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  1. Altered Item or New Revision? ASME Standards Question

    I have a question about ASME standards regarding revisions and altered item drawings. I'm not sure if it would be more appropriate to approach the situation as a new revision of an existing drawing,...

    Started by electrical_engineer‎, 11th Apr 2014 09:54 pm
    • Replies: 8
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  2. Layers standards

    Layers standards? I'd like to provide my team with layers standards for a project. How can i create a layers template to distribute among team? And can I later edit layers standard/template? Can it...

    Started by henryCADuser‎, 3rd Feb 2014 10:30 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    27th Mar 2014 05:18 am Go to last post
  3. Drawing Register

    Hi All, I am new to this website but not new to CAD. I would like to create a drawing register for my company to use. We have some large files which multiple people use and constantly open for...

    Started by tomspenguin‎, 8th Aug 2013 12:49 pm
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    • Replies: 40
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    25th Mar 2014 05:24 pm Go to last post
  4. Smile plot ctb

    can i applod ctb from server not copy in my pc i mean i want to put ctb in server and every person can applod ctb from server and when modifed in server outamticly modfied in our pc becuse we take...

    Started by issammesk‎, 23rd Mar 2014 04:08 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    24th Mar 2014 03:47 pm Go to last post
  5. Loading / Reloading CUIX files.

    Hi All, I keep running into a small but annoying issue with our custom menu’s in AutoCAD. I have two menu’s (in two CUIX files) that are loaded in AutoCAD, and they’re loaded from a network...

    Started by DVDM‎, 4th Aug 2010 02:41 am
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    24th Mar 2014 01:12 pm Go to last post
  6. Lack of standards

    I have noticed over the years from importing drawings from various companies the lack of a standard in the UK, is there a uniform standard that Autocad drawings should follow regardless of discipline...

    Started by richard3009‎, 21st Mar 2014 09:30 am
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    22nd Mar 2014 12:36 pm Go to last post
  7. Question STB issue

    If I use our stb to plot to our printer, the print looks right. If I plot it using “DWG To PDF.pc3” the lines are lighter. Any suggestions? I can switch to using ctb's instead.

    Started by WPerciful‎, 18th Mar 2014 01:42 pm
    autocad, management, plot style, plot styles
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Mar 2014 01:58 pm Go to last post
  8. Professional license management solution

    Hi, I’m looking for a software solution to help me optimize my company’s license usage and generate a variety of reports about usage details. What I’m interested in is a tool that can collect...

    Started by PaJenn‎, 12th Mar 2014 12:18 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Mar 2014 05:06 am Go to last post
  9. Cool Electronics recycling

    Hi All, My office is getting rid of a bunch of old electronics that we don't use anymore. One of these items is an old blue-print machine. Does anyone know how to properly dispose of / or...

    Started by Kat‎, 4th Mar 2014 09:08 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Mar 2014 06:54 am Go to last post
  10. Autodesk and Bentley

    I'm not trying to turn this into a Bentley vs Autodesk debate (and if it does, we can prune this out to a new thread...), but what other things did you have in mind? I will admit, I don't know a...

    Started by rkmcswain‎, 31st Jan 2014 01:53 pm
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    3rd Mar 2014 10:54 pm Go to last post
  11. No More Leap Upgrading?!?!

    I just got an email from AutoDesk stating that past February 2015, you will no longer be able to upgrade older versions of AC products. Like, older than one year. I get that they're trying to...

    Started by resullins‎, 27th Feb 2014 05:04 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    27th Feb 2014 05:17 pm Go to last post
  12. Managing workflow and the team.

    Any CAD managers in here care to share how they manage the work that needs doing and how they manage the distribution of it to their CAD Team. I have 4 CAD users to manage and I have 7 Engineers...

    Started by dsibbo‎, 22nd Feb 2014 02:28 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    25th Feb 2014 11:07 am Go to last post
  13. Question Anyone use any DWG Managment Programs (Recommendations)?

    Hey guys, Just wanted to ask and see if anyone had any good recommendations for a file/DWG manager/explorer program. I stumbled across this... http://www.etecad.com/home.html ... which is...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 10th Dec 2013 03:13 am
    dwg explorer, dwg manager, dwg viewer
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Feb 2014 05:21 am Go to last post
  14. Line Type Scale

    Hi All, Is there any way to change the linetype scale in settings just for one line type style? It seems it does it for all line types when you do it. It would be even more useful if I could...

    Started by alijahed‎, 10th Feb 2014 11:50 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    12th Feb 2014 03:55 am Go to last post
  15. Interview

    Thanks Guys

    Started by dsibbo‎, 9th Feb 2014 04:59 pm
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    10th Feb 2014 07:29 pm Go to last post
  16. Layer on/off on View Port

    Hi All, Instead of double clicking on the boundary of a viewport and freeze a layer on that specific viewport, is there any quicker way to do the same for other Paperspace tabs at the same time?

    Started by alijahed‎, 11th Dec 2013 05:40 am
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    4th Feb 2014 09:16 am Go to last post
  17. Can I turn off drawing1.dwg?

    I've had requests to stop drawing1.dwg from automatically opening when starting ACAD. Is this possible? :huh:

    Started by Seneb‎, 6th Feb 2009 08:00 pm
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    31st Jan 2014 03:35 pm Go to last post
  18. Vertical Text Orientation

    I tried a few different searches but couldn't find a CAD standard. Is vertical text supposed to read from bottom to top, or top to bottom? Source material would be AWESOME! (not necessary though,...

    Started by Kremer‎, 31st Jan 2014 12:42 am
    • Replies: 4
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    31st Jan 2014 01:03 pm Go to last post
  19. Question XREF directory cleanup

    I've been tasked to a very large project that's been going on for 3+ years now. The file management has been pretty horrible during that time, and I'm seeing tons of file duplication's with suffix's...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 28th Jan 2014 08:41 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    30th Jan 2014 06:43 pm Go to last post
  20. Automatic update titleblock

    Hi guys I am wondering if there is any way that the date, and the drawers name could be dynamic(?). So that if i change the date on none layout, it changes on them all. AND, maybe it is possible...

    Started by hvitost‎, 27th Jan 2014 03:48 pm
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    • Replies: 18
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    29th Jan 2014 01:30 pm Go to last post
  21. Who Created This Drawing?

    Being the CAD standards manager for my firm, I'm sick of people creating drawings without the template, which is set in CAD to automatically do anyway. Mainly it's people that have the bad habit of...

    Started by PaulS00‎, 24th Jan 2014 06:17 pm
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    28th Jan 2014 05:03 pm Go to last post
  22. Drawing MasterCAD

    Hi All, In my office I am in charge of a MasterCAD file. This file has drawn on it all types of chairs and tables and general components which some of the less expertise CAD users go to for...

    Started by tomspenguin‎, 3rd Jan 2014 05:33 pm
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    22nd Jan 2014 12:55 pm Go to last post
  23. CAD Standards Manual

    Ok... back fresh from maternity leave, and my first project is to write a CAD standards manual for the company. Has anyone ever taken on a feat like this before? Does anyone have any tips or...

    Started by resullins‎, 21st Aug 2013 02:58 pm
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    • Replies: 63
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    20th Jan 2014 01:17 pm Go to last post
  24. CAD Standards Manual - Rough Draft, need your opinions

    See page 2 for an updated version of the CAD Standards Manual

    Started by SuperCAD‎, 23rd Nov 2010 05:13 pm
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    15th Jan 2014 08:03 pm Go to last post
  25. Unhappy How do you Add a Reference / Baseline Point?

    I have built a 3D model of a scheme and surrounding buildings for an architecture company. The architect has asked me to send over the file and has asked for a reference point / baseline point so...

    Started by james_belan‎, 15th Jan 2014 12:03 am
    reference baseline datum
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Jan 2014 12:35 am Go to last post

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