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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. AEC Objects In CAD

    I am not quite sure on what AEC objects are... I realize they have something to do with blocks. I attempted to search in the forum for answers but no luck when I search (AEC) maybe i should be in a...

    Started by Skybeorn‎, 18th Feb 2011 02:19 pm
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  2. Smile from lines and conics to equation.. :)

    Hi guys! So basically, I need the answer ASAP. How to set the x and y of my drawing in autocad, plus how to get the equation of the line or conics (circle, parabola, hyperbola) from the...

    Started by GDZ‎, Yesterday 04:44 am
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  3. Using GPS Coordinates with a non Georeferenced drawing

    Hi, I'm sorry if this has been covered before. I occasionaly use a program which plugs into AutoCAD and plots points using GPS coordinates. So far it has allways worked fine, because the...

    Started by Mr.Alex‎, 12th Mar 2009 02:11 pm
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  4. Merging text style command...?

    ACAD Question...What's the command for merging one text style into another one? For example; I want to merge the text style 'ISTANDARD' to 'STANDARD' globally in an entire drawing. What is the...

    Started by CADDoodler‎, 12th Mar 2010 01:43 am
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  5. Layout empty

    I am a new user of AutoCAD 2016. I created drawings in model space and plotted it and saved as pdf. But when i check the layout tab , nothing is visible in both layout tabs. Please help me.

    Started by Amjo‎, 21st Aug 2015 05:50 am
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  6. Cannot move BLock Properties Table grip with any Action - help

    been trying everything and its annoying. I have a rectangle that represents a track for studwork. I have assigned geometric and dimensional constraints to this rectangle to make sure its the...

    Started by MonkeyTurnip‎, 21st Aug 2015 09:16 am
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  7. Question Can you convert FIELDS to Text??

    Just wondering.... I thought there was a command that does this. Tons of fields in a drawing that I really don't wanna retype. Thanks in advance :)

    Started by tzframpton‎, 8th Jul 2009 02:11 pm
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  8. Question Qleader text dispalced in custom ucs (2d)

    Hi Hope some of you can help solving a problem. When using QLEADER (le enter) in a drawing with custom UCS, the text are displaced away from the leader line. As you can see on attached screen...

    Started by jrn‎, 19th Aug 2015 03:34 pm
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  9. Importing of Layout query

    Hi All When i import a layout into a current drawing either using the following:- Right click on Layout "From template..." "-Layout" command Import from Design Center the viewports...

    Started by Shoey‎, 19th Aug 2015 05:56 pm
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  10. Crosshair disappear in isometric view when i zoom in

    Hello. I have encountered something I've never come across before when i started using 2011. I have 2 viewports active; plan and isometric view. But when I try to navigate in the isometric view,...

    Started by skagemo‎, 21st Sep 2010 11:51 am
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  11. File too heavy- 44MB Cant purge. Cant copy with base point

    I have several cad files that have visible only few lines. but have 40 MB. Even purge It cant clear. The purge Dialog box display lots of un named blocks. But I cant find out those blocks to...

    Started by wimal‎, 13th Aug 2015 07:34 am
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  12. Database Creation?

    I am trying to create a database that contains additional information about the components that I am going to use in a one-line diagram. If possible I would like to create some kind of prompt related...

    Started by Swibbs‎, 12th Aug 2015 08:17 pm
    additional info, blocks, database, links, specification
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  13. Lookup with 2 variables - difficult to explain

    I have seen in the AutoCAD help that you can have a "pass through" in a lookup table. but how do you do it? I cant seem to find any info, its there but I just cant find it. please help. I...

    Started by MonkeyTurnip‎, 11th Aug 2015 02:02 pm
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  14. Wont Draw outside of border in paperspace

    Quick Question. I am not able to draw outside of the titleblock border in paperspace. It will show the line as it is extending but it wont let me make a final click and layout a line. If I stop...

    Started by addesigns‎, 7th Aug 2015 04:38 pm
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  15. no dotting of locked layers while selecting?

    locked objects get selected, but nothing acts on them. that is i do see them getting dotted while i selected all objects on other unlocked layers. is there way that locked layers don't get dotted...

    Started by rock1‎, 7th Sep 2012 08:40 am
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  16. microstation to autocad

    i have just been given some architects drawings that have been done in microstation and converted to autocad. trying to make xrefs from them has become a nightmare. 3063 layers in the drawing....

    Started by FIFTHTEXAS‎, 6th Jul 2015 03:34 pm
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  17. AutoCAD 2000i - can suddenly only draw in the XY plane, ignores Osnaps "Z" location

    Somehow, and I'm not sure when, I lost the ability to draw to any point that is not on the current XY plane. I'm guessing its a SysVar somewhere, but I just can't figure it out. I use the 2000i...

    Started by johnny brick‎, 30th Jul 2015 07:42 pm
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    31st Jul 2015 04:00 pm Go to last post
  18. MapInfo to CAD Mapping Points as Block

    Hi All, I have a folder of MapInfo files (.tab, .map, .id and .dat). I am trying to import these files in to AutoCAD using MapImport function. Import function works but it doesnt import the...

    Started by chunawalam‎, 31st Jul 2015 06:10 am
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    31st Jul 2015 01:36 pm Go to last post
  19. 11x17 Sheet Tmplates samples

    Hello, I am checking to see if anyone has any 11x17 sheet templates to possibly look at. I have been giving the task of setting up templates for the office. Thank you Tim Harris

    Started by tharrisci‎, 5th Aug 2011 03:04 pm
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  20. Question Unlocking layers

    I am working on a script and hit a little bump. At a point I want to unlock all layers where the objects are selectable (layers unfrozen and turned on). If I have the script initiate the layer...

    Started by MiGo‎, 27th Mar 2009 05:55 pm
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  21. F2 dialogue box (Autocad text window)

    My text window on autocad 2016 keeps going behind the autocad display. I need to minimize autocad to see my text window results. For example, the result after a "list" command. What is the toggle to...

    Started by bleeargh‎, 21st Jul 2015 06:43 pm
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  22. Rounding to whole number in formula

    Good morning. I have a small issue with adding two area calc's and rounding to a whole number. Example. Using the field command: (Field, Object, Polyline, Architectural, Precision 0.0) ...

    Started by y49sides‎, 17th Jul 2015 09:52 pm
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  23. New Group Filter (Layer Manager)

    Anyone know why my AutoCad 2009 will not let me select new layers to a specific group layer filter. It was working just fine and yesterday all of sudden it will not let me add new layers to a...

    Started by B-Grif‎, 27th Jul 2012 08:05 pm
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  24. Need Help Simplifying Polylines

    Hi! First of all, This is my first post here and I'm not an EXPERT in english, so I will try to explain as good as possible. I'm using Inventor 2012 and AutoCAD Mechanical 2012. In Inventor...

    Started by Blared‎, 16th Jul 2015 08:17 pm
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  25. Vanilla AutoCAD - is there a Keynote Feature?

    I know there is a keynote feature in Revit and Architecture, but is there in Plain AutoCAD and/or LT?

    Started by MonkeyTurnip‎, 8th Jul 2015 04:40 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Jul 2015 02:08 am Go to last post

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