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  1. layer states

    Is there a way to "assign" a layer state to a viewport in such a way that if that particular layer state were ever modified, then the viewport would automatically update with the correct layers...

    Started by kc27315‎, 17th Apr 2008 06:31 pm
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  2. polar stretch arrays

    ok heres the deal. i have a threaded stud that needs to have a polar stretch on it. ive got the stretch but ive had to array the threads. how would i add the threading as a chained action? heres the...

    Started by crumpysmom‎, 16th Apr 2008 10:00 pm
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  3. AutoCAD glitch plus dimension indicator?

    Does anyone else have problems with their AutoCAD settings defaulting to factory settings randomly? Our computers are networked via the company network, so it may be a problem there, but...

    Started by PeteUK‎, 17th Apr 2008 09:34 am
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    17th Apr 2008 11:02 am Go to last post
  4. Dimensioning

    Good day, How do i dimension a line or an object in such a way that it will always be set at 7 mm above the line that I'm dimensioning to. Is there a dim set up for it or any lisp routine that...

    Started by guyzen2004‎, 14th Apr 2008 07:40 am
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    17th Apr 2008 06:59 am Go to last post
  5. Auto-nesting - optimal placement of objects inside a shape?

    Hello all, i'd like to know if anyone has used any kind of automatic placement optimization routines in Autocad or with third party software. The company i work for has a need to place a lot of...

    Started by Leeoniya‎, 16th Apr 2008 04:08 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Apr 2008 05:27 am Go to last post
  6. Scale problem

    Ok im a noob with autocad. IM using Autocad LT 2002. I have to use a scale of 3/4"=1", how do you do that? Also im drawing it on a 8.5" x 11" if it helps. Also what shuold my X, and Y spacing be?...

    Started by Adude‎, 16th Apr 2008 09:46 pm
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    16th Apr 2008 11:57 pm Go to last post
  7. put arrows outside extension lines?

    Is there a simple way to put the arrows of a dimension line outside the extension lines and have only the dimension inside the extension lines? The only way I've been able to do this is to put the...

    Started by nicnicman‎, 16th Apr 2008 01:55 am
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Apr 2008 09:49 pm Go to last post
  8. Convert drawing from feet to inches

    I received a drawing from a customer that was created using feet. I would like to convert this drawing to inches. How is this done in 2000i?? The drawing is actually drawn using feet, not just...

    Started by heypal‎, 16th Apr 2008 04:55 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    16th Apr 2008 05:59 pm Go to last post
  9. Hidden layers???

    Hi all, I'm having issues when I use a certain xref from a consultant. I'll xref his drawing in to use as a guide, then detach it. But there are about 5 layers that come in with the xref and then...

    Started by deo06‎, 16th Apr 2008 03:08 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  10. Colours on layout space

    I'm having promlems with the colours on my layout space they've become black and white. Which causes problems when it comes to line thickness when printing. If anyone could help would be great. :( ...

    Started by Amaze‎, 16th Apr 2008 12:19 pm
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    16th Apr 2008 03:15 pm Go to last post
  11. Desperate Help With Centering objects in viewport

    I have two objects each in a different viewport. One viewprt is smaller than the other, and has a different scale inside. How do I make the space from the end of each object to the end of the...

    Started by zetnie‎, 16th Apr 2008 11:35 am
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    16th Apr 2008 11:53 am Go to last post
  12. Embarrassed Annotation Oddity in ACAD 2008

    The annotation object has been a real sticky subject and the inconsistencies it can generate drive me nuts. Just when I think I've got a topic in the bag, I get some strange behavior. In this...

    Started by beauXjames‎, 16th Apr 2008 12:45 am
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  13. selection tool

    I'm using Civil 3d '08, and I'm looking for an button that I can click on to quickly select everything on a particular layer. Does anyone know what toolbar the button would be on or if that...

    Started by kc27315‎, 15th Apr 2008 07:17 pm
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    15th Apr 2008 07:32 pm Go to last post
  14. Embarrassed How to create legends with popout text?

    Hi, I am working with a map and want to have a popout bubble-like shapes that identify different shopping areas. Kind of like speech bubbles, but used as a legend. Is this possible or will I have to...

    Started by grnapple‎, 15th Apr 2008 06:18 pm
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  15. Dimension strings

    Does anyone know if a string of dimensions can be "joined" so that if the position from the object must be adjusted, then all of the dimensions in the string would relocate to the new position? ...

    Started by anthony_24‎, 14th Apr 2008 08:01 pm
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    15th Apr 2008 06:10 pm Go to last post
  16. Help with file dialog box

    The file listings in my dialog box are in reverse order. How do I fix that?

    Started by johnfin‎, 15th Apr 2008 03:59 pm
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    15th Apr 2008 06:06 pm Go to last post
  17. Profile attributes. Display in lower left corner.

    I'm trying to remember how to display the text that's associated with a profile in the lower left corner. I'm using LDD 2007. The text shows the profile name, horz & vert. scale, etc. If I erase...

    Started by tharney‎, 15th Apr 2008 02:53 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Apr 2008 05:28 pm Go to last post
  18. Disappearing tool palettes

    Tried searching but couldn't find anything.... Using 2007 and my tool palette is always on the left, but this morning I clicked a button on the dashboard (say where you click on lighting then the...

    Started by johnny1‎, 15th Apr 2008 11:57 am
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  19. ... 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
    • Replies: 7
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    15th Apr 2008 08:48 am Go to last post
  20. how to modify dimensions

    hi to all, new at this forum, that looks good, and new to AutoCad, that looks wonderful. Im not a professional and i am learnign autocad just for fun, and i love it, but sometimes, begynners we have...

    Started by richardo‎, 13th Apr 2008 06:16 pm
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  21. Mirror multiple text objects in place

    Basically, say I have a drawing, and then the client wants their background to be rotated the other way, mirroring top/bottom as well as left/right. This is easy enough, but the text will end up...

    Started by Vigilante‎, 14th Apr 2008 06:21 pm
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    14th Apr 2008 08:09 pm Go to last post
  22. Find and Replace Text in ACAD LT 2009

    I am using ACAD LT 2009. I love most of the changes made from '08 to '09, but the FIND AND REPLACE tool has become unusable for me. In ACAD LT 2008 I could search for text, click on ZOOM TO, click...

    Started by zhor‎, 14th Apr 2008 05:37 pm
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  23. Slow window crossing problem

    I've done a search on this but not really found anything that helps, The drawing that I'm working on is big, around 91MG I've tried purging it a few times and audit and recover and I still have the...

    Started by Skeeps‎, 11th Apr 2008 10:42 am
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  24. Mouse pointer "jumping"

    I have this small but irritating problem with the mouse pointer (crosshair) being reacting slower than my hand and sort of "jumping" from place to place rather than going smoothly kind of like you...

    Started by Little Bandit‎, 10th Apr 2008 08:55 am
    • Replies: 8
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    14th Apr 2008 10:21 am Go to last post
  25. Poll Poll: Discussion: AutoCAD 2009 Layer Property Manager Tool Palette

    Just read this RSS feed: http://cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?t=22147 Okay, now THIS is an update worth having here. Finally Autodesk gets it right. This is essentially like Photoshop, or...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 9th Apr 2008 06:16 am
    • Replies: 9
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    14th Apr 2008 09:45 am Go to last post

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