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Troublesome text, units & scales, object snaps, dimensions, annotation, linetypes, toolbars, geometry, measurement...? Help is at hand.

  1. Text Size - Annotative

    Hi All, I inherited some floor plans with names next to the desks. The names are varying in text size and rather than reduce the text individually I was wondering if there is a way I can make...

    Started by Franny‎, 4th Apr 2017 02:11 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Apr 2017 02:20 pm Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. how to show angle and length of a line in properties?

    hi all I use autocad 2016, in a previous drawing a couple of days ago I was able to see thethe angle of a line in the properties ... now it's not there... how do I see it? ( in properties i mean )

    Started by cat3appr‎, 31st Mar 2017 11:12 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    3rd Apr 2017 01:14 am Go to last post
  4. paper space , scale, how does it woork?

    hello, I have to edit this drawing, photo attached: in the model space there is a vast area of constructions and in paperspace i have a frame that need to adjust each time to box a different...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 30th Mar 2017 09:31 pm
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    1st Apr 2017 03:33 am Go to last post
  5. Using the DDPTYPE command for control of Points - AutoCad 2000

    Hi - I wish to be able to use two different styles of DDPTYPE points within the same drawing in order to have distinguishing points on different levels. When however the style is changed for one...

    Started by Stanier‎, 29th Mar 2017 05:08 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    1st Apr 2017 02:31 am Go to last post
  6. Dynamic Blocks - Finding Unused Objects in Visibility States

    Hello all, I wonder if anyone else has come across this issue before. I have a large dynamic block with 650 objects, 25 visibility states and this thing has been modified a lot at this stage....

    Started by Lawrst‎, 29th Mar 2017 11:01 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Mar 2017 11:02 pm Go to last post
  7. Cannot find or create the font ArialMT

    not sure if this is the right place for this, but i'm having a few text issues publishing to pdf.. its coming up with this msg saying "Cannot find or create the font ArialMT. Some characters may not...

    Started by masterfal‎, 29th Jun 2016 10:31 am
    • Replies: 5
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    29th Mar 2017 03:04 pm Go to last post
  8. Select object window Autocad 2016

    this might be simple to fix, when i selected object drag from top left to lower right, before it usually select as rectangle but now it shows something like LASSO, how do i fix this? i just want...

    Started by Sengna‎, 24th Mar 2017 11:01 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    28th Mar 2017 02:13 am Go to last post
  9. Dimensions problem

    I try to put a dimension in autocad 2014 and I have some problems . Please explain me what I must change from dimension style

    Started by gchalepas‎, 26th Mar 2017 05:49 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    27th Mar 2017 01:08 pm Go to last post
  10. autocad objects scaling

    Is there anyway to scale an existing object to 1:1 scale?

    Started by vaibhavsehgal36‎, 25th Mar 2017 07:50 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    26th Mar 2017 02:33 pm Go to last post
  11. Blocks and text styles autocad mep 2017

    Hello, I am having this issue with text inside a block we have been using forever. I am using romanS text. For the most part I never used to have issues with it. but once in a while now when we...

    Started by Jessica28‎, 23rd Mar 2017 07:44 pm
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    25th Mar 2017 10:54 pm Go to last post
  12. block insertion points

    You know those little triangular diamond looking things that hold the inserted block in place? Well, when I insert my blocks not only is the point at the original insertion location, a duplicate is...

    Started by tjgrim‎, 23rd Mar 2017 10:51 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    24th Mar 2017 03:09 am Go to last post
  13. during dragging no preview

    help me please, i have autocad mech 2013 in some dwgs conversions from other programs like me10 or solidworks, if i move, copy a blocks i don't see any preview the block with polylines disappear...

    Started by jim78b‎, 21st Mar 2017 01:39 pm
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  14. viewports badly clipping when using arcs in clipped VP

    Hi All i use viewports with curved corners - and sometimes get this problem: left is correct - right should be all green but the viewport seems to be messed up. it isn't, it is neatly...

    Started by designerstuart‎, 23rd Mar 2017 12:56 am
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Mar 2017 02:02 pm Go to last post
  15. Copy to clipboard failed error

    Hi colleagues, I find an issue with copying/cutting a part/whole of my Autocad drawings and pasting it to another Autocad drawing of the same version (Autocad 2016). Each time I try copying, Autocad...

    Started by Eng Michael‎, 23rd Mar 2017 05:31 am
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Mar 2017 05:47 am Go to last post
  16. Can't draw line or polyline in model space.

    Can't draw line or polyline in model space but can in paper space. It will draw arcs, circles, etc. I have tried both highlight and dragmode to no avail and yes everything is thawed and on and I have...

    Started by bpls‎, 22nd Mar 2017 01:39 am
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    • Replies: 14
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    22nd Mar 2017 02:00 pm Go to last post
  17. Arc question

    I'm trying to draw a 90 deg. arc, upright, i.e. with the start point and center horizontally aligned. I use the ARC command, I specify the start point, then click on Center option, specify the...

    Started by rlcad‎, 10th Mar 2017 09:00 am
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    • Replies: 12
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    22nd Mar 2017 12:56 pm Go to last post
  18. Text Alignment is inactive in Table

    When I try to insert text in a Table's cell, sometimes I need the second line to be centered; but the Alignment buttons (Center, Left, Right, Justify etc) are inactive. What is the problem? Thanks.

    Started by rlcad‎, 21st Mar 2017 06:39 am
    • Replies: 5
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    22nd Mar 2017 12:08 am Go to last post
  19. True Type Font For Searchable PDF

    I have a client who used Simplex.shx font all over their drawing package. Is there a way to use Simplex.ttf in a text style instead? I have read and searched all over and haven't gotten anything to...

    Started by bcarlso2‎, 17th Mar 2017 03:34 pm
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    pdf, script, simplex, truetype
    • Replies: 10
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    21st Mar 2017 01:54 pm Go to last post
  20. insert block dropdown menu

    is there any way to change the order in which the blocks are displayed in the drop down menu that appears when you click the insert button on the block pallet? It appears to default to the...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 20th Mar 2017 09:20 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Mar 2017 01:12 am Go to last post
  21. Linetypes Refuse to Purge

    Hey guys, I have a bit of an issue happening here and cannot figure out how to resolve it easily. I routinely get CAD files from a company overseas and their drawings are always filled with...

    Started by Cad64‎, 18th Mar 2017 11:19 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    20th Mar 2017 04:28 am Go to last post
  22. Need help to develop or Draw FMB Sketch

    Hi, I have only source to draw this drawing in autocad is LENGTH. I don't know about angle and diagonal measurement. Some one please guide me to draw this FMB Sketch THANKS.........

    Started by dgp123‎, 15th Mar 2017 03:19 pm
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    • Replies: 12
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    18th Mar 2017 03:38 pm Go to last post
  23. Paper Space

    Been years since last used AutoCAD. My work is simple and nowadays, just for my "fun." I'm using a model space and a paper space with a viewport. I do need to move and resize in my viewport the...

    Started by Tankman‎, 16th Mar 2017 04:43 am
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Mar 2017 10:57 pm Go to last post
  24. Inserting Blocks

    Hi All, Hope you can help me. I'm working on floor plans & when I insert some blocks they are so tiny that I have to scroll in to find them. However in the same drawing some blocks are fine...

    Started by Franny‎, 15th Mar 2017 03:44 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Mar 2017 11:17 am Go to last post
  25. Multileaders

    I am just starting out with multileaders. My last place of employment did not use them. When I edit the text with the leader coming off the bottom right, the text moves and the leader stays as it...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 16th Mar 2017 01:22 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Mar 2017 01:08 am Go to last post

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