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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. 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, Yesterday 06:47 pm
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  2. 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"‎, Yesterday 12:31 am
    xrefs problem
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  3. 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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  4. Moved: Faster way to edit text?

    Started by muzicman82‎, 28th Jul 2016 02:17 pm
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  5. Moved: Making a design with variables

    Started by alexjahrens‎, 26th Jul 2016 10:57 pm
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  6. 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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  7. Moved: Extra Grips on Ellipse

    Started by reza‎, 22nd Jul 2016 07:15 pm
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  8. 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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    22nd Jul 2016 03:57 pm Go to last post
  9. 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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    18th Jul 2016 10:39 pm Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. How do I get out of a viewport?

    This happens to me quite often and I know ther's a easy way out. Just dont know how. I zoom into a viewport so the border of the viewport cant be seen nor selected nomore, then I double click...

    Started by chee_dee‎, 7th Jul 2008 09:16 am
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  15. DWG Properties in Directory Opus Columns

    Hi, I've been investigating the possibilities of getting DWG properties to display in Windows Explorer columns (and Directory Opus Explorer Replacement), which has led me to......

    Started by lamensterms‎, 18th Jun 2016 03:27 am
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  16. Inputhistorymode

    hi why INPUTHISTORYMODE sysvar set to 0 is not clearing my history log?not the former and nor the future commands.

    Started by samifox‎, 30th Jun 2016 02:09 am
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  17. Tool Palettes - Can't Add Blocks

    Ok, this has me very confused. I'm using AutoCAD MEP 2014 (though it's present in all variations). I am using OOTB settings to eliminate network permissions as my issue. I open my ACAD to an...

    Started by Lee Roy‎, 9th May 2013 07:59 pm
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    29th Jun 2016 06:15 pm Go to last post
  18. 'Statistics' Tab Missing from Properties Tab

    Hi, I have noticed that the 'Statistics' tab is missing from the Windows Properties tab (in Windows Explorer > right-click file > Properties). Running ACAD2014 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit. The...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 16th Jun 2016 04:08 am
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    dwgprop, statistics
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    29th Jun 2016 01:41 am Go to last post
  19. Question Illustrator to DXF for Laser cutting

    I am a newbie and I want to get a few files converted to DXF so that they can be laser cut. I don't own AutoCAD but I do own Illustrator. I receive this reply from the laser cutter company saying...

    Started by crystalweflen‎, 27th Jun 2016 02:25 am
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    28th Jun 2016 03:45 pm Go to last post
  20. How to open dwg shortcuts that has changed or moved?

    Hello So I only have dwg shortcuts left and normally I should open them but when I try, it says this: The item ... .dwg referred to on this shortcut has been changed or moved, so this shortcut...

    Started by 1Lisa‎, 25th Jun 2016 11:20 am
    • Replies: 7
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    25th Jun 2016 04:41 pm Go to last post
  21. Introducing people to AutoCAD

    My company have a couple of school children on work experience attending our office next week and have asked me to give them an 'introduction to CAD' which is to last about 4 hours. I have no...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 22nd Jun 2016 03:54 pm
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  22. Line Work to Block

    When I copy line work in one drawing and paste it into another drawing the line work converts to a block. I do not want the line work to convert to a block. Is there a setting I need to do? ...

    Started by Mjones5‎, 21st Jun 2016 03:06 pm
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    22nd Jun 2016 11:40 pm Go to last post
  23. Anyone used the Autodesk Vehicle Tracking with AutoCAD yet?

    as the subject header. We've got Savoy AutoTRACK 10, just wondering if its like that. I downloaded the 30 day trial but it wont work as it says I havent got the correct licence weirdly. Some of the...

    Started by MrTapir‎, 6th May 2014 03:30 pm
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    20th Jun 2016 08:49 am Go to last post
  24. 2017 Lost cursor

    Hi Folks. Need help please. Just upgraded to autocad 2017. Once a new drawing is started, clean page except for W.C.S. and cross-hairs, with ribbon ect. around the edges. When I select a tool,...

    Started by TIMMERS‎, 16th Jun 2016 11:58 am
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Jun 2016 10:25 pm Go to last post

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