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Forum: AutoCAD 2D Drafting, Object Properties & Interface

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

  1. units

    ok im not confident that im drawing my project in the correct size. i want to draw in meters and have change mu units to decimal 0.0 meters. however, whenever i draw a rectangle or line and type in...

    Started by rollie‎, 7th Jan 2009 02:53 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    7th Jan 2009 09:35 pm Go to last post
  2. Small rectangle difficulties :(

    Hi everyone, I just started AutoCAD for a few days, and I am getting stuck with one small exercise (regarding rectangle): I really dunno how to make it only with rectangle ???? Even if I...

    Started by hostmax‎, 2nd Mar 2009 09:46 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    3rd Mar 2009 07:40 pm Go to last post
  3. Embarrassed Edit Vertex

    Hi all Can anyone tell me how you delete a single point on a polyline. Thanks

    Started by CADbadger‎, 12th Mar 2009 01:49 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    24th Mar 2009 07:59 am Go to last post
  4. How to turn on the viewports toolbar

    I use CAD 2008. The viewport doesnot show, so I cannot change the scale. How can I show the viewport dialouge box please? Thanks!

    Started by Hao‎, 12th Mar 2009 05:58 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    12th Mar 2009 08:08 pm Go to last post
  5. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    3rd Aug 2009 05:05 pm Go to last post
  6. Coloured plans

    How can I colour a plan? I am using AutoCAD 2008lt.

    Started by scg‎, 30th Sep 2009 04:42 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    1st Oct 2009 10:23 pm Go to last post
  7. Align text to line

    I dont remember if it is a lisp or an actual autocad command, but I am needing to aligng text to a line. It was a simple command, click the text, click on the line and it will align the text...

    Started by CivilPrice‎, 9th Aug 2010 08:39 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    13th Oct 2010 05:23 pm Go to last post
  8. Dimensioning fillet and chamfer

    I would like to give a dimension to a fillet and a chamfer. Are there any way to do that?

    Started by Kevin10th‎, 29th Nov 2010 11:45 am
    • Replies: 9
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    29th Nov 2010 03:37 pm Go to last post
  9. Question Custom linetype problem

    *MURO_DI_SOSTEGNO,MURO_DI_SOSTEGNO ____/\______/\_____ A,1,,-0.1,1 What is wrong with this code, please help

    Started by cile‎, 31st Aug 2011 12:23 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    31st Aug 2011 06:27 pm Go to last post
  10. Help me with Dimensioning

    I am wondering if someone could help me dimension my drawing. I have some serious issues with it. I want it to look nice and clean and technical right since it is for my work. I also need the...

    Started by kas006‎, 13th Sep 2011 11:40 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    14th Sep 2011 02:30 pm Go to last post
  11. Where is Acad.pgp saved in autocad 2012?

    Hi all, I'm trying to update my hotkeys, put I can't seem to find the file acad.pgp file... in the program menus I get: Tools - Customiize - Edit Program Parameters = "File acad.pgp could not be...

    Started by Eagi‎, 27th Oct 2011 10:20 am
    • Replies: 9
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    27th Oct 2011 02:37 pm Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    10th Oct 2012 11:42 am Go to last post
  15. working with constraints

    Hi, Now practicing with geometric constraints, so sorry for sounding amateurish. Now I got a hand on applying geometric constraints to my lil sketch (see attached). However, I would also like...

    Started by jalba‎, 10th Jun 2013 01:59 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    7th Apr 2014 11:18 pm Go to last post
  16. Layiso settings option doesn't show on command line

    When I run LAYISO on the command line, It returns 'Select Objects on the layer to be isolated' It doesn't give an option of 'or . On my colleague's machine it does give the 'or option. ...

    Started by walterplinge‎, 18th Sep 2013 12:18 am
    isolate, layers, layiso, vpfreeze
    • Replies: 9
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    20th Sep 2013 12:40 pm Go to last post
  17. Question Linetypes

    I am using the "Make Linetype" commmand under the express tools to make a linetype with a single circle in it, but its not working. I tried making my circle a polygon but that didnt work either. How...

    Started by PEGAdevelopment‎, 14th Oct 2013 02:32 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    14th Oct 2013 05:11 pm Go to last post
  18. Lighting Fixture Schedule - Best Practice

    As of now, my firm has a generic grid box with fixture tags on the left and a description of the light with some watt/lamp info on the right. I was wondering if anyone else had a better approach...

    Started by lkenshalo‎, 10th Feb 2015 08:32 am
    • Replies: 9
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    10th Feb 2015 08:30 pm Go to last post
  19. how to use array command to offset the stair step?? Autocad 2014

    I tried to use Arrayclassic command to offset the stair run (13 runs) but with rectangle array, i am only able to offset them verticle, is there a way that i can offset those step 7.9375" rise to...

    Started by Sengna‎, 5th Jan 2015 08:14 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    9th Jan 2015 12:06 am Go to last post
  20. DotSoft's old DWG Strip

    Some of you may remember DotSoft's DWG Strip that put a tab at the bottom of ACAD for every drawing you had open. I just got a new computer. I lost DWG Strip. I can not find it on DotSoft's...

    Started by Arizona‎, 23rd Feb 2015 10:11 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    26th Feb 2015 12:11 am Go to last post
  21. Fillit / Tan Tan Radius on outside of line

    Hi, i have an drawing issue that is recurring in almost every drawing i make. Sometimes i go from an ARC (R=200) to an straight line and the ARC overshoots the STRAIGHT line, so i want to make...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 13th Aug 2015 09:25 am
    • Replies: 9
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    14th Aug 2015 01:04 pm Go to last post
  22. dynamic block not working what am i doing wrong?

    I have a dynamic block for batt insulation there is 2 thicknesses 3 1/2" and 5 1/2" I have the visibility set so each thickness had its own properties. yet I can not get the 3 1/2" insulation to...

    Started by squareknees‎, 9th Sep 2015 02:09 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    11th Sep 2015 02:24 am Go to last post
  23. "move text, add leader" shows up, unwanted

    Sometimes, all of my dimensions change properties, displaying as if the dimension style is set for "move text, add leader", even though it is not. When I check the dimension style, it has not...

    Started by chrisbrown2055‎, 15th Sep 2016 10:24 pm
    add leader, move text
    • Replies: 9
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    16th Sep 2016 08:23 pm Go to last post
  24. stretching polylines

    I have tried stretch some of the corners of a polyline to create diagonal sides. Autocad is not letting me do this. What setting needs to be changed to allow autocad to function normally?

    Started by bustr‎, 3rd Oct 2016 03:59 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    3rd Oct 2016 04:36 pm Go to last post
  25. Deleting a Specific Area of a Hatch

    Hello All... I have a rectangle which I've HATCHed. I have a second rectangle inside the first rectangle with the HATCH. The second rectangle I wish to delete the HATCH with in this specific...

    Started by Casio47‎, 8th Nov 2016 03:49 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 3,551
    10th Nov 2016 06:10 pm Go to last post

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