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  1. How to create survey points

    Hi guys. I've made a grid system of 5 meters per unit and RL of each points is known to me. How do I create this grid system in AutoCad? I've seen people writing about importing survey points file...

    Started by kayjay525‎, 17th Sep 2013 11:25 am
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    17th Sep 2013 03:21 pm Go to last post
  2. Line type appearance for different scales

    Hi :geek: I use many types of lines for drafting. I have to set a Linetype Scale depending on the scale asked by the client. For example if the client asks for 1:100 then my lines are set to 0.5....

    Started by aizzaac‎, 12th Sep 2013 10:21 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    17th Sep 2013 10:49 am Go to last post
  3. Cannot rotate dimension text to desired angle

    Hello everyone, I'm making this diagram of the load condition acting on tunnels to explain a Japanese set of equations that are used for the structural analysis for tunnels: But, there...

    Started by jdavid10‎, 13th Sep 2013 12:11 am
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    17th Sep 2013 04:27 am Go to last post
  4. Text on a non-arc curve

    I'm drawing a steam locomotive builder's plate which is eliptical in shape (240x150mm) and I'm having trouble trying to get text to follow the profile of the elipse. I've tried using...

    Started by MikeEH‎, 14th Sep 2013 11:59 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Sep 2013 07:26 pm Go to last post
  5. Embarrassed Missing Solid Hatch in AutoCAD 2011

    I am not sure when but at some point my solid hatch went missing from my CAD is there anyway to get it back? Where would I download this hatch pattern from? Thanks!

    Started by insight design‎, 11th Sep 2013 10:06 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    16th Sep 2013 06:54 pm Go to last post
  6. Unhappy Xhatching Not Showing Up

    I converted a Visio drawing to an AutoCad 2009 drawing, and I'm trying to edit it. My leader arrowheads or crosshatching are not showing up. I have "closed filled arrows" chosen, and I'm just using...

    Started by CherylU‎, 13th Sep 2013 02:40 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    16th Sep 2013 02:46 pm Go to last post
  7. Embarrassed Finding inertia of two sections

    Hi there New to the forum. I have two sections both region-ed. What is the correct way to find the combined inertia. The sections kind of "fit" into each other. So far I have used two different...

    Started by alrighty93‎, 5th Sep 2013 12:31 am
    combined sections, inertia, two sections
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    13th Sep 2013 10:47 pm Go to last post
  8. How long is a line

    Or even how for is it from A to B. I was trying to dim up a drawing and thought I was going mad. Then I found the problem, just throwing this into the forum for comment. The attached drawing just...

    Started by steven-g‎, 13th Sep 2013 06:34 am
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    13th Sep 2013 05:20 pm Go to last post
  9. Quick properties dialog box

    As I draw, whenever I click on an object (e.g. a polyline) a small dialog box appears right next to it. For example: in the drawing below I'm selecting my own polyline which I've made into a line...

    Started by jdavid10‎, 11th Sep 2013 01:57 am
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Sep 2013 12:46 am Go to last post
  10. Preferred method of starting a new drawing

    Do you 1. start a new drawing from a template 2. start a new drawing from scratch and insert a titleblock 3. the hardest way to do it start from scratch and draw everything including the...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 9th Sep 2013 07:23 pm
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    12th Sep 2013 07:10 pm Go to last post
  11. Text Editor problems

    Hi all A fellow cagemate is having some trouble with his Text Editor and I swore I'd (Cadtutor) solve it for him. See images below, the top is of the Text Editor as it usually is with the width...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 12th Sep 2013 10:39 am
    • Replies: 7
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    12th Sep 2013 11:55 am Go to last post
  12. A little help if possible (Changing VP layer colour by script)

    A little help if possible, Does anybody know how to change the VP (viewport) colour of a layer by script or if its even possible. Regards KT p.s or lsp of course.

    Started by KiLLiNG-TiME‎, 11th Sep 2013 05:31 pm
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    12th Sep 2013 11:55 am Go to last post
  13. object snap tracking- use distance not coordinates- mac

    Hi all, having trouble with object snap tracking. At times i am given distances from other objects to work with- which is what i am after. However in some instances only the model space...

    Started by a1177298‎, 11th Sep 2013 07:21 am
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    11th Sep 2013 05:17 pm Go to last post
  14. orthographic projection of a rotate elbow

    hello everyone the image above is a piping layout with two 45 degrees elbows. i drew the side view, then the the top view now one of the 45 degrees elbow is replaced by a 90 degrees elbow....

    Started by htsteel‎, 11th Sep 2013 03:12 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    11th Sep 2013 04:41 pm Go to last post
  15. Zoom Extents, Requires a regen, cannot be transparent

    Hi guys, I realise this is an old thread, just wondering if any new tweaks have some to the surface to all the wheel-double-click action to be altered. Currently my mouse is set to ZOOM>EXTENTS...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 6th Sep 2013 04:46 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
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    11th Sep 2013 12:53 am Go to last post
  16. Need Polylines, getting Splines

    I have hatches, and I need their outlines in the form of a simple polyline. I thought I could go Hatchedit > Recreate boundary. But no, when I select the option to make a polyline it gives me a...

    Started by aGont‎, 10th Sep 2013 02:45 am
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    • Replies: 10
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    10th Sep 2013 11:17 pm Go to last post
  17. Polyline display error

    Hi, Earlier today I was joining some polylines and during the command AutoCAD temporarily froze. After a short time it resumed and I completed the task. However, after this some other polylines...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 10th Sep 2013 12:40 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    10th Sep 2013 02:10 pm Go to last post
  18. Question Joining lines

    Hi, I have 2 questions that could actually be asked in 2 separate forum subgroups (this one and the plotting one), but am posting here as to avoid posting the same thing twice in the 2 separate...

    Started by wings‎, 4th Sep 2013 02:25 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    10th Sep 2013 11:45 am Go to last post
  19. viewing scale and dimensions

    I'm very new to CAD so please be gentle with me. :D I'm going to ask two questions at once, I hope that's acceptable. I've got .dxf files of parts that need to be manufactured, however in this...

    Started by savagecreature‎, 28th Jul 2013 10:35 pm
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    • Replies: 13
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  20. Angry object snap problems

    Since Autocad 2012 version, the object snap function seems to have been downgraded. Before, hovering over an snap would select the point. Now, I have to zoom in to get any precision. Not zooming...

    Started by dwynath‎, 6th Sep 2013 08:05 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    7th Sep 2013 12:55 pm Go to last post
  21. Changing Dynamic Block Colours

    I have a dynamic block and want to change its colour. I've gone into blockedit and made the change there however when I return to the drawing the colours haven't altered. I'm sure its something...

    Started by Stone031262‎, 4th Sep 2013 12:45 am
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Sep 2013 10:16 pm Go to last post
  22. AutoCad Mechanical Blocks insertion scaling

    I have a friend that is using AutoCad Mechanical which comes with blocks of structural members to insert, she is using Cad 2011. In one drawing if she inserts a channel and say the channel is 8"...

    Started by delliott‎, 28th Aug 2013 08:51 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    6th Sep 2013 05:51 pm Go to last post
  23. Wall hatches showing in windows

    Hello! I am having an issue with a window not inserting properly into a wall, or rather with the wall materials showing behind the window in seemingly random locations. I am using a modified...

    Started by claireaveri‎, 4th Sep 2013 11:53 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    6th Sep 2013 01:24 pm Go to last post
  24. text and leader not visible in viewport

    They are the only objects on this layer with which this happens. Any thoughts gratefully accepted ?

    Started by kippax‎, 5th Sep 2013 03:37 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    6th Sep 2013 01:09 pm Go to last post
  25. Dynamic block atrrubuted text?

    Hi there, Having a very annoying issue regarding attributed text updating when reinserting a DB. I have text override in a dimension, inserted a field into the text override but whenever I...

    Started by SamIreland‎, 6th Sep 2013 05:37 am
    • Replies: 5
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    6th Sep 2013 08:37 am Go to last post

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