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  1. how to I label a point coordinate by draging

    I need to know the easiest way in which I can drag a label box automatically with coordinates of the points appearing in the box? I am using Civil 3D Cad

    Started by Pcaddy‎, 19th Jun 2014 11:29 am
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Jun 2014 12:19 am Go to last post
  2. Annotative Block

    Hi, I am having issues with annotative blocks, the arrow part of a section arrow block keeps disappearing in some of the viewports, any ideas why this is happening?

    Started by WERDNA‎, 19th Jun 2014 09:24 am
    • Replies: 8
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    19th Jun 2014 06:53 pm Go to last post
  3. Question Rotating view messes up texts using truetype font

    Hi, I have single line text in my drawing and I’m using truetype font. When I rotated view counterclockwise and back using the viewcube, all the texts went somehow thicker. Also when I plot the...

    Started by woolsock‎, 18th Jun 2014 07:17 am
    • Replies: 5
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    18th Jun 2014 12:41 pm Go to last post
  4. Laughing Angle Iron profiles (imperial) do they exist?

    Hi I've notice several folks discussing building their own inventory of 2D steel profiles such as C-channel, angle iron, etc. Is there any place to find an inventory of angle iron profiles either...

    Started by JamesDixon‎, 17th Jun 2014 05:27 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Jun 2014 06:12 pm Go to last post
  5. Geographic Cursor Coordinate Values

    Hoping for some help here. When I switch from Absolute to Geographic Cursor Coordinate Values (lower left tray), the coordinates will only display and not change with movement of the mouse. They...

    Started by jstaddon‎, 17th Jun 2014 04:27 pm
    cursor coordinate values, cursor menu, geographic
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Jun 2014 05:19 pm Go to last post
  6. Wipeout & Clip Frame Question

    I would love to know if there was a way to view a clip frame when selecting a clipped object. I currently have FRAME = 0 FRAMESELECTION = 0 XCLIPFRAME = 0 Is it possible to have the clip...

    Started by jarr3tt88‎, 16th Jun 2014 05:41 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Jun 2014 04:50 pm Go to last post
  7. Can't edit, delete, or move objects in a drawing

    Hello, I am new to AutoCAD this year, just started an internship for the summer that uses it heavily. I am using AutoCAD P&ID 2015 while the drawings I am receiving are from a user who has 2007...

    Started by awhood‎, 17th Jun 2014 03:14 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Jun 2014 04:32 pm Go to last post
  8. Question how do I re-scale a drawn drawing @ 1:1 to 1:4000 within model space

    Am presently working on a layout drawing sent to me by a surveyor... The layout was plotted in a scale of 1:4000, am finding it kinda difficult to re-scale to a model space of 1:1 which is what am...

    Started by Dallas007‎, 10th Jun 2014 10:38 am
    • Replies: 8
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    17th Jun 2014 08:12 am Go to last post
  9. Constraints

    Hi, A colleague is having trouble with his drg's ever since a blue symbol consisting of 2 squares, (1 solid 1 an outline) starting appearing on his cross-hair, any idea's on how to rectify? He...

    Started by WERDNA‎, 16th Jun 2014 05:08 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Jun 2014 05:51 pm Go to last post
  10. Exclamation Continuous Running Dimensions, is it possible?

    Is there a way to create a continuous dimension line that uses running dimensions instead individual segments? I know that you can do baseline measurement but I received a request to have the...

    Started by e_anders3‎, 16th Jun 2014 01:36 am
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Jun 2014 09:03 am Go to last post
  11. Rotating text in a dynamic block

    I have a north arrow dynamic block that I would like to rotate but have the text still be readable. Is there any way to rotate all and have the text stay facing up without having to rotate each...

    Started by smalls13_99‎, 10th Jun 2014 06:00 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Jun 2014 07:09 pm Go to last post
  12. Convert Ellipse to polyline

    Hi everyone, Is there any tool or code to convert ellipse to Polyline..???

    Started by crisraj99‎, 10th Jun 2014 06:56 am
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Jun 2014 07:51 am Go to last post
  13. Question Replacing text in Autocad File using excel data?

    I have an autocad drawing with so many light fixtures with all different names.Now we have to change all those names, i already have an excel sheet containing two columns with first one containing...

    Started by rythem_of_the_nig‎, 29th Aug 2011 12:40 pm
    excel, find, rename, replace, text
    • Replies: 7
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    10th Jun 2014 12:34 am Go to last post
  14. Tcount does not work with Mtext objects

    Hey guys, I was using Tcount (Automatic text numbering from Express) to number a serial of mtext objects, but failed. Those mtext objects were exploded from blocks. Following the regular steps of...

    Started by ytong‎, 10th Mar 2014 08:17 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    9th Jun 2014 09:44 pm Go to last post
  15. dimensioning an arc or chord or circle

    Will someone here please tell me the method used to dimension an arc, or a chord? I am looking for the linear dimension, for example the perimeter of a circle, not the diameter or radius. Thank...

    Started by reggy‎, 9th Jun 2014 02:30 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    9th Jun 2014 02:59 pm Go to last post
  16. When I dimension a line the entire drawing scales with it

    wrong forum...no delete button available...sorry

    Started by mikeconde‎, 8th Jun 2014 05:12 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    9th Jun 2014 12:51 am Go to last post
  17. Unhappy Need Help with scales for working in Meters

    I'm new to Autocad (12) and have a question that is really puzzling me, I do the following: a.) open a fresh acadiso.dwt template file b.) define a standard paper setup for layout1, paper is set...

    Started by dan_m‎, 31st May 2014 12:02 am
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 58
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    7th Jun 2014 05:21 pm Go to last post
  18. Drawing Very Large file size, tried the usual culprits

    Hello, I have a gigantic file size that I can't seem to iron out. The file is currently sitting at 13mb+ . I have tried clearing filters, purging the drawing, and even went as far as copying the...

    Started by Csirus‎, 6th Jun 2014 07:19 pm
    drawing, large, size
    • Replies: 5
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    6th Jun 2014 09:16 pm Go to last post
  19. conveyor or assembly line design in autocad

    I was wondering if anyone have any experience designing conveyor or assembly lines in autocad? I know there is Factory layout, but my boss will not pay for the extra softwar. She wants me to get them...

    Started by Roe‎, 8th Aug 2013 07:11 am
    • Replies: 1
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    3rd Jun 2014 07:08 pm Go to last post
  20. Multileader text problem? AutoCAD 2010

    Does anyone know how can change to new text style in Multileader text? i set up the new Mleader with the new text style and set as current, but when i used mleader on model space it's still show the...

    Started by Sengna‎, 30th May 2014 06:19 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    2nd Jun 2014 04:03 pm Go to last post
  21. Static display - no motion feedback

    Hi, I have a problem that I hope is simple to solve - but I still I can't find a solution. This happened some days ago. While drawing, I don't get any feedback of what I'm doing before the...

    Started by Randolph‎, 2nd Jun 2014 10:32 am
    • Replies: 8
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    2nd Jun 2014 11:45 am Go to last post
  22. Drawing Drawing save problem

    Dear all, when I was save all time I got the problem like this attachment

    Started by arunz‎, 2nd Jun 2014 06:31 am
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Jun 2014 06:36 am Go to last post
  23. Units are driving me crazy! Please help!

    Hi all, My drawing units is set to mm (pic 1) in Autocad 2014. When I just use no tool and just the cursor and click it comes up in mm (pic 2). Anything else however comes up in metres (pic 3)!...

    Started by bobbinbuy‎, 31st May 2014 06:56 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    31st May 2014 07:31 pm Go to last post
  24. Scale

    I have a drawing that is in 1:1 with dimension 40 by 50 (say). i want to 1. display the dimensions as 4 by 5 and 2. I want to display the drawing in viewport in 1:100 scale where there is error in...

    Started by Niwesh‎, 31st May 2014 04:53 am
    • Replies: 2
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    31st May 2014 10:58 am Go to last post
  25. Question LTScale off by 20x?

    I always draft is modelspace with LTScale set to 1. Recently I am getting drawings from a new source and everything LOOKS right, but the LTScale is set to 20. If I fix it, everything scales down and...

    Started by WindowsIHateYou‎, 29th May 2014 01:58 am
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    31st May 2014 08:47 am Go to last post

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