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

  1. Custom linetypes

    Hi, I want to create a custom linetype for a drawing but am unsure of the best method to use. I only need this linetype for 1 drawing and so I would like it embedded in that drawing if possible....

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 28th May 2013 12:19 pm
    custom, linetype
    • Replies: 3
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    28th May 2013 02:04 pm Go to last post
  2. Unhappy Dynamic Block can do question

    Hi again. I want to make a dynamic block that is made up of a rectangle. This rectangle will have an arrow on one side. The dynamic part will be to rotate the arrow to the centre of any of each of...

    Started by JamFam‎, 18th May 2013 06:40 am
    • Replies: 8
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    27th May 2013 04:41 am Go to last post
  3. Points

    Hi there, Can anyone please post information about points and how one can use them in drafting works. Thanks in advance

    Started by KTS‎, 16th May 2013 07:10 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    25th May 2013 06:32 pm Go to last post
  4. AutoCAD Layer order problem

    Hi all, I am very frustrated with autocad. I can not make autocad's layer order stay where they suppose to be. for example: i have two line overlap each other. one line grey and one line black....

    Started by gafemon‎, 22nd May 2013 06:50 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    24th May 2013 05:04 pm Go to last post
  5. How do I stretch a rectangle evenly using only 1 point?

    Hey all, I was wondering if it is possible to use dynamic blocks to stretch a rectangle evenly, using only 1 point? I have attached a PDF of a rectangle with 2 lines coming out of each side...

    Started by drafting3‎, 22nd May 2013 02:14 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    23rd May 2013 08:25 pm Go to last post
  6. Drawing Classic interface

    I really like using the classic interface in Autocad but I didn't see it in the 2013 version. Is my beloved interface gone? Do I have to now relearn where everything is and work slow? Should I go...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 18th Jan 2013 08:16 pm
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 28
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    23rd May 2013 05:50 pm Go to last post
  7. Scaling / Dimstyle in model space

    Recently, I switched companies. I am supposed to insert their sheet template into model space at 3/4" = 1' which I have done. There are parts that need to be detailed. On the detailed part the...

    Started by DoctorDrake‎, 23rd May 2013 05:10 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd May 2013 05:47 pm Go to last post
  8. Unruly Leaders

    Why do some multileaders, when using the stretch command, reposition with no problems at all, and others fly out of control?

    Started by WERDNA‎, 22nd May 2013 05:46 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 412
    23rd May 2013 04:19 pm Go to last post
  9. How to make blocks change over a certain height

    Hi all, I have a dynamic block of some door hinges. Depending on the height of the door, depends on the type & quantity of hinges used. I was wondering if it is possible to have a block that...

    Started by drafting3‎, 13th May 2013 01:48 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    23rd May 2013 08:06 am Go to last post
  10. Trimming everything outside a closed Polyline

    Is there a command or lisp that will allow you to select a closed polyline and trim everything outside of it even if the items are blocks that aren’t exploded? I’ve tried EXTRIM but that fails on...

    Started by Bobzy20‎, 16th May 2013 03:48 pm
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 23
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    22nd May 2013 10:37 pm Go to last post
  11. Dimordinate

    Would like to get the text above and below extension to align

    Started by JENKAT‎, 22nd May 2013 10:16 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    22nd May 2013 10:16 pm Go to last post
  12. Unhappy dashed lines/plot scale

    i was trying to make hidden line, i changed the line type to dashed hoping it would appear - - - - - in my drawing but it still appeared ______________ then for the plotting i was trying to plot...

    Started by angenel24‎, 22nd May 2013 04:12 am
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd May 2013 09:58 pm Go to last post
  13. Question Scaling Down a 2D Drawing!

    I am sorry to be asking but, i have a 2D drawing that is drawn if full scale, it is 26feet wide apprx. and 20 feet tall. I need to scale down to fit on a 4 X 8 for a mockup, i have tried using the...

    Started by Hogfan‎, 20th May 2013 02:00 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
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    21st May 2013 11:05 pm Go to last post
  14. Question variable driven arc-aligned text

    Is there any way to pull text from a spreadsheet into arc-aligned text? Like if I were trying to make round inspection tags but didn't want to type in the inspection code each time, or if I needed to...

    Started by Mr Wiggle's Giggles‎, 15th May 2013 06:05 pm
    arc, fields, text aligning, text array
    • Replies: 5
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    21st May 2013 02:50 pm Go to last post
  15. polyline line weight

    Dear all, I created a xref. this xref included some poly line. width is 0.2mm. i need this poly line line weight should be change from different view port. right now this is shown in narrow line...

    Started by shihabpmf‎, 20th May 2013 09:25 am
    • Replies: 4
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    20th May 2013 04:18 pm Go to last post
  16. Dynamic block creation question

    Greetings to all. I am using AutoCad Architecture 2011 and I am in the midst of creating a simple line drawing of a bifold door. I have two lines. Each at opposing 45 degree angles. The objective is...

    Started by JamFam‎, 18th May 2013 01:00 am
    • Replies: 8
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    20th May 2013 12:11 am Go to last post
  17. Can't change object color in properties

    Hi There - I cannot change the color of any object in any drawing file from the properties manager or color command. I can change the color through the layer manager by assigning a new color to...

    Started by doctor_i‎, 30th May 2009 06:16 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    19th May 2013 08:16 pm Go to last post
  18. Quick drafting scaling question

    I am trying to convert scales of drawings and photocopies. I wonder if anyone can help. I'd like to transfer a 2200mm line which is on an A3 sheet at 1:100 to an A4 sheet which is a photocopy of a...

    Started by j4cksincl4ir‎, 10th May 2013 04:21 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    17th May 2013 03:12 pm Go to last post
  19. Unhappy Measuregeom not working, help!

    Hello all, I've only just started using AutoCAD 2013 and enjoying the Measuregeom feature for a few days, when all of a sudden it just stopped working. I've got an urgent deadline and it's making...

    Started by ely_7‎, 14th Jul 2012 09:38 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
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    17th May 2013 11:00 am Go to last post
  20. Getting area of quadrangles that are being crossed with two lines

    Hi! I would appriciate if someone would help me soloving this problem. As the first picture presents: 1.Only some of the quadrangle are being crossed with two red lines 2.Numbers, quadrangles...

    Started by dsoul‎, 16th May 2013 04:39 pm
    area value, crossing, hatch, quadrangles
    • Replies: 0
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    16th May 2013 04:39 pm Go to last post
  21. Changing Colour of Border and Title Block in about 50,000 layut tabs (Company Rebrand

    All, We have deicded to have a company re-brand. This involves a New Logo and slight colour change!!! We have booklets with up to 30 layout tabs in each one. Is there a quick way to...

    Started by Simple153‎, 15th May 2013 11:34 am
    • Replies: 4
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    16th May 2013 08:40 am Go to last post
  22. batch processing to remove coincident vertices of polyline

    Hi, this is chua from KL. Appreciate it if anyone could share a batching processing method to remove the coincident vertices of polyline (2D autocad 2012 version). These polylines are imported...

    Started by cgchua72‎, 15th May 2013 03:30 am
    • Replies: 0
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    15th May 2013 03:30 am Go to last post
  23. Overlapping Objects In AutoCAD 2012 When Creating A Region?

    I created a square and make it as a region. I just realize that they are consist of two kind of overlapping objects. One is four lines that formed a square and another is the formed square...

    Started by spinecad‎, 14th May 2013 05:36 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th May 2013 06:15 pm Go to last post
  24. Text rotates in MTEXT while editing

    Hi all, whenever I enter the MTEXT editing function, then type a letter on any given line of text, that line rotates to the world UCS. This makes typing almost impossible, as the overlapping text...

    Started by Uomoviso‎, 14th May 2013 01:04 am
    • Replies: 2
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    14th May 2013 06:23 am Go to last post
  25. Embarrassed a 2d file drawn in different UCS and WCS.

    I have never used AutoCAD to 3d modelling and is currently only using it to draw 2d picture such as plans and sections. What I was not aware of when I changed the UCS and WCS while drawing, was...

    Started by Norwegian‎, 12th May 2013 10:41 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 872
    13th May 2013 10:37 am Go to last post

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