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  1. Some lines are thicker than others without an apparent explanation

    Hi everyone, I'm overlaying some disto measures onto a floor plan created by another company to check for accuracy (I am in model space). I am using the same layer and have not changed any...

    Started by tom111‎, 31st Jan 2017 12:44 pm
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  2. Question Making text follow the path of a circle?

    I am trying to re-create my family crest in AutoCAD. I was warned that this was a bit too advanced for a beginner, but I have everything done except the text. This is what the crest looks like: ...

    Started by ssnapier‎, 30th Jan 2017 01:18 am
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  3. Create Circle (Ellipse) in 2-point Perspective Drawing using AutoCAD?

    How to Create Circle (Ellipse) in 2-point Perspective Drawing using AutoCAD? Please show step-by-step.

    Started by basty‎, 27th Jan 2017 01:29 pm
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  4. how to change existing line types

    we have exported some autocad drawings from SPPID but when I checked into autocad drawing linetype (software link) is not showing properly see attachemnt. any one can suggest how to change existing...

    Started by naren‎, 27th Jan 2017 12:44 pm
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    30th Jan 2017 04:25 am Go to last post
  5. Dimension filter

    Hello; How to filter rotated dimension measurement between 2.49 & 2.51 I am not asking for 10 or 25 dimensions, there are over 100

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 29th Jan 2017 09:51 am
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  6. Leader arrows and dimensions wrong size

    In some blocks of typical details I insert, some of the arrowheads and dimensions come in at the wrong scale. I have set my INSUNITS to 1 (inches), redrawn the arrows in the block file, matched...

    Started by cvanriper‎, 27th Jan 2017 06:04 pm
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  7. automatic dimension line

    Hello! My question about Automatic dimension line is located close to the text. Exist posibility what create dimension line bottom text on Fig. 1 like as Fig. 2?

    Started by engmech‎, 28th Jan 2017 10:28 am
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  8. Auto update dimensions

    Hello anyone; Road is an Xref file, it is revised, but the dimensions should change automatically What I have to do? (I am using AutoCAD 2013 or Is there is a Lisp) thanks Siva

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 26th Jan 2017 02:32 pm
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    28th Jan 2017 12:26 am Go to last post
  9. The "Invisible" Linetype and Arcs

    Hey guys! So after seeing the custom invisible linetype on this thread, I decided to test it out. Works beautifully for straight lines (only displaying two dots at the very ends) but fails...

    Started by eyeofnewt555‎, 26th Jan 2017 04:36 pm
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  10. Question Change How MText (QLEADER) exits command

    Hi, Looking to change how i exit from my QLEADER command. Currently when i press enter during the point i am entering text it creates a new line. I recall on my old system when i pressed enter...

    Started by BJ_‎, 23rd Jan 2017 10:23 pm
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    27th Jan 2017 04:37 am Go to last post
  11. Tool Palette creation issues

    I am attempting to create a new tool palette. I have tried everything but Autocad 2017 will not write the tool palette to ANY folder. I have all of the network permissions to do so and I have even...

    Started by markv‎, 9th Jan 2017 05:46 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Jan 2017 04:34 pm Go to last post
  12. Remove annotation scales

    Dear colleagues, Some of my dwgs when I open message appears as Xref_LAYOUT_2D.dwg contains 189 annotation scales. It is recommended you open and resave the Xref file to remove excess scales....

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 23rd Jan 2017 05:28 pm
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  13. How to draw lines/polylines in a specific linetype scale everytime?

    I am aware of changing the linetype scale of entities through the properties box. But I cannot figure out how to set in a way that every line I draw will be in that specific linetype scale. How...

    Started by tive29‎, 20th Jan 2017 01:47 am
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  14. Language compatibility

    I receive DWG made by a program similar to Autocad written in Hebrew and Arabic language .. in an Autocad program for one PC, I can read it correctly in the original language but in another PC the...

    Started by Quesogrusher‎, 25th Jan 2017 03:18 pm
    hebrew - arabic.
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  15. Autocad default ISO dimensions

    Hi there, I've set up a dimension style and a text style as current, but when I measure(dimlinear) an object etc., in text style appears/pops up ISO style. How can I change the default ISO to my...

    Started by peterwr‎, 24th Jan 2017 09:24 pm
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    24th Jan 2017 11:54 pm Go to last post
  16. Precision - Changing Angle and Radii

    At my company we're encouraged to use the highest precision CAD can muster in our drawings. For some reason, my radii and angles are changing very slightly. You can see in the screenshot below whats...

    Started by Pringle‎, 23rd Jan 2017 03:53 am
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  17. Polar Tracking Problem?

    10+ year user and I've never come across this before... Working in Autocad LT 17. With Polar Tracking on, I can move lines vertically very easily. I cannot move lines in the horizontal direction...

    Started by markrd55‎, 23rd Jan 2017 03:19 am
    polar tracking
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  18. Rev Cloud Arc Size

    Does anybody have a quick reference chart that you use as a guideline to help decide /suggest how big the arcs in a rev cloud should be based on the scale you are working with?

    Started by Pukenzz‎, 18th Jan 2017 02:55 pm
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  19. Dim setting question on lines inside linar dim

    Hi, I have the following dimension and I want to removed the lines inside the arrows. Note: I had to use the flip arrow command(AIDIMFLIPARROW) to get the arrows on the outside so not sure if...

    Started by jmos4‎, 18th Jan 2017 06:47 pm
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    18th Jan 2017 09:11 pm Go to last post
  20. Better Boundry Creation tool ?

    Hi Is there out there a better tool than Boundry Creation tool. I get too many "boundry cannot be determined" or perhaps there is some workflow to fix this ? Tolerance level ? or select all...

    Started by ChristopherM‎, 18th Jan 2017 01:30 pm
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  21. Scale/Dim/Paperspace

    Hi, I have a very simple drawing and I am extremely messed up here! Something is wrong somewhere and I don't really know where. Dimensioning is creating HUGE hashes, my drawing is appearing...

    Started by Nilism‎, 13th Jan 2017 12:11 am
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  22. Dimensions

    In previous versions of autocad the dimension command had a 'new' option in the dim command, so that you could change a number of dimensions in one go. So, if you wanted to add, say, 'minimum' you...

    Started by Anne-kzn‎, 16th Jan 2017 07:46 am
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  23. Page Setup Manager

    My computer was struck by lightning, so I've had to start from scratch. I have a question about page setup manager: on my previous computer I had windows 7, with cutepdf writer. I had set the...

    Started by Anne-kzn‎, 16th Jan 2017 11:35 am
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  24. Fix attribute block same tag names

    Dear colleagues, Someone create attribute block with same tag names as shown image How can I fix this? without disturbing the entered values (43 Sheet layout having 43 attribute blocks) ...

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 14th Jan 2017 08:15 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Jan 2017 12:40 pm Go to last post
  25. Table Cells in CAD that read a Dimension

    So... my company drawings utilize a standard 2D metal plate drawing with flaws implanted in the metal and dimensions to those flaws. We also include a table that says Flaw Height, Length, Depth for...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 13th Jan 2017 06:00 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    14th Jan 2017 04:06 am Go to last post

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