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  1. Viewport Scale List Problem

    I have tried to find if my problems has already been addressed but cannot find any reference.:cry: I am adding a value to the scalelist in 2012. The list goes from 1:20 to 1:30 and I want 1:25. ...

    Started by micass‎, 29th Jul 2013 01:17 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Jul 2013 01:26 pm Go to last post
  2. Viewbase

    A few minutes ago I discovered viewbase, a command I now love. :oops: I know you can dim directly off it and it will be correct to the model, but I'm curious as to whether I can scale the model...

    Started by PotGuy‎, 26th Jul 2013 02:40 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    28th Jul 2013 12:12 pm Go to last post
  3. Question Synchronizing tool palettes on modification

    Hello community! First post ever. I've been spending so much time trying to figure this one out that I kind of gave up. Now I need your help. I have 4 computers sharing tool palettes on a...

    Started by freek‎, 4th Feb 2011 04:46 pm
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    1 2 3
    export, import, sharing, sync, tool palette
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 12,109
    26th Jul 2013 07:53 pm Go to last post
  4. Lost ability to type in measurements

    Hi all- I've always lurked this site to have my questions answered, but I finally hit a problem I haven't been able to search. I opened up my AutoCAD LT 2010 this morning at work and went to...

    Started by brittany_tate‎, 24th Jul 2013 05:43 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    24th Jul 2013 08:41 pm Go to last post
  5. Centering Text in Linetype

    Hello, I'm trying to center text in a linetype, but at certain angles the text will no longer be centered. Here is the linetype coding: A,1,-.25,,-.15 Notice that the text on the...

    Started by PaulS00‎, 23rd Jul 2013 06:02 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Jul 2013 07:42 pm Go to last post
  6. Command to mask objects behind text

    I can't remember the command that created a polygon, where you could item sections of lines so that they didn't visually conflict with other lines or text that you want to highlight. Then you could...

    Started by greencreeks13‎, 18th Jun 2013 03:34 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    23rd Jul 2013 06:35 pm Go to last post
  7. moving ucs for ordinate dimensioning

    I'm using AutoCAD 2012, and trying to move my UCS within a viewport to a corner of my detail, but when I start to dimension using ordinate dimensioning, my point of origin (0.000) it gives me...

    Started by eggie2‎, 23rd Jul 2013 05:09 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    23rd Jul 2013 05:09 pm Go to last post
  8. Wink Block creation help

    I'm working with Autocad 2011. My objective is to create a dynamic block made up of a circle with a letter or number inside. Here's the tricky part. As I add additional letters or numbers the circle...

    Started by JamFam‎, 27th May 2013 04:45 am
    • Replies: 5
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    23rd Jul 2013 07:41 am Go to last post
  9. How do I control the appearance of Dimensions?

    I am trying to dimension a drawing and I get some strange results:?: How do I control: 1. the size of the arrowheads; 2. the size of the text; 3. how the dimensioning lines contact the...

    Started by Vagulus‎, 23rd Jul 2013 06:48 am
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Jul 2013 07:27 am Go to last post
  10. Convert drawings from SI units to Imperical

    I have a drawing that has a scale of 1:100. I need to convert the drawing into feet and inches for remodeling use. How do I determine what the conversion factor is?

    Started by jskeeters‎, 22nd Jul 2013 05:10 pm
    conversion factor, metric to arch, scaling
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Jul 2013 05:51 pm Go to last post
  11. Alternate Dimension Tolerances

    I would like to show both imperial and metric values in my dimensions, but I only want tolerances to be shown in imperial. Is there a way to remove alternate unit tolerances in AutoCad 2014?

    Started by wheelinator‎, 18th Jul 2013 02:44 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    22nd Jul 2013 03:06 pm Go to last post
  12. Question Creating a New Plot Style from scratch

    Hi, I need to create a new plot style from scratch. :? I am working for a company that is just starting up, and need a color dependent plot style (.ctb). Where is a good place to start, and what...

    Started by PEGAdevelopment‎, 18th Jul 2013 04:53 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Jul 2013 10:14 am Go to last post
  13. How do I control display of dimensions?

    Having drawn this spacer for the tutorial I am following, I decided to add the dimensions. The dimension shown here is 200mm but you wouldn't know that. How do I set the dimensions so I can...

    Started by Vagulus‎, 20th Jul 2013 03:31 am
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Jul 2013 06:25 am Go to last post
  14. Question Having DTEXT command go on "TEXT" layer?

    Just seeing if someone knows how to change the DTEXT command to be typed on a specified layer. I have poked around and came across some macros editing but this did not do the trick. Super thanks in...

    Started by tmelancon‎, 18th Jul 2013 06:12 pm
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    change, command, dtext, layer, text
    • Replies: 10
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    19th Jul 2013 07:57 pm Go to last post
  15. Conversion

    I have a drawing that I received from a customer that wasn't created in AutoCAD, whatever they used they just saved it as a DWG. The drawing shows all of the dimensions in feet but the true...

    Started by rtsuge‎, 18th Jul 2013 05:51 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Jul 2013 06:37 pm Go to last post
  16. Gap Tolerance

    Hi, is it possible to get your Gap Tolerance setting to stick. Mine keeps reverting to 10 by default!?

    Started by cad_cow‎, 12th Jul 2013 06:39 am
    • Replies: 8
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    17th Jul 2013 02:37 am Go to last post
  17. Angry Using files created with ACA 2013 on a 2012 version

    I'm frustrated by error messages that say I can't use various functions because the file has objects from a newer version. I have ACA 2012 and the file is from ACA 2013. Isn't there a way to...

    Started by howkagan‎, 15th Jul 2013 11:22 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    16th Jul 2013 10:28 pm Go to last post
  18. Embarrassed 5 Point Ellipse?

    Is there any Command / Lisp / Parametric way of obtaining a "prospective" ellipse from a set of 5 points? I found a similar question here, but no solution. :geek:

    Started by fahim108‎, 6th Jul 2013 09:07 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    13th Jul 2013 04:08 pm Go to last post
  19. Acurate selection using zoom

    This is a recurring annoyance - If I have a long column (100) of blocks on, say, 1" centers. I want to select block numbers 1 through 98 and copy them to another location. I enter CO, left click and...

    Started by Dall‎, 8th Jul 2013 09:28 pm
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 58
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    11th Jul 2013 08:09 pm Go to last post
  20. Text Rotation Problem in AutoCAD - 1 object was not parallel to the current UCS.

    I just received a large floor plan and loads of the text is upside down. Usually I would use the TORIENT command in Express Tools although this doesn’t seem to work. The error I get is: 1 object...

    Started by Bobzy20‎, 11th Jul 2013 11:10 am
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 35
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    11th Jul 2013 02:37 pm Go to last post
  21. Text Issue: Plotting "W" & "M"

    Hello, So whenever I plot a drawing the W's and M's are slightly stretched. Regardless of font. So far I have only noticed it among a few drawings in the same project. Thoughts?

    Started by PaulS00‎, 8th Jul 2013 08:00 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
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    10th Jul 2013 09:02 pm Go to last post
  22. Russian text - convert from shx to TTF

    Hi - Having a little trouble working with an ACAD file which has been givento me with a shx file. The problem is the appearance of the shx file is awful, very faceted.I have to reproduce the drawing...

    Started by vards01‎, 10th Jul 2013 09:29 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    10th Jul 2013 06:05 pm Go to last post
  23. How to calculate the area of a curved line?

    I have a bench which I have drawn in CAD, and I want to calculate the area. The bench is a sort of "S" shape. In the past I have only calculated the areas of straight objects and so have been...

    Started by bumblebbabe‎, 9th Jul 2013 04:51 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
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    10th Jul 2013 12:11 pm Go to last post
  24. Question drafting problem

    Hello everyone, I am hydropower engineer which used to draw hydropower components with small detail, my question is that i first draw main component with every detail and show in one layout suppose...

    Started by Raju Khadka‎, 9th Jul 2013 04:58 pm
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,065
    9th Jul 2013 11:03 pm Go to last post
  25. middle point

    hi all can any one tell me how to move circle -centerpoint- to the middle of distance between two rectangles? i am use autocad 2013

    Started by issammm‎, 8th Jul 2013 06:08 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,339
    9th Jul 2013 06:38 pm Go to last post

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