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Mr T

Before Posting

 

Browse the help file, hit F1 while in Autocad.

Run through the 'Learning Assistance' CD tutorials.

 

1) I can't draw accurately ?

Use OSNAPS, found in the TOOLS>Drafting Settings menu

or 'type and shoot', click somewhere then using ORTHO

type in a size.

 

2) Why do I only have a few linetypes available ?

You need to load more linetypes using the LAYER manager.

 

3) I can't plot to the right scale ?

You need to setup a LAYOUT with the correct scaled viewport

and plot settings

 

4) I see all my linetypes as continous on screen. whats wrong?

 

Adjust linetypescale (default value is 1.000). By hitting Ctrl+1

and seeing the properties docker popping up.

 

5) I have assigned colour to newly created layer. but all

objects made in that layer show different colur?

 

check..if the current colour is not "bylayer", your object will not

have same colour as you assigned to its layer. select "bylayer"

option from colour manager box from properties toolbar.

 

6) I can't get the right scale in Paperspace.

 

Instead of using zoom 1/(whatever) try using 1/(whatever)XP, it scales in paperspace.

 

Please post up any other items to add.

 

Draft 10/03/05

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CADbug

i see all my linetypes as continuos on screen. whats wrong?

 

adjust linetypescale (default value is 1.000).

 

i have assigned colout to newly created layer. but all objects made in that layer show different colur

 

check..if the current colour is not "bylayer", your object will not have same colour as you assigned to its layer. select "bylayer" option from colour manager box from properties toolbar.

 

LESS IS MORE!! More is "NO MORE".

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Jamalama

I can't get the right scale in Paperspace.

 

Instead of using zoom 1/(whatever) try using 1/(whatever)XP, it scales in paperspace.

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JessB
2) Why do I only have a few linetypes available ?

You need to load more linetypes using the LAYER manager.

You could also load linetypes w/ LINETYPE command.

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CADdilacad
I can't get the right scale in Paperspace.

 

Instead of using zoom 1/(whatever) try using 1/(whatever)XP, it scales in paperspace.

 

also, open the "viewports" menu tab(right click on any icon and select viewports) then at the menu tab just type in ur desire desired scale and presto..... but u have to be in model space before typing ur scale.... :D

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I can't get the right scale in Paperspace.

 

Instead of using zoom 1/(whatever) try using 1/(whatever)XP, it scales in paperspace.

 

also, open the "viewports" menu tab(right click on any icon and select viewports) then at the menu tab just type in ur desire desired scale and presto..... but u have to be in model space before typing ur scale.... :D

 

If you highlight the viewport you can change the scale in paperspace.

I do it all day everyday.

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Anna_here

thanks Mr T for the good idea. helps newbies like moi :)

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Mr T

This FAQ would be good as a wiki type thread ?????

 

Nick

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Mr T

Wow 10,000 views.

 

Nick

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KennyJ
I can't get the right scale in Paperspace.

 

Instead of using zoom 1/(whatever) try using 1/(whatever)XP, it scales in paperspace.

also, open the "viewports" menu tab(right click on any icon and select viewports) then at the menu tab just type in ur desire desired scale and presto..... but u have to be in model space before typing ur scale.... :D
If you highlight the viewport you can change the scale in paperspace.

I do it all day everyday.

 

Select the view port in paperspace and in properties change the "custom scale" to whatever you want it to be.

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GE13579

KennyJ,

 

The post you are replying to is rather an old one! :wink:

 

Welcome to the forum though :)

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Adam Justice
4) I see all my linetypes as continous on screen. whats wrong?

 

Adjust linetypescale (default value is 1.000). By hitting Ctrl+1

and seeing the properties docker popping up.

 

 

I have had this problem before, and note that 3D polylines will not generate a linetype, and also in the properties docker there is a drop down for linetype generation. When it says no, your linetypes are not shown. When it says yes, they are.

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Adam Justice
You could also load linetypes w/ LINETYPE command.

 

 

I think the optimum answer to loading often used linetypes as well as often used layers is to make a template file (one for metric & one for imperial) with several layers & the most common linetypes already loaded. That way when you create a new drawing, you can just load template,dwg & start drawing.

 

Layers:

Object

Center

Dimension

Construction

Title_Block

Hidden

 

 

Linetypes:

Center

Hidden

Continuous (Pre-loaded)

Or any other linetypes you use in the majority of your drawings.

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chelsea1307

how do i plot multiple dwgs or layouts at once.

 

either publish or use sheet set manager, make sure you have page setups created with correct plotters first!

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