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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. Is there a way to make AutoCAD 2015 start up and open like AutoCAD 2013

    When you open AutoCAD 2013 it goes directly to the drawing editor. When you open AutoCAD 2015 it goes to a menu screen that has "Getting Started", "Recent Drawings" , "Connect" , etc. Is...

    Started by muck‎, 4th Jan 2016 10:28 pm
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    5th Jan 2016 04:29 am Go to last post
  2. Screen Recording Software

    Not really too related to CAD but some may have some input for this question: Does anyone know of any GOOD screen recording software that happens to also be free? (I know those two don't usually...

    Started by Nobull84‎, 7th Apr 2014 05:36 pm
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    recording, software
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    3rd Jan 2016 03:50 am Go to last post
  3. Need help with how to make a rim

    Hi everyone I'm starting to draw in autocad, and i've been trying to make a rim, but i have a problem i don't know how to make the width of the rim, first i did an arc of 3 points from the first...

    Started by ortizwk‎, 1st Jan 2016 07:03 pm
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    3rd Jan 2016 12:34 am Go to last post
  4. Windows 10 upgrade questions

    We have AutoCAD 2009, 2011LT and 2013LT. If we upgrade to Windows 10 OS will there be any issues with AutoCAD? I understand that AutoDesk does not offer support of any of these currently due to...

    Started by Honda Matt‎, 29th Dec 2015 06:27 pm
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    31st Dec 2015 04:36 pm Go to last post
  5. Hatch Patterns

    Hi Guys A Happy New Year to you all. I have just upgraded to 2015 over the holidays from 2012, yes I didn't do it ages ago cos I figured everything was working fine so why change. To be honest I...

    Started by DODGE‎, 30th Dec 2015 06:07 am
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  6. MOCORO (Move, copy, rotate) with reference angle?

    Just want to know if it's possible to apply a reference angle within the MOCORO rotate command, perhaps with a LISP? Or maybe there's a simple existing way that I'm not familiar with? This is a...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 21st Oct 2015 02:00 pm
    mocoro, move copy rotate, reference angle
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    30th Dec 2015 11:05 pm Go to last post
  7. Autocad 2004 File Opened in 2015 shows no text

    Hello, I apologize if this post is in the wrong thread. If so please let me know for future reference. Now in regard to my issue. I am attempting to open an Autocad filed of an...

    Started by Jaidan‎, 30th Dec 2015 02:57 pm
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    30th Dec 2015 03:19 pm Go to last post
  8. Inserting a gap in a line with a single clic

    Hello! Firstly best regards from Spain! I'm sorry if this question doesn't belong to this forum, please move it to the correct one in that case. I usually work with drawings that are used to...

    Started by Cold_Fire‎, 25th Dec 2015 10:20 pm
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  9. Question converting Northing/Easting to Latitude/Longitude

    Hey guys, I currently am using a Carlson SurvCE data collector and have collected a series of points (Northing/Easting) and (Latitude/Longitude). When I import the points and create a table to...

    Started by 61metsj373‎, 29th Dec 2015 08:37 pm
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  10. Freeze XRefs in Paper Space

    Hello, I have been searching in the threads to see if I could find what I need but haven't. (Just in case: I found a really nice LISP that helps to turn off XRef layers in Vport (see code below in...

    Started by Dj_T_Rex2002‎, 22nd Dec 2015 11:52 pm
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  11. adding lengths of multiple lines for cut list

    Gday all. I am currently designing formwork for a concrete company, where i have lengths of varying length and witdh a ply wood all over the drawing that i have to add up a cutting list for the...

    Started by mvrcad‎, 4th May 2010 12:31 am
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    23rd Dec 2015 03:59 am Go to last post
  12. How can I play with Google Earth?

    Peeking around, I think I came to the right place for this question: tis' my first post, so "work with me": What I want to do is import high resolution images (50 to 100 scale in google earth or...

    Started by Just A CAD Guy‎, 31st May 2007 03:04 am
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  13. Profiles

    Hi. I've imported my user profile file, click on set current. Till here everything went normal. When i've started autocad for the next time, all configurations were reseted!! Waht is wrong?...

    Started by Casusa‎, 22nd Oct 2015 05:01 pm
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  14. Exclamation Error

    I wonder if somebody Knows what is this error means....:( Im using autocad 2016 and this happens while rendering with accurender

    Started by ntp327‎, 16th Dec 2015 12:56 am
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  15. Need help with an assignement.

    Hello, I am new to autocad and I need to finish an assignement for school but I don't even know where to start. If someone can do this for me and finds it easy I would really appreciate the help....

    Started by Newguy‎, 16th Dec 2015 04:27 am
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  16. F2 dialogue box (Autocad text window)

    My text window on autocad 2016 keeps going behind the autocad display. I need to minimize autocad to see my text window results. For example, the result after a "list" command. What is the toggle to...

    Started by bleeargh‎, 21st Jul 2015 06:43 pm
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  17. Upload to the forum from a flash drive

    Is it possible to upload a picture or an image (done in Autocad) to the forum that is not in .jpg format. Is there a way to use copy/pase or some other way?

    Started by welldriller‎, 1st Dec 2015 09:05 pm
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    14th Dec 2015 07:46 pm Go to last post
  18. quick calculator

    Help!! I can not view/used the quick calculator of my Cad in Properties Dialog box. It is always hanging. Any idea how to fix this problem??

    Started by notview‎, 12th Jul 2013 10:10 pm
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  19. drawing a pipe bend

    Hi guys, For the first time ever I had to draw a pipe bend (industrial drafting), but I was having major problems because I couldnt figure it out because the bottom portion appears to be curved and...

    Started by Razorcad‎, 11th Dec 2015 01:40 am
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  20. Unhappy AuatoCAD360 doesn't support clipped xrefs?

    I created a drawing containing a clipped xrefs on PC. : base drawing + xrefs(xclip and bind) Then uploaded to AutoCAD360. When I open this drawing(mobile), the clipping is ignored and full xrefs...

    Started by argentatus‎, 10th Dec 2015 03:50 am
    autocad360, xclip, xrefx
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Dec 2015 12:48 pm Go to last post
  21. Survey Data Point Collection in AutoCAD

    I just have normal autocad 2016, nothing fancy like civil 3d. I was wondering, is there a way i can bring in a survey point data file (.txt or .asc) into Autocad. Maybe by something in program by...

    Started by therabidwookiee‎, 10th Dec 2015 05:23 pm
    autocad, survey, survey data
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    11th Dec 2015 12:54 am Go to last post
  22. CAD/CAM automation

    Does anyone work with a full CAD/CAM system, and I mean full we are looking at further automating our production which will include automatic storage and picking of materials Beam/panel saw, CNC, etc...

    Started by steven-g‎, 30th Sep 2014 12:01 pm
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    8th Dec 2015 01:38 pm Go to last post
  23. Attribute w/ Background Mask

    Anybody know how to add a background mask to an attribute tag in a block? I just can't figure it out :(

    Started by Pineapple‎, 13th Jun 2008 04:12 pm
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  24. Insert block that have xref attached

    I have a main drawing that have an xrefs attached, I have three other drawings with the same xrefs. How do I insert the blocks without detaching the xrefs? EXAMPLE Main.dwg (blocks:...

    Started by antoniusxylem‎, 7th Dec 2015 05:54 pm
    xref block import
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    7th Dec 2015 06:43 pm Go to last post
  25. Looking to Purchase AutoCAD 2015 Electrical Schematic Symbol Blocks

    I am currently looking to purchase a large amount of Electrical Schematic blocks to use during schematic design. I have tried to find free online schematic library's but nothing I have found suits my...

    Started by TH13‎, 26th Nov 2015 09:31 pm
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    30th Nov 2015 10:28 pm Go to last post

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