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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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
  4. 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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    12th May 2016 03:57 pm Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
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  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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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    15th Apr 2016 02:33 pm Go to last post
  12. 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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  13. 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
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    5th Apr 2016 04:51 pm Go to last post
  14. 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
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  15. 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
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    29th Mar 2016 02:49 am Go to last post
  16. new draugtsman

    any exercises to determine if a draughtsman is competent on autocad?

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 18th Mar 2016 04:09 pm
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  17. 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
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    9th Mar 2016 11:47 pm Go to last post
  18. Polyline global width keeps changing to varies?

    Hi all, I am using AutoCad 2015, the problem I have is that when I select a polyline, do select similar and change the global width to 0.15 (for example) then when I save the drawing and re-open...

    Started by JAmbrose‎, 4th Mar 2016 12:33 pm
    global width, polyline, vary
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  19. Dimensions and text keep inserting on a default layer I want changed.

    Hey, I am trying to create new drawing templates for 3 different professional disciplines that will be working together on a project using National CAD Standards. I have the layers, text styles,...

    Started by scarborough‎, 24th Feb 2016 01:03 am
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  20. 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
  21. 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
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    22nd Jan 2016 05:49 pm Go to last post
  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

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