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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. Table Tags Do Not Reset to (1) with ADDSEGMENTLABELS

    I use ADDSEGMENTLABELS to add labels and tags. If I select all of the labels, delete, and do ADDSEGMENTLABELS again those tags will not start at 1 but whatever the next number is. How can I fix...

    Started by nrschmid‎, Today 05:19 am
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  2. Expanding Text

    Is it possible to expand text to fit a given shape. I have an ellipse that needs a company name to fill the area.

    Started by DBMorris‎, 24th Feb 2015 04:36 pm
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  3. Command line wont accept input if an object is selected and cursor is over the object

    Has anyone had the issue of your command line not working if you have a p-line/object selected and your cursor is over the same object? sometimes this will cause the object to adjust after you try...

    Started by bh_ONE‎, 27th Feb 2015 08:58 pm
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    28th Feb 2015 04:03 am Go to last post
  4. How can I Join lines

    Hi there I created many lines, and joined them together nicely Now I have a closed complete 2D shape I want to extrude the shape, but... I think I need to join all the lines to become...

    Started by akis123321‎, 18th Jan 2007 06:04 pm
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  5. What is your CAD Learning Experience?

    Hi there, I am doing a project on learning how people learn complicate CAD tools like autoCAD, and then think of ways to improve this process. If you have 20s, and want to help out, here is a link...

    Started by JessicaCAD‎, 24th Feb 2015 10:00 pm
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  6. Moved: Blocks not appearing in Viewport

    Started by Mitharan‎, 26th Feb 2015 06:39 pm
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  7. .dwg Files' Size are reduced SIGNIFICANTLY just by saving???

    So this is very odd. I am going through a process to clean up some .dwg files to save them as .dxf. One of the goals is to reduce the size of the files to <= 1Mb each. Don't ask me how I stumbled...

    Started by Beeftimer‎, 25th Feb 2015 05:43 pm
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  8. Unused Styles

    Hello All! I believe I am ready for my first question as this is something that has been driving me crazy! I grabbed some line work that a friend drew up for my last week. Of course I opened his...

    Started by EMFabNC‎, 25th Feb 2015 07:50 am
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  9. Moved: Polylines to Circles

    Started by DECHAL‎, 23rd Feb 2015 08:40 am
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  10. Moved: Find Item on Drawing by "Handle Number"

    Started by DECHAL‎, 24th Feb 2015 01:13 pm
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  11. Layer selection

    Hi all; I am trying to select all layers that contain block references, is there a way?

    Started by m_sherif005‎, 21st Feb 2015 08:41 am
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  12. Move model and have viewports also move accordingly

    Say the data in modelspace is all at origin 0,0,0 and in that general vicinity. There are 100+ paperspace sheets referencing the model at these coordinates. The entire modelspace now has to be...

    Started by Organic‎, 22nd Feb 2015 10:47 am
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  13. Question Soooo not a very high priority question, but wth is this?

    Alright... So I noticed this a few months back cropping up whenever I opened up 2014 Civil 3D... In the window quick switch (ALT+Tab) it shows up as a square with a green Kinect looking thing with an...

    Started by Conman875‎, 30th Jan 2015 03:07 pm
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  14. copy multiple macro

    Hey, guys, I am using Autocad 2013. Presently, my COPY command will copy only once. I want to change it to where it will hold the copy and make multiple copies of the same selection. Is this...

    Started by rboudreaux‎, 18th Feb 2015 03:24 pm
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  15. Transparency plotting vers Pin width plotting

    Which is the preferred method to plot files? Should a CAD operator use AutoCAD transparency or should they only use pin settings in their cbt file to fade objects? In the past I have used...

    Started by muck‎, 19th Feb 2015 09:15 pm
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  16. AutoCad and Its Applications 2006 CD

    Does anyone happen to have the Instructor CD that came with the Shumaker & Madsen Autocad 2006 13th Ed? I have the book but it came sans CD.:( If you could send a copy (zipped?), include your...

    Started by MaxHeadRoom‎, 19th Feb 2015 05:35 pm
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  17. Line weights for Sections & Wall Details

    Can anyone help me? Im new at doing sections & wall details and my issue that I have are the figuring out which lineweights to use. I know that we have to use thick lines represent structural...

    Started by Razorcad‎, 18th Feb 2015 04:56 am
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  18. Unable to select viewport

    We have a drawing with multiple layouts and active viewports in them. For some reason we are unable to select some of the viewports so that we can resize them. we can see them we just can not...

    Started by wsucad‎, 24th Jul 2008 08:04 pm
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  19. Slow response after copy and pasting

    Hi all, I have troweled through the forums trying to find a specific solution to my problem but have been unsuccessful in finding an answer. When I cut and paste, Autocad lags for up to 30...

    Started by cadnooob‎, 31st Jul 2013 12:55 am
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    18th Feb 2015 12:24 pm Go to last post
  20. change length of layer control dropdown in toolbar

    hi all is it possible to extend the dropdown box so i can view whole layer names? seems unlikely, but you guys know how to do some pretty far out stuff! thanks

    Started by designerstuart‎, 3rd Aug 2011 12:25 pm
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  21. Question Framing plan??????

    I work for a structural engineering/consulting company. Im new and having trouble understanding my bosses explination on drawing framing plans. He tells me that in a frame plan for each floor we...

    Started by Razorcad‎, 15th Feb 2015 09:42 pm
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    15th Feb 2015 11:07 pm Go to last post
  22. drawing timeline

    Is there a way to view the times a drawing was being worked on?? Employee has a ton of time on a particular dwg but nothing seems to be getting done. Can I see the dates and times the drawing has...

    Started by dirtlegg‎, 11th Feb 2015 04:51 pm
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  23. Initializing PGP file

    So at work there is a standardized pgp file on the network that everyone's ACad is linked to. I want to customize my own pgp file, so I created one on my C: drive. The problem now is that I can't...

    Started by RonYe‎, 16th Nov 2007 08:31 pm
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    14th Feb 2015 10:08 pm Go to last post
  24. Text in block changes when inserted

    On blocks I create containing a text style, when inserted into a drawing that is using a different text style, the text style in the block changes to what is selected for the drawing. Block was...

    Started by jagwinn‎, 21st Oct 2009 03:43 am
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    14th Feb 2015 05:46 am Go to last post
  25. How do I offset 3d Polyline

    Hello everybody! How do I offset 3D polyline?

    Started by free2fly‎, 6th Jan 2006 02:10 pm
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