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  1. cursor won't snap to right -angles

    Hi, Since opening up yesterday, I have found that my cursor won't readily snap to vertical and horizontal axis. It needs careful positioning which is of course a real pain in the butt. I'm not...

    Started by alec‎, 30th Sep 2008 03:54 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    1st Oct 2008 09:50 am Go to last post
  2. Curve text in custom linetype

    I made a custom linetype to represent a pipeline. The line is abbreviated by 5 letters. My problem is when I reach and curve in the pipe (an elbow), the text string does not follow the curve. It...

    Started by archie16‎, 8th Jan 2013 08:43 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  3. Curved Dimension Leader

    How do I make curved dimension leaders like the ones for the 3" dimensions in the attached sketch?

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 23rd Apr 2010 03:47 am
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    23rd Apr 2010 10:59 am Go to last post
  4. Curved Linetype

    How Can I Make Curved Linetype As Zigzag.

    Started by MR MAN‎, 21st Jun 2008 04:26 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    22nd Jun 2008 06:10 pm Go to last post
  5. Curved region loses its smoothness

    Hi to everyone! First of all thnx for your attention. I'm a dummy in autocad so please forgive me if my question is not so clever :D. I've got a problem. I need to draw an architectural moulding of...

    Started by S'N'Shall‎, 5th Dec 2016 02:25 pm
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    14th Dec 2016 07:26 pm Go to last post
  6. Curved text?

    Hello All, Any ideas on how to get text to follow a curve? Any input greatly welcomed!

    Started by AutoNewbie‎, 8th Apr 2008 10:40 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    8th Apr 2008 10:46 pm Go to last post
  7. Custom arrow / leader help

    Hey guys, i have been trying to figure out how to use a custom arrow here at work so that we can start using leaders. But there are two things that I can't figure out... 1. i'm not exactly sure...

    Started by mt1083‎, 13th Mar 2008 07:38 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Mar 2008 08:35 pm Go to last post
  8. Custom Command in a toolbar problem

    When I drag a previous custom command into an existing custom tool bar and edit the custom command (then rename the command in the Name and Command Name) it also changes the previous custom command...

    Started by madriver‎, 27th Nov 2013 10:01 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    27th Nov 2013 10:33 pm Go to last post
  9. Custom Complex Line Type Dillemas

    I'm working with a very simple .shp/.shx file with an .lin typed up to make parallel rails without rail ties. 1. I'm trying to bring in the shapes into the .lin without any other dashes or dots,...

    Started by numberOCD‎, 7th Jun 2010 02:08 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    7th Jun 2010 02:08 pm Go to last post
  10. Custom COMPLEX LINETYPE help!!!

    I'm trying to make a linetype for plugmold which is like this _____ // _____ // _____ // _____ // _____ And this is the code I've entered *PLUGMOLD,DASH 2SLANT DASH _____ // _____ // _____...

    Started by Folio‎, 16th May 2012 06:05 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    17th May 2012 04:57 pm Go to last post
  11. Question Custom DASHED lines with text

    Hello community, it's been a few weeks with no activity whatsoever on the forum, but I'm back for a with a good one ;) I've been customizing acad.lin like a maniac for the last couple of days and...

    Started by freek‎, 22nd Mar 2011 03:18 pm
    continuous, custom, dash, dashed, line
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd Mar 2011 07:34 pm Go to last post
  12. Custom Field Code

    I am having trouble finding a reference for how to use field code. I am trying to create a custom fied in MTEXT that will only display the 1st 25 characters of a filename. I can't find any good...

    Started by DKroon‎, 10th Jan 2012 10:11 pm
    field code
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Jan 2012 02:01 pm Go to last post
  13. Custom Grid

    I'm often drawing to brick dimensions or block dimensions, and have my own grid that I drew, with alternating lines for the brick and the mortar joint . I xref it in when I'm drawing things to a...

    Started by Sarah_H‎, 21st Jun 2012 02:20 pm
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  14. custom hatch pattern sorting?..

    i have a slew of individual custom hatch pattern files (that's i'm pointing to a directory in the support file search path) and am just wondering how does autocad sort these in the hatch pattern...

    Started by hazardman‎, 4th Nov 2008 03:13 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    6th Nov 2008 02:42 pm Go to last post
  15. Unhappy Custom Layout scales not working

    Greetings everyone. I am using AutoCAD 2011. I want to add a few new scales in layout. The new scales are: 4"=1'-0" up to 5-3/4"=1'-0" in 1/4" increments. Unfortunately when I add the scales in...

    Started by JamFam‎, 2nd Jun 2012 05:55 am
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd Jun 2012 12:18 am Go to last post
  16. Custom Line Type

    I am looking for a way of creating a line type that creates a line with two parallel lines with a poly line type fill between them. It often used for trunking in the electrical industry. Not a...

    Started by MTS‎, 24th Oct 2008 01:27 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Oct 2008 01:37 pm Go to last post
  17. custom line type with alternating text

    Hi. How do I create a custome line type with alternating text as description like this: -------- - e -------- - (oh) -------- -------- e thanks!

    Started by andre amzi‎, 19th Jul 2012 07:30 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    21st Jul 2012 05:46 am Go to last post
  18. Custom Linetype

    I have a linetype in a third party drawing that I want to amend problem is i dont know where to find the .lin file for it? i have searched for them but can only find the autocad ones. many thanks

    Started by happyunited‎, 3rd Jan 2008 11:11 am
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    • Replies: 12
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    10th Mar 2008 03:19 pm Go to last post
  19. custom linetype doesn't work as expected

    Hi, Can somebody tell me why these (apparenlty) different two linetype codes give me exactly the same line when I draw them. *ELEC_NEWLITE_U,ELEC_NEWLIGHT_U ----(N)L----(N)L----(N)L----(N)L----...

    Started by aglezb‎, 18th Apr 2012 08:55 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Apr 2012 01:31 pm Go to last post
  20. Custom Linetype don't Save (Civil 3D 2015)

    We have a couple custom linetypes that need to be loaded every time (only some workstations) open CAD. I have made sure the supported path in options is pointing to the correct location but it still...

    Started by Hoy_Eco‎, 27th Oct 2015 04:52 pm
    civil 3d 2015, custom linetype, linetype
    • Replies: 1
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    28th Oct 2015 02:48 am Go to last post
  21. Custom linetype issue

    Hi, i have created a custom linetype for the flexible duct when my colleague open the drawings the .shx are missing. So i need to send them the .shx. Any other way?

    Started by rengised‎, 13th Jul 2012 07:31 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Jul 2012 07:45 pm Go to last post
  22. Custom Linetype not showing up on all computers

    I created a linetype using a shp, however it is only showing up on my computer and not on anyone elses. Right now the .lin, .shp and .shx are all in a folder on a server where they can be accessed by...

    Started by Hoy_Eco‎, 17th Feb 2015 10:41 pm
    custom linetype, linetype
    • Replies: 6
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    18th Feb 2015 03:20 pm Go to last post
  23. Custom Linetype Problem

    I am using AutoCAD 2009 and created some custom linetypes that I copied into the ACAD.LIN file (I saved the original "just in case"). When I open AutoCAD and go to load my custom linetypes, I get...

    Started by Scoobydoo‎, 10th Nov 2009 05:48 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    17th Nov 2009 05:42 pm Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. Custom Linetype problem

    Hi there everyone, I've been using a custom linetype including the characters "/" and "\" to make a "V" shaped-indentation in the line. Problem is, when I convert a polyline boundary to a...

    Started by GGuzzler‎, 2nd Nov 2015 05:56 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,473
    3rd Nov 2015 10:29 am Go to last post

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