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

  1. Vertical dimension text gets bolder than all other text when scaled down!

    We've been fighting with this and the conclusion we've come to is that it's an autocad problem and there's nothing we can do about it. We have detail drawings that contain horizontal and vertical...

    Started by ItsChrisRay‎, 5th Mar 2013 01:02 am
    bold, dimension, text, vertical
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Mar 2013 01:53 pm Go to last post
  2. Smile Model/paper space drawing rotation in relation to north

    I have a site survey that I am having rotation issues with. In the model space the drawing is rotated so when I draw a vertical line it points up (which is what I am used to). However in the paper...

    Started by bumblebbabe‎, 5th Mar 2013 05:36 am
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    5th Mar 2013 06:51 am Go to last post
  3. Using Spacebar to negate the appearance of a dimension

    Hello- For years I've been able to hit the spacebar while dimensioning to cancel the appearance of a dimension. For some strange reason, this no longer works and when I hit the spacebar, the...

    Started by wazeest‎, 3rd Mar 2013 08:38 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Mar 2013 01:51 am Go to last post
  4. Batting Line Type fit

    I have an assignment to draw a bathroom. I have walls that are spaced 3 5/8 inches apart and the drawing shows insulation batting between them. When I use the batting insulation linetype and run a...

    Started by cso‎, 1st Mar 2013 04:18 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    3rd Mar 2013 11:55 pm Go to last post
  5. i have existing and proposed level how can make Profile

    i have existing level and proposed level in GPS so how can draw profile in civil or cad plz

    Started by afrazawan‎, 26th Feb 2013 04:41 am
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    2nd Mar 2013 09:15 am Go to last post
  6. Fonts - only the standard show

    Hi, I am drawing in AutoCAD 2012 and when I want to change the font I just have standard to choose from. How do I get all the other fonts to my drawing? (They're all in the fonts folder on my...

    Started by Arty‎, 26th Feb 2013 03:26 am
    • Replies: 4
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    1st Mar 2013 02:47 pm Go to last post
  7. Hidden Linetypes with test

    I am just starting to create some custom linetypes. All is well with solid lines with text. However I have reached a stumbling block as far as hidden lines go. Basically I get this result...

    Started by ROCKHOPPER1‎, 25th Feb 2013 08:40 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Feb 2013 08:32 pm Go to last post
  8. Is there a Text + Leader = Annotation shortcut?

    Hi Guys, I work with some old school drafters who always seem to create text and a leader separately when making plans. It drives the rest of us bonkers when we have to edit them...So I'm...

    Started by klrqn‎, 28th Feb 2013 03:51 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Feb 2013 05:12 pm Go to last post
  9. AIDIMFLIPARROW: dimension line length

    I have to flip out dimension lines/arrows all the time. How do I control the length of the dimension line when it is outside two lines?

    Started by nrschmid‎, 28th Feb 2013 03:07 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    28th Feb 2013 03:24 pm Go to last post
  10. Exclamation how to use two point styles in one autocad drawings ?

    how to use tow point styles in one Autocad drawings Hi Friend please help. I need two point in drawing.But both point styles most be different. Its possible or not. Please help me guys. ...

    Started by Nmaks‎, 27th Feb 2013 11:19 am
    • Replies: 6
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    28th Feb 2013 02:23 pm Go to last post
  11. Annotation Scales

    I need a 1:50 annotation scale but it is not listed do I have to make this scale and add it?

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 27th Feb 2013 08:28 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Feb 2013 10:59 am Go to last post
  12. Attaching Street names from Excel sheet to Polylines automatically

    Hi friends, I've a map of an area, which has more than 50 streets and I want to name the streets from the excel work sheet. The streets are polylines. I want to show the street names on the...

    Started by shashidharga‎, 26th Feb 2013 09:41 am
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    • Replies: 17
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    28th Feb 2013 01:34 am Go to last post
  13. copy attributes to a new block

    im looking for a way to copy attributes from one block to another (even if the new block doesn't contain any attributes) , maybe a lisp if its not already one of the commands in autocad. Thanks

    Started by danielk‎, 6th Feb 2013 01:46 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    28th Feb 2013 12:29 am Go to last post
  14. Complex linetype shape vs text spacing

    I have created a custom linetype using a shape & also added text. I have tried countless combinations to have a different spacing for the text, without affecting the frequency of the shape. I...

    Started by xrunnurx23‎, 20th Feb 2013 04:43 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    27th Feb 2013 08:31 pm Go to last post
  15. Customized Linetypes

    Does anyone have some customized linetypes for RW, PL, and so on that I can use?

    Started by Pam Robinson‎, 27th Feb 2013 07:10 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    27th Feb 2013 08:25 pm Go to last post
  16. Need text to match layout orientation with blocks

    Since it's a snow day here I have some time to work on some office stuff. I've created my new template now I want to update my blocks. Because I have to place blocks that show a direction for...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 26th Feb 2013 05:17 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    27th Feb 2013 04:22 pm Go to last post
  17. Paper Space Scaling

    When set up my drawing in paper space it is just a big cluster. When i scale it, the drawing disappears. However, when i hit scale to fit it returns but the drawing is still in a cluster. Can someone...

    Started by Buddy Love‎, 22nd Feb 2013 11:30 pm
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 25
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    27th Feb 2013 03:24 pm Go to last post
  18. Commands are repeating infinitely within the command line.

    I'm having an intermittent problem with Vanilla AutoCAD 2011. Every so often when I start a command it will loop in the command line as the extract I have put in the command line. Command: o...

    Started by Glen1980‎, 26th Feb 2013 10:16 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    27th Feb 2013 08:54 am Go to last post
  19. Selecting blocks

    Hello again, My question this go around is to see if there is a way you can select blocks one after another with out having to leave the keyboard. i am having to change every block in a drawing to...

    Started by genmech‎, 25th Feb 2013 05:12 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    26th Feb 2013 02:49 pm Go to last post
  20. building design using coordinates

    Hello, My name is ede and i need our help. is possible through the coordinated build a drawing in autocad? eg x | y 0-0 40-0 40-30

    Started by cad_ede‎, 24th Feb 2013 07:49 pm
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
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    26th Feb 2013 06:25 am Go to last post
  21. Map editing- can't select GRID and Legend

    Hi everyone, I have a quick question. I have to ad a object to the legend of a map in autocad. The map contains a grid with on the right lower corner a legend window. Someone else drew...

    Started by Autonewb‎, 23rd Feb 2013 11:21 am
    selecting items
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Feb 2013 07:17 pm Go to last post
  22. Change a line to a point

    Any way to convert a line into a point? I have a topo drawing that appears to have the ground shots that I want to bring into Civil3D to create a surface. The problem is that the points are actually...

    Started by the_real_ptb‎, 21st Feb 2013 06:28 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    22nd Feb 2013 04:33 pm Go to last post
  23. Change dimension line length when text is outside / beside dimension

    Can i change the length of the dimension line 'extension' when my dimension text placement is beside the dimension line (see attached image)?

    Started by mane222‎, 21st Feb 2013 06:08 am
    • Replies: 6
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    22nd Feb 2013 01:58 pm Go to last post
  24. Pasting into Existing Block

    Hi, I am still getting used to version 2010, and am unable to paste items into an existing block, is there a setting I can adjust to remedy this?

    Started by WERDNA‎, 21st Feb 2013 12:55 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 339
    21st Feb 2013 03:00 pm Go to last post
  25. I Need Help, B-Spline in AutoCAD 2002

    I know there is a Spline command in the AutoCAD. Can I create a B-spline which has two endpoints and two control points in AutoCAD similar as the one in the Solidworks?

    Started by spinecad‎, 20th Feb 2013 02:14 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,385
    21st Feb 2013 11:36 am Go to last post

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