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  1. 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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  2. 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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  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. Moved: How do I put 2 visibillity list in one dynamic block

    Started by alijahed‎, 25th May 2007 01:34 am
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  2. Moved: Creating layouts for a larger group of drawings for sheet set manager

    Started by muck‎, 23rd Apr 2015 03:26 pm
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  3. Copy Format to Excel?

    I have an excel spreasheet linked into an AutoCAD drawing. I've changed the cell widths in Autocad. How do I upload the cell formatting back to the source file? I've been trying all morning to...

    Started by jonathann3891‎, 22nd Apr 2015 02:00 pm
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    22nd Apr 2015 02:16 pm Go to last post
  4. Cool Translate english to ?

    Is there a easy and nice way to translate the text in a drawing from English to another Language? We have a customer ther is requesting us to translate our drawings to Spanish. Well none of us...

    Started by wastewater‎, 5th Apr 2010 10:21 pm
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    19th Apr 2015 01:22 pm Go to last post
  5. AutoCAD 2012 to 2015 - laggy and sluggish

    I finally took the plunge and upgraded my CAD version. I went from 2012 to 2015 and along with that I did a PC upgrade. But executing commands in 2015 is driving me nuts. I'm a command line...

    Started by MDrawings‎, 30th Jan 2015 03:00 am
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  6. Multileaders not keeping up with changes in model space

    Hi The multileader shows up to scale in the viewport. But when i change the position of the multileader or change the width of the text box these ammendments do not show up in viewport?:( Katie

    Started by KATIE0801‎, 6th Apr 2015 08:43 am
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  7. 2016 just installed

    Trying to set my F3 key to intersect function F4 end point F5 circle F6 mid point can any body help

    Started by Jonesboro Tool‎, 10th Apr 2015 05:47 pm
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  8. Titleblock scaling

    Recently I received a titleblock from an architect that was 24x36. The problem is that it was 24'x36' What would the process be to get the title block "reverse scaled" to the correct 24x36? An...

    Started by defman‎, 9th Apr 2015 03:42 am
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  9. KeySIGN Tutorials

    Hello, I've recently started using the KeySIGN plug-in for AutoCAD and I'm finding there's a complete lack of tutorials anywhere online on how to use it. Does anyone know where I can find any...

    Started by stryder444‎, 7th Apr 2015 12:13 pm
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  10. x,y,Text from excel to AutoCAD

    Help Please I know how to bring in the x,y cordinates from excel as points into AutoCAD but not the text can someone advise please. I'd prefer not to use a lisp if possible? Thanks

    Started by k22‎, 28th Nov 2013 03:47 pm
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  11. Question Export Coordinate and Discription

    I have a pile drawing that has every pile numbered. Is there a fast way to extract the coordinate of every pile and their number for a pile schedule? I have thousands of piles to do, and ID-ing...

    Started by jonathann3891‎, 1st Apr 2015 02:15 pm
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  12. dynamic door w/ variable swing arc resolved!

    i finally got a chance to test out my theory about using an angular dimension as a substitution for the swing arc in a dynamic door--no more visibility states!...as most of us are aware an actual arc...

    Started by hazardman‎, 17th Jul 2008 08:34 pm
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  13. 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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  14. "Hidden" line turns to "continuous" in layout view

    Didn't find answer with search. So I have this problem, if I create a layout, all lines look like continuous lines in layout view. Why is that so? In model view everything looks as it should. Please...

    Started by jeck‎, 17th Jun 2011 02:10 pm
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  15. Purchase AutoCad 2004 LDT with related Civil Design and Survey

    I wish to purchase the above. Please state price

    Started by sailing‎, 28th Mar 2015 07:46 pm
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    29th Mar 2015 01:34 am Go to last post
  16. AutoCAD 2016

    Did a few posts on the release of AutoCAD 2016 AutoCAD 2016 What's New, http://www.inventortopix.com/2015/03/autocad-2016-whats-new.html AutoCAD 2016 What's New Preview Guide,...

    Started by jdits7‎, 26th Mar 2015 02:10 pm
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    26th Mar 2015 02:29 pm Go to last post
  17. Replace only selected blocks with a different one

    Let's say I have 20 blocks named "george" in my dwg. Now, I would like to replace only 7 of them with the block "george2". Is there a simple way to do it just by selecting these 7 and replacing their...

    Started by jukkoo‎, 11th Feb 2011 09:50 am
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    25th Mar 2015 05:24 pm Go to last post
  18. Rotate a line round a square Dynamic Block

    sounds simple, and is but, and there always is one I don't have the ability to upload a dwg, I will do as soon as I can, so i'll try and explain as best I can if I have a dynamic block like...

    Started by MonkeyTurnip‎, 18th Mar 2015 04:24 pm
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  19. dimensions change when i explode detail

    Hi: I have a problem....when I explode a cad detail the dimensions change. How can a revert these back to the original dimensions before they were exploded? I need to work with the exploded detail...

    Started by doGnation1‎, 19th Oct 2012 11:47 pm
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    23rd Mar 2015 08:38 pm Go to last post
  20. Wink Selecting objects before a command is no longer working

    Hello. I'm not sure what I did to my AutoCAD 2000i, but now if I want for example explode an object, I must first click on explode icon and then select the objects I want. If I first select the...

    Started by vanowm‎, 14th Mar 2015 05:50 pm
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  21. Question help me, i cannot start autocad 2013

    daer all. i have a problem. i cannot start autocad. when i click shortcut Autocad on desktop. it run loading then auto close, not report ?? how to fix it? Thank all

    Started by black_coffee‎, 16th Mar 2015 05:33 am
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  22. Question When I edit horizontal texts, they suddenly become vertical. Why?

    When I edit horizontal texts, they suddenly become vertical. Then I cannot to make them back to horizontal. Why? What can I do to avoid this? Thank you!

    Started by junehe‎, 16th Mar 2015 11:11 pm
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  23. Turn layers on/off within a block

    What's the toggle that allows you to turn individual layers on/off within a block rather than the layer that the block is currently on going on/off. Is this possible? I do it with xrefs all the time.

    Started by bleeargh‎, 15th Mar 2015 04:42 am
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    16th Mar 2015 12:11 am Go to last post
  24. Embarrassed Admin Privileges

    I got a new system and trying to transfer settings. With this new system I set it up with my main user account to "not" have admin privileges. This way if I ever do get a virus, it doesn't have...

    Started by Tahano54‎, 14th Mar 2015 04:06 pm
    admin, import, profile, support file path
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  25. xref problem

    Hi all, I'm new here and have a question about an xref problem in autocad 2015. I'm trying to xref a drawing to use as a sheet border, and the xref is showing up in paperspace with large bullseye...

    Started by lando67‎, 13th Mar 2015 04:55 pm
    xref problem
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    14th Mar 2015 07:02 am Go to last post

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