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  1. How to shrinkwrap objects with Polyline?

    I have a floor layout drawing detailing multiple rooms that have been already polylined for area calculation. Is is possible to select the polylines of 6 or 7 rooms and create new polyline...

    Started by kashbg‎, 1st Dec 2016 11:52 pm
    • Replies: 9
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  2. Drawing has 3D elements as Lines

    Can anyone help with this issue. We have received a drawing from an architect which has 3D elements drawn as lines. In similar situations the 3D elements are usually AEC elements which allows...

    Started by dsibbo‎, 30th Nov 2016 03:20 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    1st Dec 2016 05:06 pm Go to last post
  3. Annotation of multiple details in model and paperspace....looking for opinions

    I do not work a lot in autocad (we run autocad 2009), but my boss wants me to create a drawing that contains all of our standard details (close to 200). These details vary in size from being 2" x 2"...

    Started by jiggly_jelloo‎, 29th Nov 2016 11:46 pm
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    1st Dec 2016 04:59 am Go to last post
  4. Data Extraction and Blocks

    I currently have blocks with attributes for valves and within the blocks, it calls out a mounting plate and fitting. These blocks gets inserted into a design layout and once its completed, a data...

    Started by akim1220‎, 30th Nov 2016 07:38 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Dec 2016 03:11 am Go to last post
  5. Unhappy Thicker display of lines when drawn one over the other

    Hello, since i've updated to autocad LT 2017, when i have two lines drawn one over the other, they look thicker. I would like to deactivate this because it's not functionnal (i always think my...

    Started by Corvuso‎, 30th Nov 2016 07:29 pm
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    30th Nov 2016 07:43 pm Go to last post
  6. Paperspace dimension issue

    Ok, I know you're not supposed to dim in PS, but that's what my company does, so I have to deal. My issue is, I'm dimensioning vertically, in EVERY viewport, and it works fine. I can dimension in all...

    Started by abraCADabra‎, 30th Nov 2016 06:42 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    30th Nov 2016 07:41 pm Go to last post
  7. Properties no longer allows text height definition

    For some reason Properties will no longer allow me to to define the text height of selected mtext. "Text height" is greyed out and cannot be selected. So is "Define width." See attachment. Can anyone...

    Started by TBird‎, 17th Nov 2016 10:36 pm
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  8. Dynamic block attriboute text readable direction

    Hello, I created a dynamic block with arrows and an attriboute text. I had to use multiline text because I need background. When I rotate the block the text is not in the good direction on the...

    Started by gegenytibor‎, 29th Nov 2016 08:22 am
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Nov 2016 10:19 am Go to last post
  9. Field based Attribute blocks value showing wrong if we attach as xref

    Field based Attribute blocks value showing wrong when we attach as xref. it is an coordinate block in main file it is showing properly eg 20536.123,54625.123 but when I trying to attach that...

    Started by bijoymano‎, 30th Nov 2016 08:22 am
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  10. Automatically moving boundaries of fixed area

    How can I make an enclosed pre specified area in autocad in such a way that a curve remains fixed and if I move one line enclosing it then the other line moves automatically.?

    Started by rock1‎, 8th Nov 2016 04:13 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Nov 2016 03:44 pm Go to last post
  11. Faster removal of vertex on polyline

    hi, When i need to add vertexes on a polyline i use the CTRL button when i select a vertex. This goes pretty quick but all the other actions (make an arc of remove a vertex) needs the context...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 25th Nov 2016 02:15 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  12. PDF Import

    I just used the PDF Import feature for the first time. I was a little confused by it but I see potential for it in my drawings. Does anybody else use it and what do you use for?

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 22nd Nov 2016 06:31 pm
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    24th Nov 2016 04:17 am Go to last post
  13. Title Block Attributes

    I am hoping for some help We work with 2-5 layouts per DWG. The attributes on these layouts remain the same for approx 90%, with the other 10% including sheet numbering and dates etc. Is there...

    Started by SurveyCAD85‎, 22nd Nov 2016 09:58 pm
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    23rd Nov 2016 11:39 pm Go to last post
  14. Electrical Template

    Hi there, I've been trying to get my head around AutoCAD for a while now and I'm trying to produce a full template that has all the blocks and title pages needed for an electrical installations....

    Started by luke12345‎, 11th Nov 2016 07:54 pm
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    23rd Nov 2016 08:37 pm Go to last post
  15. Tool Palettes Hatch

    We have a number of hatches we use to fill buildings, grass areas, concrete areas that still on our tool palette. Previously these hatches have just been a solid hatch with a transparency on it ...

    Started by SurveyCAD85‎, 22nd Nov 2016 09:59 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Nov 2016 02:42 am Go to last post
  16. Question Retain layer "on" and "unfreezed" on a specific viewport

    When I want to freeze a layer only in a specific viewport without having to freeze or turn off this layer in modelspace, I use the commands "VP freeze" or "New VP freeze." I need to do something...

    Started by Evair_Peterson‎, 11th Apr 2016 08:27 pm
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    22nd Nov 2016 09:28 pm Go to last post
  17. Justifying Text in Dimensions (tried DIMTEDIT and Dimension Styles)

    Hi all, I was curious if there is a way to Justify Left or Right that so it looks like the attached picture? (i.e. NOT center) I have already attempted the commands DIMTEDIT and made...

    Started by bcebrero‎, 21st Nov 2016 05:02 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  18. wipeoutbehaviour

    Good day everyone... Its been awhile since the last time i visited the forum... i guess i need help dealing a problem. The situation is that, i have 2 ibjects, say A & B (dynamic blocks) with...

    Started by mugshot‎, 17th Nov 2016 02:12 am
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    17th Nov 2016 12:41 pm Go to last post
  19. Question Move Command Appearance

    I have updated from autocad 2010 to autocad 2016 and there's one issue I would like to find a solution to. In autocad when an object is moved it is displayed both in its original position and in the...

    Started by bagheerah‎, 8th Nov 2016 06:30 pm
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  20. Running Osnap dynamic toolbar

    Very nice toolbar (OpenDCL)

    Started by halam‎, 16th Nov 2016 10:34 pm
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  21. Rotation angle in Properties

    I am now using 2017. I usually have the properties parked on the side so that I can click on an entity and see all the properties. But in Properties under Geometry there is no rotation angle. Is it...

    Started by redbeardcad‎, 11th Nov 2016 02:33 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    11th Nov 2016 05:46 pm Go to last post
  22. Deleting a Specific Area of a Hatch

    Hello All... I have a rectangle which I've HATCHed. I have a second rectangle inside the first rectangle with the HATCH. The second rectangle I wish to delete the HATCH with in this specific...

    Started by Casio47‎, 8th Nov 2016 03:49 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    10th Nov 2016 06:10 pm Go to last post
  23. Setting Vport scale for drawings in meter

    HI i have a drawing in meters with a size of 2 km and i want to fix him in a A4 paper in layout which scale should i chose and i worked on full scale 1:1 in the model Thanks

    Started by helpme‎, 8th Nov 2016 10:18 am
    • Replies: 6
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    8th Nov 2016 11:39 am Go to last post
  24. Problem with Rotate Tool

    Hello, I have drawn a shape of a tear-drop, with a round connector ring at top, (sketch enclosed), I have arrayed it 6 times in a flat positiion as shown, and I want to rotate the end image up on an...

    Started by chubarka‎, 7th Nov 2016 03:55 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    7th Nov 2016 05:46 pm Go to last post
  25. Convert spline to line

    Dear All, Do you have any idea how can I convert this type of spline to a "normal" line? I think I get it from Inventor or Mechanical... I cant explode or extend, or add chamfer. Totaly useless!...

    Started by gegenytibor‎, 7th Nov 2016 01:33 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,475
    7th Nov 2016 02:10 pm Go to last post

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