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  1. Multi Text Numbering

    Hi, How do you start the numbering on multi text from a No. higer than 1?

    Started by WERDNA‎, 13th Dec 2012 11:17 am
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Dec 2012 01:46 pm Go to last post
  2. Major Z plane trouble

    I have been working on this framing plan and come to find out - much of the text and some of the lines are being entered off of the 0 - Z plane. Can anyone help me get everything down to 0? ...

    Started by disbanded‎, 12th Dec 2012 10:32 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Dec 2012 11:27 pm Go to last post
  3. Moving a polyline stretches the other one - not wanted action?

    I've got two polyline rectangles next to another. When I move the other one, the next one stretches with the one that is moved and that is not what I want. What am I doing wrong, some system variable...

    Started by gepetto1000‎, 12th Dec 2012 10:19 am
    • Replies: 5
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    12th Dec 2012 10:39 am Go to last post
  4. Help with dynamic door block

    Hi, I had created a dynamic door block (my first one). As the block has door frame section on both ends, i need to place the linear distance parameter near the door hinge (and not on the basepoint...

    Started by rajeev_acpl‎, 7th Dec 2012 02:15 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    12th Dec 2012 10:18 am Go to last post
  5. fractions rounding

    Hi, it's been awhile since I have been back to autocad. I draw a line an exact length then when I try to dimension it with a fraction it rounds up. I can't find the setting. It is say 5 1/2" but...

    Started by caseyanne‎, 11th Dec 2012 02:59 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    11th Dec 2012 03:41 pm Go to last post
  6. non selectable objects on layouts

    Hi everyone, I have an object in model space. but in layout i can see a portion of the object profile as duplicate away from actual object. As i close and reopen the file it dissappears. What...

    Started by anp2012‎, 11th Dec 2012 06:53 am
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Dec 2012 02:35 pm Go to last post
  7. Exporting DWG to DGN than attaching to another DGN. US survey feet error.

    Hello everyone, I am trying to take our Traction Power DWG and export it to a DGN which is no problem. The problem i am having arises when i go to attach it to the Track Alignment DGN or the OCS...

    Started by drunkCAD‎, 8th Dec 2012 12:43 am
    • Replies: 0
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  8. Mtext help.

    Hello everyone. I changed jobs about three weeks ago, and went from AutoCAD 2012, to Mechanical 2009. The transition has been seamless, except for one thing: text. The templates here are set up with...

    Started by Echo Four Bravo‎, 6th Dec 2012 09:03 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 378
    7th Dec 2012 02:44 pm Go to last post
  9. Importing excel data to define dynamic blocks properties

    Hey guys, I work for a company that makes sheet metal cabinets and I came up with an idea that I'm having a little trouble realizing. Each cabinet we construct has 17 parts that all different...

    Started by AllBodies‎, 4th Dec 2012 04:02 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    7th Dec 2012 01:44 pm Go to last post
  10. Please help me how to get the x and y coordinates of grid on drawing.

    Hi Friends, I have a question. Now i am working on setting up the grid system for drawings . My task is after setting the grid label the possition of equipments od Data Center( e.g ups, panels)...

    Started by ashnav_msit‎, 6th Dec 2012 06:23 pm
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    7th Dec 2012 12:56 pm Go to last post
  11. Annotation help!

    Hello all Hope someone can help or point me in the right direction. I've completed my drawing (Autocad architectural 2012) and set-up my multiple view-ports (at 1:50 and 1:5 scale) on my...

    Started by mrfitzgerald‎, 28th Nov 2012 02:28 pm
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    • Replies: 13
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    6th Dec 2012 03:29 pm Go to last post
  12. Nesting - Autocad / Fastnest

    Hi all, I work for a ship builder's and naturally Autocad is a big part of it. For awhile now we have been using Fastnest to easily nest the parts we design and thats fine until it comes to...

    Started by ggservers‎, 4th Dec 2012 05:16 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Dec 2012 05:28 pm Go to last post
  13. Extracting block data

    Hi There, I have a dynamic steel section block with a btable to choose which size member you want. What I want to know is there any way I can add a field to the block that shows the selected size...

    Started by stevo99‎, 21st Nov 2012 08:44 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Dec 2012 08:17 pm Go to last post
  14. Dynamic block increasing file size

    Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum and this is my first thread. So here goes: I've developed a dynamic block for a standard bulb flat profile cross section using parametric constraints to alter...

    Started by mrdjezmin‎, 30th Nov 2012 12:02 pm
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    3rd Dec 2012 06:53 pm Go to last post
  15. dxf r12 not saving dimstyles

    I'm using autocad 2012, when I save as dxf r12 and open the file back up the dimension style is no longer current. Any changes I have made to the dimstyle are listed as an override and are no longer...

    Started by the downing effect‎, 1st Dec 2012 09:58 am
    • Replies: 3
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    2nd Dec 2012 03:23 am Go to last post
  16. Change layer of multiple blocks

    Hi all, I have a dwg that is converted from vectorworks with 100+ blocks of different names. All line-weight and color is set to 0.00mm and white. I want to be able to organize multiple Block...

    Started by gafemonx‎, 29th Nov 2012 11:52 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    30th Nov 2012 01:31 pm Go to last post
  17. Dimension Text Editing

    I'd like to share something I just discovered. It may be old news to many of you. Select a dimension. Select the text grip. Right click. You'll get a menu for doing some neat things with the text,...

    Started by CyberAngel‎, 27th Nov 2012 04:33 pm
    dimension, rotation, text
    • Replies: 1
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    27th Nov 2012 04:45 pm Go to last post
  18. Architectural ticks to large

    I received a drawing from a client where the architectural ticks display very large. The leader arrow shows as the correct size but the dimension tick does not. I went into the dimension style...

    Started by bleeargh‎, 16th Oct 2012 08:26 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    26th Nov 2012 06:48 pm Go to last post
  19. Coordinate problem when moving / copying.

    Not sure what I've done but I expect I've pressed something by accident and I'm now having issues. When moving the cursor over the drawing, it moves freely and the precision of the coordinates are...

    Started by Mikey_Boson‎, 26th Nov 2012 10:39 am
    • Replies: 4
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    26th Nov 2012 10:56 am Go to last post
  20. Dimension style - possible like this?

    Hi Guys! Is it possible to define a dimesnion style that will look something like in the picture attched? Value is 163cm and 5 mm. Thanx

    Started by Butch‎, 23rd Nov 2012 12:43 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    25th Nov 2012 02:22 pm Go to last post
  21. Drawing and table problem

    Hello i have a problem with my autocad drawing. We measure waterlevels and make profiles of it. Reference point is the water level, and we measure two things dirt and bottom level. example: dirt...

    Started by leoleon‎, 22nd Nov 2012 10:29 am
    • Replies: 5
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    22nd Nov 2012 06:27 pm Go to last post
  22. how to snap all objects to new x,y grid (old was a 0.00 precision now a 0 precision)

    I made a drawing which contains lots of circles with a diameter of 12 and some lines that connect them. Pretty simple. But.. i made the drawing with a x.xx precision (2 numbers and the program...

    Started by RobV‎, 14th Nov 2012 02:03 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    22nd Nov 2012 03:07 pm Go to last post
  23. Question Display block scale

    I've searched all over the interweb for this, but no joy: what I want is to create a block which contains a bit of text displaying the scale (X scale only) of the block. Then, if I change the...

    Started by Rooster‎, 12th Nov 2012 03:15 pm
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    • Replies: 15
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    21st Nov 2012 05:28 pm Go to last post
  24. Print WHITE - over imposed image

    Guys, I am trying to print some white text / couple of lines over top of an image in white - so that they do not blend in after the drawing has been printed... I am using monochrome printing...

    Started by rhader‎, 20th Nov 2012 05:51 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    20th Nov 2012 05:51 pm Go to last post
  25. AutoCAD FLOWLINE LINETYPE (with ARROWS)

    I have utilized the "old school" Flow Line Lintetype (with the ARROW that is never really centered) for many years I have been trying to acquire the preferred FlowLine Arrow Linetype (complex...

    Started by Old Timer‎, 28th Aug 2010 08:57 pm
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    • Replies: 16
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    19th Nov 2012 01:36 pm Go to last post

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