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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. 2d window dynamic block

    Hey guys, I'm doing a floor plan of an internal measure of a residence I'm working on. instead of drawing individual windows, I would like to have a dynamic block that I can drag one side out...

    Started by danthecadman‎, Yesterday 11:57 pm
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  2. Viewing/Saving old drawings

    My organization is upgrading to AutoCAD 2014. We have a huge inventory of older drawings. It has been my experience new versions of AutoCAD can always read older drawing files. Recently someone...

    Started by Jim Bowman‎, 29th Jul 2014 07:30 pm
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  3. Moved: Masking Parts of Blocks

    Started by dal-designs‎, 28th Jul 2014 11:02 pm
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  4. Paperspace background color in Autocad 2013 for Mac

    I have a mac, first of all, and because of this its hard to find help for any Autocad questions. I am trying to change the background color in paperspace from the eye straining white to a neutral...

    Started by sid dishes‎, 19th Feb 2013 05:35 pm
    2013, background color, mac, options verse preferences, paperspace color change
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    29th Jul 2014 03:44 am Go to last post
  5. Moved: Help with a Dynamic Louver

    Started by Sewell1977‎, 28th Jul 2014 08:30 pm
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  6. Standard Notes

    I am trying to find a way to streamline drawing annotation, specifically multi leaders. I have around 75 unique notes that i use on a regular basis, 10 on one drawing 15 on another etc etc. I...

    Started by jamami‎, 26th Jul 2014 05:46 pm
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  7. cad 2014

    I just using cad 2014 trial version. using line command I draw two lines, one point is common to both. next I select one line and selected one grip and moved it. just I need to change the point...

    Started by wimal‎, 24th Jul 2014 12:15 pm
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  8. Moved: I need your quick help....

    Started by 121madhu‎, 6th Jul 2014 08:11 am
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  9. Moved: Rotated Viewport now My Text is No Longer "E" with the viewport

    Started by MillerMG‎, 25th Jul 2014 09:13 pm
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  10. Hatch file extension

    What is the extension code of autocad hatch pattern files

    Started by wimal‎, 25th Jul 2014 06:25 am
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  11. View port won't show objects

    I have got a large drawing with multiple viewports and some layers that are shown in model space won't show when I access model space from paper space (through the viewport). I have had a look at the...

    Started by pimpdad‎, 15th Feb 2012 12:14 pm
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  12. Cool Is there a way to set a tolerance for trimming lines so minuscule gaps trim?

    The lines are so close that I cannot even see a gap but apparently there is a minuscule gap therefore the lines aren't trimming. Rather than extend all of them, is there a way to adjust the tolerance...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 21st Jul 2014 04:11 pm
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    extend, gap, lines, tolerance, trim
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  13. Reducing file size of drawings

    I always have a problem when i am getting drawings through from various architects, huge file sizes i do all usual stuff when getting new building plan. deleting layers i dont need, purging,...

    Started by FIFTHTEXAS‎, 22nd Jul 2014 10:26 am
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  14. How to re-specify a font in multi-line text.

    I've been sent a file which uses a TT font which I don't. Although they have specified a style and assigned the missing font to it they have also specified the font as an over ride in all of...

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 16th Jul 2014 08:07 pm
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  15. 2-D drafting a dying trade in any industry.

    Hi just want your opinions on the subject. Was wondering if this is the case going forward since we have BIM on the rise, eventually all will be in 3-D. Currently I'm in the Oil & Gas industry as...

    Started by greythorne‎, 8th Jul 2014 09:50 am
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  16. Staircase Railing Balustrade

    Hi, I am having some trouble drawing a staircase balustrade especially at the landing part (clouded in the JPEG). Any hints would be welcomed. Thanks.

    Started by nicolas‎, 18th Jul 2014 08:40 am
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  17. AutoCAD Plant 3D - Who uses it

    Hello all, I have been using AutoCAD Plant 3D for over a year as the company i work for thought it would be a good programme to use in the distilling industry. I am looking for other Pland 3D...

    Started by and5e‎, 20th Mar 2012 02:20 pm
    catalogue, plant 3d, spec
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    19th Jul 2014 04:30 am Go to last post
  18. AutoCad Files (dwl. & bak.)

    Hi, Can somebody explain to me what is this file and is this file is important? Does it effect my dwg. file if I delete those files? Thanks.

    Started by farycj‎, 18th Jul 2014 09:53 am
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  19. pCon.xcad

    Hi Guys, Do you guys know what pcon.xcad tools is? And can you guys emphasize on how it works? Because I have to use this tools for my work and I'm intended to learn about it and use it to...

    Started by farycj‎, 18th Jul 2014 03:06 am
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    18th Jul 2014 12:55 pm Go to last post
  20. Batch Convert .IPT to .DWG?

    Hey guys, I am in the process of updating our CAD Block Library and I have a collection of .IPT files which I would like to convert to .DWG. I am aware of the IMPORT command, and I am also...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 18th Jul 2014 08:15 am
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    18th Jul 2014 11:55 am Go to last post
  21. Default Import Point Settings Civil 3D 2014

    I am having issues importing points into my drawing that contain the letters "tr". AutoCAD wants to automatically change that point and make it a tree style point. I cannot alter this point once it...

    Started by jasonmc‎, 16th Jul 2014 03:37 pm
    civil 3d 2014, importing points
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    17th Jul 2014 04:05 am Go to last post
  22. That annoying Ortho box

    When creating a line or moving an object with ortho mode on, there is a box next to the cursor that shows distance and direction. The annoying part is that is switches between a number and...

    Started by Grigs‎, 16th Jul 2014 05:19 pm
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    16th Jul 2014 09:32 pm Go to last post
  23. DGN files in AutoCAD

    Hello all: I am wondering if anyone could help me, I have been sent a base plan which I need to add my drawings too, however the base plan was created in Microstation and is a DGN file. I am...

    Started by Meagan11‎, 27th Apr 2009 01:42 pm
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    16th Jul 2014 06:32 pm Go to last post
  24. Text missing in viewport

    When i'm in modelspace I can see the text no problem, when I am in paper space I can see the normal text. However, the text in the view port can not be seen. Also the text from the dims can not be...

    Started by Leecox‎, 12th Nov 2008 06:31 pm
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    16th Jul 2014 03:12 pm Go to last post
  25. Help with Offset comand

    I want to be able to offset an element which is on a layer (not the current layer) but have it place the new offset element automatically on to the current layer. Is this possible?

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 15th Jul 2014 07:33 pm
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    16th Jul 2014 08:35 am Go to last post

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