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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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    9th Nov 2015 03:38 pm Go to last post
  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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    13th Feb 2008 10:10 pm Go to last post
  1. Trouble removing a cui file

    I have a cui that I used earlier but don't anymore. It still appears on the right drop down menu in the Transfer tab. I just can't get rid of it! I have deleted the file and tried purge and...

    Started by Siberian‎, 13th Jun 2009 04:17 pm
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    3rd May 2016 02:06 pm Go to last post
  2. Moved: Wiring Riser block

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 2nd May 2016 10:33 pm
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  3. Moved: Docking a floating panel

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 2nd May 2016 09:29 pm
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  4. Moved: Xref Managment

    Started by Tota123‎, 2nd May 2016 08:53 am
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  5. Isolate Objects in Viewport

    I'm trying to make some cut views. I need to isolate some objects in one viewport without my other viewports being effected. How do I go about doing this?? I'm using CAD-Mech also

    Started by Bthecory‎, 27th Jul 2009 06:58 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    30th Apr 2016 10:02 am Go to last post
  6. ACAD2014 Model Space Viewport Not Active After Picking Command From Menu

    Hey, This is a weird recurring issue I am having, it will be resolved after restarting the ACAD session, but it does return. When picking a command (or any item) from the menu, the current...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 29th Apr 2016 04:39 am
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    29th Apr 2016 11:23 am Go to last post
  7. Windows Preview Pane

    Hi guys,before I upgraded to draftsight 2016 I use to get a preview of a dxf in the windows preview Pane, since I upgraded this does not work anymore. It use to work with 2015, tried reinstalling but...

    Started by Stixoasis‎, 28th Apr 2016 11:05 pm
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  8. Mouse hurting my finger :(

    Hello, I use autoCAD for many hours daily which means I'm pressing down the scroll button frequently. Does anyone have a super comfortable mouse they are using and can share the make and model....

    Started by StArchitect‎, 22nd Apr 2016 07:34 pm
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  9. How to get area to show m.sq. instead of mm. sq.?

    I'm working in millimeters and whenever I use the AREA command I end up with a large number. I want to know if you can customize the AREA command somehow to show meters squared automatically.

    Started by StArchitect‎, 20th Apr 2016 07:45 pm
    area, autocad, custom
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Apr 2016 02:12 am Go to last post
  10. Autotrack Parking - Direction of traffic

    For the parking tools for Autotrack (Bays, etc not the vehicles themselves) you can tell Auotrack which direction the traffic is moving in by changing the direction of the arrow. (left, right, both)...

    Started by PotGuy‎, 9th Jul 2014 12:08 pm
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    15th Apr 2016 01:49 pm Go to last post
  11. Question View label block problems, autocad c3d 2016

    Please see attached PDF file. I am having trouble inserting "PLACE VIEW LABEL BLOCK" from the Sheet View Tab of Sheet Set Manager using AutoCAD C3D 2016. I never had this problem with C3D-2013 or...

    Started by bpoly‎, 6th Apr 2016 11:25 am
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  12. ACAD won't pasteclip data into drawing, either native file or external

    Hello, I believe someone here helped me with a copy/pasteclip issue I was having sometime last year, but I've forgotten the solution. Today, my ACAD began disallowing data copied to the clipboard...

    Started by JOHN W‎, 4th Apr 2016 09:25 pm
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    5th Apr 2016 11:46 am Go to last post
  13. truck turning circle... but going in reverse

    Hi All I to put down a turning circle whereby a truck drives past a driveway then reverses in at 90 deg into the driveway. i have forwards turning circles, but for the life of me cant find...

    Started by mvrcad‎, 4th Apr 2016 06:54 am
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    4th Apr 2016 02:06 pm Go to last post
  14. Embarrassed Bar bending software

    What is the easy software for the bar bending schedule

    Started by ruksi‎, 14th Nov 2009 03:08 pm
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  15. Question Zoom wheel factor different for zooming In and zooming Out

    Hi, I was using Autocad LT 2004 before, and I had a different zoom scale for zooming In and zomming Out, on the mouse wheel. On Autocad 2016, I can't find how to set it. I found ZOOMFACTOR but it...

    Started by FrankyJones‎, 30th Mar 2016 02:00 pm
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    30th Mar 2016 05:36 pm Go to last post
  16. Shift not removing from Selection set Intermittently

    Using Civil 3D 2016 and having Intermittent Problems with not being able to remove items from the selection set. Anyone else having this problem? Terry Nolan ...

    Started by tnolan3‎, 27th Mar 2016 04:43 pm
    autocad, cad drafting, civil 3d, selection
    • Replies: 3
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    28th Mar 2016 01:55 pm Go to last post
  17. Question Preselecting objects to hatch

    Dear acad 2011 users Does anyone know how to pre-select object to hatch? So the hatch proces will be like: pre-select desired closed polylines, etc. press "h" - Enter make modification to...

    Started by jrn‎, 14th Oct 2010 07:47 am
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    23rd Mar 2016 12:31 pm Go to last post
  18. Title Bar problem

    Hi If possible could someone please help. I have windows 10 installed and architecture 2012, please see attached. If I maximise the screen the title disappears ie: Autocad Architecture 2012...

    Started by MDD73‎, 20th Mar 2016 11:47 am
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    22nd Mar 2016 10:26 am Go to last post
  19. What layer is the object?

    Hi! My question is, when you have a block, in a block, in a block,... How can you know, by only clicking one time, in what layer a specific block or line is? Thanks! - DM

    Started by DesmetMartin‎, 21st Mar 2016 09:37 am
    block, layer
    • Replies: 3
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    21st Mar 2016 01:35 pm Go to last post
  20. osnap to a wipeout

    is there any way to get the osnap to stop finding ends of a wipeout? I have a tag that I use with labels to show a material. because of the tight quarters of sections at times I added a wipeout...

    Started by squareknees‎, 18th Mar 2016 08:11 pm
    osnap, wipeout
    • Replies: 5
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    19th Mar 2016 09:08 pm Go to last post
  21. Autodesk New Policy - spate of India

    Hello every body I do not know if this is the correct place for this post. I do not find any sub forum for qestions like this. I am just sharing my thoughts (rather worries) here. Recently...

    Started by PRSS‎, 30th Dec 2012 06:56 pm
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    18th Mar 2016 12:16 am Go to last post
  22. Shared Tool Pallette

    Hi all, I have a tool palette I've created using dynamic blocks all saved on a shared server. I have all of the blocks inserted on a source file. I copy and paste them into the tool palette and it...

    Started by adamsdr3‎, 17th Mar 2016 06:28 pm
    dynamic blocks, tool palettes
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    17th Mar 2016 06:28 pm Go to last post
  23. Design

    Can anyone assist me in new idea for this home plan? please i need your assistance if you have this 2 floors home, how can u manage to distribute the rooms? please help me i am lost

    Started by nabilsemaan‎, 16th Mar 2016 10:35 am
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    16th Mar 2016 04:02 pm Go to last post
  24. Adding a Constraint to a Stretch Action in a Dynamic Block

    Hey guys, I'm using AutoCAD 2015. I'm trying to make a simple wall panel block for our estimator to use to be able to quickly extract our precast piece sizes and areas. Sometimes we'll have wall...

    Started by jgentry94‎, 4th Mar 2016 11:40 pm
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  25. How Can I Turn Off This Pop Up?

    Hello, Is there any way to turn off this popup window? Thanks, TD

    Started by PaulS00‎, 2nd Mar 2016 10:20 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    4th Mar 2016 03:40 am Go to last post

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