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  1. Ncopy 2012

    Since updating to ACAD 2012, my NCOPY command has acted differently. Previously, ncopy would bring the information into my file on the current layer. Currently, ncop brings in the layer information...

    Started by mshearer‎, 23rd Jun 2011 08:35 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    24th Jun 2011 04:50 pm Go to last post
  2. Export linetypes to a *.LIN file

    Does anybody know if its possible to export linetype definitions from a drawing into an AutoCAD *.LIN (eg MyLines.LIN) file. There is a DWG that we need to work on for a client and we will later...

    Started by Tyke‎, 24th Jun 2011 09:19 am
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Jun 2011 12:21 pm Go to last post
  3. all layers (roughly 30) except 1 ....

    how do I print them in the same colour ? Is there a simple way to do this ?

    Started by kippax‎, 22nd Jun 2011 05:01 pm
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    24th Jun 2011 03:43 am Go to last post
  4. Dimensions in vp are set scaling to match viewport

    Dim style is set to scale dims to match vp but when I layout a dimension it is not correct. I ran the "dimreassociate" command and that fixes it but only on the dim that I fix/selected. What am I...

    Started by f700es‎, 23rd Jun 2011 08:39 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Jun 2011 08:56 pm Go to last post
  5. Adding materials to a 2d drawing?

    Hi Is it possible to add materials to a 2D drawing? I'm working on a floor plan and would like to add flooring materials to it but not sure how or if this is possible? :unsure:

    Started by Polly64‎, 27th May 2011 04:36 pm
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    23rd Jun 2011 01:17 pm Go to last post
  6. User defined linetypes and colours

    I've been asked to produce a user defined linetype with a continuous line as its base and with a letter "X" at specific intervals. That's ok, but the kick is that the line should be one colour and...

    Started by Tyke‎, 21st Jun 2011 02:52 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    23rd Jun 2011 04:08 am Go to last post
  7. Layer Isolate in Viewports

    Hello, I'm using Autocad 2011 and I have a strange problem... When I'm working in a viewport in paper space, I isolate a layer, work on it, then unisolate it, CAD will automatically turn off...

    Started by insight design‎, 22nd Jun 2011 08:13 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    23rd Jun 2011 04:02 am Go to last post
  8. DText not prompting for text rotation angle

    I've received a drawing from a client today and in it there are several text styles. One has Arial as its font. When this text style is current and we insert some dtext AutoCAD does not prompt for...

    Started by Tyke‎, 22nd Jun 2011 09:16 am
    • Replies: 9
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    22nd Jun 2011 09:10 pm Go to last post
  9. detail grid

    Hello, I am trying to make a typical column and row line layout for a roof plan. I know in acad architecture this is very easy. I am using regular 2011. I went to one of the preset palettes and...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 22nd Jun 2011 03:44 pm
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    • Replies: 12
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    22nd Jun 2011 07:33 pm Go to last post
  10. Background JPG Problems

    I just upgraded to AutoCAD LT 2012. I am having a problem with background jpg's dissappearing when you pan. It comes back once you stop but it really, really annoying. I have to trace drawings off of...

    Started by JasonMartinSimplex‎, 10th Jun 2011 08:49 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    22nd Jun 2011 06:52 pm Go to last post
  11. Hatching

    Hi all I want to know if there is a way to make the vertical hatching angle move with the curve of the object being hatched. In other words how do I/can I stop this ... Regards Rob

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 21st Jun 2011 01:29 pm
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    • Replies: 23
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    22nd Jun 2011 12:52 pm Go to last post
  12. Is Boolean masking possible?

    Hello, My terminology may be a bit off, I'm quite new to AutoCAD. Here's what I'd like to do: I have an nxn rectangular array of blocks. I'd like to "mask" that with a circle. Any blocks...

    Started by atom0007‎, 21st Jun 2011 11:21 pm
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    boolean mask array
    • Replies: 15
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    22nd Jun 2011 11:48 am Go to last post
  13. variable for linetype infill

    is there a variable for infill to lines given a global thickness? a bit like what TEXTFILL does for text? see pic - the bottom two are copies of the top with thickness applied. normally they'd be...

    Started by designerstuart‎, 22nd Jun 2011 09:44 am
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Jun 2011 11:29 am Go to last post
  14. "Copy With Base Point" Location

    We have upgraded to AutoCAD Mechanical 2012, and I am having a little trouble finding where AutoDesk has relocated a few of the 2009 commands. Where is the new location for Copy With Base Point?...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 21st Jun 2011 04:56 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Jun 2011 07:40 pm Go to last post
  15. Polyline selection annoyance, AutoCAD 2011

    When polyline selected in AC 2011, by default, if a mouse is pointed at the end or middle of the polyline pop up message appears showing (STRECH)/ADD VERTEX/CONVERT TO ARC, it`s so annoying. How...

    Started by Filthy McNasty‎, 15th Jun 2011 07:36 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    21st Jun 2011 01:10 am Go to last post
  16. MText Leader Lines

    I've been experiencing a problem I just can't figure out. I have a drawing where I've placed some text with the Mtext command utilizing multi-leader. In one location I have text with the leader in...

    Started by JoeRoscia‎, 20th Jun 2011 03:01 pm
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    • Replies: 15
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    20th Jun 2011 08:05 pm Go to last post
  17. Draw Line with Two consecutive given angles

    i face problem to draw angles. normally angle are defined clearly but if they show the angle b/t two lines then may problem to understand . more clearly view image. i want to draw line with...

    Started by jay387‎, 17th Jun 2011 06:50 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    19th Jun 2011 04:54 pm Go to last post
  18. Arial Narrow font won't display properly in 2011

    Hi Everyone, Need help with why the arial narrow font used in dwg files from earlier Acad version won't display as expected in Acad 2011/Windows 7/32 Bit. All text characters display as a very...

    Started by Jatinder‎, 19th Jun 2011 10:13 am
    • Replies: 0
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    19th Jun 2011 10:13 am Go to last post
  19. Imbedded text in Linetype Problem

    Using: Land Desktop Companion 2009 Issue: Imbeded text in Linetype is automatically orienting the top of the text toward the center of the arc. I have tried to "reverse polyline" to fix this, but...

    Started by Phaedron‎, 15th Jun 2011 10:02 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Jun 2011 05:38 am Go to last post
  20. Can't Find "Drawing Order" Anymore

    We upgraded to AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 (from AutoCAD Mechanical 2009). I used to go: TOOLS > DRAWING ORDER, in order to bring an object to the back or the front of another object. Now that we...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 17th Jun 2011 08:26 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Jun 2011 09:17 pm Go to last post
  21. Link parameter value to a dimension

    I have an elevation drawing of a door that I am going to make parametric so it will update if I change things like top rail width, or stile width. Along with the door elevation, I also have...

    Started by Pizzaddict‎, 13th Jun 2011 11:07 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Jun 2011 03:14 am Go to last post
  22. Changing dimensions style with window select

    Using 2012. On pre-07 versions I've used, I could change the style of all dimensions in a drawing by selecting all entities (or using window selection) and then selecting the new dimension style...

    Started by xr309‎, 16th Jun 2011 05:17 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Jun 2011 12:18 am Go to last post
  23. Problem with plotting

    I'm doing some floor plans in autocad and need to export them to illustrator or photoshop, but whatever I do, however I plot in autocad, the image always looses quality...the lines get thicker, I...

    Started by sasam‎, 16th Jun 2011 12:00 pm
    export, illustrator, photoshop, plot
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Jun 2011 01:35 pm Go to last post
  24. Turning off 3D modeling. (shift+pan)

    I have put the Pan function on my middle mouse button. (If that wasnt already standard). But every time I use shift to de-select and pan at the same time, it will rotate my 2D drawing in 3D. Is...

    Started by Martin Fransen‎, 16th Jun 2011 10:13 am
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Jun 2011 11:42 am Go to last post
  25. Same text size in different drawings

    Most of my text is 1/8" tall when plotted on 24 x 36 sheets. This includes notes, dimensions, callouts, etc. Our field personel like the drawings to be 18 x 24. Text becomes hard to read. What is...

    Started by cduke5‎, 15th Jun 2011 12:56 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Jun 2011 04:03 am Go to last post

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