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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. text not images

    I am working with AutoCAD 2015 and I can't stand the little images vs text for INFER, SNAP, GRID, ORTHO, POLAR, OSNAP... etc... My brain doesn't understand what the little images mean fast...

    Started by cadman6735‎, 4th Nov 2014 10:57 pm
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  2. Polyline issue

    I have copied a polyline into a file and I can't got my head around it's properties. In the attached file are 3 polylines. Polyline 'C' is the one I copied in. I then tried to match properties with...

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 4th Nov 2014 01:16 pm
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    4th Nov 2014 03:15 pm Go to last post
  3. Surface modelling

    Good Afternoon. Can anyone tell me if AutoCAD has provision for generating a flat surface from a solid object, e.g. a cone or pyramid shape converted to a sheet metal surface? Thanks in advance

    Started by greneebb‎, 2nd Nov 2014 10:06 pm
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  4. Scale list question

    All, Just a quick question. In the past I could type in the scale I wanted for my viewport. Ideal when drawing not to scale so I could just type in 135, for example and my viewport would be...

    Started by Chesterjester‎, 30th Oct 2014 04:48 pm
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  5. Desktop Specs

    Hi guys i have been running AutoCAD 2014 and have upgraded to 2015. i have been experiencing lag issues to the point where the program hangs up to 10 - 20 seconds, sometimes resulting in a...

    Started by DonovanPorter‎, 28th Oct 2014 11:38 am
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  6. Conveyor Idler CAD Blocks?

    Hi, Just wondeing if anyone has got or knows of a resource for a collection of conveyor idlers (3D CAD blocks). I've had a look around online (GrabCAD, TraceParts, Google) and havent been able...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 28th Oct 2014 02:56 am
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  7. Wink Download architectural blocks? Happy to pay

    Hi, After many years in M&E and space planning commercially I suddenly have a need for domestic plans. Can anyone recommend a good site or sites for downloading block libraries for house plans? ...

    Started by Peachy‎, 26th Oct 2014 07:49 pm
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  8. Plotstyle wmp file

    Anyone ever seen a plotstyle somehow saved as a .wmp file? Got a new client with their own CAD standards we have to work to and I'm trying to setup inhouse and they sent me a heap of files which...

    Started by Organic‎, 26th Oct 2014 12:11 pm
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  9. Angry Drawing disappeared after saving it in block editor

    Hello everyone, can somebody help me with this issue: I was working on my drawing, using blocks: open block editor, edit block, close editor by clicking cross of closing block editor, then autocad...

    Started by factor‎, 18th Apr 2011 01:47 pm
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  10. Split an object?

    I want to be able to split an object into two objects at the point(s) where another one intersects. Basically, it would do something like TRIM but with the deleted area becoming a new object...

    Started by mikefulton‎, 24th Oct 2014 07:37 pm
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  11. Question Problem in block saving

    I was in process of editing a block in "block editor" mode. Accidently, I saved the dwg and exit instead of saving the block, exit block editor and then exit the dwg. When I opened again the dwg what...

    Started by NKG‎, 30th Apr 2013 03:44 pm
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  12. AutoCAD dictionaries GONE

    Hey there folks, every time I try to enter / alter text, autocad informs me that it can't find a dictionary for spell checking purposes. I can live with that, but the constant pop-up is...

    Started by icedkasz‎, 10th Sep 2010 04:54 pm
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    21st Oct 2014 05:01 pm Go to last post
  13. cadfreeblocks.com

    I want to download a 3D block from cadfreeblocks.com. The website says my target file is in Autocad 2000.dwg format. Will this format cause a problem? I have Autocad 2009. Thanks.

    Started by cmarvel‎, 16th Oct 2014 10:54 pm
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  14. Line Type Tool Bar Missing in 2014 and 2015

    We have recently updated some users to AutoCAD 2014 and 2015. The one thing the users are complaining about is their toolbars are not the same. So this morning one of them asked my why he no longer...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 20th Oct 2014 02:33 pm
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  15. Filter No Good

    Hi guys. i get stuck due to this type of problem a lot . here you see i have filtered a text which is actually cyan color but shows in the filter as 256 - By Layer. Same goes to any entity be it...

    Started by suryacad‎, 18th Oct 2014 08:31 am
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  16. Which autodesk program can convert solidwork files?

    Greeting, I have drawings that were created by solidworks. The files are either slddrw or sldprt files. I tried to import them into my autoCad 14 but got error message. I have no intention to buy...

    Started by albylu‎, 16th Oct 2014 07:19 am
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  17. MagiCAD Uponor Plugin

    Greetings! We have just installed 64-bit operating systems and our office is using an older version of MagiCAD. The Uponor plugin we use turns out to be compatible only with the 32-bit version....

    Started by Kyraj‎, 14th Oct 2014 01:21 pm
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    16th Oct 2014 09:14 am Go to last post
  18. Annoying Paintbrush Cursor

    Ok, I start AutoCAD up this morning and suddenly I have this nice little paintbrush showing up beside my cursor. This is not causing any issues that I know of but is annoying me. I've checked through...

    Started by Jaelin‎, 28th Jan 2009 03:34 pm
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  19. Block Not Updating

    I have a drawing of an office building, and it's got a bazillion little chairs and filing cabinets and other crud in it. They're all blocks, and they all have tons of attributes in them. I have to...

    Started by resullins‎, 10th Oct 2014 05:09 pm
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  20. Extract a block's contour

    Is there any way to extract or trace a blocks contour ? I want a fast solution so i don't have to draw tha contour manualy. I attach a image to ilustrate my request. I use AutoCAD 2002.

    Started by bograd‎, 26th Jun 2007 01:13 pm
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  21. create a flat pattern within Acad?

    does anyone know if this can be done? is there 3rd party software that will do it? I don't have inventor or solid works which I know can do it. thx

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 10th Oct 2014 06:58 pm
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  22. Autocad cut list / bom

    Hello I use acad 2015 to draw up aluminium frames in 3D. For example, a 2m x 1m frame made from 1" box section with mitred corners. Normally I would manually create a cutting list for this. Is...

    Started by gazandadele‎, 8th Oct 2014 04:08 pm
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  23. "replace Z Value With Current Elevation"

    I was poking around in the options dialog of 2010 and noticed under the drafting tab there is a place to check in the bottom left corner for: "REPLACE Z VALUE WITH CURRENT ELEVATION" so I've been...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 28th Aug 2009 06:00 pm
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  24. xRef/"Bind" files not showing up in plot

    When I try to plot my layout, none of the xref files show up in the pdf. They are all unfrozen, turned on, and turned on in the viewport. I tried binding to see if this would work and the file...

    Started by krohlfs‎, 3rd Oct 2014 05:32 pm
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    Started by JD Mather‎, 3rd Mar 2014 05:05 pm
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