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Troublesome text, units & scales, object snaps, dimensions, annotation, linetypes, toolbars, geometry, measurement...? Help is at hand.

  1. scale

    hi, im kind of new to autocad. i have my polyline in model space in 1:1 scale and need to plot it on an A4 sheet with a scale of 1:2000 H and 1:200 V, i.e i will need abt 7 sheets A4, so how it all...

    Started by firas87‎, 11th Apr 2010 01:52 pm
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    12th Apr 2010 09:27 am Go to last post
  2. Copy a line Along an Arc

    I'm trying to make a curved stair. I have an arc (with a radius of 85-feet) and I want to add lines (treads) that are perpendicular to the tangent of the arc. Is there a command that I could ask...

    Started by bpad‎, 7th Apr 2010 04:49 pm
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  3. Parametrics in Acad 2010

    I did Autodesk's Tutorials on parametrics and thought I would give it a try for a project. Open the attached dwg (Show All Geometric Constraints), and I think it's kind of self explanatory on the...

    Started by qball‎, 8th Apr 2010 04:31 pm
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  4. Can I change default action for clicking an object from STRETCH to MOVE?

    When I click on a rectangle, dragging the cursor STRETCHES the corner. I want to MOVE the whole rectangle, not STRETCH it, by default. Is this possible?

    Started by DrWho‎, 8th Apr 2010 08:35 pm
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  5. Again about toolpalettes: how to make nice Images of my blocks?

    Here I am again, I need to make images of my blocks so I can use them in the Toolpalettes. (I do not drag blocks in the toolpalette! I need to specify a specific image for shure.) How do you...

    Started by MarcoW‎, 7th Apr 2010 08:01 pm
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    8th Apr 2010 03:34 pm Go to last post
  6. Brainstorm: Menus, Toolpalettes or Ribbon? What is best to use?

    Hi there, Just a question... In my early days of using AutoCAD I used to "start" my custom made functions (commands) only on the command bar. I mean *.lsp files that were loaded upon startup....

    Started by MarcoW‎, 7th Apr 2010 09:32 am
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  7. add numbers

    Hi I would like to be able to add numbers to RL's. e.g. I want to add 1.06 to all my rl's in plan RL 14.02 - becomes - RL 15.08 RL 13.07 - becomes - RL 14.13 RL 13.01 - becomes - RL 14.07 ...

    Started by hay123‎, 6th Apr 2010 11:55 pm
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    7th Apr 2010 08:44 am Go to last post
  8. Leader control issues

    Hey all- I've been searching around for a while to no avail. I'm trying to the use the sidebar flyout that has a tool called "Leader - Circle". When I use it the text is always in Romans font. ...

    Started by t1320t‎, 8th Mar 2010 06:56 pm
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  9. line weight

    Hi :) I am using different line types in plan drawing like doted, but when I swop to layout view the line looks solid, and also when I make a preview, does anyone knows why? and how to get around...

    Started by nowikovs12‎, 3rd Apr 2010 08:32 pm
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    4th Apr 2010 07:17 am Go to last post
  10. pick copied object from any point

    Hi guys :) I am copying and pasting couple of details in the plan drawing, I remember there is a way to copy an item, paste it and when you have pasted an item, by holding down some buttons you can...

    Started by nowikovs12‎, 3rd Apr 2010 11:46 am
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    3rd Apr 2010 12:58 pm Go to last post
  11. Drawing Limits

    Got some drawing LIMITS problem now. The other day received a Turbocad drawing, and began the conversion in to Autocad format. Linework and text now looks sort of normal, except that the limits...

    Started by Coosbaylumber‎, 2nd Apr 2010 04:26 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Apr 2010 11:52 pm Go to last post
  12. prompted attributes

    Hi All I work for a company that has around 30 offices nationwide. We are currently going through the process of changing our title blocks which each office need their own title block with their...

    Started by MikeGonzalez‎, 1st Apr 2010 02:41 pm
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    2nd Apr 2010 09:30 am Go to last post
  13. A 3rd angle drawing from a 3rd angle drawing?

    Hi all, new to the forum. I have some experience in using 2D AutoCAD (2007) and Solid Edge (V16). Currently just using AutoCAD 2007 at the moment though. I have been given a dwg file (attached)...

    Started by dstealth‎, 27th Mar 2010 04:22 pm
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    1st Apr 2010 11:59 am Go to last post
  14. Mvsetup

    Hi, I am using Autocad LT 2008,in "MVSETUP" the rotate command is not working.it's a big headache for me now.i am working in a adminstrative protected system.that's why i can't install other...

    Started by Shibuboss‎, 16th Aug 2009 03:10 am
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  15. Linetypes and regen while zooming

    First post... woot!! :D This question has been troubling me for a while and I've tried doing some initial research on it but figured what a better time to become a member. In Autocad 2008 when...

    Started by Ostrakon16‎, 19th Mar 2010 05:58 pm
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    1st Apr 2010 12:11 am Go to last post
  16. Dimensions - text override

    Is there any tool/list/system variable to check a drawing for dimensions that have text overrides?

    Started by rocneasta‎, 29th Mar 2010 10:19 am
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    1st Apr 2010 12:06 am Go to last post
  17. UCS Problems

    I use UCSes & Views a lot to draw my elevations. I find it to be the easiest and most accurate way. The only problem I have is that when i change to a different view, my ucs ill show in a completely...

    Started by boukes‎, 31st Mar 2010 04:23 am
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    31st Mar 2010 11:35 pm Go to last post
  18. How do I display an empty/blank dimension value?

    I remember doing this a few years ago, but forget the text formatting control codes. When clicking on a dimension than checking the Properties palette, I go down to the Text Override box and put in...

    Started by dughug‎, 31st Mar 2010 03:27 am
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  19. Shape text files .shp - Compiling - creating

    Does AutoCAD provide a way to export outlined with or without fill text shapes to the shp file for compiling to shx custom fonts? If AutoCAD does not, is there a good reference for creating the shp...

    Started by mcklem‎, 31st Mar 2010 06:11 pm
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  20. Dimensions, Rounding Question

    I have a line that is 4.415 units long. Dimension Precision at two decimal places. Should dimension 4.42. Dimension = 4.41 I've changed DIMRND to all sorts of settings with no change....

    Started by ILoveMadoka‎, 29th Mar 2010 07:13 pm
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  21. Linetype Scales

    I have 2 drawings. In drawing 1 a dashed line has a scale of 1 and looks normal. Drawing 2 is of the same road junction I am drawing and so the scale of the drawing is the same but when i paste the...

    Started by woodman78‎, 11th Mar 2010 10:24 pm
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  22. Layer Filter Control Toolbar

    I have used the ribbon layer filter combo control, but I really like toolbars better. I do like this tool and would like to incorporate into my toolbar setup. I can't find how to do this. Does...

    Started by ksperopoulos‎, 31st Mar 2010 04:14 am
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    31st Mar 2010 04:40 am Go to last post
  23. File Selection Display box question

    Howdy! Not many things bug me in Autocad that haven't been solved from groups like yours. But lately, this one "thing" is just bugging me and I thought maybe you folks here could help. Autocad...

    Started by MichaelJ07‎, 30th Mar 2010 03:37 am
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    30th Mar 2010 04:23 am Go to last post
  24. Textbox size AutoCAD 2009

    Hi guys, I'm hoping some one can help me. I use CAD everyday at work and I frequently need to input text. When I click the multiline text button I am required to specifiy the size of the...

    Started by Lee5150‎, 29th Mar 2010 10:00 am
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    29th Mar 2010 10:53 am Go to last post
  25. Annotative objects multi scale visibility

    OK I'm loving the new annotative objects (blocks/dims/text). but something I can't quite figure out how to controll is the visibility of mutiple annotation scales of an object when you...

    Started by halfcracked‎, 21st Mar 2008 03:37 pm
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    29th Mar 2010 09:45 am Go to last post

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