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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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    9th Nov 2015 03:38 pm Go to last post
  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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    13th Feb 2008 10:10 pm Go to last post
  1. Trying to locate Grove Crane Cad Files

    Hello, I am working on a project here in Virginia that require crane profiles. I am trying to locate cad files for the grove 900. Any help will be appreciated.

    Started by tharrisci‎, 18th Oct 2011 03:51 pm
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    15th Jun 2016 01:28 am Go to last post
  2. print autocad help

    hi, since acad 2010 the help system is html based, i would like to print it. what option do i have?

    Started by samifox‎, 14th Jun 2016 07:05 am
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    14th Jun 2016 12:53 pm Go to last post
  3. truck turning circle... but going in reverse

    Hi All I to put down a turning circle whereby a truck drives past a driveway then reverses in at 90 deg into the driveway. i have forwards turning circles, but for the life of me cant find...

    Started by mvrcad‎, 4th Apr 2016 06:54 am
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    14th Jun 2016 03:39 am Go to last post
  4. autocad new features table

    hi does anyone knows where i can find autocad new features table? (answering the question does release 2009 containes grippedd hatch?) Thanks S

    Started by samifox‎, 7th Jun 2016 06:49 am
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    8th Jun 2016 09:45 pm Go to last post
  5. RSI in mouse hand

    Can anyone recommend a mouse to use that would help RSI (repetitive strain injury). I seem to get cramps between thumb & index finger. I'd like to nip it in the bud, before it becomes really bad. Any...

    Started by greenie‎, 27th Jun 2010 10:20 am
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    6th Jun 2016 01:43 am Go to last post
  6. mouse vs. hand pain

    lately i feel pain in thumb muscle of my right (mouse) hand. i use cordless logitech with two AA battery (pretty heavy mouse). it has bad ergonomy. can you recommend some type of extra good...

    Started by dusko‎, 9th Jul 2008 12:30 pm
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    3rd Jun 2016 12:02 pm Go to last post
  7. Can't disable annoying tooltips

    Hi all, Although I have unchecked the setting in OPTIONS dialog box as below: I still get annoying tooltips when I want to select a folder for instance:

    Started by bababarghi‎, 1st Jun 2016 11:33 pm
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    1st Jun 2016 11:44 pm Go to last post
  8. dimensions disassociated

    Hi everyone, dont know how i did it by my dimensions now appear with an explanation mark beside them streaming a disassociation. Not sure what variable to track on this one, Thanks

    Started by brooksdesign‎, 31st May 2016 06:08 pm
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    31st May 2016 08:26 pm Go to last post
  9. attribute with a field

    using acad 2010, im creating an attribute with a field that show the length of a polyline, the problem is that the field is not regenerated after stretching. i've attached the block, TX

    Started by samifox‎, 31st May 2016 03:43 pm
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    31st May 2016 07:37 pm Go to last post
  10. PDF to Cad Converter (Print2Cad 2017)

    My boss just purchased a software program print2cad 2017 pdf to cad converter. Is anyone familiar with the manuel coordinate calibration? No matter what tolerance I use it never get's it exact and...

    Started by delliott‎, 26th May 2016 04:42 pm
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  11. No Spotface Symbol in GDT.SHX

    For those who may not know there is a specific symbol for spotfaces when dimensioning per ASME Y14.5. It is the counterbore symbol with SF inside. There is no such symbol in the gdt.shx font. Does...

    Started by The Wizard‎, 23rd May 2016 03:27 pm
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    24th May 2016 10:06 pm Go to last post
  12. I feel Sorry for myself

    I feel Sorry for myself that I am too late to this Forum and Lee Mac website...:(:(

    Started by CAD USER‎, 16th May 2016 03:37 pm
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    18th May 2016 11:19 am Go to last post
  13. hatch vs lines?

    I've been working with some older cad drawings as of late (90's era) and am noticing that none of them use hatches. The most prevalent is the use of closely spaced lines to create a "fill" effect...

    Started by p0026376‎, 11th May 2016 02:02 pm
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  14. Angry Permadock my Command Window

    So we just got upgraded to version 2016 and with AutoCAD "upgrade" is a dubious term. Anyhow - I have a bit of a quibble, every time 2016 starts up my command window is off floating again. I've...

    Started by Silvercloak‎, 16th May 2016 05:18 pm
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    16th May 2016 06:50 pm Go to last post
  15. Strange Issue that happens every now and then

    First let me start by saying this will be difficult to explain. I have had this issue before in Paper Space (PS) but this time is is my Model Space (MS). I guess it is something I am doing but I...

    Started by Handiman‎, 10th May 2016 09:24 pm
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    12th May 2016 11:25 am Go to last post
  16. Accuracy

    WHYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! seems a pocket calculator is better than autocad

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 10th May 2016 11:24 am
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  17. detach all unreferenced xref at once

    hi using acad 2010, lookimh for a way to detach all unreferenced xref at once thx

    Started by samifox‎, 9th May 2016 08:28 am
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    9th May 2016 10:40 pm Go to last post
  18. Unhappy help me to remember how can I draw this frame plzzzzzzz

    I've drawn this frame, but I forgot how I made it but I think I used revolve or sweep command but how I forgot can anyone help me please...

    Started by wise-man‎, 8th May 2016 08:45 pm
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    9th May 2016 11:56 am Go to last post
  19. CAD MAP 3D 2014 Xrefs get detouched

    hi All, I'm working on a series of DWGs each of which has several references, all in relative paths. It's been a few days i'm noticing a random inconsistent behaviour: some of the xrefs,...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 8th May 2016 07:12 am
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    8th May 2016 12:55 pm Go to last post
  20. Trouble removing a cui file

    I have a cui that I used earlier but don't anymore. It still appears on the right drop down menu in the Transfer tab. I just can't get rid of it! I have deleted the file and tried purge and...

    Started by Siberian‎, 13th Jun 2009 04:17 pm
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    3rd May 2016 02:06 pm Go to last post
  21. Isolate Objects in Viewport

    I'm trying to make some cut views. I need to isolate some objects in one viewport without my other viewports being effected. How do I go about doing this?? I'm using CAD-Mech also

    Started by Bthecory‎, 27th Jul 2009 06:58 pm
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    30th Apr 2016 10:02 am Go to last post
  22. ACAD2014 Model Space Viewport Not Active After Picking Command From Menu

    Hey, This is a weird recurring issue I am having, it will be resolved after restarting the ACAD session, but it does return. When picking a command (or any item) from the menu, the current...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 29th Apr 2016 04:39 am
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    29th Apr 2016 11:23 am Go to last post
  23. Windows Preview Pane

    Hi guys,before I upgraded to draftsight 2016 I use to get a preview of a dxf in the windows preview Pane, since I upgraded this does not work anymore. It use to work with 2015, tried reinstalling but...

    Started by Stixoasis‎, 28th Apr 2016 11:05 pm
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  24. Mouse hurting my finger :(

    Hello, I use autoCAD for many hours daily which means I'm pressing down the scroll button frequently. Does anyone have a super comfortable mouse they are using and can share the make and model....

    Started by StArchitect‎, 22nd Apr 2016 07:34 pm
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  25. How to get area to show m.sq. instead of mm. sq.?

    I'm working in millimeters and whenever I use the AREA command I end up with a large number. I want to know if you can customize the AREA command somehow to show meters squared automatically.

    Started by StArchitect‎, 20th Apr 2016 07:45 pm
    area, autocad, custom
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Apr 2016 02:12 am Go to last post

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