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  1. Tesselate an ARC?

    What i need is an automated way to select an arc, and turn it to a multiple-vertices polyline. Meaning, I want to turn it to a polyline, but not just any type of polyline, but a complex polyline...

    Started by therock005‎, 24th Apr 2010 12:05 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    24th Apr 2010 04:53 pm Go to last post
  2. Override dimensions

    Is it possible to visually see if text in a dimension has been manually over ridden without have to go to the editor or properties?

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 23rd Apr 2010 09:54 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    24th Apr 2010 04:38 pm Go to last post
  3. centerlines for flange

    Goodmorning everyone, Is there a preferred method for showing centerlines?, see example. On the right side they are drawn complete and on the left just at the holes. thanks again

    Started by Reikaj‎, 23rd Apr 2010 04:16 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    24th Apr 2010 03:24 pm Go to last post
  4. Fractions showing up as characters

    Back in the day I used to use characters to create fractions somehow. For instance, [ became 3/4", / became 1/2", etc. I haven't used that method in a bunch of years and I don't recall how I...

    Started by rupert‎, 23rd Apr 2010 10:45 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    24th Apr 2010 08:29 am Go to last post
  5. plotting in black and white

    just have a quick question.. whenever i plot it seems to plot in colour because the lines i used are different in colour which help me when am drawing however i want the plot to be in black and...

    Started by lostincad‎, 24th Apr 2010 12:55 am
    • Replies: 2
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    24th Apr 2010 03:42 am Go to last post
  6. Drawing Civil 3D 2010 Parcel Table Edit

    Does anyone know how to, 1. Edit a Parcel Table to change Row heights, or 2. Explode/Convert the "Parcel Table" to a garden variety "Table" so I can then edit the cells, and also be able to...

    Started by d_sut‎, 23rd Apr 2010 08:20 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    23rd Apr 2010 08:20 pm Go to last post
  7. lt scales not showing properly

    Im working on a dwg created by someone else, when i draw on layer HW which has linetype HW the spacing is totally different then whats already there. Ive tried match properties but that doesnt change...

    Started by chelsea1307‎, 29th Jun 2009 11:08 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Apr 2010 07:35 pm Go to last post
  8. Using autocad table & calculator

    Hi I'm converting square metres into square feet Can anybody explain the discrepancy which I get using the following calculations: Using a calculator and multiplying 23.60*10.7639=254.03...

    Started by harry123456‎, 16th Sep 2009 11:00 am
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Apr 2010 06:59 pm Go to last post
  9. Draw a parabola

    I am working on vertical alignment of highways and need to draw draw a vertical, which is a parabola, in AutoCAD 2010. Anyone can help me.

    Started by Farid‎, 7th Nov 2009 09:15 pm
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    23rd Apr 2010 06:55 pm Go to last post
  10. Unhappy mirrored drawing

    I have a small room dwg that was drawn upside dowm and mirred how can i fix without redrawing and redoing all the text thanks karen

    Started by firegoddess53‎, 5th Jan 2010 11:33 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    23rd Apr 2010 06:54 pm Go to last post
  11. 2D Civil Drawing

    Hai everyone, I am new in dealing with civil 2D drawings. In one of the building drawing (Plan View) i need to shade the blocks with different colours and measure the length of each coloured...

    Started by aarvijay‎, 17th Mar 2010 01:01 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Apr 2010 06:46 pm Go to last post
  12. 16 bit vs 32 bit color resulting in flickering cursor Architecture 2008

    Heya-- I 'upgraded' to windows 7...and now if i use true color, the cursor flickers. totally annoying. if i switch to 16 bit, it works fine, but then i lose all the aero interface built into...

    Started by j_anthony101‎, 23rd Apr 2010 08:07 am
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    23rd Apr 2010 06:21 pm Go to last post
  13. Re-create polygon knowing sides.

    Is it possible to re-create a polygon given the measurements of each side but without knowing any co-ordinates or angles? That would really be helpful when having a printed drawing with no...

    Started by therock005‎, 15th Apr 2010 10:15 am
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    23rd Apr 2010 05:56 pm Go to last post
  14. Curved Dimension Leader

    How do I make curved dimension leaders like the ones for the 3" dimensions in the attached sketch?

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 23rd Apr 2010 03:47 am
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    23rd Apr 2010 10:59 am Go to last post
  15. Lost a drawing file

    Lost a file today Went into office today and found that Boy Genius seems to have renamed a biggie file (which had lottsa hours in development time involved) and then erased it. Everything. It...

    Started by Coosbaylumber‎, 21st Apr 2010 10:32 pm
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    • Replies: 15
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    22nd Apr 2010 08:29 pm Go to last post
  16. Why doesnt my fonts work when publishing to PDF?!?

    Hello, I´ve an interesting problem; When I publish a single-page PDF from my drawing, Arial font works ok, but when I publish the same exact file as a multipage document (ALL the settings are...

    Started by tooma‎, 22nd Apr 2010 02:21 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    22nd Apr 2010 02:21 pm Go to last post
  17. Leader Line Dynamic Block

    Hi, looking to make a dynamic block with attributed text within a box and a leader line functioning in a similar way to a multileader. I have a limited experience with dynamic blocks and am unable...

    Started by Jimmy Tin‎, 21st Apr 2010 06:57 am
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Apr 2010 02:29 am Go to last post
  18. Can you scale unevenly?

    Hi Just wondering if you can scale a circle in one direction i.e. scaling a circle currently makes it uniformly scale down. Can I scale it in one direction and create an ellipse form? I know there's...

    Started by BenGoble‎, 22nd Apr 2010 12:39 am
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd Apr 2010 01:21 am Go to last post
  19. Associative hatch

    I use AutoCAD LT 11 now but since version 9 all hatches are associative unless I change the associative-box into off. Maybe this associative-thing is a nice tool but my problem is that I cannot...

    Started by mvv‎, 20th Apr 2010 04:05 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    21st Apr 2010 10:34 am Go to last post
  20. dimension toolbar

    hi guys. me again. i am having problems with the AutoCAD dimension toolbar ..whenever i use any of the dimension tools to try and find out the dimension of something i see nothing but a line. all it...

    Started by lostincad‎, 19th Apr 2010 03:05 pm
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    20th Apr 2010 03:25 am Go to last post
  21. Can lines be joined

    "Joined" may not be the correct term as its found me nothing in the help search so I had better describe what I would like to do. I have done a drawing of a model which is to be cut with a laser...

    Started by Ricket‎, 6th Jan 2010 12:59 am
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Apr 2010 09:08 pm Go to last post
  22. I Need Help With Coordinate Data

    I'm trying to insert coordinate data from my total-station onto autocad to produce a site plan showing coordinates and elevations. What is the best way to do this? I can insert the data as...

    Started by sk8phlip86‎, 16th Apr 2010 04:19 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    19th Apr 2010 05:49 am Go to last post
  23. Can Block colours correspond to different layer colours?

    Hi, I've got a number of blocks which I'm using for a repetitive elevation of my building. However, I wish to show some of the blocks as progressively lighter grey lines so as to show the fact...

    Started by BenGoble‎, 18th Apr 2010 01:41 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    18th Apr 2010 02:04 pm Go to last post
  24. Annotative Dimensions

    I am making a real effort to understand the annotative properties of AutoCAD. My understanding is that I can create an annotative dimension style and then by using it all the dimensions in the model...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 17th Apr 2010 04:36 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    17th Apr 2010 09:46 pm Go to last post
  25. trouble opening old cad files in autocad2010

    hi guys my boss just gave me an important project which must be completed today... the autocad files he gave me are not opening in the autocad 2010. he uses autocad 2007. i have no idea what to...

    Started by lostincad‎, 15th Apr 2010 03:32 pm
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    • Replies: 12
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    17th Apr 2010 08:17 pm Go to last post

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