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  1. Question Can you change the background colour of a active viewport in Autocad

    is it possible to have the background colour different when working in a viewport ?

    Started by AJSmith‎, 12th Nov 2014 10:42 am
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    12th Nov 2014 12:12 pm Go to last post
  2. Text becomes a Squiggle

    Hello! I've run into this a couple times lately. Text or mtext will become a squiggle. This is usually in a block, maybe even within a block in an xref. Hopefully the image shows below.

    Started by AmberC‎, 10th Nov 2014 10:42 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    11th Nov 2014 04:54 pm Go to last post
  3. reset scale 40 feet eq 1.7 inches

    The numbers are not accurate but you can see just how far off the scale is. I rarely ever use autocad so need to set the scale to refelect the feet that each store front in a mall eq the correct...

    Started by lortech‎, 5th Nov 2014 02:32 am
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    11th Nov 2014 03:16 pm Go to last post
  4. Cool Qleader dogleg removal

    Here is the goal. I have a bunch of detail drawings done by some one else using qleaders and dis-associated mtext.\Becomes a real pain if I have to change scale or modify detail. I have found a...

    Started by tahano50‎, 8th Nov 2014 09:20 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    9th Nov 2014 01:35 am Go to last post
  5. 2015 issues

    Hello All, Well my boss upgraded me to 2015 acad and also bought a new box for me! Oddly enough the system doesnt seem as fast as i thought it was going to be with 8 gigs ram, 2.8 gh solidstate...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 5th Nov 2014 09:55 pm
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    7th Nov 2014 02:46 pm Go to last post
  6. Angular dims

    Hi guy's, is there a way to turn just the nodes on angular dims off? Cheers

    Started by Arokain‎, 5th Nov 2014 12:22 pm
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    7th Nov 2014 01:49 pm Go to last post
  7. Block attribute order

    One of our clients uses Microstation, but for a project we are working on some of our drawings are generated in AutoCAD. I created a title block in AutoCAD and had one of my minions create the block...

    Started by Gideon‎, 6th Nov 2014 03:58 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    6th Nov 2014 04:06 pm Go to last post
  8. Autocad Block Replacment

    Hi All, I hope i have put this in the right section of the forum. Introduction to my Queries: I am working on a 2D housing layout, which has multiple houses, roads, paths and trees, ect. For...

    Started by jaycopes‎, 4th Nov 2014 12:08 pm
    block annotation, block attribute, block insert, house plans
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Nov 2014 03:46 pm Go to last post
  9. Change Attibutes Values

    i change my attribute values inside the "block editor" when exisitng and save , the block is still with the old values . tried ATTSYNC , REGEN . Thanks

    Started by danielk‎, 1st Nov 2014 07:26 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    5th Nov 2014 11:10 pm Go to last post
  10. Need help about drawing

    Hi guys I need help or bether told adwice about draving.I have drawing with measurement and i understand all except this about radius(marked with green circle).I dont know how to figure out where is...

    Started by rado7rado‎, 5th Nov 2014 02:59 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Nov 2014 05:32 pm Go to last post
  11. Autocad is unable to move the object after typing it the coordinate

    I tried to move an object to the origin. Like this: It works just fine in preview, but it just bounce back after i hit enter.

    Started by wileyhk2001‎, 4th Nov 2014 08:14 am
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Nov 2014 09:16 am Go to last post
  12. select an object or line directly underneath another

    Is there a quick shortcut for this, similar to Revit where you can hit Tab to click on objects that are under others? Thanks,

    Started by kizaerf‎, 3rd Nov 2014 05:52 pm
    overlapping, select
    • Replies: 2
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    3rd Nov 2014 11:35 pm Go to last post
  13. Text height increases after editing in BATTMAN

    Hello. Could anyone help with the following. I have changed the height of the text in BATTMAN for one block from 320 to be 360 and changed the font to ROMANS. After closing Block Attribute Manager...

    Started by Olzhas‎, 3rd Nov 2014 05:45 am
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd Nov 2014 02:00 pm Go to last post
  14. Create contour lines from Google Earth on AutoCAD - (Free - Open Source)

    In this tutorial you will learn how to create contour lines from Google Earth on AutoCAD:

    Started by showtekone‎, 28th May 2014 02:26 am
    autocad, contour, contour lines 2d to 3d
    • Replies: 2
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    31st Oct 2014 02:35 pm Go to last post
  15. Linetype issue

    Hello. I have 2 drawings with same MSLT,PSLT,LT scales set to 1, visretain to 0, and same line types and scales for my elements (lintels). However in Drawing 1 paperspace the line is dashed, and in...

    Started by Olzhas‎, 30th Oct 2014 10:42 am
    • Replies: 3
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    30th Oct 2014 12:37 pm Go to last post
  16. Attribute not visible ( all modes on like ATTDISP)

    Hi Guys, I have used attributes for title block. When I opened the block edit it shows all the tags and prompts. But unfortunately when I save the block and start giving values in Title block one...

    Started by MOORADAN‎, 28th Oct 2014 11:10 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    30th Oct 2014 05:11 am Go to last post
  17. Question re: osnap toolbar Acad 2007

    G'day gents. Is there a way to keep the osnap toolbar permanently docked on the "screen"? Forgive the terminology. Still learning about THAT.:roll: My previous system, 2000 was there...

    Started by jack nastyface‎, 28th Oct 2014 04:50 pm
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    • Replies: 13
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    29th Oct 2014 10:22 pm Go to last post
  18. What Is This

    The sanitary and vent pipes in plumbing chase are drawn "correctly". The line represents a sanitary line. What is your interpretation? Is it drawn correctly? Would you draw it this way?

    Started by RobDraw‎, 28th Oct 2014 12:17 pm
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    29th Oct 2014 03:25 pm Go to last post
  19. QLeader Settings

    I cannot alter the QLeader setting on a 2013 AutoCAD LT seat. I get this: Specify first leader point, or <Settings>: S C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD LT 2013\acdim.arx cannot find a...

    Started by Honda Matt‎, 1st Oct 2014 02:37 pm
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 29
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    29th Oct 2014 12:39 pm Go to last post
  20. Lineweights not showing up

    I have a block that represents a tree. It consists of a circle with a crosshair in the center. All three items are on layer 0, all attributes set to to "by layer", no thickness/width assigned to...

    Started by Tuck‎, 28th Oct 2014 07:43 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    28th Oct 2014 11:47 pm Go to last post
  21. Edit Blocks

    So this is a basic question I am sure, I don't use blocks much but have a question, I have a block in a drawing that I want to edit, if I edit this will it change the original block and any other...

    Started by jbgraphic‎, 27th Oct 2014 03:41 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    27th Oct 2014 04:51 pm Go to last post
  22. F2 Doesnt jump to command line

    Normally it used to be like that , now it opens a window , how do i bring back those settings? Thanks !

    Started by danielk‎, 27th Oct 2014 09:32 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    27th Oct 2014 02:38 pm Go to last post
  23. TEXT Edit

    Hello, Every time I try to insert a single line text it reverses the text on me. For example, "THRUST" turns into "TSURHT". Not sure why, I haven't changed anything under my settings. Thanks!

    Started by MAINEman5390‎, 24th Oct 2014 03:02 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    25th Oct 2014 04:07 pm Go to last post
  24. procedure for doing a detail on an ANSI A template

    Hi fellow members, I used to draw on Acad 2000 but I recently changed to Acad 2007. I am completely self taught & do cad very infrequently,so you may imagine I am rusty to say the least. I want to...

    Started by jack nastyface‎, 19th Oct 2014 09:04 pm
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    • Replies: 21
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    24th Oct 2014 11:04 pm Go to last post
  25. changing the size for all text and points

    Can anyone explain to me the best way to change the size of all existing points and text on a drawing?

    Started by bsutton‎, 24th Oct 2014 04:50 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    24th Oct 2014 10:27 pm Go to last post

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