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  1. 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
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  2. 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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  3. 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
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    12th Feb 2008 04:13 pm Go to last post
  4. 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
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    12th Feb 2008 08:42 pm Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    13th Feb 2008 03:55 pm Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. display certain hidden attributes

    Contractor is using ACAD2000. I'm using ACAD2008 I need him to be able to "turn on" a certain hidden attribute in one block for a specific purpose. The block normally has 1 displayed attribute...

    Started by ORgrown‎, 13th Feb 2008 06:58 pm
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  12. Group Filters

    Hi all I'm using AutoCAD 2008 Just wanting to know if anyone knows if it is possible to freeze and thaw a group filter using the command line. Is a bit a bind having to access the Layer Manager...

    Started by FazBear‎, 13th Nov 2007 12:38 pm
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  13. How do Amend a default title Block

    Hi, How do i amend a default title block selected from the layout wizard in ACAD 2000, i have selected A3....... and can not amend the text in the title block to make it relevant for my drawing. ...

    Started by pdek‎, 14th Feb 2008 12:53 pm
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  14. layers off ?

    Is there a quick way to turn off all layers without going to the layer manger?

    Started by michaeloureiro‎, 13th Feb 2008 11:18 am
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  15. Cool leader arrow heads and shoulder

    We are useing AutCAD 2008 and we save everything back to 2000 because we have to send out drawings all the time and not everyone upgrades. Well we have been told that when someone opens our drawings...

    Started by wastewater‎, 14th Feb 2008 03:09 pm
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  16. Angry I Give Up!!

    UGHHH!!!!! WTF..... What is goin on with my system lately, I am still getting this annoying start up window when opening any drawing, and when switching from my layout back to model my DWG.is...

    Started by studiorat‎, 13th Feb 2008 03:39 pm
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  17. can someone remind me....

    ....how to turn off image frames? i cant remember :( thankyou in advance btw im using 2008 not 2007

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 13th Feb 2008 08:26 pm
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  18. Drawing problems areas disappearing

    I recently opened a dwg that I used previously and when it opened only certain layers are visible in modelspace yet all layers that are required are on ... now when going into layout or plot the...

    Started by studiorat‎, 14th Feb 2008 05:39 pm
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  19. "incorrect or corrupted information"

    I was sent a .dwg file that when I try to open it, I get a message that says " unable to open this drawing. it contains incorrect or corrupted information" What does this mean? I am using cad...

    Started by Rudbeckia‎, 15th Feb 2008 02:18 am
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  20. Display Object Dimensions

    Hi All, I am new to AutoCAD and have been modelling a new 2D/3D project I plan to construct (trailer). I have almost completed the model and was wondering how I can display the measurements,...

    Started by steve8679‎, 15th Feb 2008 05:07 am
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  21. Line data extraction in AutoCAD 2005

    Hi Guys. Really stuck here and would appreciate some help. I'm currently using AutoCAD 2005 an have an inquiry that you may be able to help. I have a series of blocks made up of polylines. These...

    Started by rev.beernan‎, 1st Feb 2008 06:04 pm
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  22. selection modes

    ok i might me asking too much but is there a way to make the default selection different, such as WP? this is what i mean: Command: ma MATCHPROP Select source object: Current active...

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 15th Feb 2008 03:45 pm
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    15th Feb 2008 05:12 pm Go to last post
  23. Junk Dialogbox

    Error is faced in all versions of Autocad ; 2004, 2006, 2008. When one presses the line or circle command by using shortcut keys or icons or pull down menus; we get a dialog box showing a junk...

    Started by minal2304‎, 31st Jan 2008 09:52 am
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  24. Tool Pallets

    How do you set it so that the entire office can use the same tool pallette, we have a network. I need to set it so that if i need to update a block it will update on all of those using the pallet....

    Started by matt41129‎, 15th Feb 2008 05:20 pm
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  25. Text- 2008 text goes nuts in 2007

    I am trying to find an answer to my problem. I work in a office that everyone has 2008 but one station, which has 2007. When that station opens a 2008 drawings all the MText shifts to the right. Is...

    Started by TravisS‎, 13th Feb 2008 04:36 pm
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    15th Feb 2008 10:00 pm Go to last post

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