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  1. Why don't snapping commands work with polylines?

    When I type PL for polyline and then END or MID or PER they don't work, but they do for lines? Any way to change this? When I manually type in any of these snap commands my OSNAP settings turn off....

    Started by nrschmid‎, 28th Jun 2012 02:17 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    28th Jun 2012 04:05 pm Go to last post
  2. How do I draw a line that STARTS at a perpendicular angle to another line

    ??? Thanks-

    Started by nrschmid‎, 27th Jun 2012 04:56 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Jun 2012 01:43 pm Go to last post
  3. Compound curve solution

    How do I... How do I construct a sort of compound curve using Autocad? What I got is a circle or arc of about R=6. A node or endpoint about 5-6 units away from the center. I want a curve of...

    Started by Coosbaylumber‎, 22nd Apr 2009 03:23 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    28th Jun 2012 03:20 am Go to last post
  4. How do I change text edit to start at the end of a string of text?

    What I want to do is have text edit for single line text to start at the end of a string of text instead of high lighting the entire text. Is it possible to do this? Thanks

    Started by uuoo10levi‎, 26th Jun 2012 07:00 pm
    text edit
    • Replies: 4
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    26th Jun 2012 10:18 pm Go to last post
  5. Text Changes Font When Editing

    I click to edit the text on screen it will change it to another font. It's not doing this every time but pretty often. Anyone have any ideas?

    Started by uuoo10levi‎, 20th Jun 2012 05:30 pm
    changing, edit, font, text
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Jun 2012 08:19 pm Go to last post
  6. online screen menus

    hello something's changed in my autocad 2012 setup and I'm being asked to provide full written addesses within the system for files I want to "save as" under a different name, or insert as raster...

    Started by germinator‎, 26th Jun 2012 10:25 am
    • Replies: 8
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    26th Jun 2012 01:39 pm Go to last post
  7. Annotative Mtext Dissappearing in Model Space

    My annotative mtext is invisible in model space? Completely visible and correct when viewed from paperspace via a viewport, but nothing in model space. It is there! i can window select it in model...

    Started by SMP‎, 25th Jun 2012 07:31 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Jun 2012 03:46 am Go to last post
  8. Question what would be

    I don't know where to put this thread but please if can anyone try to help/draw me with the following situation: 1. yellow polylines -25mm diameter cable, the bending should be 150 in radius...

    Started by 19cruthik68‎, 24th Jun 2012 07:38 am
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Jun 2012 07:59 am Go to last post
  9. Cursor doesn't display in isometric view?

    When I switch from 2D top view to an isometric view my cursor disappears. This is a completely new drawing file so maybe something is not set right. Any suggestions are welcome.

    Started by trk97a‎, 22nd Jun 2012 08:43 pm
    cursor, isometric, view in model space
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Jun 2012 09:28 pm Go to last post
  10. Scaling Text field size without moving its position

    Hi I am trying to enlarge the text from an exported cad drawing from Dialux (lighting calculation software)...it has exported a field of values over a large area but the text is really small and...

    Started by Coobacca‎, 22nd Jun 2012 02:13 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Jun 2012 02:32 pm Go to last post
  11. Annotative text "mind of it's own"

    I have just encountered annotative text for the first time this week. We are editing files originating from outside our office. When layers containing AT are copied and pasted from "their" file...

    Started by sinnerboy‎, 22nd Jun 2012 01:17 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Jun 2012 02:19 pm Go to last post
  12. Custom Grid

    I'm often drawing to brick dimensions or block dimensions, and have my own grid that I drew, with alternating lines for the brick and the mortar joint . I xref it in when I'm drawing things to a...

    Started by Sarah_H‎, 21st Jun 2012 02:20 pm
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  13. Polyline thickness

    Hello, I have a polyline that I would like to have a thickness of 1. But I'd like the thickness to apply on one side of the line or the other. Not from the centre, thus allowing 0.5 on either side...

    Started by dfrle‎, 21st Jun 2012 01:33 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    21st Jun 2012 02:38 pm Go to last post
  14. MEP wire style problems

    I have attached a screen shot of the issue I am having with my wire styles in MEP. I am trying to use the ARC shape to wire up the lighting on this plan but it keeps making the weird jumps away from...

    Started by A&B‎, 18th Jun 2012 06:15 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Jun 2012 06:32 pm Go to last post
  15. Autocad 2013 dimtext position

    Just upgraded to Autocad 2013 and I've noticed that if you click a dimension then right click the "dimension text position" is missing. Also double clicking it to get to properties, under text...

    Started by barrowfordred‎, 28th May 2012 09:53 am
    • Replies: 6
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    20th Jun 2012 06:09 pm Go to last post
  16. Edit Dim Line in 2012?

    I recently started using v2012 after some time using 2006 2008. I frequently would use the ED command to add text to a dim line but it appears 2012 uses a different command for this. Any takers...

    Started by donaldo‎, 20th Jun 2012 11:44 am
    ed command in 2008
    • Replies: 6
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    20th Jun 2012 03:26 pm Go to last post
  17. Block Color Not Changing

    Hi, I have a block. All work inside the block is set to layer 0 and color properties are set to 'By Layer'. When I try to give the block a custom color in model space, e.g. 251, the block...

    Started by bitslapped‎, 20th Jun 2012 03:29 am
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Jun 2012 04:16 am Go to last post
  18. Adding a dynamic block to a pallette

    Hi all I am creating dynamic blocks but having a hard time adding them to a pallette correctly. In my block folders from which I create my pallettes all the blocks there are separate exploded...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 12th Jun 2012 10:21 am
    • Replies: 3
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    20th Jun 2012 02:02 am Go to last post
  19. DWG converted to PDF then PDF not printing to scale

    Hi I need help My client needs an a3 drawing I drew converted into a PDF so he can print the PDF off to the correct scale. I created the pdf in autocad 2012 to A3 size and a scale of 1:1. I...

    Started by lizziewales‎, 18th Jun 2012 08:47 pm
    autocad 2012, dwg to pdf conversion, print to scale
    • Replies: 9
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    19th Jun 2012 11:09 pm Go to last post
  20. Annotative Dimensions??

    how do i make it so when i select and annotative dimension, how do i make it so that i do not see it in several diffrent sizes.. I am new to annotative dimensioning, i was under the impression that...

    Started by michael256‎, 19th Jun 2012 07:41 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    19th Jun 2012 09:18 pm Go to last post
  21. Dual Dimensions & Text Offset

    Can't seem to figure this one out. I've exhausted all combinations of appearance/offset/fit/alignment in style properties. Does anyone know why this happens or how to fix it? It only happens...

    Started by ibnut‎, 18th Jun 2012 08:03 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    18th Jun 2012 11:25 pm Go to last post
  22. Displacement distance as @(7sin60)<75

    Is there any way to include a trig function in the displacment distance? @(7sin60)<75 does not work, but it is what I would like to do. I have to calculate it each time and type in something like...

    Started by GHutch‎, 26th Feb 2012 11:05 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    18th Jun 2012 07:55 am Go to last post
  23. Drawing annotative text unique rotation

    Hey, I have my annotation scales setup, I can move each scale individually but i cannot rotate individually, ie if I rotate one scale it does the same for rotation for every other scale :x how do...

    Started by funk‎, 18th Jun 2012 01:56 am
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Jun 2012 05:08 am Go to last post
  24. drawing leaders at 90 degrees

    How do i draw a leader with all 90 degree angles. When i'm drawing a leader with an arrow for example and select two points it makes an angle. Thanks

    Started by Jay Hatfield‎, 16th Jun 2012 03:53 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    17th Jun 2012 05:15 am Go to last post
  25. force a new dimension leader styles on the primery dwg

    Boys I would liketho know how it is done is there a command for that, lisp thanx

    Started by Qonfire‎, 16th Jun 2012 04:12 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,047
    16th Jun 2012 04:41 pm Go to last post

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