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  1. Icons not appearing in tool bars for leaders etc???

    The icons for my leaders that were transferred froma nother work colleagues computer only come up with a cloud with a question mark inside, any advice would be great on how to reference these

    Started by jungle1‎, 18th Aug 2014 12:25 am
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  2. Creating Electrical Enclosures layout with Excel

    I been trying to search on line how to create an excel spread sheet that allows to define the layout for electrical enclosures. I have been told that you can create a drawing in about 10 seconds...

    Started by cadmando2‎, 7th Aug 2014 05:34 pm
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  3. Floor Timber Planks Pattern Hatch

    Hi to all, Need urgently a floor timber planks pattern hatch. The timber need to be 1800 x 150 mm. Your help would be much helpful. Have written something like:

    Started by nicolas‎, 13th Aug 2014 08:28 am
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  4. Do not show some lines on new command line

    Hi! Is it possible to do not show lines in "new" command line like this: Or maybe is possible to add larger transparency to it?

    Started by Wojciech‎, 10th Aug 2014 03:02 pm
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    10th Aug 2014 09:01 pm Go to last post
  5. Draw shape, and have it automatically hatched

    Hi all, I was wondering if someone has a script that does the following: I want to be able to draw a column or wall in plan (rectangle, square or circular) and have the column or wall...

    Started by gazzalp‎, 10th Aug 2014 02:46 am
    • Replies: 3
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    10th Aug 2014 11:18 am Go to last post
  6. insert dwg/block using button

    I know this question is all over the net, but I cant seem to get the answer to work for me. I want to be able to insert a dwg file as a block using a menu button (therefore using macro script). For...

    Started by gazzalp‎, 10th Aug 2014 02:58 am
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Aug 2014 05:47 am Go to last post
  7. command aliases

    hi there guys. i was just messing around with my new express tools bar and changed the line command to be 1 instead o L for line, then i did the same thing for pline and input 11. after a while i got...

    Started by FERRF‎, 6th Aug 2014 09:16 pm
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    command aliases
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    7th Aug 2014 03:28 pm Go to last post
  8. Variable that stores the count of the last selection set?

    I'm just wondering if there is a way to return the number of objects in a selection set? For example, I hope to use Diesel to interpret an IF statement that takes a particular action if the...

    Started by YZ‎, 7th Aug 2014 12:35 am
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    7th Aug 2014 03:37 am Go to last post
  9. AutoCAD AutoCAD - Mass Convert DWG To DXF (Batch Convert DWG To DXF) (Mas DWG Convert)

    Hi Guys,:) I Wanted To Mass Convert Some DWGs To DXFs, So, I looked Around and found some commercial softwares and also some lisp routine, but they didn't workout as i expected so i made a...

    Started by kArThIcK hAcKeR‎, 3rd May 2014 11:18 am
    • Replies: 1
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    6th Aug 2014 07:44 am Go to last post
  10. Electrial Project Settings

    Is it possible when Activating a project in Autocad Electrical to run a customized script or macro? Specifically, it would be nice to set the "DefaultFormatForSave" variable to the proper customer...

    Started by pugpop‎, 30th May 2014 08:25 pm
    activat, electrical, macro, projects, script
    • Replies: 2
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    6th Aug 2014 07:37 am Go to last post
  11. Macro to automate filling in title Blocks

    Hi everyone, I am in a situation where I need to input an initial and a date into a "checked by/ approved by" column contained inside a title block, and there is over 300 drawings I need to do...

    Started by jrobdesign‎, 23rd Jul 2014 07:11 am
    • Replies: 9
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    6th Aug 2014 07:22 am Go to last post
  12. Plotting - Need AutoCAD to default to the same location as saved dwg file

    Hi all, I recently had a laptop die on me that had a setting set to dynamically allow me to save a PDF to the same location the drawing was in. So when I plotted to PDF (using Acroplot PDF...

    Started by mcleveger‎, 19th Jun 2014 03:28 pm
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    6th Aug 2014 06:16 am Go to last post
  13. diesel to select last caracter filename

    Hello i use diesel for attributte fields and in scripts. I use, %<\AcDiesel $(substr,$(upper,$(getvar,dwgname)),1,$(-,$(strlen,$(getvar,dwgname)),4))>% for getting the drawing name. Playing with...

    Started by pmxcad‎, 5th Aug 2014 01:22 pm
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    5th Aug 2014 10:53 pm Go to last post
  14. Help? Block Insertion Macro with scale / attribute manipulation...

    Long time lurker, first time poster. I've been working on this macro a bit lately off and on, and I just can't seem to get it right. I've run into some difficulty in the way the DIESEL interpreter...

    Started by Chris Thoms‎, 22nd Jul 2014 10:31 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    31st Jul 2014 04:55 pm Go to last post
  15. editting hotkeys

    Hi, I have just downloaded the new 2015 AutoCAD lt, and I like to edit two of my hotkeys but can't remember how to do it. That is change the actual hot keys Please can someone refresh my memory. ...

    Started by Karynlisa99‎, 23rd Jul 2014 06:35 am
    • Replies: 9
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    28th Jul 2014 06:09 am Go to last post
  16. Script for Drawing Multiple 3DPOLYS using Autocad Points ('PN)

    Hello, I am working on a tunnel alignment. I have to draw multiple closed 3d polylines from AutoCAD Points (which form the tunnel sections from the excavation). I use the 3POLY command and then...

    Started by gioxon‎, 3rd Jul 2014 12:34 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Jul 2014 12:20 am Go to last post
  17. Custom Linetype Looks Different in Different Drawings. WHY?

    I am working on a big project where I am making custom linetypes with text in them for all of our utility lines and I am running into something strange. I load the linetypes into different...

    Started by wsucad‎, 27th Jun 2014 05:38 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    1st Jul 2014 12:30 pm Go to last post
  18. Script to insert title block template

    Hi, Does anyone know if its possible to script create new layout from template? I have tried Layout template but this opens a dialog.

    Started by callvey‎, 26th Jun 2014 09:57 am
    title block templates
    • Replies: 4
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    26th Jun 2014 02:12 pm Go to last post
  19. LISP for Customized Linetype that can be Offset

    Good day! Can you please help me create a LISP for customizing a linetype that can be offset. I already have one but the linetype is for REVCLOUD only. Attached below are the details.

    Started by ROLANDO JR‎, 25th Jun 2014 12:39 pm
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  20. Having Trouble with a Macro

    I am trying to run the following macro to open a drawing file, then load and execute a LISP file. ^C^CFILEDIA;0;OPEN;"\\a_long_novell_path\MyDrawingFile.dwg";FILEDIA;1;(load...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 19th Jun 2014 01:50 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    26th Jun 2014 11:22 am Go to last post
  21. I am searching for , KTIMA.shx , ELTOPO.shx

    Hi I am searching for , KTIMA.shx , ELTOPO.shx Can anyone have them ? Thanks

    Started by prodromosm‎, 21st Jun 2014 09:26 am
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Jun 2014 03:07 pm Go to last post
  22. SCRIPT: SAVEAS with suffix

    I want to batch displace 150 DWG files and save them with the suffix _displace. Here is my script, I am stuck with the suffix part. Anyone can help? Also, am I choosing the right tools to batch...

    Started by raymarcher‎, 20th Jun 2014 09:43 am
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Jun 2014 01:43 am Go to last post
  23. Question Automating data extraction wizzard

    Hi there! I'm trying to automate the data extraction command/wizzard. My goal is to extract all my revision blocks on my drawing so I can make a drawing(sent-)list. That's no problem, but I don't...

    Started by Grenco‎, 1st Oct 2010 08:34 am
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    19th Jun 2014 12:50 pm Go to last post
  24. Dimensioning macros

    Hello, I have a several long objects I will have to dimension around 18 feet, with several groups of holes, several feet apart, the holes are in close groups, generally 3 groups of holes that land in...

    Started by zaphod‎, 13th Jun 2014 04:00 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    17th Jun 2014 02:03 pm Go to last post
  25. Multiple layers

    I have all the working data to be able to draw all the lines with all coordinates in excel, now if i was to put all the data in one column and have a command placed before each data section and be...

    Started by ROBP‎, 16th Jun 2014 08:19 pm
    • Replies: 0
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