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Forum: AutoCAD 2D Drafting, Object Properties & Interface

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  1. Ribbon Not Defaulting To Home tab

    This is driving me nuts! Can anyone help me figure out why when I exit the block editor the ribbon tab won't switch back to the home tab from the block editor contextual tab? The tab switches to the...

    Started by jarr3tt88‎, 16th Jul 2014 06:55 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    20th Aug 2014 05:42 pm Go to last post
  2. Line display not straight - graphic display Issues

    Has anyone ever run into this? As in the image, the line is at 0 degrees and supposedly straight but sure doesn't look it. any reason this may be? Also, sometimes it displays as lines overlapping...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 19th Aug 2014 10:09 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    20th Aug 2014 03:04 pm Go to last post
  3. Angry OVERKILL command arbitrarily decides to work (mostly doesn't)

    usually it works like a charm but sometimes it plain does nothing. like in this example, there are two overlapping white lines. I do the overkill command and set a high tolerance, but it doesn't do...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 19th Aug 2014 07:23 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    20th Aug 2014 02:56 pm Go to last post
  4. How to remove this symbol in autocad lt

    Dear all, I have problem with the symbol find the attached drawing, how to i can remove this..

    Started by arunz‎, 16th Aug 2014 06:56 am
    • Replies: 3
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    20th Aug 2014 10:40 am Go to last post
  5. Drafting: Tapping & Clearance Hole Information

    I am not sure what size tap hole I should use for a 9/32 clearance hole. Can anyone tell me what tap hole size I should use? I would also appreciate any recommendations on a good website to learn...

    Started by ALUX‎, 14th Aug 2014 07:03 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    18th Aug 2014 05:54 pm Go to last post
  6. Multileader Tag Numbers Lost

    Hello everyone I've searched this site in the past for help when things weren't going as planned in Autocad and always had good results so I was hoping someone could help me with a problem I...

    Started by T-Bottch‎, 4th Jan 2013 06:54 am
    • Replies: 4
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    18th Aug 2014 02:15 pm Go to last post
  7. properties box does not show object data

    hi all i have a friend with v2014 and the properties box works, but does not show object data. so when a dimension (for example) is selected, the dimstyle, dim override, all that jazz does not...

    Started by designerstuart‎, 4th Aug 2014 03:37 pm
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    18th Aug 2014 10:47 am Go to last post
  8. Diameter Dimension

    Hello all, I am pretty new to AutoCAD and I have a question about diameter dimensions. When I dimension diameters all I get is a leader line and the diameter. I would like to get a complete...

    Started by nicnicman‎, 24th Mar 2008 02:31 am
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    • Replies: 16
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    18th Aug 2014 08:35 am Go to last post
  9. Dynamic boxing of a block with attributes

    Hello forum, I have been searching far and wide for this and found nothing that exactly does it. Attached is a block, this block contains some attributes: Name, Family name, Phone and a...

    Started by Frostedsun‎, 4th Aug 2014 07:14 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Aug 2014 03:36 pm Go to last post
  10. Attributes

    I have been working with AutoCAD for years, now start new job and need to learn AutoCAD Electrical 2014. Having issue with attributes. Creating block with attributes that show up twice. second...

    Started by cadmando2‎, 27th May 2014 05:45 pm
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    • Replies: 34
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    14th Aug 2014 09:33 pm Go to last post
  11. Need help reading this drawing

    I am having trouble reading this drawing. First, how would I draw a 4-10x20 Oblong hole? (First picture) Second, why are there two dimensions for L1, L2, L3, and L4? (Second picture)

    Started by ALUX‎, 13th Aug 2014 06:03 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    13th Aug 2014 07:26 pm Go to last post
  12. layers

    why does a layers doesn't turn off.?

    Started by imiiiat‎, 12th Aug 2014 06:58 am
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Aug 2014 04:37 pm Go to last post
  13. How to unlock the drawing Autocad 2014

    How can i unlock the drawing for editing? i received the drawing from other client that is locked. I tried to offset a line or move but it didn't work, it showed the little lock icon when i hover...

    Started by Sengna‎, 7th Aug 2014 06:27 am
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    • Replies: 14
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    12th Aug 2014 10:46 pm Go to last post
  14. Scaling inserted blocks

    Hi all when i INSERT a block it comes in at wrong scale. if i go to format>units my drawing says mm, and same if i open the block .dwg it has units mm. inserted block is 1/25.4 correct size...

    Started by designerstuart‎, 11th Aug 2014 12:31 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Aug 2014 03:57 am Go to last post
  15. Polar tracking problem

    Hi, I've always used polar tracking instead of ortho mode where possible, but just recently I've noticed that it seems to be a bit 'off' when drawing verticle lines. I first noticed this issue a...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 7th Aug 2014 03:28 pm
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    • Replies: 24
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    11th Aug 2014 09:30 am Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
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    4th Aug 2014 01:12 pm Go to last post
  25. 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
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 21
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    3rd Aug 2014 06:16 pm Go to last post

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