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  1. Help: Problem with dimensions

    Hello, when I draw this sketch in AutoCAD, I can't get the exactly same vertical dimensions. The original shows whole numbers for dimensions and I am getting numbers with decimals. Am I doing...

    Started by xyz‎, 10th Dec 2016 07:09 pm
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  2. Scale the lintype in model space & paper space.

    Hi, My self Dinesh Kumar new member to this forum. I have a problem in autocad. when i am working in the model space the center line looks center linr but when turn into paper space it will...

    Started by yadavdinesh2008‎, 27th May 2009 06:04 pm
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    27th May 2009 06:14 pm Go to last post
  3. Offset for a callout, Is there a shortcut for this result?

    Hello everybody I do drawings that have to have call outs. However, sometimes the call out line crosses with lines of the drawing so every call out line has to have an offset of .025, this way,...

    Started by yanira‎, 20th Jul 2017 07:39 pm
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    20th Jul 2017 09:54 pm Go to last post
  4. Funny Looking Text

    Hi, I have a problem with text that sometimes looks "scruffy". It seems to happen when i copy and paste text and i have to change the z location from 0 to 1 and back to 0 to fix it. does anyone...

    Started by yawdapaah‎, 23rd Jun 2009 04:57 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Jun 2009 06:16 pm Go to last post
  5. when I hatch, it change my ucs, how to stop it.?

    I am using autocad 2010 LT in my office. There are some files, in which when I am doing some hatch, autocad would change the ucs for me. I just don't want it to change the ucs when I hatch,...

    Started by yawningcaptain‎, 27th Oct 2010 04:56 pm
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  6. Snap to dimension line

    Hi people, I need help regarding the snaps command. Im trying to start a line from the basepoint (the point where the dimension line is anchored to) of a dimension line. However when I want to start...

    Started by yayingo‎, 25th Jun 2014 04:27 pm
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  7. system variable - dimassoc

    Is there a way to regroup dimensions origainally drawn with a system variable of (0) to (2) without redimensioning the object?

    Started by yazsta‎, 18th Sep 2012 06:14 pm
    • Replies: 9
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  8. Auto change text without find and replace?

    I am wondering if anyone has any insight into this: I would like to group text fields into associations where all of the fields will change if any of them are edited. For example, if I have the...

    Started by yeminime‎, 26th Feb 2008 06:36 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    11th Sep 2008 10:07 pm Go to last post
  9. How to create North and south co-ordinates

    Hello, I am new to autocad,i have seen drawings with grid around having north,south, east and west co-ordinates around the grid. can u please help me in knowing how to generate those co-ordinates...

    Started by yeso13‎, 6th Feb 2009 01:21 pm
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  10. lineweghts in autocad 14

    Hi, guys. I need help. I'm working in Autocad 14 and Autocad 2002. I'm drawing in 2002 but I have to plot from 14 because our plotter set up to print from 14. When I draw in 2002 I have all my...

    Started by yeva‎, 7th Apr 2008 03:13 pm
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  11. how do I scale a drawing just horizontally or vertically

    I'd like to scale an object by certain factor only in horizontal or vertical direction rather than scale the whole object. Any help will be appreciated.

    Started by yiyan‎, 7th Jan 2007 09:58 pm
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  12. Node print as "x"

    When printing out nodes, instead of making them look like small dots, i heard you can make them into a "x". how can i do this?

    Started by ykchun84‎, 15th Dec 2009 09:27 pm
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  13. Text Report

    Dear All, I want to take out the line list ( text ) report from on drawing ( P&ID drawing ) in txt fromat or excel fromat

    Started by yksawant143‎, 13th Sep 2012 04:28 pm
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  14. detail view - text and border line thicknkess

    hi people, i have the following problem: when i have a detail view on the layout, the text and the border line have the same line thickness. i want that the text will be bold (0.5mm thick) and...

    Started by yohai‎, 19th Apr 2012 08:42 am
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  15. Object Elevation Problems

    I have used the option in "Drafting" - "Replace Z value with current elevation" with no problem. However, recently (I believe after our company switched to AutoCAD Architecture) I have found a...

    Started by yohanf‎, 25th Nov 2014 05:46 am
    • Replies: 1
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    27th Nov 2014 01:27 am Go to last post
  16. Is it possible to remove a text string out of all selected text?

    Hi all, I have another question that is the opposite of what i asked before. Instead of adding text as a prefix or suffix i would like to know if it is possible aswell to remove text from within...

    Started by yonderbob‎, 28th Sep 2012 08:47 am
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  17. Possible to add text infront of all text while maintaining there old text?

    Hi all, I was wondering if it is possible to add for example the text "new" to all my existing text in my drawing while maintaining there old value? To calrify i want to achieve this: I have...

    Started by yonderbob‎, 27th Sep 2012 12:39 pm
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  18. Dynamic block Chained array - force first array object to not show

    Hi all, i've been struggling with my new project to automate my drawings. I hope i can explain well what i want so here goes: I want my dynamic array to NOT show the first object of my array....

    Started by yonderbob‎, 24th Feb 2016 09:01 am
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  19. MultiLeader's Mtext width

    Howdy all I just started using multileaders and have not figured out how to stretch the width of text like you can with regular mtext? I seem to have to put in manual returns into the text when I...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 12th Jun 2008 12:25 am
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    12th Jun 2008 07:30 pm Go to last post
  20. Question Mtext editor font discrepancy

    I've been noticing a problem with Mtext for one of my users. He is still holding on to '07 AutoCAD, while I've been up to '09 and back to '08. He displays the fonts with different justifications than...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 28th Apr 2009 10:15 pm
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  21. I can't stretch some plines..

    I use a pline based lisp to show building electrical circuiting. In one of the projects I am currently working on, I will draw the pline (with a few bends in it), and it seems fine. Then for some...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 28th May 2009 12:55 am
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    28th May 2009 07:50 pm Go to last post
  22. Looking for qselect on steroids!

    I need a function similar to Qselect. In this case I would like to select all entities on a series of layers. (i.e.: a-site-* or a-fill*). I know I can do this with qselect by doing each layer one...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 10th Oct 2012 07:20 pm
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  23. "units" (part drawings come in as millimeter, shop wants them at Inches

    Isn't there a quick way to set a block that has been created at 1=1 with metric units to insert into a "architectural" or "Engineering" united drawing. (without up-scaling it by 25.4)

    Started by yrnomad‎, 11th Mar 2013 05:30 pm
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    13th Mar 2013 09:38 pm Go to last post
  24. Object Properties

    I've got a user that has Autocad 2014, and is having trouble modifying items via the toolbars today. Sounds like things were working fine yesterday. Today he will select an entity, and using the...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 14th May 2014 08:43 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th May 2014 11:16 pm Go to last post
  25. Find/Replace the level on Room/Door numbers

    I have a project where the architect used a typical plan for floors 4-7. The equipment I provide will be different on each of these floors, so I'll need to cread correct room and door numbers for...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 9th Jan 2018 07:05 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Jan 2018 03:24 am Go to last post

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