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  1. Question Language Translation

    Is AutoCAD capable of translating text (changing on the drawing) from one language to another?

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 28th Sep 2012 08:46 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    1st Oct 2012 04:50 pm Go to last post
  2. Layer isolation and hidden line dilemna

    Does anyone else have an issue with isolating a layer (any layer other than one that contains a hidden line type), and then having the hidden layer appear behind it when attempting to initiate a...

    Started by Enigma‎, 25th Sep 2012 07:16 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    1st Oct 2012 01:09 pm Go to last post
  3. Annotative Multileader Issues

    I am running into issues with annotative multileaders. I created a mutlileader style and select annotate with a text sizes of 0.10. I set my drawing scale to 1:20, add my annotated multileaders,...

    Started by endlessurf‎, 23rd Sep 2012 06:16 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Sep 2012 02:31 am Go to last post
  4. Construction Line Conundrum

    Hey All: I have this problem with construction lines - maybe it's a misunderstanding of how they're supposed to work on my part. (And I know they're kind of old school and I should use some direct...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 29th Mar 2011 03:58 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,382
    29th Sep 2012 01:24 am Go to last post
  5. Is it possible to remove a text string out of all selected text?

    Hi all, I have another question that is the opposite of what i asked before. Instead of adding text as a prefix or suffix i would like to know if it is possible aswell to remove text from within...

    Started by yonderbob‎, 28th Sep 2012 08:47 am
    • Replies: 6
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    28th Sep 2012 03:12 pm Go to last post
  6. Possible to add text infront of all text while maintaining there old text?

    Hi all, I was wondering if it is possible to add for example the text "new" to all my existing text in my drawing while maintaining there old value? To calrify i want to achieve this: I have...

    Started by yonderbob‎, 27th Sep 2012 12:39 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    28th Sep 2012 01:22 pm Go to last post
  7. Change units from mm to M

    in my autocad i draw in mm, how can i draw in m????

    Started by christinazak2‎, 27th Sep 2012 05:59 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Sep 2012 01:06 pm Go to last post
  8. Linetype without initial points

    Hi, I try to make a linetype which contains only plus sign. (+ + + + + + + +) *EMRE,artı S,0,-0.5,,-.5 But, there is a dot at start and end points of (+) sign. result is like this; (.+ .+...

    Started by mrdd‎, 26th Sep 2012 08:09 am
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 545
    27th Sep 2012 07:48 am Go to last post
  9. Strikethrough Text Option in AutoCAD 2013

    I've read about the new option in Text Editor to be able strike through text in Multiline Text, but when I upgraded to 2013 I did not have the option. When I search the help section it explains...

    Started by hcostanzo‎, 25th Sep 2012 05:28 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    27th Sep 2012 12:52 am Go to last post
  10. Question Multileader not sustaining Annotative Style from Tool Palette

    Hello all, question for the community. Has anyone ever ran into a Multileader Style that is Annotative, and once it gets drag/dropped on a Tool Palette, the Annotative aspect of the style no longer...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 24th Sep 2012 08:18 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    26th Sep 2012 05:12 pm Go to last post
  11. Model space scale

    Hi, I'm new to the forum as well as to autocad. I have a one problem: I am trying to draw a floor plan, that has one side 90' long. When I change the units to Architectual>inches, and then enter 90'...

    Started by vdubber87‎, 23rd Sep 2012 09:04 pm
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    • Replies: 24
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    25th Sep 2012 12:08 pm Go to last post
  12. architectural scale????

    how do i change my scale to arch?

    Started by almondjoy‎, 24th Sep 2012 02:49 am
    • Replies: 5
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    25th Sep 2012 10:52 am Go to last post
  13. New linetype

    Hi, I need a line to show a fence and it should be a line with a / poking out on one side like -/-/- but the lines in between longer and the side lines just on one side... Any ideas of how...

    Started by Arty‎, 24th Sep 2012 08:38 am
    • Replies: 5
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    25th Sep 2012 05:23 am Go to last post
  14. DI(Distance) is only giving me X and Y distances and not the overall distance

    Usually on any other computer i use when i type DI and want to measure the distance of a line which is on a 48 degree angle for example, it will give my the distance in the y direction, the distance...

    Started by baz88‎, 22nd Sep 2012 08:59 am
    • Replies: 6
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    24th Sep 2012 02:01 pm Go to last post
  15. Offset a Coincident Constraint in AutoCAD?

    Has anyone ever successfully had a Conincident Constraint to be offset? I'm trying to constrain a table and a MTEXT object together but they are "mating" at their Insertion Points. I cannot...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 20th Sep 2012 04:59 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    24th Sep 2012 01:17 pm Go to last post
  16. How can i create a custom scale of my drawing in paper space?

    Ok i know this has been asked before, however, every thread or answer i've googled has been in inches and i have no idea how to use imperial units so i don't understand the answers. I'm using mm,...

    Started by baz88‎, 24th Sep 2012 08:04 am
    • Replies: 4
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    24th Sep 2012 10:50 am Go to last post
  17. Move multiple values in block to new tag line?

    Hi All, I am new here and looking for a bit of help. I have a block with 10 rectangles in each with 3 lines of text Each 3 lilnes of text is attributed to a tag so the first line is IN-0...

    Started by chris2x1‎, 13th Sep 2012 11:16 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    24th Sep 2012 03:39 am Go to last post
  18. How do I get fonts into Autocad 2012?

    Hi, I have a drawing that only show 'Standard' as font in Style box. How do I see the rest of the fonts I have?? Also, how do I get linetypes like 'Fence' into the drawing?

    Started by Arty‎, 20th Sep 2012 01:00 am
    • Replies: 7
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    22nd Sep 2012 01:44 pm Go to last post
  19. Question move and rotate Help

    In this Drawing we located some things but he set it as sitting on point # 4158 and back-sighting #4157 we were really sitting on # 4157 and back-sighting #4156 so all the points S.E. of #4158...

    Started by NEWMAN1006‎, 20th Sep 2012 05:20 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    20th Sep 2012 05:49 pm Go to last post
  20. How to convert Polylines to Polygons?

    This is my first semester using AutoCAD (architecture student here). On my file I have some polylines that are the streets. So, they look like rectangles and curves, etc. I am working also on a 3D...

    Started by gabbygarcia‎, 20th Sep 2012 06:22 am
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Sep 2012 03:05 pm Go to last post
  21. Is there a list of AutoCAD "sub-commands" and can the acad.pgp be formatted

    I noticed that there are some commands that will only work after another command. For example, PER, or perpendicular, is an unknown command by itself. However, if I type L for line then PER is now...

    Started by nrschmid‎, 28th Jun 2012 02:09 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Sep 2012 05:37 am Go to last post
  22. dimisions not adjusting to changes in modelspace acad12

    is there a command that snaps your dimensioning to changes in model space. having a hard time with this, dimisioned in paper space but to many changes and found i wasn't changing the paper space dims...

    Started by DRIFTWOODESIGNS‎, 18th Sep 2012 10:28 am
    • Replies: 8
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    20th Sep 2012 12:19 am Go to last post
  23. Unitless Blocks No Problem in 2009 but 2013...!

    We have an extensive library here of blocks which many are set to unitless for the insertion scale. This has never been a problem here as they run 2005 and 2009. But a 2013 workstation was recently...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 19th Sep 2012 02:26 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    19th Sep 2012 07:03 pm Go to last post
  24. system variable - dimassoc

    Is there a way to regroup dimensions origainally drawn with a system variable of (0) to (2) without redimensioning the object?

    Started by yazsta‎, 18th Sep 2012 06:14 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    19th Sep 2012 02:53 pm Go to last post
  25. Array Properties?

    I'm trying to use the PATH array feature on 2013 to array stairs, and I can't get the array to be 100% accurate. It seems like CAD rounds the decimal to the nearest 3/4" which could be causing the...

    Started by chitownCADteacher‎, 19th Sep 2012 02:18 pm
    array, cad 2013, path
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 436
    19th Sep 2012 02:45 pm Go to last post

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