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  1. Angle Dimension with Text Below Dimenison Line

    When doing an angle dimension and trying to put text under the dimension line, the text types out straight which if long enough will extend over the dimension line. Other then creating text with...

    Started by its_ikon‎, 29th Jul 2011 09:03 pm
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  2. Blocks are blacked-out when plotting to PDF

    I am using autocad architecture 2012; the problem i am having is that when i pdf any sheet that contains a block, the plot prints the block/symbol completely filled with color (black). when i...

    Started by cattardo‎, 25th Jul 2011 02:49 pm
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    27th Jul 2011 07:15 pm Go to last post
  3. Block Base Point Problem

    Hi i need help. I want to move the base point of a block in the block editor. However, when I move it, the block moves accordingly in the drawing. How can i move the base point in the editor,...

    Started by ivannnn‎, 20th Mar 2009 11:47 am
    • Replies: 8
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    27th Jul 2011 11:34 am Go to last post
  4. Hatching

    Hello! I was just wondering if there was a way to change the default hatch from ANSI31 to Solid or something else? Thanks, Ashley

    Started by skenderbender17‎, 26th Jul 2011 04:56 pm
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    27th Jul 2011 08:00 am Go to last post
  5. Xrefing and Linetype scales

    Yo, so I get a lot of base civil drawings for large landscape design. Currently working on part of a project with about 10 xrefs from about 3 different companies, I often find myself struggling keep...

    Started by funk‎, 22nd Jul 2011 06:50 am
    • Replies: 4
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    26th Jul 2011 07:21 pm Go to last post
  6. Exclamation AREA command different output for object and perimeter points

    Hi, in CAD 2006 I'm using the AREA command on a polyline, and if i use area>o for object i get 3694 sf. If i use the AREA command on the SAME polyline, and i use area>first corner point and go...

    Started by arebou1‎, 25th Jul 2011 03:56 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    26th Jul 2011 08:17 am Go to last post
  7. Text on a desired radius...

    I want to have a string of text that is curved at a given radius. Any suggestions?

    Started by kdykgraaf‎, 18th Dec 2009 05:29 pm
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    23rd Jul 2011 08:56 pm Go to last post
  8. UCS help required (I think)

    Hi all. I'm trying to get a drawing flipped round in model space so it fits more neatly in a viewport. I need to rotate the model space by about 45 degrees so that a line that looked about 45 degree...

    Started by MrTapir‎, 22nd Jul 2011 12:21 pm
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    22nd Jul 2011 07:24 pm Go to last post
  9. Question This application has detected a mixed version of AEC Objects..... bla bla bla

    participating in this operation. Newer AEC Objects will be disallowed from participiting in this operation. This dialog pops up when I try to insert blocks from a Tool Palette Is there any...

    Started by Adrian‎, 22nd Jul 2011 01:21 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Jul 2011 01:52 pm Go to last post
  10. Viewport scale + Annotative Scale Problems

    Hi guys, I am having some issues with scaling. I have created a piece of text with annotative scales of 1-500 and 1-1000 for a large landscape. Working in meters, I usually custom scale my viewport...

    Started by funk‎, 22nd Jul 2011 05:17 am
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd Jul 2011 05:56 am Go to last post
  11. How do I add a new font?

    I have a new font which I'd like to add to AutoCAD. It's a .ttf file and after hunting around, can't find where the other ttfs are and AutoCAD are very vague in their help. Any solutions? And will I...

    Started by bass_mark00‎, 21st Jul 2011 08:45 am
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Jul 2011 06:37 pm Go to last post
  12. Bold text problems, again

    Its that old chestnut again, some text displaying bold some not. I have a layout with numerous plot numbers, they have there own layer, they have a consistent style and height but display...

    Started by Chewi3‎, 20th Jul 2011 05:06 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    21st Jul 2011 01:33 pm Go to last post
  13. Convert a Block to Attribute

    Hi it is possible to convert a block like below straight into an attribute without actually creating the attribute manually? Thanks Bob

    Started by Bobzy20‎, 18th Jul 2011 06:22 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    20th Jul 2011 07:38 pm Go to last post
  14. Fields + Annotative Block dont work together...

    Hey Guys, Running AutoCAD 2011 Full What the Issue is; I'm trying to field text from my "station number" block (which is Annotative) to my schedule. It will link at first but when I close the...

    Started by jamesfear‎, 18th Jul 2011 11:21 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Jul 2011 06:45 pm Go to last post
  15. Path Array Problem/Oversight

    I am creating a set of parametric stairs. All of my constraints are in place for my 2 main work points. I am now trying to make an associative path array to depict the stair treads. Path array works...

    Started by astahl‎, 19th Jul 2011 02:43 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Jul 2011 02:40 pm Go to last post
  16. Wrapping

    Hi all, So picture the workapce.... A flat image is draw, it is a long rectangle (632x50). Is it possible for this object to be 'wrapped' so that it creates a 3D object? I am designing an...

    Started by mintyfresh‎, 18th Jul 2011 03:14 pm
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  17. 0 degree is vertical as 90 degree

    Dear all, I recieved a drawing from a client, which has all the features on a coordinate system, But the drawing is rotated for some reason. Even after rotating the drawing the coordinates are...

    Started by symoin‎, 19th Jul 2011 09:25 am
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Jul 2011 12:37 pm Go to last post
  18. Inventor? Help

    Ladies and Gentlemen of CT. Kindly view the two objects below. I would like to take the flat 3D object on the right and turn it into a circular 3D object like that on the left. I want to do this in...

    Started by mintyfresh‎, 18th Jul 2011 06:46 pm
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    18th Jul 2011 08:53 pm Go to last post
  19. hatch with same scale, appearing differently in different drawings?

    Hi all, I have two drawings, both in unit: meters, UCS world (however I think that doesn't matter). How come that a hatch with same scale appears denser in one drawing than the other? Thanks

    Started by pvd‎, 14th Jul 2011 02:04 pm
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    15th Jul 2011 02:18 pm Go to last post
  20. problems with polylines and splines

    So the problem I am having is when I try join lines and/or make a polyline. I am trying to model an electron lens and have all the measurement and angles correct but Autocad does not want to allow me...

    Started by psu503‎, 14th Jul 2011 06:27 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    14th Jul 2011 11:31 pm Go to last post
  21. copy/paste title block

    Hello, I have a generic title block that I made in a template. When I start a new drawing its there and i can click it and edit some of the fields, alls good. However, I have a few drawings that...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 13th Jul 2011 08:04 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Jul 2011 02:03 pm Go to last post
  22. weird angle situation

    For some reason my angles are all way off. I type line 3<65 and it goes nowhere near 65 deg. My coordinate system is normal. I attached screen shot. you can see command line on bottom and line...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 13th Jul 2011 09:36 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Jul 2011 01:29 pm Go to last post
  23. Lost text editing ability

    I'm on Autocad 2008. I can not edit an existing MTEXT text when I double click it. Is there a commond that needs to be turned on or off? Thanks Carol

    Started by CAROL123‎, 13th Jul 2011 11:13 pm
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    • Replies: 7
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    14th Jul 2011 12:31 pm Go to last post
  24. Hatch has no AREA??

    How can it be that a hatch object has no area property?:x Using the AREA command, it says the object has no area. None shown in properties. None listed using vlisp (vla-get-Area Obj). I...

    Started by chulse‎, 13th Jul 2011 09:31 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    14th Jul 2011 01:57 am Go to last post
  25. Any idea on what kind of dimension this is?

    I'm working on a project where I'm gonna have to draw up a building in CAD based on an old hand-drawn sketch I recieved. The building is on a military installation but I'm not sure what kind of...

    Started by ammobake‎, 30th Jun 2011 01:57 am
    • Replies: 7
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    13th Jul 2011 06:54 pm Go to last post

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