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Discussion of CAD Management, network issues, drawing standards, layer naming, backup strategies, training concepts…

  1. So how are you guys coming along with BIM ?

    So I thought I'd do a small write up on how CAD is progressing in the UK. Over the past number of years (about 5 years), there has been a big drive to get UK CAD production on to an international...

    Started by aji2015‎, Yesterday 03:40 pm
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    Yesterday 07:10 pm Go to last post
  2. Drawing check / Approval process

    I'm currently in the process of establishing standards in my cad team of 15 persons which frankly were non existent until I took the managers role. I have been through the general drawing standards...

    Started by Digger9‎, 15th Apr 2016 01:27 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 03:48 pm Go to last post
  3. Wink server access time

    Hello, I am in the process of testing a new cad file serverand I am wondering if there is a pre-configured test available. I am currently replicating projects, remapping data shortcuts and xrefs...

    Started by sandiegophil‎, 15th Aug 2016 09:01 pm
    access time, file test, latency, network, network files
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Feb 2017 04:29 pm Go to last post
  4. PC3 Files

    We have a plotter in our office that everyone uses. However, this plotter was installed differently on all of our computers. I am attempting to change the names of the paper sizes, but since it is...

    Started by mwade93‎, 8th Nov 2016 05:10 pm
    autocad 2017, pc3, plotter
    • Replies: 2
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    29th Jan 2017 03:06 am Go to last post
  5. Layer Colors For Piping Systems

    I'm setting up a standard for coloring mechanical/HVAC pipe systems in Revit but am not having any luck in finding any sort of guideline. Yeah sure, I can go ahead and pick a bunch of colors to...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 6th Jan 2017 02:44 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    6th Jan 2017 04:01 pm Go to last post
  6. Project Management inside AutoCAD

    Is there some kind of feature or addon that i can set various tasks, and todos and workflows inside autocad? Like have a list 1. Import Points 2. Attach Block 3. Draw Grid 4. Do something else...

    Started by therock005‎, 3rd Jan 2017 04:26 pm
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    5th Jan 2017 03:55 pm Go to last post
  7. Catalog of a pdf drawings

    Hi i wasn't sure where i should post this discussion but anyway i hope its on the right place and users can get some knowledge out of it. i had scanned drawings i made over the years as a...

    Started by samifox‎, 27th Dec 2016 06:50 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    29th Dec 2016 01:58 pm Go to last post
  8. AutoCAD 2017 Custom A360 Sync?

    Is anybody using AutoCAD 2017 Custom A360 Sync? How is it working for you? Any pros/cons to consider? I currently use the un-official rkmcswain migrate-custom-settings starter pack that he taught...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 15th Dec 2016 07:40 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Dec 2016 12:19 am Go to last post
  9. Best free software for file viewing

    Hi there, What would you recommend as the best free software program to download and view files such as .dxf, .ifc, .stp/iges, .rvt, .nwf etc? Cheers.

    Started by Ammo‎, 13th Apr 2016 08:01 am
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    31st Oct 2016 12:37 pm Go to last post
  10. Question How do I grab items from one drawing but NOT all the styles?

    I want to copy/paste some items from one job into another job. I have reverted everything to layer 0 and there is no text at all in the items I am copying. When I bring it into the other drawing,...

    Started by envisionman‎, 9th Aug 2016 02:27 am
    copy, paste, purge, styles
    • Replies: 8
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    27th Sep 2016 08:39 pm Go to last post
  11. Creating Standard for Company

    Hello everyone first time poster here. Have a couple of questions that when searched I have not really found anything. So I have been hired at a smaller company that is growing pretty fast and...

    Started by shood87‎, 4th May 2016 02:33 pm
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    6th Aug 2016 11:47 am Go to last post
  12. Updates for Product Design Suite Ultimate 2017

    I have Product Design Suite Ultimate 2017 installed but only the AutoCad Mechanical portion. ( No Inventor or anything else) I was wondering if regular AutoCad 2017 Mechanical service packs are valid...

    Started by tmalinski‎, 5th Aug 2016 12:59 pm
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    5th Aug 2016 12:59 pm Go to last post
  13. Embarrassed AutoCAD 2016 Xref bloat

    Hi guys, I don't know if this has been posted before. Forgive me if I'm repeating something. For the past couple years particularly since I've started working with companies who...

    Started by Silvercloak‎, 6th Jul 2016 02:58 am
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    8th Jul 2016 03:30 pm Go to last post
  14. physical drawing storage

    so i have been at my company for about 7 years now and i'm the only full time draftsmen. so i'm responsible for everything including archiving all our old drawings. i have finally gotten to the...

    Started by stephen80‎, 21st Jun 2016 12:55 pm
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    21st Jun 2016 02:11 pm Go to last post
  15. Watch Out for Nasty Virus on Networks

    Hello, I am not sure if this is the right forum to put this in so if not please move it to where it needs to be. I just wanted to share a quick warning to anyone who may manage a network of CAD...

    Started by drewbranson10‎, 15th Feb 2016 09:38 pm
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    12th Jun 2016 08:20 pm Go to last post
  16. Laughing Shearing/not shearing data among templates

    Hi I want to compose temple array, for example: house.dwt floor.dwt coulmns.dwt all three templates should have the same basic blocks and styles while each dwt have also some addition...

    Started by samifox‎, 18th May 2016 04:30 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    18th May 2016 11:21 pm Go to last post
  17. Drawing revisions

    i have a problem i cant think of a solution. for drawing revisions i used to save as and rename the file to xxxxxxxx_REV1.dwg however with xrefs and sheet set manager this is not practical. ...

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 10th May 2016 11:21 am
    • Replies: 4
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    10th May 2016 02:18 pm Go to last post
  18. Template is changing after editing SFSP

    Hi all I have got my AutoCAD starting from a template loading from a desktop shortcut with a /p switch. That's all fine. But if I make a change to the Support File Search Paths - the next time...

    Started by pixel8er‎, 26th Apr 2016 08:17 am
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    1st May 2016 12:26 am Go to last post
  19. Question Using A360 for team members in long distance locations

    Hello AutoCAD and CAD manager world. I need some assistance and hopefully some real-world experience guys can help. As an avid Revit user, the recent cloud-based subscription known as...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 28th Apr 2016 02:43 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    29th Apr 2016 06:42 pm Go to last post
  20. Notification balloons wont stay off

    I have changed TRAYNOTIFY to 0 several times, however, when I restart AutoCAD it resets to 1. The info center for balloon notifications in options menu is blocked. What is the registry settings to...

    Started by Spiderguy‎, 22nd Apr 2016 09:33 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Apr 2016 08:03 pm Go to last post
  21. Creating a drawing register in Excel using automation and AutoCAD title block

    This seems to be a very widely asked question with many people wanting different solutions. After several days of searching I find myself asking the question here. I work for a small electrical...

    Started by grahamd_41‎, 27th Nov 2014 03:31 pm
    document control, excel, transmittal
    • Replies: 9
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    19th Apr 2016 03:43 pm Go to last post
  22. Poll Poll: CTB. vs STB. plot styles

    Hello Everyone, I just wanted to get a general input from our AutoCad community on your preference and why for CTB plot styles and STB plot styles. In short, I am in the Architectural field and...

    Started by Cadfused‎, 25th Mar 2008 04:27 pm
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    17th Apr 2016 07:49 pm Go to last post
  23. Organizing a project

    I'll start off by admitting that this is probably answered somewhere, but is hard to find. Maybe I'm not using the right words to find it. I don't post questions but this is baffling me. Anyways,...

    Started by davekb‎, 1st Apr 2016 04:32 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    5th Apr 2016 04:51 pm Go to last post
  24. CAD Standards for Electric Utilities

    I am looking for CAD Standards applicable to the electric utility industry. I have wrote a CAD Standard for our company that we are currently using, but it is going to expand quite a bit and I am...

    Started by Scoobydoo‎, 28th Mar 2016 10:18 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    31st Mar 2016 12:03 am Go to last post
  25. File Path in Options for Multiple Users

    Is there a way that I can easily set the file paths in OPTIONS (for multiple users) so when we upgrade to a new version of AutoCAD, I can easily establish the network paths for our tool palettes,...

    Started by Scoobydoo‎, 28th Mar 2016 11:34 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Mar 2016 02:49 am Go to last post

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