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  1. By default the size is 1:100 how can I change it?

    Hi, When I open a new file in AutoCAD 2011 the size is 1:100 how can I change it to 1:1 ? Thank you.

    Started by Faouweb‎, 19th Feb 2012 04:50 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Feb 2012 04:43 am Go to last post
  2. mouseless PURGE

    we have recently upgraded to ACAD 2011 from 2008 and I now have to use my mouse when purging. I used to.. PURGE A A <esc> but now the escape bit doesn't work and I have to use my mouse to...

    Started by dbroada‎, 13th Feb 2012 11:41 am
    • Replies: 5
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    20th Feb 2012 03:13 am Go to last post
  3. Survey Units

    I have a drawing submitted by a surveyor that I want to add to. The initial drawing unit setting is decimal, unit-less. When I check between grid points, etc, all is fine, but when I change the units...

    Started by Wilkie‎, 19th Mar 2010 01:21 pm
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    16th Feb 2012 05:31 pm Go to last post
  4. i need to make Road Profile so kindly give me software?

    hi guys i want to make Road Longitudinal Profile kindly i need any software for help to create profile in easy way kindly im using Auto CAD so i need any other application thanks Auto CAD created...

    Started by afrazawan‎, 13th Feb 2012 10:46 am
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    16th Feb 2012 02:53 am Go to last post
  5. Delete outside an area

    I'm sure I've done this before but just can't remember how: I've put something in my paperspace and need to delete it but can't find it, when I zoom extents I can't see anything i.e. as if I've...

    Started by The Santo‎, 15th Feb 2012 12:26 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Feb 2012 02:48 am Go to last post
  6. Locking UCS

    Is it possible to lock the ucs in modelspace? I want to use it in a lisp that is why i am asking!

    Started by elfert‎, 15th Feb 2012 05:17 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Feb 2012 06:29 pm Go to last post
  7. "The constraint cannot be applied. The two objects must reside in the same plane"

    Hi there, When adding constrains in dynamic block I do get error: "The constraint cannot be applied. The two objects must reside in the same plane". How could I get both of the objects on the same...

    Started by rekoj‎, 14th Feb 2012 03:05 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Feb 2012 10:29 pm Go to last post
  8. I can't see my object(s) rotate in real time when rotating using grips

    I like to think of myself as pretty competent in AutoCAD but I can't figure this one out for the life of me... I hope I can explain this clearly: When I rotate an object using grips, the object is...

    Started by ptatohed‎, 30th Jan 2012 10:22 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    14th Feb 2012 12:02 pm Go to last post
  9. Really need some help with dimensions

    Hello all, let me start off by saying I have no experience with autocad and could really use some help with this project I am undertaking. I am in the process of building a throttle quadrant for my...

    Started by trooper182‎, 11th Feb 2012 12:11 am
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    14th Feb 2012 03:14 am Go to last post
  10. how to hatch through the text boundrys

    can any one help how to hatch the edge boundry of the textso:)

    Started by mohamedibu‎, 10th Feb 2012 08:16 am
    • Replies: 6
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    14th Feb 2012 02:42 am Go to last post
  11. arctext problems

    Hello, when using the arctext command I am not able to change the character spacing setting. Also, if I select the arc text which I created and select properties, then attempt to change the character...

    Started by chris11‎, 8th Feb 2012 07:56 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Feb 2012 11:09 pm Go to last post
  12. Dimension units change after saving

    I'm having an issue with dimensions changing from when I save the drawing to when I reopen it. I'm using AutoCAD Mechanical 2009, exclusively in 2D. I save drawings in AutoCAD 2000/LT 2000...

    Started by davidad‎, 9th Feb 2012 11:08 pm
    dimension, mechanical, units
    • Replies: 8
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    10th Feb 2012 08:55 pm Go to last post
  13. regarding annotaion text

    i cannot understand the ANNOAUTOSCALE When to on / off the button and how to use in layouts :o:o

    Started by mohamedibu‎, 10th Feb 2012 07:45 am
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Feb 2012 12:25 pm Go to last post
  14. Dynamic block for dimensioning

    I want to create a block which will be able to automatically display dimensions as pulled from gridlines in two directions. The dimensions would be displayed over lines perpendicular to each other...

    Started by OFFIELD‎, 9th Feb 2012 07:08 am
    • Replies: 1
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    9th Feb 2012 02:52 pm Go to last post
  15. Problem with text unicode

    Hi there, I started designing in autocad 2011, which was installed and used but another person who i do not know. My problem is that, when i save an autocad drawing and try to open it to...

    Started by pm4698‎, 9th Feb 2012 06:48 am
    • Replies: 3
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    9th Feb 2012 02:19 pm Go to last post
  16. Cant change colour in PROPERTIES

    Hello Couple days ago something crashed in autoCAD, and now when i select more lines or objects - i cant change colour in properties 1) If i select one line --- still in properties is showing By...

    Started by din_Dins‎, 8th Feb 2012 09:35 am
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Feb 2012 07:43 pm Go to last post
  17. Can't stop the / (slash) from becoming a fraction!

    Hi We are working in Autocad lt 2012 and in one particular drawing we can't stop the slash (/) from turning into a fraction line :cry:. IE the date 08/02 becomes a fraction 8 over 2. Its very...

    Started by Elisabeth83‎, 8th Feb 2012 02:43 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    8th Feb 2012 05:47 pm Go to last post
  18. A better way of producing coordinates.

    Work has finally given me a machine that can run AutoCAD properly and I now also have the office license of full AutoCAD 2011 (vanilla AutoCAD not architecture etc.) I am about to start placing a...

    Started by Glen1980‎, 7th Feb 2012 06:10 pm
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    • Replies: 18
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    8th Feb 2012 05:33 pm Go to last post
  19. Plotting with Transparency problems !!!!!!!

    hey there peeps, Im currently plotting a site plan with different zones highlighted in a solid hatch. Each zone has a different colour and all zones are slightly transparent so i can see the site...

    Started by coggs‎, 3rd Feb 2012 11:14 am
    • Replies: 6
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    8th Feb 2012 04:45 pm Go to last post
  20. Selecting Multiple Snap Points

    Hi, I want to move a few snap points on a line but not all of them... Usually I would shift + click each individual snap point and then move but when I have a lot of points it gets pretty time...

    Started by funk‎, 1st Feb 2012 01:03 am
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Feb 2012 04:41 pm Go to last post
  21. Stretching a Line :(

    Hi, long time AutoCAD user here, but I just upgraded to 2011 and am having a hard time replicating some previous functionality. Specifically, I frequently have a line and want to stretch its length...

    Started by mpuchtel‎, 31st Jan 2012 10:45 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    7th Feb 2012 05:23 pm Go to last post
  22. Question "enter" key bind

    how do i find the "enter" key bind.. im meaning enter key not the enter command i want to beable to add a keybind to my mouse to do the same as the enter key that being either repeat last command...

    Started by mathew21‎, 3rd Mar 2011 11:46 pm
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    7th Feb 2012 02:15 pm Go to last post
  23. Object Instance Calculator

    Hi All, Wondering if anyone can help me with my problem: I have created a block which contains various part numbers, with a description and some other bla bla, with a total number box, I...

    Started by vards01‎, 30th Jan 2012 03:24 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    2nd Feb 2012 09:34 am Go to last post
  24. GAPS and boundarys

    im trying to hatch a area inside a box but every time i try it says that there are gaps but they are within tolerance and give me OK or NO if i select OK it hatches one i want and one beside it and...

    Started by mathew21‎, 20th Jan 2012 11:18 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    1st Feb 2012 08:05 pm Go to last post
  25. Point with coordinates

    Hi, I was wondering if there was a way to set a point in autocad LT 08 using coordinates can anyone help me?

    Started by mmandujano‎, 31st Jan 2012 03:55 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,656
    31st Jan 2012 10:55 pm Go to last post

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