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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. Setting zero background frame for mtext objects

    Hello everybody Is there any way to make mtext and mleader objects have a background fitting their width AND height? I know about the trick with setting the object width to 0. The problem is...

    Started by rvv‎, 18th Jul 2018 11:52 am
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  2. Need advice on CAD software to buy.

    A little background so you can understand my situation better. We are not professional CAD drafters. We learned it ourselves or through courses and that is it, we did not take the certification. ...

    Started by neuri‎, 17th Jul 2018 12:45 am
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    18th Jul 2018 03:41 am Go to last post
  3. Need precise gear profile for cnc wire cut

    I need to draw the gears profile for CNC wire cut to do the job.. I only got few details of the gear.. outside diameter = 248mm or I think 9.75", number of teeth = 69 PCS .. it is deformed that's why...

    Started by zei‎, 7th Jul 2018 03:59 am
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    9th Jul 2018 08:44 am Go to last post
  4. XREF Layer Automation

    Hey folks, I don't know if this has happened to many of you, but when setting up drawings at work - I have to create a viewport and our viewports are on a no plot layer. So I switch to that...

    Started by Silvercloak‎, 26th Jun 2018 12:23 am
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    26th Jun 2018 07:01 pm Go to last post
  5. Workaround to save Hatch pattern with background colour

    I use the custom palettes for Hatch presets. Only trouble is that it doesn't have the option to have a background Hatch colour. Is there any workaround for this?

    Started by 3dwannab‎, 25th Jun 2018 08:34 pm
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  6. A problem that I do not know how to solve.

    Hi, I have the following issue. I have a Point (A) that can be moved by Line 1 and Line 2 I have a Point (B) that can be moved only by Line 3 I have a Point C that can be moved only by Line 4 The...

    Started by prax3des‎, 19th Jun 2018 01:18 pm
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  7. Updating AutoCAD Attributes with Excel

    Hey Everyone. Working on the following issue. I’m building a BOM user interface in Excel that has the same layout as the attached Autocad version. It allows people to build BOM’s with greater speed...

    Started by Jim Clayton‎, 18th Jun 2018 08:26 pm
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  8. AutoCAD on Apple Macbook

    Hi all, I am currently searching the market for a Apple MacBook. I am unsure which MacBook to go for which will be beneficial for the AutoCAD 2018 software. If anyone uses the MacBook for autocad...

    Started by Arun23‎, 10th Jun 2018 11:37 am
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    11th Jun 2018 05:56 pm Go to last post
  9. Can I "mirror" the text of an attribute??

    I'm wanting to create a matchline block with an attribute on both ends of the polyline set with a hidden linetype. These two attributes are going to represent the viewport tag and sheet number....

    Started by tzframpton‎, 19th May 2010 07:07 pm
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  10. Antwerp City map in .dwg anyone? European version of Digimap?

    I'm searching for a .dwg of Antwerp city. I'm used to getting hold UK .dwg maps from the online Digimap service but has anyone any ideas on how to get hold of European locations, in particular...

    Started by Tom005e‎, 8th Oct 2010 07:59 pm
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    3rd Jun 2018 04:54 am Go to last post
  11. Attributes length and width factor

    Hi, a block has attributes, these attributes are automatically compiled by an application. It is impossible to know a priori the number of characters of the string that will be inserted in the...

    Started by itacad‎, 28th May 2018 09:44 pm
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  12. PDF to DWG

    Gents A little help if possible - I just noticed in Adobe Acrobat DC an option in the menu to export to AutoCAD. This would be extremely useful for me but I can't get it working. when I tried...

    Started by Eurodude‎, 14th May 2018 10:48 am
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    16th May 2018 07:50 am Go to last post
  13. "Pasting" hundreds of tree blocks in drawing: "duplicate definition of block ignored"

    I spoke with coworker and he told me that every time I do CTRL-V (pasteclip) of a specific block, AutoCAD assigns a random alphanumeric name for this block. I am not sure if this is an alphanumeric...

    Started by nrschmid‎, 18th Sep 2013 11:32 pm
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    25th Apr 2018 09:04 pm Go to last post
  14. Embarrassed tartan/plaid

    Hi I am trying to create a tartan/plaid design using hatch solid......overlapping stripes eg a yellow over a red = orange.........what are the steps so the colours merge.ie create the...

    Started by leaf‎, 20th Apr 2018 04:38 pm
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  15. Measuregeom Truncated Popup Text

    Whenever I perform a Measuregeom command, the popup menu appears truncated. Anyone know how to fix this?

    Started by rod147‎, 20th Apr 2018 12:09 pm
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    24th Apr 2018 04:02 am Go to last post

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