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  1. Wipeouts

    Does any one else have issues with these things? What is everyone's preferred method of masking?

    Started by SMP‎, 20th May 2014 08:56 pm
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  2. Wish To Snap While Running Polyline Command

    While running in Line command I'm able to snap along the way, snap my running line to itself at each sub prompt: "Specify next point or..." When I try this with the Polyline command, while running...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 28th Feb 2017 12:38 am
    point, polyline, running, snap
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  3. won't snap to viewport's

    hi, i have one drawing which is acting strangely, when i'm in paper space trying to move viewports around snap won't work - it works on the contents within the viewport but not the viewport frame...

    Started by stephenward‎, 17th Feb 2009 09:49 am
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    6th Aug 2009 01:33 pm Go to last post
  4. Work with dimregen

    :) When i use dimregen for a copy,mirror and block dimension it give me nothing. How can i solve this problem?

    Started by MR MAN‎, 18th Jun 2008 12:44 pm
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    2nd Jul 2008 08:24 pm Go to last post
  5. Working from a survey plan

    Hi, i have been given a survey plan that i have to add a floor plan of a house to. i have the distance from the boundaries to the corners of the house. i have tried offsetting the boundaries...

    Started by NAS 78‎, 6th May 2016 03:35 am
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    11th May 2016 03:29 pm Go to last post
  6. working with constrained dimensions

    Hi, I wish to have a situation in which the intermediate dimensions change equally when I increase or decrease the overall dimension (see attached dwg file). And it is necessary to have the...

    Started by jalba‎, 3rd Aug 2016 06:22 pm
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    16th Aug 2016 04:14 am Go to last post
  7. working with constraints

    Hi, Now practicing with geometric constraints, so sorry for sounding amateurish. Now I got a hand on applying geometric constraints to my lil sketch (see attached). However, I would also like...

    Started by jalba‎, 10th Jun 2013 01:59 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    7th Apr 2014 11:18 pm Go to last post
  8. working with dimensional constraints

    Hi, I'm trying to set up my drawing (see attached) so that when a new width/height dimension is entered, the rest of the dimensions adjust. I have applied geometric dimensions, as well as...

    Started by jalba‎, 20th Nov 2015 07:52 pm
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    20th Nov 2015 07:52 pm Go to last post
  9. Working with groups

    Good day all. I'm struggling with something that i think should be rather simple. Currently i am using autocad 2014. While working on n drawing one create simple unnamed groups to make copying, etc....

    Started by jamos‎, 21st Feb 2016 03:18 pm
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    23rd Feb 2016 06:07 pm Go to last post
  10. Working with tables

    Good morning, When working with a table that has formulas in it, such as qty X weight by row and then the last column summed, is there a way to insert a new row above the totals row and...

    Started by Impala62‎, 27th Mar 2008 01:47 pm
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  11. Working With Tables

    Hi all, I am using tables for some manually input data (no linking or anything) and the interface for tables in 2014 is slightly sluggish and rather annoying at times. Is there a way besides...

    Started by muzicman82‎, 25th Mar 2014 06:55 pm
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    26th Mar 2014 02:35 am Go to last post
  12. Workspaces

    How can I display the autocad classic menu bar in the 3D modelling workspace????? It has been there in the past but now no longer appears. Thanks

    Started by Ubrigens‎, 3rd Feb 2016 03:27 pm
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    4th Feb 2016 02:48 am Go to last post
  13. Wrapping

    Hi all, So picture the workapce.... A flat image is draw, it is a long rectangle (632x50). Is it possible for this object to be 'wrapped' so that it creates a 3D object? I am designing an...

    Started by mintyfresh‎, 18th Jul 2011 03:14 pm
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    Hello every body: I am dimensioning my drawing in which I have been working with blocks, and ref-editing them. Whenever I close the block I am working into, while dimensioning, a few dimensions...

    Started by an3rocas‎, 15th Feb 2010 08:39 pm
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  15. wrong drawing units

    Hi, I'm drawing up some sections of a huge site (100 acres) and I'm pretty sure I've drawn them in mm when they should be Metres! Do I just scale them up in model space by 1000?

    Started by rosswhiteeca‎, 25th Nov 2014 03:31 pm
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    25th Nov 2014 05:14 pm Go to last post
  16. Wrong Scale, Wrong Units IDK???

    So it has been a very long time since I used CAD but its all coming back to me except this. i have come to a firm where they have been drawing everything in model space using DECIMAL units, inches....

    Started by snakeyes‎, 25th Nov 2014 07:54 pm
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  17. Question Wrong unit or wrong scale?

    I got a drawing from a client using decimal unit. Usually I'm more comfortable with architectural so I went Units->Architectural. After that, I also change the Dimension Primary Unit to...

    Started by annie26789‎, 2nd Sep 2010 05:41 am
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    scale, units
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    2nd Sep 2010 07:07 pm Go to last post
  18. Question X and wrench not showin?

    My Autocad tutorial shows an X and wrench at the bottom left. My Autocad does not. How can I display this?

    Started by mobile1‎, 17th Apr 2016 11:54 pm
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    18th Apr 2016 01:08 pm Go to last post
  19. X versus Y scale ratio

    Am having some trouble in getting the true X versus Y scale ratio in a few drawing to come out correctly. Am using Acad 2008 and transferring certain files over to a computer using Acad 2010 or 2011...

    Started by Coosbaylumber‎, 3rd Jun 2010 02:34 pm
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    3rd Jun 2010 06:23 pm Go to last post
  20. X's everywhere

    I have straight lines flying out of in 4 directions (in the form of an x) from my dimension lines, what can I do to rectify this?

    Started by WERDNA‎, 6th Jul 2012 08:05 am
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    7th Jul 2012 04:59 am Go to last post
  21. x's that look like (but do not act like) nodes all over drawing

    I recently had to re-format the cpu and re-install acad. I'm working with XP Pro and acad 2006 and am now having the "fun" of trying to get acad back to the settings I am used to. Everytime I...

    Started by Speny‎, 15th Jul 2012 08:59 pm
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    16th Jul 2012 02:16 pm Go to last post
  22. X, Y Coordinate annotation

    I am looking for a way to label points on my design as easily and quickly with the coordinates. Id like to annotate using a leader that will give me the X,Y coordinates of the point I select. Basic...

    Started by FlashTzu‎, 4th Aug 2015 11:14 pm
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    5th Aug 2015 09:05 pm Go to last post
  23. X-ref layers thawing

    I need to re-freeze certain layers of an x-ref I am using, everytime I open the drg, why is this?

    Started by WERDNA‎, 14th Jun 2012 09:38 am
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    14th Jun 2012 06:52 pm Go to last post
  24. X-ref path change issue?

    I have lot of drawings in on PC now I want to shift all file into another PC so x-ref path will be changed so how can I shift all drawings to any other PC with same path please me

    Started by afrazawan‎, 14th Jan 2015 06:37 am
    • Replies: 6
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    14th Jan 2015 03:07 pm Go to last post
  25. xclip display

    What is the system setting that moddifies the display of xcliped references while dragging? Used to be that if you moved a reference that you had clipped all it would show is the clipped portion....

    Started by halfcracked‎, 13th May 2008 08:20 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th May 2008 04:11 pm Go to last post

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