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    To be honest it's probably a case of "too simple...

    To be honest it's probably a case of "too simple to bother."

    Set your UCS to one of the support plates, and move that the new position (TBH I might even be too lazy to bother with that and use a...
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    Do you have Dynamic Prompt turned on? If you...

    Do you have Dynamic Prompt turned on?

    If you do this defaults to relative co-ordinates rather than absolute (putting # before your co-ords forces it to absolute).

    I have to ask: if you're...
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    That is *probably* down to draw order. ...

    That is *probably* down to draw order.

    Dewpending on whethe ryou have your BHATCH dialogue boxc expanded or not, either in the middle collumn, or the right hand-side there's a group of commands...
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    Have you come across Fields at all? The use...

    Have you come across Fields at all?

    The use of a field here would allow you to set a polyline outline, and associate a piece of text with that polyline. The text would show the area. This would...
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    Way to think outside the box :) dJE

    Way to think outside the box :)

    dJE
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    Like the Downing Effect I use Photoshop not GIMP...

    Like the Downing Effect I use Photoshop not GIMP so don't know that this will work but would be very surprised if it didn't.

    Investigate using layers and masking rather than cutting out your...
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    Are you using annotative scales at all? If an...

    Are you using annotative scales at all? If an object is annotative but not set to the scale of a viewport then it will not appear in that viewport.

    dJE
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    Just to present a slight alternative::twisted: ...

    Just to present a slight alternative::twisted:

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    I prefer to put all of my elevations on the same level. This means that I can take heights directly from one elevation to another.
    The...
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    Amen. On a related note has anyone tried the...

    Amen.

    On a related note has anyone tried the iPad version of AutoCAD? Is it any good?

    dJE
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    From memory QNEW starts a blank drawing. Try...

    From memory QNEW starts a blank drawing. Try doing a new drawing and picking your template?

    dJE
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    That pretty much narrows it down to '12 or '13...

    That pretty much narrows it down to '12 or '13 then; I used to have R2011 and that didn't have it. I noticed it the first time I used my new R2014, so I'm pretty confident I would've noticed if it...
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    I don't know of a way to autmatically trim lots...

    I don't know of a way to autmatically trim lots of lines like this but if when you enter the TRIM command you press ENTER again (rather than selecting anything to trim to) to AutoCAD will trim to the...
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    Is it done through text STYLEs? Create a new...

    Is it done through text STYLEs? Create a new style to how you want it, then specify your labels to use that style? (This suggestion more thinking aloud than having used it at all)

    dJE
  14. Are these custom window styles, or the standard...

    Are these custom window styles, or the standard ones?

    dJE
  15. Thread: Roof Issues -

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    No problem. Glad it worked for you :) dJE

    No problem. Glad it worked for you :)

    dJE
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    92 isn't that many layers, I wouldn't expect it...

    92 isn't that many layers, I wouldn't expect it to have that big an effect on your machine unless it's a particular old machine.

    Have you checked the state of the original drawing? Make sure you...
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    To get round the initial problem tell him to...

    To get round the initial problem tell him to repath the xrefs to the same file in wherever he's unzipped them to.

    If you decide to go down the binding route you'd need to create/amend a layer...
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    You'd think they'd correct that in the regional...

    You'd think they'd correct that in the regional version...

    dJE
  19. Thread: AEC Objects

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    Architecture, Enginerring, and Construction. ...

    Architecture, Enginerring, and Construction.

    Basically it means that object is programmed to consider itself the type of thing it represents (such as a wall, window, door, beam) rather than...
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    That's what I tend to do. Alternatively you...

    That's what I tend to do. Alternatively you could put a single north point in modelspace then create a second viewport on each sheet to show the northpoint at the correct orientation for the sheet....
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