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  1. Attribute defines lenght of dynamic block

    Hi! I want to make something opposite to this Link. Lets say I have a rectangle, it has an attribute called "WIDTH". Also it has a parameter for widht of the rectangle. When I change the attribute...

    Started by shnake‎, 18th Sep 2011 12:03 pm
    attribute, dymanic block, parameter
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  2. Annotative cutlines

    Good Afternoon, In our office cutlines are made up of polylines. When I use this in an annotative drawing I cannot get the polyline to change with the scale factor. Is there a way to make the...

    Started by Sparky‎, 16th Sep 2011 06:25 pm
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    16th Sep 2011 08:20 pm Go to last post
  3. Automaically adjustable box around text? any clues?

    Guys this is my first post and I'm hoping you all can help. Does anyone have a way to create a box around text that automatically adjusts in length as the text is changed? I know you can use the...

    Started by juicegoose‎, 16th Sep 2011 03:12 pm
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    16th Sep 2011 04:58 pm Go to last post
  4. Annotative Text to Palette

    Hello, I have a sample piece of annotative text that I dragged and dropped onto my tool palette. It works perfectly fine in the file I dragged and dropped from, but not in any other file. When I...

    Started by The_SuperVixen‎, 15th Sep 2011 10:25 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Sep 2011 02:54 pm Go to last post
  5. Rotating UCS Icon/Coordinate System

    I received a drawing from a designer some time ago showing the UCS Icon rotated so that the building / structure on the drawing was square to the screen but the original coordinate system was also...

    Started by donaldo‎, 9th Sep 2011 03:53 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    16th Sep 2011 01:49 pm Go to last post
  6. Help me with Dimensioning

    I am wondering if someone could help me dimension my drawing. I have some serious issues with it. I want it to look nice and clean and technical right since it is for my work. I also need the...

    Started by kas006‎, 13th Sep 2011 11:40 pm
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    14th Sep 2011 02:30 pm Go to last post
  7. Tool Palette Question - When using paths, where are new palettes created?

    I see that I am allowed to specify more than one path for tool palettes. When that is done, which path is used if a user creates a new palette? I have some custom palettes on the network. They swap...

    Started by caddcop‎, 8th Sep 2011 08:05 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Sep 2011 11:45 am Go to last post
  8. TEXT command made in MSexcel fail to execute in command line Autocad 2006 and higher

    TEXT command concatenated in excel runs in AutoCad 2005 but not anymore in Autocad 2006 and higher. As this-- DT 34324.83,33162.32 100 0 SITE1 (To draw SITE1 with height of 100 and rotation 0 to...

    Started by ctdlc888‎, 12th Sep 2011 01:40 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Sep 2011 04:05 am Go to last post
  9. MText, Sheet Set Manager, Fields & Blocks

    I have a block that has MText in it. I need it to refrence the sheet set manager "CurrentSheetTitle" sometimes the title can be long, so i am using mtext so it will wrap correctly. when i insert...

    Started by baker‎, 14th Sep 2011 12:14 am
    blocks, fields, mtext, sheet set manager
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    14th Sep 2011 01:23 am Go to last post
  10. Copy?

    Ok...we keep running into this and I cannot figure out why. When copying from one drawing to another we sometimes cannot paste into the new drawing. This is using the clipboard and not just the...

    Started by kevin1973‎, 8th Sep 2011 01:51 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    13th Sep 2011 04:12 pm Go to last post
  11. Dim scales

    Hello, I am having some trouble adjusting the dimension scale to match blocks and objects in my drawings. Any suggestions are welcome. Mike1w

    Started by Mike1w‎, 13th Sep 2011 12:59 pm
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    13th Sep 2011 01:57 pm Go to last post
  12. When is an attribute not an attribute?

    See the attached file. It came from a surveyor. The surveyor is not answering his phone today. There are three blocks that show the elevation of the edge of pavement. When I edit the block, there...

    Started by CyberAngel‎, 12th Sep 2011 02:24 pm
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    12th Sep 2011 05:58 pm Go to last post
  13. Hatch follows a Line.

    I have existing drawings that I copy and manipulate into new ones. I have a drawing of a conveyor line that has some segments "highlighted" with a yellow hatch that appears to follow a single line. ...

    Started by CelticMac‎, 12th Sep 2011 12:32 pm
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  14. Change Object Scale But Keep Dimensions The Same

    Hi Guys, yet another scale topic and i'm sorry if this has been discussed but I couldn't find it anywhere. Point me in the direction if it has been discussed before. Right as the title says, I am...

    Started by Stryker1989‎, 12th Sep 2011 11:50 am
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  15. Cut and Paste Block

    I've always been using ctrl-C (or X) and ctrl+shift-V for pasting quick blocks. I know it has been warned against in the past, but I've never had a problem until now. Typically it has made the...

    Started by qball‎, 9th Sep 2011 12:06 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
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    9th Sep 2011 11:04 pm Go to last post
  16. Flattening Splines

    I have topo contours that are splines. I want to flatten them so they become polylines that I can give elevation values. When I flatten some, portions of the topo lines become circles. Why is it...

    Started by Kath_Arch‎, 9th Sep 2011 05:43 pm
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    9th Sep 2011 06:18 pm Go to last post
  17. QUICK Objects dimensions

    just one brainstorming question. You've made a 3D model - you would like to know it's width, height and length. If you let's say made a box (by box command) then simply CH (properties) will give...

    Started by rocneasta‎, 3rd Sep 2011 08:24 am
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    9th Sep 2011 11:34 am Go to last post
  18. Question AcadM 2011 B.O.M. auto item renumbering?

    Is anyone aware of some secret method to auto renumber items in the bill of materials using mechanical 2011, similar to how Inventor 2011 does it? When using a large materials list, and shuffling...

    Started by Enigma‎, 8th Sep 2011 06:49 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    8th Sep 2011 08:32 pm Go to last post
  19. Draw Order Command Error

    My company upgraded our AutoCAD from 2007 to 2009 this past Monday. I'm getting an error message when trying to change the order of objects in model space. Command: Unknown command...

    Started by cjcharlesworth‎, 2nd Sep 2011 02:00 pm
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    8th Sep 2011 02:18 pm Go to last post
  20. explode block with attribute and keep text

    hello to all any can help on how we can explode block with attributes and keep the text of attributes as is without changing to value thanks

    Started by motee-z‎, 7th Sep 2011 02:29 pm
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    7th Sep 2011 10:11 pm Go to last post
  21. Annotative Scaling

    Hello All, I just moved to AutoCAD 2010 and have a two part question. I am playing around and have added a receptacle and a junction box using the electrical palette. When I change the...

    Started by eciarletta‎, 7th Sep 2011 09:14 pm
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  22. Creating New Layers

    Hello, I'm an ACAD LT 2008 user demo'ing ACAD LT 2012. In ACAD LT 2008 you can create a new layer (or layers) from a layer property filter and can edit all of the new property characteristics...

    Started by Prospectmp‎, 7th Sep 2011 06:28 pm
    layer sort
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Sep 2011 06:41 pm Go to last post
  23. Filter XREF Linetypes?

    Hello, I'm an ACAD LT 2008 user demo'ing ACAD LT 2012 and have a question about XREF linetypes showing up in properties. I am working on a drawing that has multiple XREF's. Is there a way to...

    Started by Prospectmp‎, 7th Sep 2011 06:25 pm
    filter xref linetypes
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  24. Question Text display in a drawing VS. Text display from an Xref in same drawing.

    This might be a dumb/simple issue, but I'm not sure why it's happening in the first place. NOTE: This is in AutoCAD 2002. Yes, old version, I know. I'm working on one of our standard layouts...

    Started by MleighOE‎, 7th Sep 2011 04:21 pm
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  25. Revision clouds

    Hello, I often have multiple viewports with different scales. I like to annotate in model space. I also like to do everything else in model space minus title bar and detail names/numbers. I am...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 7th Sep 2011 02:07 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 4,637
    7th Sep 2011 03:30 pm Go to last post

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