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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. Question ACAD 2002: CTRL + Left Click = "<Cycle on> <Cycle off>" - what is that?

    Hello. I'm using ACAD 2002 and noticed when I hold CTRL and click on an empty space or on any objects that is not a line it selects it and shows Clicking on line it shows Cursor changes to...

    Started by vanowm‎, 19th Jan 2018 06:04 pm
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    19th Jan 2018 07:21 pm Go to last post
  2. How do I get out of a viewport?

    This happens to me quite often and I know ther's a easy way out. Just dont know how. I zoom into a viewport so the border of the viewport cant be seen nor selected nomore, then I double click...

    Started by chee_dee‎, 7th Jul 2008 09:16 am
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    18th Jan 2018 04:20 pm Go to last post
  3. Creating dwg files (dwg. format) using Excel sheet.

    I have a Excel sheet showing around 500 drawings numbers and i would like to create just dwg files with the same drawings numbers as shown in excel. any help in this regards will be highly...

    Started by Guptil‎, 16th Jan 2018 09:40 am
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  4. Taking the leap from 2D towards 3D with a 70+year old company?

    Hey guys, It's been a while, first happy new year 2018 :) I have a huge question and I don't really know where to start. My company still works actively with old Tif files for they are the only...

    Started by Abbyjay‎, 11th Jan 2018 09:22 pm
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  5. Add a custom command to open the VLIDE

    I have a few commands that I've created over the years and I've recently shared this file with coworkers and placed my LISP file on the net where several of us include it into our APPLOAD startup. ...

    Started by MSR‎, 15th Jan 2018 11:55 pm
    customizations, load lisp, open vlide
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  6. Break a line at a single point

    I would like to find a quicker way of breaking a line at a single point. Currently I do this: Command: br BREAK Select object: Specify second break point or : f Specify first break point:...

    Started by Lucid‎, 17th Dec 2007 09:12 pm
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    10th Jan 2018 03:11 pm Go to last post
  7. Image Editing

    I wanted to bind my company logo but you can't bind an image in AutoCAD so I did the next best thing and did a INSERTOBJ command. I pull up the good ole paint brush program by Microsoft and edited...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 27th Dec 2017 04:12 pm
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  8. how do i install and use a lisp routine?

    i found a lisp routine online for making 3d spirals, now how the heck do i get it to work? I have never installed a lisp routine...thanks for helping me!

    Started by ironman‎, 9th Sep 2005 10:28 pm
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  9. How can I create a site plan where holes can be filtered (turned on or off)?

    I am looking to create an interactive site plan where there are going to be hundreds of holes and want to be able to filter against certain criteria. For example, displaying just the holes that...

    Started by TomBastable‎, 21st Nov 2017 06:38 pm
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  10. Incorrect words not highlighting during text edit.

    Incorrect words not highlighting during text edit. But spell checking dialog box is working properly.

    Started by wimal‎, 15th Nov 2017 04:48 am
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  11. Display Order Not Working As It Should

    I've used AutoCAD for years and I've never had this problem. On one of my sheets I have a Location Map showing the general area of the construction project in a viewport. Then I have another viewport...

    Started by PaddlesUpRiver‎, 8th Nov 2017 06:32 pm
    bring above object, bring to front, display order, send to back, send under object
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    9th Nov 2017 06:39 pm Go to last post
  12. Make it stop! autosaving in the middle of a command

    how can I prevent autosave from happening in the middle of a command. it is very frustrating and can potentially cause a crash (rarely though). PLEASE DO NOT TELL ME TURN OFF AUTOSAVE. I like...

    Started by MikeP‎, 24th Oct 2011 03:24 pm
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