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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. Stone Hatch Problems

    Hi, I have been using stone hatch patterns with AutoCAD 2016. They have been working fine until a week ago. They show up in the preview as a blank box or a diagonal red line. When I pick the...

    Started by umungus‎, Today 12:29 am
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  2. How do I do this... hide lines behind railings

    This is kinda hard to explain (which is probably why I can't find a solution anywhere), so I'll just give you the specific situation, and perhaps that will make sense. I am using AutoCAD 2008......

    Started by EnvisionMan‎, 25th Mar 2012 04:16 am
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  3. Moved: Tough Questions - Closed Polyline Tool (Shrinkwrap) Lisp

    Started by johnshar123xx‎, 30th Nov 2009 03:30 pm
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  4. Moved: xref & publish freeze/lockup 2008

    Started by toygoose‎, 24th Aug 2016 05:23 pm
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  5. Moved: Express Tools

    Started by Charles1234‎, 22nd Aug 2016 04:29 pm
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  6. Moved: Buttons stopped working

    Started by WDA13‎, 20th Aug 2016 01:20 pm
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  7. Moved: Printing in real template

    Started by lulumara‎, 20th Aug 2016 12:32 am
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  8. Moved: Replace only selected blocks with a different one

    Started by jukkoo‎, 11th Feb 2011 09:50 am
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  9. Data Links

    I've never used data links before but I tried to create one the other day but it didn't work like I wanted it to. I was trying to use cells that were returning a value from a vlookup but when I...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 12th Aug 2016 07:20 pm
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  10. What is Layer "0" and Layer "Defpoints"?

    Just wondernig the purpose or intent of these layers? Do they have any additional features when compared to any other layer that I might create on my own? Is there some standard info that others...

    Started by Crazy J‎, 13th Feb 2010 06:13 am
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  11. How to enter Expression Equation In extrude Command

    I am using AutoCAD 2014. I want to know how to enter Equation and Formula in Extrude (Expression option) Command. Kindly send some example and Help me.

    Started by cscmetturdam‎, 10th Aug 2016 07:19 am
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  12. Issues exporting DXF to Tekla

    Having an issue here and hope someone can help out with. I am running 2013 version of AutoCAD and I want to export a 2D file so another user can open it up in Tekla Structures. We can get the file...

    Started by Gearbox‎, 8th Aug 2016 06:04 pm
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  13. Where is the quick properties button located in autocad mep 2016?

    Hello, I learned autocad with the vanilla 2014 version and in that version the quick properties button was located on the status bar. I have recently upgraded to autocad mep 2016 and I can't locate...

    Started by brite1212‎, 6th Aug 2016 08:13 pm
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  14. Capitals Stuck

    Hi Guys Just started work and I have a problem with Multiline text. When I type, everything is in capitals no matter what I do. The only way I can get lower case is when I highlight the text and...

    Started by DODGE‎, 14th Sep 2008 11:50 pm
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  15. AutoCAD Install without setup file?

    I had AutoCAD 2014 (full version) on my desktop, and received an upgraded full version of AutoCAD 2016 (company-specific) on a USB drive. I didn't have time to fully install, so I uploaded the...

    Started by tgarner68‎, 29th Jul 2016 06:47 pm
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  16. Looping Xrefs?

    Not sure if this is how to pose AutoCAD questions. If not, please tell me the appropriate method. I'm using several drawing files received from architect firms. These files are showing xrefs...

    Started by "Mitch"‎, 29th Jul 2016 12:31 am
    xrefs problem
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  17. Lines with radius corners.

    Hi all, I do a lot of three-line flow diagrams for AV, probably more than anything else. If I draw a PL between two points with some 90-degree corners, then radius those with FILLET (radius...

    Started by muzicman82‎, 28th Jul 2016 02:55 pm
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  18. AutoCAD AutoCAD 2017 SP1 warning

    Jimmy Bergmark from JTB World, has reported that the just released SP1 for AutoCAD 2017 breaks the functionality of the "plug-in auto loader mechanism". Please make note of this before installing...

    Started by rkmcswain‎, 25th Jul 2016 01:35 pm
    autocad, autocad 2017, service pack, sp1
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  19. Moved: Extra Grips on Ellipse

    Started by reza‎, 22nd Jul 2016 07:15 pm
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  20. AutoCAD "unknown command 'txt2mtxt'"

    I am trying to convert text to mtext but the "txt2mtxt" command is not working. all the other express tools are working; this command shows up as unknown. I have searched for this command on the...

    Started by Blouden‎, 22nd Jul 2016 03:45 pm
    appload, express tools, startup suite, txt2mtxt, unknown command
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  21. Relation element definitions and graphic performance

    Hi, I have a set of files that together make a model, design of a specific civil structure. I placed about 80 pieces of complex shaped steel forms (vendor structures for docking ships) into a...

    Started by halam‎, 14th Jul 2016 10:15 pm
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  22. how to improve this?

    Hi all, I'm having some issues with this chart, I couldn't upload on the website because is 20KB so i've shared it on my googledrive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B12JygCn5zCmeFRTRWlvZWhCVGM...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 15th Jul 2016 06:32 am
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  23. general performance deterioration

    Hi All! I've noticed my CAD is slowing down, specially when i'm cycling from different drawings, say that i copy with basepoint from one DWG and paste to another one, this process takes several...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 8th Jul 2016 01:30 pm
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  24. Angry ACAD.PGP won't load

    Hi There, We have recently had a change with our servers resulting in changed network paths etc. On the surface all seemed to go well redirecting acad to look in the new network locations for...

    Started by stevo99‎, 4th Jul 2016 03:53 am
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  25. Beginners Training Materials

    I have a year 11 work experience coming to join me for two weeks starting later today. My plan is to teach him the basics of AutoCAD and get him to carry out a basic survey and draw up a plan and...

    Started by DYL‎, 4th Jul 2016 09:24 am
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    4th Jul 2016 11:08 am Go to last post

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