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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. Angry AutoCAD 2010 and 64 BIT Problems

    I bought a new computer with windows 7, 64 BIT and autocad keeps having an issue. I insert any JPEG and as soon as I do a window pops up and says an application stopped running and gives me two...

    Started by MSAWIN‎, 9th Mar 2014 04:35 am
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    application error, crash, debug
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  2. P and ID drawing advice

    I'm seeing a few jobs advertised for a P& ID draughtsman I have little experience of such drawings but they look very basic as per CAD complexity and I'm pretty certain I can tackle such a job having...

    Started by richard3009‎, 18th Apr 2014 09:18 pm
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    18th Apr 2014 10:29 pm Go to last post
  3. Elec Device Load Categories

    I have my own tool palette set up for elec devices. as of now when i insert a device (receptacle, light fixture, etc.) the load category comes in as undefined. I would like to have it so that...

    Started by Bharlow1986‎, 18th Apr 2014 05:38 pm
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    18th Apr 2014 05:51 pm Go to last post
  4. Moved: Superhatch boundary showing when hatch layer is off 2014

    Started by macs‎, 17th Apr 2014 09:58 pm
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  5. *.dwg file opening in AutoCAD Civil instead of AutoCAD - How do I change it?

    I have AutoCAD Civil 2013 and AutoCAD 2010 installed on my Windows 7 system. Whenever I double click on a *.dwg file Windows starts up Civil instead of AutoCAD 2010 to open the file. Even if I...

    Started by wsucad‎, 18th Mar 2013 02:18 pm
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  6. Model Space Viewport Alignment

    Afternoon All, I'm working on a project that requires me to produce phasing drawings for store alterations at a well known supermarket. I have a LIVE plan which is the existing floor plan and a...

    Started by stenna‎, 15th Apr 2014 03:19 pm
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    model space, view, viewport
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    18th Apr 2014 06:41 am Go to last post
  7. Who knows how to solve this piping problem with AutoCAD

    How do I model (or calculate) the fewest welds/fittings required to change angle and elevation in a pipe run, as shown in Option1 below. For this example the constants are: 8" standard steel...

    Started by nestly‎, 11th Jun 2013 05:03 pm
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  8. set ucs relative to user pickpoint

    hi i want to define 0,0,0 coordinate as 0,390,0. i have elevation view with specific levels values, i want to match it with the ucs so when i acquire a point with "id" i'll get the value i see...

    Started by samifox‎, 16th Apr 2014 05:53 pm
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    17th Apr 2014 05:27 pm Go to last post
  9. AutoCAD 2015 What's New

    Here are some of the details regarding What's New in AutoCAD 2015. http://inventortopix.blogspot.com/2014/03/autocad-2015-whats-new.html

    Started by jdits7‎, 27th Mar 2014 02:16 pm
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  10. How to display existing and new items in a Base view

    I work in the Structural design field and have used Autocad and Revit for years. Upon finding the "Create View" in the 2014 Ribbon, I am trying to find a way to differentiate existing structural...

    Started by EagleCat‎, 16th Apr 2014 12:00 am
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  11. Moved: Drawing by Gesturing

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 15th Apr 2014 04:36 pm
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  12. change attribute text by color

    Hello, I'm running autocad 2014. I was wondering if there is a command that changes the attribute text by color without having to go into its properties and changing it to "by color" manually..I...

    Started by Jessica28‎, 14th Apr 2014 10:37 pm
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    15th Apr 2014 03:21 pm Go to last post
  13. Question XREF list extraction

    Hi all, Is there a quick and painless way to extract a list of all the XREF's in the drawing from the external references box? Did a quick search earlier and got nothing that was quite...

    Started by skipsophrenic‎, 16th Oct 2008 09:33 am
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  14. Disable multiple autoCAD buttons in task bar

    I've just built a computer with Win 7 and ACAD '12. When I open several drawings, a button for each appears on the task bar. In previous installations, only one button would appear. I would like...

    Started by xr309‎, 14th Apr 2014 05:33 pm
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    14th Apr 2014 06:06 pm Go to last post
  15. looking for a stand alone GIS mapping software (desk top, or server based)

    Hi I am a new drafter at a small Geotechnical Engineering/Consulting firm, and have been given the task of building a "Project locator" aka a data base that allows the project engineer/manager to...

    Started by Decker‎, 29th Jan 2014 06:58 pm
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    14th Apr 2014 05:03 pm Go to last post
  16. Unhappy Quibla Direction

    Hi There, I hope somebody can help me to draw this quibla direction in auto cad using degree/minutes/seconds method. quibla direction sketch attached above. Thanks & Regards

    Started by Shibuboss‎, 13th Apr 2014 01:37 pm
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    14th Apr 2014 04:40 am Go to last post
  17. Dynamic Block Fields

    I cannot figure out how to get a field to update to a linear parameter within a dynamic block. See attached. There is a regular dimension string on the left and my custom dynamic block on the...

    Started by psuengineer84‎, 11th Apr 2014 10:24 pm
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    12th Apr 2014 05:54 pm Go to last post
  18. Screen Recording Software

    Not really too related to CAD but some may have some input for this question: Does anyone know of any GOOD screen recording software that happens to also be free? (I know those two don't usually...

    Started by Nobull84‎, 7th Apr 2014 05:36 pm
    recording, software
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    12th Apr 2014 03:07 am Go to last post
  19. Smile Modifying Dimension Styles

    I work for a firm that has horrible drafting conventions - i.e. exploded dimensions, etc. So, I am *trying* to match their crappy hand-drawn dimension style with a standard style. My question...

    Started by psuengineer84‎, 7th Apr 2014 11:09 pm
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    11th Apr 2014 10:19 pm Go to last post
  20. Question Xref Does Not Show Up

    I've inserted an external reference (as an attachment), but it does not show up in my drawing. I've checked all of the obvious things with regard to layers. I've never seen this before, but I'm...

    Started by wings‎, 9th Jan 2012 10:58 pm
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    11th Apr 2014 07:44 pm Go to last post
  21. Where does Autocad define the F1 key?

    Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone knew where Autocad defines F1 as help? I have scoured the cui and registry and nothing jumps out at me. Reason: I have F1 defined in my own cui file as a...

    Started by jnky‎, 9th Apr 2014 06:40 am
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  22. Autopublish on save - closeall don´t work

    Hi! I want to make a pdf each time a drawing is saved. AutoCAD has this Autopublish function that seems to be what I´m looking for. It work´s fine for: qsave - (command "_.qsave") save -...

    Started by ripuz‎, 11th Apr 2014 08:58 am
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    11th Apr 2014 12:24 pm Go to last post
  23. building two isometric buildings help needed

    Hello, i'm new to this site and i'm a self learned autocad user, i'm drawing two buildings in isometric view but the angle between the buildings is smaller than the isometric angles, and i can't seem...

    Started by hasanmakki‎, 8th Apr 2014 06:04 pm
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    9th Apr 2014 12:47 am Go to last post
  24. Very slow to show properties of text and dimensions (Urgent...!)

    Hello, I am working in a project as a designer, and I am getting a problem with some of my autocad files. - If the properties table (Ctrl 1) is not show, or "text" and "line" area are not...

    Started by hoathuong20‎, 5th Apr 2014 08:02 pm
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    8th Apr 2014 04:24 pm Go to last post
  25. Isolate changes to just one block

    I have a block inserted a number of times in a drawing,Im hoping to change the view of one block without changing the other blocks.All I need to do is make a part of a block invisable or maybe delete...

    Started by hyposmurf‎, 16th Jul 2003 10:52 am
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    8th Apr 2014 03:23 pm Go to last post

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