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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: Dim setting question on lines inside linar dim

    Started by jmos4‎, 18th Jan 2017 06:47 pm
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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
  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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    21st Nov 2016 03:36 pm Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. Convert line to 3dpoly, convert 3dfaces to polyface mesh

    Hi guys, I've been searching for a while and cant find any solution for this. I have two questions: 1. Is it possible to convert lines into 3dpolylines, where the vertices has different Z...

    Started by barbarossa‎, 3rd Nov 2016 11:56 am
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  16. 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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  17. how do I create a simple script to copy everything from one layer to a new layer?

    I need to take everything that is on a layer and copy it to a new layer. Basically make an identical layer copy. This will be done on more than 70 drawing packages... totally more than 6000 files...

    Started by four_by_ken‎, 9th Nov 2007 11:32 pm
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  18. .PNT file type

    Can AutoCAD open .pnt files? If not, what program can? I ask because our glass cutting line has a feature that can trace patterns digitally, and converts that information into a .pnt file. We have...

    Started by bbankston‎, 26th Oct 2016 05:14 pm
    file converter, icad 2d, pnt, pnt to dxf
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  19. selecting objects not visible on the screen

    Hi all having a discussion at work with regards to using the selection window. If it start my selection window say bottom right of the objects I want to select. then with the selection...

    Started by humpo‎, 26th Oct 2016 03:28 pm
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  20. Grips Rotating My Ucs

    Hi, The Problem Is This, My Ucs Rotates Everytime I Draw A Polyline And Try To Stretch The Polyline. If I Draw Just A Normal Line I Can Stretch It And Ucs Stays Where It Is, But If I Convert That...

    Started by getholdofgraeme‎, 15th Jan 2009 03:58 pm
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    26th Oct 2016 08:29 pm Go to last post
  21. Exclamation Pasteclip Invalid?

    Hello all I am trying to copy something another member of staff did in a different office and sent to me, into my master drawing and I go to copy with base point and paste it into my drawing and...

    Started by Meagan11‎, 5th Nov 2009 03:14 pm
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  22. Paste Special Ts

    When I copy a range of Excel cells and paste them into AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017, I get the option to paste as “Ts”. It looks good and is better than using the paste as AutoCAD objects or creating...

    Started by CADDork‎, 18th Oct 2016 08:53 pm
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  23. Relation element definitions and graphic performance

    Hi, I have a set of files that together make a model, design of a specific civil structure. I placed about 80 pieces of complex shaped steel forms (vendor structures for docking ships) into a...

    Started by halam‎, 14th Jul 2016 10:15 pm
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