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  1. All lines back to Z,0 please

    Hi all I am hoping someone can help me with this problem. I have been working on a steel portal frame drawing for a couple of days, which has involved using various other company detailed...

    Started by Cubes CDS‎, 18th Dec 2008 04:09 pm
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  2. 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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  3. 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
  4. Tan Tan Radius question

    Hi, I'd like to draw the image below in 2D but I hit a problem with the bottom part in relation to the side radius of 3.5mm. Drawn the circle with a radius of .75 so I can use the "Circle>Tan...

    Started by MinaRAI‎, 21st Jul 2014 09:26 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    27th Jul 2014 04:28 pm Go to last post
  5. how to convert normal lines into poly line

    i hv created a bolt using auto cad 2006 but im not able to revolve the surface can any body please solve my problem and im attaching my bolt dwg file also along with this. bolt.dwg

    Started by vidyamangam‎, 24th Jul 2009 09:01 am
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Jul 2009 12:02 pm Go to last post
  6. hatch scale in one direction

    Is it possible to scale a hatch along a single axis. I'm doing some elevations with varying roof pitches and I would like the hatches to reflect that. The steeper the pitch the more of the shingle...

    Started by nicnicman‎, 27th Nov 2010 02:10 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    30th Nov 2010 09:53 pm Go to last post
  7. Squashed text

    Ive recently started using Auto CAD Mechanical 2013 (product design suite) and have been having real issues with certain types of text. Either when opening up an existing drawing or by pasting text. ...

    Started by G-Man‎, 7th Aug 2012 09:02 am
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    13th Aug 2012 09:23 am Go to last post
  8. Junk Dialogbox

    Error is faced in all versions of Autocad ; 2004, 2006, 2008. When one presses the line or circle command by using shortcut keys or icons or pull down menus; we get a dialog box showing a junk...

    Started by minal2304‎, 31st Jan 2008 09:52 am
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    15th Feb 2008 09:14 pm Go to last post
  9. flat helix pattern for laser cutting

    Hi All I have a 3d design of a tapered helix pattern which I need to make out of sheet metal. I would like to laser cut the pattern out of the flat sheet and then roll into the cone. I have a dwg...

    Started by dbes3d‎, 20th Oct 2009 10:48 am
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Oct 2009 03:25 pm Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. Mirror command hiding source object??

    Hi all I have a problem when trying to mirror objects in a certain file. When I use the mirror command it hides the original object so that I am unable to align the new mirrored object to it. It...

    Started by james 172‎, 12th Feb 2008 12:18 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    12th Feb 2008 02:36 pm Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. iso-25 back to std dimstyle?

    I have a computer stuck with iso-25 dimstyle and can't get it back to standard, any help? thanks:)

    Started by stanfield‎, 6th Feb 2008 09:40 pm
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    7th Feb 2008 11:10 am Go to last post
  14. 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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  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
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    5th Aug 2009 06:24 pm Go to last post
  18. 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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  19. autocad and windows taskbar

    This might sound very simple but this is annoying. I have my windows 8 set up to auto hide task bar on bottom of screen. Its really annoying that it often pops up when I try to use a tool in...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 30th Sep 2015 02:26 am
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    5th Oct 2015 02:01 am Go to last post
  20. 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
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    10th Oct 2012 11:42 am Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. Can't set dimensional text to the font I want

    I have a text style called Monospace. The font is Courier New. My dimension styles are set to use the Monospace text style. If I measure the radius of a circle, the dimension appears in Courier New...

    Started by bsanderson‎, 22nd Jul 2015 04:44 pm
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    22nd Jul 2015 08:29 pm Go to last post
  23. 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
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    10th Jul 2013 12:11 pm Go to last post
  24. Idea Double text edit

    Hi all, I was wondering if there is a way that AutoCad can edit one text string and the same change can affect another text string, instead of editing the same thing twice. any help would...

    Started by striker0911‎, 12th Jan 2011 05:47 pm
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    edit, matching, text
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    17th Aug 2011 01:03 pm Go to last post
  25. Dimension Problem

    Hey Guys, I've searched and not been able to find a solution to my problem. I'm a bit of a novice in CAD and trying to do some architectural drawings. When I use dimlin to dimension an object, it...

    Started by dane‎, 23rd Feb 2011 06:07 am
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    26th Feb 2011 05:51 pm Go to last post

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