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  1. External references frame problem

    Hi, I have a problem with frame lines form external reference (image). XCLIPFRAME and PDFFRAME are set to 0 but that doesn't help and when the .dwg file is ploted to .pdf, upper frame lines are...

    Started by borko92‎, 30th Apr 2015 01:46 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st May 2015 11:05 pm Go to last post
  2. Diameter symbol in MTEXT

    Our office has been using the archquik.shx font forever. One thing that always bothered me is that when using MTEXT I cannot get a diameter symbol. I can type the symbol by pressing (ALT+0216),...

    Started by slovenc0417‎, 10th Jan 2018 03:40 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Jan 2018 07:55 pm Go to last post
  3. Force internal text for dimensions

    Hello, I have a question about dimension. I want to force the text to stay inside the dimension and not to get out if there isn't enough space. I can't find the option in dimstyle and I have to...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 29th Jun 2017 10:54 am
    • Replies: 3
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    29th Jun 2017 03:48 pm Go to last post
  4. Text Alignment is inactive in Table

    When I try to insert text in a Table's cell, sometimes I need the second line to be centered; but the Alignment buttons (Center, Left, Right, Justify etc) are inactive. What is the problem? Thanks.

    Started by rlcad‎, 21st Mar 2017 06:39 am
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    22nd Mar 2017 12:08 am Go to last post
  5. Offset polyline trimming

    I am hoping this will be a simple fix, but searching for the answer has turned up nothing. If I offset a self-intersecting polyline, it trims the offset anywhere that it crosses the original...

    Started by benhubel‎, 4th Oct 2017 04:20 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  6. Show/Hide vertices

    hi ive come to a drawing that cannot display vertices, for example a polyline appear without any blue verices, is there a way to hide/show vertices? ...

    Started by samifox‎, 28th Nov 2017 09:52 am
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Nov 2017 12:02 pm Go to last post
  7. Get Pline settings as current

    Hi there! A little question.. I'm looking for a command that allow to get the object pline settings (width, layer, color, linetype, and so on) and set as current setting. Have I to write a lisp...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 18th Jan 2018 01:39 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    25th Jan 2018 03:28 am Go to last post
  8. Stretch not inline with UCS

    Help - Cannot stretch objects inline with new named ucs. All ucs x coordinates = 0 so ucs should be flat 2d. Any ideas? World UCS stretches straight.

    Started by deano33‎, 29th Nov 2017 01:27 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Nov 2017 09:43 am Go to last post
  9. Need to subtract a value from all numbers on a topographical height

    Hi there, I have a topographical survey and the heights are all incorrect to mean sea level, so I need to subtract 90 from all the numbers. The numbers are all text, not dimensions. Is there a...

    Started by Ste1978‎, 27th Dec 2017 12:19 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    2nd Jan 2018 09:23 am Go to last post
  10. how to change existing line types

    we have exported some autocad drawings from SPPID but when I checked into autocad drawing linetype (software link) is not showing properly see attachemnt. any one can suggest how to change existing...

    Started by naren‎, 27th Jan 2017 12:44 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Jan 2017 04:25 am Go to last post
  11. Scaling individual entities in a drawing ?

    I have a dxf file that consists of multiple rectangles (filled). I need to keep the X-Y position of each rectangle / entity the same but scale the size of the rectangle. So for example, scale by...

    Started by borisw37‎, 26th Oct 2012 01:53 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Oct 2012 01:01 am Go to last post
  12. Planar cordinates!

    Is there a simple method of ensuring or checking that all objects lie on the same plane???? Having trouble joining multiple polylines!

    Started by Ubrigens‎, 31st Mar 2014 08:14 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  13. Smile Increment block attribute in y-direction

    Hei. Im looking for a routine that lets me number blocks in my switchboard schematic. The desired function are: - Choose start value - Startvalue kan start with text, ex: -KW001 - Numbers...

    Started by Ruli‎, 6th Feb 2014 08:45 pm
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  14. annotation error

    Hi, Please look for this 2D drawning. Here will see a drawning with a 1:5 scale. When i do the command scale (5x) for measure the real drawning at 1:1, the annotation its not correct. See...

    Started by joao56777‎, 13th Mar 2015 10:41 am
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  15. How do you annotate like this?

    Hi guys, I've recently started using AutoCad 2017 in University and i've been given an assignment to complete. One part I am struggling in is annotating like this: I am supposed to replicate...

    Started by murshed2010‎, 25th Jan 2018 12:26 am
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Jan 2018 01:14 pm Go to last post
  16. how to plot points at a given distance in an horizontal line?

    hello! I have this CSV and i need to plot in an horizontal line, a marker (numbered) at the distance from zero specified in this spreadsheet: from the example, "1" at 0.048 from Zero, "2" at...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 19th Jul 2016 08:09 am
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Jul 2016 09:34 am Go to last post
  17. Smile Match properties for selected object

    step : 1 In Command line select similar enter, select multi object step : 2 In Command line MATCH PROPERTIES enter, already selected object are deselected. PROBLEM: MATCH...

    Started by dgp123‎, 4th Apr 2017 03:23 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    4th Apr 2017 04:07 pm Go to last post
  18. Layout a part

    Hey I design conveyors, when im done I layout all the parts so i copy object and make a layer called parts. my question is can i layout a part without making a whole new part off the frame so there...

    Started by cfrydawg‎, 23rd Feb 2012 08:12 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Feb 2012 08:36 pm Go to last post
  19. MultiLeader with block does not move to insertion point

    Hi I have a multileader with a block The problem is when i go to move the block part of the multileader it jumps all over the place sometimes, usually if it is directly above or below the leader. ...

    Started by SunnyTurtle‎, 30th Jun 2017 09:47 am
    • Replies: 0
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  20. Surface display properties

    I have multiple drawings that all reference a single base drawing. The base drawing contains the surface, but I want that surface to display differently in each of my other drawings referencing it....

    Started by JHayes‎, 6th Mar 2014 08:15 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Mar 2014 03:53 am Go to last post
  21. I am in need of help using the Arc tool

    Someone here please share with me the command sequence needed to put a .125" radius, between the end points of two lines using the arc tool. Thanking you is, Chubarka

    Started by chubarka‎, 6th Nov 2017 07:36 pm
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    7th Nov 2017 03:01 pm Go to last post
  22. Autocad 2015 and tabs

    Hello, I'm having an hard time with my open DWGs in CAD 2015 and the way that the tabs are organized: sometimes I simply can't find my open DWG! Say that i have several DWGs open, i just can't...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 7th Mar 2018 12:38 pm
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  23. Change back Save setting & properties missing

    Hey guy, i had face the problem by following the picture,even i restart is still no work? what should i do? Pic1: save problem Pic2: cant edit any properties on cad, even line or right...

    Started by khlow‎, 16th Feb 2015 02:45 am
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Feb 2015 03:09 am Go to last post
  24. Pastclipping Blocks problem

    block problem. For some reason, when I make a block in one drawing and copy and paste it into another drawing, some of its characteristics get lost. For example, part of it is a rectangle with a...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 19th May 2015 04:50 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    19th May 2015 10:32 pm Go to last post
  25. Can't get Block to be same size in multiple views (Annotation issue?)

    hello everyone, I am trying to get a block to come in the same size (paperspace wise) for multiple viewports. I am having some issues with this. I made a block inside of a DWG, i made it...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 5th Jan 2018 04:21 pm
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 667
    11th Jan 2018 03:11 pm Go to last post

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