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  1. Unable to insert text at correct coordinates

    I have a program in AutoLISP that generates drawings. On using the command 'text' to insert data at specific coordinates, the data somehow appears somewhere else and not where I want it to. I've...

    Started by msalem‎, 6th Feb 2008 12:28 pm
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  2. Question Layer Manager - locked colours?????

    Hi I am trying to create a new drawing. Within layer manager the option to alter the colours appears to be locked and will not allow me to open ‘select colour’?? All other aspects within the...

    Started by Dave_harris‎, 6th Feb 2008 11:17 am
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  3. Line type scaling

    For my architectural drawings using AutoCAD LT 2006 I am constantly fighting linetype scaling issues. I draw my floor plans 1/4" = 1'-0" with a 48 lts scale and use a 48 xp scale for the viewport...

    Started by steepcreeker‎, 5th Feb 2008 06:17 pm
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  4. Coordinates list??

    HI ALL. I need to put X and Y coordinates of more than one circle onto a Excel sheet. Is there a easy way than "LIST"?? Without getting other info, just the Coordiantes?? Thanx :)

    Started by Rory Flint 101‎, 30th Jan 2008 04:08 pm
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  5. Hatches/ poloylines not highlighting when selected

    Hello all, First of all, thanks for any help! When I click a hatch, it usullay hightlights itself, changes to a lighter shade. When I select a polyline and edit it, and use the join...

    Started by MarkCalvert‎, 5th Feb 2008 03:24 pm
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  6. Backround Masks - Not displaying

    Good morning! I've been dealing with this problem for a few days now and can't seem to find the culprit. My issue is this: When I set a background mask on a multileader, nothing happens. The...

    Started by Pineapple‎, 5th Feb 2008 03:17 pm
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  7. Flickering Cursor

    I have recently loaded Acad 2008. I use a full screen cursor, when I move it the vertical line flickers, does anyone know how to stop this?

    Started by mikef‎, 5th Feb 2008 11:49 am
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  8. Calculating the sum of various lengths in Autodesk?

    Hi All, I use Autodesk 2004 for drawing pipe layouts onto housing block plans and often need to calculate the sum of the length of the pipes, so I work out the cost of the pipes. (The pipes are...

    Started by sophie‎, 4th Feb 2008 12:45 am
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  9. Best Way to do Color?

    So I mainly design rooms within a house that contain cabinetry, whether it's the kitchen, bathroom, or any other room. My boss has asked me to find a way to color in these pictures as realistically...

    Started by east§ide‎, 31st Jan 2008 07:27 pm
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  10. Can i taper a linetype?

    Hi, im using AutoCAD 2007 LT, and i need to know if anybody knows of a way to taper a batting linetype to depict cut-to-falls insulation? Cheers Guys

    Started by Coey‎, 4th Feb 2008 10:37 am
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  11. Beginner needing just a little help.

    Hi, I am pretty good with computers, and drawing programs like Photoshop. I am jusssttt starting to teach myself autocad. I build high detail models of farm equipment as a side income. Right now,...

    Started by modelman‎, 3rd Feb 2008 10:34 pm
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  12. Dimstyle/Radius in 2008

    I have recently made the jump from Acad 2002 to 2008. I have found that when positioning a radius dimension inside a rad, an arc is drawn in and the dimension attaches to it. Dopes anyone...

    Started by mikef‎, 3rd Dec 2007 05:50 pm
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  13. Title block problem

    Hi All, I have a stupid problem! I have some title blocks in different type of fonts and I want to uniform them. I attached 2 of them for you guys. It's nerve racking to correct them one by one in...

    Started by alijahed‎, 31st Jan 2008 07:50 am
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  14. Exclamation blocks overlaped? acad2007

    Hi there! does anybody know how to identify overlaped blocks? I explain: I need to count blocks we see in the drawing. Sometimes we place the a block over the same type. When I extract info about...

    Started by orlandomarques‎, 31st Jan 2008 07:44 am
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  15. Leader with text in circle needed

    Hi, this question is similar to this one: http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?t=14846&highlight=leader+circle But nothing in there helped, I didn't want to just start in that thread so...

    Started by Vigilante‎, 31st Jan 2008 09:34 pm
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    1st Feb 2008 11:39 pm Go to last post
  16. Renaming Multiple Layers

    Hi, Working on a drawing with imported mapping. Problem is that all the layers are named, Xdtm grayscale$0$RETAINING_WALL, Xdtm grayscale$0$SPOT_LEVEL etc, which is a pain when I want to see what...

    Started by slick_mick21‎, 1st Feb 2008 09:43 pm
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  17. Changing the direction of a polyline

    Is there a way to easily alter the direction of a polyline, preferably by selecting more than one and then changing them all? Most of our linetypes use letters (e.g. --- CCTV ---), and if the...

    Started by Anacron‎, 1st Feb 2008 05:53 pm
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    1st Feb 2008 06:19 pm Go to last post
  18. going bald - please help!

    I'm trying to place my site layout at its exact coord's. Scaling the plan down by 0.001 seems to be doing the trick, but the way we print out our drawings means that I cant get it to print out as...

    Started by MrMaggs‎, 1st Feb 2008 11:51 am
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  19. Annotative scale list

    We use CAD 2008 in our office, and we have trouble with xrefs. We have base plans that reference in several other drawings from other offices (engineers, architects, etc.), and the annotation scale...

    Started by deo06‎, 1st Feb 2008 04:41 pm
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  20. "Exploding" model

    Hello, I am wondering if Acad (2008 ) has some command that could "explode" my 3D element assembly in different directions? So, I have something drawn in 3D and i would like it to "dissasemble" in...

    Started by sharky‎, 31st Jan 2008 02:10 pm
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  21. Unhappy Dimensions

    Hi Im using a annotation scale of 1/1 the thing is when i draw a line and i add the dimension it always comes up real small is there a way to make this bigger without exploding it and then using...

    Started by sp4rkie‎, 1st Feb 2008 12:25 pm
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  22. Exclamation Line help

    Hi Is there a way to draw a line and the dimension will automaticaly appear instead of drawing a line and then going to the dimension tab is this possible to do.

    Started by sp4rkie‎, 1st Feb 2008 11:54 am
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  23. Construction Problem

    Hi I've a problem with regards to the attached drawing. If anyone can help, I'd be very grateful. The drawing represents a screen for a motor-boat. You can see an Isometric view, side...

    Started by Laurel‎, 24th Jan 2008 01:44 pm
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  24. Command Line Question

    Have any one of you had the problem of information not showing up in the command line of acad? For example, I have a client who measures a distance via the distance command and the information...

    Started by bleeargh‎, 28th Aug 2007 10:14 pm
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    1st Feb 2008 09:31 am Go to last post
  25. Cant Acess Layers

    i have a bit of a problem.... i found an old cad file from a different drafter of one of our facilities in texas... i am trying to make some chnages to the drawing but it wont let me. none of the...

    Started by miekreal‎, 30th Jan 2008 11:43 pm
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    31st Jan 2008 09:28 pm Go to last post

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