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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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    13th Feb 2008 10:10 pm Go to last post
  1. Ortho with 45 degrees

    Hello, is there any way to get ortho to also include 45 degrees? I know polar tracking has the different angles, but I would need ortho to do that. If not, is there a way to make a lisp file to...

    Started by aban‎, Yesterday 04:53 am
    lisp, ortho
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 105
    Yesterday 07:29 pm Go to last post
  2. Fire Call Point Symbol

    Hi! I was wondering if anyone knows where I could download a fire call point symbol for free? Or how I could go about drawing one?

    Started by sarah96‎, 14th Aug 2018 05:39 pm
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    15th Aug 2018 04:07 am Go to last post
  3. Moved: Nested XREF issue.

    Started by Bob658‎, 13th Aug 2018 09:01 pm
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  4. Attributes with math formulas

    hi, I'm trying to create blocks with some mathematical formulas in the attributes, so that inserting values into the other attributes gives me a result in the attribute with the formula. I have...

    Started by itacad‎, 7th Aug 2018 10:03 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Aug 2018 09:13 pm Go to last post
  5. 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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    8th Aug 2018 08:11 am Go to last post
  6. selection

    All of a sudden I can't pick multiple objects with the pick box. If pick one when I pick the next the highlight disappears from the first one? Where do I go to set the size of the pick box? I used...

    Started by herguth1‎, 6th Aug 2018 07:50 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    6th Aug 2018 08:51 pm Go to last post
  7. Auto Cad 2014 64bit and windows 10 pro compatability

    Hi I currently have Auto cad 2014 full runing on my windows 7 pro computer. I am contemplating upgrading my windows 7 Pro software to windows 10 pro. Auto desk forums state that Auto cad 2014...

    Started by Big G‎, 5th Aug 2018 09:27 am
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Aug 2018 04:57 pm Go to last post
  8. And the Xeon-Quadro for AutoCAD myth continues...

    Getting ready to buy 2 new CAD stations at the office. We use a rep since we buy a LOT of computers (higher ed) and I send them specs for what I wanted from on-line (Dell). 1st thing back from them...

    Started by f700es‎, 27th Jul 2018 05:51 pm
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    31st Jul 2018 02:42 pm Go to last post
  9. Not respond to coordinates.

    In my drawing lines cant draw with coordinates. But when I pick points it can draw. Block cant insert to given points typing coordinates. But if I pick a point it can insert. Same file working...

    Started by wimal‎, 24th Jul 2018 06:49 am
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    31st Jul 2018 11:57 am Go to last post
  10. Command line multiple block insert (coordinates and label text) - need correct syntax

    This is a surveying problem... common one from internet searches. There are two similar posts (below) on the site but they are not what I'm looking for. Import points with labels - answer...

    Started by genshijin‎, 20th Jul 2018 08:55 pm
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    28th Jul 2018 02:48 pm Go to last post
  11. CAD File way too Large

    Hi to all,. I have this kind of scenario due to large file architectural plan. My computer moves slowly due to very large file... Is there a way to reduce this. Here are the list that I've...

    Started by Mystogan‎, 6th Apr 2018 08:16 am
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    25th Jul 2018 02:46 pm Go to last post
  12. 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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    19th Jul 2018 07:56 am Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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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    25th Jun 2018 08:34 pm Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    20th Jun 2018 03:32 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Jun 2018 06:30 pm Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    11th Jun 2018 05:56 pm Go to last post
  20. 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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    11th Jun 2018 05:21 pm Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 346
    31st May 2018 04:14 am Go to last post
  23. 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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    file conversion
    • Replies: 16
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    16th May 2018 07:50 am Go to last post

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