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  1. Question about data extraction

    I have a question about data extraction in AutoCAD Architectural 2009. I have an original drawing of a floorplan of a building. On this drawing I draw polylines with hatches above the original...

    Started by Andecal23‎, 14th Sep 2010 06:04 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Sep 2010 07:14 am Go to last post
  2. How to change scale in Autocad07

    Hi All, Need help please using Autocad 2007. If I have drawing that was drawn in scale 1:1250 in model space but I want to show this in paper space as scale 1:500 the dwg will obviously be...

    Started by andi blinco‎, 13th Jan 2009 01:52 pm
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    1 2
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    3rd Oct 2011 05:30 pm Go to last post
  3. Help! Object Tracking Not Working?

    Hi All, Desperate for help. For some unknown reason my Object Snap Tracking will not work, its been working fine for ever but since yesterdya it will not work. All correct settings are on as...

    Started by andi blinco‎, 20th May 2009 02:18 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    20th May 2009 02:34 pm Go to last post
  4. Text displayed annoyingly thick

    Could anybody help please, a text in the model space is displayed annoyingly thick. It was always ok but something changed beyond of my knowledge in one particular project only. Can't change it back,...

    Started by andq‎, 23rd Apr 2011 11:23 pm
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    • Replies: 13
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    25th Apr 2011 09:44 pm Go to last post
  5. custom line type with alternating text

    Hi. How do I create a custome line type with alternating text as description like this: -------- - e -------- - (oh) -------- -------- e thanks!

    Started by andre amzi‎, 19th Jul 2012 07:30 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    21st Jul 2012 05:46 am Go to last post
  6. Autocad Parametric/ Constraints through VBA or other access

    I'm trying to connect the value given by a calculated User parameter to a text. I've been looking for information everywhere, none found. Is it possible to show that value in a multiline text?

    Started by andresperezcera‎, 9th Apr 2012 08:50 pm
    autocad, constraint, parameters
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Apr 2012 03:29 am Go to last post
  7. Explode Command Changed

    This has been an issue with me for a while. You used to be able to select an object then type 'x' to explode the selected object. Now, in later versions of AutoCAD, having an object selected then...

    Started by Andrew1979‎, 17th Apr 2014 12:47 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    18th Apr 2014 04:09 am Go to last post
  8. Drawing Recovery Manager

    hello all, I was wondering if anyonme can shed some light on this. I just had a crash happen and the drawing recovery manager opened on restart, and although i only had one drawing open, there were...

    Started by andrew239‎, 8th Nov 2010 02:43 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Dec 2010 08:10 pm Go to last post
  9. Lines appear when printing but are not in paper or model space.

    Hi, My boss was working on my drawing and has somehow managed to mess it up! On drawing 101 and 102 there are lines which cut right across the building; they are not in model or paper space. I...

    Started by Andrew30‎, 6th Feb 2015 01:23 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Feb 2015 01:40 pm Go to last post
  10. lost tabs

    We have a machine in our office running AutoCAD 2006 (ABS) same as all the rest and it has lost the Model and Layout Tabs at the bottom of the screen. Quite annoying as the jobs being worked on have...

    Started by ANDY BROCK‎, 7th Apr 2008 12:38 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    7th Apr 2008 11:48 pm Go to last post
  11. Using Viewports in Layout - help

    I've used viewports in layout since 2000. Now I create the number of ports I want but doubleclicking in the port does not open it up. What did they do? How do I get it to work? :? Please e-mail...

    Started by Andy Levine‎, 1st Aug 2008 03:12 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    2nd Aug 2008 01:39 pm Go to last post
  12. Can someone help with missing shape file? And what's it do?

    I'm missing a shape file called "TMPSHAPE.SHX" I've run across this before but i've just bypassed it and continued on. I really don't know what it does. I forwarded some drawings along that are...

    Started by ANDY0871‎, 10th Feb 2008 01:45 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Feb 2008 01:27 pm Go to last post
  13. Help with scalling a drawing

    I have a file that was not created at 1 to 1. My fixtures are 2"x4" instead of 2'x4' like they are supposed to be... What would the scale factor be to make this 1/8' scale? I wanted to scale it...

    Started by ANDY0871‎, 21st Feb 2008 04:11 pm
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  14. Question Rectangles to Single Line

    I have a drawing with multiple rectangles. All rectangles are 100mm wide and varying in lengths. They are drawn as closed polylines. Is there a way for me to convert these polylines to a single...

    Started by Andy0902‎, 4th Feb 2014 12:55 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    5th Feb 2014 05:08 pm Go to last post
  15. Design Center Folder

    Hi I use the design centre quite a lot (still on 2002 version) Each time the system saves a file onto the main folder, this inserts itself and gets in the way interfering with my currently neat...

    Started by andybeedub‎, 5th Feb 2016 01:20 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    8th Feb 2016 02:12 pm Go to last post
  16. Problem Legacy Menu Migration

    Hello Everyone, My problem is as follows: I need to migrate my old .mns file into 2008. When I use the transfer tab in the CUI, and browse to the .mns file and click "open", I get an error...

    Started by Andyman‎, 26th Feb 2008 04:34 pm
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    26th Feb 2008 05:54 pm Go to last post
  17. Arcs tangent to two other arcs/circles

    How do I draw an arc/circle tangent to two other arcs/circles? Ultimately, I am trying to create a snail cam drawing.

    Started by andymccallum‎, 3rd Sep 2014 09:20 am
    arc, tangents
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Sep 2014 12:47 pm Go to last post
  18. "layer" pull down menu not alfabetical

    I have a problem with the pull down menu of the layer selection. I had this once before in another project a long time ago and I have it again in the currect project. I think it started when I...

    Started by andyr74‎, 5th May 2014 09:24 am
    • Replies: 2
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    5th May 2014 11:31 am Go to last post
  19. changing mtext size in xref

    I have a basic overview drawing with dimensions, texts,... I use this drawing as an xref to draw details on a another scale. I would like to keep the texts on the xref but they should be smaller....

    Started by andyr74‎, 17th Oct 2014 07:55 am
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Oct 2014 11:42 am Go to last post
  20. Thread Help

    Hi all I am working on a drawing and would like to try and get my head round showing a thread, the bit that confuses me is the Break/cut on the part of the hole (showing its a thread) i have been...

    Started by andythewelder‎, 1st Nov 2010 11:50 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Nov 2010 10:04 am Go to last post
  21. Change dim-style, Tolerance will be lost

    Hello guys when I change a dimension Styles to another Dimension Styles, that ,Tolerance will be lost .Why ? how fix this ?

    Started by andy_lee‎, 21st Jul 2015 09:05 am
    • Replies: 7
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    22nd Jul 2015 01:54 pm Go to last post
  22. Refuses to fillet...

    I have 2 Plines, one forming a J shape and a - that intersects. Attempting to fillet the - to the J with a fillet and radius of 1, either tells me invalid too big a radius or fillets an unusual...

    Started by And_ROOS‎, 20th Feb 2008 03:23 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
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    27th Feb 2008 10:51 pm Go to last post
  23. Dim String Explode Problem

    I am having a problem in ACAD 2007 with the DIMLINEAR command. I enter the command, select my two origins for the dimension string, and then enter my text. But then the dim string becomes...

    Started by anestrus‎, 10th Jul 2008 02:59 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Jul 2008 03:13 pm Go to last post
  24. Reference book

    can anyone share a softcopy of this book... Technical Drawing 101 2nd edition any author available may do, pls. share or where can I download a copy for free,pdf/doc file thanks you so much...

    Started by angelsxypj0025‎, 2nd Aug 2015 12:31 am
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    4th Aug 2015 12:02 pm Go to last post
  25. Architectural and Structural Plan reading

    Can anyone give me some study hints or guides on how to advance my knowledge about... Architectural and Structural Plan reading, Basically I'm new to this field and to be honest my brain was ate...

    Started by angelsxypj0025‎, 3rd Aug 2015 11:09 am
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    • Replies: 10
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    4th Aug 2015 10:40 am Go to last post

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