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  1. command hot keys

    Is it possible to assign hot keys to all commands in a customisable way? For example if i want to draw a line, can i just hit 'L'? instead of 'L + space'

    Started by alkorm77‎, 14th Nov 2006 06:25 am
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  2. Autocad "Selection" window pops up unwanted

    Hi, My Autocad is haunted and occasionally it just changes and annoys me until I get used to it. But I hate this and it does inhibit productivity. As per the attached image, if I have two objects...

    Started by illused‎, 19th Jul 2010 07:56 am
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    7th Nov 2015 01:29 am Go to last post
  3. JOIN aint joining.

    Hi all Why would 2 line segments not join to one another with the JOIN command? I OSNAP each end but I get this ... "Command: _join 2 found 0 objects joined, 2 objects discarded from the...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 27th Sep 2011 01:20 pm
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  4. Question Bring Paper Space object through Viewport into Model Space

    Does anyone know the command to take a paper space object and send it through the viewport into model space (without copy and paste)?

    Started by karenreeves‎, 5th Jan 2009 09:57 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    24th Nov 2011 08:58 pm Go to last post
  5. Trim Block

    Hi- I am working on a side view in which I lay blocks of several side view components in close proximatey. Usually I wind up exploding the blocks and trimming away the necessary lines in order to...

    Started by beavis123‎, 19th Dec 2008 08:28 pm
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  6. Import fonts into AutoCAD?

    how i can import fonts to autocad 2008? and what types

    Started by mine62R‎, 22nd Mar 2008 01:10 am
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    22nd Mar 2008 12:25 pm Go to last post
  7. Can't see hatch transparency in model space

    I can't see the transparency of my hatches in model space ... but they show up in print preview ... Is there a system setting somewhere that will let me see the transparency in model space too?

    Started by kfurst‎, 7th Dec 2011 11:33 pm
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    8th Dec 2011 04:28 pm Go to last post
  8. AutoCAD Outline text

    Hello, I am trying to outline some mtext. I need to outline it black around the text. Is there an easy way to do this. I am trying to copy paste the same text on top but for some reason it wont...

    Started by stargirl23‎, 27th May 2008 06:20 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    10th Jun 2008 10:44 am Go to last post
  9. add text in dimension below dimension line

    my normal dimension style has text above dmension line & I want to add 'typical' to it below dimension line. I have done this lot of time in my previous job an year back.:? but I can't seem to...

    Started by Dipali‎, 25th Apr 2008 12:50 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    5th Sep 2013 09:33 pm Go to last post
  10. Tangent Line

    I am a new user of Autocad LT and I was wondering if you could help me out with drawing a tangent line to a point on a circle. I am having a lot of trouble so any advice would be much appreciated.

    Started by JVERDE‎, 23rd Mar 2008 05:34 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    7th Aug 2013 08:57 am Go to last post
  11. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Feb 2008 03:30 pm Go to last post
  12. Can't completely zoom in

    I have many drawings where I try to zoom all the way into edit and it won't let me. I use the wheel to zoom. In the bottom left says "already zoomed in as far as possible". Is there a setting I can...

    Started by AdrianR‎, 5th Feb 2014 04:22 pm
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  13. SCALE different in x and y direction

    I can't believe that in Acad 2006 there's no way to scale an object in one direction only e.g. in x direction scale = 1.15, in y direction scale unchanged i.e 1.0. Mstation does it - surely there...

    Started by fostertom‎, 18th Apr 2012 02:30 pm
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  14. List of Blocks

    Hello, i have a draw in cad with many blocks, and i want to know how much block i got of each one. Like: Tom - 45 Ele - 26 Does anyone knows? I tried the list but i didn`t get it to work...

    Started by Designer‎, 3rd Mar 2008 08:24 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    5th Mar 2008 07:58 pm Go to last post
  15. Howto disable communication center?

    How can I disable communication center so that it wont be active when AutoCAD starts?

    Started by metehan‎, 24th Apr 2008 03:21 pm
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  16. Snap toolbar in autocad 2012

    hi all, i use autocad 2005 at work and the systems has already been set up with the toolbars in place we generally use the most. I have recently started college and now have to use 2012 (hate it at...

    Started by colganraz‎, 26th Sep 2011 06:46 pm
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  17. Question How to Draw plumbing piping in AutoCAD ?

    Anybody has experiences in:: how to draw piping in AUTOCAD? Are you just use line (linetype and lineweigh)? Do you use polyline for piping? Is there any programs that I can draw a pipe line,...

    Started by nickydsl‎, 4th Mar 2009 03:38 am
    • Replies: 5
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    6th Mar 2009 09:57 pm Go to last post
  18. Slow Hatch

    Hey everyone. I know this has probably been asked a thousand times before, but I am having some irritation with AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2013. Our Engineer and I work with the same drawings, but I...

    Started by ZLHysong‎, 29th Oct 2012 03:12 pm
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  19. Polyline not solid

    This has only happened in one drawing so far, but when I draw a polyline, the line is empty instead of solid. I've tried FILL, Tools>Options>Display>Apply Solid Fill, Lineweights>Display Lineweights,...

    Started by flyingjunkie‎, 12th Jan 2010 02:24 pm
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  20. Delete Unreferenced Xref Files

    Is There Any Way To Detach Unreferenced Xref Files?

    Started by MR MAN‎, 20th Aug 2008 09:37 am
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    29th May 2009 07:03 am Go to last post
  21. Adding the sum of Multiple Areas

    hey guys I am looking for a quick way to add area's of closed polylines, for example I have several hundred closed polylines, and I need to know the total area for all of them, any quick way? or is...

    Started by Wise‎, 19th Sep 2008 02:40 pm
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    11th Jun 2010 07:26 am Go to last post
  22. HOW TO? Identifying Eastings & Northings co-ords for a set out plan (AutoCAD Lt 2010)

    Hi there, (new here and hope this is the right place to post this question) I need to annotate a landscape plan so that the site can be set out by a surveyor using eastings and northings, as the...

    Started by GDA‎, 20th Jan 2010 03:32 am
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    5th Feb 2010 05:07 pm Go to last post
  23. Esc key not working

    Hi, I am using Civil 3d (but not drafting anything in 3d mode) and was working on a drawing when all of a sudden my ESC key has stopped working. It won't let me canel any commands, and I have to...

    Started by yukonhoo‎, 20th Jul 2010 04:38 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    1st Nov 2010 01:33 pm Go to last post
  24. solid fill hatch

    AutoCAD message: Unable to fill the boundary with solid.

    Started by gortex‎, 14th Apr 2008 03:21 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    17th Feb 2009 05:09 pm Go to last post
  25. Center Text in a Circle

    I did a search and didn't seem to find anything on this. I draw architectual floor plans and create column lines with a circle on the end of the line. I then insert text in the circle. usually a...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 22nd May 2010 03:27 pm
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    30th May 2010 12:59 pm Go to last post

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