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  1. Rotating a line that is at an angle to align with another

    I Have been using autocad for a quite a while and so far have:? not figured this one out. 1.How do I rotate a line so that is comes horizontal. Ie on the line exactly. I need this 'skill'...

    Started by alisonn‎, 5th Nov 2009 12:37 pm
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    • Replies: 14
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    6th Sep 2017 09:39 am Go to last post
  2. Right Click Enter

    When I select copy then select item to copy then right click to enter it automatically selects 0,0 as my base point unless I hit enter or the spacebar instead of right clicking.

    Started by awoehl‎, 5th May 2017 09:25 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    1st Sep 2017 10:35 pm Go to last post
  3. Multi leader arrow is not 90 degree verticle

    How do i sent the multi leader arrow 90 degree vertical, i don't know why my show as angle like this. Horizontal leader looks fine.

    Started by Sengna‎, 28th Aug 2017 11:23 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    31st Aug 2017 01:48 pm Go to last post
  4. JOIN aint joining.

    Hi all Why would 2 line segments not join to one another with the JOIN command? I OSNAP each end but I get this ... "Command: _join 2 found 0 objects joined, 2 objects discarded from the...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 27th Sep 2011 01:20 pm
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    • Replies: 37
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    31st Aug 2017 01:46 pm Go to last post
  5. Ditch the useless ribbon

    How do I get rid of the ribbon and get classic view back on autocad lt 2016. Time is money and the extra clicks required for the ribbon are to expensive lol.

    Started by deano33‎, 25th Aug 2017 10:27 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Aug 2017 02:21 pm Go to last post
  6. Unhappy Osnaps and Ortho

    Hey everyone, I am new to drafting and been having trouble with Osnaps and Ortho clashing when i draw lines, plines, measure and etc. Pretty much anytime i type in a command, and sometimes...

    Started by jUNI0R‎, 18th Aug 2017 01:13 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    bug, ortho, osnap
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,796
    28th Aug 2017 06:26 am Go to last post
  7. exporting tool palette

    when I try to right click on a palette in ACA2008 that I added some custom tags to and try and export I only get the options - new, rename and delete...am I doing something wrong??:oops:

    Started by caddie‎, 29th Jan 2009 08:36 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    24th Aug 2017 05:07 am Go to last post
  8. select 1 segment of a polyline?

    Hello. Im trying to ween myself off of bobcad, and teach myself autocad 2017. Its difficult, as nothing is even similar. I have drawn a rectangle as a polyline, and I need to select only 1 line...

    Started by bmz‎, 20th Aug 2017 10:07 pm
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    • Replies: 16
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    23rd Aug 2017 01:52 pm Go to last post
  9. Can't explode a block

    Please could someone assist me in helping me explode a block? tried standard way and also going in via block editor, properties etc. to no avail. Please see attachment for drawing. Thanks for any...

    Started by scoey1001‎, 21st Aug 2017 04:20 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    21st Aug 2017 10:57 pm Go to last post
  10. Lost Toolbar

    Indications are that the Properties toolbar is on but not visible. There is a possiblity I may have accidently 'swiped' the toolbar off the screen. How do I get it back again? I have already looked...

    Started by Thaumaturge‎, 17th Aug 2017 03:41 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    21st Aug 2017 09:30 am Go to last post
  11. pline square ends

    Hello, Using Autocad 2013, I have created a thick dashed polyline. Is there a command available that will square each dashed end rather then having the each end rounded?

    Started by chris11‎, 12th May 2014 07:41 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    17th Aug 2017 05:41 pm Go to last post
  12. Unhappy Annotation Problem

    I had a problem with annotation, Our Engineer who is not familiar with AutoCAD made a changes by himself, then when I open it, All Block text got wild I mean all Block texts are small or huge, if...

    Started by lulumara‎, 12th Aug 2017 04:17 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    16th Aug 2017 05:21 am Go to last post
  13. Suppressing Boundary Line in Wipeout

    The wipeout command creates a border that plots. I've tried the following with no luck: 1. using unique color and setting screening to 0 in pen style (no effect) 2. placing on non-plotting layer...

    Started by gnurob‎, 8th Feb 2010 03:51 am
    • Replies: 5
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    14th Aug 2017 05:00 pm Go to last post
  14. How to Draw Electric Guitar

    Could someone please show me how to draw an electric guitar using AutoCAD like below image?

    Started by basty‎, 2nd Aug 2017 06:46 pm
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 33
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    11th Aug 2017 02:04 am Go to last post
  15. Dtext and dims text problem

    I am having a problem with my Dtext display, it won't display my figures or text using the Dims Cmd as well as the Dtext. If I try to modify the text, if show the correct value, but shows empty...

    Started by Bucky3d‎, 2nd Aug 2017 08:14 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 986
    7th Aug 2017 08:34 pm Go to last post
  16. Dim Style Manager

    Hello All I have a drawing which has two Dim Styles: Annotative & AM_ANSI. I have changed the default dimensions to Annotative and formatted the text the way I want it. How can I get all...

    Started by Casio47‎, 3rd Aug 2017 07:26 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    3rd Aug 2017 10:01 pm Go to last post
  17. Replacing Portion of Blocks in AutoCAD 2018

    How is this done? I noticed on the Autodesk website forum that there is an actual "replace block" command for the Architecture and MEP programs, but I can't figure out the best way to do it in...

    Started by KrashVegas‎, 3rd Aug 2017 09:54 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 809
    3rd Aug 2017 11:56 am Go to last post
  18. Insert a CAD Drawing From a Library of Objects

    Is there a Library out there (Free), where I could find a rendition of a robot arm mechanism (something simple) not metric. Where I could insert into my drawing. Similar to inserting a drawing of...

    Started by Casio47‎, 20th Jul 2017 07:12 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    1st Aug 2017 04:45 pm Go to last post
  19. subscript /superscript

    hi to all, i got a new job..... all day in front of computer using autocad LT 2000.... most of the time we input a value that has a superscript of sometimes subscript.... what's the easiest way to...

    Started by madaryl‎, 2nd Mar 2004 12:15 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    31st Jul 2017 03:54 pm Go to last post
  20. Remove all 3D Solids within Drawing

    Hi Does anybody know of an easy way to delete all 3D Solid objects within a drawing even if they are nested within blocks? I’ve tried Quick Select which is fine when they aren’t nested however,...

    Started by Bobzy20‎, 31st Jul 2017 02:07 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    31st Jul 2017 02:07 pm Go to last post
  21. Change color in VIEWPORT

    Hi guys, I have this dilemma. In xref some of the layers in the model tab the color is by-layer. So when it is layout tab and changing the VP Color to color 8. All of the non-bylayer won't change...

    Started by Mystogan‎, 30th Jul 2017 06:47 am
    • Replies: 0
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    30th Jul 2017 06:47 am Go to last post
  22. How to reduce segments in DXF file

    Hello! I am extracting points coordinates (X,Y) from DXF file. The problems is that there are tens of thousands of points extracted, but I need up to few hundred points. How can I reduce the number...

    Started by bizzito‎, 23rd Jul 2017 09:35 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 687
    29th Jul 2017 01:56 pm Go to last post
  23. Display of Dimensions

    Dear All, May I ask how to display the dimensions (in orange) as shown in the attached image on auto cad 2017 MAC version please? A new beginner here... Thank you very much for all your help...

    Started by IOFH‎, 13th Jul 2017 04:30 am
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Jul 2017 04:14 pm Go to last post
  24. AutoCAD Super Hatch Area

    Hello, Is there anyway to calculate the Area of a Superhatch in AutoCAD? Thank you, Regards,

    Started by sidhu412‎, 27th Jul 2017 12:57 pm
    area calculation, autocad, super hatch
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Jul 2017 02:53 pm Go to last post
  25. Trim not working as expected

    Hello, A colleague of mine is experiencing some problems while using the TRIM command. It might be something in the drawing settings, but i can't figure out what is wrong. I made a screencast...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 26th Jul 2017 08:09 am
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,052
    26th Jul 2017 05:11 pm Go to last post

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