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  1. Using Excel As Data Source (for label sheets)

    Hi all, So on another thread, I was pointed to a couple methods to extracting text from a drawing. Now, I want to use that CSV or Excel file as a data source, but I don't want to use an AutoCAD...

    Started by muzicman82‎, 23rd Apr 2018 05:38 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    25th Apr 2018 02:38 am Go to last post
  2. Dynamic blocks visibility

    Hello, My visibility list is to long, i want to bring subcategories in my list. Is this possible? Thanx!

    Started by Jeroen M‎, 21st Mar 2014 09:15 am
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Apr 2018 11:37 am Go to last post
  3. Reduce space of dim text

    How to reduce this space between text and extension line..

    Started by wimal‎, 19th Apr 2018 04:25 am
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Apr 2018 11:31 am Go to last post
  4. Changing value of attribute A of a Block with value of attribute B

    I was given a template with blocks. One of the block has an attribute with a text value (text value is in separate layer from the geometry) I would like to copy the values of Attribute A to the...

    Started by ghsotwriter‎, 16th Apr 2018 01:12 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 433
    17th Apr 2018 03:46 am Go to last post
  5. Unhappy line thickness problems

    Hi, I have converted a pdf to .dwg via Zamzar so I can work on it. Most of the lines are now very thick. I have measured these as being 17.5mm in model space. This makes it quite difficult to work...

    Started by alec‎, 6th Apr 2018 08:25 am
    lineweight, thickness
    • Replies: 6
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    6th Apr 2018 12:02 pm Go to last post
  6. Text Edit box missing

    Can anyone help? when I try to use "MTEXTEDIT" the box is missing for the edit options. using 2018 light

    Started by peterg‎, 5th Apr 2018 08:52 am
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    • Replies: 11
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    5th Apr 2018 10:51 pm Go to last post
  7. Texts in Dimension 4 1/2" display arrangement.

    How can I change this display system as shown in the attached image.

    Started by wimal‎, 3rd Apr 2018 05:05 am
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Apr 2018 08:56 am Go to last post
  8. Tips and tricks on measuring a pillar on site?

    I'm sure some of you here work as contractors, interior designers, architects etc. Any tips/tricks you may have to measuring the diameter of a huge pillar? or weirdly angled areas? I might have...

    Started by neuri‎, 27th Mar 2018 12:42 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    31st Mar 2018 07:43 pm Go to last post
  9. convert to wipeout frame

    how can i convert any circle, rectangles or any shape to wipeout frame.

    Started by wakibd‎, 19th May 2009 01:06 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Mar 2018 09:13 pm Go to last post
  10. convert all field to text

    Hello! Can you help me - which way convert all field to text in Autocad

    Started by engmech‎, 24th Mar 2018 02:54 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Mar 2018 06:37 pm Go to last post
  11. Scale a drawing to show as if I am standing 300 feet away from it?

    I have drawn a 12 story clock tower with a special camera mounted at the top. I would like to be able to print this tower and show what that camera would look like standing in a spot that everyone...

    Started by ssnapier‎, 23rd Mar 2018 07:27 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 382
    26th Mar 2018 03:09 pm Go to last post
  12. Unhappy m2p customization

    Good morning all, I have tried and tried to program my mouse (Logitech M705) button 4 and 5 (left side thumb area) to me m2p in CUI with no success. Any help would be appreciated. For instance, I...

    Started by notredave‎, 20th Mar 2018 04:10 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 439
    20th Mar 2018 08:56 pm Go to last post
  13. Issue with DIMLINE Style when in diffrent 3D shading modes

    Hi guys, Working in 3D with viewport set to front view. Autocad 2018. I have a dimension style setup the way I would like it to appear (solid black text with dashed lines). The problem is...

    Started by nowikovs12‎, 16th Mar 2018 12:50 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 411
    20th Mar 2018 05:29 pm Go to last post
  14. Dimension Scaling

    Hi All, I have an issue about dimension scaling and any tips on how to make them even in paper space so it looks clean and symmetrical for architects to read. There are some drawings i use in...

    Started by Nypron‎, 19th Mar 2018 04:54 pm
    autocad, dimension
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Mar 2018 05:34 pm Go to last post
  15. Surface and Name polyline of text

    Where i'm from, When creating topographic maps we are required to include a text inside the drawing that describes the property we are drafting. So for example if there is a square, it is desbribed...

    Started by therock005‎, 15th Mar 2018 08:36 am
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Mar 2018 02:05 am Go to last post
  16. 3 views Orthographic projection, Distance A and B?

    Hello, Just very basic questions, thank you for all your feedback and input in advance. i came across toturial about 3 views othograpic projection, my questions are: 1. Is the space or distance A...

    Started by Sengna‎, 16th Mar 2018 04:55 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 474
    16th Mar 2018 10:07 pm Go to last post
  17. Annotation

    I don't know how to annotate text, dimension and leaders. Say I draft in 1-1 in model space. Then I go to layout and need the viewport in scale 1:20, What do I need to do so that even if the...

    Started by imiiiat‎, 16th Mar 2018 12:28 am
    annotation, annotative objects
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 355
    16th Mar 2018 12:10 pm Go to last post
  18. Unhappy Need help, how do I draw this gasket

    Can someone please help me create this gasket I've been on this example for over an hour now and i'm having no luck. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    Started by shadbunz‎, 12th Mar 2018 12:58 am
    • Replies: 9
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    14th Mar 2018 03:38 pm Go to last post
  19. Rounding - What the heck!?

    Hey everyone, Trying to dimension a line. The length of the line is 199.995' for some reason, when i dim the line with the same setting (round to the nearest hundredth) The label should be 200.00'...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 12th Mar 2018 09:34 pm
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    • Replies: 20
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    13th Mar 2018 06:44 pm Go to last post
  20. Dynamic Blocks, Attributes w/ Visibility States, and Attribute Edit

    I am using AutoCAD 2006 and I created a dynamic block that has 4 attributes and 2 visibility states. Two of the attributes are visible in one state, while the other two are invisible. After toggling...

    Started by rayg11757‎, 3rd Apr 2011 05:11 am
    • Replies: 7
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    13th Mar 2018 05:11 pm Go to last post
  21. Geometric Center not working when objects are far away from 0,0,0

    Hello guys I am typing this because i am out of ideas The problem we are having at the office is that when we try to use the geometric center with closed simple polygons, the geometric center is...

    Started by xxfaxx‎, 7th Mar 2018 02:08 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,069
    13th Mar 2018 04:48 pm Go to last post
  22. Double Click Text Editor

    My edit text by double clicking has decided to stop working this morning. The double click editing box in User Preferences is checked. I have not installed or uninstalled anything since yesterday....

    Started by fle‎, 13th Mar 2018 02:21 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 334
    13th Mar 2018 02:44 pm Go to last post
  23. 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 763
    8th Mar 2018 01:23 pm Go to last post
  24. Layers draw order ; first last

    hi I have several drawings based on hatches and some lines. I always want the hatch layer to appear last, in the very background, then line 1 second last, line 2 3rd last, and so on... based on...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 27th Feb 2018 08:18 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
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    2nd Mar 2018 05:34 pm Go to last post
  25. Layer transparency doesn't work on my CAD

    hello I have Autocad 2015 and plan and simple, the layer transparency doesn't work. I set the transparency of a layer to be 80, and the hatch on it doesn't change at all. I opened the same DWG...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 2nd Mar 2018 01:04 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 426
    2nd Mar 2018 01:56 pm Go to last post

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