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  1. Whats the matter with my multiline text?

    Hi guys, I'm having minor albeit annoying problems with multiline. When I want to insert a multiline text, the width seems to stretch all the way off to the right to infinity despite me dragging my...

    Started by Dilettante‎, 8th Aug 2012 12:03 am
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    1 2
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  2. Selection settings

    How can I change the settings, so that only one object will be selected at a time --> selected objects will be deleted from the selection, picking another object without pressing the 'shift' button? ...

    Started by Lau‎, 8th Aug 2012 05:19 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    9th Aug 2012 01:04 am Go to last post
  3. Multiple Attributes to a Single-Line Text

    Hi all, just wondering if it is possible to assign multiple attributes to a single line text within a block, and be prompted for them upon insertion. Cheers in advance, James

    Started by jamespwatson‎, 7th Aug 2012 01:50 am
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    8th Aug 2012 04:13 am Go to last post
  4. hatching around dimensions and other objects

    Hello all, I have this issue where I have stone right below some framing and other objects. I use a hatch to fill in the square of stone. When I use the hatch, I send it to the back of the drawing...

    Started by KoTa04‎, 2nd Aug 2012 02:23 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    7th Aug 2012 03:25 pm Go to last post
  5. AutoSnap Marker Box not showing

    I am using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 The marker box that usually shows when you want to snap to an object is not appearing. What do I need to try to get it to show up again?

    Started by Sims‎, 6th Aug 2012 09:03 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Aug 2012 09:14 pm Go to last post
  6. Linetype Scales

    I am having trouble with some scale of some linetypes. I've created 2 new linetypes that read -UW-UW- and -TR-TR- for under water and trench route. When i put them in a new drawing they show up as...

    Started by Leek0421‎, 6th Aug 2012 12:50 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    6th Aug 2012 12:58 pm Go to last post
  7. Problem with picking fonts from MS office in AutoCAD MEP 2010

    When I open drawings created by others, I get a message " Specify font for Style OPT and "Arial Unicode MS" and a host of other fonts appear in the table. If I substitute this with Arial from the...

    Started by Rathaur‎, 6th Aug 2012 10:40 am
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  8. Zooming to a Scale (Eg Zoom 2xp)

    If in Paper Space, entering into the viewport to zoom to a specific scale (factor), what is the easiest way to make sure I am using the correct scale factor? ie a calculation? for example say I...

    Started by paulh31‎, 3rd Aug 2012 03:20 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    3rd Aug 2012 03:54 pm Go to last post
  9. Drawing Creating Surveyor Plans

    I am trying to take an alread existing plan that has all of the co-ordinates already on it and draw it in CAD. The problem i am having is that the plan i have does not give me a directions (North,...

    Started by KelseySheffer‎, 2nd Aug 2012 06:19 pm
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    3rd Aug 2012 03:36 am Go to last post
  10. Editing Multi-Line Text

    I use a lot of Multiline text, copy and paste that text to other areas of the floor plans that I draw, then edit the text. My problem is when I select the text for editing my cursors always appears...

    Started by B-Grif‎, 2nd Aug 2012 05:41 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd Aug 2012 03:15 am Go to last post
  11. Turning off parametrics

    Acad Architecture 2013 30 day trial running as Options>Profiles>Autocad. How to turn off parametrics? In Paperspace, things keep on acquiring parametric constraints and then can't be moved without...

    Started by fostertom‎, 2nd Aug 2012 02:02 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    2nd Aug 2012 03:12 pm Go to last post
  12. Zoom/pan annoyance when Paste Specialing

    Adesk Architecture 2013 30 day trial, W7 When Paste Specialing a couple of Excel cells as Picture (Metafile), onto a Paperspace viewport, the screen image instantly zooms in and pans to a...

    Started by fostertom‎, 28th Jul 2012 05:53 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    2nd Aug 2012 01:46 pm Go to last post
  13. Replace Dynamic Blocks with Normal Blocks based on Parameters

    Hi, We used a bespoke programme to convert our drawings to Java applets for web usage. This does not cope with dynamic blocks at present and we have started to receive drawings from our clients...

    Started by LeighJ‎, 2nd Aug 2012 10:33 am
    • Replies: 0
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  14. Autocad lt 2013 - Line type Help

    I need a paticular linetype made, i have looked everywhere and have tried making my own but i am terrible. If anyone can do it and send me .lin file with it, i would be hugely grateful

    Started by boxel0‎, 1st Aug 2012 08:38 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  15. leader 'tails' disappeared

    i'm not sure 'tail' is the right term. but as you can see from the screen capture, they all suddenly disappeared on me. any idea what i might have done? you've be a life saver if you can...

    Started by amorican‎, 31st Jul 2012 12:28 am
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  16. Adding/removing a scale to snnotative text

    Im pretty new to annotative text. I was wondering how I can make text show in two viewports at two diffrent scales? Also how to I remove scales from text? Any help would be greatly appreciated....

    Started by michael256‎, 30th Jul 2012 02:41 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Jul 2012 06:38 pm Go to last post
  17. Updating block references.

    Ok so here's the situation... I have approx 150 files all with multiple layouts, each layout containing a legend block that needs updating. I edited the existing block and used WBLOCK to save it...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 27th Jul 2012 11:16 am
    block reference, insert block
    • Replies: 5
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    30th Jul 2012 11:00 am Go to last post
  18. Snapping to Tangent Issue

    Hello, So today I was creating a road centerline to make into an alignment. The road has many curves. So I was making circles and connecting them with lines while snapping from tangent to tangent....

    Started by PaulS00‎, 20th Jul 2012 11:51 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    27th Jul 2012 03:23 am Go to last post
  19. properties command not working

    I am using AutoCAD 2008. My properties command has stopped working. I double left click - nothing! Right click and click properties - nothing! I click properties on the toolbar - nothing! Can you...

    Started by lineman‎, 10th Jun 2008 04:55 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    26th Jul 2012 08:29 pm Go to last post
  20. Refresh my memory on Ordinate Dimensioning Please

    I haven't done this in several years, and my notes are apparently incomplete. Enclosed is an image of the type of ordinate dimensioning that I want, and also my faulty notes. Maybe someone here can...

    Started by gotchy‎, 26th Jul 2012 04:30 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Jul 2012 04:49 pm Go to last post
  21. How can I determine the display size of dimensions?

    I hope it is ok to tail onto this thread. I saw it was "sticky'd" on the beginners page so thought it might help someone else too. I have just joined here and am a beginner but this is the second...

    Started by bgood2go‎, 25th Jul 2012 12:24 am
    • Replies: 6
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    25th Jul 2012 04:40 pm Go to last post
  22. Complex Linetypes

    Hi, I am really new to AutoCAD and we are currently using AutoCAD 2007. I have managed to create a complex linetype with text. I have a DWG of the plan I need to lay utility cables on to. ...

    Started by ljb1989‎, 24th Jul 2012 01:43 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    25th Jul 2012 03:53 am Go to last post
  23. Anyone know how to turn off dynamic input tooltip when using the Distance command?

    Hi, I have recently had my 2007 upgraded to 2010 and I'm finding it annoying that everytime I use the distance command the DYN button turns on and I get too much information on the screen as...

    Started by MuckyMuckMan‎, 23rd Jul 2012 03:06 pm
    distance dynamic tooltip
    • Replies: 5
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    23rd Jul 2012 03:41 pm Go to last post
  24. custom line type with alternating text

    Hi. How do I create a custome line type with alternating text as description like this: -------- - e -------- - (oh) -------- -------- e thanks!

    Started by andre amzi‎, 19th Jul 2012 07:30 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    21st Jul 2012 05:46 am Go to last post
  25. Problem with wall styles / hatch in autocad architecture 2012

    Hi, Im using Autocad architecture 2012 and i have a little problem, i wanted to hatch with black color certain wall only (the perimetral ones) hovewer i having problems with the walls cleanups,...

    Started by tempor‎, 16th Jul 2012 01:23 am
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Jul 2012 02:03 am Go to last post

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