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  1. Network and Plotting Woes

    Hello, So we've been having plotting issues where when you go to plot a drawing, it takes forever for the dialogue box to pop up, to do a plot preview, or just sit there and think after we've...

    Started by PaulS00‎, Today 12:24 am
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  2. history of an autocad file

    hi guyzz... am working in a designing firm with AutoCad 2014 ... 25 men working at same time mostly using xrefs ..... so ..my question is .... is there any chance to know what happened...

    Started by Rashis‎, 4th Mar 2015 07:36 am
    work history
    • Replies: 4
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    4th Mar 2015 05:02 pm Go to last post
  3. CAD standards USA national cad standards

    Hi, any have AIA new version and full like v6 or 5 in pdf or other formats ? or any help link .

    Started by issammm‎, 24th Sep 2014 04:28 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    24th Feb 2015 09:56 am Go to last post
  4. Slow selections, sometimes

    I work on plans that are provided by our client. They are for low voltage electrical designs, illustrating locations of data and telecom drops, along with security cameras, etc. The client's...

    Started by SteveD‎, 4th Feb 2015 09:45 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    24th Feb 2015 09:47 am Go to last post
  5. Changing Positions

    I'm moving into the world of P&ID within the same company. I've done some drafting for that team before but it's pretty much a new aspect for me. Unfortunately, that team has been doing it's own...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 3rd Feb 2015 07:59 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 299
    22nd Feb 2015 12:49 pm Go to last post
  6. AutoCAD Files

    Hi; In my computer (Win7 Ultimate 64 Bit) several versions of AutoCAD & Civil 3D was installed. whenever i double click on a DWG file it opens with last version of these programs which last time was...

    Started by m_sherif005‎, 19th Feb 2015 08:11 am
    • Replies: 8
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    21st Feb 2015 07:46 pm Go to last post
  7. Read Only Issue...

    Hi Guys, Its a “ Read Only Issue”… Whenever one work system opens a drawing all its Xrefs becomes Read only ( only for that single work system its happening)… When I personally open the drawing...

    Started by MOORADAN‎, 29th Jan 2015 02:13 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 368
    30th Jan 2015 01:14 pm Go to last post
  8. HELP: Transfer autocad settings from office PC to home PC.

    My office PC which i work on has all my customization eg, Toolbar scripts,Tool pallet scripts, system variable, command variable etc..... Can i just copy the whole "support" folder (as indicated...

    Started by vernonlee‎, 15th Jan 2015 06:14 am
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Jan 2015 01:34 am Go to last post
  9. CAD for Ventilation

    Good afternoon I am currently working at a sheet metal fabrication company and we manufacture our own rectangular ductwork and exhaust hoods. I have been looking at ways of speeding up the...

    Started by Manos84‎, 19th Jan 2015 05:39 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 381
    19th Jan 2015 11:39 pm Go to last post
  10. Question Borrowed licence not working (AutoCAD 2015)

    I work in IT support at a large college, since upgrading to AutoCAD 2015 we have been having a problem with borrowed licences not working. Everything worked fine under AutoCAD 2013. A standard...

    Started by Chickenhawk72‎, 14th Jan 2015 12:33 pm
    2015, autocad, borrow, licence
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Jan 2015 10:14 am Go to last post
  11. Title Blocks/Attributes

    I am new to AutoCAD attributes. What I'm doing is replacing the title blocks in several drawings with a new title block that contains attributes. The new title block has a completely new form to it...

    Started by Beeftimer‎, 5th Jan 2015 02:55 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Jan 2015 05:28 pm Go to last post
  12. I develop Avionics AutoCAD Drafting Standards - need help

    My boss asked me to develop the Avionics Drafting Standards from scratch. I found some electrical drafting standards, but I didn't succeed to find the standards documents related to aerospace. I...

    Started by Velana‎, 21st Nov 2014 03:59 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    5th Jan 2015 10:46 pm Go to last post
  13. PGP file command aliases custom

    My company is switching to a 'miniframe' system for our network such as this: http://www.miniframe.com/KB/OnlineHelp/hardware_requirements.html Basically there is one main computer handing the...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 31st Dec 2014 05:12 pm
    alias, command, network, pgp
    • Replies: 5
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    31st Dec 2014 05:50 pm Go to last post
  14. AutoCAD AutoCAD will not create file for imported palettes

    Hey everyone, I'm new here, at least as a poster. I've found tons of great info here on the forum, but not one that that quite deals with my issue. I'm the newly-elected CAD Customization...

    Started by ergeebee‎, 13th Nov 2014 08:01 pm
    network, tool palette, tool palettes
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Dec 2014 06:36 pm Go to last post
  15. Grr...Palette sharing.

    I use palettes with some funky tools on. My colleagues have seen said palettes and tools and want in! My palettes are located on the network - admin have given me read/write permissions to this...

    Started by JADT‎, 18th Sep 2014 05:32 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Dec 2014 06:20 pm Go to last post
  16. 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: 5
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    3rd Dec 2014 02:52 am Go to last post
  17. Desadvantage 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: 10
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    2nd Dec 2014 08:40 pm Go to last post
  18. Document Management Software Recomendations

    My company has been looking at a document control solution for a while now and we have narrowed it down to Synergis Adept, M-Files, and Bently Projectwise. I am wondering if any of you use these...

    Started by -KarL-‎, 21st Nov 2014 12:05 am
    • Replies: 0
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    21st Nov 2014 12:05 am Go to last post
  19. Drawing Monitoring

    Hello All, I am trying to find a way to monitor when and what a specific user's impact was on a drawing for roughly a two week period. Anyone know how? The office is on a network, so the user would...

    Started by Shebadiah‎, 17th Nov 2014 10:19 pm
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    1 2
    user monitoring
    • Replies: 13
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    18th Nov 2014 06:19 pm Go to last post
  20. Form/document for plan inclusion

    I am helping in the development of an info sheet that will be included in drawing sets. Think of it as a full page in whatever size the set is being prepared in (though there's enough content that it...

    Started by keithwins‎, 18th Nov 2014 01:40 am
    • Replies: 6
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    18th Nov 2014 02:14 pm Go to last post
  21. compare 2013 & 2014

    my company traditionally spend a long time evaluating our "next" version of AutoCAD so we are usually several years behind. We got 2013 last year so I wasn't expecting anything soon but I notice...

    Started by dbroada‎, 30th Oct 2014 09:50 am
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    • Replies: 26
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    14th Nov 2014 10:28 pm Go to last post
  22. MAC to win transition

    Hi all: I am an autocad (windows) MEP user for several years now. Recently, I have been contacted by a company who is using MAC based cad to do a transition to autocad windows. I am not sure why...

    Started by vick2014‎, 16th Oct 2014 08:52 pm
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  23. Lastprompt system variable

    Does anybody know what's the use of the "lastprompt" system variable? Or how to to create a symbol out of the last prompt without bypassing the lastprompt input as it will be really the lastprompt...

    Started by svorgodne‎, 15th Oct 2014 02:50 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 587
    15th Oct 2014 03:56 pm Go to last post
  24. Working between arris and autocad2015

    Hello all, Just started working for a company that does all it's drawings in Arris. Going to start migrating to autocad 2015. Wanted to know best way of transferring drawings between the...

    Started by Newton his‎, 23rd Sep 2014 04:02 pm
    arris, autocad, converting
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 671
    26th Sep 2014 01:20 pm Go to last post
  25. Diameter Symbol In Arial Font

    We recently started using Arial in AutoCAD. When typing "%%C" in text, the symbol is Ø. In our previous font it was the smaller version, ø, which is available in Arial. Is there any way to map...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 24th Sep 2014 12:33 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 767
    24th Sep 2014 01:39 pm Go to last post

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