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  1. 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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  2. 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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  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. dynamic door w/ variable swing arc resolved!

    i finally got a chance to test out my theory about using an angular dimension as a substitution for the swing arc in a dynamic door--no more visibility states!...as most of us are aware an actual arc...

    Started by hazardman‎, 17th Jul 2008 08:34 pm
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  2. Question Export Coordinate and Discription

    I have a pile drawing that has every pile numbered. Is there a fast way to extract the coordinate of every pile and their number for a pile schedule? I have thousands of piles to do, and ID-ing...

    Started by jonathann3891‎, Yesterday 02:15 pm
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  3. Expanding Text

    Is it possible to expand text to fit a given shape. I have an ellipse that needs a company name to fill the area.

    Started by DBMorris‎, 24th Feb 2015 04:36 pm
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  4. Moved: Line type not displaying in model or paperspace correctly

    Started by zodiacs‎, 18th Mar 2011 05:48 pm
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  5. "Hidden" line turns to "continuous" in layout view

    Didn't find answer with search. So I have this problem, if I create a layout, all lines look like continuous lines in layout view. Why is that so? In model view everything looks as it should. Please...

    Started by jeck‎, 17th Jun 2011 02:10 pm
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  6. Purchase AutoCad 2004 LDT with related Civil Design and Survey

    I wish to purchase the above. Please state price

    Started by sailing‎, 28th Mar 2015 07:46 pm
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    29th Mar 2015 01:34 am Go to last post
  7. Moved: Slow CAD on good PC?

    Started by ryeh84‎, 26th Mar 2015 09:32 pm
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  8. Moved: Tools in autocad to help me placed angled measurements

    Started by Razorcad‎, 27th Mar 2015 12:08 am
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  9. AutoCAD 2016

    Did a few posts on the release of AutoCAD 2016 AutoCAD 2016 What's New, http://www.inventortopix.com/2015/03/autocad-2016-whats-new.html AutoCAD 2016 What's New Preview Guide,...

    Started by jdits7‎, 26th Mar 2015 02:10 pm
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  10. Moved: 2015 Publish Not Prompting for File Name

    Started by resullins‎, 28th Apr 2014 04:18 pm
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  11. 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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  12. Rotate a line round a square Dynamic Block

    sounds simple, and is but, and there always is one I don't have the ability to upload a dwg, I will do as soon as I can, so i'll try and explain as best I can if I have a dynamic block like...

    Started by MonkeyTurnip‎, 18th Mar 2015 04:24 pm
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  13. dimensions change when i explode detail

    Hi: I have a problem....when I explode a cad detail the dimensions change. How can a revert these back to the original dimensions before they were exploded? I need to work with the exploded detail...

    Started by doGnation1‎, 19th Oct 2012 11:47 pm
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  14. Wink Selecting objects before a command is no longer working

    Hello. I'm not sure what I did to my AutoCAD 2000i, but now if I want for example explode an object, I must first click on explode icon and then select the objects I want. If I first select the...

    Started by vanowm‎, 14th Mar 2015 05:50 pm
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  15. Question help me, i cannot start autocad 2013

    daer all. i have a problem. i cannot start autocad. when i click shortcut Autocad on desktop. it run loading then auto close, not report ?? how to fix it? Thank all

    Started by black_coffee‎, 16th Mar 2015 05:33 am
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  16. Question When I edit horizontal texts, they suddenly become vertical. Why?

    When I edit horizontal texts, they suddenly become vertical. Then I cannot to make them back to horizontal. Why? What can I do to avoid this? Thank you!

    Started by junehe‎, 16th Mar 2015 11:11 pm
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  17. Turn layers on/off within a block

    What's the toggle that allows you to turn individual layers on/off within a block rather than the layer that the block is currently on going on/off. Is this possible? I do it with xrefs all the time.

    Started by bleeargh‎, 15th Mar 2015 04:42 am
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  18. Embarrassed Admin Privileges

    I got a new system and trying to transfer settings. With this new system I set it up with my main user account to "not" have admin privileges. This way if I ever do get a virus, it doesn't have...

    Started by Tahano54‎, 14th Mar 2015 04:06 pm
    admin, import, profile, support file path
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  19. xref problem

    Hi all, I'm new here and have a question about an xref problem in autocad 2015. I'm trying to xref a drawing to use as a sheet border, and the xref is showing up in paperspace with large bullseye...

    Started by lando67‎, 13th Mar 2015 04:55 pm
    xref problem
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    14th Mar 2015 07:02 am Go to last post
  20. Need Drawing of a Dell 790 Personal Computer

    I have spent the last 2.5 hours searching The Web trying to find .dwg file showing the front and rear view of a Dell 790 Personal Computer with no luck. Does anyone know of a site where I might down...

    Started by The Wizard‎, 11th Mar 2015 05:51 pm
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  21. AutoCad V Draftsight

    Hi Guys Just wondered, does anybody know the major differences between AutoCad and Draftsite? I am thinking of downloading this program to use on my other machine when not in the office. I don't...

    Started by DODGE‎, 1st Mar 2013 06:39 am
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  22. Need to download Autocad Civil 3D Users Guide 2013, cannot find PDF

    I need to download a PDF of the Help Menu. I cannot find one for the AutoCAD Civil 3D Users Guide. It is not a series of tutorials or guidebooks, and it is prepared by Autodesk. I found one for...

    Started by nrschmid‎, 9th Mar 2015 02:47 am
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  23. Find and replace first two characters of text problem

    I have about 10,000 pieces of individual text items (some is text, some is mtext) containing numbers that each are similar to the format "88XXX.XXX" where X is other numbers. I want to remove the two...

    Started by Organic‎, 8th Mar 2015 11:49 pm
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  24. Question Converting .mnu to .lisp - need information about .mnu structure

    Hello. I litterally started learning lisp today by trying convert a script written in lisp inside a .mnu file for Acad R13 into .lsp routine for Acad2000i. So far I've managed convert it and...

    Started by vanowm‎, 8th Mar 2015 11:13 pm
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  25. Break a line at a single point

    I would like to find a quicker way of breaking a line at a single point. Currently I do this: Command: br BREAK Select object: Specify second break point or : f Specify first break point:...

    Started by Lucid‎, 17th Dec 2007 09:12 pm
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    8th Mar 2015 09:55 am Go to last post

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