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

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  1. HELP: LISP to delete all text, mte & leaders (including within blocks & nested block)

    I came across LISP routine to remove dimension & hatches but not text & leader lines. Anyone with such a routine to delete all text & leaders (including within blocks & nested block) Thanks

    Started by vernonlee‎, Yesterday 02:16 pm
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  2. HELP: Macro script or lisp to draw a cross in paper space at 0,0 in a single command

    Looking for a macro or lisp that can do the following in a single command:- 1. draw a cross (using defpoint layer but colour change to Green) - in paper-space environment - length of the cross...

    Started by vernonlee‎, Yesterday 06:30 am
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 01:38 pm Go to last post
  3. HELP: What is the command for plot preview using -plot command?

    I am using macro for -plot ^C^C-plot;Y;;DWG To PDF.pc3;ISO full bleed A0 (841.00 x 1189.00 MM);m;Landscape;N;L;1=1;0.00,0.00;Y;SIACAD_rev Hardcopy.ctb;Y;N;N;N;;Y;;^C^C_close; What is the...

    Started by vernonlee‎, 26th Nov 2014 04:25 am
    • Replies: 4
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    Yesterday 06:06 am Go to last post
  4. Change Text Justification, Keep Same Anchor Point

    I use JUSTIFYTEXT command every day, and I love it. It allows to change the grip point but keep the text where it is. But I have come across one occasion where I want to change the justification...

    Started by YZ‎, 2nd Sep 2014 09:32 am
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    • Replies: 22
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    26th Nov 2014 11:05 am Go to last post
  5. put format n ribbon

    hello, i went to cui and format is not on my ribbon. i need to edit points a lot. everyone else has format shown except for me. I do know about pdmode any help is appreciated tnx

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 25th Nov 2014 10:15 pm
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  6. Moved: HELP: Macro script that can isolate a set of predefined layers base on their names.

    Can a kind soul come up with a macro script that can isolate a set of predefined layers base on their names. Thanks

    Started by vernonlee‎, 25th Nov 2014 01:42 pm
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    25th Nov 2014 09:07 am Go to last post
  7. Moved: moving object along a specific path

    Started by artuiel‎, 20th Nov 2014 07:52 am
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    25th Nov 2014 02:47 am Go to last post
  8. Help Creating a Macro for Wiring Schematics

    I'd like to create a macro that can create a crossover when I have two wires crossing one another. Basically it will turn this: | | ----|----- | |

    Started by jaredlauer‎, 7th Nov 2014 10:20 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Nov 2014 03:13 am Go to last post
  9. Date stamp

    I would like to create a toolbar button that when clicked, it puts the current date in a large font in defpoints layer on my drawing. I looked up and found that if you enter this: %<\AcVar Date...

    Started by davidlowery‎, 27th Oct 2014 10:35 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    19th Nov 2014 03:17 pm Go to last post
  10. Replacing CUI (acad.cuix) on 2nd PC - toolbar icons corrupt

    Hi, I have an issue when replacing the 'acad.cuix' on a 2nd PC with my existing one. To do this I literally replace the file on the C:\ drive. I've tried loading my custom file into the CUI but I...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 18th Nov 2014 03:54 pm
    acad.cuix, cui icons, cuix, toolbar, toolbars
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 155
    19th Nov 2014 01:47 pm Go to last post
  11. Unhappy replace F3, F8 keys

    Hello. I´ve read a thread about it but I wasn´t able to replace F3 and F8 keys. First try: replacing F8 for "1" key. When I type "1" it does not appear on field, so I assume CAD does not accept it...

    Started by kfir31‎, 8th Nov 2014 03:00 am
    • Replies: 9
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    19th Nov 2014 02:34 am Go to last post
  12. HELP: -plot macro script but need command for center of plot instead of coordinates

    I use a macro script for plotting using the -plot command after seeing some examples over the internet. All works fine after some tweaking However for the location of the plot seems to baffle...

    Started by vernonlee‎, 8th Nov 2014 04:11 am
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    17th Nov 2014 06:33 am Go to last post
  13. Apply macro to all consultant xrefs

    Hi all I have a master xref file that I attach all the consultants xrefs to. The name of this master xref is XXXXX_SIT where XXXXX = project number. The master xref file is then overlayed into...

    Started by pixel8er‎, 1st Nov 2014 01:13 am
    • Replies: 9
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    5th Nov 2014 01:31 pm Go to last post
  14. Is there a way to hatch using an image??

    Hi, as per title is there a way to hatch a boundary with an image rather than hatch patten? i know you can clip an image to the shape needed but i ideally need it to tile the images together inside...

    Started by dan_g8‎, 31st Oct 2014 06:15 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    31st Oct 2014 06:31 pm Go to last post
  15. Macro - Copy & Paste Block

    Hello Fellow Cadists, Can some please let me know where I’m going wrong with this macro. I thought it would be simple but it doesn’t quite work. The macro attempts to orientate the UCS to...

    Started by JWhelp‎, 21st Oct 2014 02:24 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    27th Oct 2014 11:51 pm Go to last post
  16. Custom Plotting Toolbar

    I am currently using AutoCAD 2015 and at a previous company I used to work at they had a customized toolbar that had a drop down menu that you can pick, let's say "11 x 17 PDF Standard" and it would...

    Started by bristol621‎, 24th Oct 2014 03:36 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Oct 2014 02:17 am Go to last post
  17. Problem with importing MNS file

    Hi, I have a MNS file that i need to import into CAD, it consists of pull down menu's. The problem that i have is that when i import the file into CAD it imports all of the menu items correctly...

    Started by dan_g8‎, 24th Oct 2014 10:22 am
    • Replies: 0
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    24th Oct 2014 10:22 am Go to last post
  18. Using an SCR to INSERT a block and set attributes

    Is there a way to set attributes during the insert process via scr file? I have found a lot of topics on the internet that are close to what I am looking for but not exactly. Some places...

    Started by fd9db62e‎, 18th Oct 2014 12:10 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    23rd Oct 2014 06:30 pm Go to last post
  19. using screen menus

    Hi Guys need some help, after reading another post I thought I would re invent a screen menu for the answer. Now screen menus are temporary turned off but can be enabled by setting the varaiable...

    Started by BIGAL‎, 15th Oct 2014 10:22 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    22nd Oct 2014 03:43 am Go to last post
  20. Cool Part number Balloon numbering

    I am using AutoCAD electrical 2014 and having issues with the bugs in it. Beside that I couldn’t get the balloon tagging command to work in AutoCAD electrical I just decided to use the Mleader...

    Started by cadmando2‎, 21st Oct 2014 08:11 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd Oct 2014 03:40 am Go to last post
  21. how to create own line type

    how to create own line type in auto cad 2014 Lt ?

    Started by arunz‎, 21st Oct 2014 08:01 am
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Oct 2014 03:58 pm Go to last post
  22. 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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    • Replies: 31
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    20th Oct 2014 12:40 pm Go to last post
  23. Autocad Script to plot multiple tabs in one file


    Started by YAZ‎, 13th Oct 2014 03:21 pm
    autocad, batchplot, pdf, publish, script
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Oct 2014 06:27 am Go to last post
  24. Macro to copy modelspace object down by known paperspace distance

    I have toyed with a few options, but cannot seem to find one that will work. Trying to copy a text object down by 3.5 paperspace units. I have been trying variations of saving the distance as...

    Started by YZ‎, 13th Oct 2014 01:38 am
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 346
    14th Oct 2014 08:46 am Go to last post
  25. Hatch from another source

    Hi guys, I am having issues transferring hatching across. I have some files from another person, including multiple drawings and xrefs. The hatching that they have is not transferring across,...

    Started by sambo8772‎, 14th Oct 2014 01:19 am
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Oct 2014 03:46 am Go to last post

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