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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. Moved: editing title blocks

    Started by SRN‎, 18th Jul 2017 02:17 pm
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  2. Autocad 2000, Command to place coordinates on the drawing

    What is the command that places the text for the X & Y coordinates of a selected point directly on to the drawing? Thanks

    Started by berol‎, 17th Jul 2017 09:19 pm
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  3. Moved: Career Change

    Started by Palmero‎, 17th Jul 2017 07:44 pm
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  4. Default Using Autocad 2000, Is Autocad capable of generating a negative X or Y.

    It's been suggested to me that all versions of AutoCAD only see positive locations for X and Y and perhaps Z, using the Ordinate tab on the toolbar, no matter where the UCS is placed. Is this true...

    Started by berol‎, 10th Jul 2017 03:06 am
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    17th Jul 2017 08:30 am Go to last post
  5. Vehicle Tracking seperate turning of rear axles

    Hi, In below picture on the left is the steering of the axels the way i need them to react, on the right is my custom design in Autodesk Vehicle Tracking I can't seem to find a way to make...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 13th Jul 2017 09:49 am
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    14th Jul 2017 07:15 am Go to last post
  6. 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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  7. object snap problems

    I'm having troubles when I go to copy or move lines or objects my snap point will pick zero origin for the point. It will randomly do this from time to time. Sometimes it won't snap at zero very much...

    Started by huskerguy‎, 4th Jun 2011 03:07 pm
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  8. Combating eye strain

    Anybody else have eye issues past the normal blue light eye strain? I've never had glasses but I seem to be getting closer and closer to needing them. But after working long enough throughout the day...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 27th Jun 2017 06:48 pm
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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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  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

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