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

  1. dimensions

    I can't seem to figure out what the dimension is for the big circle on the left that is with the center line. I also have a question on how to input the degrees, minute into autocad instead of...

    Started by blueinspiron‎, 18th Oct 2014 08:08 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Oct 2014 08:38 pm Go to last post
  2. Font Different When Inserting Into Different Drawings

    I have 2 drawings. Same t-block inserted in each. TEST-ROMAND-1 drawing is correct. TEST-romand-2-wrong drawing is not correct. Why would the -2 drawing with the same t-block list out romand, when...

    Started by gsksun4‎, 16th Oct 2014 06:55 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Oct 2014 01:43 pm Go to last post
  3. diameter

    Does this figure have a diameter? I was told to "make this figure 36" diameter". How would you understand that?

    Started by paulmcz‎, 17th Oct 2014 01:53 am
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Oct 2014 12:56 pm Go to last post
  4. changing mtext size in xref

    I have a basic overview drawing with dimensions, texts,... I use this drawing as an xref to draw details on a another scale. I would like to keep the texts on the xref but they should be smaller....

    Started by andyr74‎, 17th Oct 2014 07:55 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,461
    17th Oct 2014 11:42 am Go to last post
  5. AutoCAD 2015 minimizing after clicking 'Show Desktop' button

    I have upgraded to AutoCAD 2015 and when I am working on a drawing and click the Show Desktop button (Windows 7) and then go back into AutoCAD, the window is always minimised. It's driving me mad,...

    Started by sparklerach‎, 4th Aug 2014 08:05 am
    • Replies: 7
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    16th Oct 2014 06:46 am Go to last post
  6. Polar Array in Autocad 2014

    Now the step to do the polar array is different from the old one, what is the step to make a polar array like below image in AutoCAD 2014 in classic workspace?

    Started by basty‎, 12th Oct 2014 04:40 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    15th Oct 2014 03:03 pm Go to last post
  7. AutoCAD I can't change the Cell Height in a Table

    Hi, I want to change the Cell Height to 4 but it come back always to 6.0667 :cry: as you can see in the screen shot: How can I change the Height?

    Started by Faouweb‎, 10th Oct 2014 08:21 am
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Oct 2014 02:25 pm Go to last post
  8. Autocad drawing opens empty - how to get the data back??

    Hi, I can not open this drawing that I just saved. At first it opened an empty drawing with the name "Drawing1", and now it will not open at all. When I look at the file info it says the file is...

    Started by mosegrodd‎, 16th May 2014 12:27 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    15th Oct 2014 01:35 pm Go to last post
  9. Question about nominal dimensions

    Below is a picture of 4 dimensioned holes. They are mounting holes so I was asked to make them nominal. Here is what I came up with A.) 9/16 B.) 15 13/16

    Started by ALUX‎, 14th Oct 2014 09:34 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Oct 2014 01:10 pm Go to last post
  10. Question Multiple drawn points

    Hi -have imported multiple points into a drawing and wanted to change the point style of a few but every time I select a new point style every point changes. How can I stop this. I tried exploding...

    Started by brightsettingout‎, 14th Oct 2014 02:41 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Oct 2014 02:43 pm Go to last post
  11. Unhappy Trouble with Cams

    Hey everyone, I'm having some issues with drawing a Cam in AutoCAD 2014. THe book I have, has very little instructions on how to do produce a cam. Working circle 5.0 dia. Shaft dia. .75...

    Started by Dizzle517‎, 8th Oct 2014 01:37 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    14th Oct 2014 01:04 pm Go to last post
  12. Editing text with colons

    Good Morning, I have been having this issue for awhile now and I'm just getting around to posting about it. The autocad files come from my moonlighting job and the company is using...

    Started by Hollyfeld‎, 10th Oct 2014 12:19 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Oct 2014 07:41 pm Go to last post
  13. Keeping text together when widening

    Sometimes when I widen text blocks that are kept as standard templates on our company's server, large gaps develop between the separate lines that were together on the original text, so consequently...

    Started by stryder444‎, 13th Oct 2014 12:24 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Oct 2014 12:52 pm Go to last post
  14. how to place block on curve line plz

    if i will change insertion point in mid of block so block edge will not come on curve / line plz help

    Started by afrazawan‎, 22nd Sep 2014 01:51 pm
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    12th Oct 2014 01:23 pm Go to last post
  15. Change shortcut keys to text special characters?

    In MS word you can re-assign keystrokes to input special text characters, is there a way to do this for cad civil 3D 2011? Or maybe reassign control code for degree symbol %%d?

    Started by Chris Broadway‎, 9th Oct 2014 01:28 am
    • Replies: 8
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    12th Oct 2014 12:21 pm Go to last post
  16. Changing how units are entered

    When entering distances, I would type in for instance, 2'6 and CAD interprets that as being 2 feet and 6 inches by default. My question is, is there a way to set it so I can so I can enter 2-6 and...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 10th Oct 2014 05:01 pm
    distance, keyboard, units
    • Replies: 9
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    10th Oct 2014 11:14 pm Go to last post
  17. Smile How to draw Gears in paper.

    hi dudes i have to measure and draw the gears by hand in paper..i almost tried but no improvement.please help me to do that task...

    Started by michaelsusanth‎, 10th Oct 2014 10:14 am
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Oct 2014 10:22 am Go to last post
  18. Arcs and Tangents

    I am currently trying to make an arc with a R20 tangent to two circles each with a R1. The circles distance is 8'' from mid point to mid point. I am having trouble creating the arc and giving it a...

    Started by MAINEman5390‎, 9th Oct 2014 07:57 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Oct 2014 05:29 am Go to last post
  19. Grips

    Why can grips speed up editing routines?:?

    Started by Damon :)‎, 7th Oct 2014 02:16 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    9th Oct 2014 02:23 pm Go to last post
  20. How to import OCR B Font into textstyle

    Hi fellow designers! Basically i want to 3D print a series of stamps (fysical stamps with ink). Most steps on how to to this, i've already managed to figure out. However i need to work with OCR...

    Started by Tekkieflippo‎, 7th Oct 2014 06:16 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    font, import, ocr b, stamp, textstyle
    • Replies: 14
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    9th Oct 2014 12:35 pm Go to last post
  21. change block's scale factor for equal scale

    I am having two block in my drawing. Name of blocks are same but scale factor is different for both. I have to make scale factor for both is same. I tried in dynamic editor but unsuccessful. my...

    Started by Barry_47‎, 8th Oct 2014 07:43 am
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Oct 2014 01:25 pm Go to last post
  22. Autocad for MAC Tool Palettes

    Hi all, I have just converted to a MAC an have autocad 2014 onit however I cannot get the tool palettes to show anywhere on the screen, I am used to having them displayed down the sides on my windows...

    Started by Simon054‎, 6th Oct 2014 03:53 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Oct 2014 01:14 pm Go to last post
  23. attribute array in dynamic block

    Hello Sirs! I would like to array some attributes which are inside a dynamic block. I started based on a finded file (SectionSample.dwg) but I can array only the lines without the attributes. I...

    Started by gegenytibor‎, 7th Oct 2014 11:50 am
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Oct 2014 03:46 pm Go to last post
  24. Changing text of entire drawing

    I have attached a sample drawing where i need to change the text.can it possible by any lisp????

    Started by anindya‎, 5th Oct 2014 08:03 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    6th Oct 2014 04:03 pm Go to last post
  25. Question Annotative Text - Paper Space, Model Space, Style Relationships?

    This is just a general question about annotative text, something I've noticed as we transition from 'each scale has its own text-dimension layer' to 'annotative'. I'm still a bit confused by the...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 2nd Oct 2014 05:59 pm
    annotation scale, paper space, print to scale, viewport scaling
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 10,697
    6th Oct 2014 02:17 pm Go to last post

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