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  1. Metric Dimension Suffix 'CD'

    This may be an easy one to answer. I'm working with a set of drawings from a detailer in London and the units is set to Centimeters. Okay, that's cool, but I notice that when they get to the landing...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 27th Apr 2017 04:26 pm
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    28th Apr 2017 01:18 pm Go to last post
  2. Block Editor Changes View in Drawing

    After creating a new block in a file, the view in the drawing changes from where I was before creating the block to be zoomed into (0,0). I've seen this in multiple files on multiple computers at...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 26th Apr 2017 03:49 pm
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    26th Apr 2017 05:20 pm Go to last post
  3. drafting

    In autocad one can do plan, isometric view etc. but on paper how does one do such things?

    Started by wonderpriya‎, 25th Apr 2017 03:19 pm
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  4. complicated trim action

    Hello, I have this attached DWG and I need to trim everythins so that only the stuff in the grid box will remain. Not that there are some xrefs , and the sea is a hatch, not sure how to trim it. ...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 25th Apr 2017 08:53 am
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Apr 2017 04:28 am Go to last post
  5. Engineering Units vs Decimal

    I received a drawing from a surveyor in Engineering units. It dimensions correctly, however, I want to use decimal units. When I measure or draw anything 1 unit = 1 inch even though the drawing units...

    Started by madara‎, 24th Apr 2017 06:49 pm
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    25th Apr 2017 02:47 pm Go to last post
  6. xref linetypes autocad 2017

    Can someone assist as to why dashed linetypes in xref drawing attached in autocad 2013 shows as dashed but not shown dashed in autocad 2017

    Started by MCacic‎, 23rd Apr 2017 11:33 pm
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    25th Apr 2017 02:58 am Go to last post
  7. How to draw the shortest line between curved bodies

    I want to move the ellipse, or a curved spline to be tangent to the straight line, in this case. Is there a way? If i drew the shortest vertical line between them... How do i insert here an image?...

    Started by KarolR‎, 16th Apr 2017 04:36 pm
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    24th Apr 2017 02:03 pm Go to last post
  8. Arc tracing problem

    I am trying to trace a curved area of an inserted image,using the 3 point arc command. When I try to insert the 2nd point of the arc,a dotted line appears with an extension statement and a...

    Started by Ubrigens‎, 20th Apr 2017 08:15 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    24th Apr 2017 01:19 pm Go to last post
  9. AutoSNAP problems

    Hi, I'm getting back into CAD drawing. I've bought the following laptop: HP 255 G5 Laptop, AMD A6-7310 2GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6" LED (full HD), DVDRW, AMD, WIFI, Webcam, Bluetooth, Windows...

    Started by jim007‎, 13th Apr 2017 02:37 pm
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    23rd Apr 2017 01:01 pm Go to last post
  10. SDI=0 not working

    Hello, my SDI=0 but CAD keeps on opening DWGs in new CAD ... and i dont want this. I want multiple drawings being opened in the same CAD .... how can i force this, besides SDI?

    Started by cat3appr‎, 23rd Apr 2017 09:40 am
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Apr 2017 11:36 am Go to last post
  11. problem with drawing chesspieces in Autocad

    Dear members, hello! I have a problem with drawing chess pieces (that I make in workshop by hand) in Autocad. I am plannig to order some tools to speed up work, but manufacturer said he needs my...

    Started by george74‎, 20th Apr 2017 10:00 pm
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    22nd Apr 2017 06:05 pm Go to last post
  12. Recognize SHX Text

    OK, it's a start. it's too bad that the PDF import doesn't automatically do this. Also, unfortunately, it seems that PDF import interprets some bold fonts as solid fills, which are not...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 18th Apr 2017 04:04 pm
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  13. Selection - Highlights Upon Being Selected

    Hey everyone, I know that there is a way to turn on a setting when you select an object. For the life of me, I cannot remember where to do that. When I would select something it would highlight...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 4th Apr 2017 05:52 pm
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    19th Apr 2017 03:21 pm Go to last post
  14. Table with field

    Hi, I have a table. The text in the table is the field associated with the block. When I copy that table and then a block to another drawing the text filed come to be as ##. Could anyone...

    Started by nannz‎, 18th Apr 2017 04:28 am
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  15. zoom window within a view port doesn't get the snap?

    hello i have to fit the box in the viewport to the box in paper space, as per photo. of course they have the same size. Inside the viewport, i used zoom/window but no osnap came on... ( of course...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 12th Apr 2017 01:24 pm
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  16. rotate content in model space viewported in paper space

    Hello, I used to apply this procedure and it always worked, till now... i guess i'm missing something. Please see the screenshot, and this is the entire DWG...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 12th Apr 2017 12:22 pm
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  17. Dimensions Changing

    I've seen this posted before but none of the solutions worked for me. I dimension in paper space. I'll go out of a layout then back in and some of the dimensions, not all, are off and not just by a...

    Started by newcad‎, 12th Apr 2017 03:03 am
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Apr 2017 02:59 pm Go to last post
  18. invisible objects?

    Hello, A few times I come across this scenario, i have a drawing which is not centered because some misterious entities might be sitting somewhere... I've done all the purging, overkilling, etc......

    Started by cat3appr‎, 11th Apr 2017 12:10 pm
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  19. Annotative Text and Justification

    It seems if a justification of text is changed to annotative text with multiple scales assigned to the text only the active annotative text justification changes. Such as, I have an annotative text,...

    Started by Marc5‎, 2nd Feb 2011 02:58 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    11th Apr 2017 05:45 pm Go to last post
  20. leader style text format question

    I know it is possible to add a text mask to a leader text after it is drawn, but there doesn't seem to be any way to make that an automatic feature of the style, like you can with linear dimension...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 6th Apr 2017 06:57 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Apr 2017 11:41 am Go to last post
  21. Path for color change

    Hello all, Can someone here give me the path to change the background color of AutoCAD 2017? Right now my drawing space is set to black and I would prefer it to be white. I am accustomed to v...

    Started by gotchy‎, 3rd Apr 2017 09:36 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    5th Apr 2017 10:38 pm Go to last post
  22. Unhappy How to insert multiple fields in single drawing

    I have case to show 2 drawings in a single drawing where graphical data is same only changes in revision box, title box, and drawing number. Here condition is both drawings can’t be shown as separate...

    Started by naren‎, 5th Apr 2017 07:53 am
    multiple fields
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  23. Default unit - problem

    Drawing saved in autocad with units - meters When this drawing opened in autocad architecture, drawing units autoomatically changed to - inches How to solve this problem and How to fix drawing...

    Started by dgp123‎, 4th Apr 2017 03:43 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    4th Apr 2017 04:33 pm Go to last post
  24. Smile Match properties for selected object

    step : 1 In Command line select similar enter, select multi object step : 2 In Command line MATCH PROPERTIES enter, already selected object are deselected. PROBLEM: MATCH...

    Started by dgp123‎, 4th Apr 2017 03:23 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    4th Apr 2017 04:07 pm Go to last post
  25. Text Size - Annotative

    Hi All, I inherited some floor plans with names next to the desks. The names are varying in text size and rather than reduce the text individually I was wondering if there is a way I can make...

    Started by Franny‎, 4th Apr 2017 02:11 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Apr 2017 02:20 pm Go to last post

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