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Copying in Furniture with Attributues 
When I copy and paste any AutoCAD furniture with attributes from another drawing or from a website, the attributes come in as large "X"'s all over the …

AutoCAD MEP 2015 HVAC Duct Disappeared on Drawing! 
Has anyone ever experienced this issue? After finishing the duct runs for a project, using the MEP tool palette, I started to create section cuts utilizing …

2016 AutoCAD problem 
In AutoCAD 2016, when I draw a line, circle or anything else it leaves some kind of a tracer or shadow. Not sure how to turn it off.

Non-Coplanar Lines 
When trying to fillet some lines in a drawing, I keep getting the response in the command line " lines are non-coplanar". I also tried new lines from …

Hatch Pattern Invisible in Layout 
I have a drawing in which there are BHATCH patterns with scale of 0.3, a transparency set 0, and color to 8. When I try to export PDF for all the layouts, …

Autocad License Missing 
Hi, I am Azaree who is a new Admin Manager for an Electrical company. An Administration Dept had just been implemented here. So everything need to be …

Disappearance of Drawing During Zooming 
My drawing has just disappeared when I was zooming out and I even tried to zoom in but completely remained in disappearance. However if I check on print …

Attached PDF Not Printing 
I imported a PDF drawing. It shows in preview, but does not plot. It is not on a non-plot layer. I am using it as a background drawing. Please help.

AutoCAD LT Plotting to a PDF 
I am working in 2012 LT. I have drawn a floor plan and need to save it at 1/4" scale as a PDF. When I am in paper space and put it to 1/4" it blows …

Clearing Up Junk in AutoCAD 
When I zoom extents my drawing frame regenerates to a very small size and is tucked way over to one side of my monitor screen. This is usually due to …

Drawing background color 
How can I have a black page in model space when I am generating drawings?

Educational version 
The educational version I have plots with the notes on all 4 sides that the drawing was prepared using an education version. Is there any way to turn that …

Drawing file display 
When you first open AutoCAD, click on the icon in the upper left corner, then go to the "open" folder icon, it is supposed to take you to a dialogue box …

Right click menu 
AutoCad2004 - I lost my shortcut menu when I right click inside the drawing window, nothing happens at all. Everything was working for several months, …

x-ref (attachment vs overlay?) 
What is the difference attachement and an overlay? How do they affect the x-ref? If updating an x-ref what is the outcome for the attachment verses …

TXT2MTXT Command 
In 2008 AutoCAD, on the express menu,there is the ability to change the text to mtext. I am now on 2012 autoCAD and I cannot seem to find the feature. …

Rotating items by not using base point 
How do I rotate an object by picking a corner or a point and pull it to the angle I need it at? Instead of picking a point and circling around it I want …

Plotting Issue in AutoCAD 2011  
I am using the education version of Autocad 2011, and I usually print my drawings at school. However I need to print drawings at home but when I print …

Exploded Dimensions 
I have a dwg drawing. All dimensions there are exploded. When I put the new dimension is coming exploded too. What I have to do to have a solid dimension? …

Plotting with a raster image attached 
I have a raster image (tiff) attached to my autocad dwg. When I try to plot it creates a file that is 50 mb. The ordinal tiff is about 500kb. What can …

Watermark: Produced by an Autodesk Educational Product 
Hello! I purchased AutoCAD 2011 (student version) Now when I print a drawing, on all 4 sides of the paper the text: "produced by an Autodesk educational …

AutoCAD Crash Related to Text 
AutoCAD 7 and Widows XP I have a series of simple wiring diagram drawings dating back to 1999. The latest was revised in 2006. Now all, though different …

finding area 
I have autocad 2007 LT and after clicking on Tools menu, inquiry and area it does not give me the square footage after clicking on all the outside corners. …

solid hatch (logos) printing  
I saved a dwg file from autocadd 2009 down to autocadd 2005. When I insert a block (company logo) in paper space the fill does not show when I plot it. …

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copy and paste into word 
I just downloaded cad onto my laptop. I have never used this version before and I am a little lost. I want to copy my drawing from cad into a MS word document. …

Can you add pictures into Autocad, and control the scale properties? 
Basically, I was told that you can take a picture of lets say, a piece of drilling equipment. Upload it into Autocad , scale it to whatever you wish, edit …

compatibility between different versions of LT 
Can I take dwgs from Autocad 2012 LT back into the previous version of LT to work on them and if so how?

Plotting Text 
I would like to find out if there is a way to plot text in a filled or "colored in" method as shown on the "Plot Preview" screen.

DIMENSIONS SIZE 
Basically I am a beginner to AutoCAD however I am starting to do drawings for my company. However I can do all the 2D stuff, but when I put them in …

Inserting PDF Files Into drawings 
I am trying to insert a PDF file onto a drawing. I have a very detailed submittable I want to insert into one of my drawings, the vendor will not send …

Adding attributes to existing blocks. 
Is it possible to add attributes to existing blocks? I tried to do it within block editor but it doesn't seem to work.

Point Dimension Autocad 2004 
In standard Autocad, can you have a dimension box or something that would give me the X & Y dimension of a point. Almost similar if you were to do a LIST? …

Window selection method very slow 
I am using Autocad 2000. Was working in a certain drawing and all of a sudden when I want to make a selection by "window" method, I have to sit and wait …

Furniture Blocks 
I'm trying to insert furniture into my AutoCAD drawing. However, once I insert it it asks for an insertion point than another opposite corner insertion …

Missing Map Dropdown Menu 
I have AutoCAD 3D Map 2012. When I switch to Map Classic Workspace the Map dropdown menu is missing. All the other dropdown menus are there e.g., File, …

Layer Properties Manager Overrides 
Is it possible to change a layer color in sheet file, so that it always updates when background files are updated? I am having an issue where the layer …

AutoCAD Right Click Menu 
I was working on a drawing and I held the shift key down for to long. A notice appeared about filter keys. I clicked on cancel. Now when I right …

Viewport border not shown in paper space. 
I am working with AutoCAD 2009 with Carlson Survey software addon. When working in paper space with one viewport (on defpoints layer) the viewport border …

Importing pc3 plot styles created in 2008 into 2012. 
I have upgraded to Auto Cad 2012 from 2008 and the plot styles that were working in 2008 are listed as missing in 2012. How do I import pc3 files?

XRef Transparency 
I am just starting to use AutoCAD 2011 after spending years using 2006. When I insert an XRef into my model space it shows up "grayed out". I am not …

Missing Blocks in Drawing 
I received a drawing from our contractor and proceeded to open the drawing on AutoCAD 2009 and as I opened the drawing several items were missing. So …

Converting from Newer Addition to Older 
I currently have 2009 and having troubles opening file because they are done in a newer version, how do I convert them?

DWG to JPG 
I am trying to save a DWG file as a jpg file so I can upload it to the internet. What process would I have to do to make this happen. I am trying to upload …

AutoCAD and LT Layer Manager Compatibility 
I use AutoCAD LT 2011 and am working on files from an office that has full AutoCAD. There are several XREF's to my main drawing. I set up my sheets in …

Line Won't Color by Layer 
A new line drawn will always be yellow. I can't get it to use the default "bylayer" color. I can manually change to bylayer in properties box, but I …

Freezing VS. Turning Off Layers 
This question is related to drawing HVAC, piping and plumbing. What is the difference between freezing a layer and turning it off? Is there a benefit …

Drawing in scale, PDF printing & measuring scale with ruler  
I'm drawing a plot plan 1' = 20' on 17" x 11", saving in PDF on 17" x 11" and emailing. When printed they measure using a ruler and the scale is off. …

Problem Copying Objects 
I am trying to copy a piping layout, along with structural, in same the drawing outside the drawing space, or anywhere. Only the structural part copied. …

AutoCAD Compatibility 
I was interested in purchasing an AutoCAD program but I am not sure of what program I need. I am getting drawings of sites that we are installing EVCS …

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Broken or Dotted Lines Display as Solid Lines 
I've tried to assign several different line types to my hidden line layer, but they all, except one, display as solid lines. The one that doesn't (Dot) …

Changing Associative Dimensions to Nonassociative  
I am working on an older existing AutoCAD drawing, now in AutoCAD Mechanical 2011. When I erase one dimension in the middle of a row/stack of dimensions, …

Absolute to Relative Coordinates 
When drawing a line with absolute coordinates the second and following points always default to Relative coordinates by automatically adding the@ sign …

Layer Isolate in AutoCAD 
How do I isolate my layers in AutoCAD without screening all the others back? Example... When I turn on layer isolate you can still layers in the background, …

Creating Custom Linetypes 
I am trying to create custom linetypes that will allow CAD (AutoCAD 2008) to prompt me for a number when I choose a specific linetype. In other words: …

W-BLOCK verses PURGING 
Q. A drawing has 2000, 3000, or more bytes. You've purged it all you can and it still has over a 1000. I w-block it to make it smaller. …

Merging AutoCAD Layers Question 
Hello, I have been trying for a long time to figure out this problem. I have a big layout for our company's plant in AutoCAD, which I inherited from someone …

Plot and Drawings 
Hello. I am an admin assistant for a company here in the states, with an Interior Design degree, and I am helping the Planning group update the company's …

Text On a Fill Color 
I cannot get text to sit on a fill color and not have the fill color be blocked out by the text block. I want the text to look as if it is sitting directly …

Automatically Update BOM in CAD? 
I'm in the a specialized aluminum and glass industry and we trying to streamline the process of production drawings. I would like to know if there …

Scaling in AutoCAD 
I am trying to scale an object using the Viewport. I am trying to set the standard scale. I am getting the error message "invalid argument scale …

Can an XREF Be Locked? 
I'd like to stop someone else from making changes to my XREF.

Change XREF Path Globally 
Can I change the path of a group of xref drawings, or do I have to do this individually? Our IT Dept moved the files to a new physical server and all …

AutoCAD Polyline Lineweight Display Problem 
When I give a polyline a lineweight of .80mm, it will plot as a bold line, but I cannot view it as a bold line. It looks the same as the default line. …

Scaled Dimensions 
I often import other drawings in model space, but use the Scale command to size them as needed in my drawing. If the drawings have been dimensioned …

Automobile Body CAD Design 
Aloha, I would like to find a CAD program that will allow me to 3D CAD design a rear quarter panel Scoop / duct-work for my 8 series BMW. My intention …

AutoCAD Freezing Problem 
I have a site plan with various services drawings (waste, electrical, etc.) XREF'd into it. It opens just fine in AutoCAD 2011, but 2010 and 2009 can't …

I Can't Save in AutoCAD 
The following message pops up when trying to save in AutoCAD: “Unable to save to drawing H:\MAIN Project Files\AAA ACITVE PROJECTS\Koaxis (10.1108.00)\Engineering\Auto …

Hidden Objects When Exploding in AutoCAD 
I have an AutoCAD drawing which shows part of building section. See figure above. When I explode it, the full building section shows. How can I do …

Highlighting Lines in AutoCAD 
I did something to my preferences. I am no longer able to highlight more than one line at a time. If I click on a line to highlight and than attempt …

Remove XREF Path in AutoCAD 
I'm not sure why some firms add an XREF path to their drawings, when they know the drawings will be sent to another firm, but it'S driving me crazy. …

Changing Title Blocks Globally in AutoCAD 
To anybody who can help: I am working on a project in AutoCAD 2008, that includes many drawings, and I need to edit the title block that applies to …

Printed AutoCAD Drawings Are Different Sizes 
I have very little knowledge of AutoCAD 2000 and I have been given a project to put our product drawings into a catalog. I convert drawings to PDF and …

Preventing Viewports from Plotting in AutoCAD 
In AutoCAD 2008 my viewports are showing up when I plot a drawing. How do I turn this off or stop them from plotting?

AutoCAD Plotting Problem 
I am trying to plot from AutoCAD 2008 with a PC running Windows XP SP2. The Windows operating system is being run from a partitioned MAC HD on my laptop. …

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CAD Drawing of a Shopping Mall 
I would like to find a web site that would give us the information necessary to build a mall with info on parking lot, handicap parking, building plans, …

Disappearing Font/Text in autoCAD 
Created a file and copied some text boxes from an existing drawing. Now when I attempt to open the new file I am ask to choose a replacement font before …

AutoCAD Text Over Hatch Disappears 
I've created my (solid pattern) hatch in model space. When I'm in paper space and drag text over the hatch pattern, the text disappears. I've tried …

Current Space Problem in AutoCAD 
I received a .dwg from a PCSurvey user. I opened the file I can see all of the layers and none of the drawing. I try to list the data in the drawing …

Global Font Change in AutoCAD 
Is there a way to globally change the font in a drawing?

How to Turn OFF Layers in AutoCAD When Plotting to PDF? 
When I plot to a PDF file, the layers from my AutoCAD drawing also show up on the left hand side. I need my PDF's to NOT show the layers. How can …

CAD Drawing Management 
I work for a medium sized engineering firm and have been given the task of organizing a CAD drawing management system. Our current drawing organization …

Question Regarding AutoCAD Layers 
Q. Hello, I am a rather new user of Autocad, and I am having a problem. Is it possible to merge the different layers in Autocad into a single …

Missing Images After DWF to DWG Conversion 
Q. Hello, I am a self taught CAD beginner. I am trying to modify someone's electronic drawing that uses lots of pictures of equipment. After …

Allow Exploding Blocks in AutoCAD? 
Is it possible to copy and explode a block if the block was created with the “Allow Exploding” box unchecked? Back story: We have a checker/scrubber …

Current Layer VS Selected Layer 
I have one question about the CAD program. The layer control box in the drawing shows the current layer. But if we click one object in the drawing, …

Paperspace Problems in AutoCAD 2008 
I am trying to insert a border sheet in paper-space, however I originally had a border inserted and I also had scaled the tab to be 1" = 1'-0" Now when …

AutoCAD Viewports 
how do i make a view port have a 90deg view while the drawing in model space remains the same?

Can AutoCAD be used for Marine Drafting? 
I've been looking up Marine Drafting for about 2 months. I'm pretty interested about it. I don't think AutoCAD is used for Marine Drafting, Do any …

How Do I Get Rid of an XREF? 
I have some acad 2000 drawings that contain an XREF inside an XREF. This may sound confusing, but I need the main XREF to remain in the drawing, but …

convert GIS map to AutoCAD 
I am using AutoCAD 2009 LT, I have a map that is in GIS and I need to figure it out how to convert it to a dwg so that I can use this map in AutoCAD.

AutoCAD XREF problem 
I have a base plan drawing (1) that is XREF'd to another drawing (2). I need to XREF drawing (2) to another drawing (3) but I don't want drawing (1) …

AutoCAD LT to JPEG 
I need to convert drawings in AutoCAD LT to JPEG. Is there an easy way to do it, or do I need additional software? Answer It's been a while since …

Reduce the number of verticies in a polyline 
How do you reduce the number of verticies in a polyline.

How to get started as a CAD Operator 
This is not a technical question, but more of a professional question. I'm looking at changing careers and getting in something I love to do, drawing/drafting …

AutoCAD Scales Question 
Boss says text size should plot at 3/32" on my A1 sheet but the scale of the drawing needs to be 3/16"=1'-0". It's been a while since I've run the CAD …

Converting Lines Into Polygons 
How do you convert individual lines (such as a rectangle) into a polygon?

Model & Layout problem 
When i check in model every thing is in color & ok but when i go to layout i lost all color its look like white color, when i double click to any line …

Zoom Extents Mystery 
I have a 2d drawing in model space, and when I hit Zoom Extents, everything disappears, as if the entities all changed to background color. The only …

Isometric Dimension Text in AutoCAD 
Hi, My Name is Muhammed hussain.j, My question is: I've created an isometric view of a box in AutoCAD. I am trying to mark its dimensions as …

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AutoCAD for Mac? 
Q. Hello, I am interested in becoming a CAD designer (field yet to be determined) and I was wondering if it's possible to run AutoCAD on a Mac computer? …

How to make a exact measurement 
How do you make a exact measurement in AutoCAD?

Xref Location Problem 
I have two drawings of same location in the same coordinates. But when I do XREF of one to the other, they are sitting in different locations. What …

Unwanted X marking in Plotting 
Good day! My name is Joey working as Autocad operator. I have a problem with plotting my drawing using Autocad 2007. X marking is shown in paper space, …

I cannot see polylines on my drawing 
I have drawn polylines on a floor plan (width 50) however I cannot see them until I hover over them or highlight them. I have checked draw order and 'brought …

Heidi Driver Problem in AutoCAD MEP 
When I start my AutoCAD MEP 2011 I'm always on, I get the error that in my computer the Heidi Driver is not loaded. How can I load the Heidi driver? …

AutoCAD Purge Command 
When I open the "purge" dialog box in AutoCAD, to clean up my dwg, there is an obnoxious tip box that is popping up throughout the process can this be …

Block Reference in Paper Space 
I have a block in my drawing which is visible in model tab, but it is not visible in paper space tab?

AutoCAD Scale Mix Up  
Hi, I'm in a bit of a bind and am wondering if you could help! It has been quite a while since I did AutoCAD drawings (couple of years) and cannot …

How do I plot a 24x36 drawing to an 11x17 sheet? 
I receive drawings that are 24x36 and my employer does his changes on them and would like them plotted to 11x17. If I change my paper size a good part …

AutoCAD Line Properties Question 
When chamfering two different types of lines the become the same linetype and change to a polyline.

Plotting in AutoCAD 14 
I just got a different computer and installed AutoCAD 14, which is what we use here. When I plot, red and magenta lines print as black lines but all …

Chord stationing along road centerline 
We do roadway plans for State Highway department and typically you use the arc definition curves but we are required for this plan to use the chord definition. …

Custom linetypes will not plot when batch plotting (publish) 
I created a custom linetype using a shape (.shp) file I created. It appears when plotting individually, but not when trying to publish. No error …

Save a drawing as another drawing Not rated yet
Something happened to my drawings as I am unable to use the command save as. If I open up my autocad that works fine but when I go to the file command …

Autocad release 2016; Browse Box Not rated yet
At the Open, Save as or Wblock command; AutoCAD won't open the browse box. Meaning I have to type in the whole path required. This has recently occurred; …

open file Not rated yet
When I click on The "A" at top left hand corner, looking to open a file from the window explorer menu with all my computer files, it does not pop up, instead …

AutoCAD Settings Changed How to Restore Not rated yet
For some reason when I choose "save as" rather than the window popping up - the command line now asks me to choose the format and name the drawing. …

Curser crosshair settings Not rated yet
I was watching a YouTube video and the instructor had his curser set to do what I'm calling a red explosion after every click. After he would click …

Snap settings? Not rated yet
I installed windows 7 and re-installed my Autocad10. When drawing a line or moving the aperture in paper or model space it has a jerky motion to it. …

insert a space in title block tab Not rated yet
How do I insert a space in the text of a title block tab (autocad 2004)?

Unable to use icons in menu bar Not rated yet
The menu bar icons do not work on one of our machines, however, you can type in the command an get results. How can I turn the icons back on so they …

Annotation Scale Issues With AutoCAD Not rated yet
Hi, I have never posted before but use these all the time. Essentially, in every drawing I open, if I click on an existing block/room tag etc., then …

Making Dimension and Text Styles Current Not rated yet
Generally we can make a layer current by using the "make object's layer current" tool pallet. Are there any commands to make the dimension style & text …

Linetype Not rated yet
Why does my linetype with letters in it come one the screen small. I have tried to change linetype scale nothing changes. Please help, thanks. Working …

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1/2" Snap Lock in Paper Space Not rated yet
Why do I have a half inch snap lock in paper space? It only occurs when I try to Move or Draw something in paper space...its vary strange as I've never …

Printing from an AutoCAD Generated PDF Not rated yet
In AutoCad 2012 the line weights default is 20. When I make a PDF and send it to a third party to print 36”x42” it is all pixelated and cannot read. …

Need to bring to front Image in paperspace Not rated yet
I placed some images in a paperspace layout and when I print the PNG file you can see the image and the layout overlapped instead of the image only, and …

Won't Zoom in all the way to my drawing Not rated yet
I've opened a drawing that has been worked on previously and CAD is currently not allowing me to zoom in all the way so that I can get to my drawing. …

Xref Issue Not rated yet
I'm using acad 2015. When I create a drawing using xrefs all is well until a few weeks or a month goes by, when I open the drawing I only see the layout …

Downloading and Inserting AutoCAD Blocks Not rated yet
I am not able to insert architectural blocks from my downloads folder. I also need help in making a titleblock in a block to insert into a drawing. …

AutoCAD 2015 locking up / freezing computer during crossing selections Not rated yet
Having an issue with AutoCAD 2015 in that it is irregularly locking up / freezing the computer during crossing selections. (this is a hard lockup requiring …

Dimension Question Not rated yet
I recently received a cad file with dimensions that come in as individual elements (lines, mtext, solid arrow). When I create a dimension, I am able …

AutoCAD 2015 LT Reference Lines Not rated yet
I am pretty much a rookie to all of the awesome things you can do with AutoCAD, but I can get around for what I use it for. I bought 2015LT and some …

CNC Code Not rated yet
I've created a 3D object in AutoCAD 2014. I've searched online for ways to generate g-code (using only AutoCAD 2014) so that we can mill the object in …

Select or Deselct group of objects Not rated yet
I am trying to select or deselect a set of objects using the shift or control button. The cursor is locking up after I pick my first point on screen …

Zoom to extents Not rated yet
I am working on a drawing that changes when I go from paper space to model space. I will be zoomed to a point in model space but when I go to paper space …

Linetypes Not rated yet
I have chosen the linetype dashed to draw a curved elevation line on my site plan. This line shows up with small dashes in model form but when switched …

Model to Paper Space Not rated yet
I have no idea what I am forgetting but why are the items I draw up & import in Model space not showing up in my Layouts (ie:Paper Space)?

Odd dialog box (in Spanish) comes up when I open a drawing Not rated yet
Every time I open a drawing, a small AutoCAD dialog box appears in the middle of the screen that reads " Este es un codigo bueno! Which translates "This …

How do I load custom linetypes? Not rated yet
I am using Carlson Field 2007 Standalone (AutoCad 2007). I hate to be dumb but how do I load custom linetypes? Thanks for any help.

SELF POPULATING DIMENSIONS Not rated yet
Does AUTOCAD provide a method to define a dimension with an equation, so that you can make dimensions and drawings self populate by changing just a few …

Creating Room Finish Schedules with Room Numbers Not rated yet
I'm trying to create a Finish Schedule, but I am only able to do so with Room Names. As there are several "Bedrooms", I'd like it to also have a column …

Is there a way in autocad (or even and external program) to create multiple duplicate drawings with different file names? Not rated yet
So let me elaborate, I have a project that consists of 11 sheets. These projects are going to be the same through out many mile posts, so bacicly I just …

scale factor Not rated yet
I'm drawing buildings, road, details in model(units Architectural) in a survey drawing (units Decimal) when it's time to dimension my details (units …

Text rotates Not rated yet
Text rotates clockwise 90 degrees when I double click it for editing. What causes this and how do I fix it?

opening autocad 2002 Not rated yet
I have an older version of Autocad (2002) when I purchased my new computer last year and I reloaded AutoCad 2002 when I tried to open it I got the follow …

Information About Geometries on the Screen + Flattening geometries Not rated yet
(I once knew this...,) How do I find out the properties of a geometry on the screen - i.e. is it a polyline or a spline or a line? Is it a closed polyline? …

how do i turn off the color override in paper space? Not rated yet
in model space all my colors show up but when i go to paper space all my colors show white. is there a type-in command to turn this color override off? …

Survey Units Question Not rated yet
When I enter the coordinates S82d0'0"E - 145 Feet the line goes to the north instead of the south? When I have the drawing units set to survey units …

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Trying to Get blockexg.lsp to Function...? Not rated yet
I need to use the blockexg.lsp that is shipped with mechanical. I load the app and response is normal (_appload blockexg.lsp successfully loaded), but …

Lineweight files and plotting issues with AutoCAD 2013 for Mac Not rated yet
I have the student version of AutoCAD 2013 for Mac. My peers were given a ctb file in a precious class that has preset lineweights that one selects at …

Disappearing Leaders and Layers in Viewports Not rated yet
In certain viewports, I have leader/text and certain layers that will not show up - neither in the view port, nor in the print preview. They are not frozen …

What are .apj files? Not rated yet
What are .apj files? I have just made the switch from AutoCAD to AutoCAD Arch. I am confused with the different types of .apj files. Could someone direct …

Who has modified my CAD file? Not rated yet
I work at a small cpmany where several people have Autocad loaded on their computer. Is there a way to pull up an edit history, or something that would …

Multiple Sheets with Similar Items? Not rated yet
I am trying to create multiple sheets that contain a set of numbers in numerical order spaced evenly allowing for editing or additions. For instance: …

Multiple sheet information? Not rated yet
I need to create multiple sheets with different information but on each of the pages I want to use half of the c-size template I'm working with to have …

LAYOUT BACKGROUND Not rated yet
How do I get the black background in layout space to expand to the size of my border? it's a small block in the corner of a drawing that someone else set …

Dimension leader Not rated yet
When I dimension a circle or arc it puts the leader backwards, then I have to click on the grip and it flips it for me. It doesnt matter where I put dim …

LT 2007 and LT 2012 Not rated yet
Iam working on two computers simultaneosly, first use AuoCad LT 2007 the second one LT 2012. Am I allowed to install LT 2012 on both of them in order …

text style Not rated yet
when I save a drawing on my computer and open it on on another computer the text changes from left to right, so in this case I should invert each text …

How to plot multiple drawings from model space Not rated yet
Hi folks, I have a dwg file with some drawings in it. I need to plot them automatically. Therse's a lisp code to do this?

Missing Selection When Erasing Not rated yet
If I draw a line and have to erase it, it gets erased by there is no selection crossing like when I select an entity it gets dashed i.e. visually I can …

AutoCad 2000i problem: When copying text in Arial: Not rated yet
AutoCad 2000i problem: When copying text in Arial or other "nice" font in Acad2000i, and pasting, the font type appears slightly blurred. This occurs …

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I have AutoCAD MAP 2012 and I want to print a map in PDF with paper size A1. Every time I print it in PDF paper size A1 some layers are gone. However, …

cannot see the cursor on the paper space Not rated yet
Im working in the model espece, but if I go to layout Im not able to see the cursor, can see it just in the viewports

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We have 3 ACAD stations, all drawings are on the share server. Drawings that I created have page setup names so I can plot or publish. When I open these …

Changing Line Tag Number in AutoCAD 3D 2012 Not rated yet
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Invalid 2d point. Not rated yet
Hello I am using AutoCad 2012. I am trying to create a rectangle by using the command line. When the line command prompts me to specify other corner points …

Missing Contours from Xref Not rated yet
I have a survey that I'm xrefing into my utility plan. The existing contours don't appear. The layers are listed, but the objects themselves are absent. …

AutoCAD Mechanical 2010 Dispears After Startup Not rated yet
Hi, After starting up AutoCAD Mechanical 2010 on my Windows 7 equipped PC, it disappears all of a sudden?! I have worked with it for about half a …

Chamfer Command Not rated yet
For some reason every time I try to use the chamfer command it isn't able to connect lines and it says "Distance is to large. Invalid." How can …

isolate and unisolate  Not rated yet
when working in paper space, I'd isolate a layer to change some settings then when i unisolate the layers located in the view port shows back up but turns …

Wood Grain Pattern on Soild Objects Not rated yet
I am using AutoCAD 2004. I am making 3D objects that are going to be made out of wood. I would like the shade or color of the object to have a natural …

LOCKED X-REF Not rated yet
How do I lock my x-ref drawing in my sheet without having it fade out? My "fade control" is already set at a -90. Thanks

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Re-Ordering AutoCAD Entities Not rated yet
Dear Sir, I am in trouble with re-ordering the entities within a selection (for example by ssget function). I have tried to denote an exact serial number …

Editing an Older Drawing and Adding New Blocks Not rated yet
I can open the original file and draw lines, shapes. etc., but as soon as I import a new block into the design, my problems start. Although their not apparent …

When Changing Color of Lines AutoCAD Shuts Down Not rated yet
I have a Vista 64 bit home premium gateway running AutoCAD 2009. When I try to change the color of the line from the the properties panel in the home …

Unit related Not rated yet
I want to type 0.75 for an offset and have it measure on my screen as 19.05mm(because 0.75inches = 19.05mm) can this be done? please help

Screening of Layers in AutoCAD Not rated yet
I want to know how to do screening for individual layers in AutoCAD. I want to set each layer to a different screening percentage. When I use layers this …

Dimensions Disappear Under Viewport. Not rated yet
The model is in 3D. The viewport must be 3dhidden with a pot shade of hidden legacy. When changing this, all the dimensions that were in paperspace …

How Do You Rotate a View in a Viewport? Not rated yet
Q I can't get the vprotateassoc to work as the help gives directions to do so. I set vprotateassoc to 1, choose a tab and view, enter R for rotate. …

Line Types in Paper Space Not rated yet
I am working in ACAD 2011. When I make more than one paper space view, only the first will show the line types. Such as hidden or center lines. …

Cross-Linking Block Attributes Not rated yet
At the company I'm employed with, we have separate blocks for section markers and section titles. A section marker has an attribute for the section …

Text Over Photos Disappears Not rated yet
The Problem: When I place text in layout space (scaled to the desired plot size) over viewports of photos drawn in model space the text goes behind the …

XREF Overlay VS Attachment Not rated yet
Q. What is difference between an XREF attachment and overlay? A. We have talked about external references as attachments VS overlays …

Ploting in AutoCAD 2011 Trial Version Not rated yet
Q. Is there any problem with AutoCAD 2011 trial version for plotting? A. The trial version of AutoCAD 2011 is still the real deal. …

How to Create an XREF? Not rated yet
Q. It has been years since I have created an XREF. A. An XREF (external reference) is created like any other drawing file. In fact, it …

Plotting Multiple Viewports in AutoCAD Not rated yet
Q. I made 20 separate pages (A4 size) in model and I want plot these pages all at once. How please tell me process. A. Sami, Which …

Insert JPEG Image in AutoCAD LT Not rated yet
Q. How do you insert a JPEG into Autocad LT? I know in full Autocad you use the raster image insert, but LT doesn't have that function and I …

Storage Shed Design Plans Not rated yet
Q. I'm looking for a set of storage shed design plans for a 10' X 10' tool shed. I have some basic sketches of how I would like the shed to look …

Manipulating an AutoCAD lite drawing in AutoCAD Not rated yet
Q. If a drawing was created in AutoCAD Lite, can you open it in full AutoCAD and manipulate it? A. Yes you can. AutoCAD LT uses the …

Easiest Way to Change Attributes in AutoCAD? Not rated yet
Q. Is there any Easiest way to change attributes? We have so many attributes in our drawing, it takes too much time to change those all. Burst …

Reversing the direction of a custom line Not rated yet
When using custom line types, I've noticed that the "display" of the text in the line type (mainly in curvilinear lines)is controlled more by the length …

Excel to AutoCAD Not rated yet
Q. How can I convert an Excel sheet to an AutoCAD file? A. Hightlight the Excel cells, copy them, then EDIT>PASTE in AutoCAD.

AutoCAD Isolate Layer / Linetype Not rated yet
Q. I some times get drawings were there is only two or three layers, but the drawing has many colors and many line types. Is there a way I could isolate …

Cannot Specify Insertion Point in AutoCAD Not rated yet
Q. I've worked with AutoCAD for 20 years and am on mechanical 09. Ever since I had to shut my computer down manually yesterday I've not been able …

How Do You Make a Gear in AutoCAD? Not rated yet
Q. Hello I am making a bike in my AutoCAD class and I was wondering how you make a gear. Do you use the array command? A. Using the Array command …

AutoCAD Filled Objects Not rated yet
I am working on a 2005 trial version of AutoCAD and cannot figure out how to create (draw) a filled object. I know how to turn on/off the filled display, …

AutoCAD Spell Check Dictionary Not rated yet
Q. How do you set a dictionary for spell check from the start. A. Your question is kind of vague. Did you setup your dictionary in Options? …

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AutoCAD Dimension leader Not rated yet
I am a relative newbie to Auto Cad software but have been trying to create a dimension arrow following a line. It is not straight but made up of straight …

Pulldown menu suffix (VP) Not rated yet
Dear sir or madam: An older drawing that was opened up the other day had (VP) suffixes added to the pulldowns. The usual "ByLayer" pulldowns now say …

How can i create my own custom hatch? Not rated yet
Hi! My name is Muhammed Hussain. I want to know about creating custom hatches in Auto CAD. Am try to do this for that I create some design in AutoCAD. …

Complex Spiral Gear Model Creation! Not rated yet
Dear Friend: I am a professional CAD user specializing in mechanical engineering design models for feasibility analysis I have recently created a Reduction …

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