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  1. Truetype fonts do not display in clipped viewport

    Has anyone encountered true type fonts not displaying in a clipped viewport? If I change the text style to an AutoCAD font the text will appear. I couldn't find anything on the Autodesk...

    Started by profcad‎, 28th Feb 2008 10:13 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    3rd Mar 2008 03:54 pm Go to last post
  2. Problem snapping to some fonts

    Why is it that some fonts require you to hover at random spots to find the insert snap.

    Started by Lucid‎, 3rd Mar 2008 02:55 pm
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    3rd Mar 2008 03:33 pm Go to last post
  3. Question Dimension scale problem

    Sounds simple to solve but I've spent quite a while trying to solve my issue with no luck... I've taken over a new role whereby I look after 200/300 drawings each with a pre-written dim style....

    Started by DanS1982‎, 18th Feb 2008 04:57 pm
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  4. Divide by a certain length

    I need help with two different things: #1. I have a polyline, part of which is curved. It measures 1,238'. I want to divide the polyline so that I have one part measure 800' and the other...

    Started by nrschmid‎, 3rd Mar 2008 02:00 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Mar 2008 03:18 pm Go to last post
  5. Embarrassed Units=inch Vs Meters

    I have been using architectrual deskopt 2005 for a long time and doing drawings in inches, now I have a big project in another country, which their scale unit standar is meters. So what I did is...

    Started by firsrate_caduser‎, 29th Feb 2008 10:47 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    1st Mar 2008 12:29 am Go to last post
  6. Basepoint

    I am having problems with base points automatically changing on their own when exiting drawings. I have a project that requires xrefs from 4 different projects, all overlaid in the constructs (this...

    Started by macroman99‎, 29th Jan 2008 04:00 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Feb 2008 11:42 pm Go to last post
  7. Question Dimension Arrow Heads as Blocks??

    Hi all, Why does Autocad make blocks out of the type of arrow heads i use for dimensioning?

    Started by matt41129‎, 29th Feb 2008 02:51 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    29th Feb 2008 04:53 pm Go to last post
  8. Question scaling object containing hatch objects

    Ok this is my second mquestion today & it may be as simple as the first one. But i tried serching thru help & forum but can not find the refference.:( I have a drawing in mm which i am converting...

    Started by Dipali‎, 28th Feb 2008 12:29 pm
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    29th Feb 2008 03:25 pm Go to last post
  9. Border template

    Hi guys Can you help i have just set up a new border for my mork the thing is when i draw on model view its fine then when i change to paper space whatever i have drawn seems to have moved off...

    Started by sp4rkie‎, 29th Feb 2008 02:45 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Feb 2008 03:18 pm Go to last post
  10. Help please - linetype problem.

    Hi there I am fairly new to the site. I have a slight problem with the linetypes. They are quite basic just a line space then arrow or zig zag. But randomly the odd one will have the arrow or...

    Started by mark-f1‎, 28th Feb 2008 04:21 pm
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    • Replies: 16
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    29th Feb 2008 02:15 pm Go to last post
  11. scale problem again, hope to get help

    Hi guys! I need some help on a scale problem. I did read many of the past posts, but still have problem. so... Well, i will describe what is going on. I got a drawing with scale information...

    Started by jinghui‎, 29th Feb 2008 09:59 am
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    29th Feb 2008 12:37 pm Go to last post
  12. Dimension text width?

    Hey Ive set up my dimension text to how I like it but the text always defaults to a width factor of 0.8 (ie 80%) I prefer the text to be a width factor of 1 (ie 100%) but cant find the setting...

    Started by PeteUK‎, 29th Feb 2008 10:46 am
    • Replies: 5
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    29th Feb 2008 11:04 am Go to last post
  13. Text Box

    I have a user who has pasted some text in AutoCAD from a word document. She is getting a box around the test and wants to turn the box off. Anny suggestions?

    Started by Red Freak‎, 28th Feb 2008 06:43 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Feb 2008 10:52 pm Go to last post
  14. Annoying bug in layers list

    I've come across something annoying in the list of layers as shown in the attachment. When moving the cursor over a layer it is covered in blue and the layer's name doesn't show through. It's only...

    Started by Siberian‎, 28th Feb 2008 02:14 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    28th Feb 2008 02:48 pm Go to last post
  15. Wipeout question I have not found an answer too yet...

    We have a problem when some people use wipeout they get a plot image like this..... It has the message at the bottom of the frame and I can not figure out what needs to be done to get this to...

    Started by Dman2900‎, 25th Feb 2008 04:21 pm
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    28th Feb 2008 09:37 am Go to last post
  16. Question problem in moving objects to 0,0,0 in LT2008

    Its very samll problem but very annoying as i was using it a lot before switching it to LT. When i try to move group of objects to base point 0,0,0 it does not happen in LT. Here is copy histroy...

    Started by Dipali‎, 28th Feb 2008 07:19 am
    • Replies: 6
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    28th Feb 2008 09:20 am Go to last post
  17. Refuses to fillet...

    I have 2 Plines, one forming a J shape and a - that intersects. Attempting to fillet the - to the J with a fillet and radius of 1, either tells me invalid too big a radius or fillets an unusual...

    Started by And_ROOS‎, 20th Feb 2008 03:23 am
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    27th Feb 2008 10:51 pm Go to last post
  18. Attributes that suppose to be hidden?

    Hi everyone! Here I am again something very strange that happen to me yesterday. First I am working with Autocad electrical 2006 in SDI mode, this nice software is nice but sometimes gets crazy...

    Started by firsrate_caduser‎, 27th Feb 2008 05:20 pm
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    27th Feb 2008 08:50 pm Go to last post
  19. problem with arc in 2008???

    :x I am only now venturing into 2008. When I draw an arc using start-end-radius, I get a response: Start and end angle must differ. *Invalid* This is patently not true. I can draw the exact same arc...

    Started by Space Mouse‎, 8th Jan 2008 11:30 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    27th Feb 2008 08:47 pm Go to last post
  20. Layer Properties

    Hi there, I am wanting to get the drawing properties and any source data? Also I'd like all the layer properties. I belive it comes off as a spreadsheet. I've done it before so I'm...

    Started by MarkCalvert‎, 26th Feb 2008 02:55 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    27th Feb 2008 09:07 am Go to last post
  21. Add Lines

    How do I pick a bunch of lines and get the total length? Doing some quantities for a water main and the service lines are not poly going to the properties. Want to select all of them and get a...

    Started by joewaianae‎, 26th Feb 2008 04:26 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    26th Feb 2008 09:20 pm Go to last post
  22. Problem Legacy Menu Migration

    Hello Everyone, My problem is as follows: I need to migrate my old .mns file into 2008. When I use the transfer tab in the CUI, and browse to the .mns file and click "open", I get an error...

    Started by Andyman‎, 26th Feb 2008 04:34 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Feb 2008 05:54 pm Go to last post
  23. Missing Grips

    I'm using AutoCAD 2006, and I'm not exactly a pro. My grips have started to disappear off my polylines! Sometimes when drawing, triming or joing plines, some of the grips don't appear, for...

    Started by funky fedaykin‎, 25th Feb 2008 03:54 am
    • Replies: 8
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    26th Feb 2008 12:20 am Go to last post
  24. Symbols & dimensioning

    I am looking to insert a plus over minus symbol into my dimensions. THe symbol in dimensioning means the lenghth could be more than or less than sort of like 10'-0" +- (but the + is over the...

    Started by cldryden‎, 25th Feb 2008 07:38 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    25th Feb 2008 11:07 pm Go to last post
  25. Connecting different line types

    I have been trying to connect arcs with rectangular shaped poly lines and can't seem to get it to work. I'm running AutoCAD 2008.

    Started by dmillar‎, 22nd Feb 2008 08:49 pm
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    25th Feb 2008 07:40 pm Go to last post

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