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Troublesome text, units & scales, object snaps, dimensions, annotation, linetypes, toolbars, geometry, measurement...? Help is at hand.

  1. Which one is correct for this dimension method?

    Which method is the correct way to dimension the location of the door for the floor plan top of the bottom one (on pic below)? i am not sure if i should reference from the wall to the center of door...

    Started by Sengna‎, 13th Feb 2015 07:30 pm
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    16th Feb 2015 02:45 am Go to last post
  2. Idea Help jog my memory

    ok long time ago I did this, and have a project that is needing something similar.... say you have a campground, there is a green block and if you click on it, it will give you info like size,...

    Started by Jeremykc1977‎, 13th Feb 2015 04:37 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Feb 2015 12:58 am Go to last post
  3. Toolbar

    The CAD Dept here just installed AutoCAD2015 on Win7 computers and we came across some icons that are hard to read in the toolbar. Please see pictures below. Co-worker 1 Light - Strange.jpg =...

    Started by gofindsam‎, 13th Feb 2015 05:24 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    13th Feb 2015 08:32 pm Go to last post
  4. Linetype not displaying properly

    I have a linetype that should show as 2 slashes thru a solid line. Has been working for years. I recently upgraded to 2015 from 2011 and now the slashes are below the line. My MSLTSCALE and PSLTSCALE...

    Started by SteveGio‎, 2nd Feb 2015 06:13 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    12th Feb 2015 10:00 pm Go to last post
  5. Lighting Fixture Schedule - Best Practice

    As of now, my firm has a generic grid box with fixture tags on the left and a description of the light with some watt/lamp info on the right. I was wondering if anyone else had a better approach...

    Started by lkenshalo‎, 10th Feb 2015 08:32 am
    • Replies: 9
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    10th Feb 2015 08:30 pm Go to last post
  6. AutoCAD 2015 missing properties panel in home tab -

    I just upgraded to AutoCAD 2015. There is no properties panel in my home tab, not there when I right-click, not in the cui - where did it go and how can I get it back?

    Started by r-key-tect‎, 18th Nov 2014 09:51 pm
    properties panel, ribbon
    • Replies: 4
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    10th Feb 2015 05:02 pm Go to last post
  7. Where is the Match Properties icon (paintbrush) on Autocad 2015 for Mac?

    anyone knows if there is an icon to this command like in Autocad windows? I am using 2015 for mac and can use the command by either typing it or go to the Modify menu but would like to use a...

    Started by icad‎, 7th Feb 2015 04:00 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Feb 2015 03:52 pm Go to last post
  8. customizing toolbar

    I am a new collage student and learning Autocad for the first time. Trying to customize my toolbar from being at the top to have it vertical on the sides for the design commands. What are the...

    Started by jessehitt‎, 9th Feb 2015 03:11 am
    • Replies: 2
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    9th Feb 2015 03:49 pm Go to last post
  9. HELP: Dimension text will change to a wrong measurment when dimension text is moved

    I am facing this issue & i need to get to the bottom of this. It is an existing drawing. When i do a dimension base on existing style, & when i adjust the dim text position, it will change to a...

    Started by vernonlee‎, 6th Feb 2015 11:50 am
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    9th Feb 2015 01:59 am Go to last post
  10. Problem assigning a shortcut menu to Ctrl+Click Mouse button 2

    Int the CUI I have created my own shortcut menu. I wish to assign this to the Ctrl+Click Button 2 mouse button. When I do, it also changes the Shift+Click Button 2 to my new shortcut menu which is...

    Started by Gnarls‎, 8th Feb 2015 04:46 am
    cui, mouse button, shortcut menu
    • Replies: 0
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    8th Feb 2015 04:46 am Go to last post
  11. Autocad 2015 Mac - how to separate the tool menus

    Hi, Can I have a seperate toolbox for drafting tools and a modify on the Mac version? I constantly have to switch between the two by using the drop-down menu at the top of the toolbox but it is...

    Started by icad‎, 7th Feb 2015 04:05 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Feb 2015 04:19 pm Go to last post
  12. where is the design centre in Autocad 2015 for Mac

    Hi, I am using the design centre a lot when bringing templates and layers from other drawings. Now I am working on Mac with Cad 2015 and only see Content. That is great but how do I bring my layers...

    Started by icad‎, 5th Feb 2015 12:18 am
    • Replies: 7
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    7th Feb 2015 03:55 pm Go to last post
  13. Paste in original coords all geometry from one layer

    As the subject states I'm looking for a way to copy in original coords from one dwg to another all the geometry from one layer, without going through freeze/thaw procedure given the fact numerous...

    Started by rocneasta‎, 5th Feb 2015 11:47 am
    • Replies: 5
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    6th Feb 2015 02:58 pm Go to last post
  14. Lines appear when printing but are not in paper or model space.

    Hi, My boss was working on my drawing and has somehow managed to mess it up! On drawing 101 and 102 there are lines which cut right across the building; they are not in model or paper space. I...

    Started by Andrew30‎, 6th Feb 2015 01:23 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Feb 2015 01:40 pm Go to last post
  15. Changing Degree of Spline

    How do you change the degree of a spline in AutoCAD?

    Started by basty‎, 5th Feb 2015 06:23 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    5th Feb 2015 06:23 pm Go to last post
  16. Text associated to a viewport

    I have a drawing that has multiple viewports at different ucs rotations. With each viewport I want the text to be a true horizontal to the viewport. The problem is that text from one...

    Started by jquackenbush‎, 4th Feb 2015 08:31 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    5th Feb 2015 02:31 pm Go to last post
  17. Angry Invisible Entities in the OZONE ...

    Hi, I am challenged with a drawing that has unwanted invisible entities in the ozone. I know this because when I upload the drawing into my Space Management application, the zoom extents is...

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 4th Feb 2015 01:31 am
    • Replies: 7
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    5th Feb 2015 03:49 am Go to last post
  18. Scaling with a reference point

    It has been a while since I posted in here. I don't like when I have to post something that I have done before and know how to do, but it seems this time, I cant figure it out no matter what I do. ...

    Started by CADLee‎, 1st Feb 2015 02:10 am
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    4th Feb 2015 09:55 pm Go to last post
  19. Linetypes embedded in drawings? How to edit?

    Hi, I've inherited some drawings which use a lot of custom linetypes which seem to be embedded into the drawing itself. I want to edit them but am unable to locate them. I've checked the...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 23rd Jan 2015 05:14 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    4th Feb 2015 02:59 pm Go to last post
  20. Using TEXT command in shell window

    Hello all, I'm having a problem I can not solve and I was hoping someone might give me a hand. I need to post on a 2D drawing a lot of text values in precise locations. I have a table with the...

    Started by Green_Alex‎, 3rd Feb 2015 06:15 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Feb 2015 08:17 am Go to last post
  21. Divide Command - Inserting Block - Scale of block Changes

    Hello, I know this is a user error on my part, Bu I cannot figure this out for the life of me. My company have a set of blocks in a .dwg file on its own - let's say they are circles with radii...

    Started by edoll‎, 3rd Feb 2015 07:34 pm
    block, divide, insert block, scale, units
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Feb 2015 02:43 am Go to last post
  22. Question: Automating Layer Creation/Properties

    Hello All, I work with projects that require several layers. I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to automatically create x number of layers with names like "name_1," "name_2," "name_..."...

    Started by Beeftimer‎, 16th Jan 2015 02:37 pm
    automated, automatic, layer color, layers, naming
    • Replies: 6
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    2nd Feb 2015 09:14 pm Go to last post
  23. Multiple Parameter in One Lookup Table

    Hey guys. For work I'm trying to make a Hex Bolt block that has three views: one with just the bolt, one with just the nut, and one with the two combined. I've gotten the views down for one size. The...

    Started by jgentry94‎, 2nd Feb 2015 07:00 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    2nd Feb 2015 07:00 pm Go to last post
  24. Hatch Islands Not Displaying Their Hatch

    This one is driving me crazy. I want to hatch the arrow...and the inside islands of the letters P, A and R. It's very important that the hatch be done all at one time, because I'm applying a...

    Started by Croweyes1121‎, 31st Jan 2015 11:23 pm
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,997
    2nd Feb 2015 06:21 pm Go to last post
  25. How to convert Polylines to Polygons?

    This is my first semester using AutoCAD (architecture student here). On my file I have some polylines that are the streets. So, they look like rectangles and curves, etc. I am working also on a 3D...

    Started by gabbygarcia‎, 20th Sep 2012 06:22 am
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 8,460
    2nd Feb 2015 10:26 am Go to last post

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