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  1. Diameter Extension lines

    Hi, I want to use diameter extension lines to span the diameter of the circle by forcing the dimension line to be on. When I do that, the arrows are on the outside of the diameter and I want them on...

    Started by Mase123y‎, 6th May 2013 01:19 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    7th May 2013 05:53 pm Go to last post
  2. invisible Mtext

    I have am mtext copied from the same drawing and pasted on same layer. I rotated the mtext by 90 degree to make it vertical. Now when i double click it for editing the text is not visible, when...

    Started by anp2012‎, 7th May 2013 09:10 am
    • Replies: 3
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    7th May 2013 01:10 pm Go to last post
  3. quick aligning text 's centres along a vertical axis?

    I have a drawing with lots of text of rooms and their sizes. I would like to align the centers of the text so that they have all a middle alignment. just like in coreldraw we have an option of...

    Started by rock1‎, 20th Jan 2012 06:38 am
    • Replies: 6
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    7th May 2013 07:22 am Go to last post
  4. Hatch command to match existing hatch

    I've migrated from 2005 to 2014 LT and wondered if they have added to the hatch commands. I've looked and haven't found anything. Is there a command that you can pick a hatch pattern already shown on...

    Started by Dan H‎, 6th May 2013 06:23 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    6th May 2013 07:08 pm Go to last post
  5. Question Stretch Command Functioning Differently

    Many many times have i used the stretch command without any dramas. I now have a new PC with AUTOCAD 2010. Since the upgrade my stretch command seems to act differently. If i go to stretch a...

    Started by CiCAD‎, 29th Apr 2013 11:59 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    6th May 2013 06:25 pm Go to last post
  6. annotative scale

    Hi all, I am super confuse about how to setup the scale of drawing. :( Luckily, I found an CAD template that already have scaled text and dimension size setup. now, I have to set different...

    Started by gafemon‎, 3rd May 2013 05:26 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    3rd May 2013 06:15 pm Go to last post
  7. Locking cursor to z-value '0' when snapping to 3D points

    Apparently you can draw 2D lines in Microstation and even snap to 3D points while still keeping your cursor to x,y,0. They "lock" the cursor to z-value '0'. Is this possible in AutoCAD?

    Started by No Clue‎, 30th Apr 2013 03:59 pm
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    1st May 2013 12:58 pm Go to last post
  8. Smile Multiple Hatch Grip Removal

    Hi Guys, Trying to remove multiple hatch grips. My problem is as simple as that! Since 2011 brought in the pop-up option, single grips can be removed with this method. But when I want to...

    Started by nsc23‎, 24th Apr 2013 06:54 am
    grips, hatch, remove
    • Replies: 1
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    1st May 2013 04:12 am Go to last post
  9. Angry Scalelistedit not working.... Autocad 2008

    All my drawings have loads and loads of obsolete scales on them. Trouble is, when I run the scalelistedit function, Autocad 2008 comes up with the following message: 'Unhandled exception has...

    Started by Marnissim‎, 30th Apr 2013 03:22 pm
    scalelist, scalelistedit
    • Replies: 9
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    1st May 2013 01:45 am Go to last post
  10. Drawing Units all messed Up!

    Hello All... So I have this drawing, which has been annihilated by many different people. One area of concern (among many) is the drawing units...some objects are in inches, some in Millimeters,...

    Started by Casio47‎, 25th Apr 2013 04:18 pm
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    • Replies: 16
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    29th Apr 2013 02:57 pm Go to last post
  11. Unhappy Missing properties of objects in Autocad architecture

    I used architecture on my pc. I installed Autocad on another pc with the same Serial code. I can see on the top that my version suddenly is a Educational version. I'm telling you this because i don't...

    Started by Basgielen‎, 26th Apr 2013 12:32 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    29th Apr 2013 11:48 am Go to last post
  12. Create a New Linetype

    I looked through other threads and I still couldnt get it figured out. I am trying to make a linetype like the attached image...any help is appreciated.

    Started by dwhite16‎, 25th Apr 2013 12:57 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    26th Apr 2013 07:11 pm Go to last post
  13. Layering 1/2" bars

    Hi there. I draw a lot of custom metal products at my work, many times they require an isometric view to fully understand what needs to be fabricated. My problem is, I need to show what is welded...

    Started by jesskeene‎, 25th Apr 2013 06:58 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 17
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    26th Apr 2013 07:03 pm Go to last post
  14. Moving objects from one layer to another, insuring that their location is fixed

    I am using Autocad 11. I am working on some 12 year old drawings for a railroad museum. They are a mess. They look like they were done be an old pencil guy. Lots of views all over the drawing...

    Started by Michael Duckett‎, 26th Apr 2013 10:40 am
    layers, moving, objects
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,003
    26th Apr 2013 03:48 pm Go to last post
  15. Attribute Text

    Is there anyway to move attributes up or down on the list of a titleblock? I like everything for Rev 1 to be together (Drawn By, Checked By, Approved By, Date, Description, and Rev Number)...However,...

    Started by Isham_Dean21‎, 25th Apr 2013 05:20 pm
    attributes, titleblock
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Apr 2013 05:30 pm Go to last post
  16. Dimensioning Tooltip

    Everything I draw is metric. I've got my templates set up and all my paper space scaled appropriately. All dimensions are as they should be. The annoying thing is when I'm drawing a dimension, the...

    Started by DKWatson‎, 25th Apr 2013 07:50 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 685
    25th Apr 2013 12:43 pm Go to last post
  17. New document not scaled correctly?

    Hi Folks, Just started using autocad 2013 this weekend and was able to create a document and draw some rectangles with specific dimensions for a project I'm working on. The idea is to print it...

    Started by edowney‎, 22nd Apr 2013 01:52 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    24th Apr 2013 04:26 pm Go to last post
  18. Dimension Line Gap

    I need to routinely insert text into or near my dimensions but my dimensions need to be kept as basic dimensions meaning they need to have the box around them as in the picture. What I want to do is...

    Started by Mase123y‎, 24th Apr 2013 02:31 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    24th Apr 2013 03:36 pm Go to last post
  19. Looking LISP for Clean/remove overlay text

    Im looking for lisp for deleting overlay text. currently i have to do it one by one manually.

    Started by GEODS‎, 24th Apr 2013 06:24 am
    • Replies: 1
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    24th Apr 2013 12:10 pm Go to last post
  20. Renovation plans overlapping 2d lines

    Hi everyone, Im currently drawing renovation plans, sections and elevations, and i have a prexisting set of drawings, a after renovation set of drawings and would like to achieve the intersecting...

    Started by cmrao‎, 19th Apr 2013 05:25 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    24th Apr 2013 11:04 am Go to last post
  21. Polyline plotting vs. line plotting thickness

    Hi All, Click this link below to see my issue: http://postimage.org/image/hpjjo796z/ Despite numerous different efforts, I can't get my polylines to plot at the same weight as my standard...

    Started by nsc23‎, 22nd Feb 2013 12:17 am
    • Replies: 7
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    24th Apr 2013 07:09 am Go to last post
  22. UCS messing with copy paste basepoint?

    Anyone know how to set 0 quardinates without screwing with the copy paste base point? I use the command UCS, Object, Select my base point and measure from there rather than cluttering measurement...

    Started by Kemphas‎, 15th Apr 2013 05:11 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    24th Apr 2013 03:48 am Go to last post
  23. assoc code (60 . 0) make objects invisible

    I have this CAD file showing a general layout plan, when I checking the drawing, I found there were lots of "invisible" objects in my drawing. (for example it tells me there are 165 objects in...

    Started by LauKwokFai‎, 18th Oct 2009 09:03 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    23rd Apr 2013 06:18 pm Go to last post
  24. Question Rotated text in custom linetype won't center

    I've created my first line type (woohoo!) but the rotated V that I used as an "arrow" won't center and I'm having a difficult time understanding why so that I can fix it. I am aware that linetypes...

    Started by hcostanzo‎, 18th Apr 2013 09:27 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Apr 2013 11:28 am Go to last post
  25. screening an xrefed-in drawing

    I want to bring a base drawing (drawing A) into another drawing (drawing B), but have it screened (say, at 35%) so that the information overlaid onto it in drawing B (unscreened) is brighter, and...

    Started by sweiss‎, 18th Apr 2013 10:30 pm
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    1 2 3
    • Replies: 24
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    22nd Apr 2013 08:36 pm Go to last post

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