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  1. Scaling 1:200?

    Bare with me, I'm a newbie. I've only started using AutoCad LT for the past 3 days and have picked things up quite quickly! However, one thing I just cannot seem to get my head around is the scale! I...

    Started by TRB‎, 18th Mar 2015 05:03 am
    • Replies: 4
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    18th Mar 2015 09:47 am Go to last post
  2. Using Parametrics to form a Triangle

    hi everyone! I have a fair amount of CAD experience, just not with using parameters to define geometry. I've looked up videos and manuals and still are unclear on how to solve my problem. ...

    Started by brens‎, 16th Mar 2015 08:24 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    18th Mar 2015 07:12 am Go to last post
  3. Disappearing Text in Block

    I've created a block representing my border and title block complete with logo and company info. I'm setting up a drawing to use as a template that will contain several different layouts and sheet...

    Started by BWW‎, 16th Mar 2015 07:57 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    17th Mar 2015 10:37 pm Go to last post
  4. Laughing Command Line Not Staying Docked - *FIX*

    I'm posting this for any future people encountering the same issue. Hopefully it will save them some frustration! I'm old and I like the Command Line under the tabs. Personal Pref... I tried...

    Started by ILoveMadoka‎, 16th Mar 2015 05:15 pm
    command line, dock, location, lock, permanent
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Mar 2015 05:42 pm Go to last post
  5. Trouble with dimensions on a 2D drawing in Autocad LT 2004

    Hi guys, First time poster - really hoping somebody can help, my Autocad skills are very basic and would really appreciate your input. I've tried to Google the problem and failed miserably. I...

    Started by peterg37‎, 13th Mar 2015 05:19 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    13th Mar 2015 08:52 pm Go to last post
  6. Exclamation Searching TREE BLOCKS

    Hello guys and greetings from Greece! I'm working on my thesis, and i need immediately some tree or bush blocks for an autocad project. I'm currently working on Autocad 2013. Thank you all!

    Started by salaxi‎, 13th Mar 2015 10:38 am
    autocad, tree, tree blocks, tree design, trees
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Mar 2015 12:25 pm Go to last post
  7. annotation error

    Hi, Please look for this 2D drawning. Here will see a drawning with a 1:5 scale. When i do the command scale (5x) for measure the real drawning at 1:1, the annotation its not correct. See...

    Started by joao56777‎, 13th Mar 2015 10:41 am
    • Replies: 0
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    13th Mar 2015 10:41 am Go to last post
  8. Cannot copy the objects from one layer to another in dxf file

    I created the pcb (pcad) and exported to autocad. But I need to show different layers of pcb, so I need to move bottom objects to top layer. But I cannot do it in autocad 2008.No yhrough the...

    Started by kadd‎, 11th Mar 2015 06:36 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    12th Mar 2015 12:05 pm Go to last post
  9. group

    Hello, I have a simple question - is it possible to make a clipping boundary for a GROUP? Thank you

    Started by SIDRIX‎, 10th Mar 2015 02:47 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Mar 2015 04:46 pm Go to last post
  10. block insertion scale - x 25.4 wrong size

    hi clever peeps i have two drawings - the same in every respect except one that i cannot find. when i INSERT blocks to one they come in 25.4 times too small. clearly this is the fault of those...

    Started by designerstuart‎, 9th Mar 2015 12:23 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    10th Mar 2015 02:25 pm Go to last post
  11. Colours autocad to pdf

    Hi, How can i put the colours more visible, in transfer the dwg file to pdf file. I have made the render, stainless steel, and then when i export the dwg file to pdf, the object is very dark. ...

    Started by joao56777‎, 9th Mar 2015 10:34 am
    • Replies: 0
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    9th Mar 2015 10:34 am Go to last post
  12. fillet with square corners instead of arc?

    Hello. Is there a command or routine that can be used to create corners of two lines/arcs, just like the fillet command does, but square instead? What I'm looking for is a way add that red...

    Started by vanowm‎, 7th Mar 2015 10:45 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,884
    9th Mar 2015 08:28 am Go to last post
  13. Field for counting polylines

    Does anyone know of a field expression or lisp routine that will allow me to display a count of the number of polylines on any specified layer? I would like the number displayed to be able to update...

    Started by battman‎, 5th Mar 2015 11:22 pm
    count, field, lisp, polyline
    • Replies: 1
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    6th Mar 2015 07:02 am Go to last post
  14. How to apply layering & pagesetups to Tool Palettes?

    How to apply layering & pagesetups to Tool Palettes? Is that possible? I just looking for a quick & efficient way to drag/apply to current working drawing.

    Started by vernonlee‎, 17th Feb 2015 01:39 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    6th Mar 2015 06:50 am Go to last post
  15. Unhappy How to Install of my AUTOCAD LT 2009 in window 8.1 OS

    I have licenced version of AUTOCAD 2009. It was working on win Xp now, on account of discontinuance of XP support. I changed my old computer with a laptop. I am a retired person will you kindly help...

    Started by swapan basu‎, 5th Mar 2015 02:34 pm
    autocad 2009, window 8.1
    • Replies: 6
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    6th Mar 2015 03:43 am Go to last post
  16. Link line length to a mtext field?

    I am sure it is easy just not sure where to look. I want to link the length of a line/polyline in model space to mtext in paper space. Thanks

    Started by jbgraphic‎, 4th Mar 2015 06:28 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Mar 2015 11:53 pm Go to last post
  17. Losing the Linetype from XREFS

    Hello, We xref and draw in Model Space then use viewports with title blocks scaled accordingly to the LTSCALE in Paper Space (i.e. 1"=50'-0" would have a setting of LTSCALE: 600). So this...

    Started by the_arkitek‎, 4th Mar 2015 05:12 pm
    lintypes, ltscale, scale, viewports, xref
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Mar 2015 06:24 pm Go to last post
  18. Mtext

    I have a question about MTEXT... specifically the tab and indents at the top of the MTEXT input window, how can I set the "tolerance" of the ruler? currently the ruler shows 1/8" increments and...

    Started by TOBYBEAR‎, 2nd Mar 2015 07:33 pm
    indents, mtext, rulers, tabs
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Mar 2015 12:50 pm Go to last post
  19. Strange annotation

    Good afternoon, Why that annotation is not correct by the measurement that i made in autocad. Look any annotation have different value than the annotation previously put by the client. Please...

    Started by joao56777‎, 27th Feb 2015 04:12 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    2nd Mar 2015 02:37 pm Go to last post
  20. Closed Property Boundary with angles

    Hello, I have a question pertaining to drawing a closed property line with angles between two lines. I have included a photo for further clarification. The length of each line are not included,...

    Started by BradLambier‎, 27th Feb 2015 12:44 am
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,582
    28th Feb 2015 11:32 pm Go to last post
  21. PDF Insert 2007

    Hi guys, I was just wondering how one goes about inserting a pdf file in a layout in AutoCAD 2007. I've been using 2014 & its pretty straight forward but having trouble figuring it out on 2007? ...

    Started by Franklyn83‎, 23rd Feb 2015 01:28 am
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,560
    27th Feb 2015 06:49 pm Go to last post
  22. DotSoft's old DWG Strip

    Some of you may remember DotSoft's DWG Strip that put a tab at the bottom of ACAD for every drawing you had open. I just got a new computer. I lost DWG Strip. I can not find it on DotSoft's...

    Started by Arizona‎, 23rd Feb 2015 10:11 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,627
    26th Feb 2015 12:11 am Go to last post
  23. Dimension unit labels

    Hi all, How do you get the inch or foot or labels to show. I have the numerical value, but I'd like the " symbol to show up to indicate inches. Thanks,

    Started by GISdude‎, 25th Feb 2015 05:42 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,697
    25th Feb 2015 06:47 pm Go to last post
  24. select invisible insert point

    Hi, I have a few blocks, containing attributes, but no lines (or anything else). All blocks are inserted on the same point. There is nothing visible on that insert point. It would be nice to...

    Started by Emmanuel Delay‎, 25th Feb 2015 11:39 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
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    25th Feb 2015 05:25 pm Go to last post
  25. Help "linked text" by using "Insert field" issues

    Recently, I am trying to use fields to control date and month in a Mtext. Setup as follow: 2014-01-15 ('01' is a linked text value from a block attribute object. I want to control the month)....

    Started by tunglete‎, 25th Feb 2015 07:11 am
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 954
    25th Feb 2015 07:11 am Go to last post

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