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  1. 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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  2. Draw Order not working correctly

    It seems as though my draw order is 'locked'. The command is recognized; but it doesn't seem to work properly. I essentially have two lines, drawn right on top of eachother; I go to get the one...

    Started by slimjramirez‎, 15th Aug 2007 03:06 pm
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  3. 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
  4. how do I scale a drawing just horizontally or vertically

    I'd like to scale an object by certain factor only in horizontal or vertical direction rather than scale the whole object. Any help will be appreciated.

    Started by yiyan‎, 7th Jan 2007 09:58 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    9th May 2017 09:31 pm Go to last post
  5. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    7th Nov 2015 01:29 am Go to last post
  6. Plotting points from excel to Autocad

    Hi Guys I need to put 171, x and y co-ords to make a bunch of points..the co-ords are in excel.. Is it possible to "copy paste" from excel to Autocad and the points will all be there-correctly?...

    Started by therealsaint01‎, 17th Nov 2010 02:40 pm
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    18th Nov 2010 07:05 am Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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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    24th Apr 2008 04:14 pm Go to last post
  9. 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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    12th Apr 2013 08:47 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
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    7th Aug 2013 08:57 am Go to last post
  11. 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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  12. 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
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  13. 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
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    6th Mar 2009 09:57 pm Go to last post
  14. Changing scale for dimension text

    I am running AutoCAD '04 and working with architectural drawings with lots of layers. I have dimensioned in model space and find that when the layout is plotted, the text is too small. I have tried...

    Started by darrellk-1‎, 13th Feb 2008 11:29 pm
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  15. 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
  16. 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
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  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Fraction Format With Dimension Text Override

    I am using the following in the text override field for a dimension: 3'-8\S1/2" And this creates 3'-8 1/2" with the fraction as a horizontal format. What I want is a diagonal format for...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 28th Apr 2010 09:00 pm
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  20. How Do I....find a midpoint?

    I think the picture says it please help lol :unsure:

    Started by kaz_gold‎, 24th Mar 2008 05:38 pm
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    27th Mar 2008 05:11 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. 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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  23. 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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    14th Sep 2012 05:58 am Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    5th Feb 2010 05:07 pm Go to last post
  25. Cannot Select Text

    I am using 2007 and cannot seem to select some text items. Happens in mt and dt in existing drawings. Anyone run into this before?

    Started by dswinty‎, 17th Jan 2008 07:23 pm
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    15th Apr 2013 10:06 pm Go to last post

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