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  1. Outside Boundary

    Hi, Just wondering if I can get a boundary from the outside of an object. I have a 2D drawing of an engine+gearbox as a block and the need the outline. Regards Matho

    Started by Matho‎, 20th Mar 2008 01:08 am
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  2. Help Tracing an Image

    I am going to make another belt buckle and have decided on a design. I am not too familiar to autocad and am asking if anyone will be able to help or show me how to trace properly. If anyone is...

    Started by AAAKings‎, 12th Dec 2008 03:28 am
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  3. Tool bar icon for WBLOCK , GROUP etc.?

    When we had AC2008 I had created toolbar icons for WBLOCK and for GROUP with the 2 different pickstyles (I think that's what it was) However, Since moving to 2010 and a new machine I can't remember...

    Started by CalypsoArt‎, 7th Sep 2010 09:22 pm
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  4. Multiple continuous Arcs

    Hello The building I am working on is the shape of a jelly bean. The exterior glazing will be segmented and we are trying to make the building as dimensionally uniform as possible. IE 5'-0"...

    Started by tgarchitect‎, 6th Aug 2013 01:46 pm
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  5. how to divide a line?

    not so straightforward :) I don't need the command "DIVIDE" as this one is asking me in how many segment i'd like to divide a given line.... I need to divide a line evenly every 12.5 meters... I...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 18th Jul 2016 06:27 am
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  6. Title block problem

    Hi All, I have a stupid problem! I have some title blocks in different type of fonts and I want to uniform them. I attached 2 of them for you guys. It's nerve racking to correct them one by one in...

    Started by alijahed‎, 31st Jan 2008 07:50 am
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  7. exploding blocks

    i accidentaly created block that cannot be exploded. after i filled the drawing with this block i had to explode it but couldnt :(:cry: do you know what i could do?

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 18th Feb 2008 10:40 pm
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  8. Question Delete command

    :shock: Hi Does anyone know how to erase/delete everything inside a given area on a drawing. I need to erase a lot of lines etc in a given area without selecting everyline individually. I...

    Started by GIB39‎, 20th Mar 2008 05:31 pm
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  9. Lost Toolbars

    I am at school in one of my engineering classes and we use AutoCad Inventor Professional 2008 regularly and I lost all my tool bars! All I get is the black background... My teacher says if I don't...

    Started by JDogster‎, 25th Apr 2008 05:46 pm
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  10. Polyline Issues

    I am at wits end with this. I have been able to fix this in the past, but I have forgotten how to do it and it is driving me nuts! I need to get back to work but am compelled to figure this out...

    Started by Cad_junkie‎, 22nd May 2008 05:45 pm
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  11. Stretch Wont Stretch

    Ok Should Be A Simple One, I Am Trying To Stretch Objects (plines, Lines Etc) But It Isnt Working It Just Moves The Entire Object, Any One Know Why? Thanks Ps Sorry About Caps :)

    Started by daveyboyd‎, 4th Jul 2008 12:01 pm
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  12. Message Need To DISAPPEAR

    When I Open Some Files This Message Above Appear To Me, My Question Is How Can I Make This Message Disappear?

    Started by MR MAN‎, 31st Jul 2008 01:19 pm
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  13. Embarrassed how to make all lines ONE ... !!

    Hello I hope everyone is doing well.. I have a question and i need a little help please... Ok i have this drawing i made.. after adding windows and doors and all the openings, my walls...

    Started by CAD-LOVER0208‎, 7th Oct 2008 03:09 pm
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  14. Text Thickness

    Hello, I have been having an issue with the way text displays. What appears to be random (I'm sure its not) text shows up slightly more bold than the text around it - despite all properties...

    Started by RyanAtNelco‎, 22nd Apr 2009 04:40 pm
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  15. Hatch defaults to offset position

    when i pick point for hatch: Rather than the hatch sitting neatly around the text it is annoyinly offset. can u help. see attached

    Started by stephenward‎, 22nd Jul 2009 01:02 pm
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  16. consultant's drawing - not plotting changes

    I have a drawing from a consultant, when I draw changes, eg a polyline around an object - it doesn't plot the new polyline. I have xreffed the drawing into one of my own, now MY drawing refuses...

    Started by Sarah H‎, 10th Sep 2009 04:23 pm
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  17. Divide an area by a specific amount

    When creating the shutter in the attachment I divided the total height by the number of slats. Then copied each slat all the way down the shutter. There must be a faster way to do this! Is there a...

    Started by nicnicman‎, 7th May 2010 10:10 pm
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  18. Cad Annoyances: empty blocks, persistant layers, block with far away basepoint

    Hi, I wonder if there have been any solutions to the following annoyances. They have been there for too long and they keep bugging us each time. 1. Empty blocks. They do not figure in quick...

    Started by nicolas‎, 26th Apr 2011 08:15 pm
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    cad annoyances, empty blocks, faraway baspoints, persistant layers
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  19. Stairway head room

    I am drafting a set of plans for a small camp. For whatever reason (cost), the client did not want to go through an architect and took it upon themselves to hand draw some plans on graph paper. ...

    Started by nicnicman‎, 26th Jun 2011 12:01 am
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  20. Losing selected objects when zooming/panning etc

    After selecting objects to stretch, extend, move, erase, etc., I sometimes zoom in or pan using the mouse wheel to see other areas while transparently holding the selection set. When I hit Enter to...

    Started by TxArcht81‎, 8th Apr 2014 04:35 pm
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  21. automatic drawing elevation&section plan in autocad?????????

    hello dear all :(i watched video about drawing elevation & section plan using elevation line and section line in autocad, I always do it manually drawn Which is very time-consuming Is it really...

    Started by hamidciv‎, 21st Aug 2014 08:07 am
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  22. inputting MM from the command line in a architectural units drawing

    Hello, searched these keywords but seems like most answers involve scaling the drawing, so, specifically, I have a drawing that is in Architectural feet and inches. Most of the dimensions I am...

    Started by albroswift‎, 14th Oct 2014 03:23 am
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  23. autocad 2015: line by command line instead filling in those non-practical textboxes

    Hello guys, I've another question. I want to draw my lines 100% using the commandline. Instead my Autocad thinks different. There appear those weird textboxes at my mouse pointer. I dont want...

    Started by digital_ownage‎, 22nd Oct 2014 06:54 pm
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  24. Selection box object snaps

    I am having difficulty with the selection box not picking up any object snaps. The grid snap is off, object snaps are on and the object snap aperture in options is large enough to work. Also the...

    Started by billhmiller‎, 25th Oct 2016 03:07 pm
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  25. Metric Paper space scaling problem

    I'm working in Metric system, with centimeters as drawing units (1 cm = 10 mm). I've researched many tutorials with no luck, plus the majority are for the Imperial system. I needed to display a...

    Started by rlcad‎, 28th Feb 2017 10:20 am
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    1st Mar 2017 12:12 pm Go to last post

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