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regold53
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how to get the centerline symbol C/L

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10-21-2010 03:04 PM

how can i get the C/L sybol for centerlines.  i've tried everything.

 

 

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nestly
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Re: how to get the centerline symbol C/L

10-21-2010 03:25 PM in reply to: regold53

Do you want a linetype with the symbol, or just the symbol in text?

 

http://screencast.com/t/1HGFiCJg

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wengle
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Re: how to get the centerline symbol C/L

10-21-2010 03:48 PM in reply to: regold53

It's not available with standard fonts for autocad. I use a block that I made, which I can insert into a blank space in dtext or on the centerline of a column or circular object. At one time, many years ago, it was possible to use third party fonts, but no longer.

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nestly
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Re: how to get the centerline symbol C/L

10-21-2010 04:33 PM in reply to: wengle
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cadman70454
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Re: how to get the centerline symbol C/L

11-11-2010 10:00 AM in reply to: nestly

In Mtext command select the @ symbol which drops down a menu.  Select center line.  Is this what you're looking for?

 

Lowell

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randoshadow
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Registered: ‎11-13-2006
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Re: how to get the centerline symbol C/L

04-26-2011 11:45 AM in reply to: cadman70454

I have this issue too on some users systems in our office. It is a weird thing...

 

On most machines it works the way it is supposed to. We just use stadard AutoCAD fonts, mainly simplex and it works, but on some machines we open the same file where it worked and and it is a different font, ISOsomthing and we cant change it, but when we go back to the original machine it work

 

Where does AutoCAD pul the symbols? is it the font folder? or some font or character map?

 

Thanks in advance,

Randy

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Patchy
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Re: how to get the centerline symbol C/L

04-26-2011 11:59 AM in reply to: randoshadow

Type in FONTALT on the PC that doesn't show the symbol, what font does it say?

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randoshadow
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Re: how to get the centerline symbol C/L

04-26-2011 12:36 PM in reply to: Patchy

all PC come back with "simplex.shx"

 

I will also add, this only happens when we are using Civil 3D, when we open the files with vanilla autocad the centerline symbole comes out correct and the support paths are all the same

 

I think it might be a file issue or starting template issue, its just really weird and annoying.

 

Thanks for the help, I will troubleshoot a little more tonight after work and try to figure something out, maybe post some files tomorrow

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JGerth
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Registered: ‎12-05-2005
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Re: how to get the centerline symbol C/L

04-26-2011 01:23 PM in reply to: regold53

check the dates of the simplex.shx that's being found and used on the dirrerent machines.  delete ALL the older ones, and copy in a fresh version from the install CD.  You're getting the ISO-font for the symbols because the version of the autocad shx file is an archaic version that does not have unicode characters.

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DREWCLAY
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Registered: ‎07-19-2011
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Re: how to get the centerline symbol C/L

07-19-2011 03:41 PM in reply to: regold53

Type \U+2104 in the text field.

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