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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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  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. Question Xref Does Not Show Up

    I've inserted an external reference (as an attachment), but it does not show up in my drawing. I've checked all of the obvious things with regard to layers. I've never seen this before, but I'm...

    Started by wings‎, 9th Jan 2012 10:58 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    11th Apr 2014 07:44 pm Go to last post
  2. Where does Autocad define the F1 key?

    Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone knew where Autocad defines F1 as help? I have scoured the cui and registry and nothing jumps out at me. Reason: I have F1 defined in my own cui file as a...

    Started by jnky‎, 9th Apr 2014 06:40 am
    • Replies: 4
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    11th Apr 2014 02:04 pm Go to last post
  3. Autopublish on save - closeall don´t work

    Hi! I want to make a pdf each time a drawing is saved. AutoCAD has this Autopublish function that seems to be what I´m looking for. It work´s fine for: qsave - (command "_.qsave") save -...

    Started by ripuz‎, 11th Apr 2014 08:58 am
    • Replies: 1
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    11th Apr 2014 12:24 pm Go to last post
  4. building two isometric buildings help needed

    Hello, i'm new to this site and i'm a self learned autocad user, i'm drawing two buildings in isometric view but the angle between the buildings is smaller than the isometric angles, and i can't seem...

    Started by hasanmakki‎, 8th Apr 2014 06:04 pm
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    9th Apr 2014 12:47 am Go to last post
  5. 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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    8th Apr 2014 04:24 pm Go to last post
  6. Isolate changes to just one block

    I have a block inserted a number of times in a drawing,Im hoping to change the view of one block without changing the other blocks.All I need to do is make a part of a block invisable or maybe delete...

    Started by hyposmurf‎, 16th Jul 2003 10:52 am
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    8th Apr 2014 03:23 pm Go to last post
  7. Updating field-to-field-to-field

    I'm using fields quite a lot in my drawings, all good. I also use fields to refer to other fields, wich refer to other fields etc. So when i need them to update, only the first in line field will be...

    Started by Marco1979‎, 8th Apr 2014 09:01 am
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  8. .Bak file location

    Hi Is it possible to redirect the optional .bak file to a folder other than the .dwg source folder? Our company has a policy of turning off the .bak file creation option to reduce storage/backup...

    Started by Spaj‎, 7th Apr 2014 01:10 pm
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    7th Apr 2014 05:27 pm Go to last post
  9. Problem when trying to export a external reference which is a vector-format pdf

    Hello everyone, I have some pdf files which are in vector format so I can have a pretty high resolution when I view them. I import them as a external reference to AutoCAD and add some lines...

    Started by ck00‎, 4th Apr 2014 11:34 am
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  10. Cad on a tablet

    Next best thing is to have cad version to run on a tablet will all functions wonder if the future will allow users to do so. For sure i will dump both laptop and pc anytime,rip both of ya:roll:...

    Started by ROBP‎, 6th Apr 2014 09:40 pm
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    7th Apr 2014 03:57 am Go to last post
  11. AutoCad 2010 Help Needed

    Special Commands: LIST,DIST and PEDIT. Can these commands be used while drawing or after the drawing is complete. Please advise.

    Started by Delmar107‎, 5th Apr 2014 08:39 pm
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    6th Apr 2014 11:55 pm Go to last post
  12. HIGHLIGHT Selected object

    I want to show it which i select the object, i attached a FILE here

    Started by arunz‎, 3rd Apr 2014 08:08 am
    • Replies: 2
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    6th Apr 2014 09:42 am Go to last post
  13. Autocad not running in Restricted user login in windows 7

    Hi Iam using windows 7 and windows xp in our domain pc's.We have AUTOCAD 2006 & 2009 in our pc's .It is quiet working good in all the windows xp pc's with restricted user logged in those pc's ...

    Started by techshan‎, 30th Jun 2010 04:23 pm
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    4th Apr 2014 07:54 pm Go to last post
  14. Pan and zoom when editing text

    When using mtedit to edit existing text, when I click to end the edit command, the program immediately pans and zooms out. I am editing a lot of text and this is slowing me down, I need to pan and...

    Started by HTERRY‎, 3rd Apr 2014 11:41 am
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    4th Apr 2014 11:30 am Go to last post
  15. Strange double-click text behavior...

    Hey guys, One of my co-workers has been experiencing a few weird ACAD bugs the last 2 days. One if which is his double-click behavior when trying to edit text. If he doube-clicks text (not...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 2nd Apr 2014 01:42 am
    • Replies: 7
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    3rd Apr 2014 09:58 am Go to last post
  16. Dimension Style override issue

    Somewhere along the line this problem crept in - im not sure if its possible but i might have gotten it from one of my colleagues settings in the past. I am using autocad 2010 (32 bit) on windows xp...

    Started by Bonjerdo‎, 2nd Mar 2011 02:13 pm
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  17. Question GD&T Help?

    So I was hoping someone on here could send me in the correct direction, I need some examples of how GD&T may apply to a car wheel. I have to do a school assignment and want to extra info to help me...

    Started by jbgraphic‎, 1st Apr 2014 11:05 pm
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    3rd Apr 2014 12:59 am Go to last post
  18. Change a continuous line to a dotted line

    I want to change a solid line to a dashed line of some sort, maybe dash-dot-dash, or just something other then a continuous line. I thought that I could just click on the line, then type in the...

    Started by Brian‎, 22nd Jan 2007 04:11 pm
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    1st Apr 2014 11:35 pm Go to last post
  19. tracing tablets

    i currently use a gtco cal comp drawing board, im looking to use something with newer technology. the driver for these boards is owned by another third party and it is very diffucult getting any help...

    Started by ryan osmun‎, 1st Apr 2014 08:30 pm
    digitizer, drawing board, tablet
    • Replies: 0
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    1st Apr 2014 08:30 pm Go to last post
  20. Macros Have Stopped Working

    All of a sudden, my action macros aren't working. I'm getting "Unknown command" errors. I've checked my options, everything's pointing to the right folder, and the macro files are in the right...

    Started by resullins‎, 31st Jan 2014 08:48 pm
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  21. An Introduction to AutoCAD 2015

    I got a Golden Ticket! Well - It certainly felt like that :) I had the honour of being one of the lucky few Bloggers that were invited to this years AutoCAD 2015 Bloggers day. We were well...

    Started by Pablo Ferral‎, 30th Mar 2014 09:30 pm
    autocad 2015, autocad bloggers day, review
    • Replies: 3
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    1st Apr 2014 08:38 am Go to last post
  22. Smile Documenting Drawing Changes

    I have been interested in putting together a LISP routine that opens up a notepad file with user notes regarding recent editing or other "FYI" information. Is this reasonably plausible to do? ...

    Started by psuengineer84‎, 31st Mar 2014 09:02 pm
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    1st Apr 2014 03:08 am Go to last post
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    http://autodeskoffer.com/odc/front/frontHideProfile.jsp?errStatus=1&uID=0&profileID=36&cmd=&loginType=skipWelcome&clientID=1193&campaignID=36 $35

    Started by JD Mather‎, 3rd Mar 2014 05:05 pm
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    31st Mar 2014 08:11 pm Go to last post
  24. Get rid of little boxes

    Whenever I get a drawing from this particular client his polylines always have these little boxes that show up when the polyline is selected. How do I get rid of them?

    Started by bleeargh‎, 31st Mar 2014 06:35 pm
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    31st Mar 2014 07:08 pm Go to last post
  25. Xrefs & multilines

    We are working on a large hospital project that involves significant data exchange with other consultants . We don't usually use xrefs although will be for this project. I've got a base...

    Started by Organic‎, 29th Mar 2014 02:16 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    30th Mar 2014 09:41 am Go to last post

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