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  1. Dimensions and autotracking

    Hi Guys, nneds some help here. I'm new to Autocad so forgive me if i dont use technical terms correctly...i'm having 2 issues which have suddenly popped up...i probably just pressed something by...

    Started by built4thekill‎, 29th Mar 2015 01:13 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    8th Apr 2015 08:13 pm Go to last post
  2. Dimension slots

    What is the correct way to dimension the plate with slots? Base on what i got, does it have enough info for the guys in the shop to fabricate this? Material: SS Unit: Inch Note: Forgot the...

    Started by Sengna‎, 3rd Apr 2015 08:18 pm
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    7th Apr 2015 07:44 pm Go to last post
  3. Layers

    I am currently working on a drawing using Auto Cad 2015. Am unable to select objects on the Defpoints Layer, Was able to do this previously with this particular file. Also am able to select objects...

    Started by Larry Christie‎, 6th Apr 2015 01:53 pm
    layerstate
    • Replies: 1
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    6th Apr 2015 02:00 pm Go to last post
  4. Filllet & Chamfer Problem

    Fillet and chamfer quit working properly. When I try to join 2 lines that are perpendicular nothing happens. The texts on the command line are what they always were with no error messages and ends up...

    Started by Mancelp‎, 3rd Apr 2015 10:05 pm
    chamfer, fillet command problem
    • Replies: 3
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    4th Apr 2015 02:44 pm Go to last post
  5. Parabolic Curves

    Hi all, I design concrete swimming pools... I have a drafting issue that hopefully someone can shed some light on. I have attached a diagram for your reference. I need to draw a curved line that...

    Started by or_isnt_he‎, 3rd Apr 2015 08:59 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Apr 2015 08:49 am Go to last post
  6. Polyline length

    Hello, I'm having problems drawing a simple Polyline. When I select my poing, then right click to bring up my menu, I then select Length. From here, I input 51.0" for 51 inches long. Nothing...

    Started by Casio47‎, 2nd Apr 2015 05:14 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    3rd Apr 2015 09:55 pm Go to last post
  7. Road marking lisp

    Hello, I need to make a road marking (chevron or crosshatch) like this: Does anyone have a lisp which I can use to make this kind of road marking. I am working on Autocad Civil 3D 2014....

    Started by krzyche‎, 6th Aug 2014 10:15 am
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd Apr 2015 07:58 pm Go to last post
  8. Batting linetype

    I need to fill this area with insulation. Is it possible to somehow modify the line so it wouldn't extend over the rectangle?

    Started by silk‎, 2nd Apr 2015 03:52 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    2nd Apr 2015 06:00 pm Go to last post
  9. Lisp to renumber attribute in a block sequentially

    Hello all, I would like to ask for some help for the issue I have in hands now. I have to renumber a huge amount of Columns in a drawing where the reference number of the column is a tag within an...

    Started by acbdcosta‎, 2nd Apr 2015 03:42 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    2nd Apr 2015 04:55 pm Go to last post
  10. Annotative text/dimensions

    Is there a way to have text and dimensions automatically size themselves? I am not sure on the scales that I will be using for my viewports in paper space, but I know what size I want my text. ...

    Started by jquackenbush‎, 1st Apr 2015 05:06 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    2nd Apr 2015 02:13 am Go to last post
  11. Change default "Save As" folder

    Hi, I would like to know if I can change default folder AutoCAD opens when I create a new drawing, and click "Save As". Thanks, Luis.

    Started by laqa‎, 1st Apr 2015 02:18 pm
    save as
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Apr 2015 05:23 pm Go to last post
  12. use command or button during a command

    Is it possible to use a command or button when you are drawing something? For example; I've made a toolbar for changing the polar angle into different angles. One for 30 degrees, one for .......

    Started by Sandervp‎, 26th Mar 2015 11:19 am
    angle, polar, snapang, status toggle
    • Replies: 8
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    1st Apr 2015 07:21 am Go to last post
  13. how to see properties of objects within an xref

    So, I have a drawing with an floor plan that is x reffed in and I am freezing some of the layers to clean it up, but I can't select just one object within the xref to figure out what layer it is on...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 31st Mar 2015 05:20 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    31st Mar 2015 05:54 pm Go to last post
  14. Hatch doesn't appear when applying it from viewport but shows fine on model space.

    I'm drafting for an office that likes to create just one single main drawing with everything on top of it (ARCH, STRUC, MEP) and just work frezzing layers on each viewport so of course I have to use...

    Started by mgmarisa‎, 24th Apr 2013 02:24 am
    • Replies: 8
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    31st Mar 2015 05:49 pm Go to last post
  15. Line type not displaying in model or paperspace correctly

    I've tried MSLTSCALE, LTSCALE and PSLTSCALE set to various numbers, but none of them work. any other suggestions?

    Started by zodiacs‎, 18th Mar 2011 05:48 pm
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    1 2
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    31st Mar 2015 05:38 pm Go to last post
  16. Cannot select x ref at all

    I was in the middle of freezing layers within an x ref I have for this drawing and for some reason I all of a sudden cannot select anything on the Xref at all. Is this a fluke or something? I tried...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 31st Mar 2015 05:09 pm
    xref
    • Replies: 1
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    31st Mar 2015 05:14 pm Go to last post
  17. Modify selection preview in Acad 2015

    Hi, When I selected in acad 2013 and in acad 2014 an object the preview was always dashed with grips. In acad 2015 it is highlighted with grips. where can I modify that back in dashed. Thanks in...

    Started by joopvz‎, 31st Mar 2015 07:58 am
    • Replies: 5
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    31st Mar 2015 02:06 pm Go to last post
  18. AutoCAD 2015 Object Overlap

    I was recently upgraded to AutoCAD 2015 and it seems as though a "tool" from previous versions has either been removed or I can not find out how to turn it on. Before I was upgraded, I could have two...

    Started by Bodwa‎, 27th Mar 2015 12:12 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
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    31st Mar 2015 02:05 pm Go to last post
  19. Question Where can i get help

    Hi guys, Im doing the layout for my friends condo, I took the measurements down and I'm running into problems, does anyone where I can get help?? Are there any sites? Perhaps here? (maybe I'm in...

    Started by Razorcad‎, 30th Mar 2015 05:23 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    31st Mar 2015 08:33 am Go to last post
  20. deleting "current" page setups

    hello all i have a lot of layouts in a dwg and they all use the same "pdf A3" page setup when i go to PLOT. so why are there so many page setups when i go to page setup manager? is it...

    Started by designerstuart‎, 9th Mar 2015 10:33 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    30th Mar 2015 08:22 pm Go to last post
  21. Dimensioning using surveying nomenclature

    have lines drawn to certain bearings and distances based off surveying notes. How can I set Autocad to dimension those lines with the proper nomenclature?

    Started by harley558‎, 29th Mar 2015 12:21 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    30th Mar 2015 07:47 pm Go to last post
  22. Blocks getting inserted at wrong scale

    I ALWAYS work in the metric scale. ALL my drawings are metric. However when I bring in blocks / drawings using insert, very often these new blocks come in at either a very large scale or a very...

    Started by Hsanon‎, 29th Mar 2015 05:09 am
    • Replies: 3
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    30th Mar 2015 03:20 am Go to last post
  23. Annotation style: Line through center of measurement disappears

    I have an annotation style I wrote that shows first feet and inches, then meters below it. The problem is that no matter what I do, I can't have the annotation line go continuously through so that...

    Started by jjatho‎, 25th Mar 2015 04:27 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Mar 2015 02:57 am Go to last post
  24. it’s a blast from the past

    Hi team it’s a blast from the past I trust you are all well and in good spirits on what is a very windy day in this part of the UK Just installed AC 2015 and have a couple of things...

    Started by Bespoke‎, 29th Mar 2015 05:32 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Mar 2015 01:34 am Go to last post
  25. Fonts as Question Marks ???? none of the fixes work!

    Hi everyone- I have Hebrew fonts in my files which show up as question marks on my home computer (AutoCAD 2010) but show up fine on my work computer (AutoCAD 2014). Both computers have the...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 27th Mar 2015 12:25 pm
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 3,445
    29th Mar 2015 10:40 pm Go to last post

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