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  1. how do I scale a drawing just horizontally or vertically

    I'd like to scale an object by certain factor only in horizontal or vertical direction rather than scale the whole object. Any help will be appreciated.

    Started by yiyan‎, 7th Jan 2007 09:58 pm
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    9th May 2017 09:31 pm Go to last post
  2. Display / regen / Viewres question

    Hey folks - this happens all the time, but usually REGEN or REGENALL, or AUDIT/PURGE/SAVE fixes it right up. I've got VIEWRES on 10,000 and HW.Accel turned on but this polyline does not appear to...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 8th May 2017 05:24 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    9th May 2017 02:02 pm Go to last post
  3. Dimensions help!

    Hi wondering if anyone could help with a problem i have re: dimensions. I have an architects dwg and pdf. When i open the dwg it seems about half of the dims are knocked out of sync and are no...

    Started by scoey1001‎, 9th May 2017 10:09 am
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    9th May 2017 12:04 pm Go to last post
  4. Reference file control panel

    Is there one in autocad 2016? I just want to switch reference file on and off to see which ones I need to keep. Microstation had this excellent feature at least as far back as 1994. Has autocad...

    Started by bustr‎, 5th May 2017 04:25 pm
    reference, xref
    • Replies: 6
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    8th May 2017 03:40 pm Go to last post
  5. Embarrassed Block Scale

    Using Autocad 2006 and somehow I have changed a scale factor for my Wblocks. I work in Architectural scale, and my sheet size is 22'-81/4 x 33'-11" which is requested by my customer. Previously I...

    Started by olecarman‎, 28th Apr 2017 02:59 pm
    • Replies: 9
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  6. Dimension Question Associative

    Hello, I draw a simple rectangle. I place a dimension of the rectangle to another object on the drawing. Question: Why when I select the rectangle, the dimension changes as I move the rectangle...

    Started by Casio47‎, 28th Apr 2017 07:29 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    3rd May 2017 01:18 pm Go to last post
  7. Revision Cloud Arc Length Never Stays

    Hello, Where I work we use a 0.25 arc length min and max. Whenever I get into a revision drawing for the first time, I am always having to resize the arc length no matter what. Why is this not...

    Started by ryankevin15‎, 2nd May 2017 02:39 pm
    arc length, autocad, cloud, rev cloud, revision
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd May 2017 01:01 am Go to last post
  8. Dimension Text Placement

    I would like to set the text placement centered and justified either centered left or right automatically when there isn't enough room to place text inside dimension line, please see attached. I have...

    Started by jaff‎, 30th Apr 2017 06:40 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    2nd May 2017 08:23 pm Go to last post
  9. AutoCAD Help needed in re-creating this detail

    I'm a bit out of shape and forgot stuff so I'm looking for the quickest and best way to make this as smooth and precise as possible - the curves are primarily giving me problems :cry: Also, should...

    Started by Helprequired‎, 28th Apr 2017 03:23 pm
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    1 2
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  10. Metric Dimension Suffix 'CD'

    This may be an easy one to answer. I'm working with a set of drawings from a detailer in London and the units is set to Centimeters. Okay, that's cool, but I notice that when they get to the landing...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 27th Apr 2017 04:26 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    28th Apr 2017 01:18 pm Go to last post
  11. Block Editor Changes View in Drawing

    After creating a new block in a file, the view in the drawing changes from where I was before creating the block to be zoomed into (0,0). I've seen this in multiple files on multiple computers at...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 26th Apr 2017 03:49 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    26th Apr 2017 05:20 pm Go to last post
  12. drafting

    In autocad one can do plan, isometric view etc. but on paper how does one do such things?

    Started by wonderpriya‎, 25th Apr 2017 03:19 pm
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    1 2
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  13. complicated trim action

    Hello, I have this attached DWG and I need to trim everythins so that only the stuff in the grid box will remain. Not that there are some xrefs , and the sea is a hatch, not sure how to trim it. ...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 25th Apr 2017 08:53 am
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Apr 2017 04:28 am Go to last post
  14. Engineering Units vs Decimal

    I received a drawing from a surveyor in Engineering units. It dimensions correctly, however, I want to use decimal units. When I measure or draw anything 1 unit = 1 inch even though the drawing units...

    Started by madara‎, 24th Apr 2017 06:49 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    25th Apr 2017 02:47 pm Go to last post
  15. xref linetypes autocad 2017

    Can someone assist as to why dashed linetypes in xref drawing attached in autocad 2013 shows as dashed but not shown dashed in autocad 2017

    Started by MCacic‎, 23rd Apr 2017 11:33 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Apr 2017 02:58 am Go to last post
  16. How to draw the shortest line between curved bodies

    I want to move the ellipse, or a curved spline to be tangent to the straight line, in this case. Is there a way? If i drew the shortest vertical line between them... How do i insert here an image?...

    Started by KarolR‎, 16th Apr 2017 04:36 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    24th Apr 2017 02:03 pm Go to last post
  17. Arc tracing problem

    I am trying to trace a curved area of an inserted image,using the 3 point arc command. When I try to insert the 2nd point of the arc,a dotted line appears with an extension statement and a...

    Started by Ubrigens‎, 20th Apr 2017 08:15 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    24th Apr 2017 01:19 pm Go to last post
  18. AutoSNAP problems

    Hi, I'm getting back into CAD drawing. I've bought the following laptop: HP 255 G5 Laptop, AMD A6-7310 2GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6" LED (full HD), DVDRW, AMD, WIFI, Webcam, Bluetooth, Windows...

    Started by jim007‎, 13th Apr 2017 02:37 pm
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 21
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    23rd Apr 2017 01:01 pm Go to last post
  19. SDI=0 not working

    Hello, my SDI=0 but CAD keeps on opening DWGs in new CAD ... and i dont want this. I want multiple drawings being opened in the same CAD .... how can i force this, besides SDI?

    Started by cat3appr‎, 23rd Apr 2017 09:40 am
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Apr 2017 11:36 am Go to last post
  20. problem with drawing chesspieces in Autocad

    Dear members, hello! I have a problem with drawing chess pieces (that I make in workshop by hand) in Autocad. I am plannig to order some tools to speed up work, but manufacturer said he needs my...

    Started by george74‎, 20th Apr 2017 10:00 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Apr 2017 06:05 pm Go to last post
  21. Recognize SHX Text

    OK, it's a start. it's too bad that the PDF import doesn't automatically do this. Also, unfortunately, it seems that PDF import interprets some bold fonts as solid fills, which are not...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 18th Apr 2017 04:04 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    19th Apr 2017 06:00 pm Go to last post
  22. Selection - Highlights Upon Being Selected

    Hey everyone, I know that there is a way to turn on a setting when you select an object. For the life of me, I cannot remember where to do that. When I would select something it would highlight...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 4th Apr 2017 05:52 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    19th Apr 2017 03:21 pm Go to last post
  23. Table with field

    Hi, I have a table. The text in the table is the field associated with the block. When I copy that table and then a block to another drawing the text filed come to be as ##. Could anyone...

    Started by nannz‎, 18th Apr 2017 04:28 am
    • Replies: 2
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    18th Apr 2017 01:08 pm Go to last post
  24. zoom window within a view port doesn't get the snap?

    hello i have to fit the box in the viewport to the box in paper space, as per photo. of course they have the same size. Inside the viewport, i used zoom/window but no osnap came on... ( of course...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 12th Apr 2017 01:24 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    14th Apr 2017 04:44 pm Go to last post
  25. rotate content in model space viewported in paper space

    Hello, I used to apply this procedure and it always worked, till now... i guess i'm missing something. Please see the screenshot, and this is the entire DWG...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 12th Apr 2017 12:22 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 522
    13th Apr 2017 03:45 am Go to last post

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