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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. AutoCAD dictionaries GONE

    Hey there folks, every time I try to enter / alter text, autocad informs me that it can't find a dictionary for spell checking purposes. I can live with that, but the constant pop-up is...

    Started by icedkasz‎, 10th Sep 2010 04:54 pm
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  2. cadfreeblocks.com

    I want to download a 3D block from cadfreeblocks.com. The website says my target file is in Autocad 2000.dwg format. Will this format cause a problem? I have Autocad 2009. Thanks.

    Started by cmarvel‎, 16th Oct 2014 10:54 pm
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  3. Line Type Tool Bar Missing in 2014 and 2015

    We have recently updated some users to AutoCAD 2014 and 2015. The one thing the users are complaining about is their toolbars are not the same. So this morning one of them asked my why he no longer...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, Yesterday 02:33 pm
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  4. Filter No Good

    Hi guys. i get stuck due to this type of problem a lot . here you see i have filtered a text which is actually cyan color but shows in the filter as 256 - By Layer. Same goes to any entity be it...

    Started by suryacad‎, 18th Oct 2014 08:31 am
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  5. Moved: Custom PDF naming output

    Started by Bladezy‎, 17th Oct 2014 06:59 am
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  6. Which autodesk program can convert solidwork files?

    Greeting, I have drawings that were created by solidworks. The files are either slddrw or sldprt files. I tried to import them into my autoCad 14 but got error message. I have no intention to buy...

    Started by albylu‎, 16th Oct 2014 07:19 am
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  7. MagiCAD Uponor Plugin

    Greetings! We have just installed 64-bit operating systems and our office is using an older version of MagiCAD. The Uponor plugin we use turns out to be compatible only with the 32-bit version....

    Started by Kyraj‎, 14th Oct 2014 01:21 pm
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  8. Moved: Change LISP to effect Y or Z axis

    Started by chrishildebran‎, 14th Oct 2014 02:54 pm
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  9. Annoying Paintbrush Cursor

    Ok, I start AutoCAD up this morning and suddenly I have this nice little paintbrush showing up beside my cursor. This is not causing any issues that I know of but is annoying me. I've checked through...

    Started by Jaelin‎, 28th Jan 2009 03:34 pm
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  10. Block Not Updating

    I have a drawing of an office building, and it's got a bazillion little chairs and filing cabinets and other crud in it. They're all blocks, and they all have tons of attributes in them. I have to...

    Started by resullins‎, 10th Oct 2014 05:09 pm
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  11. Extract a block's contour

    Is there any way to extract or trace a blocks contour ? I want a fast solution so i don't have to draw tha contour manualy. I attach a image to ilustrate my request. I use AutoCAD 2002.

    Started by bograd‎, 26th Jun 2007 01:13 pm
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  12. create a flat pattern within Acad?

    does anyone know if this can be done? is there 3rd party software that will do it? I don't have inventor or solid works which I know can do it. thx

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 10th Oct 2014 06:58 pm
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  13. Autocad cut list / bom

    Hello I use acad 2015 to draw up aluminium frames in 3D. For example, a 2m x 1m frame made from 1" box section with mitred corners. Normally I would manually create a cutting list for this. Is...

    Started by gazandadele‎, 8th Oct 2014 04:08 pm
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  14. "replace Z Value With Current Elevation"

    I was poking around in the options dialog of 2010 and noticed under the drafting tab there is a place to check in the bottom left corner for: "REPLACE Z VALUE WITH CURRENT ELEVATION" so I've been...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 28th Aug 2009 06:00 pm
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  15. xRef/"Bind" files not showing up in plot

    When I try to plot my layout, none of the xref files show up in the pdf. They are all unfrozen, turned on, and turned on in the viewport. I tried binding to see if this would work and the file...

    Started by krohlfs‎, 3rd Oct 2014 05:32 pm
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  16. Open Doors Autodesk Certification Days - reduced price

    http://autodeskoffer.com/odc/front/frontHideProfile.jsp?errStatus=1&uID=0&profileID=36&cmd=&loginType=skipWelcome&clientID=1193&campaignID=36 $35

    Started by JD Mather‎, 3rd Mar 2014 05:05 pm
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  17. PDF to CAD

    HI looking for a descent pdf to cad, any good ones out there, looking to buy if not too expensive will be for personal use not company. any ideas, feedback be much appreciated

    Started by FIFTHTEXAS‎, 3rd Oct 2014 11:03 am
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  18. AutoCAD 2014 Workspace

    I am upgrading from ASD 2013 to ASD 2014 and I cannot get my custom workspace to save. Every time I close AutoCAD the workspace defaults back to ASD; when I reopen I have to go back to options and...

    Started by Sparky‎, 6th Nov 2013 06:30 pm
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  19. Opening file multiple times....but not opening as read-only

    At my office, we are using AutoCAD 2008LT. Yesterday, my coworker noticed an issue where she discovered that she can open the same .dwg file multiple times, without the 2nd and so-on opening as...

    Started by rupert‎, 1st Oct 2014 06:42 pm
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  20. CAD/CAM automation

    Does anyone work with a full CAD/CAM system, and I mean full we are looking at further automating our production which will include automatic storage and picking of materials Beam/panel saw, CNC, etc...

    Started by steven-g‎, 30th Sep 2014 12:01 pm
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  21. Advice requested for retired engineer with an idea and minimal resources

    Hello, I have an idea that would benefit patients in physical therapy and to develop the idea, a Cad program would be useful. I have some experience with Autocad, and a fair amount of experience...

    Started by chaimwilson613‎, 28th Sep 2014 05:34 pm
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  22. Extend and trim 3D polyline although keep z value constant

    I figure the above is possible although I'm not sure ho to do it. Say I have a 3D line (actually I have many, but lets keep it simple). X1, Y1, Z1 = 0, 0, 0; X2, Y2, Z2 = 10, 10, 10 I am in...

    Started by Organic‎, 28th Sep 2014 01:44 pm
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  23. Maps into autocad

    Hi can anyone give advice, i usually do some site plans using google earth, copy and paste into a drawing. but have found on some images i need are not good. however i found better ones on bing...

    Started by FIFTHTEXAS‎, 1st Dec 2012 09:54 am
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    28th Sep 2014 12:12 am Go to last post
  24. AutoCad V Draftsight

    Hi Guys Just wondered, does anybody know the major differences between AutoCad and Draftsite? I am thinking of downloading this program to use on my other machine when not in the office. I don't...

    Started by DODGE‎, 1st Mar 2013 06:39 am
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  25. Speeding-up-Autocad-question?

    Hi all, I'm working on a new computer - 64bit instead of 32bit + 6GB Ram instead of 2GB - yeah I'm happy woohoow:shock: but still I think my autocad doesn't work much faster. For example...

    Started by pvd‎, 3rd Nov 2011 03:39 pm
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