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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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    7th Jun 2017 03:29 am Go to last post
  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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    9th Nov 2015 03:38 pm 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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    13th Feb 2008 10:10 pm Go to last post
  1. Command prompt - to stop additional display

    How can I control the display of additional prompt display

    Started by wimal‎, 26th Sep 2017 04:02 pm
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  2. Moved: MTEXT Problem

    Started by notredave‎, 11th Dec 2017 07:20 pm
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  3. How can I create a site plan where holes can be filtered (turned on or off)?

    I am looking to create an interactive site plan where there are going to be hundreds of holes and want to be able to filter against certain criteria. For example, displaying just the holes that...

    Started by TomBastable‎, 21st Nov 2017 06:38 pm
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    22nd Nov 2017 01:13 am Go to last post
  4. Incorrect words not highlighting during text edit.

    Incorrect words not highlighting during text edit. But spell checking dialog box is working properly.

    Started by wimal‎, 15th Nov 2017 04:48 am
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    15th Nov 2017 09:02 am Go to last post
  5. Display Order Not Working As It Should

    I've used AutoCAD for years and I've never had this problem. On one of my sheets I have a Location Map showing the general area of the construction project in a viewport. Then I have another viewport...

    Started by PaddlesUpRiver‎, 8th Nov 2017 06:32 pm
    bring above object, bring to front, display order, send to back, send under object
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    9th Nov 2017 06:39 pm Go to last post
  6. Make it stop! autosaving in the middle of a command

    how can I prevent autosave from happening in the middle of a command. it is very frustrating and can potentially cause a crash (rarely though). PLEASE DO NOT TELL ME TURN OFF AUTOSAVE. I like...

    Started by MikeP‎, 24th Oct 2011 03:24 pm
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    2nd Nov 2017 05:45 pm Go to last post
  7. enhanced attribute editor dialog box size

    Hello, Is there a way of resizing the dialog box so that we don't have to scroll? Thanks, Mike

    Started by mflorindi‎, 11th Oct 2017 09:21 pm
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    12th Oct 2017 07:04 pm Go to last post
  8. back to picture to cad

    This might work. Get two string lines from porch or whatever part of house/structure and plum line it out level to area straight away from structure. We have string lines with levels. Then level a...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 29th Sep 2017 03:55 am
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  9. Dim Extension Lines not Plotting

    Whats up everybody! I have a weird problem that I cannot figure out. Some of my dimension extension lines and leaders are not plotting, but are showing up in the print preview and PDF's. ...

    Started by jonathann3891‎, 2nd Aug 2017 04:33 pm
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    3rd Oct 2017 06:07 pm Go to last post
  10. Wink Too much time to open a dwg drawing.

    hi, I have an autocad file which takes too much time to open. I've done a dxfout, then save this last one into a DWG which I recovered and purged; the size have been reduced considerably. But still...

    Started by koolinour‎, 2nd Oct 2017 02:09 pm
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  11. Solid to triangular faces?

    How can I convert the surface of my solids to triangular faces? In the past I did it by exporting to 3DS (if I remember right) and reimporting it, but AutoCAD 2015 doesn’t support any more that...

    Started by fuccaro‎, 22nd Sep 2017 10:59 am
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    26th Sep 2017 10:24 am Go to last post
  12. Help with Open and Save dialog

    somehow when I click the "open" or "Save as" it doesn't bring up the dialog box it asks in the command line what file to open. So I cant browse folders now. I know there is a way to fix it but I...

    Started by truckchick‎, 22nd Sep 2017 08:03 pm
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    22nd Sep 2017 09:24 pm Go to last post
  13. World UCS point changing automatically ?

    In my PC the WORLD UCS 0,0 is moving to another points.How can I stop it.

    Started by wimal‎, 20th Sep 2017 08:11 am
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    20th Sep 2017 03:35 pm Go to last post
  14. Smile Which is best of AutoCAD products for 2D and 3D Piping Layouts

    Hello, Which is best of AutoCAD products for 2D and 3D Piping Layouts Best Regards.

    Started by windowstoweb‎, 16th Sep 2017 11:47 am
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    18th Sep 2017 01:12 pm Go to last post
  15. Unhappy civil 3d 2017

    Im just trying to find out how to turn off the stupid command box thing that's attached to the cursor in drawing space. Ive done it before but then they re-installed the program on my computer and I...

    Started by truckchick‎, 11th Sep 2017 07:33 pm
    command box, cursor
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    11th Sep 2017 08:41 pm Go to last post
  16. Vico office

    Does anyone here use vico office, we are just getting started with it, but it looks to be expected to work with just an ifc (BIM) model. Unfortunately we usually only get PDF or DWG and thats it....

    Started by steven-g‎, 11th Sep 2017 08:55 am
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    11th Sep 2017 08:55 am Go to last post
  17. Hatch cannot match properties

    Original hatch found on area A With hatch edit hatch created on area B. but why the display scale not same ? In properties both hatche scales are same (0.6)

    Started by wimal‎, 9th Sep 2017 06:42 am
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    9th Sep 2017 10:21 am Go to last post
  18. AutoCAD External Drawings

    So here's a new one for you. If I'm opening a Dref or Xref while working on the production drawing - as soon as the Xref or Dref file is opened, AutoCAD will immediately snap back to the production...

    Started by Silvercloak‎, 8th Sep 2017 06:50 pm
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