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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
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 28
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    26th Jun 2014 02:33 am Go to last post
  2. Copy & Paste

    Hi, I sometimes have trouble copying details from one drg file to another, it happens intermittently and I can't figure out why, any ideas? Fies attached for info, I am trying to copy from layout...

    Started by WERDNA‎, 25th Jun 2014 10:56 am
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,497
    25th Jun 2014 02:18 pm Go to last post
  3. Copy & Paste

    Hi, I sometimes have trouble copying details from one drg file to another, it happens intermittently and I can't figure out why, any ideas? Fies attached for info, I am trying to copy from layout...

    Started by WERDNA‎, 25th Jun 2014 12:07 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 988
    25th Jun 2014 12:23 pm Go to last post
  4. Where is the properties toolbar on the ribbon in Autocad 2014?

    I tried to bring in properties toolbar in Autocad 2014 by right click on the ribbon---AutoCad--Properties but i could n't find this options, I need the tool just like example on the picture below (By...

    Started by Sengna‎, 25th Jun 2014 01:30 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 7,109
    25th Jun 2014 04:59 am Go to last post
  5. Canceling Object Selection / AutoCAD Processing

    I am working on a drawing with very large polygons with hundreds of verticies. When one of these polygons are selected, either purposely or by accident, it takes a considerable amount of time for the...

    Started by daczac‎, 24th Jun 2014 02:18 pm
    canceling, escape, object, processing, selection
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,201
    24th Jun 2014 06:52 pm Go to last post
  6. Problem with Ctrl C / copy command

    I have a problem with my Ctrl C command. In AutoCAD Map 3D 2008. I am not able to copy selected objects, when i hit control c my selection disappears, CAD prompts me to select the objects i want...

    Started by rmpage79‎, 2nd Apr 2008 11:55 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    24th Jun 2014 03:03 pm Go to last post
  7. Dimension system variable

    Hi all, I would like the specified dimension in the attachement to look smaller as shown. To get this result i exploded the dimension. Question: Isn't there a system variable in autocad that...

    Started by pvd‎, 23rd Jun 2014 04:59 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,962
    24th Jun 2014 08:54 am Go to last post
  8. Looking for a Horizontal Title Block A3,A4 with attributes

    Does someone have and want to share? also im looking for a fast way to edit those title blocks without open the drawing . any tutorials on that? Thanks

    Started by danielk‎, 22nd Jun 2014 10:16 am
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 4,640
    23rd Jun 2014 11:21 pm Go to last post
  9. How Do I Tell Which Units the CAD Drawing is in?

    Hello All, I have a CAD file, where in options can I find if the file was originally designed in inches, feet, millimeters, etc. when I measure an object? Thanks for the help

    Started by Casio47‎, 5th Jun 2014 08:06 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    23rd Jun 2014 02:03 pm Go to last post
  10. Click before command

    .I usually select the object before i enter a command. but it doesn't work that way anymore.. what will i do to make autocad work that way?

    Started by imiiiat‎, 20th Jun 2014 07:21 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 961
    20th Jun 2014 07:58 am Go to last post
  11. Problem in object selection while doing commands

    I'm using autocad 2012. It has started behaving strangely. When I click on any command, it asks me to select objects. I do so and the command works...so far so good. But, if I click objects...

    Started by rock1‎, 11th Apr 2014 10:19 am
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,403
    20th Jun 2014 06:14 am Go to last post
  12. how to I label a point coordinate by draging

    I need to know the easiest way in which I can drag a label box automatically with coordinates of the points appearing in the box? I am using Civil 3D Cad

    Started by Pcaddy‎, 19th Jun 2014 11:29 am
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Jun 2014 12:19 am Go to last post
  13. Annotative Block

    Hi, I am having issues with annotative blocks, the arrow part of a section arrow block keeps disappearing in some of the viewports, any ideas why this is happening?

    Started by WERDNA‎, 19th Jun 2014 09:24 am
    • Replies: 8
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    19th Jun 2014 06:53 pm Go to last post
  14. Question Rotating view messes up texts using truetype font

    Hi, I have single line text in my drawing and I’m using truetype font. When I rotated view counterclockwise and back using the viewcube, all the texts went somehow thicker. Also when I plot the...

    Started by woolsock‎, 18th Jun 2014 07:17 am
    • Replies: 5
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    18th Jun 2014 12:41 pm Go to last post
  15. Laughing Angle Iron profiles (imperial) do they exist?

    Hi I've notice several folks discussing building their own inventory of 2D steel profiles such as C-channel, angle iron, etc. Is there any place to find an inventory of angle iron profiles either...

    Started by JamesDixon‎, 17th Jun 2014 05:27 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Jun 2014 06:12 pm Go to last post
  16. Geographic Cursor Coordinate Values

    Hoping for some help here. When I switch from Absolute to Geographic Cursor Coordinate Values (lower left tray), the coordinates will only display and not change with movement of the mouse. They...

    Started by jstaddon‎, 17th Jun 2014 04:27 pm
    cursor coordinate values, cursor menu, geographic
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,415
    17th Jun 2014 05:19 pm Go to last post
  17. Wipeout & Clip Frame Question

    I would love to know if there was a way to view a clip frame when selecting a clipped object. I currently have FRAME = 0 FRAMESELECTION = 0 XCLIPFRAME = 0 Is it possible to have the clip...

    Started by jarr3tt88‎, 16th Jun 2014 05:41 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,406
    17th Jun 2014 04:50 pm Go to last post
  18. Can't edit, delete, or move objects in a drawing

    Hello, I am new to AutoCAD this year, just started an internship for the summer that uses it heavily. I am using AutoCAD P&ID 2015 while the drawings I am receiving are from a user who has 2007...

    Started by awhood‎, 17th Jun 2014 03:14 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Jun 2014 04:32 pm Go to last post
  19. Question how do I re-scale a drawn drawing @ 1:1 to 1:4000 within model space

    Am presently working on a layout drawing sent to me by a surveyor... The layout was plotted in a scale of 1:4000, am finding it kinda difficult to re-scale to a model space of 1:1 which is what am...

    Started by Dallas007‎, 10th Jun 2014 10:38 am
    • Replies: 8
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    17th Jun 2014 08:12 am Go to last post
  20. Constraints

    Hi, A colleague is having trouble with his drg's ever since a blue symbol consisting of 2 squares, (1 solid 1 an outline) starting appearing on his cross-hair, any idea's on how to rectify? He...

    Started by WERDNA‎, 16th Jun 2014 05:08 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Jun 2014 05:51 pm Go to last post
  21. Exclamation Continuous Running Dimensions, is it possible?

    Is there a way to create a continuous dimension line that uses running dimensions instead individual segments? I know that you can do baseline measurement but I received a request to have the...

    Started by e_anders3‎, 16th Jun 2014 01:36 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 3,735
    16th Jun 2014 09:03 am Go to last post
  22. Rotating text in a dynamic block

    I have a north arrow dynamic block that I would like to rotate but have the text still be readable. Is there any way to rotate all and have the text stay facing up without having to rotate each...

    Started by smalls13_99‎, 10th Jun 2014 06:00 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 903
    10th Jun 2014 07:09 pm Go to last post
  23. Convert Ellipse to polyline

    Hi everyone, Is there any tool or code to convert ellipse to Polyline..???

    Started by crisraj99‎, 10th Jun 2014 06:56 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,819
    10th Jun 2014 07:51 am Go to last post
  24. Question Replacing text in Autocad File using excel data?

    I have an autocad drawing with so many light fixtures with all different names.Now we have to change all those names, i already have an excel sheet containing two columns with first one containing...

    Started by rythem_of_the_nig‎, 29th Aug 2011 12:40 pm
    excel, find, rename, replace, text
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 8,611
    10th Jun 2014 12:34 am Go to last post
  25. Tcount does not work with Mtext objects

    Hey guys, I was using Tcount (Automatic text numbering from Express) to number a serial of mtext objects, but failed. Those mtext objects were exploded from blocks. Following the regular steps of...

    Started by ytong‎, 10th Mar 2014 08:17 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 5,148
    9th Jun 2014 09:44 pm Go to last post

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