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  1. What is the CLOUD SERVICES in Autocad??? 2015

    Is anyone can explain me what are the benefits and how it works? I want to use it but still dont know its function. Thanks

    Started by acadesign09‎, 4th Feb 2016 08:09 am
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    6th Feb 2016 06:24 am Go to last post
  2. issue with 'timeoutall'

    Hello, I am having issues with the timeoutall function in my opt file. Does anyone know if the location of the setting within the opt file has an effect? I am ending up with users exceeding...

    Started by sandiegophil‎, 21st Jan 2016 10:01 pm
    flex, license, timeoutall
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd Jan 2016 05:49 pm Go to last post
  3. Command Problems.

    Hi, My apologies if the solution is so simple that I should be spanked. When pressing a command letter such as E for erase, C for copy, etc., the response is either none or slow and I get...

    Started by ArcDesignLab‎, 19th Jan 2016 03:48 pm
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    19th Jan 2016 04:31 pm Go to last post
  4. Have to open options and apply for every dwg in order for palettes to work

    says it all really. I have read/write on network folder. I build all palettes then other network machines read my palettes typical share palettes job. they all have read only to the folder. for...

    Started by JADT‎, 18th Jan 2016 12:07 pm
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  5. Keeping Company Tool Palettes Up-to-date

    Hello, So I am new to creating tool palettes and I am currently in the process of creating tool palettes that will be used by all of our employees. My question is, what is the best way to be sure...

    Started by PaulS00‎, 15th Jan 2016 06:20 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Jan 2016 06:26 pm Go to last post
  6. Question BSI or ISO standard text heights for an A1 border

    I've working on an A1 border that matches our ANSI D border. We use the following text heights: 1/16" 3/32" --- Our standard text height for most work 1/8" 5/32" 1/4" Does anyone know...

    Started by WPerciful‎, 23rd Dec 2015 05:48 am
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    3rd Jan 2016 12:17 am Go to last post
  7. Making script to change layers

    Hi all I'm trying to create a script to change layer A to layer B and match layer B's properties What command should i use in the script? thanks :edit i think i have to use the...

    Started by Ibanezboy21‎, 22nd Dec 2015 05:36 am
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd Dec 2015 12:38 pm Go to last post
  8. Layer Translation Mappings

    I'm working on the translation of a large number of Layers, from existing to new ones, according to exactly defined pattern. And all this for 1,000 drawings. Using command Layer Translator...

    Started by Nenad Mutavdzic‎, 2nd Dec 2015 11:45 am
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    layer manger
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    14th Dec 2015 12:09 pm Go to last post
  9. Integration of different software

    Hi all, I am wondering how different organisations or people handle the integration of several software packages. The only major project I worked on which was designed in 3D (BIM) used several...

    Started by dkeran‎, 9th Dec 2015 12:51 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    9th Dec 2015 03:31 pm Go to last post
  10. Drawing standards? What are those?

    Long time members of this forum have read my many criticisms regarding drawings I've received from outside contractors and vendors. I thought I'd share an example of one that was sent to me by the...

    Started by ReMark‎, 3rd Dec 2015 05:00 pm
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    • Replies: 13
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    8th Dec 2015 01:43 am Go to last post
  11. Batch file version

    I am setting up a review process of drawing submissions from a client. There will be up to 100 submissions with anything from 10 to 100 drawings per submission. My main aim is to check the file...

    Started by dkeran‎, 24th Nov 2015 10:15 am
    • Replies: 6
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    30th Nov 2015 03:33 pm Go to last post
  12. Disadvantage of sheetsets

    I am interested in hearing disadvantages and problems firms have used when moving to sheet-sets. There is a push internally to try to move to these (from the current system of using paperspace...

    Started by Organic‎, 30th Nov 2014 01:02 am
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    • Replies: 18
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    19th Nov 2015 05:48 pm Go to last post
  13. Network License Issue

    We are running Autodesk Building Suite. Both AutoCAD and Revit have the same serial numbers. When I start AutoCAD 2016, it hangs during the processing of checking for Network License. If I...

    Started by profcad‎, 23rd Sep 2015 09:25 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    18th Nov 2015 08:19 am Go to last post
  14. What are the best ways to name CAD files?

    Im interning for a medium sized company and I was tasked with creating a new file structure and naming system for our engineering files. I was wondering what are the best ways to name CAD files so...

    Started by cadintern7896‎, 9th Jun 2015 10:24 pm
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    help me, help wanted, help with assignment, naming, solidworks
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    5th Nov 2015 06:47 pm Go to last post
  15. 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: 7
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    5th Nov 2015 05:29 pm Go to last post
  16. Drawing Filing System

    Hi, My boss has asked me to look out a filing system where all our employees can save and store revised files that only employees can access, with a search engine that we can find anything we are...

    Started by texaspete88‎, 7th Oct 2015 10:16 pm
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    5th Nov 2015 04:44 pm Go to last post
  17. Where are plot files

    I went to look for where my plot files are so I can add some some more hatch files & the path shown does not exist. Is it somehow hidden? In tools-options-files I see the path;...

    Started by himoonz‎, 3rd Nov 2015 05:55 am
    • Replies: 2
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    3rd Nov 2015 11:48 am Go to last post
  18. Startup Autocad with two setup options

    I've got users that work for two different departments. One using 1 unit = 1' and the other using 1 unit = 1". So, I'd like to load a different set of Lisps at startup depending on who they are...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 29th Sep 2015 12:02 am
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    30th Sep 2015 04:36 pm Go to last post
  19. Hatch Tool Pallette not working

    We have 4 drafters using AutoCAD LT 2016, 1 using AutoCAD Mechanical 2016, and 1 using AutoCAD Mechanical 2012. I have created a Hatch tool palette from our 'source' drawing (we have several tool...

    Started by Heather_H‎, 21st Jul 2015 04:07 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    24th Sep 2015 06:44 pm Go to last post
  20. Batch copy support files from network to local pc

    Hi all Currently my setup is to have all the AutoCAD support files stored on the network. This has been causing some lag due to a slow network. So what I want to do is have a batch file run on...

    Started by pixel8er‎, 7th Aug 2015 03:52 pm
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    • Replies: 16
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    10th Aug 2015 02:03 pm Go to last post
  21. Network affecting AutoCAD

    Hi all I've got an issue at work with general AutoCAD slowness for users. I'm working through trying to resolve it. One of the things I'm wondering about is our network. Our IT folk have...

    Started by pixel8er‎, 28th Jun 2015 12:31 pm
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    5th Aug 2015 06:45 am Go to last post
  22. Tool Pallet Update

    First, thanks in advance for any teaching or help. Background, small company that does civil, engineering and arch. Lately we have developed a large number of blocks in a effort to become more...

    Started by Tahano54‎, 3rd Jul 2015 03:42 pm
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    5th Aug 2015 02:00 am Go to last post
  23. Tool Palettes help

    i am setting up are company for 2015 and have a issue :( on computer A tool palettes look and act correctly i left the ootb path and added a new custom path for the location of are tool...

    Started by jernst2‎, 1st Jul 2015 06:44 pm
    tool palette
    • Replies: 2
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    2nd Jul 2015 02:06 pm Go to last post
  24. New line type and font

    Good morning... I'm creating a set of new utility line types for our surveying department. Water lines, sewer, and so forth. They will all have a "W" or "SS" in them, depicting the type of line. I...

    Started by CADMAN57‎, 22nd Jun 2015 12:09 pm
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    1st Jul 2015 02:32 pm Go to last post
  25. Read only dwg

    What's the simplest way to provide a read only dwg with layer fuctionality etc etc (e.g not pdf or similar) to a client? Preferably viewable with a Web based free viewer. Thanks

    Started by B4TDAN‎, 16th Jun 2015 06:58 pm
    online viewer, read only dwg, read only dwg files
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Jun 2015 08:39 am Go to last post

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