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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. Question Can you convert FIELDS to Text??

    Just wondering.... I thought there was a command that does this. Tons of fields in a drawing that I really don't wanna retype. Thanks in advance :)

    Started by tzframpton‎, 8th Jul 2009 02:11 pm
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  2. Title Block / Units not in sync

    When I create a new paper space layout, and set the paper size to ARCH D, the page does not actually measure 24" x 36". It measures something like 914 'units'. The drawing itself is drawn in...

    Started by Qgcad‎, 9th Jul 2014 05:07 am
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    10th Jul 2014 03:26 am Go to last post
  3. Question Strech/Move selection window missing

    I do not know why but the strech and move selection windows are missing. Also when i move oe strech the objects do not move until i slect the second point.

    Started by WPerciful‎, 8th Jul 2014 04:42 pm
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    9th Jul 2014 02:56 pm Go to last post
  4. Converting SPlines to lines

    Hi everyone!!!! I am reallly in need of knowing how to convert splines to lines???

    Started by thomasdonny86‎, 14th Jun 2010 06:24 am
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    9th Jul 2014 05:43 am Go to last post
  5. I need your quick help....

    Hi all i have center line coordinates so according to my cross section center line coordinates to offset some distance (3m,3.5m,4.2m like this) i need offset distance point coordinates (because...

    Started by 121madhu‎, 6th Jul 2014 08:11 am
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  6. Boy do I need some help--file is causing AutoCAD to crash

    It is the perfect storm of problems, and it couldn't have come at a worse time. I was working on an AutoCAD file that was acting flaky. I couldn't turn off layers in a specific viewport, so I went...

    Started by JonathanEngr‎, 4th Jul 2014 03:13 am
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  7. Learning, Education, Training

    Hi, this is a great website, with lots of helpful individuals. Thanks again to Nestly, and others... On this website, we have some tutorials. ...

    Started by DaveS777‎, 4th Jul 2014 04:03 pm
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  8. AutoCAD 2014 live map not displaying

    Hello guys!!!! Why is that my live map in AutoCAD 2014 is not displaying? See my screen shot below.

    Started by rrulep‎, 4th Jul 2014 01:10 am
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  9. Unhappy Block explode

    Hi all, here Iam attaching a drawing which I need to edit the text. If I explode the block all are coming with lines and arc...do you have any solution

    Started by thbaiju‎, 3rd Jul 2014 06:59 am
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  10. DXF true color

    Hi guys, I'm currently building a pre/post-processing program, including 2D scatter interpolation and a dxf solid export. The problem is, I am unable to find some way to enable truecolor in...

    Started by Alisima‎, 7th Apr 2009 01:19 pm
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    2nd Jul 2014 08:35 am Go to last post
  11. Cadig Autoattribute for Autocad LT

    Is anyone familiar with the Utility by Cadig called Autoattribute? I downloaded the trial version which had some bugs, caused my blocks to disappear when I imported the data back into the drawing,...

    Started by ralcala55‎, 1st Jul 2014 06:01 pm
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  12. Polyline Plot settings - "single line set to non polylines to plot thick"

    hi can anyone tell me how to change settings in plot settings my single lines are coming out thicker than my polylines when i plot they are fine on my screen, but when i plot it is opposite to...

    Started by FIFTHTEXAS‎, 1st Jul 2014 01:35 pm
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  13. publish pdf. text problem how can i fix it ...?

    check this jpg publish pdf done after open pdf file come this window and some text not come its come **** like this how can solve this problem please help me thank you cadtutors

    Started by 121madhu‎, 30th Jun 2014 04:51 am
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  14. how to create this block any one suggest me

    hi all cadtutors any one please suggest me this block i pick grip then drag road edge grip to block end 1m this is use full for me making ducts please help me thank you

    Started by 121madhu‎, 30th Jun 2014 04:58 am
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  15. plotting - imported excel files to AutoCAD

    Importing excel files into AutoCAD drawings works nicely but the print is unreadable in some areas of the page. There seems to be no rhyme nor reason to how the plot will turn out. :? Any feed...

    Started by SJGREY‎, 14th Jul 2009 08:00 pm
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  16. 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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  17. How do you differentiate between 'design' and 'drafting'?

    AutoCAD is a CAD (Computer Aided Design or Computer Aided Drafting) software application for 2D and 3D design and drafting. Hi How do you differentiate between 'design' and 'drafting'? Once one...

    Started by jackson6612‎, 11th Jan 2011 05:23 am
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  18. Make autocad use my Graphic card instead of integrated intel graphics

    I have lenovo Lenovo G500 59-370339 laptop with ATI Sunpro 8570 graphics 2gb. It also has integrated Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000. I haven’t installed updates for graphics or video so far, since they...

    Started by rock1‎, 23rd Jun 2014 04:42 am
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    23rd Jun 2014 01:53 pm Go to last post
  19. ACAD2014 properties dialogue box crash...

    Hi guys, I am currently experiencing a few issues with my installation of ACAD2014. The problem is that when I have the AutoCAD properties dialogue box open, and I select a ProSteel element...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 23rd Jun 2014 09:58 am
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  20. Cool Which way for controlling the Text Size on your Tool Palettes in autocad?

    Which way for controlling the Text Size on your Tool Palettes in autocad?

    Started by hosyn‎, 22nd Jun 2014 11:48 pm
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    23rd Jun 2014 09:57 am Go to last post
  21. Breaklines and Dimensioning

    Hi guys has AutoCAD got the functionality to lock a dimension when utilising a breakline in your drawing ? example i have a member that is 6m long and i want to shorten it to fit my A3 page...

    Started by DonovanPorter‎, 20th Jun 2014 03:47 pm
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  22. Rotate Plotting Window??

    Hopefully I can explain this clearly in hopes of getting a solution. I am trying to plot a section of a drawing, but need the plotting window to rotate to best fit the area I am trying to plot....

    Started by Qgcad‎, 21st Jun 2014 12:54 pm
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  23. Sheet Set Manager Error: Unable to save settings to...

    This issue is happening to everyone who has tried so far. We are trying to select "manage page setups" through sheet set manager and receive an error saying: Unable to save settings to...

    Started by jdmisoulis‎, 20th Jun 2014 03:51 pm
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  24. Extend tool

    Back in the day AutoCAD command extend would let you extend to a line that it was perpendicular to but the line did NOT have to be directly in front of the edge that you picked. I've noticed in the...

    Started by addesigns‎, 19th Jun 2014 05:29 pm
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  25. Saving my settings in 2015 when moving to another computer.

    I am getting a hardware upgrade and the new computer will be running the 64 bit version of 2015 instead of the current 32 bit. I have done a lot of customizing already with the CUI, Command Aliases...

    Started by kingdaddy‎, 18th Jun 2014 06:20 pm
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    19th Jun 2014 11:42 pm Go to last post

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