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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. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Feb 2016 02:32 pm Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. 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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    24th Feb 2016 06:52 pm Go to last post
  4. 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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    24th Feb 2016 04:24 pm Go to last post
  5. 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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    23rd Feb 2016 06:25 pm Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. splash screen

    where is the jpeg, tif or what ever it is located at? i would like to alter the start up screen

    Started by mechbull‎, 13th Feb 2006 10:43 pm
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    16th Feb 2016 01:55 pm Go to last post
  9. stretch an image

    Seems like I remember one time being able to stretch an image in the x direction and the y direction not being affected by it or vice versa. When I do it now it seems to scale it. So how does one...

    Started by dugg‎, 19th Mar 2008 09:51 pm
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    16th Feb 2016 04:00 am Go to last post
  10. Cool Translate english to ?

    Is there a easy and nice way to translate the text in a drawing from English to another Language? We have a customer ther is requesting us to translate our drawings to Spanish. Well none of us...

    Started by wastewater‎, 5th Apr 2010 10:21 pm
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  11. Wink What is DGN File??? How to Open it???

    Good Day Guys, Anyone knows DGN Files??? Our company received DGN Files but I cant open it. Thanks in advance for your ideas,,,

    Started by acadesign09‎, 14th Feb 2016 11:29 am
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  12. projection from point to surface

    Hello, I am trying to think of a way in which to project out from a point to a surface and display almost like a contour, at the point where they meet. not a grading with a slope, but a...

    Started by Al H‎, 4th Feb 2016 12:17 pm
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    9th Feb 2016 01:10 pm Go to last post
  13. When I paste from one file to the next my file dobble in size

    I'm having a lot of problems with a set of drawings that are getting bigger and bigger. When I started working on them they where about 800kb - with no mayor changes the file has grown to 13000kb....

    Started by SofieAske‎, 2nd Apr 2013 05:15 pm
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    copy paste problems, file size increase
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    8th Feb 2016 01:45 pm Go to last post
  14. The infamous zoom extent drawing gone simple solution.

    We have all had the zoom extent and dwg disappear and spend a couple of minutes looking for the dots on the screen to find the stray object. I can not believe all these years overlooked a simple...

    Started by BIGAL‎, 25th Jan 2016 11:40 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    28th Jan 2016 05:31 am Go to last post
  15. ACAD keeping selection after command??

    This morning AutoCAD started acting weird and I cant figure out what happen. After certain commands like MOVE, AutoCAD is selecting last. Is there a system variable or something to disable...

    Started by jonathann3891‎, 25th Jan 2016 01:22 pm
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    27th Jan 2016 08:03 pm Go to last post
  16. dynamic / "snap" zoom?

    Help...! I am a looking for the dimvar (?) setting which sets my zoom window / zoom previous command to "snap" to the selected area and / or the previous. In my re-install of my AutoCAD LT software...

    Started by Karl Johansson‎, 27th Jan 2016 04:43 pm
    dimvar, dynamic, zoom
    • Replies: 2
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    27th Jan 2016 07:43 pm Go to last post
  17. Missing SHX file alert message.

    Missing SHX file alert message. Above message does not display in my pc.So I cant replase Bigfonts. Please help

    Started by wimal‎, 26th Jan 2016 05:07 am
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    26th Jan 2016 02:32 pm Go to last post
  18. viewing DWG files on a tablet

    Is it possible to view 2D dwg files on a simple windows 8 tablet. The tablet is 8", 2GB ram (I think), 32GB storage. I would only need to view dwg files and maybe take some measurement. The...

    Started by andyr74‎, 25th Jan 2016 05:58 pm
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    25th Jan 2016 07:47 pm Go to last post
  19. How can I remove B-line Tray CAD message from Autocad 2015 start up.

    I started to install Eaton B-line Tray CAD for AutoCAD 2015. Now all I get is a B-line Tray CAD message requesting a product line at AutoCAD startup. How can I remove this annoying message at...

    Started by muck‎, 25th Jan 2016 04:02 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Jan 2016 05:16 pm Go to last post

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