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  1. Help Tracing an Image

    I am going to make another belt buckle and have decided on a design. I am not too familiar to autocad and am asking if anyone will be able to help or show me how to trace properly. If anyone is...

    Started by AAAKings‎, 12th Dec 2008 03:28 am
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  2. Using blocks in metre and millimetre viewports

    Hi all, To help set perspective, I have a viewport at 1:500m and another at 1:200mm. Using annotative scaling I can use the same bit of Mtext or dimension and have it show up in both viewports,...

    Started by AAC‎, 19th Jan 2011 03:46 am
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Feb 2011 01:37 pm Go to last post
  3. scales, scales, scales problem

    Hi All, I'm still struggling with scaling my drawing properly. I have a drawing of a floor plan, I set the units to say meters (menu > format > units), and scale the drawing so that one of the...

    Started by Aardenon‎, 14th Apr 2014 08:59 am
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    17th Apr 2014 08:47 am Go to last post
  4. 2D Civil Drawing

    Hai everyone, I am new in dealing with civil 2D drawings. In one of the building drawing (Plan View) i need to shade the blocks with different colours and measure the length of each coloured...

    Started by aarvijay‎, 17th Mar 2010 01:01 pm
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    23rd Apr 2010 06:46 pm Go to last post
  5. Zooming raster images

    Is there a way to zoom an image to its real pixel size (something like Photoshop's "Actual Pixels" command)?

    Started by aax‎, 4th May 2014 08:59 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    5th May 2014 11:12 am Go to last post
  6. Embarrassed Numbering mtext in 2012 autocad using user defined block?

    Does anyone know if it is possible to use a block, such as a hex or circle with a number centered, instead of the out of the box number with a period? I have Key Notes that need numbers with a hex,...

    Started by abam_designer‎, 30th Oct 2012 05:52 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    31st Oct 2012 02:29 pm Go to last post
  7. Wink Alternate Dimension Fractions instead of Parenthesis

    Working on a project I recently enabled alternate dimensions to display inches as well as mm. Everything is working well except for the fact that there is always a 3/4 before and a 7/8 behind my...

    Started by Abates7‎, 26th May 2010 03:15 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    26th May 2010 03:55 pm Go to last post
  8. Idea Dimensions in Model space Vs Paper space

    Hello everyone, We are debating an issue here where I work. I work in the following way, once my drawing is all done and I've created my viewports, I lock it and do all my dimensionning annotive...

    Started by Abbyjay‎, 12th Nov 2012 07:15 pm
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    21st Feb 2013 05:00 am Go to last post
  9. replace a non-block shape

    can i replace a co-ordenate rectagle repeated with a cross ? the shape is not a block

    Started by abdalla‎, 11th Aug 2010 10:03 am
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  10. AutoCAD Inserting TAG in existing DYNAMIC BLOCK

    Hey Everyone! Can anyone tell me how to insert TAGS in existing dynamic blocks. Is there a way to then make the tag move around so that I can move it anywhere. If too many blocks have to placed...

    Started by abdul samad‎, 27th Jun 2013 05:16 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    27th Jun 2013 06:37 pm Go to last post
  11. Breaking dimension lines

    Hello! I need to break dimension extension lines in 2005 and up. We started using AutoCAD Mechanical 2000i and Mechanical Desktop 5 BOTH with Power Pack back in '01. Without getting into company...

    Started by abemzi‎, 28th Apr 2010 04:49 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    28th Apr 2010 08:35 pm Go to last post
  12. Leader Issue

    Hello I'm having problems with Leaders. Some with MText and some without that were created in Release10 thur Release 14. I'm going thru our OLD drawings and updating them to our current standards...

    Started by abemzi‎, 21st Jul 2010 04:59 pm
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  13. Rotate Dimensions.

    After Dimensioning the drawing when i rotate the drawing the dimensions run away here and there ... dont know wht to do ... any solution to avoid this.

    Started by abhijeetrpen‎, 3rd Oct 2008 05:13 am
    • Replies: 5
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    24th Oct 2008 01:29 am Go to last post
  14. Smile problem with dimensioning

    AutoCAD 2013 Vanilla problem. Textsize is set to 2.5. I draw a rectangle in model space and set dimscale to 5. Then dimension the rectangle. When I select the dimension text Mtext show it as 2.5...

    Started by abkb12‎, 11th Jul 2014 05:53 pm
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    15th Jul 2014 08:32 pm Go to last post
  15. Title bar? has disappeared

    I have been messing with my toolbars in AutoCAD 2008, and as soon as I got them the way I want them, the bar at the top of my screen is gone (the one with Edit, Insert, Format, etc). Does anybody...

    Started by ABoganIN‎, 8th Oct 2009 03:03 am
    • Replies: 8
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    9th Oct 2009 04:39 pm Go to last post
  16. Paperspace dimension issue

    Ok, I know you're not supposed to dim in PS, but that's what my company does, so I have to deal. My issue is, I'm dimensioning vertically, in EVERY viewport, and it works fine. I can dimension in all...

    Started by abraCADabra‎, 30th Nov 2016 06:42 pm
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    30th Nov 2016 07:41 pm Go to last post
  17. Multi Print

    I mostly print (Plot) too many file from Autocad one by one. Is it possible to print all the files with one command?

    Started by abu zain‎, 3rd Jan 2010 12:12 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Jan 2010 04:08 pm Go to last post
  18. Moving PS objects when the viewport is rescaled

    Basically I'm looking for a way to "scale" a bunch of annotation without changing the size of the objects. What's happened is that the drawing I'm working on had already had annotation supplied which...

    Started by ABuckingham‎, 4th Dec 2008 03:27 pm
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    4th Dec 2008 04:14 pm Go to last post
  19. Scaling Question

    Good Morning, I am new to posting but have been looking at the forum for tips and advice for a couple of months now. I was wondering if there was a command that I could use to find the scale of a...

    Started by aburtz‎, 13th Dec 2012 02:04 pm
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  20. Changing Font of Multiple MText

    Is there a way to change multiple MTexts at once to a certain font? I don't have the full version, only AutoCAD LT 2013 so unfortunately I don't have the fancy express tools or lisps. I have at...

    Started by acad2012‎, 17th Jul 2012 03:31 pm
    font, mtext
    • Replies: 4
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    17th Jul 2012 05:17 pm Go to last post
  21. Autocad 2013 vertices problem

    Can anyone has good heart to help and give me solution on my problem. This is the problem, when i draw any object it appears always on the object small rectangular blue in color. The worse on this...

    Started by acadesign09‎, 22nd Feb 2015 06:00 am
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Feb 2015 01:01 pm Go to last post
  22. Cool How to make text within polyline

    Hi to all and admin Can anybody knows how to make polyline with text together. Am designing piping and I want the text being attach to on the line without typing text again and again. Thanks

    Started by acadesign09‎, 11th Mar 2015 08:52 am
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    27th Mar 2015 07:10 pm Go to last post
  23. Question Need help... dimension properties

    Hi, I am looking a way to modify the way dimensions are displayed... As shown in the picture attached, I would like to be able to reduce the width of the blank space in front of the dimension...

    Started by Acadi3n‎, 3rd Mar 2011 01:58 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd Mar 2011 05:24 pm Go to last post
  24. Draw pulldown showing the word modelling instead of icon

    I use Autocad 2013 and i use the classic set up. and last week i accidentally clicked and lost my classic set up. When i tried to pull up the icons and reset but nothing happens. I have managed to...

    Started by acarpenter‎, 9th Nov 2015 10:27 am
    • Replies: 7
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    12th Nov 2015 12:21 pm Go to last post
  25. Scaling

    Hi all! I'm an AutoCAD newbie with most of my background within Illustrator/InDesign so AutoCAD is a very different layout program for me. In my employment, I receive plans from various...

    Started by acb2501‎, 27th Sep 2017 09:26 am
    • Replies: 7
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    3rd Oct 2017 10:33 pm Go to last post

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