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  1. Weird blurry cursor behavior! wtf?

    Anyone ever seen something like this? It only happens in Paperspace when I'm trying to do something in a ViewPort that's in Model Space. Basically my cursor starts like streaking across the...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 5th Feb 2014 03:33 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    11th Feb 2014 10:50 am Go to last post
  2. Automatic Elevation Level

    Hi Friends, I am trying to make a autoamtic elevevation as attached. but still no luck, i dont know how to do it. please help somebody here how to make it? thanks

    Started by rengised‎, 26th Jan 2014 05:08 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    10th Feb 2014 07:50 pm Go to last post
  3. Can't completely zoom in

    I have many drawings where I try to zoom all the way into edit and it won't let me. I use the wheel to zoom. In the bottom left says "already zoomed in as far as possible". Is there a setting I can...

    Started by AdrianR‎, 5th Feb 2014 04:22 pm
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    • Replies: 24
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    10th Feb 2014 03:15 pm Go to last post
  4. Hatching Problem

    Hello.. i have little problem in Autocad white hatching, im trying hatch some closed paths which are imported from different vector software, after importing this artwork i converted lines...

    Started by rohithreddy‎, 10th Feb 2014 06:38 am
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Feb 2014 12:30 pm Go to last post
  5. Filter layers withing layiso

    Hi, I used to use a plugin feature somewhere in the before 2010 and before regions of AutoCAD where, inside an layer isolation, you could turn on or of other layers. When you are done and turn...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 7th Feb 2014 11:14 am
    • Replies: 4
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    7th Feb 2014 01:09 pm Go to last post
  6. Create a Button?

    Is it possible with 2012LT to create a button that would automatically turn on the wipeout frames? Would be great to have a button for on and off. It's a lot to type to turn them on right now. ...

    Started by tennis4you‎, 6th Feb 2014 09:12 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Feb 2014 07:09 am Go to last post
  7. Smile Increment block attribute in y-direction

    Hei. Im looking for a routine that lets me number blocks in my switchboard schematic. The desired function are: - Choose start value - Startvalue kan start with text, ex: -KW001 - Numbers...

    Started by Ruli‎, 6th Feb 2014 08:45 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    6th Feb 2014 08:45 pm Go to last post
  8. Purging Text Style

    Is there a way to quickly transfer any incidences in which a text style has been used in a drawing with a new text style? I wish to do this so I can purge a text style from a drawing.

    Started by warbirt‎, 5th Feb 2014 11:45 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 871
    6th Feb 2014 01:35 pm Go to last post
  9. Previous settings in options go away when reopen AutoCAD Mechanical 2014

    Previous settings in options go away when reopen AutoCAD Mechanical 2014. I changed profile to vanilla and changed right-click customization in user preferences. When I open AutoCAD again my...

    Started by alexwilmacir‎, 5th Feb 2014 03:00 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Feb 2014 05:55 pm Go to last post
  10. Question Rectangles to Single Line

    I have a drawing with multiple rectangles. All rectangles are 100mm wide and varying in lengths. They are drawn as closed polylines. Is there a way for me to convert these polylines to a single...

    Started by Andy0902‎, 4th Feb 2014 12:55 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    5th Feb 2014 05:08 pm Go to last post
  11. Hatch origin

    By default Autocad's origin for a new hatch pattern is at 0,0,0. If your drawing is a long distance from 0 co-ordinates this leads to odd looking hatch patterns. I know you can manually change...

    Started by warbirt‎, 5th Feb 2014 12:17 am
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Feb 2014 02:34 am Go to last post
  12. Squares in Autocad blocks

    I have a file that was probably created in a different type of software and exported to Autocad, I want to get rid of these squares without exploding the Blocks. see attached pic.

    Started by cadmariner‎, 4th Feb 2014 12:09 am
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    4th Feb 2014 12:59 am Go to last post
  13. Copying any object from file brings tons of font styles with it

    We recently received some files from a lighting consultant. One of the electrical designers here noticed that when he copied some of the lights to another drawing the copy/paste function lagged big...

    Started by Atropyne‎, 3rd Feb 2014 07:04 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd Feb 2014 07:51 pm Go to last post
  14. Question Question about Active Coordinate Display when moving or copying?

    This is something that has always bugged me but never thought to ask. When I move or copy an object, it'll show the coordinate distance as you move your mouse. The issue is, the coordinate bounces...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 31st Jan 2014 05:49 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    2nd Feb 2014 07:23 pm Go to last post
  15. Covert entire to 2D but with saving groups

    I have got 3D drawing with a lot of groups (block inserted on lines) created by lisp functions. If I use FLATTEN command to put everything to 2D, my groups are lost (everything is separated). Is...

    Started by Baxuzman‎, 2nd Feb 2014 04:22 am
    • Replies: 3
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    2nd Feb 2014 01:58 pm Go to last post
  16. Question Surveyors 1:1 vs Landscape Architects 1:1

    I work as a landscape architect and was always taught to draw at fullscale within model space (i.e. where 1 unit is the equivalent of 1 millimeter). However it seems surveyors have been instructed...

    Started by warbirt‎, 29th Jan 2014 01:59 am
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    1st Feb 2014 05:56 am Go to last post
  17. Frozen proxy objects

    I have some proxy objects in a drawing which used to function fine. Then I let my boyfriend use CAD for some overtime for work, and now I can't move, rotate, or snap to these objects. I'm not sure if...

    Started by katc10‎, 25th Jan 2014 07:32 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    31st Jan 2014 04:23 am Go to last post
  18. Object Tracking/O-Snap

    Hello Forum, It is hopefully a quick fix but when I go to draw a line and pull my house over an end point, the mouse does not automatically find the endpoint or midpoint or perpendicular. I have...

    Started by casho88‎, 30th Jan 2014 09:58 am
    • Replies: 5
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    30th Jan 2014 07:59 pm Go to last post
  19. Automatic Draw Order Settings?

    Is there any way to have more control over the Draw Order? "Move to the Back," "Bring Annotation to Front" etc. is so clumsy and not precise. PhotoShop has a whole Layers palette where you can...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 29th Jan 2014 09:35 am
    • Replies: 6
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    30th Jan 2014 01:06 pm Go to last post
  20. Lineweight is not changing!!!

    I already change the lineweight on the properties but nothing happens to the line. What's the matter? :?

    Started by Jerome2013‎, 9th Jan 2014 04:12 am
    • Replies: 2
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    29th Jan 2014 11:07 pm Go to last post
  21. fields and tables over excel?

    I'm trying to do a spreadsheet inside a drawing. Trying to use fields because I believe they behave better with feet and inches than excel (without jumping through hoops) not a lot of tutorials...

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 28th Jan 2014 09:59 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Jan 2014 07:37 am Go to last post
  22. Model Scale vs. Viewport Scale vs. Plot Scale?

    I know that in Paper Space I can have various Viewports with different scales. Ok, capiche. But why would I need a scale in Model Space? How does that affect my viewport scales? The only reason I...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 28th Jan 2014 12:11 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    28th Jan 2014 04:32 pm Go to last post
  23. Annotative Level Triangle Block?

    Hey- I want to create a block that has the level # on top of the little triangle thingy (yes, highly technical terms are in use), that will automatically resize BOTH the size of the text and the...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 28th Jan 2014 10:14 am
    • Replies: 9
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    28th Jan 2014 01:50 pm Go to last post
  24. Dimension style

    Hi all, is it possible to apply a specific dimension style to a layer only, without affecting the dimensions already on my drawings?? Thanks for replying :)

    Started by nono12‎, 26th Jan 2014 01:02 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    27th Jan 2014 07:50 am Go to last post
  25. Stretch Modifications input dimensions

    Hi, I worked for an architect in the past that had a modification of stretch that allowed you to set a dimension. For instance if you had a door way drawn in a stud wall set back from the wall...

    Started by Mhooper‎, 24th Jan 2014 03:18 am
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 768
    25th Jan 2014 12:13 pm Go to last post

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