This is just to update from previous entries on this topic. I have a floating Command Line and no mouse pointer within the drawing area. This means I cannot click anywhere within the drawing area as the Command Line will not go and there is no mouse until F9 is switched off. If I move outside the original drawing area, the mouse re-appears and everything is back to normal. I have tried switching
Hello all. This is getting extremly frustrating and I do hope someone can tell me how to switch off this.

Sometimes but not always, when I come to give any command from 'L' onwards I get this floating window saying 'Specify first point' and no pointer. All I maybe try to do is to join a line up or anything in fact. Any drawing command brings this floating window up. How do I get rid of it or
arunvij8 posted May 2 at 12:30 pm

Now I have reached the fourth chapter. When I am trying to display the dimensions after drawing the diagram according to the given instructions.The sizes of the dimensions are quite big.

Can you please advice, How to adjust the size?

I am using AutoCAD 2018 trial version.


recent by AWhitton  ·  May 22 at 5:11 pm
waynenh57 posted May 7 at 4:24 pm
Hello Sirs,

I have been using ACAD since 1988 and at my present job
we are using version 2000 which I have been with for 19yrs.
My company has not kept up with the newer versions so I'm way behind the curve on this and need to get training
on the new versions. We do only 2D at my job so my experience is in wire frame only and no solids drafting. My wire frame experience has been 19y
recent by AWhitton  ·  May 22 at 5:10 pm
Gadgetmajor posted Apr 12 at 11:51 am
When I have set a 'New' dimension saved and made current. I try to add dimensions either by clicking on 'Dimension' or typing in DIM and I am getting various instructions across where I want to put the 'click'. for example 'Set extension line origin to continue'. It means I cannot just click on a line. What am I doing wrong please?

Rocketman48 posted Mar 29 at 3:05 pm
Question: I have created a "base" drawing and inserted quite a lot of blocks into that drawing. Now, when I do a "save as" from the base drawing how to do I keep it from pulling all the blocks with it? In other words, I want to insert the blocks I need, save as and not have the ones I don't need.

Also, I am sure this has to do with the above question somehow but, when I pull in my blocked TBl
Rubens posted Dec 19 '17 at 1:45 am

I am starting my CAD studies here at "My Cad Site" and I would like to ask for some suggestions about a good laptop to run the free student version that I can download from the Autodesk website.

Thanks a lot.

dch1950 posted Dec 7 '17 at 7:18 am
I am not a CAD user , or in any way an expert user.
I make car seat covers for a vintage car - the Peugeot 205 GTi.
I have had the seat cover elements digitised using a digital table to create sets of patterns for a specific seat component (cushion,squab, front, rear etc.) in one dxf file. I say dxf , but it might be a dwg file - I can't tell the difference. I use Draftsight to look
Estee posted Nov 2 '17 at 5:19 pm
Trying to draw a square 10"x7".
can you help me figure out what's 1,2 (what 1 stands for and what 2 stands for) and What's 3,2 - 3,4 - 1,4 stands for?
I don't understand how it came out to be 2" square...


recent by AWhitton  ·  Nov 14 '17 at 3:21 pm
guest32 posted Sep 17 '17 at 12:31 pm
Hello everyone

I have a doubt while using autocad 2016 version. While I enter specific points for line command they do not form a straight line.

I tried to make a perfect square like I saw here on the site on a video but wasn't able to make it.

I'd love to get your help.

Thank you!

recent by Icecool  ·  Sep 25 '17 at 7:38 pm
neran posted Sep 17 '17 at 8:36 am
Hi everyone,
Yes, forums are way overdue, but better late than never right?
We're happy to introduce this new advanced platform to help you guys with your learning process, share your work, offer advise and more.
If you have any suggestions for us, don't hesitate to post right here.
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