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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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    7th Jun 2017 03:29 am Go to last post
  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: Lost Toolbar

    Started by Thaumaturge‎, Yesterday 03:41 pm
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  2. How to load .atc files

    I have a tool palet instollation file with images . the file format type is .atc How can I import tool palet with this file. ( The uploading of this file not allowed by cadtutor system.

    Started by wimal‎, 15th Aug 2017 10:13 am
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  3. Moved: Lisp to convert a MLINE to a single PLINE

    Started by isutheparambil‎, 15th Aug 2017 12:04 pm
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    16th Aug 2017 08:54 am Go to last post
  4. Moved: Installing from Autodesk virtual agent

    Started by DODGE‎, 4th Aug 2017 02:49 pm
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  5. Moved: Annotation Problem

    Started by lulumara‎, 12th Aug 2017 04:17 pm
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  6. PDF import made from Excel File into AutoCAD 2018

    I've imported a PDF file that was is, in essence, an illustration originally built in Excel (yes, Excel). The cells are all turned off for the original lines not to show, but somehow AutoCAD is...

    Started by KrashVegas‎, 5th Aug 2017 03:53 am
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    6th Aug 2017 06:59 am Go to last post
  7. Automatic Unique references

    I'm currently just getting to grips with both dynamic blocks, fields and data extraction, and I was having a play trying to figure out how to do the following. I want to create a dynamic block...

    Started by ngowans8‎, 2nd Aug 2017 09:14 pm
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    3rd Aug 2017 11:00 am Go to last post
  8. Dim Extension Lines not Plotting

    Whats up everybody! I have a weird problem that I cannot figure out. Some of my dimension extension lines and leaders are not plotting, but are showing up in the print preview and PDF's. ...

    Started by jonathann3891‎, 2nd Aug 2017 04:33 pm
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  9. Change "shows as" when opening a file autocad 2002

    Hi I've been using Autocad 2002 for a long time and I'd like to find a solution for a problem I couldn't find. I like to see the full list of drawings in a folder instead of small icons. To do...

    Started by mgressler‎, 31st Jul 2017 06:51 pm
    autocad 2002, selection, show as
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    1st Aug 2017 01:13 pm Go to last post
  10. Unhappy Copy/ increment text to a coordinates list

    Hi Guys, I have a list of 400+ coordinates and I would like to use them to label text starting from 1, and each other coordinate position will be the flowing number. If I copy a circle (center...

    Started by texaspete88‎, 1st Aug 2017 10:45 am
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    1st Aug 2017 12:43 pm Go to last post
  11. How do you convert a drawing from metric to feet?

    Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to convert a metric drawing to feet. If so please advice. Thank you

    Started by Jrose‎, 26th Aug 2009 04:52 pm
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    27th Jul 2017 01:33 am Go to last post
  12. Default Using Autocad 2000, Is Autocad capable of generating a negative X or Y.

    It's been suggested to me that all versions of AutoCAD only see positive locations for X and Y and perhaps Z, using the Ordinate tab on the toolbar, no matter where the UCS is placed. Is this true...

    Started by berol‎, 10th Jul 2017 03:06 am
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    24th Jul 2017 05:11 pm Go to last post
  13. Insert Part Description to be read by an Outside Program.

    I don't know really where to post this questions. My job frequently has me draw up parts and then export them out to a nesting program called ProNest. Each part has a Build-Material description...

    Started by dblclkmatt‎, 5th May 2014 03:23 pm
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    24th Jul 2017 02:09 pm Go to last post
  14. Autocad 2000, Command to place coordinates on the drawing

    What is the command that places the text for the X & Y coordinates of a selected point directly on to the drawing? Thanks

    Started by berol‎, 17th Jul 2017 09:19 pm
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    18th Jul 2017 08:38 am Go to last post
  15. Vehicle Tracking seperate turning of rear axles

    Hi, In below picture on the left is the steering of the axels the way i need them to react, on the right is my custom design in Autodesk Vehicle Tracking I can't seem to find a way to make...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 13th Jul 2017 09:49 am
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    14th Jul 2017 07:15 am Go to last post
  16. Using Autocad for website design drafting

    ive got a weird question. im designing websites as well, i wanna use Autocad for drafting purposes. how much margin, padding, etc. the problem is that Autocad(as far as i know, im only...

    Started by samifox‎, 22nd Dec 2010 08:33 pm
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    2nd Jul 2017 08:07 am Go to last post
  17. object snap problems

    I'm having troubles when I go to copy or move lines or objects my snap point will pick zero origin for the point. It will randomly do this from time to time. Sometimes it won't snap at zero very much...

    Started by huskerguy‎, 4th Jun 2011 03:07 pm
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  18. Combating eye strain

    Anybody else have eye issues past the normal blue light eye strain? I've never had glasses but I seem to be getting closer and closer to needing them. But after working long enough throughout the day...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 27th Jun 2017 06:48 pm
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    28th Jun 2017 07:06 am Go to last post
  19. AutoCAD what to do when AutoCAD can't recover a file

    My hard disk recently crashed and I lost some files which weren't backed up :(. A data recovery service retrieved most fo the data, but my most important AutoCAD files do not open and cannot be...

    Started by Kate_pw‎, 13th Feb 2011 05:18 am
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    24th Jun 2017 12:20 am Go to last post
  20. Paste Special does not work

    Opened with paint, selected all, copied, pastespec, picture (metafile) but the image is not embedded. When I save, close and open the image is a white block. Tried device independent bitmap, autocad...

    Started by Superman84‎, 12th Jun 2017 09:52 pm
    paste special
    • Replies: 1
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    12th Jun 2017 11:22 pm Go to last post
  21. Unhappy AutoCAD Vs Tekla.

    Can any one help me. My company are about to purchase the Tekla programme for our steel fabrication shop. At the moment we are using AutoCAD Lt. I cant seem to find any where on the net to weigh up...

    Started by Tony Smith‎, 15th Nov 2009 02:09 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    11th Jun 2017 06:04 pm Go to last post
  22. quick replacement of autocad blocks in photoshop?

    I am rendering a site plan where I have same tree repeated over and over again in autocad. Those trees are as simple circles as blocks in autocad. This means that if I change the radius of one...

    Started by rock1‎, 3rd Jun 2017 09:07 am
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    5th Jun 2017 11:07 pm Go to last post
  23. Plotter configuration Editor - properties screen font is not in English

    HI All, I am using AutoCAD 2016 on windows 10. When entering to Plotter Configuration Editor, the text is not displayed in English and I can't use it (attached screenshot) Tried to reinstall the...

    Started by veredsobol‎, 30th May 2017 09:26 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    31st May 2017 08:05 pm Go to last post
  24. AutoCad 13 and creating Longsections

    Hi First time poster here. I've only got AutoCAD13 and there's almost no chance for us to get civil 3d. But I have a 4km pipeline i'm trying to model so I'll need a longsection....

    Started by Kai3322032‎, 24th May 2017 07:01 am
    attributes, contours, excel, long section, vba
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    25th May 2017 04:55 am Go to last post
  25. Question divide line evenly???

    is there a command or even does anyone know a lisp routine to select a line and evenly divide it in to however sections you want?

    Started by MikeP‎, 25th Jun 2007 10:08 pm
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    24th May 2017 09:17 pm Go to last post

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