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  1. Designating a new default QLeader setting

    Any suggestions as to how to change the default QLeader setting to match my personal preference, which is shown in my attachment? This really annoys me, whenever I have to do it manually.

    Started by Dadgad‎, 21st Feb 2012 06:48 am
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    21st Feb 2012 07:25 pm Go to last post
  2. By default the size is 1:100 how can I change it?

    Hi, When I open a new file in AutoCAD 2011 the size is 1:100 how can I change it to 1:1 ? Thank you.

    Started by Faouweb‎, 19th Feb 2012 04:50 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Feb 2012 04:43 am Go to last post
  3. mouseless PURGE

    we have recently upgraded to ACAD 2011 from 2008 and I now have to use my mouse when purging. I used to.. PURGE A A <esc> but now the escape bit doesn't work and I have to use my mouse to...

    Started by dbroada‎, 13th Feb 2012 11:41 am
    • Replies: 5
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    20th Feb 2012 03:13 am Go to last post
  4. Survey Units

    I have a drawing submitted by a surveyor that I want to add to. The initial drawing unit setting is decimal, unit-less. When I check between grid points, etc, all is fine, but when I change the units...

    Started by Wilkie‎, 19th Mar 2010 01:21 pm
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    16th Feb 2012 05:31 pm Go to last post
  5. i need to make Road Profile so kindly give me software?

    hi guys i want to make Road Longitudinal Profile kindly i need any software for help to create profile in easy way kindly im using Auto CAD so i need any other application thanks Auto CAD created...

    Started by afrazawan‎, 13th Feb 2012 10:46 am
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    16th Feb 2012 02:53 am Go to last post
  6. Delete outside an area

    I'm sure I've done this before but just can't remember how: I've put something in my paperspace and need to delete it but can't find it, when I zoom extents I can't see anything i.e. as if I've...

    Started by The Santo‎, 15th Feb 2012 12:26 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Feb 2012 02:48 am Go to last post
  7. Locking UCS

    Is it possible to lock the ucs in modelspace? I want to use it in a lisp that is why i am asking!

    Started by elfert‎, 15th Feb 2012 05:17 pm
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    15th Feb 2012 06:29 pm Go to last post
  8. "The constraint cannot be applied. The two objects must reside in the same plane"

    Hi there, When adding constrains in dynamic block I do get error: "The constraint cannot be applied. The two objects must reside in the same plane". How could I get both of the objects on the same...

    Started by rekoj‎, 14th Feb 2012 03:05 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Feb 2012 10:29 pm Go to last post
  9. I can't see my object(s) rotate in real time when rotating using grips

    I like to think of myself as pretty competent in AutoCAD but I can't figure this one out for the life of me... I hope I can explain this clearly: When I rotate an object using grips, the object is...

    Started by ptatohed‎, 30th Jan 2012 10:22 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    14th Feb 2012 12:02 pm Go to last post
  10. Really need some help with dimensions

    Hello all, let me start off by saying I have no experience with autocad and could really use some help with this project I am undertaking. I am in the process of building a throttle quadrant for my...

    Started by trooper182‎, 11th Feb 2012 12:11 am
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    14th Feb 2012 03:14 am Go to last post
  11. how to hatch through the text boundrys

    can any one help how to hatch the edge boundry of the textso:)

    Started by mohamedibu‎, 10th Feb 2012 08:16 am
    • Replies: 6
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    14th Feb 2012 02:42 am Go to last post
  12. arctext problems

    Hello, when using the arctext command I am not able to change the character spacing setting. Also, if I select the arc text which I created and select properties, then attempt to change the character...

    Started by chris11‎, 8th Feb 2012 07:56 pm
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    13th Feb 2012 11:09 pm Go to last post
  13. Dimension units change after saving

    I'm having an issue with dimensions changing from when I save the drawing to when I reopen it. I'm using AutoCAD Mechanical 2009, exclusively in 2D. I save drawings in AutoCAD 2000/LT 2000...

    Started by davidad‎, 9th Feb 2012 11:08 pm
    dimension, mechanical, units
    • Replies: 8
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    10th Feb 2012 08:55 pm Go to last post
  14. regarding annotaion text

    i cannot understand the ANNOAUTOSCALE When to on / off the button and how to use in layouts :o:o

    Started by mohamedibu‎, 10th Feb 2012 07:45 am
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Feb 2012 12:25 pm Go to last post
  15. Dynamic block for dimensioning

    I want to create a block which will be able to automatically display dimensions as pulled from gridlines in two directions. The dimensions would be displayed over lines perpendicular to each other...

    Started by OFFIELD‎, 9th Feb 2012 07:08 am
    • Replies: 1
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    9th Feb 2012 02:52 pm Go to last post
  16. Problem with text unicode

    Hi there, I started designing in autocad 2011, which was installed and used but another person who i do not know. My problem is that, when i save an autocad drawing and try to open it to...

    Started by pm4698‎, 9th Feb 2012 06:48 am
    • Replies: 3
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    9th Feb 2012 02:19 pm Go to last post
  17. Cant change colour in PROPERTIES

    Hello Couple days ago something crashed in autoCAD, and now when i select more lines or objects - i cant change colour in properties 1) If i select one line --- still in properties is showing By...

    Started by din_Dins‎, 8th Feb 2012 09:35 am
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Feb 2012 07:43 pm Go to last post
  18. Can't stop the / (slash) from becoming a fraction!

    Hi We are working in Autocad lt 2012 and in one particular drawing we can't stop the slash (/) from turning into a fraction line :cry:. IE the date 08/02 becomes a fraction 8 over 2. Its very...

    Started by Elisabeth83‎, 8th Feb 2012 02:43 pm
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    8th Feb 2012 05:47 pm Go to last post
  19. A better way of producing coordinates.

    Work has finally given me a machine that can run AutoCAD properly and I now also have the office license of full AutoCAD 2011 (vanilla AutoCAD not architecture etc.) I am about to start placing a...

    Started by Glen1980‎, 7th Feb 2012 06:10 pm
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    8th Feb 2012 05:33 pm Go to last post
  20. Plotting with Transparency problems !!!!!!!

    hey there peeps, Im currently plotting a site plan with different zones highlighted in a solid hatch. Each zone has a different colour and all zones are slightly transparent so i can see the site...

    Started by coggs‎, 3rd Feb 2012 11:14 am
    • Replies: 6
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    8th Feb 2012 04:45 pm Go to last post
  21. Selecting Multiple Snap Points

    Hi, I want to move a few snap points on a line but not all of them... Usually I would shift + click each individual snap point and then move but when I have a lot of points it gets pretty time...

    Started by funk‎, 1st Feb 2012 01:03 am
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Feb 2012 04:41 pm Go to last post
  22. Stretching a Line :(

    Hi, long time AutoCAD user here, but I just upgraded to 2011 and am having a hard time replicating some previous functionality. Specifically, I frequently have a line and want to stretch its length...

    Started by mpuchtel‎, 31st Jan 2012 10:45 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    7th Feb 2012 05:23 pm Go to last post
  23. Question "enter" key bind

    how do i find the "enter" key bind.. im meaning enter key not the enter command i want to beable to add a keybind to my mouse to do the same as the enter key that being either repeat last command...

    Started by mathew21‎, 3rd Mar 2011 11:46 pm
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    7th Feb 2012 02:15 pm Go to last post
  24. Object Instance Calculator

    Hi All, Wondering if anyone can help me with my problem: I have created a block which contains various part numbers, with a description and some other bla bla, with a total number box, I...

    Started by vards01‎, 30th Jan 2012 03:24 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    2nd Feb 2012 09:34 am Go to last post
  25. GAPS and boundarys

    im trying to hatch a area inside a box but every time i try it says that there are gaps but they are within tolerance and give me OK or NO if i select OK it hatches one i want and one beside it and...

    Started by mathew21‎, 20th Jan 2012 11:18 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    1st Feb 2012 08:05 pm Go to last post

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