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

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  1. Batt Insulation Hatch

    Hello everyone! I have enjoyed using the forum and the fact that everyone is so helpful! It's a real pleasure. I have a hatch pattern that I am trying to create. It is a batt insulation...

    Started by Spiderguy‎, 27th Mar 2009 03:22 pm
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    27th Oct 2016 01:43 pm Go to last post
  2. How do I add toolbar?

    I follow AutoCAD Tutorial "Object Snap". I don't understand how to add the "Toolbar" or "button" Object snap to my desktop? I use AutoCad 2009. Can someone help me please!

    Started by kaddy‎, 3rd Mar 2009 12:04 pm
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    17th Sep 2012 12:29 am Go to last post
  3. Question Wood grain hatch

    I am using AutoCAD 2008. It is not loaded with a wood grain hatch pattern. Can someone tell me how to get one and how to install it into my program? Thanks-Steve

    Started by Trickworm‎, 8th Jul 2010 07:56 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Jul 2010 04:22 pm Go to last post
  4. HELP: How to get plotter "\\PLOTSTN2\hp500ps" to work/recognize in a macro script?

    I currently using macro script to facilitate quicker printing. eg, ^C^C-plot;Y;;DWG To PDF.pc3;ISO full bleed A0 (841.00 x 1189.00 MM);m;Landscape;N;W;\\1=1;C;Y;SIACAD_rev.ctb;Y;N;N;N;;Y;Y; The...

    Started by vernonlee‎, 11th May 2015 06:44 am
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    • Replies: 26
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    10th Jun 2015 01:39 am Go to last post
  5. 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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    8th Jan 2016 05:38 pm Go to last post
  6. Idea change layer of block-attribute reference

    Can someone set me of in the right direction? I'm trying to make a button to change the layer of the attribute in a block reference. I can do it manually with eattedit but this command doesn't...

    Started by iTijn‎, 26th Apr 2007 01:02 pm
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    26th May 2014 10:03 am Go to last post
  7. Fade Xref's only for plotting

    Hello- 2 questions: 1. Does anyone know how to fade x-ref's in a drawing, only when plotting? I would like to make the site drawing print greyscale, or lighter- and keep our additions in full...

    Started by smplyanne‎, 25th Aug 2010 02:35 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Aug 2010 02:45 pm Go to last post
  8. How to load our PAT file or Pattern in CAD?

    with respect to all out there, anybody knows how to load our own design pattern like HATCHES in CAD? What are the procedures> Thanks in advance.

    Started by acadesign09‎, 16th Aug 2011 10:45 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Aug 2011 11:13 am Go to last post
  9. Inserting Doors

    Is there a way to create a button bar or drop down menu that you can select a block out of? I would love to do that with doors and windows.

    Started by tennis4you‎, 1st May 2011 12:08 am
    • Replies: 3
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    17th May 2011 04:37 am Go to last post
  10. Tool Palette Groups

    Is it possible to load (and make current) a Tool Palette Group which is stored on a network drive ? Preferably this would be done via a script file, as I have users who are using LT. By the way, I...

    Started by NBC‎, 13th Aug 2009 12:31 pm
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    8th Oct 2014 10:39 am Go to last post
  11. Embarrassed Autocad 2015 Express Tools - Manually Loading?

    For some reason the Express Tools were not loaded when they installed Autocad 2015. I guess the checkbox was overlooked among the tons of other stuff loaded. In days of old you could copy the...

    Started by ILoveMadoka‎, 18th Feb 2015 04:52 pm
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    2015, autocad, express tools
    • Replies: 13
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    18th Feb 2015 06:40 pm Go to last post
  12. AutoCAD Macro Or Script to Insert Date in Attributed Title Block Automatically (AutoCAD LT)

    So everything I try to do needs AutoLISP but right now I am trying to automate the process of filling in the title block to save time and me being annoyed. I have the -attedit code under control, but...

    Started by mwade93‎, 8th Aug 2013 04:10 pm
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    • Replies: 31
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    9th Aug 2013 07:35 pm Go to last post
  13. 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: 32
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    2nd Feb 2016 04:26 pm Go to last post
  14. A button macro to Thaw frozen layers and Freeze thawed layers

    I use LT, so can only implement macros & DIESEL solutions. Can anyone think of a way to write a command that would toggle the frozen and thawed layers? To my knowledge I cannot use a Layer...

    Started by YZ‎, 25th Jul 2011 08:13 am
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    • Replies: 17
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    31st Jul 2012 07:23 am Go to last post
  15. How to replace text attribute value using -ATTEDIT regardles of existing value?

    I intend to use -ATTEDIT as a macro script. How to replace text attribute value (or string) in a block using -ATTEDIT regardless of its existing value? The current attribute value are all...

    Started by vernonlee‎, 30th Apr 2015 07:03 am
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    • Replies: 20
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    26th Oct 2016 04:16 pm Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. Question Problem with hatch in cad2012!

    i have a prolem with hatch, some hatch pattern in previous cad when open in cad2012 auto convert to solid? any one can answer how to hatch be not change in cad2012.Thanks!::unsure:

    Started by codered8x‎, 29th Mar 2011 07:44 am
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    1st Apr 2011 08:38 am Go to last post
  18. Question Decompile SHX files?

    I can't seem to locate a tool to decompile SHX files. The express tool DUMPSHX doesn't seem to exist in C3D 2011 and I have not been able to find the SHX2SHP.exe tool I have read about. :( ...

    Started by chulse‎, 18th Aug 2010 01:29 pm
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    shape, shp, sxh
    • Replies: 10
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    19th Aug 2010 12:45 pm Go to last post
  19. Script to change drawing UNITS

    I am trying to creat a script.... I'm sure it is easy but to my novice brain I can't get it to work. I simply want to change a drawings units to millimeters and not rescale anything. I have...

    Started by gsteel‎, 16th May 2011 03:30 pm
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    9th Feb 2012 11:41 am Go to last post
  20. Creating Buttons to put in a custom toolbar

    Hi i have a custom toolbar that someone at my company made to do stuff that is unique to the company (ie run lisps and stuff.) I want to make just one button and i have no idea how to do it i...

    Started by SunnyTurtle‎, 29th Apr 2011 07:34 am
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    • Replies: 13
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    25th Aug 2011 05:28 pm Go to last post
  21. hatch turns solid when dwg opened in Autocad 2012

    Hi all, I have a little problem with autocad 2012. When I open a dwg in autocad 2012 some hatch turns solid, but same dwg is fine in autocad 2010 or previous versions. What is interesting if I am in...

    Started by Alex2004‎, 3rd Jun 2011 02:17 pm
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    • Replies: 19
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    1st Feb 2012 09:04 pm Go to last post
  22. Need Macro..apparent center of polyline

    I am wondering if there is a snap setting I am unable to find that would show the "apparent center" (basicaly, the center of the mass if it was solid) of a square, rectangle, or any other odd shaped...

    Started by David D‎, 18th May 2011 06:07 pm
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    • Replies: 32
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    18th May 2011 10:36 pm Go to last post
  23. Profiles file locations that for AutoCAD 2010

    I have created a new profile and exported it to a file. I want to make a short cut to that profile but I do not know where to put the profile file so AutoCAD will see it. Does anyone know where to...

    Started by muck‎, 31st Aug 2010 12:27 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    14th Sep 2010 11:15 am Go to last post
  24. Copying Attribute data from one tittle block to another

    Hi, I have a bit of problem I am hoping to get some help with. I have recently made a tittle block (We call them drawing borders) and we started using it for a new client. Everything was golden...

    Started by JJRyuKnight‎, 15th Oct 2012 08:52 pm
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    24th Mar 2015 12:55 am Go to last post
  25. Insert a block in multiple drawings using script

    Hi I'm trying to write a script which would enable me to redefine a block, save and close the drawing. I would like to run it on multiple drawings. I have managed to write a script which does...

    Started by Arek80‎, 12th Dec 2011 12:39 pm
    blocks, multiple drawings, script
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 11,381
    14th Dec 2011 03:02 am Go to last post

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