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  1. scaling problem

    i am using autocad2012.I need to draw in architectural units......and the drawing includes dimensions as large as 100 feet ...so i changed the scale to 10 in dimstyle....The problem is that it shows...

    Started by newlearnerautocad‎, 4th Jun 2012 12:32 pm
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    5th Jun 2012 02:11 pm Go to last post
  2. Polyline Arc - move arc to other side

    I'm making a polyline arc and would like the arc to go the other way. What button do I press to make that happen? I stumbled upon it one day, but have forgotten the button. Anyone know?

    Started by bachrock‎, 1st Jun 2012 11:17 pm
    arc, button, direction, polyline, shortcut
    • Replies: 6
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    5th Jun 2012 05:26 am Go to last post
  3. Dynamic Input??

    A while ago my dynamic input method went from aligned to some sort of midpoint angled method. Not even really sure. Does anyone know what this is / how to change the input method? Thanks

    Started by pjmac‎, 4th Jun 2012 04:15 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    4th Jun 2012 05:07 pm Go to last post
  4. Unhappy Custom Layout scales not working

    Greetings everyone. I am using AutoCAD 2011. I want to add a few new scales in layout. The new scales are: 4"=1'-0" up to 5-3/4"=1'-0" in 1/4" increments. Unfortunately when I add the scales in...

    Started by JamFam‎, 2nd Jun 2012 05:55 am
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd Jun 2012 12:18 am Go to last post
  5. Safe Linetypes Download?

    Hello Fellow Forum-persons! Does any one out there in Forumland know of a safe site to download AutoCAD linetypes from? - Thanks, Dave

    Started by David Devitt‎, 1st Jun 2012 11:39 pm
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    2nd Jun 2012 06:51 pm Go to last post
  6. Change layer from command line

    To all, I am new here. I am excited about the opportunity to learn more about ways to run my AutoCAD. I am not new to AutoCAD I just haven't used it as much in past years and haven't explored new...

    Started by EspElement‎, 31st May 2012 01:39 pm
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    change, layer
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    1st Jun 2012 05:29 pm Go to last post
  7. Arcs and Mirroring

    The arcs in the object i have drawn gets converted to lines when i mirror the object. Any ideas ??

    Started by wotsinthename‎, 31st May 2012 08:44 am
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    31st May 2012 09:55 am Go to last post
  8. Unhappy Terrible Hatch pattern issues!

    :? Hi, I need to create a hatch pattern for a flooring tile that we have currently starting using and I am having real issues getting it to work!:x! The pattern is meant to be tiles set in a brick...

    Started by Elisabeth83‎, 29th May 2012 04:35 pm
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    • Replies: 25
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    31st May 2012 09:13 am Go to last post
  9. Urgent scale problems

    Hi Im new to this so i hope im in the right place. Ive been an auto-cad user for over a year but am still having the same problems, i wonder if anyone can help. I have drawn a number of...

    Started by ara09lf‎, 30th May 2012 08:04 am
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    30th May 2012 12:23 pm Go to last post
  10. Dimension scale model view to paper view

    When I have placed dimensions in model space with a text height of 2.5 now do I get them to a readable size in paper space

    Started by davefromfife‎, 19th Apr 2012 07:28 pm
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    30th May 2012 10:58 am Go to last post
  11. Unhappy Hatching to gradient

    We have some VIPs coming to see our new waste treatment facility. I was asked to make a pretty picture for them. So I started to hactch our site plan. Roads with gravel, grass, solid for tanks. They...

    Started by redbeardcad‎, 25th May 2012 04:35 pm
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    29th May 2012 06:18 pm Go to last post
  12. Angry isometric dimensioning

    I need a little help. For the first time in several years I need to dimension an isometric piping drawing. How do I set the dimension style to correctly align the dimension and the text and then how...

    Started by g1pix‎, 28th May 2012 02:17 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    29th May 2012 01:42 pm Go to last post
  13. Changing a Scaled Drawing to from 1:100 to 1:1

    Hi, I am pretty new to AutoCAD. I have a drawing which I need to copy & paste into a new CAD document. It is a base build drawing that has been scaled 1:100 within the model space. I am trying to...

    Started by Funkgonefooey‎, 28th May 2012 11:58 am
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    28th May 2012 05:36 pm Go to last post
  14. Hide lines partially

    Hi there, I am using acad2010, with medium experties. I want to hide some part of lines so as to indicate the part is behind some object. I dont want to break the line as I need to creat separate...

    Started by nddongre‎, 25th May 2012 07:16 am
    • Replies: 3
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    28th May 2012 08:49 am Go to last post
  15. Text Override

    In the Properties Pallete using a dimension I'd like to text override it with text on the top and bottom. Like say I've got an opening of 36 inches, I'd like the dimensions to read: ...

    Started by bbankston‎, 29th Nov 2010 02:47 pm
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    28th May 2012 08:41 am Go to last post
  16. Question Custom linetype with text display problem

    Hello community! My love for this forum keeps growing, so here I am again. Today's issue... I made a custom line type called EX (for existing pipes) which looks a little bit like this: - - -...

    Started by freek‎, 18th Feb 2011 05:17 pm
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    linetype, orientation
    • Replies: 10
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    25th May 2012 02:05 pm Go to last post
  17. Embarrassed Calculations to create Macro button in Excel for 2 conditional scenarios

    After starting my previous thread "What formula will work to acieve this result" I decided to post this new thread because I have changed my mind and will now be using the external Excel file that...

    Started by colors‎, 23rd May 2012 05:52 am
    conditional formats, excel macro button
    • Replies: 4
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    24th May 2012 11:14 pm Go to last post
  18. File size growing

    In Acad 2006 2D, what could cause a file that's been around 1.3MB to increase to 2.5mB and now to 9.3Mb, in 2 days as I work on it? It already has many large Blocks but I haven't increased their...

    Started by fostertom‎, 21st May 2012 08:05 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    22nd May 2012 07:10 pm Go to last post
  19. Quick way to measure a right angle described by two points?

    Hi, I am doing takeoffs from a CAD drawing. Without getting too deep into it, I have one origin point, and then I have 200 or so points around the origin. I'm trying to find the fastest way to get...

    Started by bheilig‎, 21st May 2012 09:55 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd May 2012 01:55 am Go to last post
  20. Scaling

    Hello all, I'm working on a drawing of a jobsite. The jobsite has multiple buildings surrounded by water wells. Each well has a unique ID, ie MW-7. In model space everything is drawn at a 1:1...

    Started by SIESCAD‎, 21st May 2012 05:37 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    21st May 2012 07:32 pm Go to last post
  21. Question Using block's x-coordinate to get station

    I currently have my elevation view set up so that the x-coordinates correspond to the stationing along my structure and the y-coordinate corresponds to the elevations. I have a block that will insert...

    Started by rjohnson42‎, 21st May 2012 03:39 pm
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    21st May 2012 05:39 pm Go to last post
  22. Pasting Multiple Annotations in Cad from Text/Excel

    I'm sure there is a simple way to do this, but it's just not working for me. I'm trying to paste in things like "N.G.", "Top of Bank", "Edge of Water" all at certain points to annotate the...

    Started by francois28‎, 21st May 2012 02:59 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    21st May 2012 03:23 pm Go to last post
  23. Question IBR Sheeting linestyle

    Hi there, Does anyone have a linestyle that looks like IBR Sheeting?

    Started by Hannah-Marie‎, 19th Apr 2010 09:07 pm
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    21st May 2012 04:19 am Go to last post
  24. gun dimensions?

    I want to improve 2d drafting in autocad.I wanna draw a gun I have no dimensions about gun.if you have dimensions for gun,pistol etc.

    Started by buraqgo‎, 19th May 2012 07:39 pm
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    19th May 2012 11:11 pm Go to last post
  25. Drawing Flip dimension measurement?

    How do we flip the dimension numbers from one side of the line to another? My dimension always appears on the left hand side for a vertical line and on the top for horizontal line... Can I make...

    Started by D1-Xen‎, 19th May 2012 01:58 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    19th May 2012 05:16 pm Go to last post

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