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

  1. *U blocks

    Anyone tell me why when I purge a drawing I always get *U17, *U19 or U(inset number here) blocks that require purging? I assume they are linked to dynamic blocks or something?

    Started by warbirt‎, 20th Mar 2014 04:34 am
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  2. -----> How Do I Do This?

    If someone gives me a drawing to detail out that has blind tapped holes in it....how do I determine what size hole and thread he used in his design from the original file with no details on it? ...

    Started by jsankey‎, 28th Oct 2008 02:32 pm
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    31st Oct 2008 11:18 pm Go to last post
  3. -DWGUNITS in vanilla

    I don't have vanilla AutoCAD, I have the Mechanical version so I can't test this. Autodesk support is telling me -dwgunits doesn't exist in the vanilla product. Is that true? Can someone with...

    Started by rkent‎, 20th Jul 2015 06:58 pm
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  4. -dwgunits vs insunits

    Can I start off by saying, I think I fully understand the following(INSUNITS): "Have you ever inserted a block or an entire drawing into your current drawing and noticed that it 'magically' scaled...

    Started by Sideshow-Cad‎, 22nd Jul 2015 03:46 pm
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  5. ... turn text to fit viewports

    I'm hoping the Collective Intelligence that is CadTutor can help me figure out the best way to do this - I'm hoping that someone can teach me a new trick today :) I have a drawing of a...

    Started by Tiger‎, 14th Apr 2008 11:55 am
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    15th Apr 2008 08:48 am Go to last post
  6. ...auto draw a line path?

    I am currently learning to use the 2D functions of AutoCAD 2007. In other CAD programs (such as Visio) I have used in the past there has been "auto draw" for a line path. This function is for auto...

    Started by poly4life‎, 5th Mar 2008 09:39 pm
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    6th Mar 2008 12:56 am Go to last post
  7. .dwg File Growth

    Ahoy, CadTutor, I am a new member to this site. Not new to AutoCad, but not very accomplished. Some fairly simple files have ballooned to 'large'. Autocad 16 Example: One crept-up from ~~...

    Started by rhbelter‎, 20th Jun 2016 11:41 pm
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    26th Jun 2016 03:43 pm Go to last post
  8. .PGP file in 2010?

    is there an ACAD.PGP file in 2010 and if so WHERE? I can't find it to save my life.....:sweat: 2009 had an edit feature right in the pull down....

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 9th Nov 2009 04:24 pm
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    9th Nov 2009 08:46 pm Go to last post
  9. .rtf import issue

    I'm having trouble with the spacing of my text when I import a .rtf file. The spaces change width based on the width of the columns. The problem does not effect all the paragraphs only select ones....

    Started by Sparky‎, 9th Jan 2014 05:03 pm
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    9th Jan 2014 06:07 pm Go to last post
  10. .SHX files - pop up warning box. how to get that back?

    Recently, an AutoCAD file was shared with me and upon opening, I noticed all the text and room numbers were missing from the floor plan. My coworker opened the same file and she gets a pop-up window...

    Started by AKwon23‎, 7th Apr 2014 07:48 pm
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    7th Apr 2014 08:44 pm Go to last post
  11. 0 - 16 Bar pressure Gauge

    I am new to AutoCad and I am using AutoCad 2009. Is there a tutorial or step by step method to create a 0 - 16 bar pressure gauge with major ticks at 1 bar intervals and minor ticks at 0.1 bar...

    Started by quizman‎, 12th Nov 2009 07:26 am
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    12th Nov 2009 12:02 pm Go to last post
  12. 0 degree is vertical as 90 degree

    Dear all, I recieved a drawing from a client, which has all the features on a coordinate system, But the drawing is rotated for some reason. Even after rotating the drawing the coordinates are...

    Started by symoin‎, 19th Jul 2011 09:25 am
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  13. 0,0,0 of a part

    Good day i need help PLEAS. when i have a part lets say a squer and i use a macro i made (^C^C_cutclip;_all;;_pasteclip;0,0,0;_zoom;e;) to move the part to the 0.0.0 pont it is fine. but if i...

    Started by roann‎, 25th Feb 2016 05:08 am
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    2nd Mar 2016 03:17 am Go to last post
  14. 1" scale block insertion

    Hello all, I am looking for the location of a 1" scale block in the design center. All I can find is the graphic scale.

    Started by skylew‎, 21st Jul 2008 03:55 pm
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    22nd Jul 2008 03:16 pm Go to last post
  15. 1/2"= full size?

    So I got a dwg from another company and noticed when I tried to add dims to my detail, the detail was actually drawn at 1/2"=1'-0" When I scaled the detail up it obviously is a lot larger. They also...

    Started by carbons2k‎, 28th Apr 2015 07:27 pm
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  16. 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
  17. Exclamation 1:1250 Location Plan Woes

    Hi Guys, I am very new to AutoCAD and am learning my way around and now have a basic grasp of most basic features. I am however having one particular problem at the moment. I am producing...

    Started by mifty12‎, 11th Apr 2014 03:28 pm
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    14th Apr 2014 10:25 am Go to last post
  18. 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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    30th Jun 2011 02:09 pm Go to last post
  19. 2 Dimensional Objects into an Isometric Representation

    I draw alot of piping in 2D, then i go ahead and draw an isometric view of this 2d piping. Is there a way i can draw this piping once and make a view rotation of some sort to automatically convert...

    Started by zabijecie‎, 14th Feb 2011 09:39 pm
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    15th Feb 2011 01:17 am Go to last post
  20. 2 drawings, Dragg n Drop

    i was wondering is there a way you can drag an object from one drawing to another without the copy, paste command ???? thanxxx p.s. (2008) platform :twisted:

    Started by koshur‎, 30th Oct 2008 04:08 pm
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  21. 2 pieces of text, same style, look different

    For some reason the yellow text appears slightly bolder than the red text. These need to be separate pieces of text. If I match properties from one to the next, the problem is still there. They...

    Started by spittle‎, 17th Jun 2009 10:10 am
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  22. 2 Storey Traditional English House - Elevations required

    Afternoon all, Not sure if im posting in the right area/section, so apologies. I'm a Building Services Design Consultant in my 3rd year of my degree. One of my university assignments...

    Started by Design Consultant UK‎, 25th Mar 2008 02:07 pm
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    27th Mar 2008 04:27 am Go to last post
  23. 2004 Display Problems

    I just had a new nvidia geforce 5200 graphics card put in so I can run 2 monitors using AutoCAD. When I use version 2007 I have no problem. However, when I use 2004 my crosshairs are very jumpy and...

    Started by ryank‎, 17th Apr 2008 07:41 pm
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    18th Apr 2008 01:32 pm Go to last post
  24. 2009 Desktop

    Hi Guys I have been playing around with 2009 on my mates computer. We loaded my profile from 2006 on yesterday. As Allan knows I finally got the Hatch patterns working. Can anybody tell me how do...

    Started by DODGE‎, 21st Apr 2008 10:36 pm
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  25. 2009, where did my paper/model tab go?

    at the bottom of the screen i had a model/paperspace tab. it isnt there anymore, can i get it back?

    Started by James‎, 25th Apr 2008 03:28 pm
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    26th Apr 2008 01:33 pm Go to last post

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