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  1. sliced cylinder

    okay this is the information i have: Instruction is to draw a 2D net of the object described this is the drawing i have of the top and the front view of the object. i really need some help

    Started by BeccaCad‎, 21st Nov 2013 10:08 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    24th Nov 2013 05:18 pm Go to last post
  2. Broken-out section help

    Could someone show me a broken-out section and what the line weight would be? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have to show a counterbore and full thread as a broken-out section. ...

    Started by brow_tines‎, 22nd Nov 2013 04:21 am
    • Replies: 2
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    24th Nov 2013 04:39 pm Go to last post
  3. Creating Leader with User Defined Arrowhead

    I am able to create my own leader style, a loop, similar to the "dot blank" option that ACAD provides. However, as with any leader style, once you pick the starting point of your leader you must...

    Started by slovenc0417‎, 22nd Nov 2013 04:23 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    24th Nov 2013 12:33 pm Go to last post
  4. Smile Drawing interior angles.

    How can I draw lines with specific interior angles between them? For example, if I draw my first line then, I want to draw the second one but with an interior angle of 100deg between them, what...

    Started by euncie‎, 23rd Nov 2013 01:48 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    23rd Nov 2013 11:48 pm Go to last post
  5. How to make cut fill section in auto cad?

    I have a elevation (OGL) and FRL finish road levels so how can i make the cut and fill volume section please guide me step by step

    Started by afrazawan‎, 23rd Nov 2013 10:59 am
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Nov 2013 12:59 pm Go to last post
  6. Question Fonts on Civil Engineering Drawings - what ot use?

    Afternoon Just testing the water really as to what fonts everyone use or would recommend to use on drawings? Currently we use RomonS with a 0.8 width factor but a few of the CAD users here...

    Started by AJSmith‎, 19th Nov 2013 04:49 pm
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 30
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    22nd Nov 2013 09:03 pm Go to last post
  7. AutoCAD How to make an existing block annotative

    Hi, I created an dynamic block few weeks ago and forgot to make it annotative. I try the ddchprop command, switch annotative to yes but it automatically immediately switch back to no. Could...

    Started by Benjo‎, 22nd Nov 2013 03:27 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd Nov 2013 04:37 pm Go to last post
  8. Set Default Column Widths in EATTEDIT

    Does anyone know if you can set the column widths to remember their positions in EATTEDIT? Take the below as an example, the prompts are truncated and the custom column sizes are never remembered...

    Started by churchill‎, 21st Nov 2013 10:23 pm
    columns, eattedit, resize
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Nov 2013 02:56 pm Go to last post
  9. Select Blocks by Name & Attribute Property

    I know that you can select all instances of a block reference by using QSELECT and specifying Block Reference and then where "Name" equals your given block name. Is there a way to quickly select a...

    Started by churchill‎, 21st Nov 2013 03:31 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Nov 2013 01:34 am Go to last post
  10. viewport scaling problems

    I have drawn a part in mm in model space that is relatively small (50x50mm) and I drew in model space at a 1:1 scale with mm set as my units. However when I go into paper space and set my scaling...

    Started by Seahorse‎, 21st Nov 2013 10:26 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    22nd Nov 2013 12:08 am Go to last post
  11. Fonts showing up jagged/mangled

    Hi, I'm trying to use different weights of the Univers typeface for my drawings - I have several condensed weights in .ttf format. They work perfectly fine in all other programs but in AutoCAD, all...

    Started by banatalie‎, 21st Nov 2013 02:51 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    21st Nov 2013 02:51 pm Go to last post
  12. Tables embedded in Mtext

    I couldn't find the answer with a Forum or Google search... Can you embed a table in Mtext? So when you edit the text the tables move with the text if you're taking out paragraphs in Specs and stuff.

    Started by qball‎, 20th Nov 2013 09:32 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Nov 2013 12:49 pm Go to last post
  13. Deleting unwanted layers,

    I have imported a dxf file from our Trimble handheld unit. The dxf has layers built into it that come straight from the trimble software. (ei, FENCE, TANK, WELL HEAD, FIELDLINE) I have custom built...

    Started by MichaelH27‎, 25th Jul 2012 04:19 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    delete, delete layer, layers, objects
    • Replies: 13
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    20th Nov 2013 11:02 pm Go to last post
  14. Dynamic Input - A History

    I am writing up some information on CAD good practice and how to use Dynamic Input in and keeping it switched on. I just wondered which version of CAD it first came from and if someone could give...

    Started by tomspenguin‎, 11th Nov 2013 12:49 pm
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 28
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    20th Nov 2013 07:34 pm Go to last post
  15. Unusual 2D Drawing Size 35mb

    I have been sent a 2D building layout drawing which is 35mb in size and no matter what I do to it, it retains its size. I even copied one single line into a new drawing and the size remains at 35mb!...

    Started by Bobzy20‎, 23rd Aug 2013 10:45 am
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 4,264
    20th Nov 2013 04:28 pm Go to last post
  16. Toolbar perfection

    I've got a couple of questions for the AC pro's about some advanced custom toolbar properties, and I'd like to hear about if anyone has made any out-of-the-ordinary steps to improve their input...

    Started by Barneel‎, 18th Nov 2013 12:13 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,448
    20th Nov 2013 09:34 am Go to last post
  17. Problem with inserting a raster image file

    I just reloaded AutoCAD 2000 on a newer machine and when I pulled up an old drawing file which had 4 raster images inserted from before, and now it wouldn't recognize them and when I tried to...

    Started by Mike Kramer‎, 18th Nov 2013 08:18 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Nov 2013 10:57 pm Go to last post
  18. Angular Dimension Landing issue

    When I use angular dimensions and move the text I always seem to lose the landing that attaches to the arrow. When the dimension is created is looks like #3 but once you move the text the landing...

    Started by Mase123y‎, 19th Nov 2013 04:04 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    19th Nov 2013 04:04 pm Go to last post
  19. need cad tools full version

    I need cad tools full version

    Started by afrazawan‎, 18th Nov 2013 10:58 am
    • Replies: 7
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    19th Nov 2013 11:45 am Go to last post
  20. Kitchen unit doors

    Hello to all you wonderful people. I have tried looking for a way to add my kitchen unit doors and various other items that I have drawn using autocad architecture 2011 in to a tool pallet I have...

    Started by learnfast‎, 18th Nov 2013 02:22 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    18th Nov 2013 04:46 pm Go to last post
  21. Text box

    When I add a text box label in Layout space. the text box is in the normal horizontal position, as in photo 1 when i preview it in the plot preview the text box is vertical. the drawing plots...

    Started by Ollie8974‎, 16th Nov 2013 04:07 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Nov 2013 08:44 pm Go to last post
  22. Automatically "twisting" drawing files

    This being my first post, I just want to thank everyone because this site has helped me fix about a million issues. My issue right now that I can't seem to find an answer to is it seems that when...

    Started by K Baden‎, 15th Nov 2013 03:03 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    dview
    • Replies: 14
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    15th Nov 2013 07:10 pm Go to last post
  23. Smile Dimension line extension control

    Good morning.. In Autocad 2006, is there a way to control the length of the dimension line when it extends outside of the dimension distance itself? In other words, when a dimension is small, and...

    Started by olecarman‎, 15th Nov 2013 01:24 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Nov 2013 02:35 pm Go to last post
  24. Acad.pgp for the command

    I see in the acad.pgp has the short cut command HM for homerun, but now when i type either HM or homerun it doesn't work any more. Can any one help. Thanks

    Started by ninh‎, 13th Nov 2013 08:10 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
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    14th Nov 2013 09:16 pm Go to last post
  25. Selecting Issues 2014

    Hi all....i have another perplexing issue this week. Suddenly my cad is playing up when i try and select single items. For instance....if i lay a block over another block (different looking...

    Started by cad_cow‎, 14th Nov 2013 12:57 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 629
    14th Nov 2013 12:50 pm Go to last post

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