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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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    19th Jul 2014 08:24 am 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. Autocad 15

    is there a way to adjust the "look" of the screen back to autocad classic like I was able to do with version 11? Thanks.

    Started by ba4084‎, 19th Sep 2014 09:38 pm
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    22nd Sep 2014 04:21 pm Go to last post
  2. Autocad Running Super Slow

    I'm running Autocad Architecture 2013 on a Inspiron 15 7000 series: -Windows 8.1 Intel Core i7-4510u CPU @ 2.0 GHz -8.0 GB memory -64 bit operating system I have a 80 MB file...

    Started by cadintx‎, 19th Sep 2014 09:39 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    22nd Sep 2014 03:28 pm Go to last post
  3. Smile AutoCAD Update!! YAAAAYYYY!!

    Pretty sure just about everyone knows or has seen this, but in case you haven't. A bunch of updates just got put out for various versions of AutoCAD. Hopefully this helps some people out. Have a good...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 18th Sep 2014 12:41 pm
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    19th Sep 2014 01:25 pm Go to last post
  4. Dwg Can't open in only one Computer ( Not an ordinary Issue)

    Hi Guys, I am an experienced Civil Draftsman. Issue is Just one drawing can't open only in one system. We have three draftsman and all use same version 2015. All other drawing can open in the same...

    Started by MOORADAN‎, 18th Sep 2014 08:17 am
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Sep 2014 03:46 am Go to last post
  5. menu utilities loaded.*Cancel*

    I just installed AutoCAD Architecture 2015. How come it shows *Cancel* right after "...menu utilities loaded."? Is that normal?

    Started by paisley13460‎, 17th Sep 2014 07:05 pm
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  6. 2D Environment.

    Why produce isometric drawings in the 2D environment?

    Started by Damon :)‎, 17th Sep 2014 02:04 pm
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    17th Sep 2014 05:20 pm Go to last post
  7. AutoCAD creating similar Autocad drawings

    Hello.. I have drawings created in autocad version. We create same drawings with different dimensions for blisters. Internal ratio of the dimensions remains same. I want to create template...

    Started by vin_578‎, 17th Sep 2014 02:16 pm
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  8. Smile zoom object

    hi all please i ask bout zoom object if we have way or lsp to zoom exatlly as object example when i put regtangle as object then when i want to make view port i select regtangle i want to give...

    Started by issammesk‎, 8th Sep 2014 07:21 am
    • Replies: 6
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    17th Sep 2014 01:17 pm Go to last post
  9. Alignment point acquisition

    Hello there, I'm using Auto CAD 2013. When i draft on large drawings with a lot of objects sometimes is hard for me to pick/track points automatically. I'm wondering if it's possible to shift...

    Started by hoky‎, 12th Sep 2014 11:46 am
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    13th Sep 2014 02:42 pm Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. Block Not Appearing

    There's a ghost in the machine. I have a file with 3 or 4 viewports. I have a block (that I've used successfully for literally a decade), that I insert from a TP. I insert said block (it's the...

    Started by resullins‎, 11th Sep 2014 03:04 pm
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    11th Sep 2014 03:47 pm Go to last post
  12. drawing contains authoring elements...

    Just a quick one - when I open my master template drawing I keep getting this message saying "drawing contains authoring elements, open in block editor?" When i click "yes" the AutoCAD freezes, when...

    Started by Little Bandit‎, 25th Jun 2008 12:09 am
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    10th Sep 2014 06:10 pm Go to last post
  13. 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
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    10th Sep 2014 03:54 pm Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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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  17. 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
  18. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    5th Sep 2014 05:34 pm Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    3rd Sep 2014 05:18 pm Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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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    3rd Sep 2014 11:13 am Go to last post
  23. 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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    30th Aug 2014 07:45 am Go to last post
  24. 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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    29th Aug 2014 04:20 am Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    28th Aug 2014 05:21 pm Go to last post

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