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  1. Exploding Mtext makes result scaled down and thrown across the screen

    Greetings, I am not what you would call a noob but I am self taught. This being said, I have been playing with Autocad for about 8 years now and I use it daily at work. I am trying to explode...

    Started by Shandley‎, 23rd Feb 2010 06:19 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    23rd Feb 2010 07:58 pm Go to last post
  2. Lock hatch

    Hi all I have a large XREF made up of numerous panels which almost all are completely hatched. Now the problem is that when Im working on the drawing if I set my cursor over the hatch it flashes...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 23rd Feb 2010 09:42 am
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Feb 2010 10:29 am Go to last post
  3. Question Scaling multiple objects and keeping orginal position.

    Hello everyone! If someone could help me, I will be very appreciate. :) I have got question regarding scaling multiple objects. In my drawing I have a couple squares which I would like...

    Started by MichaelP‎, 20th Feb 2010 07:09 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    22nd Feb 2010 04:25 am Go to last post
  4. internal thread in orthographic view

    Hi i have a 0.68dia bore which needs to be internally threaded by 3/4'' dia - 16TPI for a depth of 0.5'' - the bore depth is 8" - can anyone show me how to display it in autocad as a 2D drawing...

    Started by symbolicjas‎, 19th Feb 2010 10:46 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Feb 2010 11:26 pm Go to last post
  5. dashed lines

    I have a questions that has been plaguing me for weeks. I am an electrical contractor flying solo in the drawing dept since the economy has forced us to cut our full time draftsperson a few months...

    Started by JMOORE4‎, 19th Feb 2010 07:36 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    19th Feb 2010 10:07 pm Go to last post
  6. Attribute Extraction Quantities

    While using enhanced attribute extraction (EATTEXT) to create a pump schedule, there is a category called "Quantity" that tells you how many of a given item you have. By default it seems to count...

    Started by jojoma‎, 21st Jul 2008 11:44 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Feb 2010 05:45 pm Go to last post
  7. Layers

    Hi guys I have a small issue. When I want to change between layers using the dropdown menu on the ribbon it only shows me my current layer. This has only been happening for around a week now...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 19th Feb 2010 09:22 am
    • Replies: 4
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    19th Feb 2010 03:59 pm Go to last post
  8. Node line thickness ?

    Is there anyway to change the line thickness in a node mark, I have tried several ways and nothing seems to work. I am using AutoCAD 2009.

    Started by GmoCAD‎, 4th Jan 2010 07:10 pm
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    19th Feb 2010 03:32 am Go to last post
  9. acad10

    Hello, I am new to 2010 as of today coming from 09. I am just trying to change background to black. I type command>background choose black and it stays white. Please help thanks

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 18th Feb 2010 02:48 pm
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    18th Feb 2010 02:58 pm Go to last post
  10. Change a viewport linetype or lineweight? F1 key...

    Hey there Forum! AutoCAD 2007 #1 I am attempting to change the linetype and lineweight of a viewport in paperspace. My final goal is to display a thick (0.5mm) DASHED red line for the actual...

    Started by sean.svs‎, 17th Feb 2010 04:59 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Feb 2010 12:16 am Go to last post
  11. Help with isometric!

    Can someone please help me! I want to draw the orthographic drawing on the left in isometric. But got stuck!! Can anyone please tell me what to do, or show me how! I would appreciate it very much!...

    Started by edbothma‎, 17th Feb 2010 11:15 am
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Feb 2010 04:50 pm Go to last post
  12. rotating two parallel lines

    I'm looking for a little help to do a specific rotation, its two parallel lines meant to represent a beam, one through the corner points of a square, one offset from the first by 50mm. now i need...

    Started by James123‎, 17th Feb 2010 10:28 am
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    17th Feb 2010 12:18 pm Go to last post
  13. Hatch problem

    I have a file created in LT 2007 with hatches. Then we have had an updrage to LT 2010 so I modified the file and saved it (with different name) in LT 2010. Now all hatches disapeared in the new file,...

    Started by TXT‎, 17th Feb 2010 05:44 am
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Feb 2010 07:44 am Go to last post
  14. Building Hatch

    Hello, can anyone recommend a good color lighter color for hatching to separate building lines from topo and property lines? Thanks,rlshound

    Started by rlshound‎, 17th Feb 2010 12:50 am
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Feb 2010 02:37 am Go to last post
  15. Ref-edit double click

    Good morning I have recently upgraded to 2010, Im finding it not behaving the same as previose series. Tho i belive this issue to do do with a simple setting(i hope) When double clicking on a...

    Started by flowerrobot‎, 9th Feb 2010 09:22 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Feb 2010 09:45 pm Go to last post
  16. "Save as" window gone

    Hello: My computer was recently upgraded to ACAD 2010, but the "Save As" windows does not appear. Instead, I get all the pertaining options in the Command Line. This is extremely irritating,...

    Started by enemigoman‎, 16th Feb 2010 08:51 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Feb 2010 08:56 pm Go to last post
  17. annotating line entities

    Need help, I found this program that does pretty much what I need it to do, but I would like it to use the current text style instead of using "standard" and more importantly I need it to put...

    Started by student21‎, 15th Feb 2010 02:45 am
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Feb 2010 03:09 am Go to last post
  18. My Draw Order keeps getting reversed!

    Hi guys, I'm having this persistent problem with AutoCAD 2006 concerning draw order, and I'm hoping there's a really simple solution to it: I've got some drawings with various blocks in, and, to...

    Started by Maxelkat‎, 2nd Dec 2009 03:03 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    16th Feb 2010 12:49 am Go to last post
  19. Area of multiple polyline objects, 2009

    Using 2009, We have drawings with polylines drawn around each room in the building. We use these drawings to know the square ft.of each room. periodically we need to add up a collection of these...

    Started by cadmatic‎, 14th Feb 2010 11:47 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Feb 2010 12:26 am Go to last post
  20. WRONG DISASSOCIATED DIMENSIONS in REF-Edit

    Hello every body: I am dimensioning my drawing in which I have been working with blocks, and ref-editing them. Whenever I close the block I am working into, while dimensioning, a few dimensions...

    Started by an3rocas‎, 15th Feb 2010 08:39 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    15th Feb 2010 08:39 pm Go to last post
  21. Measuring along a spline

    I know I can offset along a line at right angles to a straight line but how do I do something similar along a spline. ie measure a known distance along the spline or offset lines perpendicular to the...

    Started by Pearly King‎, 15th Feb 2010 04:37 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Feb 2010 05:08 pm Go to last post
  22. SCALE question

    I have a road long section that I created at 1:1000, my problem is that it needs to be 1:1000 on the horizontal axis and 1:200 on the vertical axis. Is there any way that I can change the scale on...

    Started by ephantom‎, 11th Feb 2010 04:27 am
    • Replies: 2
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    12th Feb 2010 03:09 pm Go to last post
  23. Lines and previewing and adjusting the line thickness

    I am having an awful problem with setting lines to the way I want them to look in preview. When I preview them in PDF( I dont have the printer to hand and have to send out for prints + I might...

    Started by alisonn‎, 11th Feb 2010 11:43 pm
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    • Replies: 14
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  24. Nuke pline with 1 side hidden & 3 sides cont'' but all as 1 joined line

    I've come along a little problem that I would like to overcome. in my line of work, I draw alot of glass balustrades with handrails on top of the glass and usually I would use a polyline to define...

    Started by stevsmith‎, 11th Feb 2010 08:58 am
    • Replies: 4
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    11th Feb 2010 11:28 am Go to last post
  25. Properties Tab on Ribbon 2010

    I was updated to AutoCAD Architecture 2010 last Friday and so far so good however my Ribbon does not contain a Properties panel and I cannot figure out how to get it or if it is even available to me....

    Started by hthompson‎, 9th Feb 2010 08:22 pm
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    • Replies: 14
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    10th Feb 2010 11:14 pm Go to last post

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