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  1. 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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  2. 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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  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. Line Type generation - double line

    Does anyone know how I can create a double parallel line type? without being forced to use offset or a polyline with a width? The situation is this: I have an entire cities worth of sidewalk data...

    Started by JuliaShelton‎, 27th Oct 2015 04:20 pm
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    31st Oct 2015 02:36 am Go to last post
  2. Star Customize the DIMJOGLINE symbol

    Is it possible to customize the DIMJOGLINE symbol? The /\/ part that gets inserted is kind of spread out too much in my opinion, I'm wondering if there's a block somewhere hidden in the Autodesk...

    Started by rhgrafix‎, 28th Oct 2015 11:31 pm
    block, customize, dimensioning, dimjogline, help me
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    29th Oct 2015 02:40 pm Go to last post
  3. Question Autocad Workspace

    We've just migrated from Autocad Map 2013(I know its long overdue) but I am having a problem with the workspace. Every time I open up ACad it reverts back to Drafting & Annotation workspace. I...

    Started by SanMiguel‎, 21st Oct 2015 01:38 pm
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    23rd Oct 2015 11:54 pm Go to last post
  4. Profiles

    Hi. I've imported my user profile file, click on set current. Till here everything went normal. When i've started autocad for the next time, all configurations were reseted!! Waht is wrong?...

    Started by Casusa‎, 22nd Oct 2015 05:01 pm
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    23rd Oct 2015 10:13 am Go to last post
  5. Wink small Pipe Network bogs down drawing

    Hi, I have a small pipe network (7 pipes, no structures) in a simple drawing (There is one data referenced alignment.) Now that I have added the network, my drawing is veeeery slow to...

    Started by Space Mouse‎, 21st Oct 2015 09:24 pm
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    22nd Oct 2015 04:42 pm Go to last post
  6. Unable to select viewport

    We have a drawing with multiple layouts and active viewports in them. For some reason we are unable to select some of the viewports so that we can resize them. we can see them we just can not...

    Started by wsucad‎, 24th Jul 2008 08:04 pm
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  7. Break at a point always

    I'm trying to do a break command which always breaks at a point. I don't want to use LISP. I placed an asterisk (*) at the start (change ^C^C_break \_f \@ to *^C^C_break \_f \@) I read this at...

    Started by rock1‎, 14th Oct 2015 07:20 am
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    22nd Oct 2015 09:46 am Go to last post
  8. MOCORO (Move, copy, rotate) with reference angle?

    Just want to know if it's possible to apply a reference angle within the MOCORO rotate command, perhaps with a LISP? Or maybe there's a simple existing way that I'm not familiar with? This is a...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 21st Oct 2015 02:00 pm
    mocoro, move copy rotate, reference angle
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    22nd Oct 2015 08:55 am Go to last post
  9. Replace only selected blocks with a different one

    Let's say I have 20 blocks named "george" in my dwg. Now, I would like to replace only 7 of them with the block "george2". Is there a simple way to do it just by selecting these 7 and replacing their...

    Started by jukkoo‎, 11th Feb 2011 09:50 am
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  10. Long forgotten command

    Superhatch Never knew it existed in full versions, live and learn 17 years later

    Started by ROBP‎, 20th Oct 2015 11:21 pm
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    21st Oct 2015 10:43 am Go to last post
  11. Points not visible

    Hi I have created a surface from GPS points using civil 3D into a drawing and the points are not visible. It was fine when I used it this morning from the same file. I know the points are in there...

    Started by bezza1‎, 12th Oct 2015 03:37 pm
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  12. the same text style uses different fonts in host and xref when viewd in host

    hi if i open the xref as a drawing i can see it using text style that use font A . if i open the host drawing i can see that xref>style>font using different font. how is that possible?

    Started by samifox‎, 8th Oct 2015 12:38 pm
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  13. hidden jewel - flatshot

    After all these years I cannot believe I never knew about flatshot. I always just used different viewports to which view I wanted. However, someone I guess figured out that cnc machines prefer 2D...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 3rd Oct 2015 07:47 pm
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  14. great CAD site

    I do not know if this is shunned upon but this site below is my number three spot behind here and revit city. There are tons of ads and looks non-legit but most tutorials are free and very clear. ...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 3rd Oct 2015 07:53 am
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  15. Data extract in Civils 3D causing problems

    Hello, When I have previously extracted data from blocks, a x,y,z option has appeared. There is no option on the attached other than position, which gives me a combined x,y,z in the same column....

    Started by Al H‎, 7th Oct 2015 09:33 am
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  16. Switching monitor

    A co-worker of mine is having an issue. Anytime he hits the #2 on the keyboard his autocad switches to another screen. I can't re-create it on mine, and I've never seen it before. Also, when he hits...

    Started by Commandobill‎, 5th Oct 2015 07:27 pm
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    5th Oct 2015 07:34 pm Go to last post
  17. 2015 for Mac - Pline will not show

    Strange issue; didn't see any other like it in the forum and similar found online didn't have any fixes that worked here. Colleague has AutoCAD 2015 for Mac OSX 10.8.5 (*I know, I know...WHY??) ...

    Started by ORgrown‎, 22nd Sep 2015 06:08 am
    2015, mac, pline
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    5th Oct 2015 06:30 pm Go to last post
  18. Typical CAD to CAM procedures

    This company is using 3D Max and AutoCAD only. They want to use 3D Max for sales/presentation. They then want/use Autocad to design drawings to go to cam software for a CNC machine. Currently, a...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 1st Oct 2015 02:42 am
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    2nd Oct 2015 03:16 pm Go to last post
  19. Showing different heights or elevations in Plan View

    Is there a common practice to show different levels of a part when looking straight down on it? Hatching doesn't seem right.

    Started by gbradley‎, 1st Oct 2015 06:15 pm
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    1st Oct 2015 11:51 pm Go to last post
  20. Geographic Location

    I am having the an issue with Geographic location. The attachment shows the error It worked fine a few days ago. I have searched around for the fix but can not figure it out. According to autocad...

    Started by Newton his‎, 29th Sep 2015 04:27 pm
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  21. autocad to alpha cam

    Anyone know somewhere that talks about the standards of drafting in autocad with the intention to insert it into a cam program for cnc type machines? Tnx

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 29th Sep 2015 09:48 pm
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  22. Autocad MEP 2016 Piping Issue

    Good morning, I am working in AutoCAD MEP 2016 and I would prefer pipe underneath pipe to be totally hidden. I have dug around in the style and display manager with not luck. I would like it to be...

    Started by rbeatty‎, 28th Sep 2015 03:00 pm
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  23. Selection

    I have a problem, I do not know what I made Yesterday, I select some objects , enter a comand , for example copy , make the copy and after copying the objects , the selection it's still keeping , ...

    Started by sergiu_ciuhnenco‎, 24th Sep 2015 09:04 am
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    27th Sep 2015 11:26 pm Go to last post
  24. 3D S Max model to Autocad for 2D Elevations

    Hello All, I have a 3D Max model imported into my Autocad but can't seem to create any 2D elevations, I've tried FLATSHOT, FLATTEN and even exploding to polylines but they disappear. any advise...

    Started by john4corners‎, 27th Sep 2015 04:30 pm
    2d elevation, 3d max, explode, flatshot, flatten
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    27th Sep 2015 04:30 pm Go to last post
  25. mirror drawing but not text - sort of

    hi all i want to mirror a drawing wholesale, but its layout means that i have text at various rotations..... see pic. there's a plan in the middle, with elevations around like a net. i know the...

    Started by designerstuart‎, 13th Apr 2011 01:42 pm
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