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  1. Dimension scale model view to paper view

    When I have placed dimensions in model space with a text height of 2.5 now do I get them to a readable size in paper space

    Started by davefromfife‎, 19th Apr 2012 07:28 pm
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    30th May 2012 10:58 am Go to last post
  2. Unhappy Hatching to gradient

    We have some VIPs coming to see our new waste treatment facility. I was asked to make a pretty picture for them. So I started to hactch our site plan. Roads with gravel, grass, solid for tanks. They...

    Started by redbeardcad‎, 25th May 2012 04:35 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    29th May 2012 06:18 pm Go to last post
  3. Angry isometric dimensioning

    I need a little help. For the first time in several years I need to dimension an isometric piping drawing. How do I set the dimension style to correctly align the dimension and the text and then how...

    Started by g1pix‎, 28th May 2012 02:17 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    29th May 2012 01:42 pm Go to last post
  4. Changing a Scaled Drawing to from 1:100 to 1:1

    Hi, I am pretty new to AutoCAD. I have a drawing which I need to copy & paste into a new CAD document. It is a base build drawing that has been scaled 1:100 within the model space. I am trying to...

    Started by Funkgonefooey‎, 28th May 2012 11:58 am
    • Replies: 9
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    28th May 2012 05:36 pm Go to last post
  5. Hide lines partially

    Hi there, I am using acad2010, with medium experties. I want to hide some part of lines so as to indicate the part is behind some object. I dont want to break the line as I need to creat separate...

    Started by nddongre‎, 25th May 2012 07:16 am
    • Replies: 3
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    28th May 2012 08:49 am Go to last post
  6. Text Override

    In the Properties Pallete using a dimension I'd like to text override it with text on the top and bottom. Like say I've got an opening of 36 inches, I'd like the dimensions to read: ...

    Started by bbankston‎, 29th Nov 2010 02:47 pm
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    28th May 2012 08:41 am Go to last post
  7. Question Custom linetype with text display problem

    Hello community! My love for this forum keeps growing, so here I am again. Today's issue... I made a custom line type called EX (for existing pipes) which looks a little bit like this: - - -...

    Started by freek‎, 18th Feb 2011 05:17 pm
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    linetype, orientation
    • Replies: 10
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    25th May 2012 02:05 pm Go to last post
  8. Embarrassed Calculations to create Macro button in Excel for 2 conditional scenarios

    After starting my previous thread "What formula will work to acieve this result" I decided to post this new thread because I have changed my mind and will now be using the external Excel file that...

    Started by colors‎, 23rd May 2012 05:52 am
    conditional formats, excel macro button
    • Replies: 4
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    24th May 2012 11:14 pm Go to last post
  9. File size growing

    In Acad 2006 2D, what could cause a file that's been around 1.3MB to increase to 2.5mB and now to 9.3Mb, in 2 days as I work on it? It already has many large Blocks but I haven't increased their...

    Started by fostertom‎, 21st May 2012 08:05 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    22nd May 2012 07:10 pm Go to last post
  10. Quick way to measure a right angle described by two points?

    Hi, I am doing takeoffs from a CAD drawing. Without getting too deep into it, I have one origin point, and then I have 200 or so points around the origin. I'm trying to find the fastest way to get...

    Started by bheilig‎, 21st May 2012 09:55 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd May 2012 01:55 am Go to last post
  11. Scaling

    Hello all, I'm working on a drawing of a jobsite. The jobsite has multiple buildings surrounded by water wells. Each well has a unique ID, ie MW-7. In model space everything is drawn at a 1:1...

    Started by SIESCAD‎, 21st May 2012 05:37 pm
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    21st May 2012 07:32 pm Go to last post
  12. Question Using block's x-coordinate to get station

    I currently have my elevation view set up so that the x-coordinates correspond to the stationing along my structure and the y-coordinate corresponds to the elevations. I have a block that will insert...

    Started by rjohnson42‎, 21st May 2012 03:39 pm
    • Replies: 3
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  13. Pasting Multiple Annotations in Cad from Text/Excel

    I'm sure there is a simple way to do this, but it's just not working for me. I'm trying to paste in things like "N.G.", "Top of Bank", "Edge of Water" all at certain points to annotate the...

    Started by francois28‎, 21st May 2012 02:59 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    21st May 2012 03:23 pm Go to last post
  14. Question IBR Sheeting linestyle

    Hi there, Does anyone have a linestyle that looks like IBR Sheeting?

    Started by Hannah-Marie‎, 19th Apr 2010 09:07 pm
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    21st May 2012 04:19 am Go to last post
  15. gun dimensions?

    I want to improve 2d drafting in autocad.I wanna draw a gun I have no dimensions about gun.if you have dimensions for gun,pistol etc.

    Started by buraqgo‎, 19th May 2012 07:39 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    19th May 2012 11:11 pm Go to last post
  16. Drawing Flip dimension measurement?

    How do we flip the dimension numbers from one side of the line to another? My dimension always appears on the left hand side for a vertical line and on the top for horizontal line... Can I make...

    Started by D1-Xen‎, 19th May 2012 01:58 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    19th May 2012 05:16 pm Go to last post
  17. Link Shift? Wires Expand as an object moves

    The headline is very self explanatory... I was wondering, since I am drawing a lot of circuit stuffs, whenever I am moving an inverter or module shape around, I always have to either shift those...

    Started by D1-Xen‎, 17th May 2012 02:06 am
    • Replies: 9
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    19th May 2012 12:20 pm Go to last post
  18. Custom COMPLEX LINETYPE help!!!

    I'm trying to make a linetype for plugmold which is like this _____ // _____ // _____ // _____ // _____ And this is the code I've entered *PLUGMOLD,DASH 2SLANT DASH _____ // _____ // _____...

    Started by Folio‎, 16th May 2012 06:05 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    17th May 2012 04:57 pm Go to last post
  19. Invisible Hatch from Vector Works DWG exported

    From DWG files exported off Vectorworks, in Model Space my lines are interrupted with blank area which are non removable, unpickable. If I move my drawings in MS theses black areas stay in place, the...

    Started by Freddeub‎, 16th May 2012 07:17 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th May 2012 07:18 am Go to last post
  20. Action Recorder Insertion Issue

    Once I start recording a new macro I have no issues at all. Everything works fine and it records all my commands correctly. The issue is inserting a block within the macro. When the macro is played,...

    Started by Palacio‎, 16th May 2012 09:03 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    17th May 2012 03:29 am Go to last post
  21. Star Get Line Weight in Layout? Printing OK

    I am aware some users like their lines very sharp and neat in the layout and make the line weight appear in the printing process. However, I am wondering if I can see the the lines weight applied...

    Started by D1-Xen‎, 12th May 2012 06:34 am
    • Replies: 5
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    17th May 2012 02:36 am Go to last post
  22. Palettes - Click to open

    Hi all I have a palette on my drawing which is sitting nicely (closed) on the left hand side of my screen and opens when my cursor hovers over it, is there any way that I can stop it from doing...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 15th May 2012 09:17 am
    • Replies: 6
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    16th May 2012 10:05 pm Go to last post
  23. multiple object area calculation in autocad 2009

    hi anyone tell me about how to get multiple objects area easily. i am using auto cad 2009. plz tell me using autocad 2009 or any other simple way to calculate.

    Started by sushant‎, 16th May 2012 04:17 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th May 2012 05:08 pm Go to last post
  24. Font Style - Apex New

    Hi All, Is it possible to get a font style called Apex New that can be used in AutoCAD?

    Started by bails1974‎, 16th May 2012 10:59 am
    • Replies: 6
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    16th May 2012 01:33 pm Go to last post
  25. Associative Dimension Problems in Paper Space

    I created several dimension styles to use in paper space. All of these work perfectly, and accurately if my dimassoc is set a 1. However I wanted these to be associative dimensions. When I change the...

    Started by asteffy‎, 15th May 2012 07:21 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    15th May 2012 11:02 pm Go to last post

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