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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. AutoCAD AutoCAD and Excel Assistance

    Our problem is this: We need to insert a block into an AutoCAD floor Plan, Each room has been sectioned off using a polyline. The block will read the Area, Length, Room names, Room numbers and a...

    Started by Vancad‎, 9th Sep 2014 09:41 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    10th Sep 2014 03:54 pm Go to last post
  2. auto CAD learn.

    how car learn auto CAD software.which version is appropriate for beginner.

    Started by ruhul26‎, 9th Sep 2014 09:24 pm
    auto cad
    • Replies: 4
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    10th Sep 2014 05:56 am Go to last post
  3. Incoming Files Activate Unwanted Sheet Manager Pop up.

    I am receiving a group of drawing files that seem to want to activate SSM pop up. Is there an way to make these file not activate SSM pop up. I can set SSMAUTOPEN and SSLOCATE to 0 but that that...

    Started by muck‎, 9th Sep 2014 09:26 pm
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    9th Sep 2014 10:13 pm Go to last post
  4. Question average time to complete a drawing

    Hi all, just a curiosity question. how long does it take from when you begin a drawing to complete a drawing? i seem to average about 1.8 - 3.5 hrs.....depending on difficulty and amount of...

    Started by bennyboy86‎, 5th Sep 2014 12:24 am
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    8th Sep 2014 06:55 pm Go to last post
  5. Closing external reference palette

    Hi! I used to have a keyboard shortcut for closing the external reference palette. But i forgot to backup my acad.pgp file so I lost all of my keyboard shortcuts. Now, I have been able to restore...

    Started by Diimi‎, 8th Sep 2014 09:33 am
    • Replies: 4
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    8th Sep 2014 10:01 am Go to last post
  6. Smile Extra Monitor

    Hello everyone: I currently use AutoCAD 2006 (full version).. I am using an HP ZR30w monitor. I am thinking about adding a second monitor to be able to view separate drawings in each monitor.. ...

    Started by olecarman‎, 4th Sep 2014 06:56 pm
    dual monitors
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    5th Sep 2014 05:34 pm Go to last post
  7. Properties Window is a No-Show

    AutoCAD 2013 w/SP2 Almost everyday now I notice that my Properties window which I keep docked on the left side of the screen as an icon will disappear and no matter how many times I try to bring...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 24th Jun 2014 07:00 pm
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    4th Sep 2014 10:21 pm Go to last post
  8. Archand2.shx font file?

    Does anybody have the archand2.shx font file or know where I could download it? And any other .shx font files that might be handy? Any help is appreciated.

    Started by maddog1995‎, 3rd Sep 2014 05:11 pm
    fonts shx archand2
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    3rd Sep 2014 05:18 pm Go to last post
  9. Non-Network connection drawing sharing

    When I edit drawings all my network connections are shut down by the external company my company works for. Problem is there hiring another drafter to take some of my work load and we both need...

    Started by tjb384‎, 2nd Sep 2014 03:35 pm
    files, hard drive, hardware, network, sharing
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd Sep 2014 01:50 pm Go to last post
  10. How do I get out of a viewport?

    This happens to me quite often and I know ther's a easy way out. Just dont know how. I zoom into a viewport so the border of the viewport cant be seen nor selected nomore, then I double click...

    Started by chee_dee‎, 7th Jul 2008 09:16 am
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  11. delete text

    hi all please helpe me i have alot of text as 0.4%,0.6%,0.8%....49% i need lsp or way to delet any text greater than 2% i cant delet one by one because its large

    Started by issammesk‎, 13th Aug 2014 11:00 am
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  12. Super Large .dwg Challange

    I issue you with a challenge open / get useful info from this file. Warning Save all your work before attempting https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0c2DMjTDzScUjNaUG5tOVNLUlU&usp=sharing ...

    Started by SunnyTurtle‎, 29th Aug 2014 12:58 am
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  13. Question Point Cloud Issue

    Good Afternoon, I am currently drawing elevations from a point cloud clipping which was acquired by a FARO Scanner. As I am drawing the elevation from the point cloud data, the point cloud as well...

    Started by Surveyor2014‎, 27th Aug 2014 03:55 pm
    clipping, elevations, point clouds, scan, ucs
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    28th Aug 2014 05:21 pm Go to last post
  14. unable to select multiple objects by clicking

    I used to be able to select multiple objects by clicking them. Now when I click on something to select it and then click on something else to select it as well the first object is deselected and the...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 27th Aug 2014 02:49 pm
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    27th Aug 2014 04:17 pm Go to last post
  15. 2nd UCS

    There are two UCS icons showing up in my model and paper spaces. There is the normal one that rotates with the drawing when you click and hold the scroll wheel. Then there is a blue right triangel...

    Started by kvi71090‎, 25th Aug 2014 05:16 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    25th Aug 2014 06:06 pm Go to last post
  16. get drawing back to the stone age

    hi i need to qualify a drawing to be exported from autocad to another 3d package, in the exported model text,attributes,hatches,etc are vanished. i learn than only if everything goes back to the...

    Started by samifox‎, 20th Aug 2014 09:53 pm
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    21st Aug 2014 08:03 pm Go to last post
  17. Very slow to show properties of text and dimensions (Urgent...!)

    Hello, I am working in a project as a designer, and I am getting a problem with some of my autocad files. - If the properties table (Ctrl 1) is not show, or "text" and "line" area are not...

    Started by hoathuong20‎, 5th Apr 2014 08:02 pm
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    14th Aug 2014 01:35 pm Go to last post
  18. Drawing Automation Error. Drawing is busy / acad.fas

    auto cad working time suddenly lost what i draw...this drawing suddenly disappear i dont know where it gone..the same time i given undo also that time it showing "Automation Error. Drawing is busy....

    Started by akgbmb‎, 12th Aug 2014 07:14 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Aug 2014 10:52 am Go to last post
  19. Techniques for backgrounds & fading objects.

    Best techniques for making backgrounds & fading objects. I do a lot of drawings that require me to fade objects for backgound to allow my objects to stand out. Many of my drawings show...

    Started by muck‎, 17th Jul 2008 12:54 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    13th Aug 2014 11:50 am Go to last post
  20. Sheet set & page set up overrides

    Hi Guys, A new printer is bought in my office. So added it in my work system ( I am using AutoCAD 2015 and others AutoCAD 2009). Regarding plotting through sheet set manager, I just added couple of...

    Started by MOORADAN‎, 13th Aug 2014 05:52 am
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  21. text to mtext lisp without the text moving?

    I have long used the following lisp to convert multiple single text objects into multiple mtext objects (i.e. make each text entity into separate mtext entities). ; T2M - convert individual...

    Started by Organic‎, 3rd Jul 2013 02:07 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Aug 2014 01:57 am Go to last post
  22. Layer Manager Display AutoCAD LT 2015

    I don't know what I did, but when I activate Layer Properties button all I get is a two line display at the top left of the screen below the command icons. Desperately seeking info on how to get the...

    Started by sksarchitect‎, 6th Aug 2014 08:45 pm
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  23. ERROR: Layout not found in publish

    I am using sheet set manager Publish. I have found some publish items that have the error ERROR: Layout not found in the publish list. I have set my page setup that I want to use to current. ...

    Started by muck‎, 6th Aug 2014 02:23 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    6th Aug 2014 03:51 pm Go to last post
  24. Scroll Bars will move (or slide) a paper space locked View Port.

    When AutoCAD is in Paper space view port the scroll Bars (when turned on) will slide of move the View Port even though the view port is locked. Is this a AutoCAD bug? Is there a way to fix this?...

    Started by muck‎, 4th Aug 2014 04:56 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    6th Aug 2014 12:07 pm Go to last post
  25. Viewing 3D Text

    I have a plan drawing with text that has a Z component. Its a survey of a vertical wall with levels one above the other in plan. I want to view it with the Z axis vertical and when I do the text is...

    Started by KevinMcDonagh‎, 5th Aug 2014 11:45 am
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Aug 2014 01:40 pm Go to last post

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