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  1. How to make OSNAP ignore layers?

    Does anyone know a way to make OSNAP ignore selected/specific layers without freezing them? I hoped that locking the layer would work, but it doesn't, unless there is a system var I don't know...

    Started by chulse‎, 2nd Apr 2008 04:11 pm
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  2. Pasting takes too long

    I've encountered a problem with the Paste to Original Coordinates command. Actually it's same with Paste too. When copying a simple object and pasting it the system hangs for about 15 seconds before...

    Started by Siberian‎, 3rd Apr 2008 08:25 am
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  3. Shop Drawings

    Just curious as to what the typical paper size is for shop drawings? I realize the architect has to review them, so they may be more accustomed to 24x36. However, our fabrication team also needs to...

    Started by Pineapple‎, 14th Mar 2008 02:02 pm
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  4. Question Bend lines while constraining dimension

    So I've got an interesting question and wondered if it could be done in AutoCad. I'm use AutoCAD200. I've got three lines, one vertical and two horizontal. The horizontal ones contact the vertical...

    Started by edwardw‎, 3rd Apr 2008 03:53 am
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  5. text appearing double lines after plot

    hey guys... text appearing double lines after plot... how to solve this?

    Started by iandguzmn‎, 15th Mar 2008 05:23 am
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  6. Hollow Text and Autoscript HELP

    I am modifying a drawing drawn by someone else a few years ago. This person had it set up for Autoscript... to fill in text and parts when plotting. My Title block text shows up hollow. I want it...

    Started by GTUnit‎, 17th Mar 2008 04:01 pm
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    3rd Apr 2008 03:21 am Go to last post
  7. line scale and splines

    how can i maintain the aspect of linetype constant in a spline?

    Started by michaeloureiro‎, 31st Mar 2008 05:07 pm
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    2nd Apr 2008 11:41 pm Go to last post
  8. Hotkey problems

    Hi all... I'm using Acad 2008 & when I use my 'e' shortcut for erase I get the following... Command: e ERASE Select objects: auto Select objects: nil Select objects: But when I type the...

    Started by zero‎, 1st Apr 2008 11:11 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    2nd Apr 2008 10:57 pm Go to last post
  9. Poll Poll: Command Line vs Toolbars

    Just curious what the spread is, I use the command line almost exclusively w/ the exception of layers and properties toolbars. Every other person ive worked w/ as well as classes ive attened have...

    Started by Autocad Assassin‎, 21st Feb 2008 10:02 pm
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  10. separating objects on the same layer

    I have lots of hatched areas mixed up with lots of lines. They are both on the same layer. How do I select all the hatches at once (so i can put them on a different layer) rather than selecting...

    Started by lofty‎, 2nd Apr 2008 02:33 pm
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  11. Copying text changes properties!?

    Hi I have existing text boxes which contain arial font text. The text lines are smooth. When I copy it to another location on the drawing the lines of the text become blocky and rough. It...

    Started by PeteUK‎, 28th Mar 2008 01:02 pm
    • Replies: 8
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  12. can I use a math expressions?

    Hello. Autocad 2008. while drawing line I type in the command line the length of the line i want to draw. example: L take the pointer left 5

    Started by IdoBrickner‎, 2nd Apr 2008 07:50 am
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    2nd Apr 2008 11:13 am Go to last post
  13. F keys help??

    Hi, I have got a new keyboard (logitech ex110) and am using autocad 2007. When I press the F keys (F3 for example) it should turn osnap off and on but instead it uses the keyboards default setting...

    Started by barton‎, 1st Apr 2008 08:28 am
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  14. Question Background Mask Default Settings

    This has been asked before but I'm asking again..... How does one change the default settings in the Background Mask dialogue box? By default it's 1.5 offset and colour red!! Argghhh! I get...

    Started by hellnback‎, 1st Apr 2008 04:38 am
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  15. Multiple scales of annotative dims

    I am relatively new to annotative scaling. I have recently upgraded to acad 2008 and am trying to dig into this area. I am wondering what I need to do to regulate the scales that are designated...

    Started by anthony_24‎, 1st Apr 2008 12:50 am
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    1st Apr 2008 07:10 pm Go to last post
  16. Mystery Blips, Dots, Thingies...

    I occasionally have small blips or dots on my screen that will not allow me to zoom all to include only my drawing. I try to zoom in to see what it is but when I zoom or try to erase it either does...

    Started by Tridraft‎, 27th Mar 2008 02:56 pm
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  17. Help with Fields

    i'm trying to use the field command in autocad 2007. i have a property to subdivide. the drawing is set in feet. i created a field that references a polyline to show the area of the lot. the lot...

    Started by qball‎, 2nd Jan 2008 05:43 pm
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  18. Control+c and control+v not working

    I'm using AutoCAD 2002 we save our files down to R13 for our German friends. The problem I'm having is the keyboard short cuts for copy and paste within the drawing area aren't working. Control+c and...

    Started by Zero3eleven‎, 1st Apr 2008 12:26 pm
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  19. Need Help With Units

    Newbe to this forum, but been lurking in the shadows, learning from all of you, so thanks for that. My problem; received a dwg of a site, converted from some mapping data. The units are in...

    Started by mobo57‎, 29th Mar 2008 06:01 pm
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  20. cleaning a drawing of invisible items

    Hi Everyone, I work for a firm where we receive drawings from a wide variety of companies, architects, mechanical engineers, county offices, and the list goes on and on. Some of the drawings...

    Started by davidg47‎, 1st Apr 2008 10:43 am
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    1st Apr 2008 11:27 am Go to last post
  21. Metric Ploting thick lines.

    Hi I use Autocad 2008 and am new to CAD. I finished my drawing in metric on a page limit of<8010.00,5660.00> the object is about the same size, lineweights ranging between .18-.35 in mm text size @...

    Started by DAWIT‎, 30th Mar 2008 10:10 am
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  22. Layers

    In a few diferent projects where I have inserted X-refs I have a notice saying that I have 'Unreconciled Layers'. An option will pop up before I can plot asking if I'd like to view these layers in...

    Started by knafziger‎, 31st Mar 2008 07:07 pm
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    31st Mar 2008 07:22 pm Go to last post
  23. Default to Diameter

    Good morning. When I select the circle command and input its dimensions I always have to hit 'D' and enter because it defaults to radius. Is there a setting to have it always default in diameter?...

    Started by phillion‎, 31st Mar 2008 03:57 pm
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  24. "Disabling F1 Key" - Not Working

    Hi to all. I have added to the acad.mns file the code: '_redraw Over half the computers in our domain seems to except this code. The F1 key is disabled afterwords. Four PCs do not except...

    Started by jacksonbilly‎, 5th Aug 2005 02:55 pm
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    31st Mar 2008 03:24 pm Go to last post
  25. Offset Problem

    Any ideas why I cant offset this line 4m? Thanks in advance

    Started by happyunited‎, 31st Mar 2008 11:05 am
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