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  1. Question Make Helical Gears in Autocad?

    I used AutoCad a long time ago and now i don't remember how to make helical gears. IF someone could please HELP me in this regard I would be really thankful. I am using 2008 version. I would be...

    Started by Ali.Khan‎, 17th Apr 2008 01:48 pm
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  2. Change a solid fill to a shade of the solid color

    I am using AutoCAD 2007 to generate specification drawings in 2D. I understand that to fill an area with a solid color, I use the hatch feature and indicate solid as the pattern. (If there is a...

    Started by hgruber‎, 23rd Apr 2008 09:12 pm
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  3. Rotate a top view onto an ISO

    I've got a speaker box that i'm drawing for an AutoCAD class. I've already drawn the box and the top view of the speaker. I want to combine these together. Is there any way i can do this? Maybe with...

    Started by Leroy Jenkins‎, 23rd Apr 2008 06:26 pm
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  4. command help

    right ok this seems to be one of "those days" already and its only 9.30 this is not a trick question say i would like to draw a circle 6 3/16 dia how would i input that on the command line,...

    Started by Ritch7‎, 24th Apr 2008 09:28 am
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  5. Hatch Problem

    Hi all I have a problem with AR CONC and GRAVEL hatch pattern, pls find the attached drawing for ur ref. thnks n regards, Sreejit

    Started by sreejit‎, 6th Apr 2008 06:45 am
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  6. Move the MTEXT editor dialogue

    We use AutoCAD 2007 in our office. Basically when I double click mtext in the drawing it opens the editor. The problem is that the toolbar is usually over top of the text I am trying to edit. This...

    Started by DanT‎, 23rd Apr 2008 06:46 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  7. Double Click Trouble

    Ok someone told me how to sort this out before but I have forgoten the very obscure key command.. Basicaly my double click is not working I cant double click on text to edit it, I cant double click...

    Started by Scotle‎, 22nd Apr 2008 05:55 pm
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    23rd Apr 2008 11:36 am Go to last post
  8. Firstpick

    Whats the point in this FIRSTPICK command ?

    Started by Scotle‎, 23rd Apr 2008 11:30 am
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Apr 2008 11:34 am Go to last post
  9. Question How to draw if I can't join plines?

    Hi, I'm trying to draw the object below and have run into a problem. I drew circles on top of the base and now I want to draw plines so I can extrude these circles along a path to get the tubes...

    Started by morality28‎, 21st Apr 2008 05:24 am
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  10. creating callout block with pointer

    Hello, I was hoping someone could tell me how to create a callout block with a dynamic pointer. I have created a simple callout (circle with attributes for viewnumber, pagenumber) that can be easily...

    Started by jojoma‎, 21st Apr 2008 08:25 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd Apr 2008 05:33 am Go to last post
  11. How Do I Get Rid Of dynamic input

    (I am still using Autocad 2000 which is good enough and sufficient for me and my work) In Autocad 2006 and now also Autocad 2008 both of them that I use to convert back to the 2000 version, drawings...

    Started by cresta‎, 20th Apr 2008 12:38 am
    • Replies: 4
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  12. Zoom line weights in model space

    Hello, I am a multi-CAD user. My primary package is Vectorworks; however, as an independent engineer, I have to use AutoCAD also; however, I must admit I have tried to avoid it as much as possible....

    Started by tkyler‎, 9th Dec 2007 08:13 pm
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  13. Smile Scale's In Paperspace??!!

    Hello All, In my drawing office we are trying to figure out how to set the line scale's (dashed) in model space to be printed in paperspace at the same scale as in model space.....if that makes...

    Started by NeilGTi85‎, 21st Apr 2008 03:22 pm
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  14. Status Bar Settings

    When I use the Status Bar menu and have selected viewport scale to change the scale of my viewports a list of thousands of scales appear. Is there a fix for this so that I may select from only the...

    Started by JEFFS41554‎, 21st Apr 2008 05:41 pm
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  15. Problem with units

    I recently moved my AutoCAD 2006 to a new computer and ever since I have had a problem with drawing units. When I xref a a base survey into a new drawing to draw on top of it, it always dimensions...

    Started by Harv‎, 21st Apr 2008 05:05 pm
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  16. convert drawing in inches to metric?

    Hi there. I have a drawing that has been done in decimal inches and I want to convert it to metric. I used to do this with the AECDWGSETUP in Map 3D 2006. Is there a way to do it in Map 3D 2008? the...

    Started by scubadoo‎, 21st Apr 2008 03:42 pm
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  17. Hatch patterns

    Hi Guys Can anybody tell me how to get hatch patterns from ADT2006 into Autocad 2009. Is there a simple way to do this. When I look in custom hatch in 2006 I have a list as long as my arm, Brick...

    Started by DODGE‎, 17th Apr 2008 12:25 pm
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  18. Undocking Dashboard / Properties

    IGNORE THIS - I DIDN'T GO FAR ENOUGH INTO THE HELPFILE THE FIRST TIME. AutoCAD 2008: So ... I looked around in the helpfile, but it was surprisingly enough not terribly helpful. I, for...

    Started by Hoozin‎, 20th Apr 2008 03:38 pm
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  19. Pickbox color?

    I have one drawing in which the pickbox is green but the crosshairs are white. Is there a color setting for just the pickbox? I can't find the setting.

    Started by whteglve‎, 22nd Feb 2007 03:35 pm
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    19th Apr 2008 02:09 pm Go to last post
  20. Hatch pattern issue

    I did a hatch pattern in model space and when I go into paper space and say draw a line right in the middle of the hatch pattern (solid) the line goes to back how do I bring the line to front, thanks.

    Started by Jerry98vert‎, 18th Apr 2008 07:24 pm
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  21. Custom Scale

    AUTO CAD 2006 Custom Scale under properties when you right click on a viewport is set to "0" on some of our drawings and others it my be 1/32, 1/64, etc. and depending on what this custom scale...

    Started by MARK‎, 18th Apr 2008 08:36 pm
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  22. deselect an object

    lets say you are selecting quite a few objects(to copy per say) and you select one you didn't mean to. can you unselect that one object in particular

    Started by b.muqlueen‎, 18th Apr 2008 06:53 pm
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  23. Dimension arrows

    I would like to change the color of my dimension tick mark for "architectural tick" to red so that it will print thicker (red is one of my heavier colors). Does anyone know how to format for...

    Started by blatz.boy‎, 18th Apr 2008 05:01 pm
    • Replies: 6
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  24. Angry flashing mtext

    I have a co-worker using autocad 2007. While he is typing the mtext is flashing like everytime he type's it regen's on him. The regen is off. Does anyone have any ideas what would cause this to...

    Started by shadow3865‎, 17th Apr 2008 05:09 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    18th Apr 2008 04:58 pm Go to last post
  25. Poll Poll: text vs mtext

    which do you prefer? mtext can be edited much more but single line text is much faster to draw... your opinions pls?

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 18th Apr 2008 10:15 am
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