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  1. Measuring along a spline

    I know I can offset along a line at right angles to a straight line but how do I do something similar along a spline. ie measure a known distance along the spline or offset lines perpendicular to the...

    Started by Pearly King‎, 15th Feb 2010 04:37 pm
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  2. Line weight display issues

    Hi all, We are using Acad 2006 & Acad 2006LT. One of our drawings after being modified on a LT machine seems to have line weights where there shouldn' be. In model space all is good, line weights...

    Started by meecpc‎, 7th Nov 2008 02:40 pm
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    7th Nov 2008 05:43 pm Go to last post
  3. Question Toolbar to toggle layer on and off

    i use section planes quite a bit and if you're familiar with planes than everytime you insert a new section plane the settings reset. i would like to insert into my template 3 section planes each...

    Started by CiCAD‎, 27th Sep 2011 10:26 pm
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    29th Sep 2011 12:50 pm Go to last post
  4. Can you displaying a property label in a dynamic block?

    Hi All. Is there a way to display the property label from a dynamic block parameter as text within the block iteslf? Basically I'm creating a dynamic block that can be flipped and it needs to...

    Started by DDP‎, 4th Apr 2014 01:08 pm
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    15th Jul 2014 02:21 pm Go to last post
  5. annotative

    Hello, I am trying to get a template that uses the annotative feature. My multiline text works perfectly (keeping same size text in diff scaled VP's). However, I am trying to get my leaders and...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 15th Nov 2014 04:57 pm
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  6. Moving objects from one layer to another, insuring that their location is fixed

    I am using Autocad 11. I am working on some 12 year old drawings for a railroad museum. They are a mess. They look like they were done be an old pencil guy. Lots of views all over the drawing...

    Started by Michael Duckett‎, 26th Apr 2013 10:40 am
    layers, moving, objects
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    26th Apr 2013 03:48 pm Go to last post
  7. Network Problem

    I Work On A Network Some Persons Have Access On My Drawings How Can I Know The Last Computer Modify On My Drawings?

    Started by MR MAN‎, 9th Oct 2008 09:03 am
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    12th Oct 2008 01:17 pm Go to last post
  8. Dimensions moving on their own!!

    I think some of my drawings may be haunted! I am currently dimensioning some floor plans and I have noticed that sometimes after a save or coming out of x-ref edit in place some dimensions will...

    Started by Glen1980‎, 3rd Sep 2013 03:29 pm
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    4th Sep 2013 07:06 pm Go to last post
  9. Aligned dimension text different rotation in different areas of drawing

    My colleague has just showed me something that is happening in the drawing he is working on (made originally by a client with their own dim style). When he is using the annotation aligned tool to...

    Started by MrTapir‎, 15th Jul 2014 03:53 pm
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    16th Jul 2014 04:13 pm Go to last post
  10. So, whos on what layer?!

    Hey guys, is there any way to list what is actually on a layer? I know I can use 'laydel' to get rid of it, but im interested in finding out whats on there before i do. & quick select as...

    Started by MrMaggs‎, 20th Feb 2008 11:08 am
    • Replies: 5
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    20th Feb 2008 11:51 am Go to last post
  11. splines&lines intersections ?

    hi there ! newbie, glad to be here. i have no specific experience in macros&automation in autocad, but im very interesting to learn about it. so, here is my little 2-d problem : i have...

    Started by u-x‎, 24th Oct 2008 10:04 am
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    4th Nov 2008 07:49 am Go to last post
  12. Question Quick properties problem

    Can anybody write how to make to see at quick properties the height and Z pozition of a 3d solid, I think my 3d solid is clasified at none, it was extruded,sliced... but there are no gemetry...

    Started by Viktorik‎, 30th Oct 2010 07:37 am
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  13. Text.Autocad 2011

    Hello everyone. I was wondering if it is possible to have sum sort of text referance in the layout ofa drawing. example. I have border with drawing details,date and who its done by.in...

    Started by WodMarsden‎, 1st Jun 2011 12:42 pm
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  14. How to make cut fill section in auto cad?

    I have a elevation (OGL) and FRL finish road levels so how can i make the cut and fill volume section please guide me step by step

    Started by afrazawan‎, 23rd Nov 2013 10:59 am
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  15. Hatch Islands Not Displaying Their Hatch

    This one is driving me crazy. I want to hatch the arrow...and the inside islands of the letters P, A and R. It's very important that the hatch be done all at one time, because I'm applying a...

    Started by Croweyes1121‎, 31st Jan 2015 11:23 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    2nd Feb 2015 06:21 pm Go to last post
  16. Tracing Image in AutoCAD

    Hi, Is there a fast way to trace an image? I usually use SPLINE to trace but I was wondering if there is a faster way.

    Started by StArchitect‎, 25th Apr 2016 02:12 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    25th Apr 2016 03:58 pm Go to last post
  17. change all instances of one color

    i have a bunch of drawings to modify and print. the color yellow doesn't show up well enough on our printer to be able to read any of the yellow text. is there some kind of way to change all...

    Started by the ber‎, 13th Apr 2008 08:04 am
    • Replies: 6
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    13th Apr 2008 07:34 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
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    2nd Mar 2017 03:22 am Go to last post
  19. Cross hairs at 45 degrees.

    I am an occasional user of AutoCAD. I have a received a drawing from a company where the cross hairs are at 45 degrees and I can only insert dimensions at 45 degrees. How do I change this please?...

    Started by Glenspa‎, 16th Nov 2011 08:55 pm
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  20. Refedit Problem

    Some time Refedit not working, giving below message. Command: REFEDIT Select reference: Errors found in references to other objects: ** Application reference missing: ACAD, to...

    Started by CAD USER‎, 20th Nov 2015 08:02 am
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    23rd Nov 2015 08:41 pm Go to last post
  21. how to modify dimension and keep tolerances?

    I have a problem where I have produced a 2D drawing in AutoCAD LT 2004 (from my Solidworks original). On the whole this has gone ok. However I have a couple of dimensions which I now need to modify....

    Started by Jacqual‎, 17th Jul 2008 12:33 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    28th Jul 2008 06:30 pm Go to last post
  22. Amending text values on 2d survey drawing

    I have a 2d survey drawing on which the survey detail points have been given text annotation giving a z value. I need to amend each text value by a specified set value in order to relate them to...

    Started by premph‎, 11th Jan 2011 07:28 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    11th Jan 2011 11:12 pm Go to last post
  23. Custom Ribbon Issue

    I am working on customizing my ribbon, had it all looking the way i wanted just not all the parts i wanted yet, got busy and reverted back to my old workspace so i could use the setup that had...

    Started by chelsea1307‎, 20th Aug 2009 07:05 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    5th Nov 2009 06:42 pm Go to last post
  24. Stretching doesn't snap to specific angles

    When I draw a line, and Polar tracking is on, the cursor snaps to angles, making it easy to draw horizontally or vertically. But if I try stretching a line (via grips), the cursor doesn't snap...

    Started by rlcad‎, 22nd May 2017 08:35 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    26th May 2017 12:09 pm Go to last post
  25. Adjusting the selection rectangle

    You know the rectangle you draw to select things? Say I change my UCS so that my crosshair is now tilted in some way. Is it possible to have this rectangle drawn with the same tilt instead of it...

    Started by Siberian‎, 7th Mar 2008 09:08 am
    • Replies: 9
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    7th Mar 2008 12:39 pm Go to last post

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