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  1. Question How to find out the geometrical properties (orientation) of a surface in a 3D space

    Hello everyone :) , following this graphical representation: I was wondering if there is a method in autocad to know the orientation of the red surface inside the 3rd cube (cube nr. 1 and 2...

    Started by castagnaccio‎, 21st Jul 2014 10:12 am
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Jul 2014 10:55 am Go to last post
  2. Dim Style properties tool???

    How can i get the dim style drop down show up on the top of my ribbon somewhere, what i can do right now is that i can click on any dims on my drawing and the dim would show on the quick properties...

    Started by Sengna‎, 16th Jul 2014 09:55 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    19th Jul 2014 12:36 am Go to last post
  3. Is it possible to have different LTSCALE's in different layouts?

    I have a large site plan drawing with 3 separate layouts. The first one is 1"= 200' and I would like the ltscale to be 0.4 so that the custom linetypes show up correctly. In the second layout the...

    Started by wsucad‎, 17th Jul 2014 08:16 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Jul 2014 05:09 pm Go to last post
  4. Determine what a viewport's custom scale is

    Hi all, Does anyone know of a way to determine what the custom scale of a viewport is? I have some existing drawings that are using non-standard scales and simply state 'Custom' in their...

    Started by blowther‎, 17th Jul 2014 10:03 am
    scale, viewport
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Jul 2014 11:37 am Go to last post
  5. Aligned dimension text different rotation in different areas of drawing

    My colleague has just showed me something that is happening in the drawing he is working on (made originally by a client with their own dim style). When he is using the annotation aligned tool to...

    Started by MrTapir‎, 15th Jul 2014 03:53 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    16th Jul 2014 04:13 pm Go to last post
  6. Smile problem with dimensioning

    AutoCAD 2013 Vanilla problem. Textsize is set to 2.5. I draw a rectangle in model space and set dimscale to 5. Then dimension the rectangle. When I select the dimension text Mtext show it as 2.5...

    Started by abkb12‎, 11th Jul 2014 05:53 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    15th Jul 2014 08:32 pm Go to last post
  7. Can you displaying a property label in a dynamic block?

    Hi All. Is there a way to display the property label from a dynamic block parameter as text within the block iteslf? Basically I'm creating a dynamic block that can be flipped and it needs to...

    Started by DDP‎, 4th Apr 2014 01:08 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    15th Jul 2014 02:21 pm Go to last post
  8. Unhappy Size variation between blocks Using replace block with another block

    Hi, Size variation between blocks Using replace block with another block…….while I am trying to replace insulation block of other project drawing which is looking graphically same with various...

    Started by narendra‎, 15th Jul 2014 12:32 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    15th Jul 2014 12:32 pm Go to last post
  9. Acad.pgp

    Hi everyone, After a long absence I'm back drafting and working more with CAD. However, I have the problem that I'm in Spain and the company I work for has AutoCAD 2014 in Spanish which is...

    Started by Shiloh‎, 13th Jul 2014 11:23 am
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Jul 2014 12:55 pm Go to last post
  10. How to get rid of this blue rectangle? Autocad 2014

    just upgrade to 2014 Autocad, i was wondering how can i get rid or remove this blue icon? it's very annoying. I don't know where it came from. I might have accidently turned it on somewhere on the...

    Started by Sengna‎, 11th Jul 2014 06:54 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 4,447
    11th Jul 2014 10:20 pm Go to last post
  11. engineer scale

    Hello, I am having a frustration moment. I have used autocad for awhile and never had problems with scales in both architectural and metric. For the first time I have to have my drawing setup so...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 9th Jul 2014 08:38 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Jul 2014 04:59 pm Go to last post
  12. Drawing is pixelated when zoomed in paper space

    Hi, Is there a way to change the resolution of the drawing when zooming in in paperspace? not in a viewport.? Thanks in advance

    Started by callvey‎, 9th Jul 2014 01:40 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    10th Jul 2014 01:17 pm Go to last post
  13. Table Cells Appearing Outside of Table Borders

    Hello, So today I was trying to create a simple table for a table of contents, then this crap starts happening. I started a new drawing and it still happens. I audited the drawing and nothing. ...

    Started by PaulS00‎, 1st Jul 2014 09:30 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Jul 2014 12:08 pm Go to last post
  14. Using Constraints and Stretching Commands in Dynamic Block

    Hi all, I was trying last week to make a dynamic block and my technique got too complicated. So I'm trying to figure out a base stencil with 3 Polylines where the first and third are identical but...

    Started by numberOCD‎, 7th Jul 2014 07:40 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  15. Can I synchronize three separate rotations in a dynamic block?

    Morning, I'm working on a block with a few variables I'm trying to synchronize. I've worked dynamic blocks in the past for mirror imaging stretches, but is there a way I could sync it so when I...

    Started by numberOCD‎, 1st Jul 2014 01:55 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    1st Jul 2014 03:49 pm Go to last post
  16. Smile Font does not appear in the Text Style

    Hi all, I am new to AutoCAD so please help. There is a font named Helvetica Neue Light which I think is only available in Macs, not in Windows, so I tried to install that font by copy and paste...

    Started by phankhanhvan‎, 30th Jun 2014 11:42 am
    • Replies: 0
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    30th Jun 2014 11:42 am Go to last post
  17. Grab a hatch?

    If I get a file with a hatch I'd like to save as my own, is there a quick way to do this (besides for contacting the sender and asking for their PAT or obsessively searching online?) I can see in...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 30th Jun 2014 08:42 am
    • Replies: 5
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    30th Jun 2014 10:28 am Go to last post
  18. Can I tell 2014 not to show whole xref when moving xclipped reference?

    Not a major issue but it is something that is bothering me at the moment. I have x-reffed my floor plans into my stair detail drawing to ensure that my drawing coordinate. As the plans are of a...

    Started by Glen1980‎, 27th Jun 2014 09:20 am
    x-clip, xclip
    • Replies: 9
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    30th Jun 2014 08:07 am Go to last post
  19. Snap to dimension line

    Hi people, I need help regarding the snaps command. Im trying to start a line from the basepoint (the point where the dimension line is anchored to) of a dimension line. However when I want to start...

    Started by yayingo‎, 25th Jun 2014 04:27 pm
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 28
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    26th Jun 2014 02:33 am Go to last post
  20. Copy & Paste

    Hi, I sometimes have trouble copying details from one drg file to another, it happens intermittently and I can't figure out why, any ideas? Fies attached for info, I am trying to copy from layout...

    Started by WERDNA‎, 25th Jun 2014 10:56 am
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,298
    25th Jun 2014 02:18 pm Go to last post
  21. Copy & Paste

    Hi, I sometimes have trouble copying details from one drg file to another, it happens intermittently and I can't figure out why, any ideas? Fies attached for info, I am trying to copy from layout...

    Started by WERDNA‎, 25th Jun 2014 12:07 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Jun 2014 12:23 pm Go to last post
  22. Where is the properties toolbar on the ribbon in Autocad 2014?

    I tried to bring in properties toolbar in Autocad 2014 by right click on the ribbon---AutoCad--Properties but i could n't find this options, I need the tool just like example on the picture below (By...

    Started by Sengna‎, 25th Jun 2014 01:30 am
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Jun 2014 04:59 am Go to last post
  23. Canceling Object Selection / AutoCAD Processing

    I am working on a drawing with very large polygons with hundreds of verticies. When one of these polygons are selected, either purposely or by accident, it takes a considerable amount of time for the...

    Started by daczac‎, 24th Jun 2014 02:18 pm
    canceling, escape, object, processing, selection
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,508
    24th Jun 2014 06:52 pm Go to last post
  24. Problem with Ctrl C / copy command

    I have a problem with my Ctrl C command. In AutoCAD Map 3D 2008. I am not able to copy selected objects, when i hit control c my selection disappears, CAD prompts me to select the objects i want...

    Started by rmpage79‎, 2nd Apr 2008 11:55 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    24th Jun 2014 03:03 pm Go to last post
  25. Dimension system variable

    Hi all, I would like the specified dimension in the attachement to look smaller as shown. To get this result i exploded the dimension. Question: Isn't there a system variable in autocad that...

    Started by pvd‎, 23rd Jun 2014 04:59 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,350
    24th Jun 2014 08:54 am Go to last post

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