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  1. Spline issue

    can anyone explain me how control point and knots are working in dxf file. by the way the dxf file version is 2000.

    Started by ulubilge‎, 4th May 2008 01:10 am
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  2. Embarrassed MultiLeaders in ACAD 2009

    Ok. I'm fairly new to drafting, I've had some previous experience with ACAD 2007. Our company is currently int he process of upgrading from ACAD 2008 to ACAD 2009. I was one of the "lucky" ones to...

    Started by GypsyQueen‎, 2nd May 2008 10:25 pm
    • Replies: 3
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  3. How to make an object opaque?

    Hello, There are several simple symbols that I, and my coworkers, are constantly having to draw at work. One of these symbols is a circle (but others include squares, hexagons, etc...) The...

    Started by frostrap‎, 5th May 2008 02:36 am
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  4. two quick questions

    First thanks in advance for helping.. first thing is when I draw I typically like to do everything in inches, not feet and inches, just inches. I dimension and annotate that way too. However I have...

    Started by caddrafter08‎, 4th May 2008 11:42 pm
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    5th May 2008 12:21 am Go to last post
  5. 3 pulley system

    im currently in the process of designing a measuring unit and need to use 3 pulleys and a belt for example 1 pulley on the actual measuring wheel,1 pulley on an encoder and 1 on a tacho my...

    Started by bolton78‎, 1st May 2008 03:48 pm
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  6. Drawing Thatch in CAD

    I'm in the process of detailing in sections, plans and elevations a building that will be re-roofed in it's original form in Thatch. A 300 year old farm building. However whilst the original...

    Started by AkaBear‎, 3rd May 2008 04:41 pm
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  7. AutoCAD Text problem

    Basically i have a block with some text down the front of it. i have another block positioned infront of it. When i take a 3D hidden view on it the text seems to show up through the block infront...

    Started by ServaCleanCAD‎, 2nd May 2008 09:10 am
    • Replies: 5
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  8. F3 osnap toggle problem

    So suddenly when i hit F3 to toggle Osnaps on and off, instead of toggling, it brings up the osnap settings box with all of my settings cleared and i have to re-check the snaps only to have it happen...

    Started by lindsayb‎, 2nd May 2008 05:59 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd May 2008 01:58 am Go to last post
  9. "Repeat 2nd to Last" in Shortcut Menu.

    Hi, I'm using AutoCAD LT. Does anyone know if there is a command I can add in ACLT.MNS under CMDEFAULT so the Shortcut menu will have a "Repeat second to last Command"? I often find myself wanting...

    Started by Strain6‎, 2nd May 2008 08:00 pm
    • Replies: 3
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  10. Question Fonts

    I am trying to email a dwg file and a font file(Benguit) to a supplier who is running LT. They can not get the font to work. I am running R14. Any Idea on how to get LT to work with this font. It is...

    Started by maphil‎, 2nd May 2008 07:36 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    2nd May 2008 08:13 pm Go to last post
  11. Pop-Up Menu

    I recently upgraded from ACAD 2007 to 2008. How do I get the OSNAP pop-up menu to appear? I have the right mouse button set to be my ENTER button. In ACAD 2007 when I held down either the Ctrl or...

    Started by tyoung53‎, 2nd May 2008 07:01 pm
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  12. dim alternate units under dim line

    Hello: In ACAD 2007, how do I position the alternate units under the dim line? I am trying to create a dim style that shows imperial units in the top row and metric units in the bottom row. ...

    Started by enemigoman‎, 20th Nov 2007 05:49 pm
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  13. save as problem

    When I use the save as command from file, I must type in all the path names of folders. How can I get back to just clicking on folder icons to rename dwg. (2007) thanks A.B.

    Started by A.B.‎, 2nd May 2008 01:05 am
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  14. Multi-line Dimension Text

    I seem to remember getting an outside drawing in the past where there was a "%%" function in the dimension text overide box which allowed the text to return. Of course, now I can't find it and...

    Started by blatz.boy‎, 1st May 2008 12:24 am
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  15. Copy & Paste - AWOL..

    Hi, Has anyone had a problem with AutoCAD where their paste simply won't paste? Sometimes (and has and is happening to others in our office), when I try to _pasteclip or CTRL+V, the...

    Started by hardwired‎, 1st May 2008 09:21 am
    • Replies: 3
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    1st May 2008 09:32 am Go to last post
  16. Smile Layer Properties Manager

    my work mates has a wee problem on his cad, when you click on the layer properties manger icon noting comes up at all, (to edit and add layers etc etc) but you can click to the right of it and get...

    Started by ralph‎, 1st May 2008 03:13 am
    • Replies: 3
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  17. Autosave question

    Hello, We have recently upgraded to Autocad 2008 and I am having some trouble with the autosave. In past versions of Autocad I would set up my Autosave location and set it to happen every 10 mins...

    Started by alerch‎, 28th Apr 2008 07:32 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    30th Apr 2008 07:47 pm Go to last post
  18. Text into polyline

    Hi, im using AutoCAD 2004, im making a single line text and i would like to change it into a polymer line. is there anyway i could do that, and is there anyway to make the lines (arcs) smooth.

    Started by Thrills‎, 30th Apr 2008 03:42 pm
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  19. Using Filter to select objects

    Hi I have a building floorplan with about 250 rectangle columns, of four different sizes all randomly placed. I have been trying to use the filter command to select all of each size in one go,...

    Started by Dan5‎, 30th Apr 2008 01:54 pm
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  20. Draw Orders & Xrefs?!?

    I seem to have this horrifyingly annoying problem with my draw order settings and x-refs. My draw order changes do not seem to work when I have an x-ref within and x-ref. (lets say a bathroom layout...

    Started by Johnbrad‎, 29th Apr 2008 09:10 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Apr 2008 06:10 am Go to last post
  21. Associative Dimensioning Text Style

    Hello, Not sure if anyone can help, I have a problem with dimensioning in ACAD. when I add new dimensions to a drawing, the style appears slightly different to the original dimension style,...

    Started by emanevs‎, 28th Apr 2008 09:49 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    29th Apr 2008 09:33 pm Go to last post
  22. Question distort - not stretch

    How Do You "flatten" A Rectangle Into A Skewed Parallelogram? I Have Several Shapes I Need To Distort Without Changing The Length Of The Sides.

    Started by MANO‎, 28th Apr 2008 06:44 pm
    • Replies: 9
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  23. survey units

    this is my first post so pleases bear with me :) iv gotten my first subdivision so i re drew the survey and now i'm trying to dimension it but how do i add the directions ( ie n14d12'14"w ) of the...

    Started by dano‎, 22nd Apr 2008 12:47 am
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  24. Question Textbox with Arrow

    There's a command that I used a couple of years ago at a previous company that would create a textbox or cloudbox around some mtext and add an arrow pointing to whatever you wished. I can't seem to...

    Started by GfunkOSU‎, 28th Apr 2008 09:56 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Apr 2008 01:03 am Go to last post
  25. How can i display my entire drawing on the screen?

    Hello guys, I am completely new to CAD. I have version 2008 and I am trying to learn how to use the software. I try to complete one of the exercise for autocad2008. I want to draw a line that is...

    Started by npl-CAD‎, 26th Apr 2008 10:27 pm
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