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  1. Controlling Visibility of MLEADER Frames?

    Working in 2012 (but saving to 2007 DWG format), I created an MLEADER text box with a frame and background masking on. Everything seemed to be OK onscreen in 2012. But when we opened the drawing in...

    Started by neophoible‎, 21st Mar 2013 04:12 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Mar 2013 11:13 pm Go to last post
  2. blank toolbar buttons

    How do I create "blank" toolbar buttons? Using the CUI I can drag buttons from one toolbar to another to copy them but they remain linked. A change to one changes the other. How do I create a...

    Started by dbroada‎, 20th Mar 2013 02:28 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    22nd Mar 2013 06:56 am Go to last post
  3. Cannot Purge Linetypes

    My title is somewhat misleading. I can actually purge these hidden line types, but I was wondering if anyone has a better method. The line types in question are funky looking line types that do...

    Started by slovenc0417‎, 15th Mar 2013 04:18 pm
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    • Replies: 42
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    21st Mar 2013 06:41 pm Go to last post
  4. 2D from INVENTOR is in BLOCKs

    I have taken a .stp file into INVENTOR LT - then out to AUTOCAD LT, and even sectioned from there... but everything now is in a block... so how can I now get to where I can dimension??

    Started by PVironman‎, 20th Mar 2013 08:31 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Mar 2013 03:30 pm Go to last post
  5. How to keep Paper Space LT Scale at 1:1

    Hi, This is my first post on this forum. I am trying to setup some pre-made paperspace layouts with legends and details. These will not change from project to project so by doing this ahead of...

    Started by MEPGuy‎, 18th Mar 2013 05:43 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    21st Mar 2013 02:59 pm Go to last post
  6. Angular Dimension

    Why does my angular dimension have a straight dimension line instead of curved?

    Started by Thaumaturge‎, 21st Mar 2013 10:17 am
    • Replies: 4
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    21st Mar 2013 11:18 am Go to last post
  7. Area of the hatch??!!

    Hello all, I am currently working on a project where i am trying to find out the floor area of a building. The floor area is hatched, normally when I type 'list' it comes up with the area but not...

    Started by NeilGTi85‎, 16th Jun 2008 12:53 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    19th Mar 2013 06:46 am Go to last post
  8. Export a toolbar?

    hi all,:) I've created a toolbar in AutoCAD 2008, and was wondering is it possible to export JUST the toolbar so other users can import it? Thanks in advance.

    Started by skipsophrenic‎, 1st Oct 2008 02:12 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    19th Mar 2013 02:43 am Go to last post
  9. i want to set text scale and paper scale on A3

    I have this layout inside cloud area i want to standard setting like if i want to print on A3 paper which text height i need to use dimension title block etc. 2nd question is that inside cloud...

    Started by afrazawan‎, 18th Mar 2013 09:12 am
    • Replies: 0
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    18th Mar 2013 09:12 am Go to last post
  10. Cannot seem to get any arrow or dimension readings?

    Hi AutoCAD Tutor, I have not touched AutoCAD for quite some time and I just got back on it today. For some reason, I cannot seem to be able to get the arrow at both end when I am drawing...

    Started by D1-Xen‎, 16th Mar 2013 01:17 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Mar 2013 03:18 pm Go to last post
  11. Dimensions not changing size/scale

    I've just recently changed jobs and so I'm working on a new (to me) system with Autocad Mechanical 2013. I had been working with Mechanical 2010. One (of the many) issues that is bothering me, is...

    Started by Big Mike‎, 15th Mar 2013 08:45 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Mar 2013 09:23 pm Go to last post
  12. layers acting up

    Ive been using autocad for years and this is driving me insane. Started at new company and am using acad 09 light until we get the new version. Everything was working fine but have been...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 15th Mar 2013 03:56 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Mar 2013 03:58 pm Go to last post
  13. Question Txt orientation matched - without annotation scales

    Does anyone know how to make txt orientation match layout without also having annotative scales. I need the txt to be a fixed size according to other drawing objects in different viewports -with...

    Started by jrn‎, 14th Mar 2013 07:44 pm
    annotative, orientation, text, txt
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Mar 2013 03:25 pm Go to last post
  14. Stretching Dynamic Blocks along an arc

    I have a 4' light fixture that is a rectangle. Right now I have it set up to where I can stretch it and it copies it’s self whatever length that I stretch it in increments of 4'. Is there a way...

    Started by stutz00‎, 13th Mar 2013 07:35 pm
    stretching dynamic block
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Mar 2013 07:28 pm Go to last post
  15. cant select my viewport

    i have a drawing that i turned off the border of the viewport and i need to move the viewport problem is i cant select the viewport.. ive got all the layers turned on and can select inside for...

    Started by mathew21‎, 13th Mar 2013 09:31 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Mar 2013 11:50 am Go to last post
  16. Annotation scale - what am I doing wrong here?

    Hi everyone, I've read through a few tutorials, and watched a few different videos, but I still seem to be getting something wrong! For example, I'm currently working on a drawing that has...

    Started by Mr.Alex‎, 13th Mar 2013 06:46 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Mar 2013 08:44 am Go to last post
  17. "units" (part drawings come in as millimeter, shop wants them at Inches

    Isn't there a quick way to set a block that has been created at 1=1 with metric units to insert into a "architectural" or "Engineering" united drawing. (without up-scaling it by 25.4)

    Started by yrnomad‎, 11th Mar 2013 05:30 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Mar 2013 09:38 pm Go to last post
  18. Embarrassed dimensions defualting to am5 layer in2013 autocad mechanical

    Hi Folks New to the forum here but not autocad. I started back on r12 and use the product ocassionally to plan machine shop work. The problem i am having is that i always create a layer to...

    Started by freewillie‎, 13th Mar 2013 03:57 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Mar 2013 05:12 pm Go to last post
  19. Menu Bar Options Missing

    My menu bar has almost vanished. All I can see is "File, Window and Help" all the others have dissapeared. I looked up what to do and CAD help told me to go to Window and then click on Pulldowns but...

    Started by Amazing Lora‎, 25th Mar 2009 11:01 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    13th Mar 2013 12:16 pm Go to last post
  20. Annotation text boldness.....how to change it??

    I have a site survey which has existing spot heights all over it using MICRO text. I am marking in new spot heights so want a text style which is different, but not over powering. Currently I am...

    Started by bumblebbabe‎, 11th Mar 2013 05:13 am
    • Replies: 5
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    13th Mar 2013 01:42 am Go to last post
  21. can some one make attribute for my t.block?

    please some one help me to make add attributes in this tittle block and give attribute green color for my help please thanks

    Started by afrazawan‎, 2nd Mar 2013 08:19 am
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    11th Mar 2013 05:52 pm Go to last post
  22. How to suppress zeros in dims, when feet, inches, and fractions are present.

    Okay. I should state that I'm looking for a workaround for the way autocad works. If I use a linear dimension, and the value works out to something like 4'-1/2", Autocad will display 4'-01/2". ...

    Started by MatthewDS‎, 8th Mar 2013 10:02 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    11th Mar 2013 04:23 pm Go to last post
  23. Text paragraph spacing problems

    Hi. Please look at the picture attached. Why does this happen? Every time I open a file where I changed paragraph spacing it always gets back to its default value of x1,00. How to fix this

    Started by Butch‎, 5th Mar 2013 11:02 am
    • Replies: 6
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    7th Mar 2013 04:58 pm Go to last post
  24. shape or text mask?

    Hi, I'm not sure if anybody is familiar with Vectorworks but anyway. In vectorworks, you can mask or fill a shape so that whatever behind the shape will be mask. I find it extremely useful compare...

    Started by gafemon‎, 6th Mar 2013 09:46 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 564
    7th Mar 2013 03:13 pm Go to last post
  25. Xref

    Hi. I've one drawing with a layer of architecture in XREF and a drawn specialty (sewage) over it. I want to use both (arcitecture and specialty) to another drwaing and eliminate XREF in the new...

    Started by Casusa‎, 7th Mar 2013 12:07 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 340
    7th Mar 2013 01:57 pm Go to last post

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