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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Text issues

    I have noticed from time to time that text on drawings does not look the same even if the setting on each text is same ie. Arial 2.5 on same layer, i find some text looks thicker than other and you...

    Started by FIFTHTEXAS‎, 24th Sep 2014 10:07 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,677
    24th Sep 2014 03:14 pm Go to last post
  4. Summing multiple dimensions (actual dimension entities)

    How can I sum up the actual dimension enties. I would like to check a row of dimensions to make sure they add up. Sometimes the dimensions can be off a hundreth in a long line of dimensioning.

    Started by cadboy‎, 5th Jun 2008 03:42 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 12,678
    23rd Sep 2014 06:51 pm Go to last post
  5. Hatch question

    Ok I am going to try to see if what my request makes sense lol ... ok I want to know if there is a way to set hatch properties by selecting a hatch that's already in the drawing? Also, another...

    Started by Dj_T_Rex2002‎, 23rd Sep 2014 02:15 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd Sep 2014 05:23 pm Go to last post
  6. fraction to decimal error,summing actual dimension

    Dear all, i have a problem, i want summing the actual dimension. example:dimension shows 22 27/32" but decimal shows 22.83333. not show original 22.84375 its various. how to i find this...

    Started by ganeshmag‎, 22nd Sep 2014 07:21 pm
    autocad, decimal error, dimension error, fractions, sum
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 968
    22nd Sep 2014 07:21 pm Go to last post
  7. Question Hatching takes forever and locksout/crashes CAD

    Any ideas as to why when I hatch lately it seam to take forever even with simple hatching (I was hatching a zebra crossing) the first take 10-15mins or even longer resulting in the program greying...

    Started by AJSmith‎, 19th Sep 2014 07:32 am
    • Replies: 5
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    22nd Sep 2014 01:30 pm Go to last post
  8. Dimension extension line weird behaviour

    Hi all, Take a look at the attached picture. All dims are done with the same settings, I changed nothing inbetween dimensioning, however... The extension lines are different. When I pull...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 19th Sep 2014 08:10 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,626
    19th Sep 2014 11:53 am Go to last post
  9. Exclamation Need help with my AutoCad homework

    How to I type the decimal points like .25? It just shows me an error when I type .25/12

    Started by aminkovskaya‎, 19th Sep 2014 02:16 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,601
    19th Sep 2014 10:56 am Go to last post
  10. Bearings

    Is there any option in CAD that inverts bearings the other way around? I have been plotting road plans and i always have this problem. the plans i plot are like mirrored from the original plans. (i...

    Started by imiiiat‎, 17th Sep 2014 02:11 am
    • Replies: 8
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    18th Sep 2014 08:36 am Go to last post
  11. Xref - can't Edit In Place

    I have a floor plan dwg Xref'd into 2 other files; firstly Xrefd into a Master dwg; secondly attached as a Reference into a Microstation dgn file. To start with, in the Master dwg, I could Edit...

    Started by fostertom‎, 17th Sep 2014 03:25 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Sep 2014 03:50 pm Go to last post
  12. Snap POINTS

    Im seeing blue snap points in my drawing even if i turned off snap. how can i turn it off?

    Started by imiiiat‎, 17th Sep 2014 07:06 am
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Sep 2014 07:18 am Go to last post
  13. Smile Link Multiple Object to Single Field

    i would just want to ask if it is possible to select multiple objects then link it to a single field? i want to link the areas of multiple polylines / hatches into field so i don't need to update...

    Started by nod684‎, 15th Sep 2014 10:05 am
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Sep 2014 10:39 am Go to last post
  14. how to globally change text color to by layer in autocad 2008

    how to globally change text color to by layer in autocad 2008

    Started by gil9166‎, 9th Oct 2009 04:59 pm
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
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    16th Sep 2014 10:33 am Go to last post
  15. Problem with OSNAP to tangent

    Hi, I'm having a problem with OSNAP and am not sure what I'm doing wrong. As you can see from the attached photo, I am using offset to create a parallel line to the one selected (the leftmost line)...

    Started by Valiance‎, 11th Sep 2014 02:36 am
    • Replies: 5
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    11th Sep 2014 11:47 am Go to last post
  16. Set a desired dimension style as current style without going into the dialogue?

    Is there a shortcut for setting a certain dimstyle as default similar to right clicking 'set current as default' (which is available for some features) without going into the dialogue box? It would...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 8th Sep 2014 10:25 pm
    dimensions, dimstyle, shortcut
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Sep 2014 10:04 am Go to last post
  17. Completely disable 3d mode + Green and Red Cursor

    I don't know what I accidentally pressed or changed to make my cross hairs red and green, I think it has to do with 3d mode. is there a way to completely disable this so there's no accidentally...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 19th Aug 2014 09:06 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    3d mode, cursor
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 15,980
    9th Sep 2014 01:04 am Go to last post
  18. Changing line type of Blocks

    Hello everyone... Anybody here know how to change the line type of block without going to block editor?... Basically, here's the scenario... I have one block that am going to use for lighting...

    Started by marjune23‎, 6th Sep 2014 11:57 am
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Sep 2014 06:13 am Go to last post
  19. Can I lock columns positions and widths in Layer Properties Manager?

    This is minor annoyance for me. Anytime I open a drawing the Layer Properties Manager columns open with the columns wider than necessary and I have to resize them. Is there any way to lock the...

    Started by CalypsoArt‎, 5th Sep 2014 09:46 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    5th Sep 2014 09:46 pm Go to last post
  20. Problem with selecting exploded array by some AutoCAD 2005

    On the company computer is there problem with selecting exploded array. On this computer is installed autocad 2005 (on other computers running AutoCAD 2005, no problem). I created an array in...

    Started by Wojciech‎, 5th Sep 2014 11:39 am
    • Replies: 0
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    5th Sep 2014 11:39 am Go to last post
  21. Node Measuring System

    Hello all, I work in utilities and would like to set node points at certain points of a network and have a table populate with the dimensions from each node point. Is there anyway of doing this...

    Started by WodMarsden‎, 30th May 2014 01:53 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,217
    4th Sep 2014 02:31 pm Go to last post
  22. Midpoint on line not visible (Grips?)

    Hey, on my work pc i'm missing two features i used to have: - Firstly, when i click a PL i can't see the midpoint of the line, and can't drag the line like i used to. I tried to change GRIPS, but...

    Started by NBI‎, 23rd Aug 2012 01:25 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    3rd Sep 2014 06:39 pm Go to last post
  23. Arcs tangent to two other arcs/circles

    How do I draw an arc/circle tangent to two other arcs/circles? Ultimately, I am trying to create a snail cam drawing.

    Started by andymccallum‎, 3rd Sep 2014 09:20 am
    arc, tangents
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Sep 2014 12:47 pm Go to last post
  24. how to increase text selection

    How can i increase text selection? AutoCad 2014 Thanks

    Started by azman‎, 2nd Sep 2014 05:11 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 900
    2nd Sep 2014 08:04 am Go to last post
  25. Missing tool pallet groups

    I used to have different tool pallet groups I could change to if necessary. They seam to have disappeared? I was really looking for my custom one, but the fact that all the stock ones are gone have...

    Started by hertz hound‎, 1st Sep 2014 03:15 pm
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,056
    1st Sep 2014 03:15 pm Go to last post

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