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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. Inputhistorymode

    hi why INPUTHISTORYMODE sysvar set to 0 is not clearing my history log?not the former and nor the future commands.

    Started by samifox‎, 30th Jun 2016 02:09 am
    • Replies: 3
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    30th Jun 2016 10:41 am Go to last post
  2. Tool Palettes - Can't Add Blocks

    Ok, this has me very confused. I'm using AutoCAD MEP 2014 (though it's present in all variations). I am using OOTB settings to eliminate network permissions as my issue. I open my ACAD to an...

    Started by Lee Roy‎, 9th May 2013 07:59 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    29th Jun 2016 06:15 pm Go to last post
  3. 'Statistics' Tab Missing from Properties Tab

    Hi, I have noticed that the 'Statistics' tab is missing from the Windows Properties tab (in Windows Explorer > right-click file > Properties). Running ACAD2014 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit. The...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 16th Jun 2016 04:08 am
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    29th Jun 2016 01:41 am Go to last post
  4. Question Illustrator to DXF for Laser cutting

    I am a newbie and I want to get a few files converted to DXF so that they can be laser cut. I don't own AutoCAD but I do own Illustrator. I receive this reply from the laser cutter company saying...

    Started by crystalweflen‎, 27th Jun 2016 02:25 am
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  5. How to open dwg shortcuts that has changed or moved?

    Hello So I only have dwg shortcuts left and normally I should open them but when I try, it says this: The item ... .dwg referred to on this shortcut has been changed or moved, so this shortcut...

    Started by 1Lisa‎, 25th Jun 2016 11:20 am
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    25th Jun 2016 04:41 pm Go to last post
  6. Introducing people to AutoCAD

    My company have a couple of school children on work experience attending our office next week and have asked me to give them an 'introduction to CAD' which is to last about 4 hours. I have no...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 22nd Jun 2016 03:54 pm
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  7. Line Work to Block

    When I copy line work in one drawing and paste it into another drawing the line work converts to a block. I do not want the line work to convert to a block. Is there a setting I need to do? ...

    Started by Mjones5‎, 21st Jun 2016 03:06 pm
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    22nd Jun 2016 11:40 pm Go to last post
  8. Anyone used the Autodesk Vehicle Tracking with AutoCAD yet?

    as the subject header. We've got Savoy AutoTRACK 10, just wondering if its like that. I downloaded the 30 day trial but it wont work as it says I havent got the correct licence weirdly. Some of the...

    Started by MrTapir‎, 6th May 2014 03:30 pm
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    20th Jun 2016 08:49 am Go to last post
  9. 2017 Lost cursor

    Hi Folks. Need help please. Just upgraded to autocad 2017. Once a new drawing is started, clean page except for W.C.S. and cross-hairs, with ribbon ect. around the edges. When I select a tool,...

    Started by TIMMERS‎, 16th Jun 2016 11:58 am
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    16th Jun 2016 10:25 pm Go to last post
  10. Converting an AutoCAD Alignment to a GPX file for viewing on iPhone

    Is there a method for converting an alignment for a road I’ve created in AutoCAD to a GPX file? I’d then like to upload the GPX file to a GPS mapping site such as GPS X-Motion so that I can view the...

    Started by M2RIDER‎, 15th Jun 2016 09:07 pm
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    16th Jun 2016 05:38 pm Go to last post
  11. Autodesk Certification

    hi everyone, Since im living Autocad for 6 years I desire to become ACP, I've seen the roadmap for the exam, I wonder if there is an exam simulator or something like that. Any information is...

    Started by samifox‎, 15th Jun 2016 12:34 pm
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  12. Trying to locate Grove Crane Cad Files

    Hello, I am working on a project here in Virginia that require crane profiles. I am trying to locate cad files for the grove 900. Any help will be appreciated.

    Started by tharrisci‎, 18th Oct 2011 03:51 pm
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  13. print autocad help

    hi, since acad 2010 the help system is html based, i would like to print it. what option do i have?

    Started by samifox‎, 14th Jun 2016 07:05 am
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    14th Jun 2016 12:53 pm Go to last post
  14. truck turning circle... but going in reverse

    Hi All I to put down a turning circle whereby a truck drives past a driveway then reverses in at 90 deg into the driveway. i have forwards turning circles, but for the life of me cant find...

    Started by mvrcad‎, 4th Apr 2016 06:54 am
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    14th Jun 2016 03:39 am Go to last post
  15. autocad new features table

    hi does anyone knows where i can find autocad new features table? (answering the question does release 2009 containes grippedd hatch?) Thanks S

    Started by samifox‎, 7th Jun 2016 06:49 am
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  16. RSI in mouse hand

    Can anyone recommend a mouse to use that would help RSI (repetitive strain injury). I seem to get cramps between thumb & index finger. I'd like to nip it in the bud, before it becomes really bad. Any...

    Started by greenie‎, 27th Jun 2010 10:20 am
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    6th Jun 2016 01:43 am Go to last post
  17. mouse vs. hand pain

    lately i feel pain in thumb muscle of my right (mouse) hand. i use cordless logitech with two AA battery (pretty heavy mouse). it has bad ergonomy. can you recommend some type of extra good...

    Started by dusko‎, 9th Jul 2008 12:30 pm
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  18. Can't disable annoying tooltips

    Hi all, Although I have unchecked the setting in OPTIONS dialog box as below: I still get annoying tooltips when I want to select a folder for instance:

    Started by bababarghi‎, 1st Jun 2016 11:33 pm
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    1st Jun 2016 11:44 pm Go to last post
  19. dimensions disassociated

    Hi everyone, dont know how i did it by my dimensions now appear with an explanation mark beside them streaming a disassociation. Not sure what variable to track on this one, Thanks

    Started by brooksdesign‎, 31st May 2016 06:08 pm
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    31st May 2016 08:26 pm Go to last post
  20. attribute with a field

    using acad 2010, im creating an attribute with a field that show the length of a polyline, the problem is that the field is not regenerated after stretching. i've attached the block, TX

    Started by samifox‎, 31st May 2016 03:43 pm
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    31st May 2016 07:37 pm Go to last post
  21. PDF to Cad Converter (Print2Cad 2017)

    My boss just purchased a software program print2cad 2017 pdf to cad converter. Is anyone familiar with the manuel coordinate calibration? No matter what tolerance I use it never get's it exact and...

    Started by delliott‎, 26th May 2016 04:42 pm
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  22. No Spotface Symbol in GDT.SHX

    For those who may not know there is a specific symbol for spotfaces when dimensioning per ASME Y14.5. It is the counterbore symbol with SF inside. There is no such symbol in the gdt.shx font. Does...

    Started by The Wizard‎, 23rd May 2016 03:27 pm
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    24th May 2016 10:06 pm Go to last post
  23. I feel Sorry for myself

    I feel Sorry for myself that I am too late to this Forum and Lee Mac website...:(:(

    Started by CAD USER‎, 16th May 2016 03:37 pm
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    18th May 2016 11:19 am Go to last post
  24. hatch vs lines?

    I've been working with some older cad drawings as of late (90's era) and am noticing that none of them use hatches. The most prevalent is the use of closely spaced lines to create a "fill" effect...

    Started by p0026376‎, 11th May 2016 02:02 pm
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  25. Angry Permadock my Command Window

    So we just got upgraded to version 2016 and with AutoCAD "upgrade" is a dubious term. Anyhow - I have a bit of a quibble, every time 2016 starts up my command window is off floating again. I've...

    Started by Silvercloak‎, 16th May 2016 05:18 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    16th May 2016 06:50 pm Go to last post

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