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  1. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: AutoCAD Drawing Area - what color do you use?

    The color of the AutoCAD drawing area has changed quite a bit over the years. Do you always use the color Autodesk has chosen for you or do you have your own personal preference? Take the poll and...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 11th Oct 2011 01:05 pm
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Show your AutoCAD screen thread

    Ok, pretty simple. Let's all share our AutoCAD screen shots. Keep it simple. What you see each morning when you start AutoCAD up. No work images just the default dwg.

    Started by f700es‎, 21st Mar 2013 03:22 pm
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please Read This Before Posting

    If you require help with AutoCAD, it's really important to mention the AutoCAD version you are using in the question. This will help everyone to answer your question more quickly. There's a massive...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 12th Nov 2002 04:29 pm
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  1. Moved: Autocad 2008 how to edit toolbar button's properites?

    Started by vanowm‎, 25th Jul 2015 05:29 pm
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  2. Moved: Embed aerial photos

    Started by NDCADTECH‎, 24th Jul 2015 02:59 pm
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  3. Moved: Mass Properties Question

    Started by MechanicalAnimal‎, 23rd Jul 2015 03:39 pm
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  4. Moved: Publish problems

    Started by SAM_R‎, 22nd Jul 2015 09:35 pm
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  5. Moved: clean screen mishap

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 1st Jul 2015 05:41 pm
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  6. F2 dialogue box (Autocad text window)

    My text window on autocad 2016 keeps going behind the autocad display. I need to minimize autocad to see my text window results. For example, the result after a "list" command. What is the toggle to...

    Started by bleeargh‎, 21st Jul 2015 06:43 pm
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  7. Moved: dynamic blocks

    Started by squareknees‎, 21st Jul 2015 08:27 pm
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  8. Moved: cropped drawings

    Started by Robtl‎, 22nd Jul 2015 05:52 am
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  9. Rounding to whole number in formula

    Good morning. I have a small issue with adding two area calc's and rounding to a whole number. Example. Using the field command: (Field, Object, Polyline, Architectural, Precision 0.0) ...

    Started by y49sides‎, 17th Jul 2015 09:52 pm
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  10. New Group Filter (Layer Manager)

    Anyone know why my AutoCad 2009 will not let me select new layers to a specific group layer filter. It was working just fine and yesterday all of sudden it will not let me add new layers to a...

    Started by B-Grif‎, 27th Jul 2012 08:05 pm
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  11. Need Help Simplifying Polylines

    Hi! First of all, This is my first post here and I'm not an EXPERT in english, so I will try to explain as good as possible. I'm using Inventor 2012 and AutoCAD Mechanical 2012. In Inventor...

    Started by Blared‎, 16th Jul 2015 08:17 pm
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  12. Vanilla AutoCAD - is there a Keynote Feature?

    I know there is a keynote feature in Revit and Architecture, but is there in Plain AutoCAD and/or LT?

    Started by MonkeyTurnip‎, 8th Jul 2015 04:40 pm
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  13. Question Help with quick way to set styles to current?

    Is there a way to *quickly* set a style to current? What I'd really like to see AutoCAD have is a right-click option for this. Such as, if I click on a Dimension Style, I can right-click and select...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 7th Jul 2015 02:36 am
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  14. Mask margin around a polyline

    I wish to draw a cable route across a cluttered site plan, is there a way to create a mask boundary margin around my polyline (cable route) to make it stand out, or any other suggestions would be...

    Started by richard3009‎, 8th Jul 2015 09:04 am
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  15. Need a quicker "move everything on this items layer"

    I'm looking for a faster way to pick an item, and move everything on that item's layer. I've got a lot of civil plans that I want to move information we don't currently need off to the side of...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 26th Jun 2015 07:23 pm
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  16. Convert multi-line MTEXT into CAD table with multiple cells

    Is there a command or a .lsp that converts individual lines within a single MTEXT object into a CAD table with rows and columns? Unfortunately, Excel is not installed locally on my computer, so I...

    Started by nrschmid‎, 6th Jul 2015 07:01 pm
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  17. Copy with Base-Point problem => Leader Note

    Hi, I can't figure out how to fix this copy with base point and paste problem, I searched the forum but only found similar threads but not the one with the solution solution for me... this one lays...

    Started by Marco M‎, 7th Jul 2015 09:21 am
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  18. microstation to autocad

    i have just been given some architects drawings that have been done in microstation and converted to autocad. trying to make xrefs from them has become a nightmare. 3063 layers in the drawing....

    Started by FIFTHTEXAS‎, 6th Jul 2015 03:34 pm
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  19. This is the Weirdest File I've Ever Seen

    Help. I've posted a file in this post. It's downloaded from one of our manufacturers, whom we have used files from in the past. There is supposedly geometry in the model space, but I can't find...

    Started by resullins‎, 1st Jul 2015 10:57 pm
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  20. 2016 selection operation

    I don't if anybody has noticed this or not but when I go to select an object to edit if I hold down the left mouse button I can free form the selection area and if I just click once then it's the...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 30th Jun 2015 04:12 pm
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  21. Autocad blocks having loaded automatically from specific directory or file!!!

    Hi Everyone I know this and similar questions have already been posted in many forums, and before you start copy pasting links of other threads, you have to know that I probably have seen them...

    Started by yudjee‎, 28th Jun 2015 08:29 pm
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  22. Printer / plotter search

    I've been asked by my boss to keep an eye open for a printer that can print 11 x 17. I prefer laser simply to keep the printing costs down. I know this community has lots of expertise and can lend...

    Started by JamFam‎, 27th Jun 2015 07:31 am
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  23. Question How do you draw landscape tree and shrub symbols?

    How do you draw landscape tree and shrub symbols? Do you have to have a add-on? If so are there free add-ons for landscape symbols?

    Started by dirtflirt‎, 30th Sep 2010 05:36 pm
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  24. How to adjust the length of two rectangles at once

    Hi all, does anyone know how can I adjust the length of two or more rectangular shaped objects at once? I tried to put all these objects into one block, add stretch action to them, then chain the...

    Started by zack8576‎, 25th Jun 2015 01:08 pm
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  25. linetype

    having trouble with a linetype it is an electrical linetype we use all the time with no problems ---E---E---E---E I import it into my drawing then matchprop the polyline. It changes color...

    Started by rookie37‎, 27th Aug 2008 11:46 pm
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    22nd Jun 2015 06:51 pm Go to last post

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