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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. Looking to Purchase AutoCAD 2015 Electrical Schematic Symbol Blocks

    I am currently looking to purchase a large amount of Electrical Schematic blocks to use during schematic design. I have tried to find free online schematic library's but nothing I have found suits my...

    Started by TH13‎, 26th Nov 2015 09:31 pm
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  2. Field Text Showing Font in preview?

    Hi I am trying to get a field to link two texts, so that when the first is edited, the second updates to the same, similar to the =CELL function in excel. I can get this to work when using...

    Started by DJBuck‎, 26th Nov 2015 12:03 pm
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    26th Nov 2015 06:04 pm Go to last post
  3. Tilemode switching

    Standards when using the TM command is you have to put in a 1 or 0 depending on where you are. Is it possible to have a lisp that all you have to do is type TM and it automatically switches from...

    Started by rjbrittain11‎, 13th Nov 2015 10:18 pm
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    25th Nov 2015 10:10 pm Go to last post
  4. Field Text Showing Full Contents Including Font

    Hi I am relatively new to using fields, and I am trying to link two texts, so when the first test is edited, the second text updates to display the first, similar to the =CELL function in Excel....

    Started by DJBuck‎, 25th Nov 2015 05:41 pm
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  5. What leader color Should I use on a drawing photo?

    What leader color Should I use on a drawing photo? My firm has printers that print in both black and white and color. We use the black & white printers the most but sometimes we use both. What...

    Started by muck‎, 16th Nov 2015 08:06 pm
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  6. Mtext field tutorials

    Looking for some Mtext field tutorials. Search on the forum didn't yield any results.

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 23rd Nov 2015 10:32 pm
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    24th Nov 2015 02:36 am Go to last post
  7. AutoCAD Formula Field Plot issue

    Hi all I have a block with attribute. The attribute has had a field assigned to it that has a formula. The formula is the 'X' coord '+' the value of the 'X' coord of the INSBASE variable. This...

    Started by Shoey‎, 23rd Nov 2015 06:37 pm
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  8. Quick view drawing / layout previews

    Hi, I'm experimenting using AutoCAD without the classic 'Display Layout and Model tabs' being active and using 'Quick View' previews instead, however, it's not working quite like I remember a few...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 20th Nov 2015 10:57 am
    drawing previews, drawing tabs, quick view drawings, quick view layouts
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    21st Nov 2015 08:12 am Go to last post
  9. 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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    20th Nov 2015 03:24 am Go to last post
  10. autokey???

    Does anyone remember a product called autokey? It was a plugin 10 key device (with accompanying software) that would assign all autocad hotkeys to 2-digit inputs. Numerical input could also be...

    Started by clicker‎, 11th Dec 2010 02:04 am
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    19th Nov 2015 12:31 am Go to last post
  11. How to separate to layer in layout ?

    Hello all, i have received one CAD drawing, in drawing, two plan is arrange one above another (two layer) in model. but when i switch it to layout, two window is there with both layer separately....

    Started by rajivkha2007‎, 17th Nov 2015 07:46 am
    layer control
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    18th Nov 2015 02:53 am Go to last post
  12. drawing scale keeps reverting

    maybe these are related but while working in a drawing model space at 1/8" scale either I am doing something or there is a bug that suddenly causes the drawing to revert 1/2" scale. And then the...

    Started by davebin‎, 17th Nov 2015 04:46 pm
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    17th Nov 2015 11:51 pm Go to last post
  13. Initializing PGP file

    So at work there is a standardized pgp file on the network that everyone's ACad is linked to. I want to customize my own pgp file, so I created one on my C: drive. The problem now is that I can't...

    Started by RonYe‎, 16th Nov 2007 08:31 pm
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    16th Nov 2015 05:36 pm Go to last post
  14. Dinasaur trying to cope with newer releases

    I am a daily user of Autodesk products, mainly AutoCAD since 1988, when I learned it at Vo-tech. The screen was black, green lines, and a huge digitizer tablet with a stylus and cord. Nothing like...

    Started by PGuatney‎, 6th Nov 2015 11:33 pm
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    16th Nov 2015 12:39 am Go to last post
  15. Unhappy Auto trim to be done while placing blocks on lines

    Hi Every one I have to place no. of valves (blocks) on lines every time I am trimming lines behind the blocks it is taking more time is there any way to auto trim lines behind block while placed on...

    Started by narendra‎, 14th Nov 2015 11:15 am
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    15th Nov 2015 02:20 pm Go to last post
  16. converting DWG to Pdf

    Hi, Can anyone help me please... I am trying to convert scale drawings I drew in Autocad lt 2005 into a PDF using acrobat pro. When I convert the drawings are tiny and not to scale. The being scale...

    Started by jff189‎, 11th Nov 2015 11:42 am
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    15th Nov 2015 12:13 am Go to last post
  17. Question Help with surface

    I need some assistance here... I have a surface that was created in Acad 09, Land Desktop (attached file) but there are no .xml files and the original drawing can't be located. The person who did...

    Started by Squirltech‎, 11th Nov 2015 09:21 pm
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    12th Nov 2015 07:20 pm Go to last post
  18. pool design help

    i trace about 40 pools a day into autocad. i use a calcomp drawing board. im wondering is there a way to put the pdf image directly into CAD so that i can just trace it directly in CAD? this would...

    Started by ryan osmun‎, 19th Feb 2013 11:30 pm
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    cad, pool, pools
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    12th Nov 2015 05:44 am Go to last post
  19. how to export a table to excel

    hi friends i have a problem . i want to export a table to excel but i am failed. and is here any way that when i give coordinate it automaticaly exportes to excel . give me answers . thanks

    Started by usama‎, 18th Mar 2012 07:22 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Nov 2015 06:23 pm Go to last post
  20. Question Setting PDF paper size automatically

    I have a question involving pdf paper size settings. Here is my situation: I have a printer setting set for printing out 11x17 isometric drawings, I also have "Apply to Layout" set to these...

    Started by Rage221677‎, 6th Nov 2015 05:35 pm
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    9th Nov 2015 12:58 pm Go to last post
  21. Into how many layouts should a model be divided?

    Models with different sizes (m² or ft²) and scales (1:50, 1:100, 1:200, etc.) are divided into different numbers of layouts. I have seen they are either put into a single layout or divided into...

    Started by gme‎, 4th Nov 2015 02:57 pm
    divide, layout, model, paper, print
    • Replies: 9
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    9th Nov 2015 01:05 am Go to last post
  22. Cogo point scaling

    Good morning all. I have a minor issue with my 2016 Civil 3D, I assume its a system variable or something that was changed in error. Actually there are 4 of us using this version and 2 this works...

    Started by allenrm‎, 5th Nov 2015 05:42 pm
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  23. EXTRIM not trimming everything.

    Hi, Recently I've needed to do a lot of trimming of large areas outside of a rectangle polyline cutting edge. Up until now I've been doing it manually, which as you can imagine is very time...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 5th Nov 2015 01:17 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    5th Nov 2015 05:28 pm Go to last post
  24. Precision in Shortcut Menu Missing Information

    AutoDesk Architecture 2016 installed and it doesn't show "Precision" option in the context sensitive right click shortcut menu when a dimension is selected and right mouse button is selected....

    Started by TheAllusionist‎, 2nd Nov 2015 08:26 pm
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    2nd Nov 2015 09:25 pm Go to last post
  25. Random Quotation Marks

    Why do quotation marks show up on individual lines in my attribute blocks? This is causing a problem when we export the data.

    Started by Elizabeth Potter‎, 2nd Nov 2015 06:40 pm
    random quotation marks
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Nov 2015 08:12 pm Go to last post

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