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Troublesome text, units & scales, object snaps, dimensions, annotation, linetypes, toolbars, geometry, measurement...? Help is at hand.

  1. Help with table problems??? Drawing attached

    I am working in this table that someone else created. The text in the first column on the second half of the split table keeps reverting to a smaller text size and a different alignment within the...

    Started by Jon McElwain‎, 15th Dec 2011 07:17 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    20th Jul 2012 04:34 pm Go to last post
  2. Weird Dimensions.....

    I have a drawing from an outside source which was not drawn to scale, and dimensioned in MS.. When trying to scale the drawing to 1:1, the dimensions lose their contents. When looking at the...

    Started by JPlanera‎, 19th Jul 2012 02:31 pm
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    20th Jul 2012 02:51 pm Go to last post
  3. I have some Problems in offset this type of Line

    Hi there!! How are u??? So, i´m a sugar cane grower, I am planting with John deere Gps - AMS, export the rows that are in shape for 3d Cad Map, when I attempt to offset these lines, the...

    Started by nargothrond‎, 17th Jul 2012 01:10 pm
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    19th Jul 2012 07:45 pm Go to last post
  4. Dynamic Block help

    I am attempting to keep the cable line of the crane always tangent to the circle at the top of the crane. The length of the crane (including the circle at the top) is being polar stretched but i am...

    Started by ahguter‎, 18th Jul 2012 02:48 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    19th Jul 2012 08:36 am Go to last post
  5. Layer Color Problems

    I can't figure out what is going on with Cad. For whatever reason cad won't let change layer colors once there are lines on it. You change the color and when you close the layer dialog box and layer...

    Started by JasonMartinSimplex‎, 29th Jun 2011 09:30 pm
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    • Replies: 14
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    18th Jul 2012 05:40 pm Go to last post
  6. Snap not working after draing Polyline........

    After I drawn a Polyline or rectangle, I wasn’t able to Snap the Object. So measuring was a hard thing to do. I found a solution to this bug: Disable the Linetype Generation. After that snapping...

    Started by Proctor‎, 17th Jul 2012 05:02 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Jul 2012 04:02 pm Go to last post
  7. problem with "explode" command

    I'm using Autocad 2012 and the explode command doesnt seem to work on anything - texts, polylines, hatches, rectangulars, etc. Can anyone help me fix this problem? Thanks in advance :)

    Started by SacredFire‎, 17th Jul 2012 01:08 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    18th Jul 2012 02:01 pm Go to last post
  8. what is the problem of this drawing

    Vertical text properties shows rotation 90 Horizontal text shows rotation 0 Horizon lines angles shows 90 or 270

    Started by wimal‎, 18th Jul 2012 10:26 am
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Jul 2012 11:09 am Go to last post
  9. Hatching and draw order

    So I'm having an issue with draw order... I have a base with a solid screened hatch that is xrefed into a sheet file in model space. I have text, reference bubbles, dimensions, etc in paper space....

    Started by nnutting‎, 17th Jul 2012 09:38 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,695
    18th Jul 2012 06:04 am Go to last post
  10. Changing Font of Multiple MText

    Is there a way to change multiple MTexts at once to a certain font? I don't have the full version, only AutoCAD LT 2013 so unfortunately I don't have the fancy express tools or lisps. I have at...

    Started by acad2012‎, 17th Jul 2012 03:31 pm
    font, mtext
    • Replies: 4
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    17th Jul 2012 05:17 pm Go to last post
  11. Question Numbering

    Probably a really thing and a bit of a dumb question, but I am labelling lots of cabinets on a floorplan and obviously want them numbered differently. Is there a quick way to just click each...

    Started by Pmoran‎, 16th Jul 2012 05:19 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    17th Jul 2012 11:13 am Go to last post
  12. Zoom Extent

    Hi! I have a weird problem..haha, I draw my plan using mm as unit (i.e. 1000 units for 1 meter at actual), but then I decided to make my unit in meters, so 1 meter in actual is 1.00 on CAD, so I...

    Started by jbctln‎, 16th Jul 2012 05:36 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Jul 2012 12:48 am Go to last post
  13. Editable Attribute Definitions in Dynamic blocks w/ multiple visibility states

    Hey everyone! First time poster, long time user. I run Autocad 2010LT at work, where I do fire alarm drawings. I've been trying to create a dynamic block (sort of a one stop-shop) for my wiring...

    Started by Farrit‎, 16th Jul 2012 08:54 pm
    attribute definition, autocad 2010 lt, dynamic block, visibility states
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Jul 2012 10:39 pm Go to last post
  14. Create 3 dash line

    What would be the easiest way to create a 3-dash line for a drawing? I have a user with a need for a 3-dash line. Like a phantom line but with 3 dashes. I know how to edit the pen-up,...

    Started by Blam‎, 16th Jul 2012 06:07 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    16th Jul 2012 09:27 pm Go to last post
  15. Wink Trim Command Issue

    Hi all, Ok when i use the TRIM command i am having what appears to be a random issue. Once my cutting lines (lines are parallel and lines to be cut are in between cutting lines) are selected i...

    Started by junkie_ball‎, 16th Jul 2012 12:32 pm
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    16th Jul 2012 05:30 pm Go to last post
  16. Shrinking Annotative Text.

    Hey there forum. I seem to be having an issue with some mtext with a a particular annotation scale set. everytime i open this .dwg all my 1:5000 mtext paper defined widths are shrinking. I...

    Started by SMP‎, 13th Jul 2012 03:24 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Jul 2012 04:07 pm Go to last post
  17. x's that look like (but do not act like) nodes all over drawing

    I recently had to re-format the cpu and re-install acad. I'm working with XP Pro and acad 2006 and am now having the "fun" of trying to get acad back to the settings I am used to. Everytime I...

    Started by Speny‎, 15th Jul 2012 08:59 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    16th Jul 2012 02:16 pm Go to last post
  18. Scale Factors - Imperial and Metric

    For those of you struggling with viewport scale factors this list might prove beneficial. Scale Factors – AutoCAD model space drawing using a paper space viewport. Imperial...

    Started by ReMark‎, 13th Jul 2012 01:03 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Jul 2012 02:16 am Go to last post
  19. Custom linetype issue

    Hi, i have created a custom linetype for the flexible duct when my colleague open the drawings the .shx are missing. So i need to send them the .shx. Any other way?

    Started by rengised‎, 13th Jul 2012 07:31 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Jul 2012 07:45 pm Go to last post
  20. Block Text Problem when converting from Paper Space .dwg to .pdf

    I don't know if there's anyway to fix this. But I created a legend in the Block Editor which obviously requires text. I inputted the block into paper space because it's easier to input it into paper...

    Started by icemate09‎, 13th Jul 2012 03:59 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    13th Jul 2012 07:00 pm Go to last post
  21. Exclamation Paper space not the right scale

    Hi there, I set up my paper space to A1 size so i have plenty of room to dimention. However, if i measure what AutoCAD has set up as 'A1' then it is 3.2cm x 2.2cm, the atual size of A1 paper is...

    Started by potnoodle‎, 13th Jul 2012 08:24 am
    paper sapce, printing, scale
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Jul 2012 06:01 pm Go to last post
  22. annotation issues

    Hello, I have a drawing where I am trying to use the scale 1:20. It was previously architectural scaled. When I input this information in my custom scale list it accepts it no issues. When I...

    Started by rark‎, 12th Jul 2012 02:56 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Jul 2012 06:03 am Go to last post
  23. Dynamic Input problem

    Hi, I work with dynamic input disabled but whenever I use measurement tools like distance or measure etc. they seem to 'return' only while the command is in use. It seems that they have their own...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 12th Jul 2012 12:53 pm
    dynamic, dynamic input, input, inquiry, measurement tools
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Jul 2012 06:06 pm Go to last post
  24. Potentially Stupid Scaling Question

    I'm pretty new to AutoCAD, I've been self-teaching myself for about a month so that I can do some floor plan drawings for a company I work for. I've been drawing in 1:1 scale in model space, but...

    Started by icemate09‎, 11th Jul 2012 09:27 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    12th Jul 2012 03:51 pm Go to last post
  25. AutoCAD "Classic" View

    This may of been asked on here before but I can't seem to find the answer. A couple of weeks ago we had a trainer in at work to show us the differances between AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD 2012 (...

    Started by Lee Howe‎, 25th Mar 2012 06:35 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    12th Jul 2012 01:36 pm Go to last post

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