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  1. Metric

    Hi guys, I've always been using the imperial system in autocad, I just got a new job and crap, they use the metric system, to top it off they're autocad is 2006! (Anyways 2006 is the least of my...

    Started by Razorcad‎, 7th Jul 2015 04:19 am
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  2. How Convert Line Directly To Linetype

    Is There Any Way Convert Line Shape As In Attached Drawing To Linetype Directly? If Not How Can I Make This Shape As Aline Type With Same Properties Of Arc Shown?

    Started by MR MAN‎, 13th Aug 2008 08:06 am
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  3. automatic drawing elevation&section plan in autocad?????????

    hello dear all :(i watched video about drawing elevation & section plan using elevation line and section line in autocad, I always do it manually drawn Which is very time-consuming Is it really...

    Started by hamidciv‎, 21st Aug 2014 08:07 am
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  4. Annotative text in XREF? Xref units mm, parent drawing m

    How do I get this to work? It's fine when both the main drawing and xref are using the same units but not when they're different. Unless I'm doing something wrong. Any ideas?

    Started by spittle‎, 17th Jul 2009 10:41 am
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    3rd Aug 2009 09:06 am Go to last post
  5. Help with a drawing

    I posted on here a while back for help with a drawing and received good, swift responses. Here's another. The first attachment is the work I've got to do and the DWG file is what I've done so far....

    Started by dstealth‎, 14th May 2010 08:59 pm
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    19th May 2010 10:34 am Go to last post
  6. Exclamation Dim linear shows neg value

    Thanks for the leg-up on this one. Sometimes in the properties window, a dimension will have an unusual (to me) value: in "dim linear" the dimension property displays a negative value? What the...

    Started by VikingRaider‎, 21st Jan 2011 12:31 am
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  7. Question Textbox with Arrow

    There's a command that I used a couple of years ago at a previous company that would create a textbox or cloudbox around some mtext and add an arrow pointing to whatever you wished. I can't seem to...

    Started by GfunkOSU‎, 28th Apr 2008 09:56 pm
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    29th Apr 2008 01:03 am Go to last post
  8. Black lines inside a viewport

    I recently had to reload my Autocad and in doing so I now see all the coloured lines inside the viewport in paperspace. Previously these lines were in black, how can I return the viewport to that...

    Started by AMcC‎, 8th Mar 2013 08:25 pm
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    26th Feb 2014 06:29 pm Go to last post
  9. Special Characters

    I Need TO Use Special Characters In Autocad But There Are Some Of It Work With Some Fonts Only Is There Any Way To Use This Special Characters With All Fonts?

    Started by MR MAN‎, 30th Sep 2008 08:40 am
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Oct 2008 02:20 pm Go to last post
  10. procedure for doing a detail on an ANSI A template

    Hi fellow members, I used to draw on Acad 2000 but I recently changed to Acad 2007. I am completely self taught & do cad very infrequently,so you may imagine I am rusty to say the least. I want to...

    Started by jack nastyface‎, 19th Oct 2014 09:04 pm
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  11. dimension trouble in layout space

    Hey everybody, I keep getting the wrong dimension in layout space. The dimension is twice as big as in model space. I´ve tried the "fit to layout space" in the fit tab at the dimension style...

    Started by michaeloureiro‎, 23rd Apr 2010 05:18 pm
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    30th Aug 2010 08:21 pm Go to last post
  12. Unhappy Parameters Manager Dialogue Box missing

    Hi everyone. I am new to autoCAD 2010 and am trying to learn the parametric constraints tool. I have followed an online tutorial on how to apply certain constraints to objects but the problem I am...

    Started by JamFam‎, 20th Jun 2010 06:28 am
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  13. HOw to Export GPS Coordinates to CSV

    Dear All, Good Day, I am looking for a method to export all the GPS coordinates which have been assigned to each point along with the properties of that point to an excel csv. In our drawings,...

    Started by wajidgates‎, 7th Dec 2013 01:13 pm
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  14. Is UCS broken in Acad 2010, or just broken in general?

    I am starting to use UCS, and it has caused nothing but trouble so far. I am using ucs to rotate and edit site plans which do not neatly sit north-south. I have run into two major problem so...

    Started by MatthewDS‎, 5th Mar 2010 12:25 am
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    11th Mar 2010 11:23 pm Go to last post
  15. Is there a way to "backup" my settings?

    I know about the profiles in the options, but I am concerned about the keyboard short cuts and tool palettes. I usually have about 8 to 9 tabs of blocks that I use, and I will go through everyone and...

    Started by NTX JK‎, 28th Apr 2010 04:02 pm
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  16. transfer points Easting ,Northing,Elevation,and Description on excel from autocad

    hi i have one auto cad drawing where many points are pasted with their x,y and z value and also their description.i need the points x,y,z,and description on excel.i cannot transfer those points to...

    Started by anindya‎, 22nd Aug 2014 09:11 pm
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    25th May 2016 07:00 am Go to last post
  17. Drawing Masonry

    In the attached drawing I would like to get rid of the solid lines surrounding the masonry hatch. The only way I can think to do this is by using Sketch to outline the masonry. This is very time...

    Started by nicnicman‎, 24th May 2009 03:15 am
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    24th May 2009 11:20 pm Go to last post
  18. Specific Annotations In AutoCAD 2010 Not Found

    Hi all, Right then, this is my first real job using AutoCAD since taking the decision to abandon manual drafting some months ago. I'm, annotating a drawing for a F1 Car Development House...

    Started by QualityEngineer‎, 16th Feb 2011 11:37 am
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  19. UCS Rotation & Manipulation

    Please Help, I am working in a machine shop where the g-codes deal with only X & Z axis tooling The drawings I do are of a 2D profile of the parts to be tooled, and I basically mimic the...

    Started by rickhebert‎, 10th Aug 2010 03:02 pm
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  20. AutoSnap Marker Box not showing

    I am using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 The marker box that usually shows when you want to snap to an object is not appearing. What do I need to try to get it to show up again?

    Started by Sims‎, 6th Aug 2012 09:03 pm
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    6th Aug 2012 09:14 pm Go to last post
  21. Unhappy Urgent help Dimension Stretch when move or copy drawing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    When I move any object using move command then dimensions are move with objects but dimensions are stretch and show as long extension line in the drawing. I have checked DIMASSOC it is set to 2.

    Started by ShadabKhan‎, 14th Jun 2012 11:19 am
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  22. Line is here but it shows there..weird? you bet!

    I just got back into the office and was ambushed by a couple of co-workers that have had their ACAD 2008 act most peculiar. Lemme see if I can explain it. The Dimscale is set to 200. The Plotscale...

    Started by Tiger‎, 27th Mar 2008 02:43 pm
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    28th Mar 2008 11:31 am Go to last post
  23. Question Help with commands

    Is there any way I can get a list of commands / shortcuts and a brief description like: A ARC Draws arcs L LINE Draws lines CHA CHAMFER Makes a chamfer and so on ? Thanks in advance.

    Started by danieldalio‎, 5th Mar 2008 08:25 pm
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  24. Trim Hatch

    In My Attachment How Can I Make Shape (2) From Shape (1)

    Started by MR MAN‎, 15th Oct 2008 08:57 am
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  25. Embarrassed Can't edit my hatch!

    I just started at a new firm so I'm getting used to settings on the autoCAD here (LT 2005). Anyway, I used to be able to do a hatch-edit and change boundaries of my hatch (on my old computer) but I...

    Started by Manny‎, 16th Oct 2009 07:47 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Oct 2009 08:18 pm Go to last post

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