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Troublesome text, units & scales, object snaps, dimensions, annotation, linetypes, toolbars, geometry, measurement...? Help is at hand.

  1. Missing menu bar

    Ive lost some stuff from autocad 2008,and NEED to get them back,firstly ive also the menu toolbar along the top its reset its self back to an old autocad my workmate says. its no longer got...

    Started by bolton78‎, 26th Feb 2008 10:06 am
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  2. sample files from George Omura Mastering AutoCAD 2010

    Hi! Is there anyone who have all the drawings in metric mesures correctly drawn? Those are drawings that need to be drawn while reading book Thank you

    Started by Klariya‎, 6th Mar 2012 02:14 pm
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  3. Text Rotation Problem in AutoCAD - 1 object was not parallel to the current UCS.

    I just received a large floor plan and loads of the text is upside down. Usually I would use the TORIENT command in Express Tools although this doesn’t seem to work. The error I get is: 1 object...

    Started by Bobzy20‎, 11th Jul 2013 11:10 am
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  4. True Perspective solution needed please.

    Good day, Any suggestions on how to work out the true perspective of a glass segment on an 33.8 degree angle? I did try on the right-hand side, get stuck thereafter. ...

    Started by Guitte‎, 24th Jun 2015 11:15 am
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    30th Jun 2015 10:45 pm Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. Start AutoCAD with no new drawing...

    How can I start up AutoCAD and not have a blank drawing show up? I work the majority of the time with existing drawings and I am tired of closing Drawing1.dwg every time. I looked for a command...

    Started by Luvrbcs‎, 13th Feb 2008 05:00 pm
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    19th Apr 2013 03:37 pm Go to last post
  7. Non Co-planar drawings!!

    I have a huge site plan that was sent to me by someone and almost all the layers are at different Z-axis values...I have read up the previuos threads on flattening and tried out the different lisps....

    Started by srichang‎, 4th Nov 2011 06:49 am
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    23rd Jan 2012 04:02 pm Go to last post
  8. Attributes

    I have been working with AutoCAD for years, now start new job and need to learn AutoCAD Electrical 2014. Having issue with attributes. Creating block with attributes that show up twice. second...

    Started by cadmando2‎, 27th May 2014 05:45 pm
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    14th Aug 2014 09:33 pm Go to last post
  9. Question scaling object containing hatch objects

    Ok this is my second mquestion today & it may be as simple as the first one. But i tried serching thru help & forum but can not find the refference.:( I have a drawing in mm which i am converting...

    Started by Dipali‎, 28th Feb 2008 12:29 pm
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  10. Copying attribute values to another attribute

    I've been searching the net for the answer for 2 days but I just can't find one that would explain how to do what I want. So as the title explains I want to copy attribute values. I'm making a...

    Started by Sora‎, 15th Jun 2013 10:32 am
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  11. How to Draw Electric Guitar

    Could someone please show me how to draw an electric guitar using AutoCAD like below image?

    Started by basty‎, 2nd Aug 2017 06:46 pm
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  12. Points Not Appearing

    My job requires that i be able to open drawings that contain point groups. For some reason when i open these drawings the points don't appear. I have both Map and civil 3D 2006 Installed on my...

    Started by Molly‎, 4th Feb 2008 06:08 pm
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  13. Mystery Blips, Dots, Thingies...

    I occasionally have small blips or dots on my screen that will not allow me to zoom all to include only my drawing. I try to zoom in to see what it is but when I zoom or try to erase it either does...

    Started by Tridraft‎, 27th Mar 2008 02:56 pm
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  14. arc problem

    I have a little problem. I need to draw an arc and only know the radius. so I need help how to find where is the center if there is any way to do in autocad. I am using autocad 2010 for a while now...

    Started by milos_gajic‎, 28th Jul 2011 12:32 am
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    2nd Aug 2011 01:42 am Go to last post
  15. AutoCAD Learning to scale properly

    I am new to AutoCad and am currently running AutoCad LT 2015. The current and major issue I keep running into is learning how to scale my drawings to a readable format to print. I am creating...

    Started by iloilmarketing‎, 28th Jan 2015 10:29 pm
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  16. Cool Linetypes from HELL

    Tried to attach a blank drawing (but exceeds max size), which has been cleaned up as much as I can... purged, detached X-REFS, ran Superpurge, kicked around and otherwise abused... Still cannot get...

    Started by slimpickinz‎, 23rd Apr 2015 04:46 pm
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    5th Jun 2015 03:26 am Go to last post
  17. Express Tools

    In 2008 my Express tools are installed put they all have a question mark at the side to say they are missing. I typed in MENULOAD but cant find anything, what could be wrong?

    Started by happyunited‎, 12th Feb 2008 03:27 pm
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  18. Hide Attribute in Attribute Dialog Box

    Ok very tricky question and I dont know if its even possible, but I have to try. We have an Attributed Title Block where some of the attributes are duplicated as an Attributed Field Expression,...

    Started by nocturne00‎, 23rd Oct 2008 07:34 am
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  19. Add a math formula to a dimension.

    Is there a way to add a specific amount/length to a dimension by using a formula? For example, say I wanted to measure a length of conduit between two fittings. The clear distance between the...

    Started by SuperCAD‎, 4th Aug 2009 02:11 pm
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  20. how to globally change text color to by layer in autocad 2008

    how to globally change text color to by layer in autocad 2008

    Started by gil9166‎, 9th Oct 2009 04:59 pm
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  21. Hollow Polyline

    Hey, can somebody remind me please what the variable for the display to change polyline with widths to rectangular kind of lines is? I know what I need just cant remember the command. Its a...

    Started by matatmicad‎, 13th Oct 2010 02:29 pm
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  22. Dimension questions

    Hi all I have 2 dimension questions. 1. See image below. How do I tell Autocad to associate the wall marked "Wall A" with the dimension marked "Dimension A" while keeping my extension lines on...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 5th Jul 2012 08:41 am
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  23. how to find a best fit arc for a set of points?

    Hi guys, in the attached file you can see many points. What I need to do is to learn a procedure to draw a circle or an arc that best fits those points. In a different way the question can be:...

    Started by stenews‎, 5th Oct 2012 05:25 pm
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  24. Preferred method of starting a new drawing

    Do you 1. start a new drawing from a template 2. start a new drawing from scratch and insert a titleblock 3. the hardest way to do it start from scratch and draw everything including the...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 9th Sep 2013 07:23 pm
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  25. Question Structural Steel Models Bevel (Fillet Values)?

    Not sure if I'm posting in the right subforum as it might not be a direct autocad question, but I was advised by some members here on another post that if I wanted to get the value of bevels from...

    Started by autocad2014newbie‎, 17th Aug 2014 03:08 pm
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    24th Aug 2014 12:13 pm Go to last post

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