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  1. Automatically update fields from specific object with one action

    Hi everyone, I have a quite a specific question relating to auto-filling fields that are inserted into text. To give you some context I work in the lighting design industry and draw 2D lighting...

    Started by matt220992‎, 21st Apr 2017 08:57 am
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    25th Apr 2017 08:57 am Go to last post
  2. Where is my Field name?

    Good afternoon. I just finished installing AutoCad LT 2018 at home, for my side work. I used to be able to put a field into my title block that would display the layout tab name (ie A0.01) as a...

    Started by Dana W‎, 15th Apr 2017 05:47 pm
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    16th Apr 2017 10:19 am Go to last post
  3. constrains how to turn on?

    Hello, pretty new to CAD, I'm trying use dimensional constraints on object, but the buttons on the parametric tab is missing (see pic). All the doc's I found are about turning it dimensional...

    Started by maloo78‎, 7th Apr 2017 09:01 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    10th Apr 2017 02:01 pm Go to last post
  4. Select text and make its style current (LT 2016)

    Hi. Just wondering if there is a procedure that I can use to select a text object and make its style the current text style. I can do this with dimensions with ^C^C-dimstyle;r;; because the...

    Started by HFBandit‎, 4th Apr 2017 04:17 am
    text style
    • Replies: 7
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    7th Apr 2017 06:25 am Go to last post
  5. Electrical Symbols

    Hi, Does anyone know where I can get a full library of Electrical symbols please?

    Started by Mark1878‎, 5th Apr 2017 04:29 pm
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    6th Apr 2017 01:21 pm Go to last post
  6. Changing viewport focus on multiple layouts

    Hi I have a bunch of objects in model space. They have all been set up to be viewed on different layout sheets (one object per layout sheet). I have quite a lot of sheets. I now need to move...

    Started by HFBandit‎, 19th Dec 2016 11:19 pm
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    viewport focus
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    31st Mar 2017 08:41 am Go to last post
  7. FIND & REPLACE fractions

    I've been trying to use FIND & REPLACE dialog box (please see attached). I tried using a lot of different options talked about in the web and had no luck. Did you have any success? I am using...

    Started by jaff‎, 22nd Mar 2017 04:27 pm
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    23rd Mar 2017 01:55 pm Go to last post
  8. Converting from PDF to Editable DWG?

    Hello, In speaking with someone today about CAD work, we got onto the subject of PDF to .dwg conversion, with which I have no experience. I asked my Dad (he's been doing this for, oh, about as...

    Started by LydiaGP‎, 28th Feb 2017 03:14 am
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    12th Mar 2017 06:17 pm Go to last post
  9. X refs

    Hi guys, I'm pretty new to Autocad so please bare with me. I have been passed a drawing to modify, but the xref keeps disappearing, or when I do get it to attach, its miles out of scale.. can...

    Started by Mark1878‎, 6th Mar 2017 12:16 pm
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  10. AutoCAD LT 2012 Slowness and Lagging

    Hi, I just joined the Forums today, looks like there is plenty of knowledge here. I'm hoping some of the experts can lend a hand with my slow/laggy experience with some CAD Drawings. Here is some...

    Started by Dino Ciccarelli‎, 24th Feb 2017 10:18 pm
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    28th Feb 2017 11:42 pm Go to last post
  11. Mouse thumbwheel stopped "Zooming" and "Highlight" feature stopped working

    Today my mouse thumbwheel stopped "Zooming" and the "Highlight" feature (Where you click on an object and it transforms it into a dotted outline that you can manipulate!) quit working as well. What...

    Started by MCR 711‎, 22nd Feb 2017 10:59 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    25th Feb 2017 01:44 am Go to last post
  12. Question on creating a shortcut for inputting dimensions

    Hello, This is my first post here. I've used AutoCAD on and off since my junior year of high school. However, now that I'm using AutoCAD every day at an internship, I figured it was time to...

    Started by Blissful_Sloth‎, 3rd Feb 2017 05:10 pm
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    customisation, shortcut commands
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    4th Feb 2017 12:54 am Go to last post
  13. e-transmit command on LT

    hi Having wearied problem e-transmitting a projectמ on LT. Executing the e-transmit command, the hierarchy tree is blank, Pressing OK start running the process, but freezes Cancelling the...

    Started by samifox‎, 1st Feb 2017 09:19 am
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  14. Yellow circle displayed to highlite cursor

    I have recently seen, on YouTube videos, a yellow circle displayed to highlite position of the cursor. Is this a new feature, or can I activate it on my ACad LT 2011? Just what I need for my...

    Started by Bill W‎, 31st Jan 2017 01:35 am
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  15. Arc brick hatch?

    I run in to this on occasion. I need to hatch an arch. I usually just draw it like in the pic. Is there some other method to do it?

    Started by CalypsoArt‎, 17th Jan 2017 07:29 pm
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    19th Jan 2017 10:45 pm Go to last post
  16. add automatic multiple point with number

    Hello, i have big file with alot of polylines. I need to put multiple points on those polyline breaks (vertex) and assign number to each. Is there any way to automatic assign text number to a...

    Started by loksi‎, 9th Jan 2017 08:57 am
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    10th Jan 2017 12:59 pm Go to last post
  17. AutoCAD LT 2017

    Can I export a CSV file of X, Y coordinates to AutoCAD LT 2017?

    Started by MNH‎, 15th Dec 2016 04:40 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    8th Jan 2017 01:24 am Go to last post
  18. Dashed line dilemma

    I’m having problems making dashed or centerlines appear correctly. If I draw a centerline in model space, then switch to paper space and change scale, the centerline spacing scale does not...

    Started by Bill W‎, 3rd Jan 2017 09:02 am
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Jan 2017 10:26 pm Go to last post
  19. ARRAY & ARRAYPATH in macro or script not the same as in command line

    I'm trying to write either a script or a macro to make it easier to do an array that we will need to replicate on a regular basis. Basically, I want a path array to offset mtext every 20m along a...

    Started by HFBandit‎, 20th Dec 2016 02:41 am
    array, cad lt, macro, script
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  20. MTEXT "squashing" on move

    Hi I'm running LT 2017 and have encountered an issue when moving MTEXT. As I move the text, the transparent "placeholder" text is squashing vertically. This makes it hard to know where the end...

    Started by HFBandit‎, 28th Jul 2016 01:43 am
    • Replies: 3
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    20th Dec 2016 02:22 am Go to last post
  21. Stopping Fields From Updating

    Other than using Fieldeval, is there a way I can stop a field from updating? So for an example. I wanted to build a drawing set and have a field looking at a filename. Once the drawings are...

    Started by Lawrst‎, 6th Dec 2016 12:26 am
    • Replies: 8
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    8th Dec 2016 06:17 am Go to last post
  22. Help with TAGs

    I am trying to change the attribute tags or values to new values using a scr file and have no luck at all. Any help would be great. Using auto cad lt

    Started by Paris Ogden‎, 25th Nov 2016 02:07 am
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  23. Text size, multileader - how to set

    When I set style for text and dimensions, all seems to be going well. Then I create a multileader and the text size, arrowhead, etc is all wrong. When I try to format in the "Leader" style manager,...

    Started by Bill W‎, 4th Dec 2016 06:16 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Dec 2016 06:09 am Go to last post
  24. symbols

    Hello everyone, I am trying to create a micro farad symbol in AutoCAD LT 2016. Can anyone please help me on this? Thanks

    Started by wesgray76‎, 26th Nov 2016 05:39 pm
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    28th Nov 2016 02:46 am Go to last post
  25. Drawing Problem of missing properties in dialog box?

    I have just had to reinstall LT 2014 after a Windows reinstallation. I have AutoCAD up and running and transferred my user setting OK. The problem I have is I can no longer see the SCALE...

    Started by Gary_W‎, 21st Nov 2016 11:42 am
    scale properties
    • Replies: 7
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    22nd Nov 2016 02:35 am Go to last post

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