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  1. command hot keys

    Is it possible to assign hot keys to all commands in a customisable way? For example if i want to draw a line, can i just hit 'L'? instead of 'L + space'

    Started by alkorm77‎, 14th Nov 2006 06:25 am
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  2. I need help with my 'simple' roof

    Hello, I'm in a grade 12 Drafting class, and I need help with drawing my roof. It's at <45. My instructor won't help me and I'm not sure how to do it

    Started by raynelockyer‎, 25th Nov 2013 06:38 pm
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  3. Dimension formula

    Hello all, I would like to change the dimensions measured by 1/2" on panels measured within our acad drawings as we order materials 1/2" shorter. To date, we manually dimension each item drawn...

    Started by steelcom‎, 22nd Jun 2015 04:03 am
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  4. Dimensioning

    Can someone please till me, when dimensioning a drawing how can you make the dimensioning line not so imposiing on the screen? Thanks in advanced.

    Started by road runner‎, 31st Mar 2014 09:41 am
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  5. constant measurments??

    I have an assignment and there are ground beams and floor beams..but there are many variables I don't know there measurements .. such as y12,y16,y20,R,a,b,w.. are these variables have a specific...

    Started by areejo0o‎, 6th May 2010 10:51 pm
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  6. Trouble with underdstanding scaling

    After browsing the internet i have come to the conclusion that one always draws in 1:1 scale. I have done that so when I draw a line that is 12 units long and dimension it, it is outputted as 12"....

    Started by mgervais‎, 5th Jul 2012 05:22 pm
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  7. Cannot Purge Linetypes

    My title is somewhat misleading. I can actually purge these hidden line types, but I was wondering if anyone has a better method. The line types in question are funky looking line types that do...

    Started by slovenc0417‎, 15th Mar 2013 04:18 pm
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  8. Smile Multiple Attribute change

    I have about 500 drawings that I need to edit one part of. There is a block in paperspace that is basically two seperate lines of text and a boarder. I need to edit one of the lines of text to...

    Started by Bennymac777‎, 23rd Jun 2009 10:31 pm
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  9. Question Hiding .BAK files

    Hello just wondering if there is anyway of hiding the .bak files. as becoming painful with my folders, when have anything over 10 drawings have to scroll down. if i try and sort by type it puts the...

    Started by bennyboy86‎, 7th Oct 2015 02:41 am
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  10. Question Draw line snapped to 45 degrees angle of circle block

    Anyone ever come up with a good way to start a line at one of the 45 degree angles of a circle block? Easy to snap to quadrants or center. Thanks for any ideas.

    Started by Edgtrimmer‎, 15th Aug 2011 07:26 pm
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  11. How do I lay one drawing over another

    I'm new to autocad as in I havent drafted a single thing in my entire life. However, I'm pretty savvy and I can't imagine this is very difficult so I was hoping someone could help. I'm using autocad...

    Started by myshtern‎, 14th Feb 2008 06:48 am
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  12. Question Geometrical Problem Solving?

    Hello :) I started using AutoCAD a few months ago, and I completed a college assessment. During the learning process, I developed some bad habits with regards to geometrical problem solving. The...

    Started by CAD_Spider‎, 21st Aug 2008 05:29 pm
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  13. Drawing How do I select 'Angle to Fill' for Polar Array?

    Hello everyone! This is my first post! I just signed up after scouring Google for days on this problem: The problem is that I can't select the proper angle for the 'Angle to Fill' parameter of the...

    Started by c2designkitchen‎, 14th Feb 2010 07:35 am
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  14. CTB issues

    Morning I'm having problems with my ctb ..... everything is coming out at the correct line weights when printing - except the greys - even though I've set them. Any ideas ?

    Started by GemmaEBaird‎, 10th Jan 2015 11:08 am
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  15. How do I get rid of the text box that follows the crosshair

    Whenever I type a command, the words start appearing next to the crosshair as opposed to the command line. I looked all over the options menu to find something to change this. Is there a system...

    Started by WagglyFawn‎, 21st Feb 2008 11:37 pm
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  16. 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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  17. Dynamic Blocks: Knowledge sought...advice welcomed.

    OK all you Dynamic Block brainiacs out there. What nuggets of knowledge can you offer up regarding the creation and use of Dynamic Blocks? I'm taking the plunge (better late than never).:lol:

    Started by ReMark‎, 29th Dec 2009 01:14 pm
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  18. JOIN aint joining.

    Hi all Why would 2 line segments not join to one another with the JOIN command? I OSNAP each end but I get this ... "Command: _join 2 found 0 objects joined, 2 objects discarded from the...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 27th Sep 2011 01:20 pm
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  19. Outline views

    Once again, working with viewports. I want to be able to capture only the outline of the shape I am working with when viewing it at a certain view. For example, the MIDDLE picture is my shape. ...

    Started by ah7391‎, 3rd Sep 2012 05:13 am
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  20. 1st angle/3rd angle projection

    Have any cad operators/designers ever went on the shop floor and seen how people work from your drawings? First of all I work for a fabrication company doing engineering drawings. I was well...

    Started by Lazer‎, 6th Jan 2006 07:01 pm
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  21. Question FILTER Command

    I'm working on a script to help me with my drawings. What would be really great would be to be able to use the FILTER command within the script, but as FILTER brings up a pop-up window this obviously...

    Started by Rooster‎, 14th Mar 2008 10:16 am
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  22. How to delete unused block

    Dear all, I have problem with autocad 2D. My drawings have many unused blocks Which have no object inside. But it stay in my cad drawing and make my drawings size very big. So anyone who can give me...

    Started by sleepy86‎, 15th Oct 2014 12:03 pm
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  23. Missing menu bar

    Ive lost some stuff from autocad 2008,and NEED to get them back,firstly ive also the menu toolbar along the top its reset its self back to an old autocad my workmate says. its no longer got...

    Started by bolton78‎, 26th Feb 2008 10:06 am
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  24. sample files from George Omura Mastering AutoCAD 2010

    Hi! Is there anyone who have all the drawings in metric mesures correctly drawn? Those are drawings that need to be drawn while reading book Thank you

    Started by Klariya‎, 6th Mar 2012 02:14 pm
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  25. True Perspective solution needed please.

    Good day, Any suggestions on how to work out the true perspective of a glass segment on an 33.8 degree angle? I did try on the right-hand side, get stuck thereafter. ...

    Started by Guitte‎, 24th Jun 2015 11:15 am
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    30th Jun 2015 10:45 pm Go to last post

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