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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. Using Autocad for website design drafting

    ive got a weird question. im designing websites as well, i wanna use Autocad for drafting purposes. how much margin, padding, etc. the problem is that Autocad(as far as i know, im only...

    Started by samifox‎, 22nd Dec 2010 08:33 pm
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    24th Jun 2017 03:36 am Go to last post
  2. AutoCAD what to do when AutoCAD can't recover a file

    My hard disk recently crashed and I lost some files which weren't backed up :(. A data recovery service retrieved most fo the data, but my most important AutoCAD files do not open and cannot be...

    Started by Kate_pw‎, 13th Feb 2011 05:18 am
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    24th Jun 2017 12:20 am Go to last post
  3. Paste Special does not work

    Opened with paint, selected all, copied, pastespec, picture (metafile) but the image is not embedded. When I save, close and open the image is a white block. Tried device independent bitmap, autocad...

    Started by Superman84‎, 12th Jun 2017 09:52 pm
    paste special
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    12th Jun 2017 11:22 pm Go to last post
  4. Unhappy AutoCAD Vs Tekla.

    Can any one help me. My company are about to purchase the Tekla programme for our steel fabrication shop. At the moment we are using AutoCAD Lt. I cant seem to find any where on the net to weigh up...

    Started by Tony Smith‎, 15th Nov 2009 02:09 pm
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    11th Jun 2017 06:04 pm Go to last post
  5. quick replacement of autocad blocks in photoshop?

    I am rendering a site plan where I have same tree repeated over and over again in autocad. Those trees are as simple circles as blocks in autocad. This means that if I change the radius of one...

    Started by rock1‎, 3rd Jun 2017 09:07 am
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    5th Jun 2017 11:07 pm Go to last post
  6. Plotter configuration Editor - properties screen font is not in English

    HI All, I am using AutoCAD 2016 on windows 10. When entering to Plotter Configuration Editor, the text is not displayed in English and I can't use it (attached screenshot) Tried to reinstall the...

    Started by veredsobol‎, 30th May 2017 09:26 pm
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    31st May 2017 08:05 pm Go to last post
  7. AutoCad 13 and creating Longsections

    Hi First time poster here. I've only got AutoCAD13 and there's almost no chance for us to get civil 3d. But I have a 4km pipeline i'm trying to model so I'll need a longsection....

    Started by Kai3322032‎, 24th May 2017 07:01 am
    attributes, contours, excel, long section, vba
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    25th May 2017 04:55 am Go to last post
  8. Question divide line evenly???

    is there a command or even does anyone know a lisp routine to select a line and evenly divide it in to however sections you want?

    Started by MikeP‎, 25th Jun 2007 10:08 pm
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    24th May 2017 09:17 pm Go to last post
  9. Leaders Disappearing

    I have a group of 10 folks including myself, and no consistent AutoCad version. I think this is where the problem is coming from. I have AutoCAD 2014, two with AutoCAD 2017, three with AutoCAD...

    Started by prophici‎, 23rd May 2017 08:23 pm
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    24th May 2017 04:51 am Go to last post
  10. Vertical Dimension Text Flip?

    Hi, I have a vertical dimension and the space between leader forces the text out, but it goes to the right and I want the text to flip out to the left is there a flip command? see below:

    Started by jmos4‎, 19th May 2017 08:24 pm
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    22nd May 2017 03:57 pm Go to last post
  11. Splitting Line

    hi all, could anyone tell me if there is a command to split a line into segments? i know there is the divide command but that does not physically split the line, it just gives it points. i need...

    Started by StevenMc‎, 24th Jul 2009 11:35 am
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    19th May 2017 08:34 am Go to last post
  12. Is there a way to Crop images inserted into a dwg?

    Hi Is there a way to crop images inserted into a dwg? The method I used to insert was simply to right click an image on a website 'copy' / right click in CAD 'paste' rather than insert OLE. Thx

    Started by Rosco‎, 15th May 2009 04:11 pm
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    18th May 2017 04:53 pm Go to last post
  13. Double-clicking a DWG file opens a new instance of AutoCAD

    I am using AutoCAD 2017. I have windows 10-64 bit. When I double click a new dwg file, it opens up another instance of AutoCAD. I checked my SDI (Single Document Interface) system variable...

    Started by rock1‎, 14th May 2017 01:26 pm
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  14. Industry/CAD Standard Question

    So most of my drawings have multiple scaled viewports on one paperspace. I call out those scales. My predecessor did it different from me. So here's the question... Do you use 1:1.5, .75:1, etc or...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 12th May 2017 04:28 pm
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    18th May 2017 12:47 pm Go to last post
  15. Command Line Problem

    Hello, I am operating in AutoCAD 2008 and have somehow docked my command line on the left side of my screen. I would like to return my command line to the bottom of my screen where it will...

    Started by David Devitt‎, 16th May 2017 04:28 pm
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    18th May 2017 03:35 am Go to last post
  16. add + operator to a formula that use field

    hi using acad 2017, i use fields with object's Y position to read the current level.usualy is a relative level that start with 0.00 now i want to do the same but with absolute level, for...

    Started by samifox‎, 8th May 2017 03:04 pm
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  17. Troubleshooting: Is it a Civil3D or Laptop Setting

    I am currently working in Civil 3D 2016 with a laptop and am experiencing really slow drawing lag times. I have indicated some details of the CAD station setup I have and some of the various issues...

    Started by RichardS‎, 4th May 2017 03:20 am
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    5th May 2017 03:39 am Go to last post
  18. Hidden System Variables

    I was watching a AU video about ToolPalettes. Near the end the presenter mentioned that there are hidden system variables that are not accessible using setvar. He used the command...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 3rd May 2017 03:30 pm
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    3rd May 2017 06:22 pm Go to last post
  19. Civil3d Pipe Flow Direction Method - Set Default to By slope

    I've been looking everywhere to find some way to do this. right now my civil3d defaults to "Start to End" which I can't fathom why anyone who works in civil would actually WANT that as a default. ...

    Started by Silvercloak‎, 21st Apr 2017 04:34 pm
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    1st May 2017 05:56 pm Go to last post
  20. text to mtext lisp without the text moving?

    I have long used the following lisp to convert multiple single text objects into multiple mtext objects (i.e. make each text entity into separate mtext entities). ; T2M - convert individual...

    Started by Organic‎, 3rd Jul 2013 02:07 pm
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    1st May 2017 05:32 pm Go to last post
  21. Bentley ProSteel for AutoCAD

    Does anyone here use this? What are your experiences with this software?

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 28th Apr 2017 03:58 pm
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    1st May 2017 03:24 am Go to last post
  22. Calculating and Drawing Vehicle Turning Circles

    This is more of a geometrical question rather than an AutoCAD one. I am designing a piazza that most types of vehicles need to circumnavigate. On a scaled location plan, I would like to draw the...

    Started by j4cksincl4ir‎, 24th Jan 2013 12:25 pm
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    20th Apr 2017 03:42 am Go to last post
  23. Another command that gives something simular to AutoCAD Design center

    A few weeks ago i found a AutoCAD command that pull up something simular to AutoCAD Design center but I can't remember what it was. It was a file management system that looked like AutoCAD...

    Started by muck‎, 6th Apr 2017 12:13 am
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  24. Screw conveyor flights

    I am looking for a formula that will allow me to generate flat layouts for screw conveyor flights.

    Started by mdbdesign‎, 23rd Jan 2009 05:35 pm
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  25. Changing default width of columns in properties palette (Map 3D 2017)

    Is there any options to change the default width of columns in the properties pallete in my Autoad Map 3D 2017? I am using this pallete on my second display. Every time I open it, the first...

    Started by Jest‎, 31st Mar 2017 07:34 am
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