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  1. Square and other symbols in texts

    how do i put the symbol for either squared or cubed or even to the power of in text?? cheers danny

    Started by daniel j w‎, 5th Mar 2008 09:59 am
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  2. how to determine the scale of the drawing?

    I have a .dwg drawing, and the same one but in .pdf file format. On the .pdf one, there stands the scale (1:500), but on .dwg one there is no scale. I was wondering, how could I determine the scale...

    Started by djole‎, 30th Mar 2011 01:51 pm
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    30th May 2017 01:31 pm Go to last post
  3. Hatch not working

    I'm using CAD2008, all of a sudden my hatch function stopped working. I've tried it in different files and new files and it still doesn't work. The problem is I can't even open the Hatch and...

    Started by nelsonrocha47‎, 25th Apr 2008 02:33 am
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    25th Sep 2013 10:25 am Go to last post
  4. delete key not working in autocad

    Just out of nowhere just now, my delete key stopped function in autocad. It work fine in windows. any ideas?

    Started by b.muqlueen‎, 12th Mar 2008 06:14 pm
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    I have utilized the "old school" Flow Line Lintetype (with the ARROW that is never really centered) for many years I have been trying to acquire the preferred FlowLine Arrow Linetype (complex...

    Started by Old Timer‎, 28th Aug 2010 08:57 pm
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    19th Nov 2012 01:36 pm Go to last post
  6. Unfreeze Layers

    Hello.. can u anyone tell me what is the shortcut commands to Unfreeze the Layers. (eg. LAYFRZ for freeze the layers) Thanks & Regards

    Started by sreejit‎, 11th Mar 2008 12:29 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    11th Mar 2008 02:00 pm Go to last post
  7. Love 2d Blocks for furniture

    hey , i love u guys for helping me before :D here i have a little problem .. i need some BLocks that can help me creating floor plans very quickly i need them to be with unit meter .. i...

    Started by Mena__99‎, 11th Aug 2012 10:12 pm
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  8. Question changing all colors in drawing regardless of layer, block

    I want to change the color of everything in my drawing except for 3 layers. There are hundreds of layers and blocks in this drawing, even after purging. I want to avoid just exploding everything...

    Started by NoelStalker‎, 20th Feb 2012 11:40 pm
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    blocks, colors, layers, objec properties
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    8th Mar 2012 04:01 pm Go to last post
  9. Scale Factors - Imperial and Metric

    For those of you struggling with viewport scale factors this list might prove beneficial. Scale Factors – AutoCAD model space drawing using a paper space viewport. Imperial...

    Started by ReMark‎, 13th Jul 2012 01:03 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Jul 2012 02:16 am Go to last post
  10. How to SCALE a drawing from MM to INCHES

    As the title says. How do you Scale the drawing that i have in model space that's currently drawn in MM to INCHES?:glare: I'm AutoCAD employee and i still have trouble with scaling. Any help will...

    Started by paisis123‎, 24th Feb 2012 05:52 pm
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    25th Feb 2012 11:06 pm Go to last post
  11. Question How do I make the Model background white?

    On the lower left corner of the screen, there are three tabs: Model, Layout1, and Layout2. The background of Model is black. Is there a way to change it to white? Also, if I change it to white, I...

    Started by marlon‎, 22nd Dec 2008 10:40 am
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    22nd Dec 2008 11:14 am Go to last post
  12. subscript /superscript

    hi to all, i got a new job..... all day in front of computer using autocad LT 2000.... most of the time we input a value that has a superscript of sometimes subscript.... what's the easiest way to...

    Started by madaryl‎, 2nd Mar 2004 12:15 pm
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  13. how to globally change text color to by layer in autocad 2008

    how to globally change text color to by layer in autocad 2008

    Started by gil9166‎, 9th Oct 2009 04:59 pm
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  14. How to change scale in Autocad07

    Hi All, Need help please using Autocad 2007. If I have drawing that was drawn in scale 1:1250 in model space but I want to show this in paper space as scale 1:500 the dwg will obviously be...

    Started by andi blinco‎, 13th Jan 2009 01:52 pm
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    3rd Oct 2011 05:30 pm Go to last post
  15. Dimensions not showing in paper space

    I added a lot of dimensions to my drawing(in model space) and none of them are visible in paper space. I tried turning the layer off and on, but it still doesn't show them. This has never happened to...

    Started by Michelle E‎, 21st Jan 2012 01:09 am
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    10th Jan 2014 09:51 am Go to last post
  16. How to draw a 2D Spring ?

    Hi guys, firstly my apologies :o if i posted in the wrong section of the forum. Can i ask how to draw a spring that is wound from 8mm diameter wire with an inside diameter of 22mm, the standard...

    Started by autocat‎, 5th Jan 2012 06:17 pm
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  17. how to save dimension style so i can use it in new drawings

    how to save dimension style so i can use it in new drawings ???

    Started by nbaryosef‎, 22nd Feb 2008 07:22 am
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    22nd Feb 2008 04:21 pm Go to last post
  18. How to make an existing block annotative

    I have a dynamic block that I created with a bunch of visibility, rotate and stretch parameters and actions. When I created said block, I meant to make it annotative but forgot about it during the...

    Started by adrath‎, 18th Sep 2013 06:51 pm
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  19. Draw Order not working correctly

    It seems as though my draw order is 'locked'. The command is recognized; but it doesn't seem to work properly. I essentially have two lines, drawn right on top of eachother; I go to get the one...

    Started by slimjramirez‎, 15th Aug 2007 03:06 pm
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  20. mirroring blocks, but not text in this block

    Hello there, does anybody know how to mirror a block containing a textfield, without mirroring this textfield? I am using Autocad LT 2008 Thanks in advance.. Raulwg

    Started by raulwg‎, 25th Mar 2008 04:07 pm
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    13th Feb 2014 11:37 am Go to last post
  21. Combining mtext

    Autocad Express Tools allows converting text to mtext. How would I be able to combine multiple mtext into a single mtext?

    Started by johnengineer‎, 1st Jun 2007 07:23 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    5th Jan 2012 01:11 pm Go to last post
  22. 2D playground blocks

    Does anyone know where I can find blocks of a playground? thank you

    Started by zinaidachar‎, 9th Oct 2009 11:16 am
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd Oct 2009 10:42 pm Go to last post
  23. Plotting points from excel to Autocad

    Hi Guys I need to put 171, x and y co-ords to make a bunch of points..the co-ords are in excel.. Is it possible to "copy paste" from excel to Autocad and the points will all be there-correctly?...

    Started by therealsaint01‎, 17th Nov 2010 02:40 pm
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    18th Nov 2010 07:05 am Go to last post
  24. how do I scale a drawing just horizontally or vertically

    I'd like to scale an object by certain factor only in horizontal or vertical direction rather than scale the whole object. Any help will be appreciated.

    Started by yiyan‎, 7th Jan 2007 09:58 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    9th May 2017 09:31 pm Go to last post
  25. Embarrassed Properties palette not working

    Hi guys! :) I started to work in ACAD again after a long pause of experimenting on other 3d design programs and naturally, problems occurred. I managed to solve most of them, but this thing is...

    Started by Exorcist‎, 6th Mar 2008 03:21 pm
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    28th Oct 2010 03:11 am Go to last post

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