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Troublesome text, units & scales, object snaps, dimensions, annotation, linetypes, toolbars, geometry, measurement...? Help is at hand.

  1. total geometry length

    Hey everyone, I have selected several lines (not pl or spl), just lines, all of which are the same layer and such. I want to be able to select all thirty or forty of the lines using either the...

    Started by toberino‎, 9th Jul 2012 08:15 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    9th Jul 2012 09:51 pm Go to last post
  2. _DIMJOGLINE Unknown command "DIMJOGLINE".

    Hello there, I need help from you guys. I am using autocad 2006 and 2008 in our office, but the autocad 2008 is limited licence only and its very slow. I am tried to copy the macro of the...

    Started by rengised‎, 9th Jul 2012 06:16 am
    • Replies: 4
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    9th Jul 2012 07:08 am Go to last post
  3. What is the best way to measure an angle between two lines?

    I searched on this forum and a few other forums. Several people recommended DIMANGULAR. I have some concerns using this method because it is dependent on the precision of angular units in the...

    Started by nrschmid‎, 7th Jul 2012 08:07 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Jul 2012 05:01 pm Go to last post
  4. X's everywhere

    I have straight lines flying out of in 4 directions (in the form of an x) from my dimension lines, what can I do to rectify this?

    Started by WERDNA‎, 6th Jul 2012 08:05 am
    • Replies: 3
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    7th Jul 2012 04:59 am Go to last post
  5. Problem with Dimensions

    Good morning all, I just started using Autocad 2013 and am having troubles with dimensions in paper space. To keep it simple I will start with a new drawing, drawing units are are set to...

    Started by SLedhed1‎, 4th Jul 2012 09:02 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    6th Jul 2012 03:08 am Go to last post
  6. Set DIMSTYLE by layer?

    Hello everyone, The only way to change dimensions that I know of is DIMSTYLE. I know how to make new dimensions styles and such, but I am having trouble setting the dimension styles by LAYER. I...

    Started by KoTa04‎, 5th Jul 2012 03:38 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    6th Jul 2012 02:22 am Go to last post
  7. inputting imperial units

    Im having trouble inputting imperial units for my line lengths. It works fine when i type 4-3/4 it gives me a line that is 4 and 3/4 of an inch long. Can i only input values in inches or is it...

    Started by mgervais‎, 5th Jul 2012 05:34 pm
    dimension, units
    • Replies: 5
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    5th Jul 2012 06:08 pm Go to last post
  8. Trouble Moving a Polyline

    I'm having issues in a particular drawing with moving a single polyline. I'm trying to move one polyline, but it instead moves all connecting polylines and some nearby polylines. My specific...

    Started by mmcdona2‎, 5th Jul 2012 04:38 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    5th Jul 2012 05:51 pm Go to last post
  9. When Open new Drawing then New AutoCAD Launch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    When I am clicking on new drawing then new AutoCAD launch and when i open another drawing by clicking then one more AutoCAD Launch. I have checked TASKBAR set veriable it is set to 0 and SDI is...

    Started by ShadabKhan‎, 29th Jun 2012 06:03 am
    • Replies: 7
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    5th Jul 2012 08:53 am Go to last post
  10. Drawing lots around a cul-de-sac using the circle method

    I briefly saw someone at work use circles and tangents drawn around a cul-de-sac circle to figure out spacing of lots. The minimum lot depth is not always at the front property line or the rear...

    Started by nrschmid‎, 4th Jul 2012 07:02 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    5th Jul 2012 03:19 am Go to last post
  11. Hatching problem

    Hi all Please would someone take a look at the attached file and tell me how to fix the error I'm getting when I try to hatch inside the object shown. Elevation seems correct, as far as I can be...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 4th Jul 2012 06:16 am
    • Replies: 4
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    4th Jul 2012 08:40 am Go to last post
  12. Dimension font resizing to last edited dim style

    I've had some problems with dimension fonts resizing to the last edited dim style. I have attached an example drawing. There are 2 styles here 'Gdims' and 'Stand Dims' The Gdims need to be small font...

    Started by joneser99‎, 29th Jun 2012 01:08 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  13. Why don't snapping commands work with polylines?

    When I type PL for polyline and then END or MID or PER they don't work, but they do for lines? Any way to change this? When I manually type in any of these snap commands my OSNAP settings turn off....

    Started by nrschmid‎, 28th Jun 2012 02:17 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    28th Jun 2012 04:05 pm Go to last post
  14. How do I draw a line that STARTS at a perpendicular angle to another line

    ??? Thanks-

    Started by nrschmid‎, 27th Jun 2012 04:56 pm
    • Replies: 4
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  15. Compound curve solution

    How do I... How do I construct a sort of compound curve using Autocad? What I got is a circle or arc of about R=6. A node or endpoint about 5-6 units away from the center. I want a curve of...

    Started by Coosbaylumber‎, 22nd Apr 2009 03:23 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 5,474
    28th Jun 2012 03:20 am Go to last post
  16. How do I change text edit to start at the end of a string of text?

    What I want to do is have text edit for single line text to start at the end of a string of text instead of high lighting the entire text. Is it possible to do this? Thanks

    Started by uuoo10levi‎, 26th Jun 2012 07:00 pm
    text edit
    • Replies: 4
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    26th Jun 2012 10:18 pm Go to last post
  17. Text Changes Font When Editing

    I click to edit the text on screen it will change it to another font. It's not doing this every time but pretty often. Anyone have any ideas?

    Started by uuoo10levi‎, 20th Jun 2012 05:30 pm
    changing, edit, font, text
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Jun 2012 08:19 pm Go to last post
  18. online screen menus

    hello something's changed in my autocad 2012 setup and I'm being asked to provide full written addesses within the system for files I want to "save as" under a different name, or insert as raster...

    Started by germinator‎, 26th Jun 2012 10:25 am
    • Replies: 8
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    26th Jun 2012 01:39 pm Go to last post
  19. Annotative Mtext Dissappearing in Model Space

    My annotative mtext is invisible in model space? Completely visible and correct when viewed from paperspace via a viewport, but nothing in model space. It is there! i can window select it in model...

    Started by SMP‎, 25th Jun 2012 07:31 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Jun 2012 03:46 am Go to last post
  20. Question what would be

    I don't know where to put this thread but please if can anyone try to help/draw me with the following situation: 1. yellow polylines -25mm diameter cable, the bending should be 150 in radius...

    Started by 19cruthik68‎, 24th Jun 2012 07:38 am
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Jun 2012 07:59 am Go to last post
  21. Cursor doesn't display in isometric view?

    When I switch from 2D top view to an isometric view my cursor disappears. This is a completely new drawing file so maybe something is not set right. Any suggestions are welcome.

    Started by trk97a‎, 22nd Jun 2012 08:43 pm
    cursor, isometric, view in model space
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Jun 2012 09:28 pm Go to last post
  22. Scaling Text field size without moving its position

    Hi I am trying to enlarge the text from an exported cad drawing from Dialux (lighting calculation software)...it has exported a field of values over a large area but the text is really small and...

    Started by Coobacca‎, 22nd Jun 2012 02:13 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Jun 2012 02:32 pm Go to last post
  23. Annotative text "mind of it's own"

    I have just encountered annotative text for the first time this week. We are editing files originating from outside our office. When layers containing AT are copied and pasted from "their" file...

    Started by sinnerboy‎, 22nd Jun 2012 01:17 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 485
    22nd Jun 2012 02:19 pm Go to last post
  24. Custom Grid

    I'm often drawing to brick dimensions or block dimensions, and have my own grid that I drew, with alternating lines for the brick and the mortar joint . I xref it in when I'm drawing things to a...

    Started by Sarah_H‎, 21st Jun 2012 02:20 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    21st Jun 2012 05:48 pm Go to last post
  25. Polyline thickness

    Hello, I have a polyline that I would like to have a thickness of 1. But I'd like the thickness to apply on one side of the line or the other. Not from the centre, thus allowing 0.5 on either side...

    Started by dfrle‎, 21st Jun 2012 01:33 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,268
    21st Jun 2012 02:38 pm Go to last post

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