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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. linetype

    having trouble with a linetype it is an electrical linetype we use all the time with no problems ---E---E---E---E I import it into my drawing then matchprop the polyline. It changes color...

    Started by rookie37‎, 27th Aug 2008 11:46 pm
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    22nd Jun 2015 06:51 pm Go to last post
  2. Line/Arc drawing

    hi , just wanna know, using pline with arc asd an argument let us draw lines and curves dynamically. i want to draw a rebar with curved corner dynamically, what is the right combination...

    Started by samifox‎, 18th Jun 2015 12:14 pm
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    19th Jun 2015 05:08 am Go to last post
  3. Plot problems

    Hello, i am facing problem with plotting. I use Autocad 2015 on Mac. I have uninstalled Autocad and install it again. I have reseted all settings but keeps plotting Dashed lines and circles like...

    Started by OlgaPal94‎, 15th Jun 2015 08:13 pm
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    17th Jun 2015 01:05 pm Go to last post
  4. Data extraction of total area and sub-areas

    Hello everyone, First time posting in CADTutor but long time reader. I tried to find an answer to my question before posting but unfortunatly I was not able to find it. What I need to do is...

    Started by MrLeX‎, 16th Jun 2015 02:34 pm
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    17th Jun 2015 12:24 pm Go to last post
  5. dyanmic blocks

    I have not been here in along time but I am looking to create a dynamic block with text that stays in the middle when the line stretches. the text will stay the same but I need it to be centered on...

    Started by squareknees‎, 15th Jun 2015 08:35 pm
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    16th Jun 2015 06:58 pm Go to last post
  6. Standard Symbols - Card Access

    We are doing the design for a small casino HR building, for all the low voltage systems. We are an AV contractor, and don't have standards in place for other disciplines. What are the standard...

    Started by resullins‎, 5th Jun 2015 03:10 pm
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    15th Jun 2015 10:03 pm Go to last post
  7. How to seek out close lines

    In my work I need to messure if cirkels are put to close together, is there a tool in AutoCad or a plug in, that can seek out cirkels that are to close. At one point I have seen a searching tool that...

    Started by Mads Refsgaard‎, 15th Jun 2015 08:11 am
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    15th Jun 2015 12:10 pm Go to last post
  8. Hatch displaying as solid (visual problem)

    I have a hatch (that is not solid). Sometimes it displays as a solid hatch though, although if I move the hatch (even slightly) the display issue is resolved and the hatch displays properly (i.e. not...

    Started by Organic‎, 22nd Jan 2012 11:12 am
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    15th Jun 2015 10:27 am Go to last post
  9. Smile LDD 2004 Line Label Precision

    I am using Land Desk Top 2004. I have a map that defines the line in tenths of a second (250d 25' 20.2") Is there a way to set my labels to tenths of a second? When I type the direction in tenths...

    Started by kapureef‎, 9th Jun 2015 10:33 pm
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    9th Jun 2015 10:38 pm Go to last post
  10. X-reference Reloading

    X-reference reloading. I have recently started using X-references. I noticed that every time I close & open a drawing the x-reference reload every time. The machine seems to reload the same...

    Started by muck‎, 9th Jun 2015 02:47 pm
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    9th Jun 2015 08:50 pm Go to last post
  11. Calculate

    Hi there I am trying to calculate length of polylines that a part of them are in a distance of another. Is there a way to routine this process

    Started by m_sherif005‎, 6th Jun 2015 07:59 am
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  12. problem with mouse

    I have a strange mouse problem. I bought a new laptop Toshiba Satellite C50. I am using AutoCAD mostly for 2D drawings. Every time I use command aliases I have to wait 1-2 sec so that I can select...

    Started by ivanveliki‎, 5th Jun 2015 10:09 am
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    5th Jun 2015 12:51 pm Go to last post
  13. Incremental Save Percentage

    Hi ive goggled “ Incremental Save percentage” and played with it a bit. Please correct me if im wrong, Quick save is allowed by maintaining a new database of the modified data only, its pretty...

    Started by samifox‎, 3rd Jun 2015 04:21 pm
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    4th Jun 2015 04:42 pm Go to last post
  14. How to upload photos

    I upload a photo but it failed, then i tried to refresh,but it didnt work.Where is the problem,who can tell me?Thanks!

    Started by ellasmoth‎, 2nd Jun 2015 03:56 am
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  15. Floating File Path on screen AutoCad 2016

    I am not sure if this is a Bug in the program or if there is a setting that needs adjusting. Below is an image of my problem. All most in the middle of the screen it shows a file path of the drawing...

    Started by Ashishs‎, 28th May 2015 07:19 am
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  16. disable the recent documents list that pops up upon loading cad

    How do i disable the recent documents list that comes up when i first open autocad 2015. When i open cad i already know what drawing i want and where to find it. The problem is i am not always...

    Started by jas3o‎, 28th May 2015 11:08 pm
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    3rd Jun 2015 06:51 am Go to last post
  17. Strange icon in Layer Manager

    Good morning good sirs and madams! I am asking for the assistans of the hive-mind that is CadTutor! Have any of you ever seen the icons in the Layer Manager in the image below? My google-fu...

    Started by Tiger‎, 1st Jun 2015 07:22 am
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  18. layer property manager won't open

    I opened a drawing this morning that was sent to me by another office. I tried to open the layer property manager and it gave me a message that there were more layer filters than layers and that I...

    Started by minnie‎, 9th Dec 2008 01:29 am
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    1st Jun 2015 03:31 am Go to last post
  19. Question Missing Icons for Layers in Layer Manager

    I am missing the icons for the "ON/OFF", "FREEZE", and "LOCK" in the Layer Properties Manager in AutoCAD 2010. Recently upgraded computer to 64-bit and had to re-install 2010. Since then, it takes...

    Started by CADnewbie‎, 1st Sep 2009 10:50 pm
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    29th May 2015 07:48 pm Go to last post
  20. Print Tabs Names (or export)

    Hello All. I need help with AutoCAD 2013 I have multiple drawings with 100's of tabs inside, I would like to either export or print out all of the tab names. If anyone knows a way to do this, I...

    Started by mjavy7‎, 18th Apr 2013 03:38 pm
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  21. Unhappy HELP: AutoCAD beginner that needs help drawing an isometric truss

    Hi, I need to draw an isometric truss and so far have done the 2d plain (I think that's what it is called). I have attempted to use the ISOVIEW.lsp but am having no luck. I load the lsp ok but...

    Started by polojet‎, 25th May 2015 12:17 pm
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  22. PASTECLIP Lag (Cycling through other open drawings?)...

    Hi guys, I'm getting some lag when pasting from the clipboard (see GIF below). This doesn't happen all the time, but it is recurring. It seems to me (base on the modemacro display) that ACAD...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 28th May 2015 02:38 am
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  23. EXPORTTODWG or similar command?

    Hey guys, I'm just trying to recall a command, but it is escaping me. I think there is a command EXPORTTODWG / SAVETODWG / SAVETOAUTOCAD or something. I have never actually used it, just read...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 27th May 2015 06:42 am
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  24. AutoCad vs ProgeCad

    I have not seen anyone talking about other programs, so I hope this is an ok question to ask on this forum. One of my work colleagues showed me a program a while back. It was called ProgeCad. I...

    Started by Mech Designer‎, 4th May 2010 12:27 pm
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    26th May 2015 04:25 am Go to last post
  25. How to load DWG to PDF .pc3 Plotter

    Hi Guys I am trying to load AutoCad PDF plotter DWG to PDF .pc3 When I click FILE - PRINT – MANAGE PLOTTERS within AutoCad, I don’t see the, ADD A PLOTTER WIZARD to click? :cry: There are no files...

    Started by DODGE‎, 24th May 2015 11:17 pm
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    25th May 2015 08:21 pm Go to last post

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