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  1. Leroy Text

    Back before Autocad there was K&E Leroy paddles. There is a font now for Leroy. But, what was original height for the letters on the different paddles and the appropritate pen number too? ...

    Started by Coosbaylumber‎, 14th Feb 2009 02:28 am
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    19th Feb 2009 12:28 pm Go to last post
  2. Dimension style text line spacing factor

    This one bugs me from time to time; I can't find an answer in ACAD help, the DXF reference, or Teh Interwebz. Is there a system variable that controls the current dimension text line spacing factor,...

    Started by uddfl‎, 4th Mar 2009 08:26 pm
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    9th Mar 2009 10:03 pm Go to last post
  3. Help annotating bearing of a line

    I know how to annotate the length of a line, I just can't figure out how to annotate the bearing. Like, if I'm drawing an area for a surveyor and there is a line 1000 ft. with a bearing of...

    Started by superduck88‎, 5th May 2011 04:29 am
    annotate bearing, annotate line direction
    • Replies: 4
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    12th May 2011 07:34 pm Go to last post
  4. add underline to multiple text

    is there a easy way to add an underline to all selected dtext?

    Started by chelsea1307‎, 27th Oct 2009 06:44 pm
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    21st Jan 2010 08:21 pm Go to last post
  5. How do I Draw this?

    I know I get really annoying with help on drawings, but our teachers won't give us direct answers, and besides figuring out by myself, this is the only way. Well, this is kinda hard for me I...

    Started by zetnie‎, 13th Mar 2008 09:14 pm
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    14th Mar 2008 06:10 pm Go to last post
  6. origin in paperspace/layout tab

    How to change the origin between the lower left corner of printable area and lower left corner of paper? I want to unify a lot of drawings among which some have the origin the wrong place... ...

    Started by jrn‎, 17th Feb 2010 11:54 pm
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    23rd Mar 2016 01:07 pm Go to last post
  7. Stretch a group of objects???!!

    Hi, Part of my job involves me drawing roofs. I sometimes need to squash or stretch these 2-D drawings to show the roof from diferent angles. More simply - I have a 2D drawing made up for...

    Started by bbudding‎, 3rd Nov 2009 05:07 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    4th Nov 2009 12:29 pm Go to last post
  8. Linetype scale and XREFs

    I have a drawing that has several XREFs. I would like the linetype scale to show the same in differant tabs. Base xref is the building, LTscale = .5 Equip xref is all the machines etc. LTscale =.5...

    Started by redbeardcad‎, 20th Aug 2013 03:51 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Aug 2013 02:05 pm Go to last post
  9. Dynamic Blocks, Attributes w/ Visibility States, and Attribute Edit

    I am using AutoCAD 2006 and I created a dynamic block that has 4 attributes and 2 visibility states. Two of the attributes are visible in one state, while the other two are invisible. After toggling...

    Started by rayg11757‎, 3rd Apr 2011 05:11 am
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Dec 2015 03:51 pm Go to last post
  10. Copy/Increment Text

    Hey guys quick question. I dont know how many people here are familiar with MicroStation but there is a command where say you have text you are able to copy it and everytime you copy it the number...

    Started by Rupert9819‎, 5th Nov 2007 09:22 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    21st Feb 2008 05:49 pm Go to last post
  11. How to insert Surface Finish ( Roughness) symbol in AutoCAD 2010 ??

    How to insert Surface Finish ( Roughness) symbol in AutoCAD 2010 without using a ready made block ,, so how to insert it without using any external block ??:? thanks :)

    Started by frankooosh‎, 30th Apr 2009 06:14 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    30th Apr 2009 06:36 pm Go to last post
  12. Make an Image Tile Menu from Pull-Down Menu

    I"m trying to create Image Tile Menu to insert most used blocks. So far, I"ve made slides, join them in slide library, I also made .mnu file and .scr file for commands for inserting blocks. ...

    Started by sumski‎, 5th Jan 2008 07:39 pm
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    10th Nov 2009 12:08 am Go to last post
  13. Command line text is too big.

    Does anybody know how to wrangle this command line back to normal? This is a new installation of ACAD Mechanical 2016 on a new laptop running Windows 10. I have been to the DISPLAY tab under...

    Started by PGuatney‎, 1st Mar 2016 05:13 am
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    2nd Mar 2016 03:13 am Go to last post
  14. update all text elements after change of style

    I have some text elements for a certain style that are too big. So I want to change them. I can of course use quick select and then set the height, but I'm wondering if there's a way to change the...

    Started by ittayd‎, 5th Aug 2012 03:50 pm
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    13th Feb 2014 02:26 pm Go to last post
  15. Question Regen problem...

    ... 4th question for the forum... they're coming tik & fast now :unsure: 2008 drawing specific problem : in paperspace it's regen'ing all every time I qsave or the autosave goes (doesn't happen...

    Started by Hedgehog‎, 19th Feb 2008 04:52 pm
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    20th Feb 2008 04:25 pm Go to last post
  16. help draft plans for a house

    hello all.....a bit of a stupid question, but im new to this. ive got coursework were i have to design a house in 3d form. now im starting to design the layout of the house, inorder to created the 3d...

    Started by rollie‎, 5th Jan 2009 04:24 pm
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    7th Jan 2009 12:08 am Go to last post
  17. Star Get Line Weight in Layout? Printing OK

    I am aware some users like their lines very sharp and neat in the layout and make the line weight appear in the printing process. However, I am wondering if I can see the the lines weight applied...

    Started by D1-Xen‎, 12th May 2012 06:34 am
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    17th May 2012 02:36 am Go to last post
  18. Question Custom linetype with text display problem

    Hello community! My love for this forum keeps growing, so here I am again. Today's issue... I made a custom line type called EX (for existing pipes) which looks a little bit like this: - - -...

    Started by freek‎, 18th Feb 2011 05:17 pm
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    linetype, orientation
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    25th May 2012 02:05 pm Go to last post
  19. Love convert polyline to block

    I need to convert all polylines on layer to blocks. Each polyline gets replaced with a block that is near the approximate center of polyline. it can also be at the first or last node of pline. or...

    Started by orange‎, 17th Mar 2011 12:54 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Mar 2011 03:51 pm Go to last post
  20. Unknown command "-BEDIT". Press F1 for help.

    Why do I get this when I try to use the bedit command? It also happens if I right-click a block and choose "Block Editor". Thank you/tutt

    Started by tutt‎, 2nd Feb 2011 07:17 am
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    9th Feb 2011 03:18 pm Go to last post
  21. 2D screw

    Hello there, can anybody help me to draw the thread of a screw in 2D Thank you:(

    Started by hollopollo‎, 11th Jun 2008 02:27 pm
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    26th Nov 2010 07:09 am Go to last post
  22. 2014 Loading Problem

    Today I was unable to open autocad 2014, which is the first problem I've had with an autocad program in 13 years. The message I got initially was as follows: "Problem loading AcBrandRes.dll...

    Started by Verdant1‎, 15th Jan 2015 02:57 am
    unhandled access error
    • Replies: 6
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    16th Jan 2015 12:58 am Go to last post
  23. Perpendicular Line from A Line

    Dear All I am new to this forum. I have a drawn a line at any angle say 39.43. I want to draw a line from this line @ perpendicular from this line. How to draw this. Thanks

    Started by vitrag60‎, 2nd Nov 2012 01:12 am
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    2nd Nov 2012 06:58 pm Go to last post
  24. How do I get rid of the text box that follows the crosshair

    Whenever I type a command, the words start appearing next to the crosshair as opposed to the command line. I looked all over the options menu to find something to change this. Is there a system...

    Started by WagglyFawn‎, 21st Feb 2008 11:37 pm
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    22nd Feb 2008 04:43 pm Go to last post
  25. Where is my Fence linetype stored?

    I do not know much about custom linetypes, but I have always been able to get away with copying and editing the standard lines to get any minor differences that I need. I have three questions in...

    Started by YZ‎, 10th Oct 2008 06:01 am
    • Replies: 9
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    21st Oct 2008 03:38 am Go to last post

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