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  1. Question open/closed polyline

    Hi, another polyline question. I have several lines I want to convert to a polyline. For this I use Pedit, then join. When I do this it automaticly becomes a closed polyline. I want an open one. ...

    Started by mossieramm‎, 24th Jul 2009 10:13 am
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    24th Jul 2009 02:35 pm Go to last post
  2. How to reference attribute in a field

    I basically want to make a block with a mtext that references invisible attributes to construct a part number. (Acad 2010) This particular instance is pretty simple: the attributes are and and...

    Started by krackpot‎, 24th Jul 2009 03:04 pm
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  3. Arc length modify

    Hi All, a pleasant day to you all, i have some question regarding to an arc i have 635.46 arc length i need to modify it to 400.00 but i dont know how i try to check in properties but the arc...

    Started by Jhun Gonzalo‎, 24th Jul 2009 04:44 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    24th Jul 2009 06:16 pm Go to last post
  4. Looking for _|_|_|_| linetype?

    I'm looking for a linetype which looks like _|_|_|_|_ as one joined up line. I have had a look round some of the available linetypes online but the closest I can find has gaps between the parts. ...

    Started by MothBox‎, 21st Jul 2009 10:05 am
    • Replies: 8
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    25th Jul 2009 01:08 pm Go to last post
  5. Unhappy Dynamic Block losing Action

    I have a simple dynamic block with a move action assigned to it. I have used it a bit in the past. I use insert it in paperspace due to scaling and push it through to model space. Normally works fine...

    Started by Beano‎, 24th Jul 2009 06:24 am
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Jul 2009 11:16 pm Go to last post
  6. Autoload my customized MLSTYLE

    Hi to all, Good Day, i have some problem regarding with my customized *.MLN, i set my standard for MLine only i want to make it autoload my costomize *.MLN for every i will open a drawing files,...

    Started by Jhun Gonzalo‎, 27th Jul 2009 08:44 am
    • Replies: 0
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  7. automatic offset lines?

    i draw basic/ diagramatic/ thumbnail cad drawings of floor plans. (see attached) can acad LT 2008 draw double lines or would i have to use offset to acheive this. i heard acad architectural...

    Started by stephenward‎, 24th Jul 2009 10:41 am
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    28th Jul 2009 11:07 am Go to last post
  8. Attribute block justifiaction issues when printing

    We have an attribute block inserted into papespace that indicated the date a drawing was issued, who drew it, sheet name, etc. Our drawings will be issued on 22"X34" plotted on a large-scale plotter....

    Started by deo06‎, 20th Jul 2009 04:32 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Jul 2009 04:42 pm Go to last post
  9. Text to MText

    So i did a search for converting from text to mtext and i found a thread saying to use txt2mtxt. When i type that command in it says unknown command. Is there something that im missing?

    Started by KnoJa31‎, 28th Jul 2009 04:47 pm
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    28th Jul 2009 11:02 pm Go to last post
  10. Hatch scale too small

    Hi, when I draw the hatch in scale 0.01 it does not come up. Tried to change the origin, it comes up just in the randomly selected parts of the boundary. The 'help says' that it could be system...

    Started by dinarele‎, 24th Jul 2009 10:27 am
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    29th Jul 2009 10:02 am Go to last post
  11. Attribute Question??

    Hi, can anybody help please?? At work we are having a new piece of software which requires more information from our current room use attribute! The software we currently use reads...

    Started by Herewegoagain‎, 29th Jul 2009 05:52 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    30th Jul 2009 09:48 am Go to last post
  12. Batch Block Scaling [within Block Editor]

    Hello all, Ok, so this may have a very simple solution but as of yet I haven't found exactly what I'm looking for. I have found a number of threads explaining how to scale multiple blocks...

    Started by GlynPKS‎, 30th Jul 2009 04:40 pm
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  13. Radius Hatch?

    Not sure if this is possible, but here is my problem. In a plan view drawing, I have an outline around a pool area. I need to hatch this area, but the hatch needs to be consistant around the...

    Started by MDLARC‎, 29th Jul 2009 10:12 pm
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    30th Jul 2009 07:21 pm Go to last post
  14. Osnaps

    I typically draft with about 2/3 of the osnaps on (checked). But sometimes I need to do a series of commands with only circles, so I only want the "Center" selected. So I "Clear all" select "center",...

    Started by qball‎, 24th Jun 2009 08:01 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    31st Jul 2009 05:48 pm Go to last post
  15. Dimensioning Problem with Selecting

    Someone sent me a drawing that seems to have a setting I'm unfamiliar with. When I try to dimension the part, I choose linear dimension but then when I try to move the mouse over the intersection...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 31st Jul 2009 03:08 pm
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    1st Aug 2009 11:42 pm Go to last post
  16. Jpg attachment

    Dear all, I am using autocad2005. i am attaching a jpg file to tiltle block as attachment. when i change the autocad file to any other computer.the path of image file also changed. then i...

    Started by aravindkpe‎, 2nd Aug 2009 03:10 am
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  17. Annotative text in XREF? Xref units mm, parent drawing m

    How do I get this to work? It's fine when both the main drawing and xref are using the same units but not when they're different. Unless I'm doing something wrong. Any ideas?

    Started by spittle‎, 17th Jul 2009 10:41 am
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    3rd Aug 2009 09:06 am Go to last post
  18. merge mtext

    So, some brilliant drafter that used to work here has a page full of mtext broken randomly and then split into columns. Is there an easy way to merge all the mtext into one big mtext?

    Started by chelsea1307‎, 16th Jun 2009 11:57 pm
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  19. Mtext/Text Embedded in Block

    Hello to all - Been racking my brains trying to figure this out, but is there a way to set it so that a Mtext/Text embedded in a block always matches the orientation of the layout? For example,...

    Started by ibnut‎, 29th Jul 2009 07:26 pm
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  20. Zero Length Lines

    It seems out of nowhere this problem popped up. When I'm working in strictly 2D, I'll point at say 90 degrees (with tracking) and type in .5 and it will say: "Specify next point or : .5 Zero...

    Started by Kremer‎, 4th Aug 2009 08:58 pm
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    5th Aug 2009 06:24 pm Go to last post
  21. Hatching in section

    Hi! I'm new to this forum and relatively new to Autocad too. I'm currently using Autocad 2009 but also used the 2007 version. Anyway...I'm working on a section of a building in 2D and I...

    Started by Polly64‎, 5th Aug 2009 05:11 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    6th Aug 2009 08:34 am Go to last post
  22. won't snap to viewport's

    hi, i have one drawing which is acting strangely, when i'm in paper space trying to move viewports around snap won't work - it works on the contents within the viewport but not the viewport frame...

    Started by stephenward‎, 17th Feb 2009 09:49 am
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    6th Aug 2009 01:33 pm Go to last post
  23. Disable F1 for 2006

    ok, so i searched the forum and found out if you: Right-Click the toolbars, go to "Customize" then in the customize window, scroll down to "keyboard shortcuts" then find F1 on the right, and then...

    Started by CADken‎, 11th Oct 2007 02:12 pm
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    6th Aug 2009 02:53 pm Go to last post
  24. Hatch match properties problem

    Hello everyone I have a problem with matching properties of hatches. I created one hatch in DWG1 and copied it to DWG2. Both DWGs are created by me, in same autocad, saved in same format, both...

    Started by the-trooper‎, 6th Aug 2009 12:56 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Aug 2009 07:13 am Go to last post
  25. Question How do I make fraction look like this

    Look at the position of the number '2' on the fraction. When I start a new drawing, the default looks like the upper image. I want to make it look like the one below. How do I do it? Thanks!

    Started by marlon‎, 5th Aug 2009 01:45 am
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    7th Aug 2009 07:52 am Go to last post

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