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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. layer property manager won't open

    I opened a drawing this morning that was sent to me by another office. I tried to open the layer property manager and it gave me a message that there were more layer filters than layers and that I...

    Started by minnie‎, 9th Dec 2008 01:29 am
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  2. Question Missing Icons for Layers in Layer Manager

    I am missing the icons for the "ON/OFF", "FREEZE", and "LOCK" in the Layer Properties Manager in AutoCAD 2010. Recently upgraded computer to 64-bit and had to re-install 2010. Since then, it takes...

    Started by CADnewbie‎, 1st Sep 2009 10:50 pm
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  3. Print Tabs Names (or export)

    Hello All. I need help with AutoCAD 2013 I have multiple drawings with 100's of tabs inside, I would like to either export or print out all of the tab names. If anyone knows a way to do this, I...

    Started by mjavy7‎, 18th Apr 2013 03:38 pm
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    2012, autocad2013, export, print, tabs
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  4. Unhappy HELP: AutoCAD beginner that needs help drawing an isometric truss

    Hi, I need to draw an isometric truss and so far have done the 2d plain (I think that's what it is called). I have attempted to use the ISOVIEW.lsp but am having no luck. I load the lsp ok but...

    Started by polojet‎, 25th May 2015 12:17 pm
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  5. PASTECLIP Lag (Cycling through other open drawings?)...

    Hi guys, I'm getting some lag when pasting from the clipboard (see GIF below). This doesn't happen all the time, but it is recurring. It seems to me (base on the modemacro display) that ACAD...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 28th May 2015 02:38 am
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  6. EXPORTTODWG or similar command?

    Hey guys, I'm just trying to recall a command, but it is escaping me. I think there is a command EXPORTTODWG / SAVETODWG / SAVETOAUTOCAD or something. I have never actually used it, just read...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 27th May 2015 06:42 am
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  7. AutoCad vs ProgeCad

    I have not seen anyone talking about other programs, so I hope this is an ok question to ask on this forum. One of my work colleagues showed me a program a while back. It was called ProgeCad. I...

    Started by Mech Designer‎, 4th May 2010 12:27 pm
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  8. How to load DWG to PDF .pc3 Plotter

    Hi Guys I am trying to load AutoCad PDF plotter DWG to PDF .pc3 When I click FILE - PRINT – MANAGE PLOTTERS within AutoCad, I don’t see the, ADD A PLOTTER WIZARD to click? :cry: There are no files...

    Started by DODGE‎, 24th May 2015 11:17 pm
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  9. transffering objects among drawings

    hi copy/paste syndrome since i start using acad, 1 out of 5 drawings happens to have problems copy and paste objects. most of the time only when i split the window into two, and drag the...

    Started by samifox‎, 18th May 2015 11:36 pm
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  10. Question Unlocking layers

    I am working on a script and hit a little bump. At a point I want to unlock all layers where the objects are selectable (layers unfrozen and turned on). If I have the script initiate the layer...

    Started by MiGo‎, 27th Mar 2009 05:55 pm
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  11. 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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  12. transfer license to trial version

    We have 1 acad 2015 license. 2 persons use this acad version occasionaly but only one at a time. They transfer the license between them. Recently acad 2015 has been installed on my PC as a trail...

    Started by freebutterflyx‎, 21st May 2015 08:53 am
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  13. Plotting to pdf

    I am trying to publish 6 layouts to one pdf file. I usually right click on each layout and plot to pdf, each layout is plotted as one pdf. I then open Adobe and merge the pdf's into one pdf. It's a...

    Started by DODGE‎, 20th May 2015 12:09 pm
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  14. Paperspace tabs

    Hi guys Just a quick question re the paperspace tabs. I quite often have upto 20 to 100 paperspace tabs at one time. I know this must be a dumb question, but is there a quick way to navigate...

    Started by DODGE‎, 19th May 2015 01:11 pm
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  15. Import/Export Saved Filters? (Not Layer Filters)

    Is it possible to export the filters (saved in the FILTER command) from one machine to another? In fact, they don't even work from one profile to another, on the same machine. I have to keep...

    Started by YZ‎, 14th May 2015 05:08 am
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  16. Sheet Set Manager, How do I set Resource Drawing Locations

    How do I set Resource Drawing locations in Sheet Set Manager? When I go to the SS properties dialog box I do not see Resource Drawing Locations. I see Model View in its place. Thank you,

    Started by muck‎, 19th May 2015 01:08 pm
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  17. Control the xref layers based on selected object

    Hi Using acad 10. when you want to hide a layer in the xref, ull use Freeze and select the object. in the same way i want to changh the color of the layer in the xref. is that built-in acad...

    Started by samifox‎, 18th May 2015 08:36 am
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  18. isolate xref layer from the host drawing

    hi is it built-in posibility to isolate xref layer from the host drawing? acad 10 Thanks

    Started by samifox‎, 18th May 2015 02:03 pm
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  19. Replacing Blocks

    I'm working on the elctrical system of a school where we are replacing all the lights. Now the problem is the drawing has the Arch. 2X4 light block in it and I need to replace it with our company 2X4...

    Started by SAM_R‎, 6th Apr 2009 05:46 pm
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    18th May 2015 08:06 am Go to last post
  20. Limit snap point AMOUNTS for detection not TYPE?

    My 3D blocks each have potentially more than 50 possible end snap points and some have up to 20 centre snap points. Now if there are 20 of such blocks clustered, launching any command and hovering...

    Started by willb‎, 17th May 2015 01:35 am
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  21. Red "x"

    Is there a way to prevent the red "x" from appearing at the pointer when performing an erase?

    Started by blatz.boy‎, 14th May 2015 09:54 pm
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  22. MText Toolbar and Panning

    On occasion, I have a need to adjust my view while the MText Toolbar is active. When I pan or zoom so the remaining text is visible on my screen, the toolbar remains in the same position. Is there...

    Started by blatz.boy‎, 15th May 2015 06:08 pm
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  23. Install acad 2009 on windows 8.1 Ent

    I don't know if this is the wright place to ask. I want to reinstall acad 2009 on a windows 8.1 computer. Due to new servers and new server infrastructure all company PC's have been reinstalled...

    Started by andyr74‎, 15th May 2015 08:15 am
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  24. is it possible to add tool palatte element into the ribon panel?

    Hi is it possible to add tool palatte element into the ribon panel? acad 10 THanks

    Started by samifox‎, 13th May 2015 11:13 am
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  25. Cad Rendering Setup

    All, I apologize because it has been awhile since I have done anything in the 3D realm of CAD and I may be blending some of programs together. I am trying to render a 3D drawing however I...

    Started by MechanicalAnimal‎, 14th May 2015 03:13 pm
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