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

  1. CTAB in Field

    I want to point a field to my layout tab, but all I need in the field is the first few letters/numbers (i.e. X-XX-XXX) whereas the layout tab has much more info. I have done this in the past, but...

    Started by SLW210‎, 1st Mar 2012 05:45 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    2nd Mar 2012 04:57 pm Go to last post
  2. CTB issues

    Morning I'm having problems with my ctb ..... everything is coming out at the correct line weights when printing - except the greys - even though I've set them. Any ideas ?

    Started by GemmaEBaird‎, 10th Jan 2015 11:08 am
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    13th Jan 2015 05:00 pm Go to last post
  3. Ctrl+V Origin Not At Bottom Left Corner

    I haven't had to do this for years so I can't remember how I did it way back then. I tried searching for it, but I couldn't find a solution. Normally, when you select an object or a group of...

    Started by SuperCAD‎, 17th Dec 2013 10:27 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Dec 2013 08:03 pm Go to last post
  4. Curly bracket ( "}" ) shows as stacked number. Why?

    Hello, So I've been tasked with writing some code to revamp some P&ID drawings, so they can be easily edited by anyone with standard AutoCad. We currently use ACES (Autocad Civil Engineering...

    Started by dhrider123‎, 22nd Oct 2014 05:15 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd Oct 2014 03:15 am Go to last post
  5. Cursed Multileaders

    Hello, So I'm having an issue where when I add a Multileader and drag it to the left of the arrow point, it flips the landing attachment point. This only happens when I snap to the X-REF or snap...

    Started by PaulS00‎, 3rd Dec 2013 09:00 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Dec 2013 06:17 am Go to last post
  6. Question Cursor

    Hello, after putting my computer to sleep, I can not find the cursor autocad, what to do, what's the command to find my cursor? :? thank you for your reply with best regards

    Started by alanwch‎, 14th Mar 2010 02:39 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Mar 2010 03:44 pm Go to last post
  7. cursor display box missing

    Hi, AutoCAD 2010 Sorry for what is probably a simple issue but it is driving me mad. The cursor used to have a small dialogue box that once I clicked an object and moved the cursor to another...

    Started by dano200‎, 15th Apr 2015 09:42 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Apr 2015 05:03 am Go to last post
  8. Cursor doesn't display in isometric view?

    When I switch from 2D top view to an isometric view my cursor disappears. This is a completely new drawing file so maybe something is not set right. Any suggestions are welcome.

    Started by trk97a‎, 22nd Jun 2012 08:43 pm
    cursor, isometric, view in model space
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Jun 2012 09:28 pm Go to last post
  9. cursor problems

    I am using autocad 2010 and this morning the cursor stopped highlighting the lines and 3d objects, tried everything but no luck. Any suggestions ?

    Started by gort ben‎, 29th Nov 2013 01:32 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    29th Nov 2013 10:55 pm Go to last post
  10. Cursor snapping, lagging

    When I go to draw a polyline, it feels like the snap mode is on and it takes forever to select my end point. It's almost as if it is lagging behind. I did not see this problem until I upgraded to...

    Started by Veigas‎, 5th Apr 2011 03:08 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    20th Apr 2011 10:31 am Go to last post
  11. Cursor text boxes not displaying...Please help!

    I'm starting a new drawing in Civil 3D 2012 and when I go to draw a line I can't see the small text boxes that show up beside the cursor that allow you to input numbers. I like to type my lengths and...

    Started by SchecterDamien‎, 21st Jan 2012 10:19 pm
    cursor, drawing, input, lines, text
    • Replies: 5
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    26th Jan 2012 06:46 pm Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. 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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  14. 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
  15. Curved Linetype

    How Can I Make Curved Linetype As Zigzag.

    Started by MR MAN‎, 21st Jun 2008 04:26 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    13th Jan 2018 04:26 am Go to last post
  16. 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
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    14th Dec 2016 07:26 pm Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    21st Jun 2012 05:48 pm Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Views: 11,879
    6th Nov 2008 02:42 pm Go to last post

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