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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. What layer is the object?

    Hi! My question is, when you have a block, in a block, in a block,... How can you know, by only clicking one time, in what layer a specific block or line is? Thanks! - DM

    Started by DesmetMartin‎, 21st Mar 2016 09:37 am
    block, layer
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    21st Mar 2016 01:35 pm Go to last post
  2. osnap to a wipeout

    is there any way to get the osnap to stop finding ends of a wipeout? I have a tag that I use with labels to show a material. because of the tight quarters of sections at times I added a wipeout...

    Started by squareknees‎, 18th Mar 2016 08:11 pm
    osnap, wipeout
    • Replies: 5
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    19th Mar 2016 09:08 pm Go to last post
  3. Autodesk New Policy - spate of India

    Hello every body I do not know if this is the correct place for this post. I do not find any sub forum for qestions like this. I am just sharing my thoughts (rather worries) here. Recently...

    Started by PRSS‎, 30th Dec 2012 06:56 pm
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    18th Mar 2016 12:16 am Go to last post
  4. Shared Tool Pallette

    Hi all, I have a tool palette I've created using dynamic blocks all saved on a shared server. I have all of the blocks inserted on a source file. I copy and paste them into the tool palette and it...

    Started by adamsdr3‎, 17th Mar 2016 06:28 pm
    dynamic blocks, tool palettes
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    17th Mar 2016 06:28 pm Go to last post
  5. Design

    Can anyone assist me in new idea for this home plan? please i need your assistance if you have this 2 floors home, how can u manage to distribute the rooms? please help me i am lost

    Started by nabilsemaan‎, 16th Mar 2016 10:35 am
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  6. Adding a Constraint to a Stretch Action in a Dynamic Block

    Hey guys, I'm using AutoCAD 2015. I'm trying to make a simple wall panel block for our estimator to use to be able to quickly extract our precast piece sizes and areas. Sometimes we'll have wall...

    Started by jgentry94‎, 4th Mar 2016 11:40 pm
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  7. How Can I Turn Off This Pop Up?

    Hello, Is there any way to turn off this popup window? Thanks, TD

    Started by PaulS00‎, 2nd Mar 2016 10:20 pm
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    4th Mar 2016 03:40 am Go to last post
  8. Extracting Object info

    Hi Everyone! I'm using AutoCAD 2004 LT. I would like to extract object information from my drawing, specifically, how many blocks named "this" and how many named "that", and so on. Later on, I...

    Started by richsullivan‎, 27th Jun 2005 04:57 pm
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    3rd Mar 2016 03:04 pm Go to last post
  9. License expired early.

    Good Morning, This morning my 2 seat Desktop Subscription license at work expired 11 months early. According to my AutoDesk Account, we are paid up in full through December 2016. This is what...

    Started by Dana W‎, 26th Feb 2016 07:10 pm
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  10. Autocad for civil engineering

    Hi, I just finshed my autocad 2013 training. I have a civil engineering background and would like to get ajob by autocad in civil engineering field. Is anyone could adivice to me what additional...

    Started by fozeya‎, 23rd Feb 2016 03:30 pm
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  11. direct distance entry

    I have a colleague using AutoCAD 2016. When he tries to draw a line using direct distance entry it sometimes works and sometimes does not. It is very erratic. It seems to not work more often when he...

    Started by jkoll66‎, 26th Feb 2016 02:27 pm
    direct, distance
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  12. Extend and Trim Commands not working Need help Urgent

    My Client save AutoCAD 2012 file into AutoCAD 2002. Now he is facing a problem that whenever he is working on that file some commands in AutoCAD 2007 like Extend and Trim is not working on existing...

    Started by ShadabKhan‎, 30th Aug 2012 07:22 am
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    25th Feb 2016 12:55 pm Go to last post
  13. Lines disappearing, only appear when panning

    Hello Please excuse my first post being a whiny problem but I'm getting pretty desperate! Also sorry if this has been answered elsewhere. I am tasked with tidying up some drawings that have...

    Started by jamroac‎, 17th Sep 2013 06:13 pm
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  14. Maximum lines to paste into command line

    I am testing some Lisp programs before the final version and I paste the code directly into the text AutoCAD screen. It was working fine but I think I changed accidentaly a system variable so that I...

    Started by svorgodne‎, 24th Feb 2016 12:40 pm
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  15. Lagging, Slow, Jerky movemements of the pointer in Autocad

    Hi I have been having this issue with several versions of Autocad. At some point the application will start showing a lagging behavior when entering and existing commands. It completely blows my...

    Started by rasnoland‎, 3rd Nov 2013 02:17 am
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  16. Subdued Objects in Erase Command

    Objects selected during erase command appear grayed/subdued. I would prefer them to be dashed. I've already changed "selectioneffect" and "preselectioneffect" to "0." Selection of objects...

    Started by blatz.boy‎, 22nd Feb 2016 11:44 pm
    dash, gray, highlight, selection, subdue
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    23rd Feb 2016 01:34 pm Go to last post
  17. Pivot Customization ???

    I want to change my UCS to an other direction and included come with the View Current of Customized UCS. It's look like we start with "View > Restore > and then type the name we had save about the...

    Started by Deby Ferdian‎, 18th Feb 2016 11:29 pm
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    21st Feb 2016 12:53 pm Go to last post

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