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  1. Make Circle As Polyline

    Is There Any Way To Make Circle As Polyline So I Can Make It With Width I Need?

    Started by MR MAN‎, 25th Oct 2008 08:16 am
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    28th Oct 2008 01:33 pm Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. In layouts, my dashed lines are solid lines

    Hello everyone I noticed by searching the forum there are alot of questions about linetypes not showing up correctly, but I could not find someone with my exact problem. While in model space, my...

    Started by srr‎, 2nd Jun 2009 04:52 am
    • Replies: 9
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    2nd Jun 2009 05:57 pm Go to last post
  4. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    31st Jul 2017 03:54 pm Go to last post
  5. 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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    27th Mar 2008 06:24 pm Go to last post
  6. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Dec 2008 11:14 am Go to last post
  7. drawing section lines.

    I'm doing a sectional view of a part for my first year CAD class. I've drawn the top and section view, but I'm having trouble drawing the SECTION LINE for the top view. -section line that...

    Started by dray‎, 25th Nov 2009 08:16 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    26th Nov 2009 10:57 pm Go to last post
  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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    blocks, colors, layers, objec properties
    • Replies: 12
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    8th Mar 2012 04:01 pm Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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

    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
  13. 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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    15th Mar 2012 05:22 pm Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. 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
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
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    16th Sep 2014 10:33 am Go to last post
  16. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    25th Feb 2012 11:06 pm Go to last post
  17. 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
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 24
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    10th Jan 2014 09:51 am Go to last post
  18. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    22nd Feb 2008 04:21 pm Go to last post
  19. Import fonts into AutoCAD?

    how i can import fonts to autocad 2008? and what types

    Started by mine62R‎, 22nd Mar 2008 01:10 am
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Mar 2008 12:25 pm Go to last post
  20. Display Object Dimensions

    Hi All, I am new to AutoCAD and have been modelling a new 2D/3D project I plan to construct (trailer). I have almost completed the model and was wondering how I can display the measurements,...

    Started by steve8679‎, 15th Feb 2008 05:07 am
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Feb 2008 03:30 pm Go to last post
  21. 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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    • Replies: 51
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    11th Jan 2012 03:05 pm Go to last post
  22. 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
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
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    24th Jul 2014 08:34 am Go to last post
  23. 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    28th Oct 2010 03:11 am Go to last post
  24. Howto disable communication center?

    How can I disable communication center so that it wont be active when AutoCAD starts?

    Started by metehan‎, 24th Apr 2008 03:21 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    24th Apr 2008 04:14 pm Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 30,586
    13th Feb 2014 11:37 am Go to last post

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