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  1. Question changing all colors in drawing regardless of layer, block

    I want to change the color of everything in my drawing except for 3 layers. There are hundreds of layers and blocks in this drawing, even after purging. I want to avoid just exploding everything...

    Started by NoelStalker‎, 20th Feb 2012 11:40 pm
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    blocks, colors, layers, objec properties
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    8th Mar 2012 04:01 pm Go to last post
  2. Angry Removing Duplicate Lines?

    I've got this drawing which I would like to engrave with my laser, but I'm afraid the duplicate lines from the imported WMF (from Adobe Illustrator) will hinder the performance of the laser. I have...

    Started by Justin Lau‎, 6th Mar 2012 07:04 am
    duplicate, problems
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    6th Mar 2012 07:04 am Go to last post
  3. Classic view in 2012

    Does anyone know if you can get classic view in 2012. I thought on previous versions it was under workspace switching. I hate the ribbon with a passion. For me, it's so unintuitive.

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 30th Apr 2011 03:02 pm
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    5th Mar 2012 05:49 pm Go to last post
  4. Conduit Leader

    I am running AutoCAD MEP 2012. Does anyone have a basic routine for a conduit leader?

    Started by rod_smithsr‎, 5th Mar 2012 04:49 pm
    autocad mep, conduit, leader
    • Replies: 1
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    5th Mar 2012 05:12 pm Go to last post
  5. Attribute Text - Multiple sizes in Block

    I am a new user to the forum, so Hello! We have a client whom insists on 1/8" text and my blocks are all sized for 3/32". What I wanted to do is create two visibility states for the block. One...

    Started by trebhahn‎, 2nd Mar 2012 10:45 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    5th Mar 2012 02:26 pm Go to last post
  6. CTAB in Field

    I want to point a field to my layout tab, but all I need in the field is the first few letters/numbers (i.e. X-XX-XXX) whereas the layout tab has much more info. I have done this in the past, but...

    Started by SLW210‎, 1st Mar 2012 05:45 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    2nd Mar 2012 04:57 pm Go to last post
  7. Mass Properties

    Hi, Can anyone tell me how to determine the mass properties of bolt, refer to attached image.

    Started by WERDNA‎, 2nd Mar 2012 10:28 am
    • Replies: 4
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    2nd Mar 2012 11:45 am Go to last post
  8. Autocad HATCH what's happening?!

    Well, I've been working on this document the last year or so. Hatches were working just great. I passed it on to a friend so he would help me with some details, which included shadows (lots of...

    Started by anarita‎, 1st Mar 2012 03:04 pm
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    • Replies: 15
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    1st Mar 2012 06:06 pm Go to last post
  9. Menus in Templates

    Hello, I use my own drawing templates with CUI files for layers, dims and notes to scale. Since I've been using LT2012, I've found that the CUI files don't appear in the drawing template. No...

    Started by marchitect‎, 28th Feb 2012 12:56 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    29th Feb 2012 12:11 pm Go to last post
  10. Lets start a discusion what is the best

    Hey I offen't have head the discussion about where to put the dimensions model or paper space? I always say the best place to put the dimension is the model space especially when you now have...

    Started by elfert‎, 20th Feb 2012 06:30 pm
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    28th Feb 2012 06:15 pm Go to last post
  11. Global Width by Layer.

    Is it possible to assign a global width to polylines by layer? I have made changes to one dwg and i now have to apply it to a bazillion more DWG's. But the chnages apply only to a few layers. So...

    Started by SMP‎, 27th Feb 2012 08:04 pm
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    28th Feb 2012 01:19 pm Go to last post
  12. Odd Selection problem

    This is really weird and annoying here is my problem i select all objects Right click>Property's Property's box Comes up but it is blank, and the top selection says there is no selection! ...

    Started by paisis123‎, 27th Feb 2012 04:47 pm
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    27th Feb 2012 05:05 pm Go to last post
  13. Thick Circle

    Hello every body, Is there any option to convert "Circle" to polyline and give thickness. Usually i draw a circle and use polyline command and use " arc " to give thickness to the circle. ...

    Started by Shibuboss‎, 1st Sep 2009 09:05 am
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    1 2
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    27th Feb 2012 01:16 pm Go to last post
  14. Unwanted Lines

    Hi I have lines projecting out of a block when I paste it in, they look like a large x. Its been a long time since I have experienced this and have forgotten what the command is to reduce the...

    Started by WERDNA‎, 26th Feb 2012 03:02 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    26th Feb 2012 06:41 pm Go to last post
  15. How to SCALE a drawing from MM to INCHES

    As the title says. How do you Scale the drawing that i have in model space that's currently drawn in MM to INCHES?:glare: I'm AutoCAD employee and i still have trouble with scaling. Any help will...

    Started by paisis123‎, 24th Feb 2012 05:52 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    25th Feb 2012 11:06 pm Go to last post
  16. Solid hatch and text problem

    Hello all, I have been having some trouble with ploting solid hatch. When I plot to PDF I always get random white lines through the solid hatch. The Plotter I am using is "Adobe PDF converter" and...

    Started by Mad Bubbler‎, 24th Feb 2012 06:00 pm
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    24th Feb 2012 06:30 pm Go to last post
  17. Splinedit; edit vertex; weight; change default setting?

    Hello out there, In my 2D drawings I use a lot of splines. I restore/convert antique drawings of ancient boats and sailplanes in/to Autocad 2012. I use these drawings as a raster image and draw...

    Started by kouros‎, 24th Feb 2012 10:51 am
    fit point, spline, splinedit., vortex point, weight
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    24th Feb 2012 11:43 am Go to last post
  18. Create Two Dimension Styles In One

    I want to have two dimension styles in one dimension line. The first style would be a point to point dimension with the text centered and above the dimension line. The second style would be a running...

    Started by Redheaded Drafter‎, 27th Sep 2011 08:17 pm
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    24th Feb 2012 05:11 am Go to last post
  19. Offset line question

    I have recently started drafting for a firm that does tracing of pipes. My job consists of drawing a pipe (Poly Line) in an isometric view, and then tracing that pipe with another linetype,...

    Started by c_space‎, 23rd Feb 2012 05:48 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Feb 2012 02:29 am Go to last post
  20. Layout a part

    Hey I design conveyors, when im done I layout all the parts so i copy object and make a layer called parts. my question is can i layout a part without making a whole new part off the frame so there...

    Started by cfrydawg‎, 23rd Feb 2012 08:12 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Feb 2012 08:36 pm Go to last post
  21. Trouble with Line Type

    Hello: I have a line type that needs to diplay a total of 6 of the letters "LED" for each foot. Because they need to display 6 per ft, I figure the spacing between should be 12/6=2 In...

    Started by Proctor‎, 23rd Feb 2012 05:18 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Feb 2012 06:29 pm Go to last post
  22. Linetype Scale System

    Hi, I have been adopting a linetype scale system for CENTER & HIDDEN types that works perfect on one drawing but not in another. Here it is: Globally, Measurement:1 MSLTSCALE:1

    Started by nicolas‎, 23rd Feb 2012 10:28 am
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    23rd Feb 2012 03:35 pm Go to last post
  23. Drawing Tubing mitre joints

    Guy's I am fabricating some race bicycles and want to make my drawing's look as real as possible. I need to be able to draw the curves where the weld lines will be. Do you know if Auto Cad has any...

    Started by ggodwin‎, 22nd Feb 2012 04:33 pm
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    • Replies: 16
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    22nd Feb 2012 10:47 pm Go to last post
  24. True North

    Hi there I received a hard copy of a simple site plan (See below) I need to recreate this in Autocad and obviously need to show which direction North is. I'm finding this tricky, I have worked...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 19th Jan 2012 11:33 am
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    1 2 3
    • Replies: 22
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    21st Feb 2012 09:43 pm Go to last post
  25. Designating a new default QLeader setting

    Any suggestions as to how to change the default QLeader setting to match my personal preference, which is shown in my attachment? This really annoys me, whenever I have to do it manually.

    Started by Dadgad‎, 21st Feb 2012 06:48 am
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    • Replies: 17
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    21st Feb 2012 07:25 pm Go to last post

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