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  1. 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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  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. 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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  4. 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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  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: 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. New AutoCAD Museum Forum

    Yes, it's sad, but for some time now I've thought it would be a good idea to have an AutoCAD nostalgia forum. This is a place where we can collect images of legacy AutoCAD versions. I bet you...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 30th Nov 2006 04:35 pm
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    8th Jul 2010 10:33 am Go to last post
  4. New Festive Style

    :xmas: Well, the festive season is fast aproaching and this weekend I went up into the loft, brought down and dusted off the CADTutor decorations. I hope I didn't go over the top - here's a preview....

    Started by CADTutor‎, 11th Dec 2006 12:47 am
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  5. 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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  6. New MicroStation Forum?

    Post here if you're interested in a Microstation Forum on CADTutor. (EDIT) It deffinately shows. I'm currently with microstation, and if I were to list a disadvantage to AutoCAD first one I...

    Started by SteveK‎, 20th Jul 2010 02:22 pm
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  7. New Smilies

    I noticed recently that some of you are linking to external smilies (perhaps because the range here at CADTutor is too limited - no BEER smiley for example). So I thought I should add some new...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 7th Aug 2011 08:31 pm
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  8. New User Profile Fields

    There has been a lot of talk about operating systems and computer specifications on the forum recently and as these details often relate to the questions being asked, I thought it would be sensible...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 26th Jun 2008 01:47 pm
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  9. Outage?

    Both this morning and yesterday morning I could not access this site - is it just me or have more people noticed this?

    Started by Tiger‎, 13th Aug 2010 12:33 pm
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    13th Aug 2010 01:58 pm Go to last post
  10. Post Moderation

    Dear All, we've seen an increase in spam on this forum over the last few days and so we have implemented a system of moderation for posts by new members. Usually, the situation improves once such a...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 6th Nov 2016 11:13 am
    • Replies: 3
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    7th Nov 2016 06:55 pm Go to last post
  11. 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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    14th Jun 2010 05:05 pm Go to last post
  12. Review of the Year 2009

    Review of the year 2009 2009 was another successful year at CADTutor. Traffic to the site continued to rise although more slowly than in previous years. My guess is that this is down to the...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 31st Dec 2009 02:53 pm
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    5th Feb 2010 08:10 pm Go to last post
  13. Search broken [SOLVED]

    Search and any function using search (New Posts) is currently broken. This seems to be a compatibility problem with this version of vBulletin and the version of PHP installed on the new server. I'm...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 29th Mar 2013 01:21 am
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  14. 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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  15. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    30th Mar 2009 12:18 am Go to last post
  16. 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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  17. 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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  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 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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  20. 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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  21. 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
  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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    30th Jul 2010 08:43 pm Go to last post
  25. 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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    28th Aug 2017 10:07 am Go to last post

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