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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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    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. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. 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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  9. Leader/text to multileader

    I'm looking for a way to convert leader and text that is separate into a multileader where the text is attached to the leader. We just updated to new standards using the multileader and all the old...

    Started by pmcwilliams‎, 22nd May 2009 03:57 pm
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    30th Aug 2017 04:26 pm Go to last post
  10. Smile Arrange multiple layouts in to one folder

    Hi.. I am searching for a solution for arranging multiple layouts in to diferent folder views. I have 20 layouts in a drawing. but I don't need to see all at a time. i need to divide that 20...

    Started by isutheparambil‎, 29th Aug 2017 06:02 am
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    30th Aug 2017 07:16 am Go to last post
  11. How to load .atc files

    I have a tool palet instollation file with images . the file format type is .atc How can I import tool palet with this file. ( The uploading of this file not allowed by cadtutor system.

    Started by wimal‎, 15th Aug 2017 10:13 am
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    17th Aug 2017 04:32 am Go to last post
  12. PDF import made from Excel File into AutoCAD 2018

    I've imported a PDF file that was is, in essence, an illustration originally built in Excel (yes, Excel). The cells are all turned off for the original lines not to show, but somehow AutoCAD is...

    Started by KrashVegas‎, 5th Aug 2017 03:53 am
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    6th Aug 2017 06:59 am Go to last post
  13. Automatic Unique references

    I'm currently just getting to grips with both dynamic blocks, fields and data extraction, and I was having a play trying to figure out how to do the following. I want to create a dynamic block...

    Started by ngowans8‎, 2nd Aug 2017 09:14 pm
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  14. 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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  15. Change "shows as" when opening a file autocad 2002

    Hi I've been using Autocad 2002 for a long time and I'd like to find a solution for a problem I couldn't find. I like to see the full list of drawings in a folder instead of small icons. To do...

    Started by mgressler‎, 31st Jul 2017 06:51 pm
    autocad 2002, selection, show as
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    1st Aug 2017 01:13 pm Go to last post
  16. Unhappy Copy/ increment text to a coordinates list

    Hi Guys, I have a list of 400+ coordinates and I would like to use them to label text starting from 1, and each other coordinate position will be the flowing number. If I copy a circle (center...

    Started by texaspete88‎, 1st Aug 2017 10:45 am
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  17. How do you convert a drawing from metric to feet?

    Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to convert a metric drawing to feet. If so please advice. Thank you

    Started by Jrose‎, 26th Aug 2009 04:52 pm
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    27th Jul 2017 01:33 am Go to last post
  18. 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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    24th Jul 2017 05:11 pm Go to last post
  19. Insert Part Description to be read by an Outside Program.

    I don't know really where to post this questions. My job frequently has me draw up parts and then export them out to a nesting program called ProNest. Each part has a Build-Material description...

    Started by dblclkmatt‎, 5th May 2014 03:23 pm
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    24th Jul 2017 02:09 pm Go to last post
  20. 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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    18th Jul 2017 08:38 am Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

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