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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. Transformation

    Hi All I want transform my drawing coordinates from UTM to Local in Civil 3D, do you have any Ebook which guide me to this goal? Thanks a lot

    Started by m_sherif005‎, Yesterday 08:42 am
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  2. delete text

    hi all please helpe me i have alot of text as 0.4%,0.6%,0.8%....49% i need lsp or way to delet any text greater than 2% i cant delet one by one because its large

    Started by issammesk‎, 13th Aug 2014 11:00 am
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    30th Aug 2014 07:45 am Go to last post
  3. Super Large .dwg Challange

    I issue you with a challenge open / get useful info from this file. Warning Save all your work before attempting https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0c2DMjTDzScUjNaUG5tOVNLUlU&usp=sharing ...

    Started by SunnyTurtle‎, 29th Aug 2014 12:58 am
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  4. Question Point Cloud Issue

    Good Afternoon, I am currently drawing elevations from a point cloud clipping which was acquired by a FARO Scanner. As I am drawing the elevation from the point cloud data, the point cloud as well...

    Started by Surveyor2014‎, 27th Aug 2014 03:55 pm
    clipping, elevations, point clouds, scan, ucs
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    28th Aug 2014 05:21 pm Go to last post
  5. unable to select multiple objects by clicking

    I used to be able to select multiple objects by clicking them. Now when I click on something to select it and then click on something else to select it as well the first object is deselected and the...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 27th Aug 2014 02:49 pm
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  6. Moved: Cross Section Menu, Land Desktop 2004

    Started by kran0503‎, 26th Aug 2014 01:56 pm
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  7. Moved: Pay-as-you-go license

    Started by amirib‎, 25th Aug 2014 09:25 pm
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  8. 2nd UCS

    There are two UCS icons showing up in my model and paper spaces. There is the normal one that rotates with the drawing when you click and hold the scroll wheel. Then there is a blue right triangel...

    Started by kvi71090‎, 25th Aug 2014 05:16 pm
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    25th Aug 2014 06:06 pm Go to last post
  9. get drawing back to the stone age

    hi i need to qualify a drawing to be exported from autocad to another 3d package, in the exported model text,attributes,hatches,etc are vanished. i learn than only if everything goes back to the...

    Started by samifox‎, 20th Aug 2014 09:53 pm
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    21st Aug 2014 08:03 pm Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Drawing Automation Error. Drawing is busy / acad.fas

    auto cad working time suddenly lost what i draw...this drawing suddenly disappear i dont know where it gone..the same time i given undo also that time it showing "Automation Error. Drawing is busy....

    Started by akgbmb‎, 12th Aug 2014 07:14 pm
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    14th Aug 2014 10:52 am Go to last post
  14. Techniques for backgrounds & fading objects.

    Best techniques for making backgrounds & fading objects. I do a lot of drawings that require me to fade objects for backgound to allow my objects to stand out. Many of my drawings show...

    Started by muck‎, 17th Jul 2008 12:54 pm
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    13th Aug 2014 11:50 am Go to last post
  15. Sheet set & page set up overrides

    Hi Guys, A new printer is bought in my office. So added it in my work system ( I am using AutoCAD 2015 and others AutoCAD 2009). Regarding plotting through sheet set manager, I just added couple of...

    Started by MOORADAN‎, 13th Aug 2014 05:52 am
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  16. text to mtext lisp without the text moving?

    I have long used the following lisp to convert multiple single text objects into multiple mtext objects (i.e. make each text entity into separate mtext entities). ; T2M - convert individual...

    Started by Organic‎, 3rd Jul 2013 02:07 pm
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    7th Aug 2014 01:57 am Go to last post
  17. Layer Manager Display AutoCAD LT 2015

    I don't know what I did, but when I activate Layer Properties button all I get is a two line display at the top left of the screen below the command icons. Desperately seeking info on how to get the...

    Started by sksarchitect‎, 6th Aug 2014 08:45 pm
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  18. ERROR: Layout not found in publish

    I am using sheet set manager Publish. I have found some publish items that have the error ERROR: Layout not found in the publish list. I have set my page setup that I want to use to current. ...

    Started by muck‎, 6th Aug 2014 02:23 pm
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    6th Aug 2014 03:51 pm Go to last post
  19. Scroll Bars will move (or slide) a paper space locked View Port.

    When AutoCAD is in Paper space view port the scroll Bars (when turned on) will slide of move the View Port even though the view port is locked. Is this a AutoCAD bug? Is there a way to fix this?...

    Started by muck‎, 4th Aug 2014 04:56 pm
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    6th Aug 2014 12:07 pm Go to last post
  20. Viewing 3D Text

    I have a plan drawing with text that has a Z component. Its a survey of a vertical wall with levels one above the other in plan. I want to view it with the Z axis vertical and when I do the text is...

    Started by KevinMcDonagh‎, 5th Aug 2014 11:45 am
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    5th Aug 2014 01:40 pm Go to last post
  21. Question Vault?

    anyone here have any experience with vault? I'd love to here some feedback on it.

    Started by DANIEL‎, 20th Jun 2013 02:43 pm
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    4th Aug 2014 11:50 am Go to last post
  22. Sheet Set Manager Error: Unable to save settings to...

    This issue is happening to everyone who has tried so far. We are trying to select "manage page setups" through sheet set manager and receive an error saying: Unable to save settings to...

    Started by jdmisoulis‎, 20th Jun 2014 03:51 pm
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    4th Aug 2014 05:12 am Go to last post
  23. Updating Pasted Surfaces

    I have 5 roads that I have created finished grades for using corridors and I pasted them all into one FG surface so I can create the intersections. They are complex intersection and I haven’t had...

    Started by ErikaC‎, 31st Jul 2014 07:46 pm
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  24. Viewing/Saving old drawings

    My organization is upgrading to AutoCAD 2014. We have a huge inventory of older drawings. It has been my experience new versions of AutoCAD can always read older drawing files. Recently someone...

    Started by Jim Bowman‎, 29th Jul 2014 07:30 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Jul 2014 11:05 am Go to last post
  25. Paperspace background color in Autocad 2013 for Mac

    I have a mac, first of all, and because of this its hard to find help for any Autocad questions. I am trying to change the background color in paperspace from the eye straining white to a neutral...

    Started by sid dishes‎, 19th Feb 2013 05:35 pm
    2013, background color, mac, options verse preferences, paperspace color change
    • Replies: 9
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    29th Jul 2014 03:44 am Go to last post

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