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  1. SHX vs. TrueType

    Hello, I'm curious how frequently SHX fonts are used in CAD nowadays, especially for things like dimensions and general notes. It's my understanding that SHX fonts are mostly for old pen plotters...

    Started by Pineapple‎, 12th Feb 2008 09:38 pm
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  2. Line Thickness

    Hey Everyone. I'm new here and wondering if you could give me some help. I have gotten this problem before, but can remember how to fix it. My problem is not with the plotting line weight, but...

    Started by Lora_D‎, 13th Feb 2008 03:00 pm
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  3. Basic Question?

    Hi all, When i am drawing elevations of a building i use a very light wieight of line to draw the brick lines and alike. However i have seen other peoples drawings that have a even fainter lines...

    Started by Chris R32‎, 13th Feb 2008 12:34 pm
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  4. Wink Hatch Scale

    We Use Alot Of Hatch Patterns In Autocad My Problem Is With Hatch Scales Sometimes My Scale For Ansi137 Would 70 Then In Another Drawong It Would Have To Be 700 It Can Be Very Annoying. Somebody...

    Started by THE JACK‎, 13th Feb 2008 11:34 am
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  5. 3d polyline

    is there a to fillet the corners of a 3d polyline?

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 13th Feb 2008 10:59 am
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    13th Feb 2008 11:35 am Go to last post
  6. Error massege in Acad 14

    I'm using ACAD 14 on Vista. it happens sometimes that when i copy an object and want to paste it somewhere else on the drawing or when i want to mirror an object i get the error massege " unhanded...

    Started by naghshe‎, 12th Feb 2008 08:53 pm
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  7. Scalelistedit reset

    After bring in parts of other drawings, details, blocks, xrefs, etc., the ScaleList seems to get bloated with unwanted entries. I know of the option to reset, which gives me the warning that it will...

    Started by lpseifert‎, 12th Feb 2008 07:17 pm
    • Replies: 8
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  8. Layer Dropdown Malfunction

    I use the "Layers" toolbar so that I can easily change the layer of an object by first selecting it, then clicking the dropdown menu and selecting the new layer. I'm not sure exactly what I did, but...

    Started by Lucid‎, 12th Feb 2008 03:50 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Feb 2008 04:13 pm Go to last post
  9. Hatch scale

    How can ANS131 hatch at a scale of 700 on one drawing then look massive when the same hatch and scale is set on another dwg? LTSCALE = 1 PSLTSCALE = 1 on both drawings

    Started by happyunited‎, 11th Feb 2008 01:14 pm
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  10. Mirror command hiding source object??

    Hi all I have a problem when trying to mirror objects in a certain file. When I use the mirror command it hides the original object so that I am unable to align the new mirrored object to it. It...

    Started by james 172‎, 12th Feb 2008 12:18 pm
    • Replies: 8
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  11. Spline

    Is there anyway to extrude along a spline path? Can i switch it to a different kind of like or something?

    Started by ploeg8393‎, 31st Aug 2006 05:45 pm
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  12. Barb-wire Linetype

    Anyone got one? like this -x-x-x-x-x-?

    Started by happyunited‎, 12th Feb 2008 10:45 am
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  13. Problem with zooming in Pspace.

    hey all, Having a problem zooming on a drawing in Pspace, it seems that as you zoom in, in a drawing, any model space views zoom at a different rate... ie if you zoom in to 2x magnification, the...

    Started by Hickoz_bro‎, 11th Feb 2008 06:55 am
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  14. Embarrassed Auto Stacking in MTEXT

    I am running AutoCAD '04 and need to turn autostacking off in a mtext paragraph. I have tried highlighting the dialog box and selecting "properties" but cannot find the stacking control. Is there a...

    Started by darrellk-1‎, 9th Feb 2008 09:58 pm
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  15. Can someone help with missing shape file? And what's it do?

    I'm missing a shape file called "TMPSHAPE.SHX" I've run across this before but i've just bypassed it and continued on. I really don't know what it does. I forwarded some drawings along that are...

    Started by ANDY0871‎, 10th Feb 2008 01:45 pm
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  16. Changing the centre point of a block upon insert

    So I now have these large blocks that I need to overlay on each other. I go to insert, but the point I move it around by is way away from the block, so when zoomed in I can only see a little bit...

    Started by edgley‎, 10th Feb 2008 01:23 am
    • Replies: 9
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    11th Feb 2008 09:30 am Go to last post
  17. Drawing Stretching a Block Equally in Opposite Directions

    Hi to all, My first post after many hours on the internet to no avail I am using AutoCad 2008 I have a simple rectangle which i can stretch equally in opposite directions, I have set the...

    Started by tlawson‎, 10th Feb 2008 07:41 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Feb 2008 09:26 am Go to last post
  18. My Drawing Is Disappearing

    OK all you AutoCad gurus. I really need your help this time. When I save a drawing with a different name and then re-load it again my model has disappeared. The viewports are still there, but the...

    Started by Bruce G Jackson‎, 10th Feb 2008 06:56 am
    • Replies: 7
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  19. I cant remove dim lines from side view

    I cant remove dim lines from side view in layout mode when i delete it from one view it takes it from the others also. how can i delete on dim on one view but still apper in others ??? i tried...

    Started by nbaryosef‎, 11th Feb 2008 06:44 am
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  20. Frozen Dimensions

    Hi Has anyone else come across the problem with manual Dimension lines getting 'stuck' if you move a detail around in a 2D DWG? Any causes or solutions? I've tried closing down the open DWG and...

    Started by Raithneach‎, 8th Feb 2008 07:13 am
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  21. How do I create this toolbar button/hotkey

    I want a hotkey/toolbar to automaticly do "UCS>OB" for orienting the UCS to a line for polar tracking. How do i write that command out in one key stroke?

    Started by Frank the Frowner‎, 22nd Jun 2007 03:52 am
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  22. Unhappy Does anyone know how to custom select items?

    Is there a command that allows you to define characteristics ie: text type, layer, pin color etc... for custom selection or visability. thanks

    Started by DreamtechMech‎, 8th Feb 2008 07:09 pm
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  23. Line with two colors?

    Hello, hope someone can help me. Anyone knows if it's possible to make a line with two colors? I'm tring to make something like this, but with just one line, (the picture is actually two...

    Started by pacho‎, 7th Feb 2008 08:38 pm
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  24. Changing line weight

    Is it possible to change the line weight on 100 lines at a time? I want to set it back to 'by layer' instead of 1mm :(

    Started by joek1‎, 8th Feb 2008 07:00 pm
    • Replies: 4
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  25. Question how i can i measure scanned tif file

    Hi All, I have this tif file which is a scanned image of the print. It mentiones the scale as 1:200 & lengths are in meter. i need to draw this in autocad to actual scale. Can anybody help me...

    Started by Dipali‎, 8th Feb 2008 06:56 am
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    8th Feb 2008 06:59 am Go to last post

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