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  1. 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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  2. 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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  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. the same text style uses different fonts in host and xref when viewd in host

    hi if i open the xref as a drawing i can see it using text style that use font A . if i open the host drawing i can see that xref>style>font using different font. how is that possible?

    Started by samifox‎, 8th Oct 2015 12:38 pm
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  2. hidden jewel - flatshot

    After all these years I cannot believe I never knew about flatshot. I always just used different viewports to which view I wanted. However, someone I guess figured out that cnc machines prefer 2D...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 3rd Oct 2015 07:47 pm
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    7th Oct 2015 06:06 pm Go to last post
  3. great CAD site

    I do not know if this is shunned upon but this site below is my number three spot behind here and revit city. There are tons of ads and looks non-legit but most tutorials are free and very clear. ...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 3rd Oct 2015 07:53 am
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    7th Oct 2015 12:10 pm Go to last post
  4. Data extract in Civils 3D causing problems

    Hello, When I have previously extracted data from blocks, a x,y,z option has appeared. There is no option on the attached other than position, which gives me a combined x,y,z in the same column....

    Started by Al H‎, 7th Oct 2015 09:33 am
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  5. Switching monitor

    A co-worker of mine is having an issue. Anytime he hits the #2 on the keyboard his autocad switches to another screen. I can't re-create it on mine, and I've never seen it before. Also, when he hits...

    Started by Commandobill‎, 5th Oct 2015 07:27 pm
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    5th Oct 2015 07:34 pm Go to last post
  6. 2015 for Mac - Pline will not show

    Strange issue; didn't see any other like it in the forum and similar found online didn't have any fixes that worked here. Colleague has AutoCAD 2015 for Mac OSX 10.8.5 (*I know, I know...WHY??) ...

    Started by ORgrown‎, 22nd Sep 2015 06:08 am
    2015, mac, pline
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    5th Oct 2015 06:30 pm Go to last post
  7. Typical CAD to CAM procedures

    This company is using 3D Max and AutoCAD only. They want to use 3D Max for sales/presentation. They then want/use Autocad to design drawings to go to cam software for a CNC machine. Currently, a...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 1st Oct 2015 02:42 am
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  8. Showing different heights or elevations in Plan View

    Is there a common practice to show different levels of a part when looking straight down on it? Hatching doesn't seem right.

    Started by gbradley‎, 1st Oct 2015 06:15 pm
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    1st Oct 2015 11:51 pm Go to last post
  9. Geographic Location

    I am having the an issue with Geographic location. The attachment shows the error It worked fine a few days ago. I have searched around for the fix but can not figure it out. According to autocad...

    Started by Newton his‎, 29th Sep 2015 04:27 pm
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  10. autocad to alpha cam

    Anyone know somewhere that talks about the standards of drafting in autocad with the intention to insert it into a cam program for cnc type machines? Tnx

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 29th Sep 2015 09:48 pm
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  11. Autocad MEP 2016 Piping Issue

    Good morning, I am working in AutoCAD MEP 2016 and I would prefer pipe underneath pipe to be totally hidden. I have dug around in the style and display manager with not luck. I would like it to be...

    Started by rbeatty‎, 28th Sep 2015 03:00 pm
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  12. Selection

    I have a problem, I do not know what I made Yesterday, I select some objects , enter a comand , for example copy , make the copy and after copying the objects , the selection it's still keeping , ...

    Started by sergiu_ciuhnenco‎, 24th Sep 2015 09:04 am
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    27th Sep 2015 11:26 pm Go to last post
  13. 3D S Max model to Autocad for 2D Elevations

    Hello All, I have a 3D Max model imported into my Autocad but can't seem to create any 2D elevations, I've tried FLATSHOT, FLATTEN and even exploding to polylines but they disappear. any advise...

    Started by john4corners‎, 27th Sep 2015 04:30 pm
    2d elevation, 3d max, explode, flatshot, flatten
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  14. mirror drawing but not text - sort of

    hi all i want to mirror a drawing wholesale, but its layout means that i have text at various rotations..... see pic. there's a plan in the middle, with elevations around like a net. i know the...

    Started by designerstuart‎, 13th Apr 2011 01:42 pm
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  15. civil 3d wrong profile

    Hi every one goodto join cadtutor

    Started by boha90‎, 27th Sep 2015 01:52 pm
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  16. Break a line at a single point

    I would like to find a quicker way of breaking a line at a single point. Currently I do this: Command: br BREAK Select object: Specify second break point or : f Specify first break point:...

    Started by Lucid‎, 17th Dec 2007 09:12 pm
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    26th Sep 2015 11:37 pm Go to last post
  17. Set default value in command prompt

    Hi, I am using Dimension break command and when I click the required dimension, there are three options coming in command prompt ‘auto/manual/remove’ and the default value is ‘auto’. But, in my...

    Started by suresh_070379‎, 24th Sep 2015 02:30 pm
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  18. Smile LDD 2004 Line Label Precision

    I am using Land Desk Top 2004. I have a map that defines the line in tenths of a second (250d 25' 20.2") Is there a way to set my labels to tenths of a second? When I type the direction in tenths...

    Started by kapureef‎, 9th Jun 2015 10:33 pm
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    24th Sep 2015 02:06 am Go to last post
  19. Block Insert command

    Cad is so messed up. I can't even find a command that I know exists!!! I used it a while back and cannot find paper I wrote it on. I go to the help window...and that's no help. How does anyone...

    Started by kapureef‎, 17th Sep 2015 08:14 pm
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    23rd Sep 2015 07:29 am Go to last post
  20. Autocad 3d Print

    I dont know if Im in the right section, MODS pls move if Im not. Any one ever used Autocad to print in 3d? Is it any good? I've modeled some simple cylindrical object in Autocad but when I...

    Started by SanMiguel‎, 22nd Sep 2015 03:14 pm
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  21. Annotative Object Scale Dialog box

    G'day all, I have recently upgraded my ACAD from 2015 to 2016 full network liscence and design suite. I have this issue with the Annotative Object Scale Dialog box: If I select annotative...

    Started by Bladezy‎, 21st Sep 2015 06:31 am
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  22. More Than One Way to Skin a Drawing

    Time for some fun. Most things in AutoCAD can be accomplished in a multitude of ways. Let's see how many we can come up with. Let's start with moving an object: Ribbon - Home Tab, Modify Panel,...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 18th Sep 2015 01:18 pm
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  23. dimensions style

    here is a big quetion : When I change text style for some dimensions , it have some rest from old text style , I have to enter in dimensions and change it again , Some body know how is possible...

    Started by sergiu_ciuhnenco‎, 18th Sep 2015 09:21 am
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  24. What other CAD programs can save a .DXF/.DWG that AutoCAD 2015 LT can open?

    I work at a small company and I am the CAD department. We are moving in a direction that we are receiving drawings from outside our company and I am curious as to which other main stream CAD...

    Started by Zach571‎, 10th Sep 2015 04:21 pm
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  25. retrive tool palattes

    i'vedeleted the builtin tool palatte, ive search *.xtp all over but cant find. how can i retrive them? acad2010

    Started by samifox‎, 17th Sep 2015 08:48 am
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Sep 2015 11:26 am Go to last post

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