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  1. creating a surface from lots of points for 3D mapping

    Picked up this thread from a long time ago. We are now working with 3D mapping (or digital terrain model - DTM - files). DTM files that we have are in DXF/DWG format and consist of a 1km square...

    Started by aji2015‎, 2nd Mar 2017 10:06 am
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    7th Mar 2017 11:21 am Go to last post
  2. Line thickness

    Hi All, Please see the attachment. I've received a drawing when I explode the polyline the line thickness gets changed. I couldn't figure out why? Please help

    Started by alijahed‎, 2nd Mar 2017 10:16 pm
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  3. Polylines Not Working with Zoom Extents

    I've attached a drawing that has two 2D Polylines on a specific layer. Normally you could Zoom Extents and it would zoom in to those two lines, but for some reason these two don't work correctly. I...

    Started by Aes‎, 1st Mar 2017 11:25 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    2nd Mar 2017 06:25 pm Go to last post
  4. Leader with one verical text frame line

    I saw this on a drawing recently and I was wondering how it was done. It was a leader to a multiline text note where there was a single vertical line at the leader landing that if it went all...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 2nd Mar 2017 04:45 pm
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  5. Lots of similar drawings

    Hi all, I work for a small survey company that provides drawings mostly to engineers. Very repetitive, mostly profiles. Whats the quickest way to fill 10-20 layouts with lots of profiles?...

    Started by hydrographer‎, 22nd Feb 2017 12:28 pm
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    2nd Mar 2017 03:22 am Go to last post
  6. Question Scaling

    In model space. I have an architectural drawing with limits of 88',68'. I know the DSF is 96 and yes I know the scale is 1/8" - 1'. BUT how do you figure out that its 1/8" -1' only knowing the DSF...

    Started by aje‎, 28th Feb 2017 02:42 am
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    1st Mar 2017 08:57 pm Go to last post
  7. Metric Paper space scaling problem

    I'm working in Metric system, with centimeters as drawing units (1 cm = 10 mm). I've researched many tutorials with no luck, plus the majority are for the Imperial system. I needed to display a...

    Started by rlcad‎, 28th Feb 2017 10:20 am
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    1st Mar 2017 12:12 pm Go to last post
  8. ctab field

    hi sir please if you can help me how can use ctab field using formula example when match line between layouts i want add autmatic +1 ( PL-01,PL-02,PL03)

    Started by issammesk‎, 27th Feb 2017 10:05 am
    • Replies: 5
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    1st Mar 2017 12:26 am Go to last post
  9. Wish To Snap While Running Polyline Command

    While running in Line command I'm able to snap along the way, snap my running line to itself at each sub prompt: "Specify next point or..." When I try this with the Polyline command, while running...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 28th Feb 2017 12:38 am
    point, polyline, running, snap
    • Replies: 3
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    28th Feb 2017 11:07 pm Go to last post
  10. troubleshooting quick select

    I'm not a beginner and I've been working withCad 2016 for about two years, but all of a sudden when I tried to do a quick select on one of my drawings it's not working. After selecting the item,...

    Started by SuzanatParksNYC‎, 23rd Feb 2017 09:42 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    24th Feb 2017 03:26 pm Go to last post
  11. determining the dimensions of the points

    Hello everyone, It might sound a bit too beginner but once I can remember that once I used a command by which I could not only display the x and y coordinate of a point on the project, but also...

    Started by arsalan_gz‎, 23rd Feb 2017 09:23 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    24th Feb 2017 10:40 am Go to last post
  12. Fonts ARCHD.SHX, ARCHF.SHX, ARCHS.SHX, ARCHT.SHX?

    I have the fonts ARCHD.SHX, ARCHF.SHX, ARCHS.SHX, ARCHT.SHX in my LT 2017 font folder, however, I don't see them as font choices when placing text. Am I missing something?

    Started by CalypsoArt‎, 22nd Feb 2017 07:46 pm
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    23rd Feb 2017 06:20 pm Go to last post
  13. Add Selected without options?

    Is there a way to suppress the scale and rotation sub-prompts after you place a block from the ADDSELECTED command? Thanks in advance! -TZ

    Started by tzframpton‎, 21st Feb 2017 06:47 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Feb 2017 01:39 pm Go to last post
  14. Units not available

    Hi everyone, I'm new to AutoCad. When I type -dwgunits, the list of units display does not show mm as an option for me to choose. Can someone help please.

    Started by CadDriver‎, 21st Feb 2017 05:36 pm
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    22nd Feb 2017 12:05 pm Go to last post
  15. Question Copy entity from last position?

    Is there a command or variable in AutoCAD in which changes the default position of an entity that's being copied? For instance, if I select a Block and initiate the Copy command, and I want to copy...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 21st Feb 2017 05:31 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    21st Feb 2017 06:27 pm Go to last post
  16. Scaling Problems!?! Model/Paper Space

    Hi there, I was hoping someone cold help me I am just going through changing the scale of my drawings and for some reason the objects in my model space are now coming up huge in the paper space!?...

    Started by katherine1992‎, 21st Feb 2017 01:45 pm
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    21st Feb 2017 05:29 pm Go to last post
  17. arrows on arcs

    Where would I find the place to turn on and off the arrows that show at the ends of arcs when highlighted? Using AutoCad 2016.

    Started by David D‎, 17th Feb 2017 04:13 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    17th Feb 2017 11:29 pm Go to last post
  18. change attribute in mutable drawings

    Hello! I have a question like this before but after some answer and help i couldnt make it. I have googled for like 15 hours overall and this is my last way out :) What i need is to extract...

    Started by johan‎, 17th Feb 2017 08:28 am
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Feb 2017 01:31 pm Go to last post
  19. Drafting Standards Question

    Ok... so I have seen on some drawings that the draftsman will add "First Angle Projection", "Third Angle Projection", that time of thing to assist the viewer in understanding what they are looking...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 10th Feb 2017 11:56 pm
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    16th Feb 2017 09:46 pm Go to last post
  20. How do I accomplish this rotation?

    Hey guys, another quick one here. I'm trying to rotate objects around an ellipse. Here's a quick look at what I'm trying to do: I want to rotate that second box on the right so that it...

    Started by oftenly‎, 14th Feb 2017 05:40 pm
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    16th Feb 2017 07:50 am Go to last post
  21. adding multiple text labels to shapefile data

    I have connected shapefiles through a data connection in civil 3d 2012. I would like to create the style label so that 3 or more properties will be labeled within each parcel. line 1. owner...

    Started by dirtlegg‎, 15th Feb 2017 09:49 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Feb 2017 12:17 am Go to last post
  22. "matchprop" command with haches problem

    Hello everyone, I'm trying to "matchprop" some hatches but something gets wrong.. The final result isn't as it should be... I've recorded a gif to explain this strange behavior....

    Started by MastroLube‎, 13th Feb 2017 06:53 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    14th Feb 2017 04:09 pm Go to last post
  23. Converted many line to many polylines

    Hello! For example I have many lines like as Fig. Needs convert line to polylines. Usual solution using pjoin many times. Exist posibility Converted many line to many polylines using one times...

    Started by engmech‎, 12th Feb 2017 04:30 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    13th Feb 2017 07:53 pm Go to last post
  24. set field scale factor

    hi ive made a field that describe the axes of a block (Level symbol) im using centimeter but i want to use the field to display meters for example moving a level 125 units, i want it to...

    Started by samifox‎, 12th Feb 2017 05:46 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Feb 2017 08:57 am Go to last post
  25. Cannot Offset Filleted Box

    Hello AutoCad community! I am having trouble with the offset command. I am trying to offset the middle box by say 3/4". Keeps telling me it cannot offset this item. Any thoughts?

    Started by Shokur‎, 2nd Feb 2017 01:11 am
    • Replies: 8
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    13th Feb 2017 04:49 am Go to last post

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