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  1. Line type display - incorrect

    According to this both files have same settings. But in test 2 drawing hidden lines does not displayed. What is the solution ?

    Started by wimal‎, 15th Nov 2017 07:25 am
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    17th Nov 2017 04:35 am Go to last post
  2. Question Placing text in box and 'tl' command

    On the left box, shown in the screen shot, I'm trying to enter the words "Drawn by:" in the top left corner of this box in small text. I think there is use of a "tl" (top left) command though it...

    Started by L-P‎, 15th Nov 2017 08:14 pm
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    16th Nov 2017 04:10 pm Go to last post

    I am trying to adjust a block that I got from the AutoCAD Design Centre to my specific length but it would only grow / scale to its preset constraint measurements, EXAMPLE I want 2000 units but it...

    Started by Thando‎, 14th Nov 2017 06:37 am
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Nov 2017 01:14 pm Go to last post
  4. Edit value dinamic block for an attribute, It´s Possible?

    Hi, I'm new my name is David. I have a headache with this autocad problem. The problem is the following: By changing the angle (A) for example 80 ° in the circumference figure will indicate the...

    Started by prax3des‎, 14th Nov 2017 12:36 pm
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    14th Nov 2017 12:36 pm Go to last post
  5. Need help about fire alarm design in autocad 2014.

    Hello I just started working in a fire detection and protection company. I never used autocad before. I just installed autocad 2014 in my laptop. How can I start learning fire alarm system design?...

    Started by rajib_dhk143‎, 2nd Mar 2017 03:54 pm
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    12th Nov 2017 07:51 pm Go to last post
  6. Smile Frame font changes automatically

    Hi guys, I am working on CAD 2011 LT. Yesterday, I was working on my drawings and just realized that all the fonts size changed bigger:o (please see the attached photo). I already check the width...

    Started by harrydang‎, 23rd Oct 2017 11:43 pm
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    10th Nov 2017 04:58 am Go to last post
  7. How to link the title of several dwg files in another file?

    Hello¡¡ How to link the title of several dwg files in another file? I put a graphic example 1- Test.dwg 2- Select Files dwg (Link dwg)

    Started by titoprax‎, 6th Nov 2017 01:55 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    8th Nov 2017 02:34 pm Go to last post
  8. I am in need of help using the Arc tool

    Someone here please share with me the command sequence needed to put a .125" radius, between the end points of two lines using the arc tool. Thanking you is, Chubarka

    Started by chubarka‎, 6th Nov 2017 07:36 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    7th Nov 2017 03:01 pm Go to last post
  9. Isometric drawing given two orthographic views

    How can we draw on paper, an ISOMETRIC projection if we are only given two views on paper

    Started by Thando‎, 3rd Nov 2017 10:02 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    6th Nov 2017 04:52 pm Go to last post
  10. Smile Total Station Field Measurements (NEZ) to 2D Building Elevation

    I have a need to take NEZ data from a traditional survey total station and project it to a 2D surface in AutoCAD as a building elevation. Does anyone have experience with this? Is there a 3rd...

    Started by Kasey58‎, 1st Nov 2017 03:51 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    6th Nov 2017 03:41 pm Go to last post
  11. Problem with Tool Palettes blocks need redefine

    Hi Guys, My name is Peter and this is my first post on this forum. Was hoping if anyone can help me with a problem I have with Tool palettes blocks? I keep on having to Redefine my tool...

    Started by GTF‎, 2nd Nov 2017 10:55 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Nov 2017 03:40 pm Go to last post
  12. Dimension Line Full

    Hi Does anyone know where the setting to make the Dimension line full as the picture on the left left side. The picture on the right will not turn into a full line just half. Thanks for the...

    Started by ChristopherM‎, 30th Oct 2017 10:00 am
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    2nd Nov 2017 08:50 pm Go to last post
  13. Formulas that are not Seen

    friends greetings ... a help ... in the computer of my work the tables of autocad I can not see the formulas, but in my house if I see them ... where is the detail ... because I need to see them ......

    Started by rubio_jose‎, 31st Oct 2017 06:50 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    31st Oct 2017 07:29 pm Go to last post
  14. Scaling in Model and Paper space

    I have done an exercise in Model Space, with scale 1:2, and I have Formatted the Points to be 2mm, which is a good size for the model space drawing ( attached), and stored this in the template I use...

    Started by PJ01‎, 27th Oct 2017 12:51 pm
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    29th Oct 2017 11:59 pm Go to last post
  15. Snapping

    Hello there! I have a fairly simple question, but it has been bugging me for a while now. I know that there are many different snap settings. But for example if I take some type of snap, I drag...

    Started by rihiz‎, 24th Oct 2017 08:15 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    26th Oct 2017 01:57 am Go to last post
  16. fields as attributes/sheet set title block/dont plot empty fields?

    hi all i have a title block with all the components (attributes) set as fields. i would like to set the fields as attributes to the title block 'block' so it can be used as the template to start a...

    Started by jt6572‎, 24th Oct 2017 02:41 am
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    25th Oct 2017 12:37 pm Go to last post
  17. Viewing arcs

    I have drawn some arcs to create a long ribbon-shaped line and every time I re-open the drawing the curbes of those arcs are changed to straight lines with corners. How do I get the curves back?

    Started by Kristen N‎, 23rd Oct 2017 10:47 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    24th Oct 2017 03:25 pm Go to last post
  18. I see the lines but can't select them!!!!!

    I have a strange thing that recently started on a file that I've been working for a while. All of a sudden I can't select line/poly lines to modify, howe3ver I can with others on the same layer. I've...

    Started by araslan‎, 9th Apr 2008 07:56 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 18
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    22nd Oct 2017 11:21 am Go to last post
  19. Selecting Broken Ellipse

    Is anyone else having issues picking an Ellipse that has been broken? I can only pick it if I pick the end of the ellipse. Sometimes I can only pick one end of the ellipse and not the other. ...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 29th Sep 2017 09:04 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    16th Oct 2017 02:48 pm Go to last post
  20. How to change size of all text within a block?

    Hi all, I am trying to change the size of the text of the 'dimensions' in this drawing. However they are in a block and when you edit the block they are no longer dimensions as it seems they have...

    Started by scoey1001‎, 13th Oct 2017 03:40 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    13th Oct 2017 04:11 pm Go to last post
  21. 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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    • Replies: 26
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    12th Oct 2017 01:32 pm Go to last post
  22. AutoCAD Connected blocks

    Dear fellow autocad users. I am working on a large project involving many different and very specific doors. The doors we are using in plan view are simple dynamic door blocks with a fiew different...

    Started by daniel berg‎, 6th Oct 2017 03:52 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    7th Oct 2017 03:22 am Go to last post
  23. Offset polyline trimming

    I am hoping this will be a simple fix, but searching for the answer has turned up nothing. If I offset a self-intersecting polyline, it trims the offset anywhere that it crosses the original...

    Started by benhubel‎, 4th Oct 2017 04:20 pm
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 665
    4th Oct 2017 04:20 pm Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. Setting Fraction Format in Alternate Units

    Using AC 2018 again today and ran into this issue. I'm drawing in model space one-to-one and using inches for units. But I have to submit to a client who uses cm for units so I'm turning on alternate...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 28th Sep 2017 01:01 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,013
    29th Sep 2017 02:46 pm Go to last post

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