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  1. How do you ensure an attached PDF is at the right scale?

    I'm using AutoCAD 2010 and have tried to insert a PDF which I intend to trace and add my element of the design to. Where things stop making sense are when I set the drawing units. I work in decimal...

    Started by JonoR‎, 16th Sep 2010 10:44 am
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  2. calling all pipers...I need a mechanical joint library

    Does *anybody* know where I can find a good library with Mechanical joint fittings? (ductile iron). I'll settle for 2D but would like to find 3D eventually. I've found programs online ($300) but I...

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 29th May 2008 06:09 pm
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    3rd Jun 2008 03:14 pm Go to last post
  3. plotting to pdf text turns out bold

    hi i am using autocad 08 LT and everytime i plot to pdf using standard cad dwg to pdf.pc3 the txt turns out bold, can anyone help?

    Started by cadit‎, 29th Oct 2008 10:00 pm
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    11th Feb 2013 08:53 am Go to last post
  4. 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
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    4th Nov 2009 12:29 pm Go to last post
  5. Completely disable 3d mode + Green and Red Cursor

    I don't know what I accidentally pressed or changed to make my cross hairs red and green, I think it has to do with 3d mode. is there a way to completely disable this so there's no accidentally...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 19th Aug 2014 09:06 pm
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    3d mode, cursor
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    9th Sep 2014 01:04 am Go to last post
  6. AEC object frustration, Flatten Command

    Greetings, I wasn't sure where to post this, as I am just a simple caveman 2D drafter that gets frustrated when cleaning up drawings that contain AEC objects. So, I posted it here since I don't...

    Started by driftingsun3‎, 3rd Dec 2013 06:17 pm
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    4th Dec 2013 05:46 pm Go to last post
  7. 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
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    21st Feb 2008 05:49 pm Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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
    • Replies: 10
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    25th May 2012 02:05 pm Go to last post
  10. Question Multiple block, attribute tag value change needed

    Hello: In an ACAD 2007 drawing, I have one block with a single text-attribute line copied hundreds of times. It is a furniture tag, so that the same block is used to refer to all of the furniture...

    Started by enemigoman‎, 8th Jul 2009 11:00 pm
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    25th Jul 2014 02:07 pm Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Creating undeletable object - possible?

    Hello everyone. Is it possible to create an undeletable object (line or text) in a dwg? I need something that would serve as "trademark" on DEFPOINTS, in our blocks sent to others. Thanks in...

    Started by the-trooper‎, 26th Aug 2009 12:59 pm
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    27th Aug 2009 07:54 pm Go to last post
  14. help dwg file very slow

    i have a dwg file about 9mb when i save, refedit etc it is very slow !!! i do all!!! i can not understand who is to slow the drawing!!

    Started by jim78b‎, 3rd Oct 2016 09:09 am
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    4th Oct 2016 10:18 am Go to last post
  15. Leader Line Dynamic Block

    Hi, looking to make a dynamic block with attributed text within a box and a leader line functioning in a similar way to a multileader. I have a limited experience with dynamic blocks and am unable...

    Started by Jimmy Tin‎, 21st Apr 2010 06:57 am
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    22nd Apr 2010 02:29 am Go to last post
  16. I can't to see layout model view

    Dear all, I was create a layout. but i cant to see the drawing in model view, i can see the drawing in print preview only, but i want to show the drawing in layout also, so what to do ??

    Started by arunz‎, 14th Apr 2014 07:48 am
    • Replies: 7
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    16th Apr 2014 09:09 am Go to last post
  17. Can we colour the designs done in isometric, in CAD?

    Can we colour the designs done in isometric,in CAD?:)

    Started by nidhi singhania‎, 29th Jun 2009 05:16 pm
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  18. Question Viewport clipping not working

    Hi, this will be my first post and I would like to say firstly, thanks for the great forum. Now to my problem, I have any image inserted in model space & in paper space I use a viewport to add the...

    Started by Tekenmeester‎, 24th Jul 2009 11:15 am
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    24th Jul 2009 12:43 pm Go to last post
  19. Using IMAGECLIP to crop OLEs: is it possible?

    Hi, I've recently used the IMAGECLIP command to crop down raster objects. I was wondering if anybody knows of a way to crop down the size of an OLE object using IMAGECLIP? Is this possible,...

    Started by imageclip‎, 8th Dec 2009 05:07 pm
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    10th Dec 2009 04:01 am Go to last post
  20. Angry coplanar line

    what's coplanar line? I was trying to make a fillet between two line, but a message like this is showing in the comand line: Two entities are non coplanar, or when i try to convert to polyline this...

    Started by robertorres29‎, 29th Feb 2008 05:03 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    6th Mar 2008 12:02 am Go to last post
  21. Hide Attribute in Attribute Dialog Box

    Ok very tricky question and I dont know if its even possible, but I have to try. We have an Attributed Title Block where some of the attributes are duplicated as an Attributed Field Expression,...

    Started by nocturne00‎, 23rd Oct 2008 07:34 am
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    5th Nov 2008 01:18 am Go to last post
  22. Attribute Text Height Change

    I am praying someone can help me with this, i will try and expllain as best i can what happened so it might make more sense. i am working on a P&ID job for a client (please don't stop there i...

    Started by TLRstacker‎, 13th May 2010 12:58 am
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    14th May 2010 08:16 am Go to last post
  23. Wink cross section

    how to get quickly cross section from a plan or a map?

    Started by Mirna‎, 15th Mar 2008 03:48 pm
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    14th Jan 2011 09:43 am Go to last post
  24. Compound curve solution

    How do I... How do I construct a sort of compound curve using Autocad? What I got is a circle or arc of about R=6. A node or endpoint about 5-6 units away from the center. I want a curve of...

    Started by Coosbaylumber‎, 22nd Apr 2009 03:23 pm
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    28th Jun 2012 03:20 am Go to last post
  25. Spline

    Is there anyway to extrude along a spline path? Can i switch it to a different kind of like or something?

    Started by ploeg8393‎, 31st Aug 2006 05:45 pm
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    12th Feb 2008 01:53 pm Go to last post

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