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Forum: Autodesk Software General

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  1. What is Vanilla AutoCAD?

    Can someone tell me what Vanilla AutoCAD is? I've noticed it coming up in posts but have no idea what it is.

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 27th Mar 2012 12:28 pm
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  2. AutoCAD Dstv

    HI , what is DGN files. What is the full form of DSTV Let me know a DGN can convert to DSTV file . There is any additional software needed for creating DSTV, besides autocad 2007 OR Please...

    Started by krishnakumar‎, 15th Sep 2009 08:15 am
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    20th Jun 2015 12:22 pm Go to last post
  3. Any AutoCAD OEM users out there?

    Hey guys, I'm very new here, but you have been a great resource to me already. I'm curious if there are any OEM users out there. I'm using a CADCAM software built on AutoCAD, but since it is an...

    Started by ArtimusMill‎, 18th Jun 2015 02:34 pm
    autocad oem, oem
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Jun 2015 04:20 am Go to last post
  4. AEC Objects research

    Im using vanilla autoad 2010. As most of us, we get drawings from external consultant of other disciplines. Since they might use vertical product and we use vanilla autocad, AEC are not quiet...

    Started by samifox‎, 1st Jun 2015 07:52 pm
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  5. Autocad Architecture compatability

    If I do a drawing in AutoCAD Architecture 2014 will it open and have editing capabilities in AutoCAD 2012? I don't have A.A. 2014 yet but I have AutoCAD Map 2012 at work and I need to do the work at...

    Started by jimmyjames‎, 20th May 2015 08:02 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    22nd May 2015 02:34 am Go to last post
  6. FROM Autocad Arch. 2008 to A.A. 2014

    Does anyone have experience with both versions. I have the 2008 version and I'm gonna upgrade to the A.A. 2014 version. Just wanted a little heads up on some major changes. One thing I especially is...

    Started by jimmyjames‎, 20th May 2015 10:05 pm
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  7. DXF Windows Preview

    Hi Guys, Hope you're all well! Not sure where this should go looking at the board, and this seemed the most appropriate of places. Just a quickie... In a Windows Explorer window it is possible...

    Started by Nayfb‎, 23rd Apr 2015 03:05 pm
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  8. Question Find Viewport Scale in DWG TrueView?

    Finding the Paperspace Viewport Scale in DWG TrueView: any way to obtain this info? Hit up Google with no real good leads. Thanks in advance! -TZ

    Started by tzframpton‎, 1st Apr 2015 04:52 pm
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    1st Apr 2015 09:06 pm Go to last post
  9. Smile AUTODESK FABRICATION CAD MEP - CONVERTING 3D to 2D

    Hi everyone this is my first time using this service & i have an Autodesk Fabrication CAD MEP question if i may. when coverting my drawings from 3d to 2d using create 2d command obviously it does...

    Started by notlob‎, 25th Mar 2015 05:30 am
    • Replies: 9
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    26th Mar 2015 05:31 am Go to last post
  10. Raster Design Question

    Hi everyone. I downloaded the student version of Autocad as I want to draw some basic brackets. I also downloaded the raster addition. I have imported a jpeg image and using the Raster Entity...

    Started by justwayne‎, 8th Mar 2015 01:38 am
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    24th Mar 2015 08:52 pm Go to last post
  11. Unhappy CFD Simmulation

    Hello guys, I am new to this software and have been trying to perform a simulation but i still cant get it right. What i am trying to simulate is a thermo storage unit. the part im trying to do...

    Started by fabypaw12‎, 10th Mar 2015 07:19 am
    • Replies: 1
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    12th Mar 2015 02:36 am Go to last post
  12. Command shortcuts became a list

    Hello, Something change few days ago and I don"t understand why... Here my problem : Usually, i could use "L" for Line, "M" for move but now, when i type "L" a list appears suggesting the...

    Started by Ildan‎, 4th Mar 2015 03:21 pm
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    5th Mar 2015 01:57 am Go to last post
  13. AutoCAD architecture, Stair

    Hello every body, The stair should be as a shown below, I can not do the 3D model, I'm using autoCAD architecture, I believe that the circuled section is the one that generates the issue,(please...

    Started by dedalus84‎, 17th Feb 2015 05:04 pm
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  14. Downloading Building Design Suites

    We currently bought Building Design Suite from a re-seller and currently waiting on the product key for activation. We are trying to go ahead and download the suite. I have tried to go through...

    Started by krdckrs1‎, 5th Feb 2015 08:00 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Feb 2015 09:38 pm Go to last post
  15. Little help with Advance Steel

    Hi guys, My first time using Advance Steel, and 3D for that matter. I'm having a little trouble with adding column and roof bracing in the first bay of the attached drawing. I'm really hoping...

    Started by BurningBetty‎, 2nd Feb 2015 08:01 am
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    2nd Feb 2015 08:01 am Go to last post
  16. AutoDesk Advance Steel Section?

    Hi fellow CAD users, We recently migrated towards a new AutoDesk Software, Advance Steel! It's really a great software but help isn't easily available on internet... I like browsing CadTutor...

    Started by Guiboard‎, 16th Dec 2014 06:08 pm
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    31st Jan 2015 07:28 pm Go to last post
  17. installing suite

    Currently running AutoCAD 2014 and we are in the process of upgrading to Building Design Suite 2015. Do i need to do a clean and complete uninstall of my current version of AutoCAD before i install...

    Started by krdckrs1‎, 27th Jan 2015 10:25 pm
    install, installing, upgrade
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    27th Jan 2015 11:14 pm Go to last post
  18. ShipConstructor

    Hi, my company is currently looking into purchasing ShipConstructor, I am wondering whether anybody on here has any experience with it? if so what are the good and bad points of this software?...

    Started by Sid0201‎, 17th Dec 2014 09:13 am
    cad, shipconstructor
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  19. Autocad true view

    my coworker only has this on his workstation. I have never used true view (only autocad fullblown versions) but he was having an issue and i sat down to help but i couldn't even see my typing on the...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 20th Nov 2014 11:55 pm
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    22nd Nov 2014 02:40 pm Go to last post
  20. What do I do with a .HMR file???

    I am working with a client that is using Microstations, and they have given me a drawing that contains a .HMR image file. I dont know how to use it on an ACAD drawing because Raster does not...

    Started by AQucsaiJr‎, 24th Jun 2009 10:01 pm
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    8th Oct 2014 06:53 pm Go to last post
  21. AutoDesk Vault Opinions

    A few months ago we had AutoDesk's people come in and they gave a very impressive demo of their new "Vault" software. We're starting to give this a really hard look and since the investment will be...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 10th Jun 2014 08:30 pm
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    21st Aug 2014 09:44 pm Go to last post
  22. Opening a dwg in an older version of Autocad

    I am often given dwg's in lieu of an actual drawing in order to find dimensions for a structure. I have to send them to friend who has a newer version of straight Autocad, because I only have...

    Started by flyin blonde‎, 30th Sep 2013 10:24 pm
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  23. How much space does the Building Design Suite extraction need?

    I just downloaded the Building Design Suite Premium 32/64 for Windows. This consists of three files. I attempted to extract this to a 64 GB USB stick, but was there was not enough space - how much...

    Started by Siberian‎, 20th Jun 2014 10:37 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    6th Aug 2014 01:25 pm Go to last post
  24. Windows 7 or 8?

    I am about to buy a new PC that I plan to use for several years. I will be using 2014 versions of AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, and 3DS Max. Should I bite the bullet and make the transition to...

    Started by lrm‎, 14th Jun 2014 02:45 pm
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    7th Jul 2014 07:50 am Go to last post
  25. Autodesk Labs - Project Cassidy

    Let’s face it – working with composite materials is hard that's why Autodesk Labs has released project Cassidy, a free technology preview that allows users to simulate bending loads on 3D models of...

    Started by dougkenik‎, 14th May 2014 11:55 pm
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    15th May 2014 04:39 am Go to last post

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