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  1. Snapping to vertices on spline

    I made a spline and there are clear verticies, but autocad just refuses to snap to them. All my osnaps are on and it will snap to some points on the spline but not one where there is a clear vertex....

    Started by kizaerf‎, 8th Aug 2014 05:12 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    9th Aug 2014 02:48 pm Go to last post
  2. change from inches to feet when drawing

    I am working on a site plan and most of the dimensions are large, so I want to be able to type in "30" and it makes a line that is 30 FEET long rather than 30 INCHES long as it currently is. If I...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 8th Aug 2014 08:05 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    9th Aug 2014 12:16 pm Go to last post
  3. how to import dimension styles and viewport scales into autocad

    We have set dimension styles and viewport scales in the office for standards, but some drawings don't have all of them loaded, same thing with the plot scales. What kind of file is it (dwt, lsp?) and...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 8th Aug 2014 09:43 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    9th Aug 2014 02:56 am Go to last post
  4. Measurement size problem

    Whenever I open AutoCAD and start a new drawing (line). The length measurement is just so big (ex: 40586, 21236, 16548, etc.) How can I figure this out. Please help me. Thanks! :(:)

    Started by mkrgalvez‎, 3rd Aug 2014 03:54 pm
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    9th Aug 2014 02:02 am Go to last post
  5. Insert or Import Dimension Style Control

    Good day, How do I insert or import only the dimension style control into my existing drawing, from the company's standard template layout without the copy, paste and save route? Im don't know,...

    Started by Guitte‎, 7th Aug 2014 12:53 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
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    8th Aug 2014 07:48 pm Go to last post
  6. Can anyone help me to write a script file?

    I try to open a file to Erase an object which is a block named GEMLOGO, then Purge_all in the drawing and Svae & Close. Can anyone help me to write a script file? so i can run this file throughout a...

    Started by iampeter‎, 6th Aug 2014 04:52 pm
    write a script file
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Aug 2014 04:03 am Go to last post
  7. How to convert attribute to excell in autocad 2014 lt

    How to use the commend "attext"

    Started by arunz‎, 5th Aug 2014 01:42 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    6th Aug 2014 12:12 pm Go to last post
  8. Question Help with Line Types

    Hi So I am having dramas with Line types displaying in autocad PERIOD. Nothing will display in model space or paper space at all. I have tried messing around for quite some time with msltscale...

    Started by dawf85‎, 1st Aug 2014 10:43 am
    • Replies: 9
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    5th Aug 2014 11:54 am Go to last post
  9. I lost my all toolbar from autocad 2007 & 2012 .. please help

    I am using auto-cad 2007 on Saturday,suddenly my auto cad get fatal error and it closed, after that i reopen it but there's no toolbar in it. i re-installed it also but still same problem. i tried...

    Started by rajivkha2007‎, 4th Aug 2014 11:35 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 18
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    4th Aug 2014 01:12 pm Go to last post
  10. Unhappy polar tracking and object tracking

    Hello, I posted a message not too long ago about having issues with polar tracking. It has been driving me insane. Well, I found out that autocad 2005 lite doesnt have object tracking, that's...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 1st Aug 2014 12:28 am
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    • Replies: 21
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    3rd Aug 2014 06:16 pm Go to last post
  11. How to edit these hatched areas

    Attached is a DWG with a flat template that will be cut and then bent to shape. The idea is to cut the negative spaces surrounded by the hatched areas. I understand what needs to be done and what I...

    Started by Quik&Easy‎, 1st Aug 2014 06:17 pm
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 27
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    3rd Aug 2014 02:02 am Go to last post
  12. Question Point File Station Offset

    Is there any way (short of writing a lisp routine) that I can bring in a point file using Alignment Station and Offset? I tried making a script but am unsure how to get user input without the script...

    Started by JeStoneIV‎, 15th Jan 2010 02:47 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd Aug 2014 01:27 am Go to last post
  13. Newbie. TTR will not snap properly

    Hi all. I'm learning CAD and using Draftsight V1R5.2 The drawing is a tutorial drawing I found on a website. I have copied the drawing to a new .dwg and it still will not snap. The...

    Started by soundguy‎, 1st Aug 2014 03:06 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    1st Aug 2014 05:36 pm Go to last post
  14. Number of sheet in TITLE BLOCK

    Dear All, I have small issue here which bother me a lot during my Acad activity. Is there a simple way to insert "Field" with number of following sheet in project? For now I am doing it "by-hand"...

    Started by waxe‎, 1st Aug 2014 07:55 am
    • Replies: 2
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    1st Aug 2014 10:39 am Go to last post
  15. How to change text in a linetype

    I'm drawing up a landscape plan at work and would like to edit the text in some of these linetypes. No idea how to really explain it properly, but hoping the attached image should explain what i'm...

    Started by bumblebbabe‎, 30th Jul 2014 07:17 am
    • Replies: 8
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    31st Jul 2014 12:56 pm Go to last post
  16. text style command?

    why do multileaders and dimensions have style commands and dialogue box (dimstyle, multileaderstyle) but text doesn't? It seems like it would be essential, or am I missing something. Just saying.

    Started by kizaerf‎, 30th Jul 2014 10:39 pm
    style, text, text style
    • Replies: 1
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    30th Jul 2014 10:41 pm Go to last post
  17. setting an object snap hierarchy

    Is there a way to set a 'snap hierarchy' for example, I want the 'perpendicular' snap to snap before the 'nearest' since it's more accurate. I would rather 'nearest' be the last resort snap if...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 30th Jul 2014 08:09 pm
    hierarchy, object snap, snap
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,622
    30th Jul 2014 08:54 pm Go to last post
  18. Smile How to remove hatch function

    Hello everyone, I'm new member and beginer in CAD also. I have a file that the object already "hatch" and now I want to remove that hatch to edit the object. Is it possible to do that? Thank...

    Started by bnmphuong‎, 14th Feb 2008 03:35 pm
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    1 2
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    30th Jul 2014 09:20 am Go to last post
  19. Annotative dimensions in VP--> wrong scale?

    I have an annotative DimStyle that's been working fine- when I'm in a VP set 1:25 the dimensions will scale correctly. Out of nowhere, even through my VP is set to 1:25, all my dimensions are coming...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 28th Jul 2014 09:30 am
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    • Replies: 20
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    30th Jul 2014 07:51 am Go to last post
  20. command dialog box

    In searching the help I keep seeing snippets of dialog boxes for certain, some commands that I am use to dealing with on the command line. Is there some place to turn on these dialog boxes? I do a...

    Started by tahano50‎, 28th Jul 2014 10:16 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,350
    29th Jul 2014 03:01 pm Go to last post
  21. AutoCAD Linetype with Text Shows Question Marks Instead

    Hey all, This little conundrum my supervisor hit me with on my first week at a new job. It seems to me that I ran into it once or twice years ago working for a civil engineer, but, well- I've...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 28th Jul 2014 03:00 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 6,506
    29th Jul 2014 02:16 pm Go to last post
  22. Question block text attribute

    Hi, i recently started a new job and standards are non existent here, been told can set up what i like. so i am trying to get the title block and a text attribute block set up. so here is my...

    Started by bennyboy86‎, 29th Jul 2014 01:43 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,087
    29th Jul 2014 02:03 am Go to last post
  23. Paste Special from Word

    Hi, I pasted some text from a word document into model space and have since deleted it. There seems to be some parts of the text still in the drg, there are some white blocks appearing when zoomed...

    Started by WERDNA‎, 11th Jul 2014 03:41 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,760
    28th Jul 2014 10:08 am Go to last post
  24. Selecting lines/polylines

    Good morning all, is there any way (command) that prevents me from selecting lines/polylines/objects, something similar to "imageframe" command. Thanks for the help!

    Started by Loque‎, 28th Jul 2014 08:09 am
    imageframe, lines, selecting objects
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,726
    28th Jul 2014 08:41 am Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Views: 4,274
    27th Jul 2014 04:28 pm Go to last post

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