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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. When I paste from one file to the next my file dobble in size

    I'm having a lot of problems with a set of drawings that are getting bigger and bigger. When I started working on them they where about 800kb - with no mayor changes the file has grown to 13000kb....

    Started by SofieAske‎, 2nd Apr 2013 05:15 pm
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    copy paste problems, file size increase
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  2. Stretch Arc

    I am trying to make a dynamic door where I can stretch the length of the door to fit in the space. I also have it where the door can go from closed to 90 degrees open. I want to know if there is a...

    Started by squareknees‎, 27th Jan 2016 06:25 pm
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    6th Feb 2016 01:02 pm Go to last post
  3. Design Center Folder

    Hi I use the design centre quite a lot (still on 2002 version) Each time the system saves a file onto the main folder, this inserts itself and gets in the way interfering with my currently neat...

    Started by andybeedub‎, 5th Feb 2016 01:20 pm
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  4. Moved: Using a Field as an Attribute in a Dynamic Block

    Started by Dave-CSMW‎, 27th Jun 2006 05:50 pm
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  5. Moved: Background masking in blocks?

    Started by squareknees‎, 3rd Feb 2016 08:53 pm
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  6. projection from point to surface

    Hello, I am trying to think of a way in which to project out from a point to a surface and display almost like a contour, at the point where they meet. not a grading with a slope, but a...

    Started by Al H‎, 4th Feb 2016 12:17 pm
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  7. Moved: Workspaces

    Started by Ubrigens‎, 3rd Feb 2016 03:27 pm
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  8. Moved: Drawings being overwritten with other drawings...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 2nd Feb 2016 07:17 am
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  9. Moved: Is elliptical rotation possible in a dynamic block

    Started by TJKawaguchi‎, 27th Jan 2016 05:17 pm
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  10. Moved: What happen to the pull down menu in Block Editor in AutoCAD 2015

    Started by muck‎, 1st Feb 2016 02:37 pm
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  11. The infamous zoom extent drawing gone simple solution.

    We have all had the zoom extent and dwg disappear and spend a couple of minutes looking for the dots on the screen to find the stray object. I can not believe all these years overlooked a simple...

    Started by BIGAL‎, 25th Jan 2016 11:40 pm
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  12. ACAD keeping selection after command??

    This morning AutoCAD started acting weird and I cant figure out what happen. After certain commands like MOVE, AutoCAD is selecting last. Is there a system variable or something to disable...

    Started by jonathann3891‎, 25th Jan 2016 01:22 pm
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  13. dynamic / "snap" zoom?

    Help...! I am a looking for the dimvar (?) setting which sets my zoom window / zoom previous command to "snap" to the selected area and / or the previous. In my re-install of my AutoCAD LT software...

    Started by Karl Johansson‎, 27th Jan 2016 04:43 pm
    dimvar, dynamic, zoom
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  14. Missing SHX file alert message.

    Missing SHX file alert message. Above message does not display in my pc.So I cant replase Bigfonts. Please help

    Started by wimal‎, 26th Jan 2016 05:07 am
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    26th Jan 2016 02:32 pm Go to last post
  15. viewing DWG files on a tablet

    Is it possible to view 2D dwg files on a simple windows 8 tablet. The tablet is 8", 2GB ram (I think), 32GB storage. I would only need to view dwg files and maybe take some measurement. The...

    Started by andyr74‎, 25th Jan 2016 05:58 pm
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    25th Jan 2016 07:47 pm Go to last post
  16. How can I remove B-line Tray CAD message from Autocad 2015 start up.

    I started to install Eaton B-line Tray CAD for AutoCAD 2015. Now all I get is a B-line Tray CAD message requesting a product line at AutoCAD startup. How can I remove this annoying message at...

    Started by muck‎, 25th Jan 2016 04:02 pm
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    25th Jan 2016 05:16 pm Go to last post
  17. Acad.vlx virus?

    I am running AutoCAD Civil 3D Land Desktop Companion 2009 on Windows 7 platform. 64 bits I believe a CAD file has been infected by a virus. I located an article on...

    Started by stevedrew‎, 22nd Jan 2016 04:54 pm
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    22nd Jan 2016 07:42 pm Go to last post
  18. Link field to autocad table cell containing text

    I'm trying to create a field that is linked to a table cell, however it seems it only works for numbers, because when I link the field as a formula to a cell, if the cell has text, #### will show up...

    Started by CesarA‎, 20th Jan 2016 11:45 am
    field table
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    20th Jan 2016 05:26 pm Go to last post
  19. QPlan for CAD2008

    HELP: my use for Autocad is land subdivision design creating parceling and dimensioning which i used a pluging called Qplan to calculate and label all my parcels Qplan also creates a summary of...

    Started by yoshihide‎, 29th Jul 2008 03:06 pm
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    15th Jan 2016 11:48 am Go to last post
  20. Help! Can't remove a viewport

    How do I get rid of viewports that wont be selected. They dont appear on model space tab they do have their own ucs. I have tried unlocking viewports. Nothing is locked in the layer manager.:? I...

    Started by grain‎, 6th Jan 2009 12:46 pm
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    15th Jan 2016 07:18 am Go to last post
  21. Including Object properties as an attribute when exporting a shapefile

    Hello, I'm trying to report on the vertical and horizontal rotation of my viewports for text rotation purposes. What I've done so far is exploded my viewports down to lines, isolated my horizontal...

    Started by aulanoue‎, 14th Jan 2016 01:11 am
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    14th Jan 2016 01:11 am Go to last post
  22. mtext question

    I dont know much about mtext. Is there a way to globally change the spacing between all the lines of text in the drawing?

    Started by ANDY0871‎, 2nd Jun 2008 01:29 pm
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    13th Jan 2016 10:11 pm Go to last post
  23. Thawing Layers that are Viewport Frozen

    Hello All, I have looked around a little bit and haven't been able to find the answer I am looking for. I know commands like LAYTHW AND LAYON. I also used the info from "Michael's Corner" latest...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 5th Jan 2016 03:11 pm
    freeze, layer, layers, thaw, viewport
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    11th Jan 2016 01:35 pm Go to last post
  24. AutoCAD 2016

    We have been trying the 2016 version on a trial basis and have a few questions if anyone would know. We are looking at getting new perpetual seats but have not had the need for the maintenance...

    Started by Honda Matt‎, 8th Jan 2016 09:32 pm
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    8th Jan 2016 10:59 pm Go to last post
  25. Reflected Ceiling Plan

    In my reflected ceiling drawing file, I've inserted the base sheet as an xref. All objects display as they should for a reflected plan, but I need to add hatching in various rooms and when I do, it...

    Started by blatz.boy‎, 7th Jan 2016 01:21 am
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    8th Jan 2016 07:14 am Go to last post

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