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Forum: AutoCAD Museum

Remember those long ago days of AutoCAD R12? This forum is specially for those of us who hanker after the old days. Huh?

  1. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: What's this forum all about?

    AutoCAD versions now come and go on an annual basis and each one is different. New interface, new application icons, new packaging, new media... The AutoCAD Museum is the place to post all your...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 30th Nov 2006 03:50 pm
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  1. History of Autocad

    Here's an interesting little website documenting the history of the program. http://myfeedback.autodesk.com/history/area51.htm

    Started by Cad64‎, 6th Dec 2006 03:44 pm
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  2. You know your an old draughtsman when...

    I got this email a while ago, Maybe not AutoCAD museum, well I guess it had to start somewhere! All before my time but I'm sure some of you might find it relevant! You know you are an old...

    Started by Goomba‎, 6th May 2010 01:42 am
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    18th Feb 2017 10:41 pm Go to last post
  3. A bit of pre-AutoCAD drafting history

    Among other interests, I reenact the American Civil War. With my hand-drafting experience dating from the early 1980s, and my lifetime fascination for maps, it was a natural evolution to learn how...

    Started by brassworks‎, 12th Jul 2007 09:37 pm
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    23rd Jul 2013 11:36 am Go to last post
  4. AutoCAD Application Icons

    AutoCAD application icon collection AutoCAD 2000 AutoCAD 2004 AutoCAD 2006

    Started by CADTutor‎, 30th Nov 2006 04:09 pm
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  5. AutoCAD User Guides

    Remember the days when we used to get real printed user guides with AutoCAD? The arrival of a new AutoCAD was an event. Usually, a courier van turned up with a number of heavy cardboard boxes. A...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 30th Nov 2006 09:03 pm
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    17th Nov 2009 03:06 am Go to last post
  6. Favorite AutoCAD Version

    What is everybody's favorite year/ edition of AutoCAD. My personal favorite is Auto Architecture 2008. The reason I like this one so much is because it has all the features I like but runs faster...

    Started by CADMASTER1128‎, 20th Jul 2009 02:25 pm
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    24th Dec 2010 01:23 am Go to last post
  7. Cool How about Rel. 9

    Anybody remember Acad Rel. 9, that is when I started!

    Started by delliott‎, 31st Mar 2008 09:30 pm
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    17th Jun 2010 02:52 pm Go to last post
  8. AutoCAD Media

    AutoCAD Media Collection AutoCAD R13 3.5" Floppy AutoCAD R13 CD

    Started by CADTutor‎, 2nd Dec 2006 12:52 pm
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  9. Anyone Still have Autocad R12 Windows?

    Does anyone still have there AutoCAD Release 12 for Windows disks (software)? I would like to install; or shall I say reinstall; Release12 for windows on an old computer, but one of my diskettes is...

    Started by TAZIN‎, 25th Nov 2008 02:37 am
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    1st Jan 2010 04:24 pm Go to last post
  10. AutoCAD History - when did it become windows compatible?

    Maybe a dumb question, but at what release was AutoCAD a "windows" program and not plain DOS?

    Started by chulse‎, 7th Oct 2009 06:42 pm
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    24th Feb 2013 04:22 pm Go to last post
  11. Cool AutoCAD Rel 12...

    Well, I guess this will be the perfect place to post my "dinosaur" version. LOL. I purchased it many many years ago to get me through college. I used it to design, edit, and plot my thesis drawings...

    Started by dave_in_delaware‎, 26th Nov 2007 07:20 pm
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    13th Oct 2008 07:19 pm Go to last post
  12. AutoCAD Drawing Icons

    AutoCAD Drawing Icon Collection Unlike the AutoCAD application icons, the drawing icons are only changed when there is a change in the DWG file format. 2000 version drawings 2004...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 30th Nov 2006 05:06 pm
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    17th Jul 2009 02:13 pm Go to last post
  13. AutoCAD LT 95 installation

    Attempting to right a wrong (long story short - I had lost my wife's AutoCAD disk :oops:) I happened on an AutoCAD LT for windows95 disk on the web (the version she had) and attempted to install it...

    Started by njs500‎, 12th Jan 2009 07:58 pm
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  14. Early CAD Software

    The first CAD software I used was VU-3D. Written by Psion software for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. The software was released in 1982 (shortly before AutoCAD 1.0 was released). Although limited in its...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 16th Aug 2010 11:43 am
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    21st Dec 2013 06:58 am Go to last post
  15. Picture of my work's AutoCAD Collection

    haha, well i rounded up all the software that my company has ever owned relating to AutoCAD. i couldn't find the 2005 box, and the 2007 box is locked up in another room, but i thought you all might...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 4th May 2007 06:48 pm
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    27th Feb 2010 08:41 pm Go to last post
  16. The world would be a better place...

    If GDS had been the universal drafting system of choice. GDS was a very high tech and extremely expensive system that was designed by McDonnell Douglas a few decades ago. It had some users in London,...

    Started by ajpower‎, 2nd Mar 2008 09:12 pm
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    25th Apr 2011 06:12 pm Go to last post
  17. AutoCAD 1.0?

    I've always wondered... Is there anyway to get a hold of AutoCAD version 1.0 and run it on, say, a DOS emulator or something? I think it would be a hoot.

    Started by Blam‎, 16th Dec 2010 09:56 pm
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  18. Maximising Autolisp

    I learnt all my lisp from this one. Hard going at the time, as no-one that I worked with knew any coding at all. If something went pear-shaped, I had to work out what was wrong myself. The only...

    Started by Wozza‎, 15th Mar 2007 05:36 am
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  19. My First CAD Workstation

    As far as I recall, my first CAD "workstation" was a Compaq Deskpro 368/20. Naturally, it was souped up with the optional 387 co-processor but I can't remember how much RAM was installed although I...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 11th Aug 2014 12:18 pm
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  20. Autocad v8 and 9

    I remember using version 8 and 9 back in 1986 or 87. We loaded it on the machine with 5-1/4" disks and the speedy 286 machine with math coprocessor chip that cost more then the entire computer haha.....

    Started by malevy‎, 2nd Apr 2008 05:18 pm
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    25th Jun 2009 02:41 pm Go to last post
  21. Need AutoCAD R12 for Windows

    I would really appreciate if someone can provide me with AutoCAD R12 for windows. I am kinda stranded and need this version to run another software. I will be really grateful if someone can send me...

    Started by Vikram21‎, 6th Nov 2009 03:58 pm
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  22. Set of R12 Manuals

    About 12 years ago an architect freind asked me if I want to buy a set of Autocad Manuals. I was so enthusiastic about learning the programme I offered him £100. In retrospect that was an awful lot...

    Started by grain‎, 22nd Nov 2008 01:28 pm
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  23. Corrupted R12 Personalization Disk.

    Hello! (First post - here goes...) I am a legal r12 user. Have S/N, books, install disks, could probably come up with the cancelled check from purchasing circa 1996. The computer crashed, no...

    Started by Davor‎, 4th Jan 2012 11:54 pm
    installation, installation error, personalization disk, r12
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    19th Nov 2013 05:31 am Go to last post
  24. Cool CADTutor.net - Circa Feb 2001

    Out of curiosity, I searched Archive.org for CADTutor.net and here's what I found. :wink: http://web.archive.org/web/20010219152808/http://www.cadtutor.net/

    Started by tzframpton‎, 24th May 2011 09:08 pm
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  25. Viewports

    When did it first implement Viewports? There's a beer in your fridge or at the store for the first person to respond correctly.

    Started by qball‎, 6th Jul 2011 10:31 pm
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    7th Jul 2011 01:15 pm Go to last post

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