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

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  1. How to make a good looking Icon

    how would I go about making a good looking custom Icon for my tooblar/ribbons? When I try to do it in the ACAD editor it's looks pretty crappy. Do you do it in photoshop and scale down? I've tried...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 18th Dec 2014 11:34 pm
    • Replies: 4
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  2. HELP: command to change the VP lineweight from the -layer command?

    what will be the command to change the VP lineweight from the -layer command? I cam stuck here: Enter an option : Thanks

    Started by vernonlee‎, 1st Dec 2014 09:19 am
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Dec 2014 01:30 am Go to last post
  3. macro code help plz

    Hi, I'm looking to add a custom toolbar button that will thaw Layer 1, make Layer 1 current and ensure drawing colour is set to ByLayer atm i have ^C^C_-layer T "Layer 1";;^C^C_-layer _S...

    Started by mikekmx‎, 12th Dec 2014 10:47 am
    • Replies: 5
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    13th Dec 2014 04:29 pm Go to last post
  4. 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: 2
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    12th Dec 2014 07:03 pm Go to last post
  5. Unique Construction Line Color

    I use a the XLine command frequently when I draft to temporarily define some geometry, and then I Erase the construction lines shortly thereafter. Recently, I’ve been wondering if there is a way to...

    Started by bgonner‎, 10th Dec 2014 11:39 pm
    construction line, cui, customization
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Dec 2014 05:26 pm Go to last post
  6. Question Rulesurf in a script file

    First post so cut me some slack if this isn't in the right spot! I have software that creates a script file and essentially dumps circles into AutoCad. The manual part is using rulesurf to connect...

    Started by askiffy05‎, 8th Dec 2014 08:35 pm
    circles, rulesurf, script
    • Replies: 1
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    8th Dec 2014 08:41 pm Go to last post
  7. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    4th Dec 2014 10:57 pm Go to last post
  8. Accoreconsole and Diesel expresions

    Hi, I run a batch files with Autocad coreconsole. I use Diesel expressions in my VP to have list of XREFS. When I run accoreconsole.exe and I publish my files, I can't show my XREF List. I...

    Started by pouicpouic‎, 3rd Dec 2014 10:20 am
    • Replies: 2
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    3rd Dec 2014 03:48 pm Go to last post
  9. HOW TO suppress FILTER window ??

    Hello all readers, New to all this and not very knowledgable when it comes to lisp, macros etc.... but appreciate their awesome power and have managed to *******ise (please excuse the language)...

    Started by coombsie111‎, 29th Nov 2014 12:10 am
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Nov 2014 08:59 am Go to last post
  10. HELP: LISP to delete all text, mte & leaders (including within blocks & nested block)

    Deleted..............

    Started by vernonlee‎, 27th Nov 2014 02:16 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Nov 2014 06:41 am Go to last post
  11. 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: 5
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    28th Nov 2014 03:22 am Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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    19th Nov 2014 01:47 pm Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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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    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    17th Nov 2014 06:33 am Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    23rd Oct 2014 06:30 pm Go to last post
  23. 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
    • Views: 569
    22nd Oct 2014 03:43 am Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. 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
    • Views: 369
    21st Oct 2014 03:58 pm Go to last post

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