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  1. Dynamic Block that conforms to Text Length

    Hi All, I am working on slowly creating some new standards for my office and am starting with some drawing tag blocks. What I need to know is if there is a way to have geometry stretch/move...

    Started by 3Darchitect‎, 24th Apr 2015 09:52 pm
    attributes, dynamic block, text
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  2. not aligned coordinates

    I am used to draw by coordinates but one time my file became like this whenever I enter 100<90 the line goes on one point, I think I press a key unintentionaly

    Started by 3dmax designer‎, 30th Jun 2010 10:50 am
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    30th Jun 2010 11:15 am Go to last post
  3. quick dimensioning on sections

    My model is in 3d, if I move it just showing the right side view & I wanted to show just this section in 2d, Is it possible? Could I just just make a dimension right away, on that section, ...

    Started by 3dmax designer‎, 30th Jun 2010 11:37 am
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    30th Jun 2010 12:06 pm Go to last post
  4. Question Convert Block w/ Attributes to Block

    Have Jack symbol (triangle, plines and lines in multiple colors). This symbol has one/or/two lines of text (the jack number). The text lines are the attributes. How do I remove the attributes...

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 14th Jul 2010 11:46 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Jul 2010 01:32 pm Go to last post
  5. Question Entities outside drawing extents not selectable?

    I key in "Crtl A" and this selects ALL objects/entities that exist, however some of these objects/entities are not visible nor are they selectable. How can I run a "Crtl A" and once ALL...

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 28th Jun 2011 09:48 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    29th Jun 2011 01:02 pm Go to last post
  6. Question AREA - Using the Add function object by object / Setvar lists?

    How do I keep the fill ON the object that gets selected so I know not to pick it again as move through the drawing? How /or/ where can I get a listing of my SetVars. Running the Setvar (?)...

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 15th Jun 2012 02:42 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Jun 2012 03:40 pm Go to last post
  7. Question Language Translation

    Is AutoCAD capable of translating text (changing on the drawing) from one language to another?

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 28th Sep 2012 08:46 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    15th Feb 2016 10:19 am Go to last post
  8. Angry Invisible Entities in the OZONE ...

    Hi, I am challenged with a drawing that has unwanted invisible entities in the ozone. I know this because when I upload the drawing into my Space Management application, the zoom extents is...

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 4th Feb 2015 01:31 am
    • Replies: 7
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    5th Feb 2015 03:49 am Go to last post
  9. Facilities Planner

    Hello friends, Please help me understand, as well as, resolve my current line-type scale issue. I set my scale in model space and it appears perfect. I create a view-port in paper-space and my...

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 23rd Jun 2016 04:23 am
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    23rd Jun 2016 04:05 pm Go to last post
  10. Question Inserting a PDF loses image ...

    Hi Folks, Thank you for the Birthday Wishes! I was able to insert > attach image > Select my PDF and place it in my title block. Today I run the same, but only get the file path to display. ...

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 21st Dec 2016 07:58 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd Dec 2016 02:31 am Go to last post
  11. circles tangent to 3 points

    Hello everybody, I am BRAND new to AutoCAD and am currently trying out the free 30 day trial of AutoCAD 2016 LT. I am trying to draw a circle tangent to 3 points, however, I can't figure out how. I...

    Started by 432lightbeam‎, 17th Oct 2016 04:40 am
    • Replies: 7
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    17th Oct 2016 05:09 pm Go to last post
  12. Can R14 Join?

    Is there a way to join a whole bunch of small line segments into one line in R14? Thanks in advance Lester

    Started by 4Lester‎, 9th Oct 2009 04:25 am
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    16th Oct 2009 01:39 am Go to last post
  13. Help - I can`t make dimensions from this drawing

    I have received important file from another 2d drafting program wich i dont know the name. The problem is that i work in autocad and i want to give dimensions to this object in autocad in...

    Started by 4RIDERS‎, 24th Jun 2015 03:45 pm
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    1 2
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  14. Viewport issue

    I am using 2008. When I go to my paper space from my model space and open a new viewport i cannot get all the details of my drawing. Only the notations and dimensions, not the xref. I have...

    Started by 6tee7‎, 3rd Mar 2014 01:32 pm
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    1 2
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  15. Angry Lines on top of lines

    Little things that make you mad. Having to use customer dwgs to make a new control panel wiring schematics. Who ever made these dwgs needs to be taught how to use Autocad. Aprox 100 dwgs that have...

    Started by 9fingerCAD‎, 11th Mar 2008 10:43 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    12th Mar 2008 01:11 pm Go to last post
  16. Editing Text size in an Attribute using LT2009

    Hi I'm using a title block (created in a full version of Auto CAD) with Auto CAD LT 2009. The Attributes within the title block have text sizes that I wish to alter, I can do this easily...

    Started by A Brown‎, 25th Mar 2009 06:18 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    30th Mar 2009 10:01 pm Go to last post
  17. MEP wire style problems

    I have attached a screen shot of the issue I am having with my wire styles in MEP. I am trying to use the ARC shape to wire up the lighting on this plan but it keeps making the weird jumps away from...

    Started by A&B‎, 18th Jun 2012 06:15 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Jun 2012 06:32 pm Go to last post
  18. save as problem

    When I use the save as command from file, I must type in all the path names of folders. How can I get back to just clicking on folder icons to rename dwg. (2007) thanks A.B.

    Started by A.B.‎, 2nd May 2008 01:05 am
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    2nd May 2008 01:25 am Go to last post
  19. tracking from first point with relative instead of absolute coordinates

    Hi all, I've used this forum for a long time, but this is the first time i've not been able to find an answer, so thought I'd get on board. Having trouble recently with tracking, For example...

    Started by a1177298‎, 5th Jun 2013 09:50 am
    • Replies: 1
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    5th Jun 2013 09:55 am Go to last post
  20. object snap tracking- use distance not coordinates- mac

    Hi all, having trouble with object snap tracking. At times i am given distances from other objects to work with- which is what i am after. However in some instances only the model space...

    Started by a1177298‎, 11th Sep 2013 07:21 am
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    11th Sep 2013 05:17 pm Go to last post
  21. Picking multiple I.D. points & disply results

    Would welcome your thoughts. :unsure: Is there a way to select multiple I.D. points, i.e. in this case coordinates for setting out piles and generate a table of results. I'm using LT 2009. ...

    Started by A393‎, 7th Aug 2009 03:13 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    11th Aug 2009 01:11 am Go to last post
  22. Moving aligned dimensions

    hello, great forum, just been reading through and found some interesting stuff already. but if someone could answer this question for me i'd be grateful, (it must have come up before) ...

    Started by A393‎, 3rd Aug 2009 11:51 am
    • Replies: 2
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    7th Aug 2009 02:29 pm Go to last post
  23. LT 2010 - xrefs seem to appear faint

    hi, I've just loaded up LT2010 for the 1st time (previously 2009) and opened up a few drawings. The xrefs seem to appear faint and not as clear as before :?. any thoughts, is there some kind...

    Started by A393‎, 16th Sep 2010 04:28 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Sep 2010 04:43 pm Go to last post
  24. Help Tracing an Image

    I am going to make another belt buckle and have decided on a design. I am not too familiar to autocad and am asking if anyone will be able to help or show me how to trace properly. If anyone is...

    Started by AAAKings‎, 12th Dec 2008 03:28 am
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    30th Dec 2008 02:52 pm Go to last post
  25. Using blocks in metre and millimetre viewports

    Hi all, To help set perspective, I have a viewport at 1:500m and another at 1:200mm. Using annotative scaling I can use the same bit of Mtext or dimension and have it show up in both viewports,...

    Started by AAC‎, 19th Jan 2011 03:46 am
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Feb 2011 01:37 pm Go to last post

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