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  1. Arcs and circles are no longer smooth.

    Recently I created an elevation which included a door with leaded glass. When I originally drew the arcs and circles they were symmetrical and smooth, but now they are rough and ugly. (See...

    Started by nicnicman‎, 7th May 2008 02:58 am
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    15th Aug 2012 05:04 pm Go to last post
  2. Can I make two entries into a table (one in mm and one in ft) from one dimension??

    Hi All, I'm hoping that someone may be able to offer some advice ... I'm an architect and I'm drawing up a development of 80 houses and I need to provide a Sales Plan which includes the width...

    Started by Dandrage‎, 15th Aug 2012 03:07 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Aug 2012 04:04 pm Go to last post
  3. MText Editor Ribbon

    I'm using ACAD 2010 and today whilst editing some text the ribbon suddenly expanded halfway down my screen. It appears that the scroll for the styles on the left of the ribbon maxed out. Is there...

    Started by Dazacad‎, 13th Aug 2012 01:56 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Aug 2012 10:33 am Go to last post
  4. Trouble With Text

    Hi to all, This is my first 3d, before of all thank you for this forum. Now I explain my trouble: I have Autocad LT2010 ITA. Before yesterdy all was Ok, from today I have problem with the...

    Started by KAmamaK‎, 11th Aug 2012 12:04 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    13th Aug 2012 01:25 pm Go to last post
  5. Squashed text

    Ive recently started using Auto CAD Mechanical 2013 (product design suite) and have been having real issues with certain types of text. Either when opening up an existing drawing or by pasting text. ...

    Started by G-Man‎, 7th Aug 2012 09:02 am
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    13th Aug 2012 09:23 am Go to last post
  6. Love 2d Blocks for furniture

    hey , i love u guys for helping me before :D here i have a little problem .. i need some BLocks that can help me creating floor plans very quickly i need them to be with unit meter .. i...

    Started by Mena__99‎, 11th Aug 2012 10:12 pm
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    12th Aug 2012 01:55 pm Go to last post
  7. Question Raster Image later displays as the file name only

    Running AutoCAD 2004, XP Pro I have inserted our company logo into the title block as a Raster image. The logo is png, and I have tried retaining the path and not retaining the path with the same...

    Started by darrellk-1‎, 11th Aug 2012 03:30 pm
    autocad 2004, raster image, retain path
    • Replies: 1
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    11th Aug 2012 04:16 pm Go to last post
  8. what is the format of hatch?

    The lines of hatch are together like a block,but it is not block,what is this kind of format?And is it possible to convert several parallel lines into 'hatch' ?

    Started by vib‎, 9th Aug 2012 01:56 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    9th Aug 2012 03:14 pm Go to last post
  9. Whats the matter with my multiline text?

    Hi guys, I'm having minor albeit annoying problems with multiline. When I want to insert a multiline text, the width seems to stretch all the way off to the right to infinity despite me dragging my...

    Started by Dilettante‎, 8th Aug 2012 12:03 am
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    9th Aug 2012 03:10 pm Go to last post
  10. Selection settings

    How can I change the settings, so that only one object will be selected at a time --> selected objects will be deleted from the selection, picking another object without pressing the 'shift' button? ...

    Started by Lau‎, 8th Aug 2012 05:19 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    9th Aug 2012 01:04 am Go to last post
  11. Multiple Attributes to a Single-Line Text

    Hi all, just wondering if it is possible to assign multiple attributes to a single line text within a block, and be prompted for them upon insertion. Cheers in advance, James

    Started by jamespwatson‎, 7th Aug 2012 01:50 am
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Aug 2012 04:13 am Go to last post
  12. hatching around dimensions and other objects

    Hello all, I have this issue where I have stone right below some framing and other objects. I use a hatch to fill in the square of stone. When I use the hatch, I send it to the back of the drawing...

    Started by KoTa04‎, 2nd Aug 2012 02:23 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    7th Aug 2012 03:25 pm Go to last post
  13. AutoSnap Marker Box not showing

    I am using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 The marker box that usually shows when you want to snap to an object is not appearing. What do I need to try to get it to show up again?

    Started by Sims‎, 6th Aug 2012 09:03 pm
    autosnap
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    6th Aug 2012 09:14 pm Go to last post
  14. Linetype Scales

    I am having trouble with some scale of some linetypes. I've created 2 new linetypes that read -UW-UW- and -TR-TR- for under water and trench route. When i put them in a new drawing they show up as...

    Started by Leek0421‎, 6th Aug 2012 12:50 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    6th Aug 2012 12:58 pm Go to last post
  15. Problem with picking fonts from MS office in AutoCAD MEP 2010

    When I open drawings created by others, I get a message " Specify font for Style OPT and "Arial Unicode MS" and a host of other fonts appear in the table. If I substitute this with Arial from the...

    Started by Rathaur‎, 6th Aug 2012 10:40 am
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    6th Aug 2012 10:40 am Go to last post
  16. Zooming to a Scale (Eg Zoom 2xp)

    If in Paper Space, entering into the viewport to zoom to a specific scale (factor), what is the easiest way to make sure I am using the correct scale factor? ie a calculation? for example say I...

    Started by paulh31‎, 3rd Aug 2012 03:20 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    3rd Aug 2012 03:54 pm Go to last post
  17. Drawing Creating Surveyor Plans

    I am trying to take an alread existing plan that has all of the co-ordinates already on it and draw it in CAD. The problem i am having is that the plan i have does not give me a directions (North,...

    Started by KelseySheffer‎, 2nd Aug 2012 06:19 pm
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    3rd Aug 2012 03:36 am Go to last post
  18. Editing Multi-Line Text

    I use a lot of Multiline text, copy and paste that text to other areas of the floor plans that I draw, then edit the text. My problem is when I select the text for editing my cursors always appears...

    Started by B-Grif‎, 2nd Aug 2012 05:41 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd Aug 2012 03:15 am Go to last post
  19. Turning off parametrics

    Acad Architecture 2013 30 day trial running as Options>Profiles>Autocad. How to turn off parametrics? In Paperspace, things keep on acquiring parametric constraints and then can't be moved without...

    Started by fostertom‎, 2nd Aug 2012 02:02 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    2nd Aug 2012 03:12 pm Go to last post
  20. Zoom/pan annoyance when Paste Specialing

    Adesk Architecture 2013 30 day trial, W7 When Paste Specialing a couple of Excel cells as Picture (Metafile), onto a Paperspace viewport, the screen image instantly zooms in and pans to a...

    Started by fostertom‎, 28th Jul 2012 05:53 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    2nd Aug 2012 01:46 pm Go to last post
  21. Replace Dynamic Blocks with Normal Blocks based on Parameters

    Hi, We used a bespoke programme to convert our drawings to Java applets for web usage. This does not cope with dynamic blocks at present and we have started to receive drawings from our clients...

    Started by LeighJ‎, 2nd Aug 2012 10:33 am
    • Replies: 0
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  22. Autocad lt 2013 - Line type Help

    I need a paticular linetype made, i have looked everywhere and have tried making my own but i am terrible. If anyone can do it and send me .lin file with it, i would be hugely grateful

    Started by boxel0‎, 1st Aug 2012 08:38 pm
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    1st Aug 2012 08:58 pm Go to last post
  23. leader 'tails' disappeared

    i'm not sure 'tail' is the right term. but as you can see from the screen capture, they all suddenly disappeared on me. any idea what i might have done? you've be a life saver if you can...

    Started by amorican‎, 31st Jul 2012 12:28 am
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  24. Adding/removing a scale to snnotative text

    Im pretty new to annotative text. I was wondering how I can make text show in two viewports at two diffrent scales? Also how to I remove scales from text? Any help would be greatly appreciated....

    Started by michael256‎, 30th Jul 2012 02:41 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Jul 2012 06:38 pm Go to last post
  25. Updating block references.

    Ok so here's the situation... I have approx 150 files all with multiple layouts, each layout containing a legend block that needs updating. I edited the existing block and used WBLOCK to save it...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 27th Jul 2012 11:16 am
    block reference, insert block
    • Replies: 5
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    30th Jul 2012 11:00 am Go to last post

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