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

  1. MLeader Text Justification Issue

    I have a dwg file here if anyone cares to tell me how to fix this... I have two mleaders. Every variable matches exactly in the properties dialog. When you drag the leader arrow on the first...

    Started by Croweyes1121‎, 18th Apr 2013 06:53 pm
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    1 2
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    8th May 2013 12:15 am Go to last post
  2. Hatch Islands Not Displaying Their Hatch

    This one is driving me crazy. I want to hatch the arrow...and the inside islands of the letters P, A and R. It's very important that the hatch be done all at one time, because I'm applying a...

    Started by Croweyes1121‎, 31st Jan 2015 11:23 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    2nd Feb 2015 06:21 pm Go to last post
  3. fix this: stretches

    The attached is a bolt and it's hole, 2 blocks. Each one has the same functions. The problem is when they are stretched together the 2nd time, the stretch starts from the beginning. They are just...

    Started by crumpysmom‎, 9th Apr 2008 11:56 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Apr 2008 05:37 pm Go to last post
  4. polar stretch arrays

    ok heres the deal. i have a threaded stud that needs to have a polar stretch on it. ive got the stretch but ive had to array the threads. how would i add the threading as a chained action? heres the...

    Started by crumpysmom‎, 16th Apr 2008 10:00 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Apr 2008 03:12 pm Go to last post
  5. Drawing Very Large file size, tried the usual culprits

    Hello, I have a gigantic file size that I can't seem to iron out. The file is currently sitting at 13mb+ . I have tried clearing filters, purging the drawing, and even went as far as copying the...

    Started by Csirus‎, 6th Jun 2014 07:19 pm
    drawing, large, size
    • Replies: 5
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    6th Jun 2014 09:16 pm Go to last post
  6. Batting Line Type fit

    I have an assignment to draw a bathroom. I have walls that are spaced 3 5/8 inches apart and the drawing shows insulation batting between them. When I use the batting insulation linetype and run a...

    Started by cso‎, 1st Mar 2013 04:18 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    3rd Mar 2013 11:55 pm Go to last post
  7. TEXT command made in MSexcel fail to execute in command line Autocad 2006 and higher

    TEXT command concatenated in excel runs in AutoCad 2005 but not anymore in Autocad 2006 and higher. As this-- DT 34324.83,33162.32 100 0 SITE1 (To draw SITE1 with height of 100 and rotation 0 to...

    Started by ctdlc888‎, 12th Sep 2011 01:40 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Sep 2011 04:05 am Go to last post
  8. Color and lineweight in Properties

    In some drawing I checked the color and lineweight in the Properties but it says By Layer and By Block. How will i know the real color and lineweight? Thank you

    Started by ctdlc888‎, 25th Jan 2013 03:00 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    26th Jan 2013 06:26 am Go to last post
  9. Stretch or resize drawings with multiple source and destination points

    Hello. Is there a procedure to stretch a drawing from its multiple source points to corresponding destination points? Your help is very much appreciated. Thank you.

    Started by ctdlc888‎, 17th Feb 2015 12:54 am
    • Replies: 8
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    18th Feb 2015 12:47 am Go to last post
  10. How do i start this drawing?

    Can anyone help me?

    Started by cthulhu‎, 27th Apr 2015 10:43 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    28th Apr 2015 12:51 am Go to last post
  11. Angular Dimension will not recognize 2d polyline

    I have an exported dxf from pls cadd. Im trying to dimension an angle from two 2d polylines and autocad will not recognize them as dimension-able lines. Any help would be appreciated.

    Started by ctkunde‎, 30th Dec 2010 04:33 pm
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    3rd Jan 2011 03:53 pm Go to last post
  12. Block with attributable text displaying ? instead of feet and inches

    I have a block with multiple text attributes. I use it for labeling rebar size and length. Today it started displaying the ? whenever I would type ' or ". Everything else in the drawing works fine....

    Started by CTU Rob‎, 23rd Jul 2010 12:04 am
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Jul 2010 12:23 am Go to last post
  13. All lines back to Z,0 please

    Hi all I am hoping someone can help me with this problem. I have been working on a steel portal frame drawing for a couple of days, which has involved using various other company detailed...

    Started by Cubes CDS‎, 18th Dec 2008 04:09 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    23rd Dec 2008 01:26 pm Go to last post
  14. Annotative dimension won't except unicode!

    Hi all Has anyone experienced this problem before: We are using acad 2009 and I have dimensioned a cross section of a hole, because I have used the linear dimension I have had to text overide...

    Started by Cubes CDS‎, 16th Feb 2009 01:03 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Feb 2009 01:24 pm Go to last post
  15. Question Scaling Images

    Hey guys, been a while. Hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years!! I would like to know if there is a shortcut to scaling an image I bring into drawing? For instance, say I pull in a...

    Started by Currahee‎, 3rd Jan 2017 02:09 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    5th Jan 2017 04:08 pm Go to last post
  16. Leader arrows and dimensions wrong size

    In some blocks of typical details I insert, some of the arrowheads and dimensions come in at the wrong scale. I have set my INSUNITS to 1 (inches), redrawn the arrows in the block file, matched...

    Started by cvanriper‎, 27th Jan 2017 06:04 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    29th Jan 2017 02:07 am Go to last post
  17. Incremental Block Numbering

    Hi all. I'm new on this forum, but old to AutoCAD - hopefully I can help as well as learn - but first, I need your help. Here is the scoop: I work for a company that installs sub-sea cable...

    Started by cwirvin‎, 16th Sep 2009 02:52 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Nov 2009 01:52 am Go to last post
  18. Complex Linetype Unloads Self

    Has this ever happened to you? There's a complex linetype in your drawing. It looks fine until you try to plot it, when suddenly the shapes are gone. A treeline, for instance, turns into a row of...

    Started by CyberAngel‎, 26th Aug 2010 04:06 pm
    complex, linetype, unload
    • Replies: 0
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  19. When is an attribute not an attribute?

    See the attached file. It came from a surveyor. The surveyor is not answering his phone today. There are three blocks that show the elevation of the edge of pavement. When I edit the block, there...

    Started by CyberAngel‎, 12th Sep 2011 02:24 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    12th Sep 2011 05:58 pm Go to last post
  20. Dimension Text Editing

    I'd like to share something I just discovered. It may be old news to many of you. Select a dimension. Select the text grip. Right click. You'll get a menu for doing some neat things with the text,...

    Started by CyberAngel‎, 27th Nov 2012 04:33 pm
    dimension, rotation, text
    • Replies: 1
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    27th Nov 2012 04:45 pm Go to last post
  21. How do you autonumber polygons at the centroids?

    I have many polygons that need numbering. It is for a maps sheet layout of our project. Is there a way to auto number/label the polygons and with the names you want? Example: School_1 is...

    Started by cyclingg‎, 8th Nov 2008 02:13 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    9th Nov 2008 10:26 pm Go to last post
  22. Setting a distance size limit in a linear dimensional lock.

    I have created an item made up of lines, circles and arcs. One side line distance will control all other sides, circles and arcs. I applied geometric constraints and then Dimensional constraints. ...

    Started by cyclingg‎, 21st Oct 2011 07:00 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    21st Oct 2011 07:00 pm Go to last post
  23. How to set default size/style for dimensions text ?

    Hi, I'm new to Autocad (working on version 2007). I dont know what I did, but since yesterday all the dimensions I set (using "linear" like I've been doing the past month) are displayed with...

    Started by cyril_13‎, 15th Apr 2010 10:15 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    15th Apr 2010 04:43 pm Go to last post
  24. Drawing cut up into thousand of pieces

    hello, i have a drawing on the original file it was created on but the architect who originally made the drawing cut the geometry into thousands of pieces i guess as protection, i know there is...

    Started by czballer902‎, 23rd Dec 2010 08:54 am
    drawing complications, drawing recovery, geometry, object data
    • Replies: 7
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    23rd Dec 2010 05:04 pm Go to last post
  25. double click edit opens properties dialogue

    Hello, This is a problem regarding civil 3d, however I dropped it into this forum because it is a dimension text question. In my 2014 autocad civil 3d, double clicking on a dimension opens...

    Started by C_mase‎, 13th Mar 2014 03:26 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    13th Mar 2014 03:26 pm Go to last post

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