08:00 am Go to last post
  3. Question How to determine the horizontal length of a curve?

    A steel bar is 25 drawing units long. I want to bend it against a round bar that is 50 units in diameter. The 25 unit steel bar now becomes curved, and the curve has a diameter of 50 units. ...

    Started by marlon‎, 28th Aug 2009 08:18 am
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    28th Aug 2009 09:44 am Go to last post
  4. how to determine the scale of the drawing?

    I have a .dwg drawing, and the same one but in .pdf file format. On the .pdf one, there stands the scale (1:500), but on .dwg one there is no scale. I was wondering, how could I determine the scale...

    Started by djole‎, 30th Mar 2011 01:51 pm
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    30th May 2017 01:31 pm Go to last post
  5. How to disable the Start tab in AutoCAD 2017

    If you want to disable or to turn off the Start tab in AutoCAD 2017, you can see at this link how to do: https://youtu.be/ZXgtSDi1oJE

    Started by Icemax76‎, 6th Dec 2016 01:50 pm
    autocad 2017, autocad tutorial, interface, start tab
    • Replies: 3
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    7th Dec 2016 01:43 am Go to last post
  6. How to display drawing in Model Tab

    Sir, I received an AutoCad drawing for modifications. Drawing is not showing in Model Tab, but it is not showing in Layout Tab. Could you please advice me how to I get on Model tab this drawing for...

    Started by Chenna Siva Koteswara rao‎, 31st Dec 2008 05:38 am
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    14th Jan 2009 08:13 pm Go to last post
  7. How to distribute/align objects like adobe illustrator or 3ds Max

    Hello I am a new to autoCAD and would like to know how to distribute and align objects like illustrator or 3ds Max (I attached reference images). Is there any way to do this with autoCAD...

    Started by neoh‎, 5th Apr 2014 07:37 pm
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    8th Apr 2014 12:29 pm Go to last post
  8. Unhappy how to divide a closed polygon

    how to divide a polygon into 3 equal polygons (same area or we known area)? I wanted to divide the polygon shown in the screenshot below into equal 3 polygons (with same area), but I couldn't...

    Started by malkasun‎, 7th May 2016 02:35 pm
    area, area split, autocad, divide, polygon
    • Replies: 2
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    8th May 2016 12:12 am Go to last post
  9. how to divide a line?

    not so straightforward :) I don't need the command "DIVIDE" as this one is asking me in how many segment i'd like to divide a given line.... I need to divide a line evenly every 12.5 meters... I...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 18th Jul 2016 06:27 am
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  10. How to do this?

    I would like this pattern circling around a cylinder with circumference of 61. How to do this?

    Started by basty‎, 26th Jun 2016 04:21 pm
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    27th Jun 2016 10:56 am Go to last post
  11. how to dock down the command prompt/Bar so it won't float around autocad 2016

    can someone help me, how can i lock down the command bar as show on the pic, it's very annoying. Autocad 2016 Mech

    Started by Sengna‎, 25th Jul 2017 04:27 pm
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    25th Jul 2017 05:28 pm Go to last post
  12. How to draw a 2D Spring ?

    Hi guys, firstly my apologies :o if i posted in the wrong section of the forum. Can i ask how to draw a spring that is wound from 8mm diameter wire with an inside diameter of 22mm, the standard...

    Started by autocat‎, 5th Jan 2012 06:17 pm
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  13. How to draw a 2degree curve

    If I am plotting a property description, and the next call is a 2degree curve to the left, at a distance of 600'. How do I go about plotting that?

    Started by MikeR‎, 19th May 2014 08:06 pm
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    19th May 2014 10:20 pm Go to last post
  14. How to draw a circle so that a line becomes a tangent to it

    Hi This is my first question to this esteemed forum. I want asolution from the forum for the following problem. I’ve an already drawn inclined line from a fixed point (saypoint (0,2) on Y-axis)....

    Started by Surajit‎, 20th Feb 2013 09:26 am
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    20th Feb 2013 06:27 pm Go to last post
  15. Drawing How to draw a coil

    Dear Sir, Can u tell me how to draw a coiled in 2D drafting. is there any command. Thanking you Srininvas

    Started by srinu_vasu38‎, 1st Jun 2010 11:05 am
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    12th Aug 2011 11:14 pm Go to last post
  16. How to draw a Curve?

    What is the accurate way to draw the curve on this drawing base on the know dims on the pic? This is the plan view of a catwalk, the arc looks wierd, I draw this out of the existing catwalk, how do i...

    Started by Sengna‎, 21st Feb 2014 11:57 pm
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  17. how to draw a line @ same angle but...

    hi all, I've searched in google but no precise answers to the following: I have a line at an angle that i don't know, i want to extend this line to a point of my preference ( no specific...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 1st Apr 2017 12:22 am
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    3rd Apr 2017 01:07 pm Go to last post
  18. how to draw a perpendicular bisector.

    Hi I'm new to Autocad and have problem drawing a perpendicular bisector . I have an oblique line and want to draw its perpendicular bisector . Is there an easy way to do that? I'll really...

    Started by Pedi‎, 8th Nov 2011 08:09 am
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    8th Nov 2011 02:21 pm Go to last post
  19. How to draw a Pipe - making an 90deg Elbow in 2D

    Hey there, I took pipe drafting years ago. I forgot the correct steps in drafting a 90 deg pipe bend in 2d (autocad)? Anyone know thanks :geek:

    Started by Bowmen‎, 7th Dec 2010 10:46 pm
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    12th Dec 2010 04:40 am Go to last post
  20. how to draw a skillion roof + roof question

    and if it isn't, could a mod please move this thread to a more suited location. Anyway, im a tafe student and still learning autocad and building design. The project we are on at the moment is do a...

    Started by Richo‎, 31st May 2010 06:10 am
    • Replies: 5
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    6th Jul 2010 04:57 pm Go to last post
  21. How to Draw Dimetric Cube?

    How to draw a dimetric cube? The blue is look right. But the red and green does not look right.

    Started by basty‎, 31st Jan 2018 05:31 am
    • Replies: 9
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    31st Jan 2018 06:52 pm Go to last post
  22. How to Draw Electric Guitar

    Could someone please show me how to draw an electric guitar using AutoCAD like below image?

    Started by basty‎, 2nd Aug 2017 06:46 pm
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    11th Aug 2017 02:04 am Go to last post
  23. Smile How to draw Gears in paper.

    hi dudes i have to measure and draw the gears by hand in paper..i almost tried but no improvement.please help me to do that task...

    Started by michaelsusanth‎, 10th Oct 2014 10:14 am
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Oct 2014 10:22 am Go to last post
  24. Question How to draw if I can't join plines?

    Hi, I'm trying to draw the object below and have run into a problem. I drew circles on top of the base and now I want to draw plines so I can extrude these circles along a path to get the tubes...

    Started by morality28‎, 21st Apr 2008 05:24 am
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    22nd Apr 2008 09:07 pm Go to last post
  25. how to draw insulation in a curved wall?

    I am drawing a detailed curved wall in 2d and need to follow with the insulation pattern (its not a hatch) in to the curved part of the wall. how exactley can I manage that? thanks.

    Started by Narmin_T‎, 16th Jun 2009 12:14 pm
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    19th Jun 2009 03:44 am Go to last post

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