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  1. Snap to dimension line

    Hi people, I need help regarding the snaps command. Im trying to start a line from the basepoint (the point where the dimension line is anchored to) of a dimension line. However when I want to start...

    Started by yayingo‎, 25th Jun 2014 04:27 pm
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    26th Jun 2014 02:33 am Go to last post
  2. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    24th May 2009 11:20 pm Go to last post
  3. Multileader with block content

    Hi, all. I'm trying to insert multileader with a block content into the drawing. For tags I need circle block, so I set up everything in multileader style box. But when i draw it on the screen, the...

    Started by dinarele‎, 17th Aug 2009 05:12 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    18th Aug 2009 03:07 pm Go to last post
  4. entering angles in command line if they are degrees minutes seconds

    i usually enter angles as a decimal but if i have to type angles in command line as degrees minutes second , have i to convert it to decimal then enter the value or there is another way thanks

    Started by motee-z‎, 20th Jan 2016 05:33 pm
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  5. multiple LTSCALES in one drawing

    I am trying to draw details at multiple scales in one drawings, ex. 3"=1'-0", 1 1/2"=1'-0", 3/4"=1'-0" and have come across a problem. I am only allowed to have one ltscale per drawing, so how can I...

    Started by biglow79‎, 19th Aug 2010 08:23 pm
    details, ltscale, scales
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Aug 2010 10:24 pm Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. Layer manager property window In Cad 2010.

    I have switched to CAD 2010 using the classic window recently. My "layer manager property" does not apply invert filter. The layer property manager window does not have the "apply" or "ok" botton, I...

    Started by Nina‎, 26th Nov 2010 09:04 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    29th Nov 2010 06:16 am Go to last post
  8. 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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    10th Mar 2008 03:19 pm Go to last post
  9. How to align an MText with an object?

    (I've tried Textalign but it only works with multiple texts). I have an MText justified to Center. I need it to be left-aligned with a rectangle so that the leftmost edge of the text is aligned...

    Started by rlcad‎, 8th Jan 2016 09:58 am
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    • Replies: 21
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    11th Jan 2016 04:36 pm Go to last post
  10. 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
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
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    8th Jul 2015 04:14 am Go to last post
  11. Viewports

    Is it posibble to make two viewports of the same drawing have different colors and linetypes? I have this drawing wherein I used the general drawing as my key plan. The problem is I need to make the...

    Started by guyzen2004‎, 3rd Sep 2008 01:45 am
    • Replies: 5
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    14th Sep 2008 05:53 pm Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. Is there a way to add contour lines?

    I have a site that is 2D. The map already has contour lines drawn in 2' increments. I need to add contour lines between the existing ones so I get lines in 1' increments. Is there an easy way to...

    Started by McWaters12‎, 22nd Jan 2011 01:06 am
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Jan 2011 12:50 pm Go to last post
  14. Importing layers into Layer Manager (from Excel)

    Hello, Can you import layers from a file other than the AutoCAD types, e.g. .dwg, .dwt etc? I have made a list of layers in Excel that I would like to import into AutoCAD without having to...

    Started by mrf‎, 19th Jan 2012 11:22 am
    importing layers, layer manager, layer settings
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Jan 2012 02:48 am Go to last post
  15. 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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    1 2
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    10th Jul 2013 12:11 pm Go to last post
  16. ACAD Error, Need Help

    The error is: Polar: D6.7645 < 0deg Below is the image: The polar: should be only numbers.

    Started by automaticad‎, 23rd Jun 2013 03:54 am
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    27th Jun 2013 01:41 pm Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    13th Aug 2008 03:30 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. Whole Circle Bearing problems

    In A2009, although I set up the parameters in "Units" to be 360 degrees, the whole circle bearing is "split" in 2 quadrant i.e. 0-180 therefore your 235d35'50" does not draw at the wanted bearing but...

    Started by camillo villafranca‎, 25th Jun 2010 07:12 am
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Jun 2010 09:52 am Go to last post
  20. Leader control issues

    Hey all- I've been searching around for a while to no avail. I'm trying to the use the sidebar flyout that has a tool called "Leader - Circle". When I use it the text is always in Romans font. ...

    Started by t1320t‎, 8th Mar 2010 06:56 pm
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    1 2 3
    • Replies: 22
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    5th Apr 2010 08:37 pm Go to last post
  21. Multi Leader with Annotative Block

    Is it true that you can't attach an Annotative Block to a MultiLeader? This is the message that I got when trying: "Specify leader arrowhead location or <Options>: OP Enter an option <eXit...

    Started by qball‎, 9th Jun 2011 10:21 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    10th Jun 2011 09:30 pm Go to last post
  22. X, Y Coordinate annotation

    I am looking for a way to label points on my design as easily and quickly with the coordinates. Id like to annotate using a leader that will give me the X,Y coordinates of the point I select. Basic...

    Started by FlashTzu‎, 4th Aug 2015 11:14 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    5th Aug 2015 09:05 pm Go to last post
  23. MultiLeader's Mtext width

    Howdy all I just started using multileaders and have not figured out how to stretch the width of text like you can with regular mtext? I seem to have to put in manual returns into the text when I...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 12th Jun 2008 12:25 am
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Jun 2008 07:30 pm Go to last post
  24. isometric view

    how to draw pipe in isometric view and take dimension

    Started by zli_gli‎, 29th Oct 2009 12:03 am
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd Nov 2009 12:42 pm Go to last post
  25. How to Delete Holes in Hatch Left from Removing Dimensions

    Hello all, I am working in AutoCAD 2008 on a subdivision plan that has several sheet layouts. The roads in the subdivision are dimensioned and have a pavement hatch. In one of the layouts,...

    Started by BakedPotato‎, 19th Dec 2013 06:06 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    21st Dec 2013 06:10 pm Go to last post

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