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

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  1. 2018 CAD Linetype Will Not Change

    I am using 2018 AutoCad and can not get the linetype to change. I have never had this problem before and have tried everything I know how to do. I have tried changing the scale, changing it using...

    Started by DF1127‎, 16th Jun 2017 06:32 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    17th Jun 2017 01:27 am Go to last post
  2. Linetype Scales & Viewbase

    Hi all, I'm updating the office template to incorporate using viewbase with its line type scales. My setting are as per this article:...

    Started by JWhelp‎, 14th Jun 2017 04:19 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Jun 2017 02:29 pm Go to last post
  3. custom line type

    I created a custom line type to represent my wire but when I use it doesn't show the wire going all the way to my devices. As you can see the line doesn't extend to where the line starts or ends. I...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 12th Jun 2017 08:52 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Jun 2017 04:01 pm Go to last post
  4. Script Plotting

    I am looking for a way to automate my drawing plotting. Every drawing I make has the same 4 layouts, with the following names: CP1, CU1, 3L1, 3L2. I always need to plot three documents with the...

    Started by dar2162‎, 8th Jun 2017 02:18 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    9th Jun 2017 04:14 am Go to last post
  5. Large hatch error

    Dear colleagues, Please anyone have a look into my hatch as attached drawing, when I change scale or pattern to solid it is hiding some portion of the hatch thanks Siva

    Started by sivapathasunderam‎, 3rd Jan 2017 10:22 am
    • Replies: 2
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    6th Jun 2017 09:44 am Go to last post
  6. Block name to multi leader?

    Hi, i am LT user, i always double click my block and copy the block name from the block edit menu, then exit and paste the name to multi leader. Just want to ask is it possible to make this whole...

    Started by townnet‎, 27th May 2017 06:01 am
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Jun 2017 08:22 am Go to last post
  7. Lisp routine to create chevron markings

    Hi, Where can i find a lisp routine to create chevrons as used on gores or median islands.

    Started by keiths‎, 24th May 2017 07:34 am
    • Replies: 4
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    27th May 2017 11:01 am Go to last post
  8. Question Macro - New Drawing with Client Templates/Layers

    Hey guys! I am working on a macro where the user will click the button, the macro opens a script to open a new drawing with a client template, after that it'll load a couple of lisps and run those...

    Started by jesset‎, 3rd May 2017 11:10 pm
    macro, new drawing
    • Replies: 6
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    9th May 2017 12:17 pm Go to last post
  9. Override ACAD shurtcut menu with Custom Shortcut Menu

    I would like to customize my Shortcut Menus (SM) via the CUI. I know ACAD SM are already defined out of the box (OTB). I know I can modify them in the acad.cui but I prefer to have my own...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 3rd May 2017 03:26 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    5th May 2017 12:35 pm Go to last post
  10. AutoCAD Automatic linetyps per Macro

    Hi, I would like to know if it is possible to write macros (buttons) that can draw polylines within a certain layer, linetype, global width, color. Thus, as you can see in the image, if i want...

    Started by Matti‎, 1st May 2017 11:51 am
    • Replies: 8
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    2nd May 2017 06:23 am Go to last post
  11. rename of layers

    Hi, I can rename layer "new" to "very new". but I cannot rename layer from "very new" to "new". I tried to write a script. But it doesn't work :(

    Started by JamesBorubar‎, 27th Apr 2017 10:42 pm
    rename of layers
    • Replies: 7
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    28th Apr 2017 11:22 am Go to last post
  12. MNS files and the CUI

    I'm currently in the process of creating an Enterprise CUI for the company. This is essentially just combining all our menus into one single CUI. I am also modifying paths for all the menus. The...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 22nd Apr 2017 10:20 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    25th Apr 2017 04:18 pm Go to last post
  13. Advice requires for custom linetypes

    Can i make a line 0.6 wide with 2m Orange segment followed with a 2m blank segment repeating for the full length of the line. hope it makes sense.

    Started by keiths‎, 20th Apr 2017 10:10 am
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  14. Draw a Retaining Wall AUTOCAD2016

    Hi everyone, What i want to do is draw a retaining wall on the plan, and i want to make it a linestyle, but i failed to do so, instead i have just create a hidden line when i try to use my...

    Started by lianli34312‎, 24th Mar 2017 07:39 pm
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    13th Apr 2017 03:47 pm Go to last post
  15. investigate linetypes

    hi using acad2010 having performence problems, after testing almost every aspect ive come to conclution that the defined line types perhaps are to be interrogated. what and how do i investigate...

    Started by samifox‎, 30th Mar 2017 07:00 am
    • Replies: 5
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    31st Mar 2017 12:39 pm Go to last post
  16. keyboard shortcut to a tool palette command

    hi using acad 2010, ive created a new tool palette command, i assign a keyboard shortcut to it but its not working any idea why?

    Started by samifox‎, 30th Mar 2017 07:09 am
    • Replies: 1
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    30th Mar 2017 08:19 am Go to last post
  17. Count Occurrences of Specific String

    I am trying to script a counter of specific strings. How can I select all occurrences of text that has a specific value? I cannot use filter or quickselect, and I cannot get selection sets to find...

    Started by bcarlso2‎, 20th Mar 2017 08:54 pm
    counter, occurrences, script, selection set, string
    • Replies: 5
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    21st Mar 2017 09:22 pm Go to last post
  18. Ribbon Diesel functions

    Hey all, I got some issues with DIESEL function in the ribbon again... I want a ribbon button to highlight when the "UserI3" is 2. i use this code: $(if,$(and,2,$(getvar,UserI3)),!.)

    Started by Aftertouch‎, 13th Mar 2017 08:38 am
    • Replies: 6
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    13th Mar 2017 07:28 pm Go to last post
  19. 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: 3
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    13th Mar 2017 12:31 pm Go to last post
  20. Question about Hatch scaling

    When I try to create a Pattern hatch, I can never be sure what scaling it needs. Scale "1" it generally is much too big; scale "0.01" is better. But all these I've found thru trial-and-error; isn't...

    Started by rlcad‎, 3rd Mar 2017 09:32 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    5th Mar 2017 02:24 am Go to last post
  21. Insert electricalsockets with script

    Hello all! I hope you guys will understand me. English is not my main language. I work with electricalconstruction in buildings and i hope you guys can give me a solution on a task. Is it...

    Started by dwld‎, 1st Mar 2017 06:24 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    2nd Mar 2017 02:53 am Go to last post
  22. Mline with hatch pattern?

    Hi, I want to create an mline style to indicate thermal insulation on a pipeline to use in P&ID design, as per below: What would be the best way to go about this? I know I can manually...

    Started by Terosu‎, 14th Feb 2017 01:40 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    15th Feb 2017 02:33 am Go to last post
  23. Write Permission when in CUI

    I keep getting a "write permission denied- unable to create c:\program files\Autodesk\Autocad2013\userdatacache\en-us\support\aca.cuix" when I'm setting up a custom menu. I've set up several custom...

    Started by TxArcht81‎, 13th Feb 2017 04:52 am
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Feb 2017 05:42 am Go to last post
  24. simple pline

    Hi, I have just started using autocad two weeks ago and I'm trying to make my first script file, a joined, closed polyline that is a rectangle. The code is below: _pline -15000,0 15000,0...

    Started by amitbhat212‎, 10th Feb 2017 03:34 am
    • Replies: 7
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    12th Feb 2017 01:39 am Go to last post
  25. script for using dwg to pdf, specifying path, but using default file name

    hello, I am currently able to use "dwg to pdf" in a script file to adjust layers in a drawing, etc, and automatically print to pdf where the pdf file name (the dwg file name I am plotting from)...

    Started by vitruvius‎, 7th Feb 2017 08:31 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 894
    9th Feb 2017 03:35 am Go to last post

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