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  1. Paper Space dimensions are wrong

    I have been dimensioning my 3-D model in paper space, but my dimensions are wrong and I don't understand why. The height on this drawing attached was drawn as 3'-9" but everytime I try to dimension...

    Started by jesskeene‎, 24th Jun 2013 07:06 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    24th Jun 2013 08:15 pm Go to last post
  2. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Aug 2012 09:14 pm Go to last post
  3. Laughing My Cross Hairs Gone and No OSNAP Control

    You gotta love AutoCAD. I changed my OSNAP to Isometric and I'm hitting all the F keys looking for the hotkey to switch between the different Isoplanes. Now I can't see my cross hairs and I just...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 25th Feb 2009 09:56 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    26th Feb 2009 06:43 pm Go to last post
  4. xRef Scaling and Exploding of xRef

    Hi, Most of my design work requires me to xRef an existing title block to my paperspace and vport my drawing into my titleblock in paperspace. However, when I attach my titleblock using xRef into...

    Started by Waynx‎, 5th Oct 2011 01:35 pm
    scaling, xref
    • Replies: 4
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    5th Oct 2011 03:18 pm Go to last post
  5. 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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    25th Aug 2014 06:48 pm Go to last post
  6. Dimension scale model view to paper view

    When I have placed dimensions in model space with a text height of 2.5 now do I get them to a readable size in paper space

    Started by davefromfife‎, 19th Apr 2012 07:28 pm
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    30th May 2012 10:58 am Go to last post
  7. Annotative Multileader Arrow Tail Placement

    This problem has been baffling me for some time now, almost 9 months and I can not for the life of me find the solution. I am using AutoCAD Civil CD 2010 and from what I've been told this problem...

    Started by HeroesAndMartyrs‎, 11th Dec 2010 05:25 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    24th Feb 2011 06:28 pm Go to last post
  8. OSNAP turns off by itself

    Every now and again, when i enter a command OSNAP turns itself off and when i try to reactivate it (F3 etc) the drafting settings dialog appears and all Snap Modes are unticked. If anyone can help...

    Started by azzro10‎, 6th Feb 2008 06:14 am
    • Replies: 9
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    8th Feb 2008 05:02 am Go to last post
  9. How to suppress zeros in dims, when feet, inches, and fractions are present.

    Okay. I should state that I'm looking for a workaround for the way autocad works. If I use a linear dimension, and the value works out to something like 4'-1/2", Autocad will display 4'-01/2". ...

    Started by MatthewDS‎, 8th Mar 2013 10:02 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    11th Mar 2013 04:23 pm Go to last post
  10. What FONT does your firm use?

    I was just curious as to what others use as their default font? We use Arial.ttf

    Started by iconeo‎, 29th Oct 2015 10:49 pm
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    • Replies: 22
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    8th Mar 2016 10:45 pm Go to last post
  11. Crosshair color display in 2011 paperspace makes it hard to see

    I like my paperspace Uniform Background set to black, which worked fine in 2010. The crosshair displayed white over the black paper area, and inverted to black over the grey background outside the...

    Started by jasongetsdown‎, 21st Oct 2010 03:49 pm
    paperspace color 2011
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Oct 2010 05:29 pm Go to last post
  12. AutoCAD Removing unwanted grips in dynamic blocks

    Hi, I have a dynamic block which consists of a number of hatches, polylines and texts. The dynamic block has the property of being stretched and flipped.;) Now the problem is that the normal...

    Started by kArThIcK hAcKeR‎, 12th Jul 2013 01:53 pm
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 24
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    2nd Aug 2013 10:35 am Go to last post
  13. How do I draw a line that STARTS at a perpendicular angle to another line

    ??? Thanks-

    Started by nrschmid‎, 27th Jun 2012 04:56 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Jun 2012 01:43 pm Go to last post
  14. Problems with match properties within hatches

    Recently i've been getting crazy outcomes when I'm hatching. The most annoying being that when I want to match a hatch to another with match properties, the hatch that I want to change suddenly...

    Started by mr perfect‎, 15th Jun 2009 04:59 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Jun 2009 04:46 pm Go to last post
  15. Dimension arrow scales...

    Hey guys, Im having a few issues with the dimension arrow scales between a few different dimension styles. The story is... we are working on jobs for 2 different clients and they have provided...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 9th Oct 2012 03:10 am
    • Replies: 8
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    15th Oct 2012 02:13 am Go to last post
  16. Converting p-line to revcloud

    I'm using AutoCAD 2013 and it will not convert a p-line to revcloud, any suggestion on how to get this to work.

    Started by JENKAT‎, 11th Dec 2012 03:43 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    13th Dec 2012 11:28 pm Go to last post
  17. Need custom linetype that includes rectangles

    Hello: I need to create a custom linetype that has a continual pattern of a line and then a rectangle (see pic) . I have a worked with custom linetypes before - but only for entering in a string...

    Started by Proctor‎, 15th Sep 2009 10:14 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    16th Sep 2009 06:27 pm Go to last post
  18. Angry Dynamic Array Not Working

    I have a simple drawing that I would like to add an array action to. I just can't get it to work. I'm not sure what's going on, but when I grab the grip and move it, the rectangle around the drawing...

    Started by jkoll66‎, 12th Jan 2016 06:47 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    19th Jan 2016 08:29 pm Go to last post
  19. Text not working

    I work on AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop 2006 on Windows XP and recently I can not puy in any text from the keyboard. Everything else works but I only get the cursor and a non functioning keyboard....

    Started by Lennart1‎, 6th Mar 2008 11:23 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
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    8th Mar 2008 01:53 pm Go to last post
  20. Zero Length Lines

    It seems out of nowhere this problem popped up. When I'm working in strictly 2D, I'll point at say 90 degrees (with tracking) and type in .5 and it will say: "Specify next point or : .5 Zero...

    Started by Kremer‎, 4th Aug 2009 08:58 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    5th Aug 2009 06:24 pm Go to last post
  21. How to calculate the area of a curved line?

    I have a bench which I have drawn in CAD, and I want to calculate the area. The bench is a sort of "S" shape. In the past I have only calculated the areas of straight objects and so have been...

    Started by bumblebbabe‎, 9th Jul 2013 04:51 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
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    10th Jul 2013 12:11 pm Go to last post
  22. Preferred method of starting a new drawing

    Do you 1. start a new drawing from a template 2. start a new drawing from scratch and insert a titleblock 3. the hardest way to do it start from scratch and draw everything including the...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 9th Sep 2013 07:23 pm
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
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    12th Sep 2013 07:10 pm Go to last post
  23. How do I accomplish this rotation?

    Hey guys, another quick one here. I'm trying to rotate objects around an ellipse. Here's a quick look at what I'm trying to do: I want to rotate that second box on the right so that it...

    Started by oftenly‎, 14th Feb 2017 05:40 pm
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 24
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    16th Feb 2017 07:50 am Go to last post
  24. Datalink: Excel not installed properly

    So I just started at a new firm and they are using datalinks for the attic vent calculations. The table is in Excel and once filled out it should populate in the drawing. My CPU was an old...

    Started by Seann‎, 25th Mar 2013 06:18 pm
    datalink, excel, table
    • Replies: 3
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    25th Mar 2013 07:33 pm Go to last post
  25. Question How do I draw cool Icons for custom Toolbar?

    I'm sure most of you have made custom toolbars and more than likely used that generic little square box with a line and some colors to draw your own icons. I look at some of these other Icons and...

    Started by TimZilla‎, 10th Feb 2009 02:27 am
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    • Replies: 17
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    13th Feb 2009 12:52 pm Go to last post

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