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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. Need Drawing of a Dell 790 Personal Computer

    I have spent the last 2.5 hours searching The Web trying to find .dwg file showing the front and rear view of a Dell 790 Personal Computer with no luck. Does anyone know of a site where I might down...

    Started by The Wizard‎, 11th Mar 2015 05:51 pm
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    12th Mar 2015 06:25 pm Go to last post
  2. AutoCad V Draftsight

    Hi Guys Just wondered, does anybody know the major differences between AutoCad and Draftsite? I am thinking of downloading this program to use on my other machine when not in the office. I don't...

    Started by DODGE‎, 1st Mar 2013 06:39 am
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    11th Mar 2015 02:14 am Go to last post
  3. Find and replace first two characters of text problem

    I have about 10,000 pieces of individual text items (some is text, some is mtext) containing numbers that each are similar to the format "88XXX.XXX" where X is other numbers. I want to remove the two...

    Started by Organic‎, 8th Mar 2015 11:49 pm
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    9th Mar 2015 12:27 pm Go to last post
  4. Question Converting .mnu to .lisp - need information about .mnu structure

    Hello. I litterally started learning lisp today by trying convert a script written in lisp inside a .mnu file for Acad R13 into .lsp routine for Acad2000i. So far I've managed convert it and...

    Started by vanowm‎, 8th Mar 2015 11:13 pm
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    9th Mar 2015 09:06 am Go to last post
  5. Break a line at a single point

    I would like to find a quicker way of breaking a line at a single point. Currently I do this: Command: br BREAK Select object: Specify second break point or : f Specify first break point:...

    Started by Lucid‎, 17th Dec 2007 09:12 pm
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    8th Mar 2015 09:55 am Go to last post
  6. Unknown command "TCOUNT". Press F1 for help.

    Hello, can anyone help me restore my TCOUNT command. I am using version 2014. I have Express.cuix loaded yet this message appears "Unknown command "TCOUNT". Press F1 for help." I was trying to...

    Started by yjcad‎, 8th Mar 2015 07:16 am
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  7. can we trim blocks

    any one can help me how can trim block with some reference point

    Started by afrazawan‎, 7th Mar 2015 05:39 am
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  8. Detail missing in DWG

    Hi, I have a dwg that when you look at the preview screen it shows the added detail but it is not visible in the actual dwg. Did someone had the same issues? Thanks

    Started by Namreh‎, 5th Mar 2015 11:05 am
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  9. is there any autocad system variables search engine?

    hi is there any autocad system variables search engine?

    Started by samifox‎, 4th Mar 2015 01:53 pm
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  10. Table Tags Do Not Reset to (1) with ADDSEGMENTLABELS

    I use ADDSEGMENTLABELS to add labels and tags. If I select all of the labels, delete, and do ADDSEGMENTLABELS again those tags will not start at 1 but whatever the next number is. How can I fix...

    Started by nrschmid‎, 3rd Mar 2015 05:19 am
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  11. Command line wont accept input if an object is selected and cursor is over the object

    Has anyone had the issue of your command line not working if you have a p-line/object selected and your cursor is over the same object? sometimes this will cause the object to adjust after you try...

    Started by bh_ONE‎, 27th Feb 2015 08:58 pm
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  12. How can I Join lines

    Hi there I created many lines, and joined them together nicely Now I have a closed complete 2D shape I want to extrude the shape, but... I think I need to join all the lines to become...

    Started by akis123321‎, 18th Jan 2007 06:04 pm
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    27th Feb 2015 01:58 pm Go to last post
  13. What is your CAD Learning Experience?

    Hi there, I am doing a project on learning how people learn complicate CAD tools like autoCAD, and then think of ways to improve this process. If you have 20s, and want to help out, here is a link...

    Started by JessicaCAD‎, 24th Feb 2015 10:00 pm
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  14. .dwg Files' Size are reduced SIGNIFICANTLY just by saving???

    So this is very odd. I am going through a process to clean up some .dwg files to save them as .dxf. One of the goals is to reduce the size of the files to <= 1Mb each. Don't ask me how I stumbled...

    Started by Beeftimer‎, 25th Feb 2015 05:43 pm
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  15. Unused Styles

    Hello All! I believe I am ready for my first question as this is something that has been driving me crazy! I grabbed some line work that a friend drew up for my last week. Of course I opened his...

    Started by EMFabNC‎, 25th Feb 2015 07:50 am
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  16. Layer selection

    Hi all; I am trying to select all layers that contain block references, is there a way?

    Started by m_sherif005‎, 21st Feb 2015 08:41 am
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    24th Feb 2015 10:18 am Go to last post
  17. Move model and have viewports also move accordingly

    Say the data in modelspace is all at origin 0,0,0 and in that general vicinity. There are 100+ paperspace sheets referencing the model at these coordinates. The entire modelspace now has to be...

    Started by Organic‎, 22nd Feb 2015 10:47 am
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    23rd Feb 2015 03:36 am Go to last post
  18. Question Soooo not a very high priority question, but wth is this?

    Alright... So I noticed this a few months back cropping up whenever I opened up 2014 Civil 3D... In the window quick switch (ALT+Tab) it shows up as a square with a green Kinect looking thing with an...

    Started by Conman875‎, 30th Jan 2015 03:07 pm
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    21st Feb 2015 03:44 pm Go to last post
  19. copy multiple macro

    Hey, guys, I am using Autocad 2013. Presently, my COPY command will copy only once. I want to change it to where it will hold the copy and make multiple copies of the same selection. Is this...

    Started by rboudreaux‎, 18th Feb 2015 03:24 pm
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  20. Transparency plotting vers Pin width plotting

    Which is the preferred method to plot files? Should a CAD operator use AutoCAD transparency or should they only use pin settings in their cbt file to fade objects? In the past I have used...

    Started by muck‎, 19th Feb 2015 09:15 pm
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  21. AutoCad and Its Applications 2006 CD

    Does anyone happen to have the Instructor CD that came with the Shumaker & Madsen Autocad 2006 13th Ed? I have the book but it came sans CD.:( If you could send a copy (zipped?), include your...

    Started by MaxHeadRoom‎, 19th Feb 2015 05:35 pm
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  22. Line weights for Sections & Wall Details

    Can anyone help me? Im new at doing sections & wall details and my issue that I have are the figuring out which lineweights to use. I know that we have to use thick lines represent structural...

    Started by Razorcad‎, 18th Feb 2015 04:56 am
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  23. 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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  24. Slow response after copy and pasting

    Hi all, I have troweled through the forums trying to find a specific solution to my problem but have been unsuccessful in finding an answer. When I cut and paste, Autocad lags for up to 30...

    Started by cadnooob‎, 31st Jul 2013 12:55 am
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    18th Feb 2015 12:24 pm Go to last post
  25. change length of layer control dropdown in toolbar

    hi all is it possible to extend the dropdown box so i can view whole layer names? seems unlikely, but you guys know how to do some pretty far out stuff! thanks

    Started by designerstuart‎, 3rd Aug 2011 12:25 pm
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    18th Feb 2015 02:15 am Go to last post

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