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  1. Toolbar sizing

    My last notebook computer died and my new one is running Windows 10. I have AutoCAD 2011 however the toolbars are so small that I almost need a microscope to see them. My question: How can I make...

    Started by Neville Jukes‎, 27th Jun 2017 08:09 pm
    2 Pages
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    2nd Jul 2017 09:33 pm Go to last post
  2. Re-associating dimensions

    I accidentally made my main floor plan a block while working on other things in the model (did not toggle the "retain" and instead turned whole main floor into a block). Now the dimensions in paper...

    Started by Stephen G‎, 2nd Jul 2017 03:41 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Jul 2017 07:30 pm Go to last post
  3. 2018 Command window docking

    I was using 2014 but recently loaded 2017 and now 2018. I would like the command window to be docked or anchored so that the drawing is not behind it. in 2018 I find that when I zoom, window or zoom...

    Started by redbeardcad‎, 29th Jun 2017 04:04 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    1st Jul 2017 12:53 am Go to last post
  4. Line Properties

    I'm using some selected points to do some LISP programming. But I seem to keep running into inaccuracies with the code. If you check the attached drawing you'll see that the white line at the bottom...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 25th Jun 2017 01:59 am
    • Replies: 7
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    1st Jul 2017 12:46 am Go to last post
  5. Editing a Block in Place

    Have to do this quite often, but unlike when editing a block, I can't find a "save as" option. Using ACAD LT 2015.

    Started by kippax‎, 15th Jun 2017 05:00 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    30th Jun 2017 03:34 pm Go to last post
  6. MultiLeader with block does not move to insertion point

    Hi I have a multileader with a block The problem is when i go to move the block part of the multileader it jumps all over the place sometimes, usually if it is directly above or below the leader. ...

    Started by SunnyTurtle‎, 30th Jun 2017 09:47 am
    • Replies: 0
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    30th Jun 2017 09:47 am Go to last post
  7. Force internal text for dimensions

    Hello, I have a question about dimension. I want to force the text to stay inside the dimension and not to get out if there isn't enough space. I can't find the option in dimstyle and I have to...

    Started by MastroLube‎, 29th Jun 2017 10:54 am
    • Replies: 3
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    29th Jun 2017 03:48 pm Go to last post
  8. Multiple Clipping Boundaries for One Image File.

    Hello, I'm just re-familiarizing myself with AutoCAD after a four year stint as a CNC operator, and I'm trying to remember a little trick I used to know. I would like to clip an image file with...

    Started by WINTERMUTE‎, 17th Jun 2017 11:29 pm
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    • Replies: 16
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    21st Jun 2017 12:46 pm Go to last post
  9. Show calculation in MText

    hi in MText i can use formula to calculate, but the field show the result, what is i want to show all the calculation way and the result, all simply in a field?

    Started by samifox‎, 15th Jun 2017 03:30 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Jun 2017 12:20 pm Go to last post
  10. Cool Autocad 2000LT All of a sudden dimmensions are 4 times smaller

    Drawing in decimasl doing a small mechanical part. Trying to get the dimension annotation smaller on the screen. Using dimension Style under Format to try and change the size of the annotation. Now...

    Started by berol‎, 13th Jun 2017 11:49 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    16th Jun 2017 12:11 pm Go to last post
  11. I want to prepare Road Grading for widening

    I have one project road widening then I have also existing Finish road level on Center median shoulder edge and road shoulder edge level I need to follow same slope to get proposed finish road level...

    Started by afrazahmed‎, 15th Jun 2017 08:51 am
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Jun 2017 04:54 am Go to last post
  12. Text content matching

    How to text match in autocad 2017?? Say i have two word Apple And Orange . i want to type the command then select Apple and then click Orange, which will change to Apple.

    Started by zaber‎, 14th Jun 2017 01:06 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Jun 2017 07:09 am Go to last post
  13. Export unsupported objects to sketchup?

    hi i need to export my dwg into sketchup, but all the unsupported object should be in sketchup so what are my options? for example text, how can i turn it into a primitive geometry? Thanks...

    Started by samifox‎, 13th Jun 2017 01:34 pm
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
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    14th Jun 2017 06:45 pm Go to last post
  14. link a predefined field to an object

    hi im working with fields connected to objects for area calculations, each time i need a new field i have to do the same initial operation over and over (Field > Object >Select>Additional...

    Started by samifox‎, 25th May 2017 04:40 am
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    • Replies: 29
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    14th Jun 2017 01:49 pm Go to last post
  15. Crosshatch in dinamic block

    Hi, I have a problem with the creation of a crosshatch in a dinamic block. In particular, I have to make a crosshatch between two circles that change radius with a non linear function, but I'm not...

    Started by studiostt‎, 13th Jun 2017 02:25 pm
    block dynamic property, crosshatch
    • Replies: 0
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    13th Jun 2017 02:25 pm Go to last post
  16. hatch not seen

    Hello, I have this problem with hatches. When I select hatching option and start to fill the areas I want to be filled and move further my screen view I see that the already before hatched areas out...

    Started by SIDRIX‎, 6th Jun 2017 02:25 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Jun 2017 02:15 am Go to last post
  17. Content Browser Pallet Auto-Refresh

    Once I've created and brought in all my pallets from my content browser. I'll go into the properties of my pallet and check the box that says "Enable Auto Refresh". Is there any way to have to...

    Started by jsvejkovsky‎, 5th Jun 2017 11:33 pm
    auto-refresh, content browser, pallets
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 804
    5th Jun 2017 11:33 pm Go to last post
  18. Tool Palette

    I wanto to set up tool palettes for the folders that I house my blocks in for easy access to them. I have been able to make the tool palette and it seems to work however I don't know how to keep it...

    Started by AQucsaiJr‎, 9th Apr 2009 07:11 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    5th Jun 2017 11:32 pm Go to last post
  19. Question about inserting blocks

    I created a new block that has a bunch of visibility states. But when I insert it all the objects that I used to make the block are now blocks themselves that can be selected from the insert drop...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 5th Jun 2017 06:05 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Jun 2017 07:54 pm Go to last post
  20. move object to specific Y or X coordinate location?

    hi when i want to predefine the position of the object im about to place i use # 0 0 in the command line. but what if i want to move an object to a specific point in Y axis but want to keep the x...

    Started by samifox‎, 31st May 2017 11:01 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
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    3rd Jun 2017 03:45 am Go to last post
  21. Scaling

    Hey guys, I am going to try and explain this as best as I can, hopefully it makes sense, If I have a drawing made, and I want it to be scaled 1:500 on a 24:36 sheet of paper so that I can take a...

    Started by CadYouDigIt‎, 31st May 2017 09:25 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    1st Jun 2017 02:51 pm Go to last post
  22. how to find a best fit arc for a set of points?

    Hi guys, in the attached file you can see many points. What I need to do is to learn a procedure to draw a circle or an arc that best fits those points. In a different way the question can be:...

    Started by stenews‎, 5th Oct 2012 05:25 pm
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 31
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    1st Jun 2017 05:15 am Go to last post
  23. Filter or Qselect fields?

    using acad 2017, by selecting fields i actually select Mtext, how can i Filter or Qselect fields only? Thanks S

    Started by samifox‎, 31st May 2017 09:55 pm
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,196
    31st May 2017 09:55 pm Go to last post
  24. how to determine the scale of the drawing?

    I have a .dwg drawing, and the same one but in .pdf file format. On the .pdf one, there stands the scale (1:500), but on .dwg one there is no scale. I was wondering, how could I determine the scale...

    Started by djole‎, 30th Mar 2011 01:51 pm
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 24
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    30th May 2017 01:31 pm Go to last post
  25. Stretching doesn't snap to specific angles

    When I draw a line, and Polar tracking is on, the cursor snaps to angles, making it easy to draw horizontally or vertically. But if I try stretching a line (via grips), the cursor doesn't snap...

    Started by rlcad‎, 22nd May 2017 08:35 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 3,432
    26th May 2017 12:09 pm Go to last post

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