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  1. Question Layer Manager - locked colours?????

    Hi I am trying to create a new drawing. Within layer manager the option to alter the colours appears to be locked and will not allow me to open ‘select colour’?? All other aspects within the...

    Started by Dave_harris‎, 6th Feb 2008 11:17 am
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  2. Unable to insert text at correct coordinates

    I have a program in AutoLISP that generates drawings. On using the command 'text' to insert data at specific coordinates, the data somehow appears somewhere else and not where I want it to. I've...

    Started by msalem‎, 6th Feb 2008 12:28 pm
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    6th Feb 2008 05:23 pm Go to last post
  3. Wink Double lines on my border

    Hello all, I have been looking through the other threads for a while now, and cannot find my problem. I am using autocad 2006. When I plot my drawings on an A1 sheet, i get a double...

    Started by petesperry‎, 6th Feb 2008 05:32 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    6th Feb 2008 06:06 pm Go to last post
  4. Points Not Appearing

    My job requires that i be able to open drawings that contain point groups. For some reason when i open these drawings the points don't appear. I have both Map and civil 3D 2006 Installed on my...

    Started by Molly‎, 4th Feb 2008 06:08 pm
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    6th Feb 2008 07:24 pm Go to last post
  5. Layer properties not visible

    When I select an object, right-click/properties nothing comes up. prompt response is critical. TIA. Have a great day.

    Started by gortex‎, 6th Feb 2008 04:58 pm
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  6. Properties Of Lines Not Showing Up In Properties Palette

    wHEN I SELECT A LINE ITS NOT SHOWING ME THE Z X OR Y VALUE OF IT OR ITS LENTH. ALL IT SAYS IS THAT ITS A LINE AND WHAT LAYER IT IS. PLEASE HELP , THIS IS REALY GETTING ON MY NERVES WHILST...

    Started by BRAD‎, 6th Feb 2008 01:24 am
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    7th Feb 2008 04:01 am Go to last post
  7. iso-25 back to std dimstyle?

    I have a computer stuck with iso-25 dimstyle and can't get it back to standard, any help? thanks:)

    Started by stanfield‎, 6th Feb 2008 09:40 pm
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    7th Feb 2008 11:10 am Go to last post
  8. Angry UCS World Crosshair 5degrees

    Hi, I've go this xref that I received from another company and everything in the drawing seems to be normal as in the UCS set to World, Snapang set to 0 and Plan set to World also. Now the crosshair...

    Started by Hardney‎, 7th Feb 2008 02:57 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    7th Feb 2008 03:17 pm Go to last post
  9. Highlight keeps resetting to Zero

    Hello everyone, I am having a weird problem, the variable HIGHLIGHT keeps resetting to zero. I can change it to 1, but then the next time I run a command it resets back to zero. Any one have...

    Started by icevapor‎, 7th Feb 2008 06:41 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    7th Feb 2008 08:16 pm Go to last post
  10. OSNAP turns off by itself

    Every now and again, when i enter a command OSNAP turns itself off and when i try to reactivate it (F3 etc) the drafting settings dialog appears and all Snap Modes are unticked. If anyone can help...

    Started by azzro10‎, 6th Feb 2008 06:14 am
    • Replies: 9
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    8th Feb 2008 05:02 am Go to last post
  11. Question how i can i measure scanned tif file

    Hi All, I have this tif file which is a scanned image of the print. It mentiones the scale as 1:200 & lengths are in meter. i need to draw this in autocad to actual scale. Can anybody help me...

    Started by Dipali‎, 8th Feb 2008 06:56 am
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    8th Feb 2008 06:59 am Go to last post
  12. Changing line weight

    Is it possible to change the line weight on 100 lines at a time? I want to set it back to 'by layer' instead of 1mm :(

    Started by joek1‎, 8th Feb 2008 07:00 pm
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  13. Line with two colors?

    Hello, hope someone can help me. Anyone knows if it's possible to make a line with two colors? I'm tring to make something like this, but with just one line, (the picture is actually two...

    Started by pacho‎, 7th Feb 2008 08:38 pm
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  14. Unhappy Does anyone know how to custom select items?

    Is there a command that allows you to define characteristics ie: text type, layer, pin color etc... for custom selection or visability. thanks

    Started by DreamtechMech‎, 8th Feb 2008 07:09 pm
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  15. How do I create this toolbar button/hotkey

    I want a hotkey/toolbar to automaticly do "UCS>OB" for orienting the UCS to a line for polar tracking. How do i write that command out in one key stroke?

    Started by Frank the Frowner‎, 22nd Jun 2007 03:52 am
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    9th Feb 2008 10:51 pm Go to last post
  16. Frozen Dimensions

    Hi Has anyone else come across the problem with manual Dimension lines getting 'stuck' if you move a detail around in a 2D DWG? Any causes or solutions? I've tried closing down the open DWG and...

    Started by Raithneach‎, 8th Feb 2008 07:13 am
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  17. I cant remove dim lines from side view

    I cant remove dim lines from side view in layout mode when i delete it from one view it takes it from the others also. how can i delete on dim on one view but still apper in others ??? i tried...

    Started by nbaryosef‎, 11th Feb 2008 06:44 am
    • Replies: 1
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    11th Feb 2008 06:55 am Go to last post
  18. My Drawing Is Disappearing

    OK all you AutoCad gurus. I really need your help this time. When I save a drawing with a different name and then re-load it again my model has disappeared. The viewports are still there, but the...

    Started by Bruce G Jackson‎, 10th Feb 2008 06:56 am
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    11th Feb 2008 07:01 am Go to last post
  19. Drawing Stretching a Block Equally in Opposite Directions

    Hi to all, My first post after many hours on the internet to no avail I am using AutoCad 2008 I have a simple rectangle which i can stretch equally in opposite directions, I have set the...

    Started by tlawson‎, 10th Feb 2008 07:41 pm
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    11th Feb 2008 09:26 am Go to last post
  20. Changing the centre point of a block upon insert

    So I now have these large blocks that I need to overlay on each other. I go to insert, but the point I move it around by is way away from the block, so when zoomed in I can only see a little bit...

    Started by edgley‎, 10th Feb 2008 01:23 am
    • Replies: 9
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    11th Feb 2008 09:30 am Go to last post
  21. Can someone help with missing shape file? And what's it do?

    I'm missing a shape file called "TMPSHAPE.SHX" I've run across this before but i've just bypassed it and continued on. I really don't know what it does. I forwarded some drawings along that are...

    Started by ANDY0871‎, 10th Feb 2008 01:45 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Feb 2008 01:27 pm Go to last post
  22. Embarrassed Auto Stacking in MTEXT

    I am running AutoCAD '04 and need to turn autostacking off in a mtext paragraph. I have tried highlighting the dialog box and selecting "properties" but cannot find the stacking control. Is there a...

    Started by darrellk-1‎, 9th Feb 2008 09:58 pm
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    12th Feb 2008 12:11 am Go to last post
  23. Problem with zooming in Pspace.

    hey all, Having a problem zooming on a drawing in Pspace, it seems that as you zoom in, in a drawing, any model space views zoom at a different rate... ie if you zoom in to 2x magnification, the...

    Started by Hickoz_bro‎, 11th Feb 2008 06:55 am
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    12th Feb 2008 02:59 am Go to last post
  24. Barb-wire Linetype

    Anyone got one? like this -x-x-x-x-x-?

    Started by happyunited‎, 12th Feb 2008 10:45 am
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    12th Feb 2008 11:05 am Go to last post
  25. Spline

    Is there anyway to extrude along a spline path? Can i switch it to a different kind of like or something?

    Started by ploeg8393‎, 31st Aug 2006 05:45 pm
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    12th Feb 2008 01:53 pm Go to last post

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