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  1. 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
  2. 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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    26th Aug 2010 04:06 pm Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Offset line question

    I have recently started drafting for a firm that does tracing of pipes. My job consists of drawing a pipe (Poly Line) in an isometric view, and then tracing that pipe with another linetype,...

    Started by c_space‎, 23rd Feb 2012 05:48 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Feb 2012 02:29 am Go to last post
  11. Dashed/Dotted lines Help. Spacing too wide?

    I am having problem with drawing dotted lines. I know how to draw them but the spacing between them is way too wide. Please refer to the attachment for more information. How do I get them to...

    Started by D1-Xen‎, 11th May 2012 09:17 am
    • Replies: 3
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    11th May 2012 01:55 pm Go to last post
  12. Star Get Line Weight in Layout? Printing OK

    I am aware some users like their lines very sharp and neat in the layout and make the line weight appear in the printing process. However, I am wondering if I can see the the lines weight applied...

    Started by D1-Xen‎, 12th May 2012 06:34 am
    • Replies: 5
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    17th May 2012 02:36 am Go to last post
  13. Link Shift? Wires Expand as an object moves

    The headline is very self explanatory... I was wondering, since I am drawing a lot of circuit stuffs, whenever I am moving an inverter or module shape around, I always have to either shift those...

    Started by D1-Xen‎, 17th May 2012 02:06 am
    • Replies: 9
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    19th May 2012 12:20 pm Go to last post
  14. Drawing Flip dimension measurement?

    How do we flip the dimension numbers from one side of the line to another? My dimension always appears on the left hand side for a vertical line and on the top for horizontal line... Can I make...

    Started by D1-Xen‎, 19th May 2012 01:58 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    19th May 2012 05:16 pm Go to last post
  15. Cannot seem to get any arrow or dimension readings?

    Hi AutoCAD Tutor, I have not touched AutoCAD for quite some time and I just got back on it today. For some reason, I cannot seem to be able to get the arrow at both end when I am drawing...

    Started by D1-Xen‎, 16th Mar 2013 01:17 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Mar 2013 03:18 pm Go to last post
  16. Placing Object Not Locking with XLINE

    Hi AutoCAD members, I have a very frustrating issue with placing my repeated pattern of holes. I want my holes to be equally spaced from one & another, but the XLINE can only start tracking from...

    Started by D1-Xen‎, 6th May 2014 03:42 am
    • Replies: 4
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    6th May 2014 01:07 pm Go to last post
  17. MLine keep fill after explode

    Hello Community, is there a way to keep the fill of a MLINE after I explode it? I'd like to have single LINES with a HATCH. Or is there a diffrent way to achieve this? I'd like to draw e.g. two...

    Started by d1212‎, 7th Oct 2015 03:35 pm
    explode, fill, mline
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Oct 2015 03:01 am Go to last post
  18. Exclamation moving an object to coordinates.

    when moving an object from its current position to a destination referred as coordinates (ie 3652,1234) the object is moved by relative distance ie. 3652 east and 1234 north. how do I reconfigure to...

    Started by d4vidt‎, 26th Aug 2010 08:41 am
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Aug 2010 08:54 am Go to last post
  19. Changing multiple shapes into a Block

    Using AutoCAD 2006: I have drawing with multiple shapes of the same kind. I need to change that shape into my block. Is there anyway I can do a find and replace for a certain shape and replace...

    Started by dabatman‎, 18th Nov 2008 11:33 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    28th Nov 2008 09:52 am Go to last post
  20. Total length of lines in Acad LT

    I know that in autocad proffessional there is the possibility to use a lisp script in order to calculate the total length of lines in a drawing based on a certain layer. Unfortunatelly Acad LT does...

    Started by dacoba‎, 25th Mar 2008 03:25 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    26th Mar 2008 06:52 pm Go to last post
  21. Canceling Object Selection / AutoCAD Processing

    I am working on a drawing with very large polygons with hundreds of verticies. When one of these polygons are selected, either purposely or by accident, it takes a considerable amount of time for the...

    Started by daczac‎, 24th Jun 2014 02:18 pm
    canceling, escape, object, processing, selection
    • Replies: 4
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    24th Jun 2014 06:52 pm Go to last post
  22. Designating a new default QLeader setting

    Any suggestions as to how to change the default QLeader setting to match my personal preference, which is shown in my attachment? This really annoys me, whenever I have to do it manually.

    Started by Dadgad‎, 21st Feb 2012 06:48 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 17
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    21st Feb 2012 07:25 pm Go to last post
  23. QLEADER and/or QLATTACH Issue?

    I am trying to QLATTACH some errant leaders to their respective text. In my QLEADER (S)ettings I have: Annotation Type: Mtext Options: prompt for width Reuse: None Leader Line & Arrow

    Started by dal-designs‎, 5th Nov 2014 04:34 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Nov 2014 12:10 am Go to last post
  24. Question Multileader with non-rectangular text border?

    I'm wondering if there is a way that you can have a non-rectangular border (circle, ellipse, hex, etc) around text in a multileader. I only see an option for a default rectangular border under...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 12th Nov 2014 06:00 pm
    annotative text, border, multileader
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Nov 2014 05:15 pm Go to last post
  25. Question Multileaders and Layout Space Text Height

    We're looking at implementing multileaders instead of quleaders in my office, and so I've been tasked with figuring out how to do it (being as I am the least senior, most peon-ish person in my...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 21st Nov 2014 04:52 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,455
    21st Nov 2014 05:07 pm Go to last post

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