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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. Moved: Create Custom Line Table

    Started by Squirltech‎, 20th Mar 2017 04:18 pm
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  2. It is possible to assign F1 key as a Ortho ON or OFF

    Dear All, It is possible to assign F1 key as a Ortho ON or OFF, and if it is possible, somebody can explain me how it can be... Thanks in advance...

    Started by CAD USER‎, 16th Mar 2017 12:47 pm
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    16th Mar 2017 01:12 pm Go to last post
  3. Slow startup of autocad 2012 and 2017

    I have i3 processor, 8GB Ram, NVIDI GT730 graphics card. I am running Autocad 2012 , 64 bit. Recently autocad started taking upto 4 minutes to start up. Feeling frustrated, I installed trial of...

    Started by rock1‎, 15th Mar 2017 08:30 am
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    16th Mar 2017 12:18 pm Go to last post
  4. convert 3d polyline to polyline

    I have a 3Dpolyline & want to convert it to a normal polyline without exploding & getting a million lines. Can anyone help?

    Started by seashell2day‎, 3rd Apr 2009 12:53 am
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    14th Mar 2017 01:22 pm Go to last post
  5. Alignment of midpoints of dashed lines

    I want to align two perpendicular long dash-small dash lines with their centres in Autocad 2012. I have to do it manually by trial and error. Is there a smart way to do it?

    Started by rock1‎, 12th Mar 2017 01:38 pm
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  6. Dropbox ending Public Folders - How to post pictures in CADTutor?

    I am not sure where to post this thread but here goes. When I post pictures on CAD Tutor I place them first in my Dropbox Public folder. Once there I can get a URL that I can use in CAD Tutor. ...

    Started by lrm‎, 10th Mar 2017 09:28 pm
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    13th Mar 2017 02:07 pm Go to last post
  7. Question Can you convert FIELDS to Text??

    Just wondering.... I thought there was a command that does this. Tons of fields in a drawing that I really don't wanna retype. Thanks in advance :)

    Started by tzframpton‎, 8th Jul 2009 02:11 pm
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  8. Marvic SoftSolutions New Text Editor and Autocad 2015

    Hi, I have a bunch of lisp routines I have been using for eons like since R13 days, and one of the lisp routines does not work and wonder if anyone else uses Marvic's software and have had the...

    Started by jmos4‎, 1st Mar 2017 02:38 pm
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  9. 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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  10. rotate the camera without losing current view

    hi using autocad 2010 when dealing with diagonal geometry i like to align the camera to the geometry Ucs -> Ob -> select >plan->2x enter in this way alligned but i losing the focus i been...

    Started by samifox‎, 21st Feb 2017 10:38 am
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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    6th Feb 2017 06:07 am Go to last post
  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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
  24. 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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  25. 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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