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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. 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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  2. AutoCad vs ProgeCad

    I have not seen anyone talking about other programs, so I hope this is an ok question to ask on this forum. One of my work colleagues showed me a program a while back. It was called ProgeCad. I...

    Started by Mech Designer‎, 4th May 2010 12:27 pm
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  3. transfer license to trial version

    We have 1 acad 2015 license. 2 persons use this acad version occasionaly but only one at a time. They transfer the license between them. Recently acad 2015 has been installed on my PC as a trail...

    Started by freebutterflyx‎, Yesterday 08:53 am
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  4. Plotting to pdf

    I am trying to publish 6 layouts to one pdf file. I usually right click on each layout and plot to pdf, each layout is plotted as one pdf. I then open Adobe and merge the pdf's into one pdf. It's a...

    Started by DODGE‎, 20th May 2015 12:09 pm
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    20th May 2015 02:47 pm Go to last post
  5. transffering objects among drawings

    hi copy/paste syndrome since i start using acad, 1 out of 5 drawings happens to have problems copy and paste objects. most of the time only when i split the window into two, and drag the...

    Started by samifox‎, 18th May 2015 11:36 pm
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  6. Paperspace tabs

    Hi guys Just a quick question re the paperspace tabs. I quite often have upto 20 to 100 paperspace tabs at one time. I know this must be a dumb question, but is there a quick way to navigate...

    Started by DODGE‎, 19th May 2015 01:11 pm
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  7. Import/Export Saved Filters? (Not Layer Filters)

    Is it possible to export the filters (saved in the FILTER command) from one machine to another? In fact, they don't even work from one profile to another, on the same machine. I have to keep...

    Started by YZ‎, 14th May 2015 05:08 am
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  8. Sheet Set Manager, How do I set Resource Drawing Locations

    How do I set Resource Drawing locations in Sheet Set Manager? When I go to the SS properties dialog box I do not see Resource Drawing Locations. I see Model View in its place. Thank you,

    Started by muck‎, 19th May 2015 01:08 pm
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  9. Control the xref layers based on selected object

    Hi Using acad 10. when you want to hide a layer in the xref, ull use Freeze and select the object. in the same way i want to changh the color of the layer in the xref. is that built-in acad...

    Started by samifox‎, 18th May 2015 08:36 am
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  10. isolate xref layer from the host drawing

    hi is it built-in posibility to isolate xref layer from the host drawing? acad 10 Thanks

    Started by samifox‎, 18th May 2015 02:03 pm
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  11. Replacing Blocks

    I'm working on the elctrical system of a school where we are replacing all the lights. Now the problem is the drawing has the Arch. 2X4 light block in it and I need to replace it with our company 2X4...

    Started by SAM_R‎, 6th Apr 2009 05:46 pm
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  12. Limit snap point AMOUNTS for detection not TYPE?

    My 3D blocks each have potentially more than 50 possible end snap points and some have up to 20 centre snap points. Now if there are 20 of such blocks clustered, launching any command and hovering...

    Started by willb‎, 17th May 2015 01:35 am
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    18th May 2015 12:55 am Go to last post
  13. Red "x"

    Is there a way to prevent the red "x" from appearing at the pointer when performing an erase?

    Started by blatz.boy‎, 14th May 2015 09:54 pm
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  14. MText Toolbar and Panning

    On occasion, I have a need to adjust my view while the MText Toolbar is active. When I pan or zoom so the remaining text is visible on my screen, the toolbar remains in the same position. Is there...

    Started by blatz.boy‎, 15th May 2015 06:08 pm
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  15. Install acad 2009 on windows 8.1 Ent

    I don't know if this is the wright place to ask. I want to reinstall acad 2009 on a windows 8.1 computer. Due to new servers and new server infrastructure all company PC's have been reinstalled...

    Started by andyr74‎, 15th May 2015 08:15 am
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  16. is it possible to add tool palatte element into the ribon panel?

    Hi is it possible to add tool palatte element into the ribon panel? acad 10 THanks

    Started by samifox‎, 13th May 2015 11:13 am
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  17. Cad Rendering Setup

    All, I apologize because it has been awhile since I have done anything in the 3D realm of CAD and I may be blending some of programs together. I am trying to render a 3D drawing however I...

    Started by MechanicalAnimal‎, 14th May 2015 03:13 pm
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  18. The best way to enlarge a rectangle

    I have drawn a rectangle, using the rectangle command. Now I want to enlarge it only in one edge. I wanted to use those small squares (Don't remember their name), however I find out that...

    Started by khoshravan‎, 2nd Jun 2011 09:34 pm
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  19. blocks and enhanced attributes text

    Block attributes and enhanced attribute text. I have a drawing(s) that have blocks with attributes. I need to change the colors of the text to white. I’m trying to do this in block editor, but I...

    Started by GISdude‎, 11th May 2015 07:40 pm
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  20. Trouble Inserting Xref between different users

    Hello, I've been working in Autocad civil 3d 2014 and on my computer all the files xref in at the same location where its file a, b c, etc., everything lines up with our survey. Now when my...

    Started by jagallag‎, 12th May 2015 10:03 pm
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  21. Data Extraction Rounding Issue

    Hi All, Not sure if my previous post posted or not so I apologize if this is a repeat. I am trying to use data extraction to measure the lengths of a series of polylines and compose a table...

    Started by MechanicalAnimal‎, 29th Apr 2015 09:19 pm
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  22. Inserting points from image

    The above is a jpg file and I been manually inserting points in center of black dots. I just received and image similar but with over 5,000 dots. Is there and easier way then manually inserting like...

    Started by Dan911‎, 11th May 2015 09:30 pm
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  23. Appearance in taskbar issue (independent of SDI / TASKBAR)

    From few days I experiment an issue with one station running AutoCAD 2008 LT – each drawing called from Windows Explorer is open in his own instance; that it, a separate window and taskbar item. Have...

    Started by MSasu‎, 1st Oct 2009 07:38 am
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  24. Table as the text of MLeader

    hi is it possible? acad 2010.

    Started by samifox‎, 7th May 2015 05:01 pm
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  25. Groups or grouped objects

    Groups. Ok I select objects and place them in a group..yeah great but, what I I want to group objects based on Layers.. Huh?? You know I have an audio engineering background so my thoughts reference...

    Started by willb‎, 5th May 2015 12:38 pm
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    6th May 2015 03:04 pm Go to last post

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