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

  1. mtext notes missaligned

    A strange thing happened a couple of months ago! I opened one of my drawings and tried to revise a few things when I realized some notes I created with MText were aligned to the right and thrown...

    Started by chrisir‎, 18th Oct 2012 05:05 pm
    mtext notes missaligned
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    31st Oct 2012 07:52 pm Go to last post
  2. Dimensinoning help

    Is there any way when I am dimensioning something to make it read feet and decimals of a foot for instance. Instead of it reading 5’-6 9/16” it would read 5.546875’? I tried a few different...

    Started by SteelDetailerLA‎, 31st Oct 2012 12:57 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    31st Oct 2012 04:17 pm Go to last post
  3. Angry Replacing Non-Annotative blocks with Annotative blocks

    Hello! I have found every answer for every AutoCAD question that I have had in the past 9 months at this site and I love it!! Best. cad website. Ever. However, I finally have found something...

    Started by SpotWesMom‎, 29th Oct 2012 05:17 pm
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    31st Oct 2012 03:10 pm Go to last post
  4. Embarrassed Numbering mtext in 2012 autocad using user defined block?

    Does anyone know if it is possible to use a block, such as a hex or circle with a number centered, instead of the out of the box number with a period? I have Key Notes that need numbers with a hex,...

    Started by abam_designer‎, 30th Oct 2012 05:52 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    31st Oct 2012 02:29 pm Go to last post
  5. Flattened

    Hi, I am having trouble with lines veering off Z=0. I preformed the flatten objects command to correct it, which fixed the lines, however, now when I pick an x-ref it is no longer...

    Started by WERDNA‎, 30th Oct 2012 06:24 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    30th Oct 2012 10:22 pm Go to last post
  6. Exclamation How to resize Blocks?

    Hei there, I am downloaded some blocks from Internet but can't use them. Cause they are unfit for my figure. Some are Bigger then from my requirment and some are smaller. How can i fix this problam?...

    Started by provas_ce‎, 28th Oct 2012 10:20 pm
    blocks, resize blocks
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    29th Oct 2012 10:04 pm Go to last post
  7. Text 2 MText - Multiple instances

    Another recent text issue from myself... OK, so recently I discovered the TXT2MTXT command and how wonderful it is, but there is one thing missing which would help me out a lot. Is it possible to...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 29th Oct 2012 03:34 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    29th Oct 2012 08:53 pm Go to last post
  8. Have "snap" default to off when opening drawings

    Im not talking about osnap, I am talkin about snap which limits your cursor. When I open exisitng drawings, some of them have snap turned on and it is bothering me. Is there a way to adjust your...

    Started by mts5143‎, 26th Oct 2012 04:31 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Oct 2012 01:06 am Go to last post
  9. Scaling individual entities in a drawing ?

    I have a dxf file that consists of multiple rectangles (filled). I need to keep the X-Y position of each rectangle / entity the same but scale the size of the rectangle. So for example, scale by...

    Started by borisw37‎, 26th Oct 2012 01:53 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Oct 2012 01:01 am Go to last post
  10. Setting (2) text box eqaul to one another

    I have (2) text boxes that display the width of a door, but they are in different locations. I would like to be able to change one of text boxes, and have the other one automatically change...

    Started by mts5143‎, 24th Oct 2012 09:29 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    26th Oct 2012 01:34 pm Go to last post
  11. Line Dimensions not showing up

    Hi, I have been given a basic autocad drawing to work over but whenever I start drawing a line starting from one of the existing lines, no dimensions or details appear for the line I am drawing....

    Started by cazza222‎, 25th Oct 2012 04:51 pm
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    26th Oct 2012 08:29 am Go to last post
  12. dynamic block via no column in multiple text

    Hi all, I am using AutoCAD 2011, there are new options of "no columns" "dynamic columns" and "static columns" for multiple text. I am used to "No columns" but it seems to be set to "Dynamic...

    Started by LauKwokFai‎, 12th Sep 2012 04:55 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Oct 2012 01:44 pm Go to last post
  13. MTEXT grips

    Hi, I've noticed in AutoCAD 2012 that the MTEXT grips have changed, for example, MTEXT justified to 'middle centre' displays just 3 grips, one centrally for moving and 2 'arrow' style grips for...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 25th Oct 2012 11:51 am
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    25th Oct 2012 01:03 pm Go to last post
  14. Annotative blocks?

    Maybe I'm missing something but I don't seem to understand the fundamental way in which blocks work. I work in many drawings that use viewports of varying scales. There is a symbol for testpits...

    Started by tom1l21‎, 23rd Oct 2012 01:36 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Oct 2012 04:04 pm Go to last post
  15. How to create leader that places text diffrently?

    Hi. If you create a leader in autocad it automatically places the text as shown i figure 1. I would like to create one that places it like in figure 2. How do you do this the smartest way? ...

    Started by danzi‎, 24th Oct 2012 10:08 am
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    24th Oct 2012 03:44 pm Go to last post
  16. dimensions - half decimal half imperial?

    When the modify dimensions box is open, the 'roundoff' menu gives me 1/16", 1/8" etc, even when DECIMAL is selected as the unit format. This wasn't happening earlier, not sure what's going on. ...

    Started by Sarah_H‎, 24th Oct 2012 11:24 am
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    24th Oct 2012 11:45 am Go to last post
  17. Looking for qselect on steroids!

    I need a function similar to Qselect. In this case I would like to select all entities on a series of layers. (i.e.: a-site-* or a-fill*). I know I can do this with qselect by doing each layer one...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 10th Oct 2012 07:20 pm
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    23rd Oct 2012 03:13 pm Go to last post
  18. Pan is reversed

    I inherited a computer at work where the pan function scrolls the drawing left when I move the mouse right. Where is the option to change it back to normal? :? (Autocad 2011) Thanks

    Started by the downing effect‎, 19th Oct 2012 02:56 am
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    22nd Oct 2012 10:17 pm Go to last post
  19. Phantom block...

    Hi, I have this weird block in my drawing that needs changing, but when I double click it, it does not show up in the block list and I am unable to edit it. There are no x-refs attached and the...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 19th Oct 2012 03:22 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    22nd Oct 2012 03:38 pm Go to last post
  20. Star how to impart thicknesses to different lines in AutoCAD?

    I am drawing an electrical circuit in Auto-cad 2007. I have wires with 2 sizes viz. 0.5 sq.mm & 1 sq.mm. let me know how to impart thicknesses to different lines in Auto-CAD.

    Started by mangesh‎, 19th Oct 2012 08:15 am
    • Replies: 6
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    22nd Oct 2012 01:00 pm Go to last post
  21. Text distance from line

    Hi! Is there a way in AutoCAD 2012 to set a distance between a line and the text above it? Would be nice to be able to mark all my bearings and set a distance so all of them ends up with the...

    Started by Arty‎, 22nd Oct 2012 01:45 am
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    • Replies: 16
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    22nd Oct 2012 09:45 am Go to last post
  22. Unhappy Hatch origins not behaving!

    Hi, I have a simple brick like hatch that is set to have a full tile at the origin of the hatch. All is well when the hatch is horizontal:)but when the hatch is rotated within the hatch edit box it...

    Started by Elisabeth83‎, 18th Oct 2012 11:22 am
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    19th Oct 2012 09:34 am Go to last post
  23. autoCAD wierdness

    Halfway through the day today a few things changed it wht I am able to do in AutoCAD. These are all things I was able to do earlier in the same drawing. - I can no longer double click text to...

    Started by cadmoney‎, 17th Oct 2012 08:24 pm
    command missing, commands not working
    • Replies: 2
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    18th Oct 2012 01:43 am Go to last post
  24. Background Masking wont delete

    Hi all am new to this site so please bare with me i am currently having a problem which (looks like) i have a background mask that will not delete even tho there isn't any text there. i cant...

    Started by clarkey1987‎, 17th Oct 2012 11:47 am
    • Replies: 8
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    17th Oct 2012 08:52 pm Go to last post
  25. Question Trying to move multiple selected objects together and snap them to an endpoint.

    I have tried using the hot grips selection by holding shift, but some of the grips are overlapping and I can only select the top most grip. It is also a slow process because I must click each...

    Started by KJac‎, 17th Oct 2012 04:05 am
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Oct 2012 04:54 am Go to last post

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