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  1. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: Read this before you register

    Successful User Registration On average we get over 1000 new registrations every month but a large proportion of those registrations fail. Please read this post to ensure that your registration...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 19th Jan 2005 10:50 am
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  2. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: How to add images to your posts

    How to add images to your posts (main editor) You may, from time-to-time want to add an image to one of your posts. Maybe you have a tutorial to present or perhaps you need an image to explain...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 4th Sep 2006 03:22 pm
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  3. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: Where are my smilies?

    Where are my smilies? In order to get the most benefit from the forum, you should be using the enhanced editor. This has a formatting toolbar above the edit box, a selection of smilies to the...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 7th Sep 2006 08:53 am
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  4. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: Why should I register?

    Why should I register? There are a number of benefits to registering at the CADTutor AutoCAD Forums. As a guest user of these forums, you can view posts but you can't reply to posts or create new...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 18th Sep 2006 10:41 am
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  5. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: How do I make a post?

    How do I make a post? Usually, the first thing a new forum member will want to do is create a new thread and ask a question. However, you may find that the answer to your question already exists,...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 8th May 2008 10:10 am
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  6. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: Why Donate?

    Why Donate? The CADTutor site is completely independent and is not supported by sponsors. It relies upon site-generated income to keep it going. Currently, this is done in 2 ways; discrete...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 26th Jan 2009 10:15 am
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  7. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: Information for new members

    Information for new members If you have just registered with our forum and you've successfully verified your email address by clicking the link in the email sent to you, congratulations, you're...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 17th Jan 2011 01:41 pm
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  8. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: How to upload files to the forum?

    Sometimes it's necessary to upload your .dwg file to the forum so that other forum members can more easily help you with the problem you're having. The procedure outlined below can be used to upload...

    Started by Cad64‎, 8th Jan 2016 10:16 pm
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  9. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: Tapatalk Forum App

    The CADTutor forum has always been available on mobile devices with a web browser and that's still the case. However, you now have more choice in the way you interact with our forums from your mobile...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 9th Jan 2012 12:30 pm
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  1. Forum Consolidation

    Forum Consolidation You may notice that the forum is looking a little more compact than it did a couple of days ago. I have come to the conclusion (as some of you have suggested) that there are too...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 28th Nov 2002 10:45 am
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  2. CADTutor in Action

    I recently posted a new article on the CADTutor web site called CADTutor in Action. See it here: www.cadtutor.net/action/ethiopia.html The idea is to show how CADTutor is being used around the...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 25th Mar 2003 10:54 am
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  3. Removal of User Accounts

    It's time for a spring clean on the forum. My first job is to remove any user accounts more than 12 months old where the user has never posted. For the most part, these are people who visit once,...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 17th Mar 2004 10:45 am
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  4. Please do not post BMP image files

    Recently I've noticed a number of posts with image links to BMP format image files. BMP files will not display as images in your posts, so don't use them. Also, BMP files are usually quite large...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 6th Apr 2005 04:38 pm
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  5. Guidelines on publication of AutoLISP routines

    Guidelines on publication of AutoLISP routines Many AutoLISP routines have been published on this forum, some simple, some complex. I am very grateful to those authors who publish their own work...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 1st Aug 2005 10:39 am
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  6. Exclamation New links module added to CADTutor

    Today I added a new module to the CADTutor website. You will find it by clicking on the "Links" er... link on the site navigation bar above. This module allows anyone to add a useful link to our...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 14th Sep 2006 03:22 pm
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  7. Exclamation Recent disturbances

    Most members will be unaware of recent disturbances on this forum. If that is the case, you can safely ignore this announcement. For those of you who have been involved, I set out below the current...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 25th Apr 2007 09:43 am
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  8. New settings for image upload

    I have just revised the maximum image and file sizes for image attachments in posts: Maximum width = 800px Maximum height = 600px Larger images will automatically be resized. Maximum...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 29th Apr 2008 12:28 pm
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  9. Exclamation Forum temporary closure

    Forum temporary closure This forum will close at 10pm GMT on Friday 27th March 2009. The forum is likely to remain closed for most of the weekend but we hope to be up and running again by 8am GMT...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 23rd Mar 2009 11:17 am
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  10. Forum now running vB4.0.6

    I've just upgraded the forum to the latest bug-fix version of vBulletin. There are over 100 bug fixes and I'm hoping that will sort out a few of the niggles we've had recently. As always, do let...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 16th Aug 2010 09:18 am
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  11. FAQ Article Discipline profile information

    Discipline details in your profile A new feature has been added to the forum that we hope will make it easier for questions to be answered more accurately. You may have noticed that some posts...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 5th Aug 2011 10:46 am
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  12. New forum section

    Hello everyone, If you're not already aware, we now have a "Work in Progress" section located in the Community area of the forum: http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?84-Work-In-Progress...

    Started by Cad64‎, 8th Apr 2016 11:08 pm
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  13. Image Sizes

    I'm really happy to see the forum being used so actively and I'm also pleased to see examples of peoples work. However, there have recently been a number of postings that use large images. This can...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 7th May 2003 10:51 pm
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  14. Image size <= 600px please!

    Just recently, a number of large images have been posted on the forum. Please do not just post full-screen grabs when a smaller cropped image would do. It's unnecessary and just lazy. Posts with...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 11th Oct 2005 09:48 am
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  15. Star CADTutor on MetaFilter!

    :shock: Look what those nice people at MettaFilter said about CADTutor. http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/54586

    Started by CADTutor‎, 7th Sep 2006 10:34 pm
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  16. Recent Outage

    Apologies for the outage earlier today - entirely my fault :roll: I am currently doing a dry-run of the forum upgrade and ran into problems (well, that's what dry-runs are for right?). The...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 14th Jun 2010 05:01 pm
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  17. Downtime this Morning

    Apologies for the downtime this morning. This was due to DNS problems at our hosting company.

    Started by CADTutor‎, 25th Jan 2012 11:37 am
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  18. Exclamation Cookie Consent

    The observant among you will have noticed that CADTutor now displays a cookie consent strip at the bottom of the screen. This has been added to comply with European privacy legislation and with...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 31st Aug 2015 02:41 pm
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  19. New Custom Bitmap Materials Tutorial!

    New Tutorial! I just thought that you would all like to know about a brand new tutorial I have just uploaded. It's called "Creating Custom Bitmap Materials" and it's really good. Well, I guess...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 26th Sep 2002 07:01 pm
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  20. Forum Update to 2.0.11

    Forum Update I've just updated the forum to version 2.0.11 (released this morning). Existing members shouldn't notice any difference. The update fixes a serious security issue and a couple of...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 19th Nov 2004 08:48 pm
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  21. Forum down for 12 hours!

    Apologies to those of you who couldn't access the forum over the past 12 hours. One of the database tables became corrupt and had to be restored. The good news is that we didn't lose any data. :)

    Started by CADTutor‎, 23rd Nov 2005 12:28 pm
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  22. Exclamation Spoof Emails from "CADTutor"

    During the past week I've received a number of spoof emails purporting to come from CADTutor Admin. Some other members have also reported emails containing porn links coming from the CADTutor domain....

    Started by CADTutor‎, 26th Jan 2007 07:04 pm
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  23. AutoCAD 2011 Announced

    A few hours ago, Autodesk unveiled AutoCAD 2011 and it's another big release with a host of new features. Take a look at What's New for an overview.

    Started by CADTutor‎, 25th Mar 2010 07:25 am
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  24. Autodesk community survey

    Autodesk are undertaking a survey into the use of online communities and forums by AutoCAD users. If you'd like to contribute, take a look here: ...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 20th Aug 2010 01:05 pm
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  25. Server Maintenance

    As per the announcement, the CADTutor server will be down for a few hours this week between 10pm GMT on Thursday, 24th November and 6am GMT on Friday, 25th November. During this period, the site...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 21st Nov 2011 11:37 am
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    25th Nov 2011 11:03 pm Go to last post

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