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  1. 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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  2. 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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  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: 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  1. Wish List

    I'm currently putting together a proposal for the future development of CADTutor that I can present to potential sponsors of the site. I have plenty of ideas myself but I thought it would be good to...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 6th Dec 2002 08:12 am
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    17th Jan 2003 07:26 pm Go to last post
  2. Idea What would you like?

    Dear CADTutor Community, It's now nearly 6 years since the current version of this website was implemented (version 4) and it's now due for for an overhaul and a freshen-up and possibly even a new...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 16th Jun 2012 10:21 am
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  3. Well, what do you think?

    I'd be very interested to hear your views and comments on the new forum. I've worked hard to make it look a part of the CADTutor web site and it all seems to work OK. However, the best test is people...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 16th Sep 2002 07:52 pm
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  4. Welcome to the upgraded CADTutor forums!

    A New Forum? Forum regulars will notice a few changes round here. For the last 3 and a half years this forum has been using vBulletin 3.6 software but we've just upgraded to vBulletin 4.0.5, the...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 18th Jul 2010 04:36 pm
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  5. Welcome to our new home

    Dear All, Welcome to our new home. Take a look around, check the carpets and curtains but don't scuff the woodwork as some of the paint might still be a bit wet. :wink: For full details,...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 4th Sep 2006 09:08 am
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  6. WELCOME (again)

    Welcome to the shiny new CADTutor Forum - I hope you like it (I'm sure you'll let me know). Translating from the old board has been a complete nightmare :? but I have managed to bring almost...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 2nd Nov 2002 01:17 am
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  7. Welcome

    Welcome to the brand new CADTutor Forum. This forum replaces the CADTutor Message Board which has been running now for just over a year. The message board will be closed down shortly. Unfortunately,...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 16th Sep 2002 07:46 pm
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  8. We're Back!

    Welcome back to CADTutor. The site has been unavailable for 10 days, that's the longest period of down-time since the site began over 10 years ago. Although things look pretty similar round here,...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 16th Mar 2011 04:17 pm
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  9. We are 2

    Two years and counting... Well, today is our second birthday. The CADTutor phpBB forum went live exactly 2 years ago today and in that time we've come a long way. I'd just like to take the...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 29th Oct 2004 05:55 pm
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  10. Virus Warning

    Virus Warning It looks as though this site may have been the victim of a virus attack yesterday, 11th November. A number of users have reported a trojan horse attack on their PC's while on the...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 12th Nov 2004 12:29 pm
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  11. Video Tutorials - feedback needed

    In a constant effort to make CADTutor more useful for beginners to AutoCAD, I've begun adding a series of video tutorials to the site. Initially, there are 3 new tutorials: AutoCAD 2010: Ribbon...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 14th Aug 2009 10:29 am
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  12. Top Posters last Month

    I've added a new module to the Statistics Page. This one shows the top posters from last month and is a good compliment to the Top Posters this Month module. Have Fun!

    Started by CADTutor‎, 7th Dec 2004 12:58 pm
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  13. Top 10 AutoCAD Sites

    I was just over at TenLinks to see what's going on as I haven't been there for a while and I noticed that many of their listings are way out of date. Some of the entries in their top 10 AutoCAD sites...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 9th May 2007 06:05 pm
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    14th Oct 2010 12:09 am Go to last post
  14. Timeout Error at CADTutor?

    I've had a couple of reports of people not being able to access the site for short periods. I need to get a clear picture of how frequently this is happening, from which geographic locations and at...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 16th Mar 2010 12:03 pm
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  15. The Swamp is Down...

    ...but not for long. Message from Mark:

    Started by CADTutor‎, 27th Jun 2008 02:15 pm
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  16. Thanks to new moderators

    The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that we have two new moderators on the board. gcp310 and hendie have both very kindly agreed to join the moderator team and to help keep this place in order....

    Started by CADTutor‎, 29th Sep 2005 06:16 pm
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  17. Exclamation Temporary interruption to service

    The CADTutor forum will close for a short while this evening while we migrate to a new cloud server platform. Downtime may be an hour, depending on how the migration goes. The forum will close...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 28th May 2015 09:31 am
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  18. Exclamation Suspension of Registration

    Regrettably, we have had to suspend new registrations to this forum. We are currently the victim of a sustained spam attack, designed to make the forum unusable and the suspension of registration is...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 26th Apr 2009 11:45 am
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  19. 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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  20. Spam User Control

    In recent months, this forum has become a target for spammers. Forum spam comes in 2 forms. First are posts that link to sites with adult content, online gambling or drug sales. This type of spam...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 6th Jun 2006 10:09 am
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  21. Service Interruption

    The forum and site will be down for a short while after 22.00 GMT today. This is for a server upgrade which requires the server to be powered down. I don't expect this to take more than 30 minutes.

    Started by CADTutor‎, 25th Jun 2013 07:06 pm
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  22. Server Upgrade

    The forum will be closed for approximately 2 hours tomorrow, Thursday 28th March from 7.30pm GMT. This is so that CADTutor can be moved to a new, faster server. The rest of the CADTutor site will...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 27th Mar 2013 11:39 am
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  23. Server Problems

    The server for this forum has been experiencing problems over the last few days. Apologies for and inconvenience this has caused. I undrstand that this is now resolved but would like to hear if you...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 24th Sep 2003 09:56 am
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  24. Server Migration Complete

    The server migration seems to have been a success. I have taken the opportunity to patch the forum to the latest vB3.6 version. This is a security and bug patch only and there is no new...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 29th Mar 2009 07:05 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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