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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. Anyone used the Autodesk Vehicle Tracking with AutoCAD yet?

    as the subject header. We've got Savoy AutoTRACK 10, just wondering if its like that. I downloaded the 30 day trial but it wont work as it says I havent got the correct licence weirdly. Some of the...

    Started by MrTapir‎, 6th May 2014 03:30 pm
    • Replies: 4
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  2. Autocad Taskbar Drawing Names?

    Does anyone know how to convince the Windows taskbar to show the drawing names when multiple instances of AutoCAD are Open?

    Started by racerg43‎, 21st Nov 2014 10:27 pm
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  3. Moved: Import command not recognized - C3D 2010

    Started by Sasparilla‎, 20th Nov 2014 03:50 am
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  4. Navis works

    Is it possible to export Navisworks files and edit (add text, numbers) in Auto cad 2014?

    Started by Big G‎, 17th Nov 2014 02:44 pm
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  5. Moved: VIEWBASE and non-orthogonal parts

    Started by nestly‎, 25th Oct 2014 02:03 pm
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  6. Drawing Enter Text in AutoCAD using excel

    hi all, i'm create a as built drawing in this drawing i have to fill Cage measurement i have all measurement in excel sheet but i don't know how to fill it easily please help me 500 drawings...

    Started by mhmnibras‎, 9th Nov 2014 06:24 am
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    15th Nov 2014 04:17 am Go to last post
  7. How do I make editable block attributes on Drawing title Block

    Hi everybody, I have had a look through the forums and haven't been able to find what I need, I am really sorry if this is a simple question that has been asked several times but here it goes...

    Started by jcw1066‎, 13th Nov 2014 10:41 pm
    attributes, blocks, titleblock
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    14th Nov 2014 01:56 pm Go to last post
  8. Qselect and wildcards?

    I have a file with a large selection of blocks and I want to select a number of them using the block names. The blocks I want are named PTS-001, PTS-002 etc. when I select QSELECT I can't get the...

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 14th Nov 2014 10:17 am
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  9. Angry I suddenly change variable setting // help me plzz

    I suddenly change variable setting // help me plzz and added "!" symbol to end of qleader , how can i fix it??:o

    Started by hosyn‎, 13th Nov 2014 05:08 pm
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  10. Efficient way to digitise the centrelines of roads or tunnels (plan view)

    Hi, Does anyone know of any efficient methods of digitising; orautomating the process of drawing the centrelines of roads or mining tunnels(with junctions) using either AutoCAD 2014 or...

    Started by srksphillips‎, 13th Nov 2014 10:28 am
    centrelines, digitise, roads, tunnels
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    13th Nov 2014 01:13 pm Go to last post
  11. 3D Mouse Survey

    The team at The Clemons Coding Company has developed an application plugin to allow a 2D mouse to move objects around in a 3D space. Please take our survey at http://lnkd.in/bFrNKZA to help us...

    Started by ThinkDrawPrint‎, 10th Nov 2014 11:49 pm
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  12. Properties Window is a No-Show

    AutoCAD 2013 w/SP2 Almost everyday now I notice that my Properties window which I keep docked on the left side of the screen as an icon will disappear and no matter how many times I try to bring...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 24th Jun 2014 07:00 pm
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  13. Smile possible to export hatch area in autocad

    In the AutoCAD possible to Export Hatch area to excel or any other application, every area separately with separate identification i mean in the cross section every chainage have 2 side (LHS...

    Started by mhmnibras‎, 9th Nov 2014 11:05 am
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    11th Nov 2014 02:31 am Go to last post
  14. Coding dissappears from the F2 window

    Hi guyz. I wanted to ask about the windows that pops up by pressing F2 in autocad, after using some commands when I check it I notice that the previous...

    Started by Hassy‎, 9th Nov 2014 03:41 pm
    autocad, f2window
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    9th Nov 2014 05:51 pm Go to last post
  15. Steel Shapes

    I know that AutoCad 2008 has a library of steel shapes in it that inserts a profile view as a polyline, but I cant remember where it is or how to use it. can someone refresh my memory

    Started by Lemmesee‎, 8th Aug 2011 03:51 pm
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  16. text not images

    I am working with AutoCAD 2015 and I can't stand the little images vs text for INFER, SNAP, GRID, ORTHO, POLAR, OSNAP... etc... My brain doesn't understand what the little images mean fast...

    Started by cadman6735‎, 4th Nov 2014 10:57 pm
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    5th Nov 2014 12:03 pm Go to last post
  17. Polyline issue

    I have copied a polyline into a file and I can't got my head around it's properties. In the attached file are 3 polylines. Polyline 'C' is the one I copied in. I then tried to match properties with...

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 4th Nov 2014 01:16 pm
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    4th Nov 2014 03:15 pm Go to last post
  18. Surface modelling

    Good Afternoon. Can anyone tell me if AutoCAD has provision for generating a flat surface from a solid object, e.g. a cone or pyramid shape converted to a sheet metal surface? Thanks in advance

    Started by greneebb‎, 2nd Nov 2014 10:06 pm
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    3rd Nov 2014 03:53 am Go to last post
  19. Scale list question

    All, Just a quick question. In the past I could type in the scale I wanted for my viewport. Ideal when drawing not to scale so I could just type in 135, for example and my viewport would be...

    Started by Chesterjester‎, 30th Oct 2014 04:48 pm
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    31st Oct 2014 11:45 am Go to last post
  20. Desktop Specs

    Hi guys i have been running AutoCAD 2014 and have upgraded to 2015. i have been experiencing lag issues to the point where the program hangs up to 10 - 20 seconds, sometimes resulting in a...

    Started by DonovanPorter‎, 28th Oct 2014 11:38 am
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  21. Conveyor Idler CAD Blocks?

    Hi, Just wondeing if anyone has got or knows of a resource for a collection of conveyor idlers (3D CAD blocks). I've had a look around online (GrabCAD, TraceParts, Google) and havent been able...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 28th Oct 2014 02:56 am
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  22. Wink Download architectural blocks? Happy to pay

    Hi, After many years in M&E and space planning commercially I suddenly have a need for domestic plans. Can anyone recommend a good site or sites for downloading block libraries for house plans? ...

    Started by Peachy‎, 26th Oct 2014 07:49 pm
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  23. Plotstyle wmp file

    Anyone ever seen a plotstyle somehow saved as a .wmp file? Got a new client with their own CAD standards we have to work to and I'm trying to setup inhouse and they sent me a heap of files which...

    Started by Organic‎, 26th Oct 2014 12:11 pm
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    27th Oct 2014 03:19 pm Go to last post
  24. Angry Drawing disappeared after saving it in block editor

    Hello everyone, can somebody help me with this issue: I was working on my drawing, using blocks: open block editor, edit block, close editor by clicking cross of closing block editor, then autocad...

    Started by factor‎, 18th Apr 2011 01:47 pm
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  25. Split an object?

    I want to be able to split an object into two objects at the point(s) where another one intersects. Basically, it would do something like TRIM but with the deleted area becoming a new object...

    Started by mikefulton‎, 24th Oct 2014 07:37 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    27th Oct 2014 01:39 pm Go to last post

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