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  1. converting 3D poliline in 2D?

    hi all I've searched already online and I just found the command CONVERT, i applied it but my 3d polyline doesn't get converted in 2D.. any other suggestion? basically i need to change the...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 15th Feb 2018 06:20 pm
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  2. Hatch multiple objects that overlap

    Hi guys, I've to hatch multiple objects that sometimes overlap. I don't want that the hatch get removed if the islands are in common.. currently I'm ending the command and start again to avoid that...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 14th Feb 2018 12:26 pm
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  3. Command Line issues - "The object is an external reference"

    Hi all, When using certain commands, my command line repeatedly displays "The object is an external reference" when mousing over an external reference. For example, if I use the Line command,...

    Started by MichaelAllfire‎, 17th Aug 2017 01:31 am
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    14th Feb 2018 09:51 pm Go to last post
  4. How to Draw This Thing?

    How to draw this? See the drawing of mine in attached ACAD file (it's not finish yet). Is there something wrong with my drawing? The R 0.81 make me confuse because it doesn't fit to the...

    Started by basty‎, 28th Jan 2018 03:42 am
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  5. What Font Is This?

    Can someone please tell me what font is used in dimension text as shown in below image?

    Started by basty‎, 3rd Feb 2018 05:11 pm
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  6. How to Draw Dimetric Cube?

    How to draw a dimetric cube? The blue is look right. But the red and green does not look right.

    Started by basty‎, 31st Jan 2018 05:31 am
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  7. Checking Arc Tangencies

    Hi All Was hoping to get some braintrust opinions on what is the best way to check if two joining arcs are actually tangent to each other? i feel like i should perhaps know but its 7:30pm on a...

    Started by united‎, 12th Jan 2018 09:36 am
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  8. Defining Tag Table Height...

    Hey everyone :) This has been an issue for some time, and no matter where I have looked, there has been nothing that even hints that it can be done. So maybe you beautiful minds can prove that...

    Started by Incognito Cube‎, 15th Jan 2018 04:52 pm
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    28th Jan 2018 03:37 am Go to last post
  9. How do you annotate like this?

    Hi guys, I've recently started using AutoCad 2017 in University and i've been given an assignment to complete. One part I am struggling in is annotating like this: I am supposed to replicate...

    Started by murshed2010‎, 25th Jan 2018 12:26 am
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    26th Jan 2018 01:14 pm Go to last post
  10. Get Pline settings as current

    Hi there! A little question.. I'm looking for a command that allow to get the object pline settings (width, layer, color, linetype, and so on) and set as current setting. Have I to write a lisp...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 18th Jan 2018 01:39 pm
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    25th Jan 2018 03:28 am Go to last post
  11. Correct font style not loading

    I have created a font style named MY Standard and load font Arial narrow. But some times when copy and paste the text that in the same drawing,the instead of Arial narrow it loading some other font...

    Started by wimal‎, 22nd Jan 2018 11:17 am
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    23rd Jan 2018 02:42 pm Go to last post
  12. Lisp Create lines and arc

    Is a Lisp possible to create lines and arcs? Original Line:3 Polyline:1 Circle:1 Modified Line:31 Arc:6

    Started by prax3des‎, 22nd Jan 2018 05:01 pm
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  13. How can I use object snap with keyboards?

    I would like to know if it is possible to designate Object snap (EndPoint, MidPoint, Center, etc) with keys. For example Endpoint "EP" Midpoint "MP" Center "C" ... ... ... Thank

    Started by prax3des‎, 22nd Jan 2018 10:59 am
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  14. How to Draw This?

    Can someone please tell me how to draw a continuous curve like below pic (the blue curve) start from point A through point B and end at point C. The one I had drawn on above pic is not...

    Started by basty‎, 21st Jan 2018 05:03 am
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  15. Connecting Dimension & Leader Styles

    Is there a way to connect a dimension style to a mleader style so that when one is selected, the other is auto-selected? If so, can someone give a quick tutorial on how to accomplish this? ...

    Started by robwell‎, 17th Jan 2018 04:05 pm
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    18th Jan 2018 06:52 pm Go to last post
  16. 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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  17. Dynamic Blocks - Rotation

    Hi there, hopefully this is just me being dumb. What I have is an object that I have made into a block, It has a vertical component, which can rotate 6 deg. clockwise and 11 deg....

    Started by Karnak‎, 1st Apr 2015 11:49 am
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    16th Jan 2018 08:45 pm Go to last post
  18. Smile Mulytext selection

    Hi There, i have several text and few polylines in a drawing. I need to select all texts which is interact with or on the polyline. Unfortunately all those texts are created in same layer and...

    Started by BIJI SAMUEL‎, 15th Jan 2018 05:52 pm
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  19. Curved Linetype

    How Can I Make Curved Linetype As Zigzag.

    Started by MR MAN‎, 21st Jun 2008 04:26 pm
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  20. Can't get Block to be same size in multiple views (Annotation issue?)

    hello everyone, I am trying to get a block to come in the same size (paperspace wise) for multiple viewports. I am having some issues with this. I made a block inside of a DWG, i made it...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 5th Jan 2018 04:21 pm
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  21. Unhappy Quickly entering commands tampers with the input

    When I enter a command quickly, it will sometimes duplicate my input into the command line. Example: after selecting, if I press "m" for move, and quickly follow it with spacebar to confirm, I...

    Started by benhubel‎, 2nd Jan 2018 09:59 pm
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  22. Diameter symbol in MTEXT

    Our office has been using the archquik.shx font forever. One thing that always bothered me is that when using MTEXT I cannot get a diameter symbol. I can type the symbol by pressing (ALT+0216),...

    Started by slovenc0417‎, 10th Jan 2018 03:40 pm
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    10th Jan 2018 07:55 pm Go to last post
  23. Find/Replace the level on Room/Door numbers

    I have a project where the architect used a typical plan for floors 4-7. The equipment I provide will be different on each of these floors, so I'll need to cread correct room and door numbers for...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 9th Jan 2018 07:05 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Jan 2018 03:24 am Go to last post
  24. Create Lots of Rays

    Hello, I am using AutoCAD 2015. I am dummie in LISP. I need to creat a lot of rays. And I decided to optimize this process. BUT! When I use simple procedure right in command string: Command:...

    Started by Volk‎, 6th Jan 2018 02:07 am
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Jan 2018 11:22 pm Go to last post
  25. Need help with understanding annotations

    Is there a video guide or tutorial on understanding annotations? I want all my text in model space to be a height of 40 but in layouts, i need them to be 5 regardless of scale in the view ports. ...

    Started by neuri‎, 1st Jan 2018 11:03 am
    • Replies: 7
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    8th Jan 2018 05:33 pm Go to last post

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