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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. Revit and Inventor in Belgium (Sint-Niklaas)

    Firstly a note to the moderators - sorry for posting in various groups, I just really want this to be seen. I have just signed up for two evening courses in the city of Sint-Niklaas in Belgium,...

    Started by steven-g‎, 8th Sep 2016 06:23 am
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  2. Question Help with changing a single number (attribute) in multiple blocks

    Hi - New to auto cad & need help :cry: I'll explain as best i can. Version:AutoCAD Mechanical 2012. I have a number of CAD blocks i need to change an attribute in each of the blocks multiple...

    Started by MattJcooper‎, 23rd Sep 2016 02:37 pm
    attributes, help me, multiple blocks, numbers
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    24th Sep 2016 03:33 am Go to last post
  3. Vehicle Turning Simulations (Vehicle swept path)

    Hello I am trying to find a free download of a vehicle turning simulator, I tried one called thru glamsen, doesn't seem to get past download, anyone with any ides?

    Started by Soposcrin‎, 23rd Sep 2016 05:31 pm
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  4. Moved: Bizarre happening on Autocad 2014

    Started by notredave‎, 21st Sep 2016 03:29 pm
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  5. Where is my cube?

    Some hate it, ..some use it. The viewcube. I do find it easy handy to use especially in combination with a named ucs. The problem now i have (only recently?) is that is only works in 3d displaystyle,...

    Started by halam‎, 20th Sep 2016 10:03 pm
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    21st Sep 2016 07:29 am Go to last post
  6. Moved: establish eliptical ucs

    Started by samifox‎, 20th Sep 2016 07:41 am
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  7. Moved: Dynamic block with arrays

    Started by MastroLube‎, 19th Sep 2016 03:05 pm
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  8. Object Snap Tracking Not Working

    I love the feature of Object Snap Tracking but for some reason or another it has stopped working. I normally use F11 to turn it on or go through the drafting settings menu to turn it on. The Object...

    Started by SeaRR85‎, 18th Feb 2009 06:58 pm
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    14th Sep 2016 05:50 pm Go to last post
  9. .dwg files showing as .exe files in Windows Explorer

    Title pretty much sums it up. At my institution, all student drawing files appear with an .exe extension instead of the usual .dwg. Any thoughts? I can't find any mention of this via Google or...

    Started by mlstlouis‎, 14th Sep 2016 03:09 pm
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  10. CAD Generated Contour Lines

    Hello, I am searching (unsuccessfully) for an online source for vectorized topographic maps. I used to use Topo Depot which provided very accurate CAD line work of contours, drainage swales,...

    Started by David Devitt‎, 6th Sep 2016 11:14 pm
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  11. Drawing orgins and file size and Autocad speed.

    I have some very large drawings slowing down my computer The drawings have the origin is very far form the drawing entities. If I move the origin closer to the entities would that speed up the...

    Started by muck‎, 8th Sep 2016 04:23 pm
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  12. Question Replacing blocks without moving them?

    I have created new blocks with many different attributes that I am hoping to use in my older drawings. I want to replace the old blocks, but sometimes they do not have the same insertion point and...

    Started by MTE20112‎, 3rd Sep 2016 08:39 am
    redefining blocks, replacing blocks
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  13. How do I do this... hide lines behind railings

    This is kinda hard to explain (which is probably why I can't find a solution anywhere), so I'll just give you the specific situation, and perhaps that will make sense. I am using AutoCAD 2008......

    Started by EnvisionMan‎, 25th Mar 2012 04:16 am
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  14. Data Links

    I've never used data links before but I tried to create one the other day but it didn't work like I wanted it to. I was trying to use cells that were returning a value from a vlookup but when I...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 12th Aug 2016 07:20 pm
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  15. What is Layer "0" and Layer "Defpoints"?

    Just wondernig the purpose or intent of these layers? Do they have any additional features when compared to any other layer that I might create on my own? Is there some standard info that others...

    Started by Crazy J‎, 13th Feb 2010 06:13 am
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  16. How to enter Expression Equation In extrude Command

    I am using AutoCAD 2014. I want to know how to enter Equation and Formula in Extrude (Expression option) Command. Kindly send some example and Help me.

    Started by cscmetturdam‎, 10th Aug 2016 07:19 am
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  17. Issues exporting DXF to Tekla

    Having an issue here and hope someone can help out with. I am running 2013 version of AutoCAD and I want to export a 2D file so another user can open it up in Tekla Structures. We can get the file...

    Started by Gearbox‎, 8th Aug 2016 06:04 pm
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  18. Where is the quick properties button located in autocad mep 2016?

    Hello, I learned autocad with the vanilla 2014 version and in that version the quick properties button was located on the status bar. I have recently upgraded to autocad mep 2016 and I can't locate...

    Started by brite1212‎, 6th Aug 2016 08:13 pm
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    8th Aug 2016 02:26 am Go to last post
  19. Capitals Stuck

    Hi Guys Just started work and I have a problem with Multiline text. When I type, everything is in capitals no matter what I do. The only way I can get lower case is when I highlight the text and...

    Started by DODGE‎, 14th Sep 2008 11:50 pm
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    4th Aug 2016 05:06 am Go to last post
  20. AutoCAD Install without setup file?

    I had AutoCAD 2014 (full version) on my desktop, and received an upgraded full version of AutoCAD 2016 (company-specific) on a USB drive. I didn't have time to fully install, so I uploaded the...

    Started by tgarner68‎, 29th Jul 2016 06:47 pm
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    30th Jul 2016 02:22 am Go to last post
  21. Looping Xrefs?

    Not sure if this is how to pose AutoCAD questions. If not, please tell me the appropriate method. I'm using several drawing files received from architect firms. These files are showing xrefs...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 29th Jul 2016 12:31 am
    xrefs problem
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  22. Lines with radius corners.

    Hi all, I do a lot of three-line flow diagrams for AV, probably more than anything else. If I draw a PL between two points with some 90-degree corners, then radius those with FILLET (radius...

    Started by muzicman82‎, 28th Jul 2016 02:55 pm
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  23. AutoCAD AutoCAD 2017 SP1 warning

    Jimmy Bergmark from JTB World, has reported that the just released SP1 for AutoCAD 2017 breaks the functionality of the "plug-in auto loader mechanism". Please make note of this before installing...

    Started by rkmcswain‎, 25th Jul 2016 01:35 pm
    autocad, autocad 2017, service pack, sp1
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  24. Moved: Extra Grips on Ellipse

    Started by reza‎, 22nd Jul 2016 07:15 pm
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  25. AutoCAD "unknown command 'txt2mtxt'"

    I am trying to convert text to mtext but the "txt2mtxt" command is not working. all the other express tools are working; this command shows up as unknown. I have searched for this command on the...

    Started by Blouden‎, 22nd Jul 2016 03:45 pm
    appload, express tools, startup suite, txt2mtxt, unknown command
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    22nd Jul 2016 03:57 pm Go to last post

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