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  1. scale Dynamic blocks

    i am trying to produce a pump symbol for a piping diagram. 2 polyline arc and a base in 2D. i have added a linear parameter and a scale action however when i scale my block the polyline width...

    Started by Delta-Sword‎, 17th Mar 2009 11:19 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    21st Jan 2013 04:09 pm Go to last post
  2. move, align and rotate text to two selected points

    Does anyone know of a routine (perhaps a lisp) to move, rotate and align text with one swift command? Something like this video below.

    Started by toberino‎, 2nd Nov 2012 05:29 am
    • Replies: 9
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    5th Nov 2012 04:26 pm Go to last post
  3. Can't Create Hatch

    I am working on a drawing (not originally created by me) and cannot create any hatches at all. If I make a closed shape, select Hatch, and select an interior point, nothing at all happens. No hatch...

    Started by willydj1‎, 30th May 2012 06:16 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    15th Jan 2013 03:28 pm Go to last post
  4. DWG converted to PDF then PDF not printing to scale

    Hi I need help My client needs an a3 drawing I drew converted into a PDF so he can print the PDF off to the correct scale. I created the pdf in autocad 2012 to A3 size and a scale of 1:1. I...

    Started by lizziewales‎, 18th Jun 2012 08:47 pm
    autocad 2012, dwg to pdf conversion, print to scale
    • Replies: 9
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    19th Jun 2012 11:09 pm Go to last post
  5. Problem with Dimensions

    Good morning all, I just started using Autocad 2013 and am having troubles with dimensions in paper space. To keep it simple I will start with a new drawing, drawing units are are set to...

    Started by SLedhed1‎, 4th Jul 2012 09:02 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    6th Jul 2012 03:08 am Go to last post
  6. Set DIMSTYLE by layer?

    Hello everyone, The only way to change dimensions that I know of is DIMSTYLE. I know how to make new dimensions styles and such, but I am having trouble setting the dimension styles by LAYER. I...

    Started by KoTa04‎, 5th Jul 2012 03:38 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    6th Jul 2012 02:22 am Go to last post
  7. tolerance hole for ledge angle_detailing question

    detailing question: what's the tolerance hole for 1/2 expansion anchor on a continuous ledge angle? second, whats the acceptable length for this continuous ledge angle (L4X3X3/8)? thanks.

    Started by newbie_ngano‎, 11th Jul 2012 10:33 am
    • Replies: 9
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    11th Jul 2012 04:50 pm Go to last post
  8. Hatching makes PC hang

    Hi again, I have a serious problem when hatching in AutoCAD LT 2011, it's making my PC hang but only when I'm using the 'Add: Pick points' command. It's so bad that I can't even call up the task...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 13th Jul 2012 10:41 am
    hang, hanging, hatch, hatching, pick points
    • Replies: 9
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    14th Nov 2012 03:47 pm Go to last post
  9. Question Numbering

    Probably a really thing and a bit of a dumb question, but I am labelling lots of cabinets on a floorplan and obviously want them numbered differently. Is there a quick way to just click each...

    Started by Pmoran‎, 16th Jul 2012 05:19 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    17th Jul 2012 11:13 am Go to last post
  10. problem with "explode" command

    I'm using Autocad 2012 and the explode command doesnt seem to work on anything - texts, polylines, hatches, rectangulars, etc. Can anyone help me fix this problem? Thanks in advance :)

    Started by SacredFire‎, 17th Jul 2012 01:08 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    18th Jul 2012 02:01 pm Go to last post
  11. Autocad dimensions

    I am having abit of troubles in autocad here, I m trying to do an exercise going through the workbook about muultline. I realize my dimensions of multiline is 3, -3 but when i put metrics the lines...

    Started by s3101959‎, 21st Aug 2012 06:40 am
    • Replies: 9
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    21st Aug 2012 10:42 am Go to last post
  12. Dropdown list on block

    I would like to add a drop down list to a block. I would appreciate any help in getting this set up. Ive done a fair amount of research and it appears that things much more complex can be done but...

    Started by Craisbeck‎, 9th Sep 2012 03:29 am
    • Replies: 9
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    15th Jan 2013 05:30 pm Go to last post
  13. system variable - dimassoc

    Is there a way to regroup dimensions origainally drawn with a system variable of (0) to (2) without redimensioning the object?

    Started by yazsta‎, 18th Sep 2012 06:14 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    19th Sep 2012 02:53 pm Go to last post
  14. Linetype without initial points

    Hi, I try to make a linetype which contains only plus sign. (+ + + + + + + +) *EMRE,artı S,0,-0.5,,-.5 But, there is a dot at start and end points of (+) sign. result is like this; (.+ .+...

    Started by mrdd‎, 26th Sep 2012 08:09 am
    • Replies: 9
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    27th Sep 2012 07:48 am Go to last post
  15. Architectural ticks to large

    I received a drawing from a client where the architectural ticks display very large. The leader arrow shows as the correct size but the dimension tick does not. I went into the dimension style...

    Started by bleeargh‎, 16th Oct 2012 08:26 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    26th Nov 2012 06:48 pm Go to last post
  16. Make new linetype ends even?

    Hi, I have just made a new linetype but the ends look funny...I can't see why the ends, before and after the slash are different lengths? Anyone who knows how to make them more even? Arty

    Started by Arty‎, 5th Dec 2012 01:38 am
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    14th Dec 2012 02:16 pm Go to last post
  17. Converting lines to polylines

    hi all! i was wondering if there is a way to convert multiple lines (non collinear) into polylines? this to be able to add the "global width" property to the objects. thanks in advance :)

    Started by Beng‎, 9th Oct 2012 11:18 am
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    10th Oct 2012 11:42 am Go to last post
  18. in model space drawing showing colour when i move to layout drawing is white only

    in model space drawing showing colour when i move to layout drawing is white only

    Started by mihaf‎, 4th Oct 2012 10:05 am
    • Replies: 9
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    26th Dec 2012 02:25 pm Go to last post
  19. ordinate dimensioning

    The company I work for recently started getting into designing and building weld fixtures. Over this past weekend I worked from home on our first fixture project. I used ordinate dimensioning on my...

    Started by swats‎, 9th Oct 2012 02:20 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    13th Oct 2012 12:07 pm Go to last post
  20. Help with dynamic door block

    Hi, I had created a dynamic door block (my first one). As the block has door frame section on both ends, i need to place the linear distance parameter near the door hinge (and not on the basepoint...

    Started by rajeev_acpl‎, 7th Dec 2012 02:15 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    12th Dec 2012 10:18 am Go to last post
  21. Dimension style - possible like this?

    Hi Guys! Is it possible to define a dimesnion style that will look something like in the picture attched? Value is 163cm and 5 mm. Thanx

    Started by Butch‎, 23rd Nov 2012 12:43 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    25th Nov 2012 02:22 pm Go to last post
  22. Ortho and Measure queries

    Hi everyone I have 2 questions I am looking for help with please. I have moved onto a new machine and there are 2 AC functions I need to change. 1. I used to be able to toggle between Ortho...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 28th Jan 2013 07:25 am
    • Replies: 9
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    30th Jan 2013 04:46 pm Go to last post
  23. complex line typ help

    Hello everyone, Could you help me how can I create the following line type in AutoCAD 2011? Please help me if you can! Thanks

    Started by gegenytibor‎, 30th Jan 2013 03:01 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    31st Jan 2013 10:22 am Go to last post
  24. How to draw a circle so that a line becomes a tangent to it

    Hi This is my first question to this esteemed forum. I want asolution from the forum for the following problem. I’ve an already drawn inclined line from a fixed point (saypoint (0,2) on Y-axis)....

    Started by Surajit‎, 20th Feb 2013 09:26 am
    • Replies: 9
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    20th Feb 2013 06:27 pm Go to last post
  25. Complex linetype shape vs text spacing

    I have created a custom linetype using a shape & also added text. I have tried countless combinations to have a different spacing for the text, without affecting the frequency of the shape. I...

    Started by xrunnurx23‎, 20th Feb 2013 04:43 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 3,047
    27th Feb 2013 08:31 pm Go to last post

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