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  1. Depolying Company Standards

    I will be deploying company CAD standards soon. I think I have everything set and read to go. I would like to get some input if you think anything I am doing may be problematic. Also if you have...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 25th May 2017 02:28 pm
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  2. Autosave

    I'm working in AutoCAD 2017 and inadvertently clicked the "no" to "save changes" rather than "yes". I lost a ton of work. In previous versions, to my recollection, it was a fairly simple procedure to...

    Started by herguth1‎, 15th Mar 2017 07:56 pm
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  3. Flatten a drawing

    hi using autocad 2017, having a drawing with unwanted Z axes. the drawing contains nearly all kinds of objects. tried using Flatten but without success (drawing attached) ay idea?

    Started by samifox‎, 13th Apr 2017 04:43 pm
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    21st Apr 2017 10:20 pm Go to last post
  4. Annotation/dims to print as black?

    Many of the 2D drawings we produce can become 'crowded' with information. This includes a lot of drawing detail lines, shapes etc. and also the required text, dims and leaders to annotate everything....

    Started by aji2015‎, 2nd Mar 2017 10:20 am
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    1st Apr 2017 01:52 am Go to last post
  5. Recover fileformat in AutoCAD 2018

    Can someone conform that recovery of in AutoCAD release 2018 is new DWG 2018 fileformat (or not)? When i did some beta test i think i experienced it once but i'm not sure. Can fileformat of recover...

    Started by halam‎, 21st Mar 2017 09:49 pm
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    24th Mar 2017 05:07 pm Go to last post
  6. logical filename creation

    Hello Chaps, I have an engineering business and we do jobbing work. therfore I have to keep track of many drawings on completely unrelated items from a wide variety of customers. I often cant...

    Started by ntambomvu‎, 14th Mar 2017 07:52 am
    • Replies: 3
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    15th Mar 2017 03:24 am Go to last post
  7. Autodesk maintenance plan going away - only subscription in the future

    Anyone else get the letter from Autodesk telling you the maintenance plan is being phased out with prices for the next 3 years going up through 2019? The implication is that in 2020 you won't be...

    Started by rkent‎, 3rd Mar 2017 11:47 pm
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    13th Mar 2017 02:05 pm Go to last post
  8. AutoCAD slow - could it be caused by network speed?

    Hi everyone I am having an issue with users reporting AutoCAD being slow in one office. Three other offices are fine. The setup is the same for all four offices. The support file search paths,...

    Started by pixel8er‎, 10th Mar 2017 02:02 pm
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  9. Clipboard

    Clipboard stopped working. I copy with a base point but when I go to paste, paste is not highlighted. Did I inadvertently turn something off? I'm using 2017. Thanks, Fixed it, restarted AutoCAD...

    Started by herguth1‎, 10th Mar 2017 09:41 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    11th Mar 2017 08:23 pm Go to last post
  10. 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, 22nd Feb 2017 03:40 pm
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    24th Feb 2017 05:48 pm Go to last post
  11. Can't remove "Defpoints" Layer

    The drawing that I am working on only consist of one machine on "Zero" Layer. I am trying to get the drawing to only have one layer (Layer 0). I was able to remove all the other layers :), but I am...

    Started by Print_Master‎, 22nd Aug 2012 07:49 pm
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    23rd Feb 2017 01:24 pm Go to last post
  12. 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
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    22nd Feb 2017 03:48 pm Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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
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    29th Jan 2017 03:06 am Go to last post
  15. 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
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    6th Jan 2017 04:01 pm Go to last post
  16. 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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  17. 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
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  18. 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
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  19. 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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  20. 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
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    27th Sep 2016 08:39 pm Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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
  25. 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

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