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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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  1. Geolocation

    Before I get to involved in trying to make this work, how accurate is the geolaction function. What I am trying to do is layout light pole bases in a parking lot. Normally we do this after the site...

    Started by hertz hound‎, 16th Feb 2017 03:47 am
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  2. things not showing up properly after running command

    Hi All, For some reason whenever I run a command like trim or fillet, my lines do not show up trimmed or filleted until I click again somewhere else on screen. Finding this extremely annoying. I'm...

    Started by masterfal‎, 17th Feb 2017 04:36 am
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    17th Feb 2017 07:02 am Go to last post
  3. Menu Bar "Windows" has lost open files list

    Classic User can no longer see list of opened drawings in his pull down "Windows" menu. "Windows pull down is still present but no longer lists opened drawings. Am aware of Tabbed Drawings option. Am...

    Started by Tmad235242‎, 16th Feb 2017 09:13 pm
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    16th Feb 2017 10:30 pm Go to last post
  4. Comfortable Mice for AutoCAD 2D

    Dear All, Anybody can suggest me which Mice is comfortable for AutoCAD 2D... Thanks in Advance..

    Started by CAD USER‎, 13th Feb 2017 11:29 am
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  5. Question Need advice on converting .PAD files to .DWG! HELP!

    We have a new client who has a disaster of plans, some of them .dwg and some of them this odd .pad file format. For the life of me I cannot find anything on this file type nor can I convert it to dwg...

    Started by tmelancon‎, 15th Feb 2017 03:28 pm
    convert, pad
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    15th Feb 2017 04:16 pm Go to last post
  6. The 10 Comandments of CAD

    I work at a small company and do 75 % of the cad work on top of my other duties. Other people in the office do some as well. No one has any formal CAD training, (except me, I took Architectural...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 8th Feb 2017 04:53 pm
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  7. How do I open a .cad file type?

    I have a file I'm trying to open that has a ".cad" file extension. I've been doing this for 7 years and I have never heard of a .cad file. Any help on how to open the file or convert it to a...

    Started by ammobake‎, 29th Apr 2011 10:20 pm
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  8. Scan to Dwg

    Hellos I have hard scans of contours Anyone know the easiest way to extract them to Dwg, aside from the manual and tedious process of tracing by use of polylines....

    Started by Alcapone001‎, 4th Feb 2017 04:54 pm
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  9. UCS switching in stretch command

    Hi I have a having some trouble with stetching things. In a custum UCS it flips back to WCS. Very hard to stretch, pita. Is there some kind of setting i wasn't aware of untill today?

    Started by halam‎, 3rd Nov 2016 09:18 am
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  10. Smile Autocad Does Not Recognize My Graphic Card

    Hi everyone, This is my first post, and I've just recently installed autocad 2016 (p&id) to my laptop (acer predator 17", windows 10). When I launch the application, in the graphics performance...

    Started by bazilbolia‎, 30th Jan 2017 03:38 pm
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  11. ACAD 2014 Cannot Display Recap Point Cloud Reference Created in ACAD 2016

    Hi, We're having an issue in our office, trying to read/access a .DWG with a Point Cloud reference. Point Clouds and Recap, etc are new to me... and I don't have much experience with either. ...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 25th Jan 2017 02:40 am
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  12. Converting DWG files to IFC, IGES, IGS errors

    Hello, I am an architectural archivist - not an architect. I am trying to convert dwg files to IFC. I just export to IFC in AutoCAD 2012. It then creates an IFC file and a log file. The IFC file...

    Started by archivist‎, 18th Feb 2014 05:50 pm
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  13. Command "TRS" - Would anyone be familiar with this older command? Whats a replacement

    So a coworker of mine used to use a command called TRS. This would align text by selecting them and with one click they all line up. I told him about the Text Align command but he said that was not...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 13th Jan 2017 07:45 pm
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  14. Is it possible to load a LISP into SurvCAD 2014? If so, How?

    Pretty much sums it up in the title. LOL. Trying to load a LISP Routine into SurvCAD 2014 with AutoCAD embedded? If so, how the heck do I do it? I'm coming up with blanks.

    Started by MillerMG‎, 16th Jan 2017 05:57 pm
    lisp; load; survcad
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    16th Jan 2017 06:07 pm Go to last post
  15. Back Up Files

    hi can anyone help. I have lost my back up files location in my folders, I am using windows 10 it not showing Autocad it gone to word for some reason. how can I get back to default. you right...

    Started by FIFTHTEXAS‎, 10th Jan 2017 09:53 am
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    13th Jan 2017 03:22 am Go to last post
  16. UCS Command Hidden Options

    Hi, There appears to be quite a few hidden options for the UCS command (eg UCS>N or UCS>G). Does anyone have a full list of all the UCS command options? Thanks for any help.

    Started by lamensterms‎, 11th Jan 2017 02:27 am
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  17. Question The REAL difference between AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT???

    I have been using AutoCAD (full version) since the mid 90's (starting with AutoCAD 11) and am currently using v2008. However, I am going out on my own now, and need to buy my own seat. I can buy a...

    Started by EnvisionMan‎, 3rd Apr 2012 08:53 pm
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  18. Smile CADSkillz project group

    Hey! Sorry to bother you. I am contacting you regarding an online survey for www.cadskillz.com. CADSKillz aim to revolutionize the way people learn CAD. CADSkillz teaches some of the world's most...

    Started by CADSkillzprojectteam‎, 28th Nov 2016 09:04 am
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    30th Nov 2016 05:10 pm Go to last post
  19. Removing password protection

    I have a dwg with a vaild password, so I can open the file. However I want to save the file with the protection removed. Found these instructions on how to do this .....

    Started by kippax‎, 24th Nov 2016 03:22 pm
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  20. Expert variable

    i can't seem to get this working properly.. having the expert variable set to 2 should suppress this shouldn't it? what am i doing wrong?

    Started by masterfal‎, 16th Nov 2016 08:44 am
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  21. Can't see all lines from DWG to SKP pro?

    Hello I can't see all lines from a floorplan when I import it to SKP pro. I also gte like 3D line object in the floorplan. I tried most of the things and I got a bit far but still I have some...

    Started by Aqua123‎, 21st Nov 2016 11:56 am
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  22. How do you pronounce "Creo"

    Hi How do you pronounce "Creo" in "Creo Elements/Pro"? Please let me know.

    Started by jackson6612‎, 11th Jan 2011 05:14 am
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    17th Nov 2016 12:45 pm Go to last post
  23. Steel detailing

    Hi all:) , What in your opinion is the best steel detailing program? Or what is the most commonly used? For example if i wanted to detail a founation base or insitu wall and then run a...

    Started by Mack26‎, 2nd Jan 2009 03:55 am
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    14th Nov 2016 02:03 pm Go to last post

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