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  1. How to draw a Curve?

    What is the accurate way to draw the curve on this drawing base on the know dims on the pic? This is the plan view of a catwalk, the arc looks wierd, I draw this out of the existing catwalk, how do i...

    Started by Sengna‎, 21st Feb 2014 11:57 pm
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    • Replies: 14
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    22nd Feb 2014 08:30 pm Go to last post
  2. Excel to CAD

    What is the best way to bring Excel spreasheets into AutoCAD. The spreadsheet could have multiple tabs as well, so not just one page. It also needs to be editable so when the spreadsheet...

    Started by dsibbo‎, 18th Feb 2014 12:09 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    21st Feb 2014 03:17 pm Go to last post
  3. Object Snap Tracking Object Snap

    ​Hello there, I want to be able to do just like in the GIF image, but I cannot?! With Object Snap Tracking turned on (F11), I want to Object Snap to the point where the dashed line intersects...

    Started by Lee94‎, 20th Feb 2014 05:27 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    21st Feb 2014 01:57 am Go to last post
  4. Object Snap Tracking Object Snap

    ​Hello there, I want to be able to do just like in this GIF image, but I cannot?! With Object Snap Tracking turned on (F11), I want to Object Snap to the point where the dashed line intersects...

    Started by Lee94‎, 20th Feb 2014 05:29 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    20th Feb 2014 10:21 pm Go to last post
  5. Force dimensions to line up

    Does anyone know of a command that allows multiple selected dimensions to line up with a chosen dimension? I am referring to the Dim Line.

    Started by xr309‎, 19th Feb 2014 03:58 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    20th Feb 2014 12:58 pm Go to last post
  6. Blocks from Tool Palette - Layer Problem

    Can anyone help me with a block problem. Whenever I click a certain block from my tool palette, it will enter the drawing and sit on Layer 0. Even if layer 0 isn't the current layer. All my...

    Started by dsibbo‎, 20th Feb 2014 10:24 am
    • Replies: 3
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    20th Feb 2014 10:58 am Go to last post
  7. help please. Text + line + layer

    Is possible? insert text into lines or polyline according to layer name.

    Started by titoprax‎, 19th Feb 2014 12:09 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Feb 2014 12:31 pm Go to last post
  8. Ole

    Anyone know how I find the location of where a OLE file in my drawing is saved?

    Started by dsibbo‎, 17th Feb 2014 02:39 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    18th Feb 2014 06:53 pm Go to last post
  9. Linetype with arrow

    Hi All, I'm looking to create a linetype where I can incorporate a specific arrowshape. Does anyone know the best way of going about this? The application is toshow on general layout plans the...

    Started by vards01‎, 29th Jan 2014 10:13 am
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,498
    18th Feb 2014 05:46 pm Go to last post
  10. Language Pack installed but not available

    I have AutoCAD LT 2013 German. According to the Autodesk site I can download an English language pack and use the program in English. I did everything the site said, including updating the Autodesk...

    Started by the ber‎, 15th Feb 2014 07:34 pm
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    18th Feb 2014 04:18 pm Go to last post
  11. Isometric corner issue.

    Hello, I have a problem with an isometric drawing with two small trimmed circles that will not allow me to offset them. I have the drawing in 2d with the edge offset by 3 and also a 3d version...

    Started by AutosoFreely‎, 18th Feb 2014 01:31 pm
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    • Replies: 20
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    18th Feb 2014 03:52 pm Go to last post
  12. Toggling Ortho with Shift

    I'm a returning user of autocad after using ArchiCAD for two years. It was a good program and one thing I came to enjoy was holding shift to toggle Ortho instead of pushing f8 to turn it on and off....

    Started by tmurphy‎, 14th Feb 2014 04:01 pm
    ortho toggle
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Feb 2014 06:40 pm Go to last post
  13. Special Multileader

    Hello, How can I create this tipe of multileader? Sometimes I need to use only text line 1, but sometimes I need text line 2 and 3 as well. I know I have to create a block and insert...

    Started by gegenytibor‎, 10th Feb 2014 10:42 am
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Feb 2014 10:44 am Go to last post
  14. Xref layer colors changing...

    I have xreffed a drawing into a sheet file. I need to change the layer colors of a lot of the xreffed layers...I do this...then save and close. When I open that sheet file again...the changed that I...

    Started by nnutting‎, 14th Feb 2014 08:16 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Feb 2014 02:41 am Go to last post
  15. i know i have done this before...

    this, unfortunately will be a basic question and on ethat has probably appeared before, so i apologize ahead of time... i have created a border for some shop drawing sheets. the only items that will...

    Started by dueingx4‎, 14th Feb 2014 10:51 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Feb 2014 10:54 pm Go to last post
  16. Locate use of .shx file?

    Can anyone let me know a way you can quickly locate a linetype or other object that might be referencing a .shx file in a drawing?

    Started by warbirt‎, 13th Feb 2014 11:48 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Feb 2014 01:20 pm Go to last post
  17. Trouble With Hatch

    I am having the worst time with a detail we're trying to hatch. Normally, this is taken care of with a LISP routine but for some reason in this detail I cannot get AutoCAD to accept the hatch area...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 13th Feb 2014 01:51 pm
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    • Replies: 12
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    14th Feb 2014 12:54 am Go to last post
  18. update all text elements after change of style

    I have some text elements for a certain style that are too big. So I want to change them. I can of course use quick select and then set the height, but I'm wondering if there's a way to change the...

    Started by ittayd‎, 5th Aug 2012 03:50 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    13th Feb 2014 02:26 pm Go to last post
  19. mirroring blocks, but not text in this block

    Hello there, does anybody know how to mirror a block containing a textfield, without mirroring this textfield? I am using Autocad LT 2008 Thanks in advance.. Raulwg

    Started by raulwg‎, 25th Mar 2008 04:07 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    13th Feb 2014 11:37 am Go to last post
  20. Scaling Blocks

    My colleague at work has a problem. He was given a drawing to revise that was originally scaled at 1/8", but it needs to be 3/32". I know you can scale text so that it scales up by insertion point,...

    Started by slovenc0417‎, 11th Feb 2014 05:43 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    11th Feb 2014 11:48 pm Go to last post
  21. Dynamic blocks inside tables

    Greetings all, I'm trying to insert a dynamic and block (with attributes) into a table. I can get the attribute editor to work fine, but the dynamic block doesn't work. The only action is...

    Started by bassdrumben‎, 11th Feb 2014 10:54 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    11th Feb 2014 10:54 pm Go to last post
  22. Embarrassed Change color in Model space ONLY?- big SNAFU happened!

    I have a layer for boiserie that needs to be printed out in a dark brown, but I can barely decipher it in Model Space on the black background. So, I've been tending to change the layer color to light...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 11th Feb 2014 10:56 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    color plotting, layer control, model space
    • Replies: 14
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    11th Feb 2014 10:22 pm Go to last post
  23. Bolts, washers and Nuts.

    I have a full library of bolts, nuts, washer, etc, and they are very handy not to have to redraw them when needed. I find that when I use these blocks during a machine assembly I do not wish to show...

    Started by evadtregnab‎, 11th Feb 2014 07:41 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 716
    11th Feb 2014 07:52 pm Go to last post
  24. Question Blocks verses Pallets

    I just started building custom tool pallets in AC 2014. It appears they are a different way to use blocks. Do the blocks that I move into the pallet remain in the pallet if I delete the original...

    Started by evadtregnab‎, 11th Feb 2014 07:34 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 560
    11th Feb 2014 07:44 pm Go to last post
  25. Flipping Text Attributes in Dynamic Blocks.

    I was curious to know if it is possible to flip the orientation of an attribute when using a mirror parameter. I would like to orient my text to the right when I flip it one way and to the left when...

    Started by Tuns‎, 30th Jan 2014 06:45 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 652
    11th Feb 2014 03:14 pm Go to last post

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