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  1. Question Linetype "Appearance" in Dialog Box?

    Never had this problem until now. I just created a new linetype. Basically wanted an even smaller 'hidden' layer. I added it to my .lin file and in my start up lisp routine I have layers and...

    Started by tmelancon‎, 6th Mar 2014 08:32 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    6th Mar 2014 09:39 pm Go to last post
  2. Hatching from Tool Palette

    Is anyone able to let me know if there is a way I can drag a hatch pattern from a tool palette and have it so it asks for 'select objects to hatch' rather than 'select insertion point'? It does...

    Started by warbirt‎, 3rd Mar 2014 02:06 am
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Mar 2014 11:21 pm Go to last post
  3. Adding a "-" when using fractional settings

    For a reason forced upon me, I have to display my dimensions as: 123-3/4" the 3/4 can be diagonal. If I use achitectural it adds feet, inches then a "-" then fractions. This is not what I...

    Started by wbrokow1‎, 21st Feb 2014 04:37 pm
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    5th Mar 2014 06:02 pm Go to last post
  4. what ahve I done to my open file dialog box?

    No, this is not a FILEDIA=0 question. I used to have a thumbnail view with my dialog box but I don't any more. Does anybody know what I've done and what the neccessary setvar should be?

    Started by dbroada‎, 5th Mar 2014 04:20 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    5th Mar 2014 05:08 pm Go to last post
  5. Dimension Leader - Text Distance

    Hi guys, I have a question which hopefully will be quick. How can I reduce the distance between a text dimension and the object being measured. I know I can use the "Text movement" under the...

    Started by Marshall0x59‎, 28th Feb 2014 12:49 am
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    5th Mar 2014 01:52 pm Go to last post
  6. Unhappy Specifying Insertion Point of object based on X and Y Coordinates

    As the title says, I am trying to paste an object (circle) via x and y coordinates. Let's say they are: Center X: 1578516'-11 3/8" Center Y: 572762'-9 1/2" Everything works fine until I get...

    Started by edoll‎, 4th Mar 2014 10:41 pm
    coordinates, feet and inches, insertion point
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Mar 2014 09:43 am Go to last post
  7. Relating Geometric Tolerances and Datums to Dimensions? GTOL

    I am using Acad 2010. I am not new to AutoCAD, but in the last many years I have been using Pro/E to do any more mechanically intensive drawings. Now I am working on an existing mechanical...

    Started by AchrisK‎, 4th Mar 2014 05:14 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    4th Mar 2014 06:41 pm Go to last post
  8. Mystery Line

    Good Morning, I was publishing a drawing this morning and noticed that a "mystery line" has appeared, only in the finished PDF. I have tried exploded the Attribute and that makes life more...

    Started by CADMASTER1128‎, 26th Feb 2014 01:40 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    4th Mar 2014 05:22 pm Go to last post
  9. Angry Dynamic Blocks - Multi Stretch linked on same parameter (Distance Multiplier)

    I made a stretch item with "Parameter Sets" or manual with "Parameters" and "Actions" and i added another action(stretch). I modified the "Distance Multiplier" to needed value. Some times it works...

    Started by costin calin‎, 4th Mar 2014 09:35 am
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Mar 2014 03:23 pm Go to last post
  10. Recover problem

    I have a series of drawings that need to be RECOVERed. The ideal solution would be to establish why this is so but for now it is sufficient to RECOVER them. I can do this individually which works but...

    Started by dbroada‎, 4th Mar 2014 10:46 am
    • Replies: 4
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    4th Mar 2014 02:32 pm Go to last post
  11. Viewport issue

    I am using 2008. When I go to my paper space from my model space and open a new viewport i cannot get all the details of my drawing. Only the notations and dimensions, not the xref. I have...

    Started by 6tee7‎, 3rd Mar 2014 01:32 pm
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    3rd Mar 2014 07:21 pm Go to last post
  12. Question my broken continuous line

    every thing I draw all the sudden is in broken line even when Im in layers that are set continuous. Im new at this but I must have changed some setting that is over rideing the selection of line type...

    Started by tinman99‎, 3rd Mar 2014 03:50 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Mar 2014 05:25 pm Go to last post
  13. Problem with Fillet

    Hi, I am using Autocad Mechanical 2013, and when i type in the command line F for Fillet i don't see R for radius :(

    Started by Faouweb‎, 28th Feb 2014 02:11 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    3rd Mar 2014 07:30 am Go to last post
  14. Extending both ways in single go

    Usually when i extend the line using ex enter enter, it extends to one direction only. I have to click one by one on either of it end points to let it extend to both extremes wherever it intersect...

    Started by rock1‎, 12th Feb 2014 07:20 am
    • Replies: 9
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    28th Feb 2014 05:21 pm Go to last post
  15. Star FIELDS: vertical scale

    Is there a way to get the vertical scale of a profile view to show in a field?

    Started by PEGAdevelopment‎, 28th Feb 2014 04:28 pm
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    28th Feb 2014 04:28 pm Go to last post
  16. plot cad

    hi sir iam use cad 2014 when i have many drawing in layout and start plot he give me the last plot sheet as shading so i plot the second sheet but know he give me the same so i forget what i print

    Started by issammesk‎, 27th Feb 2014 09:49 am
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    28th Feb 2014 02:52 am Go to last post
  17. Add bend to leader lines

    Hello, I am trying to add a bend to my leader lines using Civil 2013. I have attached two images the first one is of my standard leader (dimension is inline with the leader line), the second one...

    Started by david1-b‎, 26th Feb 2014 06:46 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    27th Feb 2014 10:22 pm Go to last post
  18. Black lines inside a viewport

    I recently had to reload my Autocad and in doing so I now see all the coloured lines inside the viewport in paperspace. Previously these lines were in black, how can I return the viewport to that...

    Started by AMcC‎, 8th Mar 2013 08:25 pm
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    26th Feb 2014 06:29 pm Go to last post
  19. FIELDS: Viewport scale field showing "_XREF"

    I have a field to show the viewport scale. On the formatting, I tell it to "use scale name" but it does not show it properly. It shows "_XREF" on the end... How can I get it to show the actual...

    Started by PEGAdevelopment‎, 24th Feb 2014 08:26 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    25th Feb 2014 04:10 pm Go to last post
  20. O-Snap Off Object

    Hi there! Recently my CAD has been finding OSNAPS off the actual object. For instance, in the image below I'm tracking the orange line to move the red line over. However it finds the intersection...

    Started by Kremer‎, 24th Feb 2014 08:53 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    24th Feb 2014 11:10 pm Go to last post
  21. Can't snap a circle to a line with tangent point.

    I have my object tangent snap on and i was trying to snap the circle to the vertical line but it didn't show me the tangent point icon. Any body know why? or there is no way we can't have a line...

    Started by Sengna‎, 24th Feb 2014 07:38 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    24th Feb 2014 10:52 pm Go to last post
  22. Custom Workspaces and CUI files

    Ok, here goes....I have looked and cannot find a solution to my problem. We mostly have 2009 and a few 2011 LT and 2013 LT stations. I am currently getting the drafters on the 2009 stations and...

    Started by Honda Matt‎, 24th Feb 2014 05:28 pm
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    24th Feb 2014 09:16 pm Go to last post
  23. Scaling dynamic blocks

    Ok lesson learned here. I was wanting to scale up my blocks so that the hatching and details of the blocks were clear and easier to see. I created a drawing with all the blocks I use in it. That...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 24th Feb 2014 08:54 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  24. Changing Dynamic block name, AND keeping attributes

    Hi all, and thanks in advance for your help. I have made a dynamic block that is my template for calculating a metal pattern blank (so we know how much metal it uses) by width and length. I have also...

    Started by JeremyA1976‎, 20th Feb 2014 10:45 pm
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    1 2
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    23rd Feb 2014 08:16 am Go to last post
  25. 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

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