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  1. Question metric output in mm unit drawing

    Hello I'm trying to make an ATTDEF (in combination with a circle/reference object) to show coordinates in meters, even though the drawing units are in mm. The general drawing units may not be...

    Started by jrn‎, 14th Jan 2013 04:19 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    21st Jan 2013 12:53 pm Go to last post
  2. Change Attribute Text Height When Tied To Parameters

    For starters, I am using AutoCAD 2013. I am having trouble with changing the text height of attributes in a block. I know that I can normally use BATTMAN and ATTSYNC to change the text height,...

    Started by pitcher8811‎, 19th Jul 2012 10:42 pm
    attributes, height, parameters, text
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    20th Jan 2013 09:22 am Go to last post
  3. Running dimensions is it possible? Please help

    I dont know if anyone is familiar with this but i want to dimension a steel beam and i want to use a "rd"(running dimension) i'm using asd and autocad 2011 and i can't find how to use this command or...

    Started by dannysteel‎, 18th Jan 2013 06:14 pm
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    19th Jan 2013 02:03 am Go to last post
  4. Custom palettes

    New member here. I am trying to set up some palettes to use at work and am using blocks to do so. What I've found is that my palettes work if I have left the blocks in place in the file in which I am...

    Started by pablolotto‎, 18th Jan 2013 09:15 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Jan 2013 12:42 am Go to last post
  5. Text displays and prints with outline only.

    I have a .shx font from our state DOT that I need to include on my sheets. The problem is on some drawings it is filled (like I want) and on others it is open (which is bad). The text is located in...

    Started by the_real_ptb‎, 17th Jan 2013 10:06 pm
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    18th Jan 2013 08:54 pm Go to last post
  6. Multiple Linetype Scales

    Hey all, We deal with multiple architects at our company, all of whom have different standards for their Linetype Scales (on a drawing at a scale of 1/8"=1'-0" some use 36, others 24 etc). ...

    Started by Mike_Taylor‎, 14th Jan 2013 10:06 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    18th Jan 2013 03:00 pm Go to last post
  7. Selected wrong action. Do I have to re-select all of my objects?

    Hello again, This is something that has plagued me for quite some time: occasionally, after going through some painstaking object selection, I accidentally choose the wrong action, for example,...

    Started by walleighworld‎, 20th Dec 2012 12:36 am
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Jan 2013 01:08 pm Go to last post
  8. Unhappy How to show a 2 gang and 5 gang light switch in electrical plan?

    Objective: to show in an electrical plan view a 2 and 5 gang light switch box. Problem; I have both a 2 and 5 gang light switch plates in separate locations. I need to show in an electrical plan...

    Started by JamFam‎, 16th Jan 2013 03:44 am
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Jan 2013 06:12 am Go to last post
  9. Changing Dimension Decimal Places

    My professor wants all of our dimensions to have 2 decimals places except for a few that he wants to have 3 decimal places. How do I change those few to have 3 places while everything else has 2?

    Started by eagriego‎, 17th Jan 2013 02:22 am
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    17th Jan 2013 02:48 am Go to last post
  10. Convert Single line text to multi-line?

    We have an employee in our office that is kind of old school in some ways. That person has a habit of exploding everything possible in a drawing. But the most annoying is the text. Most of us...

    Started by LKJR‎, 20th Mar 2008 09:27 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    16th Jan 2013 07:31 pm Go to last post
  11. Is the Distance Tool default in 2013 different than previous versions?

    I've been using 2013 in the office for several months now, and I swear something has changed on the Distance Tool from previous versions (2007, 2009). Using the Measurement or Inquiry Toolbars, I...

    Started by designminded‎, 15th Jan 2013 08:31 pm
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    16th Jan 2013 12:39 am Go to last post
  12. Dropdown list on block

    I would like to add a drop down list to a block. I would appreciate any help in getting this set up. Ive done a fair amount of research and it appears that things much more complex can be done but...

    Started by Craisbeck‎, 9th Sep 2012 03:29 am
    • Replies: 9
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    15th Jan 2013 05:30 pm Go to last post
  13. Can't Create Hatch

    I am working on a drawing (not originally created by me) and cannot create any hatches at all. If I make a closed shape, select Hatch, and select an interior point, nothing at all happens. No hatch...

    Started by willydj1‎, 30th May 2012 06:16 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    15th Jan 2013 03:28 pm Go to last post
  14. How do i draw line at specific angle?

    How do i draw line at specific angle. if i have the length on the x axis and angle, when i do @.25<45 the line becomes .25 in length i need the x dim to be .25 @ 45 degrees. as shown in the...

    Started by nbaryosef‎, 12th Oct 2008 04:26 am
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    14th Jan 2013 07:54 pm Go to last post
  15. Problem with selection

    Greetings! I'm experiencing problems with slecting objects. Usually, when I double clicked multi line text, I could edit it, now I get a text: "select an MTEXT object:", which basically means I...

    Started by hatcher‎, 12th Jan 2013 02:33 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    12th Jan 2013 05:43 pm Go to last post
  16. Dimension Offset Problem

    I am having a problem with some dimensions in a drawing. I have a 2D representation of my 3D model (using FLATSHOT) in my model space. I added the dimensions in a custom UCS and everything looks fine...

    Started by moniker‎, 9th Jan 2013 06:03 pm
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    9th Jan 2013 10:40 pm Go to last post
  17. text editing routine

    Dear all, I have thousand of spot elevations (text objects) from the surveyor with the format "## (space) ##". It is not an integer and i could not use the command "move text to elevation". Is there...

    Started by vhlim83‎, 8th Jan 2013 09:33 am
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    9th Jan 2013 08:06 am Go to last post
  18. Curve text in custom linetype

    I made a custom linetype to represent a pipeline. The line is abbreviated by 5 letters. My problem is when I reach and curve in the pipe (an elbow), the text string does not follow the curve. It...

    Started by archie16‎, 8th Jan 2013 08:43 pm
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  19. Bizarre text

    hello I have been trying to use the tcase command to change text case on a current drawing. some of the text is listed in properies with :\A1 and various other squares and ( etc .). can somebody...

    Started by dfield‎, 8th Jan 2013 03:45 pm
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    8th Jan 2013 07:36 pm Go to last post
  20. exploding block problem

    i'm working with this dwg that has a block in it that says "cannot be exploded" every time i try to explode it. is there anyway i can still get this thing exploded?

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 4th Jan 2013 07:27 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Jan 2013 02:17 pm Go to last post
  21. text editing problem

    we just upgraded to acad 13 at the office and now when i pick single line text to edit it the transperancy of the shading is so dark i cannot see the text line to place my cursor where i need it to...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 3rd Jan 2013 03:34 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd Jan 2013 04:41 pm Go to last post
  22. how to fade the drawing limits grid?

    Hi, is there a way to fade down the drawing limits and grid in the model space. I now have Autocad 2011 and I previously had 2009. I did it in my old software and cant remember for the life of me...

    Started by sarah‎, 3rd Jan 2013 12:26 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    3rd Jan 2013 12:36 pm Go to last post
  23. Angry Edited window now missing in Plan (top) view

    I am using AutoCAD Architecture 2011. I've inserted 3 windows in an exterior wall. They all can be seen in Plan (top) view. I've gone back and changed the height of the windows. Now when I look in...

    Started by JamFam‎, 28th Dec 2012 11:57 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    28th Dec 2012 11:57 pm Go to last post
  24. in model space drawing showing colour when i move to layout drawing is white only

    in model space drawing showing colour when i move to layout drawing is white only

    Started by mihaf‎, 4th Oct 2012 10:05 am
    • Replies: 9
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    26th Dec 2012 02:25 pm Go to last post
  25. Leader with preset value tags in dynamic block

    I am trying to make dynamic blocks to show reinforced slab bars detail. Attached herewith is a dynamic block which shows the bars. Now i want to attach a leader to the block (having framed text)...

    Started by rajeev_acpl‎, 22nd Dec 2012 08:16 am
    • Replies: 5
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    26th Dec 2012 09:16 am Go to last post

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