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  1. Change shortcut keys to text special characters?

    In MS word you can re-assign keystrokes to input special text characters, is there a way to do this for cad civil 3D 2011? Or maybe reassign control code for degree symbol %%d?

    Started by Chris Broadway‎, 9th Oct 2014 01:28 am
    • Replies: 8
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    12th Oct 2014 12:21 pm Go to last post
  2. Changing how units are entered

    When entering distances, I would type in for instance, 2'6 and CAD interprets that as being 2 feet and 6 inches by default. My question is, is there a way to set it so I can so I can enter 2-6 and...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 10th Oct 2014 05:01 pm
    distance, keyboard, units
    • Replies: 9
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    10th Oct 2014 11:14 pm Go to last post
  3. Smile How to draw Gears in paper.

    hi dudes i have to measure and draw the gears by hand in paper..i almost tried but no improvement.please help me to do that task...

    Started by michaelsusanth‎, 10th Oct 2014 10:14 am
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Oct 2014 10:22 am Go to last post
  4. Arcs and Tangents

    I am currently trying to make an arc with a R20 tangent to two circles each with a R1. The circles distance is 8'' from mid point to mid point. I am having trouble creating the arc and giving it a...

    Started by MAINEman5390‎, 9th Oct 2014 07:57 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Oct 2014 05:29 am Go to last post
  5. Grips

    Why can grips speed up editing routines?:?

    Started by Damon :)‎, 7th Oct 2014 02:16 pm
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    9th Oct 2014 02:23 pm Go to last post
  6. How to import OCR B Font into textstyle

    Hi fellow designers! Basically i want to 3D print a series of stamps (fysical stamps with ink). Most steps on how to to this, i've already managed to figure out. However i need to work with OCR...

    Started by Tekkieflippo‎, 7th Oct 2014 06:16 pm
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    font, import, ocr b, stamp, textstyle
    • Replies: 14
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    9th Oct 2014 12:35 pm Go to last post
  7. change block's scale factor for equal scale

    I am having two block in my drawing. Name of blocks are same but scale factor is different for both. I have to make scale factor for both is same. I tried in dynamic editor but unsuccessful. my...

    Started by Barry_47‎, 8th Oct 2014 07:43 am
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Oct 2014 01:25 pm Go to last post
  8. Autocad for MAC Tool Palettes

    Hi all, I have just converted to a MAC an have autocad 2014 onit however I cannot get the tool palettes to show anywhere on the screen, I am used to having them displayed down the sides on my windows...

    Started by Simon054‎, 6th Oct 2014 03:53 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Oct 2014 01:14 pm Go to last post
  9. attribute array in dynamic block

    Hello Sirs! I would like to array some attributes which are inside a dynamic block. I started based on a finded file (SectionSample.dwg) but I can array only the lines without the attributes. I...

    Started by gegenytibor‎, 7th Oct 2014 11:50 am
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Oct 2014 03:46 pm Go to last post
  10. Changing text of entire drawing

    I have attached a sample drawing where i need to change the text.can it possible by any lisp????

    Started by anindya‎, 5th Oct 2014 08:03 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    6th Oct 2014 04:03 pm Go to last post
  11. Question Annotative Text - Paper Space, Model Space, Style Relationships?

    This is just a general question about annotative text, something I've noticed as we transition from 'each scale has its own text-dimension layer' to 'annotative'. I'm still a bit confused by the...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 2nd Oct 2014 05:59 pm
    annotation scale, paper space, print to scale, viewport scaling
    • Replies: 8
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    6th Oct 2014 02:17 pm Go to last post
  12. can the default for deleting a layer after laymrg has been used, be set to YES?

    I have a bunch of drawings from our client that were created for construction purposes and were originally made in a Microstation 3D parametric environment so is full of blocks with embedded layers....

    Started by mdwebneck‎, 4th Sep 2014 02:12 pm
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    default, laymrg, parameter, prompt
    • Replies: 14
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    6th Oct 2014 02:11 pm Go to last post
  13. Converting PDF

    I want to bring in a pdf file into autocad 2009 but the command does not recognize pdf. How do I convert pdf so that I can use as dwg. file in autocad?

    Started by drs2034‎, 30th Aug 2014 08:59 pm
    converting pdf files
    • Replies: 7
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    5th Oct 2014 02:30 am Go to last post
  14. Trim Problem

    I am not able to trim solid hatch.

    Started by Barry_47‎, 12th Sep 2014 04:56 am
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    1 2
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    4th Oct 2014 10:57 pm Go to last post
  15. Learning curve?

    What kind of time line is to be expected as the "normal" learning curve for AutoCAD?

    Started by macmongo‎, 4th Oct 2014 09:55 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Oct 2014 10:37 pm Go to last post
  16. Angry Hatch Pattern Making ACAD Files Huge

    I found some hatch patterns from a stone supplier (Centurion or Eldorado; don't remember which now) that I really like and want to use. Problem is, using them makes the ACAD files huge- they...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 3rd Oct 2014 03:43 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    4th Oct 2014 03:49 am Go to last post
  17. Grips.

    How do you use grips to modify an entity?

    Started by Damon :)‎, 2nd Oct 2014 10:23 am
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    2nd Oct 2014 12:10 pm Go to last post
  18. viewing text in different viewports

    I am currenly building a split screen with 2 view ports. One is in planview and the other in in cross section orthogonal to plan view. Im trying to orient my text so that it can be viewed in both...

    Started by gphil‎, 1st Oct 2014 05:35 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    1st Oct 2014 07:52 pm Go to last post
  19. how do Changes overall several blocks in same time?

    hi dear friends :(i define one door As the block, I've used it in several parts of the plan , now i want when change in block refrence, All blocks have changed, how do this? Some of the doors have...

    Started by hamidciv‎, 30th Sep 2014 06:37 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    1st Oct 2014 01:33 pm Go to last post
  20. Attribute mode for Callouts, help needed

    I Dont know what Ive changed in setting but lately i have strange behavior with attributes , the problem now is when i make callouts instead of finishing with a number ,autocad just jump over this...

    Started by danielk‎, 29th Sep 2014 08:11 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Oct 2014 10:08 am Go to last post
  21. All attributes are visible on screen , and i cant make them invisible .

    i have one file who shows all the attributes in model space although they were invisble when i created them , i tried to play with ATTMODE and with BATTMAN and with it works only if find each block...

    Started by danielk‎, 22nd Sep 2014 02:43 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    1st Oct 2014 10:06 am Go to last post
  22. sample files from George Omura Mastering AutoCAD 2010

    Hi! Is there anyone who have all the drawings in metric mesures correctly drawn? Those are drawings that need to be drawn while reading book Thank you

    Started by Klariya‎, 6th Mar 2012 02:14 pm
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    30th Sep 2014 04:52 pm Go to last post
  23. Dimscalelinear is Squaring itself?

    I am not sure if this is the correct subforum to post this in, so move it if I am incorrect. So I have a drawing, and I was experiencing the following problem. My layout scale is set to 1:75. I...

    Started by ilarson007‎, 22nd Sep 2014 01:41 pm
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 55
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    29th Sep 2014 04:43 pm Go to last post
  24. Layout border

    Please how to fit layout border (stretch- align) in viewport with print margins in AutoCAD 2012? Thx.

    Started by nikson‎, 14th Sep 2014 09:27 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    26th Sep 2014 03:53 am Go to last post
  25. Question about annotative scales

    Should I have multiple annotative scales for my annotative text and attributes or just use one scale for all my drawings. I like being able to change my text size by just clicking the anno scale at...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 24th Sep 2014 03:00 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,381
    25th Sep 2014 08:44 pm Go to last post

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