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  1. Question show endpoints while drawing

    I'm wondering if there's a way to make endpoints visible on selected lines/polylines while drawing new lines/polylines or running other routines... Anyone? Maybe it sounds a bit useless to you, but...

    Started by jrn‎, 15th Nov 2011 12:21 pm
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    point line
    • Replies: 28
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    18th Nov 2011 03:23 pm Go to last post
  2. Cross hairs at 45 degrees.

    I am an occasional user of AutoCAD. I have a received a drawing from a company where the cross hairs are at 45 degrees and I can only insert dimensions at 45 degrees. How do I change this please?...

    Started by Glenspa‎, 16th Nov 2011 08:55 pm
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    18th Nov 2011 12:10 am Go to last post
  3. Line type not showing in the block.

    I am drawing pipiing Iso's. I have a bunch of iso blocks that are drawn on layer "0". At each end of the iso, I have the last few pieces on a layer that has a thin line weight and a hidden dashed...

    Started by CADPOLE‎, 17th Nov 2011 08:26 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Nov 2011 09:05 pm Go to last post
  4. AutoCad 2009 leader line change color

    Hello: In AutoCAD 2009 is there a way to make a leader line change color with per the layer it is on? thank you for your help, Proctor

    Started by Proctor‎, 17th Nov 2011 12:27 am
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    17th Nov 2011 07:27 pm Go to last post
  5. i want to creat line Type pls help me ?

    Hi i wan to creat my choice line type so please help me or give me any lisp for help to creat line type ok

    Started by afrazawan‎, 17th Nov 2011 11:45 am
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Nov 2011 12:25 pm Go to last post
  6. i want to creat hatch pattren own choice how can please?

    i want to creat hatch pattren own my choice how can please im using Auto cad 2012 thanks

    Started by afrazawan‎, 16th Nov 2011 05:32 am
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    16th Nov 2011 12:56 pm Go to last post
  7. Difficulties with truetype fonts when plotting

    I am currently working with some true type fonts, and having the following results occur: I have a Mtext object, Text style named Tahoma. there are 5 lines to it. The formatting of the first...

    Started by 2bagz‎, 14th Nov 2011 03:31 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Nov 2011 02:09 am Go to last post
  8. How to keep hatch always behind object?

    Hi everyone, I'm having a trouble with my hatches, every time I move an object contains a hatch, and some times when I re-open my DWG file, the hatch comes in front of the objects, is very...

    Started by gpktm‎, 12th Nov 2011 04:05 am
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Nov 2011 03:21 pm Go to last post
  9. file extension acad.dwt not selected in template dialog box

    hello Rank beginner using 2010 version autocad. When starting a new drawing using the New command > Opening up Template dialog box. I don't see the file extension acad.dwt in the Name...

    Started by bibi‎, 11th Nov 2011 04:15 am
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    14th Nov 2011 03:16 pm Go to last post
  10. Viewport scaling issues in Map 3D 2010

    I hope someone can help. We have recently been upgraded to Autodesk Map 3D where I work which when we first got it was a big improvement from what we were running. When I first started using...

    Started by Fatty_Batter‎, 9th Nov 2011 02:21 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Nov 2011 02:45 am Go to last post
  11. how to add PDF as a background (like an XREF) and be able snap to points on the PDF

    Hi I am running Autocad 2012 and need information about how to add the PDF as a background (like an XREF) and be able snap to points on the PDF. thanks

    Started by gurmukh‎, 9th Nov 2011 11:43 am
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    9th Nov 2011 12:50 pm Go to last post
  12. action macro's - editable?

    Hi all, Action macro's, is it possible to see the code of it in some kind of VBA-editor, just to understand what it does and eventually make changes inthere?

    Started by pvd‎, 7th Nov 2011 11:54 am
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    9th Nov 2011 02:39 am Go to last post
  13. Layout tabs gone yet they are turned on in options?

    My husband is having an issue where his layout tabs have disappeared yet he has them turned on in the Options menu. He has closed and opened his drawing, restarted his PC and still no tabs. They...

    Started by Veigas‎, 8th Nov 2011 05:08 pm
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  14. Qleader settings- adjusting gap between the leader and the MText

    Hi., I want to know how to control the gap between the mtext and the leader when using the qleader command. Also how to maintain the constant gap between the leader and the mtext irrespective...

    Started by sekarr24‎, 3rd Nov 2011 08:07 pm
    • Replies: 7
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  15. angled ortho - simple?

    This seems like a simple setting but I can not find it. I am working on a drawing that has been created by another firm. Due to the building not having the normal 0/90 walls they have rotated the...

    Started by Will9325‎, 8th Nov 2011 03:04 pm
    angle, ortho, setting
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    8th Nov 2011 03:14 pm Go to last post
  16. how to draw a perpendicular bisector.

    Hi I'm new to Autocad and have problem drawing a perpendicular bisector . I have an oblique line and want to draw its perpendicular bisector . Is there an easy way to do that? I'll really...

    Started by Pedi‎, 8th Nov 2011 08:09 am
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    8th Nov 2011 02:21 pm Go to last post
  17. beating the mLeader horse a bit more...

    I am finding mLeaders fun.. however, i would like to set the background mask as a constant for the annotation. I can go back and add background mask, but lets face it, not as easy as the dim leaders....

    Started by baker‎, 8th Aug 2011 09:36 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    8th Nov 2011 01:43 pm Go to last post
  18. Problem with Paste and Paste as Block

    Having a problem with Paste and Paste as Block in the right mouse click drop down window. In the right Mouse click drop down window the Paste, Paste as Block and the Paste to Original Coordinates...

    Started by Ollie8974‎, 6th Nov 2011 12:04 am
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    7th Nov 2011 04:12 pm Go to last post
  19. want to see objects but not select them

    I have a drawing with a bunch of stuff on different layers. I want to be able to see the stuff on those layers but not select them. I know I can lock the layers but if I use a left crossing window to...

    Started by SWfangirl‎, 4th Nov 2011 03:18 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    4th Nov 2011 05:27 pm Go to last post
  20. Unlock Image Aspect Ratio in AutoCAD 2012

    I just imported an image into AutoCAD 2012 and I need to resize the height without the width being resized as well. I guess I could use a program like Photoshop to do it before importing but I was...

    Started by Bobzy20‎, 1st Nov 2011 09:36 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  21. How do I bring the Z axis on survey dwgs to zero

    So I have this drawing which has the z axis all over the place.. I believe there is a command that can be used to bring and flatten the entire drawing down to zero Z height, so I can get on with...

    Started by inhabit263‎, 1st Nov 2011 12:53 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Nov 2011 01:18 pm Go to last post
  22. A little question on drawing a shape

    From a book, there is a shape shown as below. It is shown for showing how to use "pedit" but not mention how to draw it. It should be drawn using polyline command. Is there any easy method to...

    Started by laputafish‎, 27th Oct 2011 04:22 pm
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    31st Oct 2011 01:19 pm Go to last post
  23. how to get to the power of ???

    here it is if i want to put m (cube) is there is any way to put m^3 in autocad as it is in unit.how to get special characters in autocad....

    Started by mkv123‎, 29th Oct 2011 03:23 pm
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    31st Oct 2011 06:32 am Go to last post
  24. Find the object!

    Hi all, Attached is a dwg file with a layers, WALL_RIGHT and KERB_TOP (at least I hope the file is attached) Can you delete layer WALL_RIGHT? Via the Purge command. I have used the Laydel...

    Started by Elsa‎, 26th Oct 2011 03:46 am
    • Replies: 8
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    31st Oct 2011 02:50 am Go to last post
  25. how to calculate manhours

    hi guys, this is my first query how to calculate man hours per drawing. whether based on size(a1,a2,a3,a4) , or by based on drawing.. some companies they are calculating based on sheet size...

    Started by mkv123‎, 29th Oct 2011 10:42 am
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    autocad 2d, man hours, sheet size
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    29th Oct 2011 10:27 pm Go to last post

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