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  1. Question Trim Pline with Global width in angular fashion

    Imagine the magenta vertical line is a poly-line with a preset global width assigned to it already. Is it possible to achieve what is depicted in following screenshots? From this: To this?

    Started by bababarghi‎, 23rd Nov 2014 03:42 am
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Nov 2014 01:47 am Go to last post
  2. Question osnap only snapping to "top" of object

    in earlier versions of autocad osnap used to snap to all endpoints if i had it enabled. Now osnap only snaps to endpoints that would be visiable if the object was solid. If a endpoint is "through",...

    Started by toonamo‎, 22nd Nov 2014 09:44 pm
    autocad2015, osnap, settings
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Nov 2014 11:48 pm Go to last post
  3. Question Is it possible to modify a SHX font's character map?

    I hope I have created this thread at the right place :unsure: Folks, I use ISOCP.SHX in my Single Line texts a lot. And one of the most frequently used characters in our drawing office is the...

    Started by bababarghi‎, 15th Nov 2014 12:21 pm
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    character map, isocp
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 6,253
    22nd Nov 2014 10:03 pm Go to last post
  4. Question Multileaders and Layout Space Text Height

    We're looking at implementing multileaders instead of quleaders in my office, and so I've been tasked with figuring out how to do it (being as I am the least senior, most peon-ish person in my...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 21st Nov 2014 04:52 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Nov 2014 05:07 pm Go to last post
  5. How to adjust this dim text Autocad 2014

    Not really a huge deal, but i am just curious to know, how can i adjust the 1.750 dim text to flip to something to look like the green text with the arrow turn to the right side? i right click but...

    Started by Sengna‎, 21st Nov 2014 12:29 am
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Nov 2014 01:08 am Go to last post
  6. Where to find section line symbol in AutoCAD 2010 LT

    I tried to help a friend of mine who is using Autocad 2010 LT. I could not find the annotative tab under tool pallet. Does anyone know how to import the annotative in his autocad? Because that where...

    Started by Sengna‎, 20th Nov 2014 01:13 am
    • Replies: 8
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    20th Nov 2014 11:38 pm Go to last post
  7. Unhappy Multileader Styles - Right Attachment Attribute not Carrying Over when Applied in DWG

    I am setting up some architectural Multileader Styles to pull into various drawings as needed from the Designcenter. I have created 7 different scales of Multileaders and set their Text "Left and...

    Started by edoll‎, 19th Nov 2014 04:38 pm
    leader, multileader, right attachment, styles, text aligning
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 7,072
    20th Nov 2014 02:18 pm Go to last post
  8. Dimensioning for dummies (me)

    I’m trying I swear I’m trying! I’m new with AutoCAD, my background is with Esprit, but that’s ok because the more I use AutoCAD the more I’m liking it :) I’m just now dangerous enough to know...

    Started by PowerJunkie‎, 19th Nov 2014 12:17 am
    • Replies: 7
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    19th Nov 2014 05:42 pm Go to last post
  9. Dim Continue with Static Spacing

    Hello All! Quic question I cannot seem to find the answer to...when using DIMCONTINUE, is there a way to instruct AutoCAD to put spacing between each dimension? The drawing I have attached is an...

    Started by eric_monceaux‎, 19th Nov 2014 06:14 am
    • Replies: 4
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    19th Nov 2014 04:42 pm Go to last post
  10. Properties tab slows progress

    Hello, I experience when i have the properties tab open (snapped to the right side of the screen) and i select objects that the systems 'hangs' for an instance (about half a second). It's pretty...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 18th Nov 2014 09:58 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    19th Nov 2014 01:57 pm Go to last post
  11. annotative stuff

    Hello, I set a template up with annotative text, dims and leaders. Everything works great if I start a new drawing and draw all my own stuff. However, I copied and pasted a drawing from another...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 18th Nov 2014 01:31 am
    • Replies: 8
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    18th Nov 2014 11:35 am Go to last post
  12. Question Reset line weights on all objects

    I've recently converted all "master" facility drawings from KeyCreator 97 to CAD2012. I want to reset all line weights. When I change the line weights on the layers in the layer properties manager,...

    Started by piranha‎, 17th Nov 2014 08:05 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Nov 2014 10:23 pm Go to last post
  13. How Would I Go About Dimensioning This Pattern

    First post here, but I figured this would be a good place to start. My question is regarding dimensioning. I designed a part in Solidworks and have decided to import it into AutoCAD. Now I’m a little...

    Started by Jay2099‎, 14th Nov 2014 08:26 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Nov 2014 08:35 pm Go to last post
  14. Time sensitive storefront blueprint.

    Designed for my first time using chief architect home x5. As a beginner it was easy to design and render3d plans for our new florist shop. The program has become limiting and lacks printable...

    Started by gemsandstems‎, 8th Nov 2014 04:38 am
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    1 2
    first blueprint
    • Replies: 11
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    17th Nov 2014 03:49 pm Go to last post
  15. Not create duplicate Layers, Linestyles etc during Xrefing?

    I have floor plans, sections etc drawn in 2D 296D Master.dwg. I select GrdFl plan linework>WBLOCK>create new file 296D GrdFl.dwg. I Xref the latter back into 296D Master.dwg, replacing (and deleting)...

    Started by fostertom‎, 15th Nov 2014 02:07 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Nov 2014 02:58 pm Go to last post
  16. plotting colors

    I know you can set layers as certain colors but plot them as default. Is the only way to do this by choosing monochrome in print setup? I remember seeing something else where you change how a layer...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 16th Nov 2014 07:52 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    17th Nov 2014 04:03 am Go to last post
  17. annotative

    Hello, I am trying to get a template that uses the annotative feature. My multiline text works perfectly (keeping same size text in diff scaled VP's). However, I am trying to get my leaders and...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 15th Nov 2014 04:57 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    16th Nov 2014 04:07 pm Go to last post
  18. Search in attribute fields

    Hi everyone, I have looked and searched through this forum and I couldn't find the answer. If this is asked before and solved, then please direct me towards the topic. I am sorry if I ask...

    Started by CLS‎, 13th Nov 2014 03:42 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Nov 2014 03:52 am Go to last post
  19. QLEADER and/or QLATTACH Issue?

    I am trying to QLATTACH some errant leaders to their respective text. In my QLEADER (S)ettings I have: Annotation Type: Mtext Options: prompt for width Reuse: None Leader Line & Arrow

    Started by dal-designs‎, 5th Nov 2014 04:34 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Nov 2014 12:10 am Go to last post
  20. Layer light will not turn off some of my blocks.

    I am working on a bathroom drawing and have used externals blocks of bathroom fixtures. Some of them will not turn off when I turn the layer off. Any suggestions?

    Started by dkominik‎, 13th Nov 2014 03:41 pm
    blocks, layers
    • Replies: 6
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    13th Nov 2014 09:44 pm Go to last post
  21. dimaligned blowing up

    Gang, Has anyone else had these dimensionless entities just sporadically just get discombobulated ???? I do not know what casue this but i use these thing religiously, and as often as i use...

    Started by SMP‎, 20th Aug 2014 09:22 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    13th Nov 2014 06:52 pm Go to last post
  22. Question Multileader with non-rectangular text border?

    I'm wondering if there is a way that you can have a non-rectangular border (circle, ellipse, hex, etc) around text in a multileader. I only see an option for a default rectangular border under...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 12th Nov 2014 06:00 pm
    annotative text, border, multileader
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Nov 2014 05:15 pm Go to last post
  23. Properties Palette error

    Hi I am using AutoCAD 2014 'Architecture workspace' and I use the Properties palette a lot to change the attributes of linework to display linetypes/global thickness/scale etc. However, when I...

    Started by lda2014‎, 12th Nov 2014 10:37 am
    • Replies: 5
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    12th Nov 2014 01:21 pm Go to last post
  24. Question Can you change the background colour of a active viewport in Autocad

    is it possible to have the background colour different when working in a viewport ?

    Started by AJSmith‎, 12th Nov 2014 10:42 am
    • Replies: 1
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    12th Nov 2014 12:12 pm Go to last post
  25. Text becomes a Squiggle

    Hello! I've run into this a couple times lately. Text or mtext will become a squiggle. This is usually in a block, maybe even within a block in an xref. Hopefully the image shows below.

    Started by AmberC‎, 10th Nov 2014 10:42 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    11th Nov 2014 04:54 pm Go to last post

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