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Forum: The CUI, Hatches, Linetypes, Scripts & Macros

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  1. commands in scripts behave different

    hi im trying to create a button in the tool palatte to excute a script to freez all selected objects ^C^C-layer lo when typing its ok but as a script it doesnt excute the order. any...

    Started by samifox‎, Today 07:36 am
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  2. Script For Printing

    What we have is a directory full of drawings some are model some are layout. Right now I can open and run a script depending which space the drawing is. What we are looking for is having a script...

    Started by DennisK2579‎, 20th May 2016 03:21 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday 02:07 pm Go to last post
  3. Custom CUIx file does not auto-load

    I just installed 2017 Mechanical, but I'm using a copy of the Vanilla Profile. I migrated all of my stuff from 2016 and all seems ok except my custom Ribbon Tabs are missing. I can manually load my...

    Started by tmalinski‎, 16th May 2016 07:52 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    19th May 2016 01:47 pm Go to last post
  4. Adjusting Palette Rollout/up Times for ACAD2012 or Later

    I'm looking to adjust the delay for both opening and closing of palettes when hovering over with the cursor. I'd like to have it respond instantly in both cases. Using AutoCAD2012 and later. I...

    Started by xr309‎, 4th May 2016 06:08 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  5. Assign Keyboard Shortcut for Custom Command

    Ok, I'll try to make this as short and sweet as possible. I have a mouse that has a few extra buttons that I always assign to my most used commands (Copy, Move, Match Prop, and a Custom INCARRAY...

    Started by resullins‎, 4th May 2016 04:06 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    4th May 2016 04:49 pm Go to last post
  6. Macro for delete duplicate lines

    How do I create a macro that would wipe duplicate lines. I work in AutoCadMap 2015. ^C^C^P(command "mapclean" ............

    Started by jevrem1‎, 27th Apr 2016 02:39 am
    • Replies: 4
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    27th Apr 2016 03:30 am Go to last post
  7. AutoCAD Legend with linetypes - In Paperspace (Title Block)

    I have been asked to create a legend in paper space (in the title block). How do I get the linetypes to show up? Currently they come in as solid lines. I have tried many avenues to no success.

    Started by charsk‎, 26th Apr 2016 03:14 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Apr 2016 03:57 pm Go to last post
  8. CUI double click actions object filter

    I had a quick question on adding in a double click action for 3D labels (ie general segment labels, pipe network labels, surface labels, etc.) I know how to add in the double click action for each...

    Started by broncos15‎, 22nd Apr 2016 03:57 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Apr 2016 03:15 pm Go to last post
  9. field text in a linetype

    Hi All, i'm trying to make a new linetype with text, but i want the text to have a field that displays the length of the line. Does anyone know how to do this? Or if it's possible? Any help would be...

    Started by battman‎, 21st Apr 2016 06:58 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    25th Apr 2016 11:52 pm Go to last post
  10. Customizing PAN command in AutoCAD

    Hello, How can I change the way I pan through AutoCAD? I don't want to press down on the scroll button anymore, can I customize the way I activate PAN other than typing the command/pressing down...

    Started by StArchitect‎, 25th Apr 2016 02:46 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 285
    25th Apr 2016 09:53 pm Go to last post
  11. Cad and Excel

    Hi, I am looking for some info\tutorials on how I would create a dxf from data in an excel spreadsheet? I have a spreadsheet that calculates data for steel portal frames, within the spreadsheet...

    Started by ddoc‎, 13th Sep 2015 04:45 pm
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  12. Diesel loop - Smooth Exit

    Hi all. I created a loop, i am using the if statement to test against a preset variable. The point is when i reach my last time around the loop, it always seems to carry out the last command one more...

    Started by CadCornerMan‎, 11th Apr 2016 03:20 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    12th Apr 2016 12:15 pm Go to last post
  13. Acad 2013 customized cui file copied into acad 2016

    I AM USING AUTOCAD 2013 AND I HAVE CUSTOMIZED MY MAIN "ACAD.CUI" FILE EXTENSIVELY. MY FRIEND USES ACAD 2016. CAN I COPY AND REPLACE HIS "ACAD.CUI" FILE WITH MINE SO HE CAN ALSO BENEFIT FROM MY...

    Started by NIEKO‎, 6th Apr 2016 02:22 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Apr 2016 07:56 am Go to last post
  14. Repeating a macro problem.

    Hello I want, for example, to use a macro that ask for a radium and then let me make as many circles as I want with that radium. I can do both in separated macros, but I want to do it in one...

    Started by rohgahh‎, 29th Mar 2016 05:24 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    31st Mar 2016 01:21 am Go to last post
  15. read txt file via DIESEL

    I need to create a simple txt file with path addresses , For example, I have few dwg databases for blocks, I want to be able to place a button in the tool palette to open that dwg at any time, I...

    Started by samifox‎, 28th Mar 2016 07:35 am
    • Replies: 4
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    29th Mar 2016 02:34 am Go to last post
  16. Instead of "ESC" Buttion!

    How if I want to create a keyboard shortcut instead of "ESC" button ? Not just only for ^C/^C^C/(command) of a cancel function but in order for also all aborting any procceding is running in...

    Started by Deby Ferdian‎, 24th Mar 2016 06:18 am
    • Replies: 9
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    25th Mar 2016 01:34 pm Go to last post
  17. Changing my icons in toolbars

    I finally decided to update my custom icons used in some toolbar menus, but I can not get the icons to actually change. The only way to get them to change was to rename them in my menu and use a...

    Started by BIGAL‎, 22nd Mar 2016 10:51 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Mar 2016 10:29 pm Go to last post
  18. The Mighty Ribbon NOT

    When I click on an object to see what layer it is on and quickly change it AutoCAD 2016 selects a different ribbon tab depending on what type of object I have selected rendering it unusable. I do not...

    Started by deano33‎, 3rd Mar 2016 03:12 pm
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  19. Ribbon 'Layout' tab vanished (AutoCAD 2016)

    Hi, My Layout tab in the ribbon has vanished and I have no idea how to reinstate it. Firstly, I noticed that it used to reside at the far right of the tabs, next to 'Extras', so I dragged it to...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 16th Mar 2016 11:52 am
    layout tab, ribbon
    • Replies: 5
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    16th Mar 2016 07:59 pm Go to last post
  20. pneumatice linetype

    Been a long time since I have been here, and am looking for the pnematic linetype for ACAD. Running ACAD2012 Mechanical just need the code to slip into the .lin file for pneumatic lines. It's...

    Started by Ryder76‎, 7th May 2013 03:39 pm
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    12th Mar 2016 06:59 am Go to last post
  21. Clean Screen

    hi After 6 years of dally AutoCAD work I want to move on to Clean Screen mode, I was thinking of the fastest way to Stretch/Rotate/Move objects on the go is double/triple clicking on a...

    Started by samifox‎, 1st Mar 2016 12:07 pm
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    9th Mar 2016 04:41 pm Go to last post
  22. Autocad PDF plotting script

    Hi there, I am having trouble with my script when used for pdfing my drawings. My A1 titleblock boarders are usually 841x594mm with a offset of 10mm However when I use my script to plot I only...

    Started by Stevery‎, 25th Feb 2016 01:15 pm
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    7th Mar 2016 12:41 am Go to last post
  23. Auto hatch after closing a polyline

    Hi, Is is possible to hatch a box automatically when using PL. I want to be able to trace around an object and soon as I close the PL it will hatch. all help appreciated,

    Started by keiths‎, 18th May 2015 01:55 am
    • Replies: 7
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    5th Mar 2016 12:52 am Go to last post
  24. AutoCAD Ribbon

    A little birdy told me that AutoCAD is going to do away with the classic view. If this is true I have a few questions. 1. Is there a way/site/email that we can go to so that it can stay. I...

    Started by addesigns‎, 3rd Mar 2016 07:30 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd Mar 2016 08:52 pm Go to last post
  25. loading into empty tool palette doesn't work

    Good morning, I've created quite a number of tool palettes, including nine palette groups, and everything has been working great. Now, of a sudden, I can't drag and drop any type of entity into...

    Started by Cadman1957‎, 29th Feb 2016 01:46 pm
    block, civil 3d 2013, empty, load, tool palette
    • Replies: 6
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    1st Mar 2016 02:35 pm Go to last post

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