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

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  1. How to bring commands from CUI into Autocad Ribbons Autocad 2016

    I used to be able to click and drag the commands from CUI and put them in the ribbons or on the side of the model space, but it won't let me in AutoCAD 2016. In this case I want to bring "Circle,...

    Started by Sengna‎, 6th Feb 2016 01:55 am
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  2. change 3 decimal to 2

    Is there anyway I can change the display numbers which is blocks to change 3 decimal to 2 Thanks

    Started by sanjeeve‎, 2nd Feb 2016 10:25 pm
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  3. script problems

    I am new to script writing and am trying to make one that will replace the title block in a couple hundred files. I have all files and dwgs in a folder named bctest on my c: drive(c:\bctest). I'll...

    Started by Phil Shanks‎, 26th Jan 2016 01:36 am
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  4. Angry Yet Another Bad Linetype Definition Thread

    Why? because all the other threads I've checked did not solve the problem. The problem is, if I go to LINETYPE => Load, I get the following error: Bad definition of FENCELINE1 at line 119 of...

    Started by dal-designs‎, 8th Oct 2014 05:24 pm
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  5. Custom Line Type Error!

    Dear all; I have created a custom line type of Road marking 2m line & space 6m, again 2m line & space 6m as shown in image but it is not in scale at the beginning & end portion when i STRETCH as...

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 1st Feb 2016 07:44 am
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    2nd Feb 2016 12:13 pm Go to last post
  6. Moved: Script for renaming Ordnnce Survey layers

    Started by Daid Keohane‎, 2nd Feb 2016 11:51 am
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  7. Changing Commands in a Script

    Hi, this is in relation to my other post. I note that when creating a script to draw lines and circles, my script starts off drawing the lines I then have a space and on a new line the circles are...

    Started by ddoc‎, 8th Jan 2016 03:21 pm
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  8. Edit "AcVar CustomDP" from command line?

    I've had a good look but before I give up, does anyone know of a way to edit a Custom Document Property from the command line? (The Custom Document Properties are variables shown in the DWGPROPS...

    Started by YZ‎, 14th Jan 2016 05:46 am
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Jan 2016 05:49 am Go to last post
  9. Smile create batch file to run script ?

    hi all, how can I create batch file to open AutoCAD and run script ? thanks for help

    Started by mostafa badran‎, 9th Nov 2013 01:05 pm
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  10. Edit the text of a text object using a macro/diesel

    I have a lot of objects with similar properties, for example they always have this format and number of characters: "P02 12x34" I've managed to edit a lisp file so that it would edit the text...

    Started by CesarA‎, 8th Jan 2016 12:50 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Jan 2016 02:44 pm Go to last post
  11. Button Help image

    How does ACAD get the extended help file with an image when you hover over a button? For example, if you have the Solids tab on the ribbon, and hover over SLICE. It gives you the quick description...

    Started by jmerch‎, 14th Dec 2011 05:32 am
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    6th Jan 2016 06:55 pm Go to last post
  12. Default image menu problem

    image menu problem I tried to import a menu from autocad v14 into autocad architectural 2011 when I open some details from the pull-down menus, some parts work like Loda- 1...

    Started by samkol‎, 5th Oct 2015 03:04 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Jan 2016 06:40 pm Go to last post
  13. Insert Part Number Block

    I have a block the I insert called tag, it has an editable text attribute in it that I would like to fill out with keyboard input. I have used this macro for years but for some reason it acts...

    Started by briankstan‎, 17th Dec 2015 03:29 pm
    • Replies: 3
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  14. Script to move dwg file to a directory

    Hello, I have scripts to rename a drawing filename from xxxx-A.dwg to xxxx-B.dwg and to -C, -D and so on. What i like to achive is to move the old version to the map "HISTORY" in de drawing map and...

    Started by pmxcad‎, 21st Dec 2015 09:20 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    30th Dec 2015 07:41 pm Go to last post
  15. Angry Problem with this marco

    I have a custom dimension toolbar. I'm using this macro ^P^C^C(chklyr_desc "_gen_Dimn" "125" "continuous" "Dimensions" "p");_dimassoc;2;_dimlinear;'graphscr;\\\_-layer;s;!cl;; It works fine, but...

    Started by jonathann3891‎, 10th Dec 2015 04:56 pm
    • Replies: 8
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  16. 'spacetrans works until I put more commands after it

    Any ideas why this works: SetEnv;TextUnderLine;'spacetrans;0.776;but this doesn't: SetEnv;TextUnderLine;'spacetrans;0.776;UCS;Object;Last; It works perfectly when it is the last command in a...

    Started by YZ‎, 26th Nov 2015 08:19 am
    • Replies: 7
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    15th Dec 2015 06:56 am Go to last post
  17. Script file for multiple drawings

    Hi there. First post. I'm working on a huge plant upgrade project and very soon we will start to generate 3000+ drawings. I have created a drawing template and this is composed of multiple...

    Started by kurlytoenail‎, 8th Dec 2015 11:03 am
    • Replies: 6
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  18. Unique CUIs?

    I'm currently working on redevoloping our companies CAD standards and part of this is the CUIs. My question to everyone is what kind of Unique CUIs do you or your comapny use? Any comments on type...

    Started by HydroGuy‎, 21st Oct 2010 12:20 pm
    • Replies: 5
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  19. Right click menu

    Hello guys. I know some Guru may have the answer!! I want to recreate the functionality of the right click context menus and instead of me "right clicking" i want to shift + right click. If...

    Started by monk‎, 21st Sep 2010 10:15 am
    • Replies: 1
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  20. Hatch patterns are the bane of my existence! where are the thumbnails

    I have gone through every hatch pattern I have and corrected all of them! Unfortunately that seems to be only half the battle. I am trying to put the hatch patterns that I use most on a pallet so I...

    Started by squareknees‎, 3rd Dec 2015 02:39 pm
    • Replies: 2
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  21. Hatch patterns

    I continue to get errors in my hatch patterns that I have found on the internet. I have one where the error said missing parameter in line 2 now it says missing parameter in line 3. other then...

    Started by squareknees‎, 30th Nov 2015 09:32 pm
    hatch pattern issues
    • Replies: 9
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  22. Custom Linetypes

    Can anyone confirm that i can't create a new linetype with text in autocad lt 2014 .. For example i need it to look like ---OHL--- It keeps saying invalid number or bad continuation, i...

    Started by buttonbutton‎, 1st Dec 2015 11:04 am
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  23. HELP: How to continue a different command in a Macro script after user selection

    I use this macro script to run a series of commands The commands are:- 1) Zoom to a view location (run from a script) 2) Move objects to a fix distance (through a LISP) base on user selection ...

    Started by vernonlee‎, 13th Nov 2015 06:54 am
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  24. Add multiline text with Attedit

    Hi I have a template and there are 3 blocks with text 1000, 1001, 1002 With a script, I can change them with attedit to the numbers I want. However, one off them i need to change to: To...

    Started by rohgahh‎, 24th Nov 2015 04:05 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    26th Nov 2015 11:42 am Go to last post
  25. A non lisp way to populate a table with contents of text objects?

    I'm prototyping a faster way to tabulate window heights on survey diagrams. We measure tops and bottoms of windows, but then show them in plan view. Our drafties currently type the heights into...

    Started by YZ‎, 24th Nov 2015 07:34 am
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 382
    26th Nov 2015 09:30 am Go to last post

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