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

  1. viewing text in different viewports

    I am currenly building a split screen with 2 view ports. One is in planview and the other in in cross section orthogonal to plan view. Im trying to orient my text so that it can be viewed in both...

    Started by gphil‎, 1st Oct 2014 05:35 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    1st Oct 2014 07:52 pm Go to last post
  2. how do Changes overall several blocks in same time?

    hi dear friends :(i define one door As the block, I've used it in several parts of the plan , now i want when change in block refrence, All blocks have changed, how do this? Some of the doors have...

    Started by hamidciv‎, 30th Sep 2014 06:37 pm
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    1st Oct 2014 01:33 pm Go to last post
  3. Attribute mode for Callouts, help needed

    I Dont know what Ive changed in setting but lately i have strange behavior with attributes , the problem now is when i make callouts instead of finishing with a number ,autocad just jump over this...

    Started by danielk‎, 29th Sep 2014 08:11 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Oct 2014 10:08 am Go to last post
  4. All attributes are visible on screen , and i cant make them invisible .

    i have one file who shows all the attributes in model space although they were invisble when i created them , i tried to play with ATTMODE and with BATTMAN and with it works only if find each block...

    Started by danielk‎, 22nd Sep 2014 02:43 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    1st Oct 2014 10:06 am Go to last post
  5. sample files from George Omura Mastering AutoCAD 2010

    Hi! Is there anyone who have all the drawings in metric mesures correctly drawn? Those are drawings that need to be drawn while reading book Thank you

    Started by Klariya‎, 6th Mar 2012 02:14 pm
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    30th Sep 2014 04:52 pm Go to last post
  6. Dimscalelinear is Squaring itself?

    I am not sure if this is the correct subforum to post this in, so move it if I am incorrect. So I have a drawing, and I was experiencing the following problem. My layout scale is set to 1:75. I...

    Started by ilarson007‎, 22nd Sep 2014 01:41 pm
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    29th Sep 2014 04:43 pm Go to last post
  7. Layout border

    Please how to fit layout border (stretch- align) in viewport with print margins in AutoCAD 2012? Thx.

    Started by nikson‎, 14th Sep 2014 09:27 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    26th Sep 2014 03:53 am Go to last post
  8. Question about annotative scales

    Should I have multiple annotative scales for my annotative text and attributes or just use one scale for all my drawings. I like being able to change my text size by just clicking the anno scale at...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 24th Sep 2014 03:00 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    25th Sep 2014 08:44 pm Go to last post
  9. Text issues

    I have noticed from time to time that text on drawings does not look the same even if the setting on each text is same ie. Arial 2.5 on same layer, i find some text looks thicker than other and you...

    Started by FIFTHTEXAS‎, 24th Sep 2014 10:07 am
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Sep 2014 03:14 pm Go to last post
  10. Summing multiple dimensions (actual dimension entities)

    How can I sum up the actual dimension enties. I would like to check a row of dimensions to make sure they add up. Sometimes the dimensions can be off a hundreth in a long line of dimensioning.

    Started by cadboy‎, 5th Jun 2008 03:42 am
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    • Replies: 17
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    23rd Sep 2014 06:51 pm Go to last post
  11. Hatch question

    Ok I am going to try to see if what my request makes sense lol ... ok I want to know if there is a way to set hatch properties by selecting a hatch that's already in the drawing? Also, another...

    Started by Dj_T_Rex2002‎, 23rd Sep 2014 02:15 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Sep 2014 05:23 pm Go to last post
  12. fraction to decimal error,summing actual dimension

    Dear all, i have a problem, i want summing the actual dimension. example:dimension shows 22 27/32" but decimal shows 22.83333. not show original 22.84375 its various. how to i find this...

    Started by ganeshmag‎, 22nd Sep 2014 07:21 pm
    autocad, decimal error, dimension error, fractions, sum
    • Replies: 0
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    22nd Sep 2014 07:21 pm Go to last post
  13. Question Hatching takes forever and locksout/crashes CAD

    Any ideas as to why when I hatch lately it seam to take forever even with simple hatching (I was hatching a zebra crossing) the first take 10-15mins or even longer resulting in the program greying...

    Started by AJSmith‎, 19th Sep 2014 07:32 am
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    22nd Sep 2014 01:30 pm Go to last post
  14. Dimension extension line weird behaviour

    Hi all, Take a look at the attached picture. All dims are done with the same settings, I changed nothing inbetween dimensioning, however... The extension lines are different. When I pull...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 19th Sep 2014 08:10 am
    • Replies: 4
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    19th Sep 2014 11:53 am Go to last post
  15. Exclamation Need help with my AutoCad homework

    How to I type the decimal points like .25? It just shows me an error when I type .25/12

    Started by aminkovskaya‎, 19th Sep 2014 02:16 am
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Sep 2014 10:56 am Go to last post
  16. Bearings

    Is there any option in CAD that inverts bearings the other way around? I have been plotting road plans and i always have this problem. the plans i plot are like mirrored from the original plans. (i...

    Started by imiiiat‎, 17th Sep 2014 02:11 am
    • Replies: 8
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    18th Sep 2014 08:36 am Go to last post
  17. Xref - can't Edit In Place

    I have a floor plan dwg Xref'd into 2 other files; firstly Xrefd into a Master dwg; secondly attached as a Reference into a Microstation dgn file. To start with, in the Master dwg, I could Edit...

    Started by fostertom‎, 17th Sep 2014 03:25 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Sep 2014 03:50 pm Go to last post
  18. Snap POINTS

    Im seeing blue snap points in my drawing even if i turned off snap. how can i turn it off?

    Started by imiiiat‎, 17th Sep 2014 07:06 am
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    17th Sep 2014 07:18 am Go to last post
  19. Smile Link Multiple Object to Single Field

    i would just want to ask if it is possible to select multiple objects then link it to a single field? i want to link the areas of multiple polylines / hatches into field so i don't need to update...

    Started by nod684‎, 15th Sep 2014 10:05 am
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Sep 2014 10:39 am Go to last post
  20. how to globally change text color to by layer in autocad 2008

    how to globally change text color to by layer in autocad 2008

    Started by gil9166‎, 9th Oct 2009 04:59 pm
    4 Pages
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    16th Sep 2014 10:33 am Go to last post
  21. Problem with OSNAP to tangent

    Hi, I'm having a problem with OSNAP and am not sure what I'm doing wrong. As you can see from the attached photo, I am using offset to create a parallel line to the one selected (the leftmost line)...

    Started by Valiance‎, 11th Sep 2014 02:36 am
    • Replies: 5
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    11th Sep 2014 11:47 am Go to last post
  22. Set a desired dimension style as current style without going into the dialogue?

    Is there a shortcut for setting a certain dimstyle as default similar to right clicking 'set current as default' (which is available for some features) without going into the dialogue box? It would...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 8th Sep 2014 10:25 pm
    dimensions, dimstyle, shortcut
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Sep 2014 10:04 am Go to last post
  23. Completely disable 3d mode + Green and Red Cursor

    I don't know what I accidentally pressed or changed to make my cross hairs red and green, I think it has to do with 3d mode. is there a way to completely disable this so there's no accidentally...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 19th Aug 2014 09:06 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    3d mode, cursor
    • Replies: 11
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    9th Sep 2014 01:04 am Go to last post
  24. Changing line type of Blocks

    Hello everyone... Anybody here know how to change the line type of block without going to block editor?... Basically, here's the scenario... I have one block that am going to use for lighting...

    Started by marjune23‎, 6th Sep 2014 11:57 am
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Sep 2014 06:13 am Go to last post
  25. Can I lock columns positions and widths in Layer Properties Manager?

    This is minor annoyance for me. Anytime I open a drawing the Layer Properties Manager columns open with the columns wider than necessary and I have to resize them. Is there any way to lock the...

    Started by CalypsoArt‎, 5th Sep 2014 09:46 pm
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    5th Sep 2014 09:46 pm Go to last post

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