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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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    19th Jul 2014 08:24 am Go to last post
  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. Moved: Tables

    Started by rossapax23‎, Yesterday 12:38 pm
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  2. Proxy objects are ruining my life

    Not really. But they are a huge pain. I received a survey from a civil engineer (I'm a landscape architect). All the objects used for trees are proxy entities. I've tried purge, -purge, exporting...

    Started by Tuck‎, 17th Dec 2014 06:35 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    Yesterday 03:17 am Go to last post
  3. Moved: Possible Job

    Where would I post if I had a job that I need someone to do?

    Started by Heromaster‎, 17th Dec 2014 01:41 pm
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  4. Moved: Tables

    Started by rossapax23‎, 16th Dec 2014 10:41 am
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  5. Looking for COPE Electrical cable tray blocks.

    Does anyone know where I can find cope cable tray blocks for 12" and 18" electrical cable trays. AutoCAD blocks that are scaled to match product dimensions for AutoCAD plan and section drawings....

    Started by muck‎, 12th Dec 2014 09:11 pm
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    16th Dec 2014 11:59 am Go to last post
  6. AutoCAD Plotting showing hidden lines

    I am having an issue with AutoCAD 2012. I am trying to plot elevation views of the 3D model. I want it to be black and white and have all the elements behind the walls hidden. I am able to get...

    Started by addesigns‎, 10th Dec 2014 06:03 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Dec 2014 02:15 pm Go to last post
  7. Changing language back to English.

    Dear all, I just switched workplace with one of my colleague and she had been using a Chinese version of Autocad. How do I switch it back to English? I searched in the startup menu for "AutoCad...

    Started by wileyhk2001‎, 10th Dec 2014 05:36 am
    autocad, change language, general
    • Replies: 3
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    10th Dec 2014 05:05 pm Go to last post
  8. DELAY command

    I write a lot of my own macro's and I just found out about a command called DELAY and I tried it out and it does exactly what it says it does, but what is it good for/when would you be able to use...

    Started by matrix‎, 20th Jun 2003 04:10 pm
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    10th Dec 2014 11:32 am Go to last post
  9. Problem with FIND command

    Hi all I am using AutoCAD 2009 32 bit. After running FIND command as I close the FIND dialog, autocad zooms back to the position where it was before running the FIND command instead of keeping the...

    Started by gpd‎, 6th Dec 2014 07:29 am
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    7th Dec 2014 01:18 am Go to last post
  10. Replace only selected blocks with a different one

    Let's say I have 20 blocks named "george" in my dwg. Now, I would like to replace only 7 of them with the block "george2". Is there a simple way to do it just by selecting these 7 and replacing their...

    Started by jukkoo‎, 11th Feb 2011 09:50 am
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  11. mixed version of AEC objects

    EVERY time I copy and paste something in my drawing, I get the following message: "This application has detected a mixed version of AEC objects participating in this operation. Newer AEC objects...

    Started by Jozi68‎, 21st Jul 2009 12:05 pm
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    27th Nov 2014 01:44 pm Go to last post
  12. 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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  13. I am looking for help with changing object colors & RAL Color book

    I brought in a layer from a template file that had the color set to RAL 1011 and it seems to work fine, but when I try changing the color of a object to RAL 1011 I get a message saying that it is not...

    Started by spaulus‎, 26th Nov 2014 02:12 pm
    autocad, color book, ral
    • Replies: 0
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    26th Nov 2014 02:12 pm Go to last post
  14. Autocad Taskbar Drawing Names?

    Does anyone know how to convince the Windows taskbar to show the drawing names when multiple instances of AutoCAD are Open?

    Started by racerg43‎, 21st Nov 2014 10:27 pm
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    24th Nov 2014 11:57 am Go to last post
  15. Navis works

    Is it possible to export Navisworks files and edit (add text, numbers) in Auto cad 2014?

    Started by Big G‎, 17th Nov 2014 02:44 pm
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    18th Nov 2014 01:53 pm Go to last post
  16. Drawing Enter Text in AutoCAD using excel

    hi all, i'm create a as built drawing in this drawing i have to fill Cage measurement i have all measurement in excel sheet but i don't know how to fill it easily please help me 500 drawings...

    Started by mhmnibras‎, 9th Nov 2014 06:24 am
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    15th Nov 2014 04:17 am Go to last post
  17. How do I make editable block attributes on Drawing title Block

    Hi everybody, I have had a look through the forums and haven't been able to find what I need, I am really sorry if this is a simple question that has been asked several times but here it goes...

    Started by jcw1066‎, 13th Nov 2014 10:41 pm
    attributes, blocks, titleblock
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Nov 2014 01:56 pm Go to last post
  18. Qselect and wildcards?

    I have a file with a large selection of blocks and I want to select a number of them using the block names. The blocks I want are named PTS-001, PTS-002 etc. when I select QSELECT I can't get the...

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 14th Nov 2014 10:17 am
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    14th Nov 2014 01:38 pm Go to last post
  19. Angry I suddenly change variable setting // help me plzz

    I suddenly change variable setting // help me plzz and added "!" symbol to end of qleader , how can i fix it??:o

    Started by hosyn‎, 13th Nov 2014 05:08 pm
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    13th Nov 2014 07:12 pm Go to last post
  20. Efficient way to digitise the centrelines of roads or tunnels (plan view)

    Hi, Does anyone know of any efficient methods of digitising; orautomating the process of drawing the centrelines of roads or mining tunnels(with junctions) using either AutoCAD 2014 or...

    Started by srksphillips‎, 13th Nov 2014 10:28 am
    centrelines, digitise, roads, tunnels
    • Replies: 4
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    13th Nov 2014 01:13 pm Go to last post
  21. 3D Mouse Survey

    The team at The Clemons Coding Company has developed an application plugin to allow a 2D mouse to move objects around in a 3D space. Please take our survey at http://lnkd.in/bFrNKZA to help us...

    Started by ThinkDrawPrint‎, 10th Nov 2014 11:49 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    12th Nov 2014 01:25 am Go to last post
  22. Properties Window is a No-Show

    AutoCAD 2013 w/SP2 Almost everyday now I notice that my Properties window which I keep docked on the left side of the screen as an icon will disappear and no matter how many times I try to bring...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 24th Jun 2014 07:00 pm
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    11th Nov 2014 05:37 pm Go to last post
  23. Smile possible to export hatch area in autocad

    In the AutoCAD possible to Export Hatch area to excel or any other application, every area separately with separate identification i mean in the cross section every chainage have 2 side (LHS...

    Started by mhmnibras‎, 9th Nov 2014 11:05 am
    • Replies: 5
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    11th Nov 2014 02:31 am Go to last post
  24. Coding dissappears from the F2 window

    Hi guyz. I wanted to ask about the windows that pops up by pressing F2 in autocad, after using some commands when I check it I notice that the previous...

    Started by Hassy‎, 9th Nov 2014 03:41 pm
    autocad, f2window
    • Replies: 4
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    9th Nov 2014 05:51 pm Go to last post
  25. Steel Shapes

    I know that AutoCad 2008 has a library of steel shapes in it that inserts a profile view as a polyline, but I cant remember where it is or how to use it. can someone refresh my memory

    Started by Lemmesee‎, 8th Aug 2011 03:51 pm
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    6th Nov 2014 07:06 pm Go to last post

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