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

  1. Do I need to close Autocad or just the drwg window for someone else to use my license

    for a network license Thanks a lot

    Started by mechaniker‎, 22nd May 2015 11:18 am
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    23rd May 2015 01:52 am Go to last post
  2. Annotation - text i model or paper space?

    Hi, I am exporting a LisCAD file to AutoCAD and get all points and contour heights with it. I'm not sure how annotation works, that you only should add text and dimensions in paper space...? ...

    Started by Arty‎, 1st Mar 2013 12:50 am
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    20th May 2015 03:27 pm Go to last post
  3. View Port Issues

    Hi, I have an issue regarding the visibility of my view port frame. I am trying to make it so that my view port frame in paper space is visible but not printable. I have had no problem doing...

    Started by huntch3‎, 19th May 2015 04:54 am
    • Replies: 3
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    19th May 2015 06:48 am Go to last post
  4. Question Automatically assigning objects to a layer

    Hello I'm new to CAD and have set up a few different wall styles (stud, block etc..) Does anyone know of a way to when you select the stud wall style to automatically place that on a stud...

    Started by doppleganger87‎, 15th May 2015 04:52 pm
    layers, wall styles
    • Replies: 1
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    16th May 2015 06:43 am Go to last post
  5. BS1192 / BIM - drawing file names

    Hello everyone, First post on here although I've referred to this website a few times in the past (as it is a well known website). Apologies if this question has been asked already but I'm...

    Started by aji2015‎, 13th May 2015 12:07 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    14th May 2015 03:04 pm Go to last post
  6. Project to convert 1000 dgn's to dwg's.

    Hi all, I've been put in charge of a project to convert roughly 1000 microstation files to autocad. I've googled, but nothing exactly fits the bill. I can put together a lisp routine to do the...

    Started by GISdude‎, 24th Mar 2015 10:15 pm
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    autocad, convert, microstation
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    30th Apr 2015 08:49 pm Go to last post
  7. Reusing an AutoDesk USB drive

    Anyone ever reuse an older AutoDesk USB drive? I have seen the procedure on the AutoDesk forums but haven't tried it myself. Just looking to see if anyone here has tried with any success.

    Started by f700es‎, 21st Apr 2015 02:51 pm
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    22nd Apr 2015 04:50 am Go to last post
  8. 2016 and Acaddoc.lsp

    Previously, I have always used my acaddoc.lsp to load all my custom programs upon starting AC. It seems AC 2016 doesn't automatically load that file. Do I need to rename it? What file is this model...

    Started by resullins‎, 13th Apr 2015 04:58 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    21st Apr 2015 06:52 pm Go to last post
  9. 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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    21st Apr 2015 11:39 am Go to last post
  10. 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: 5
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    24th Mar 2015 08:45 pm Go to last post
  11. Action Macros Won't Transfer

    Quick breakdown of what's happening. I have a bunch of Action Macros that I've made that switch Tool Palettes. We have a separate TP for each of our manufacturers, that's been populated from our...

    Started by resullins‎, 23rd Mar 2015 03:46 pm
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    23rd Mar 2015 10:34 pm Go to last post
  12. Lost File Association with ACAD 2015 Mech in Windows 7 Machine

    I just got a new computer which was previously being used by another employee who was running AutoCAD 2015 LT. They installed AutoCAD 2015 Mechanical on it for me and everything was fine until they...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 19th Mar 2015 03:46 pm
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    19th Mar 2015 03:57 pm Go to last post
  13. Palette Disappears

    Whenever I create a new palette it disappears when I close and reopen AutoCAD. I think it has something to do with the AcTpCatalog.atc file but I'm not sure. In the end I'll be sharing the palettes...

    Started by bjwade62‎, 18th Mar 2015 11:43 pm
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    18th Mar 2015 11:43 pm Go to last post
  14. Multiple CAD site plans - best practise?

    Hi, I am looking for some suggestions on the best way to approach a project. I am managing an outdoor event across 5 cities, each of which will require a CAD plan of the layout. In each case...

    Started by sou1975‎, 15th Mar 2015 09:15 pm
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    18th Mar 2015 12:13 am Go to last post
  15. command line

    hi sir can i use find and replace command in autocad without give me adialog i mean i want to use command line to doit becaue iwant to ust actrecord so it not done with dialoge

    Started by issammesk‎, 10th Mar 2015 06:52 am
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Mar 2015 10:20 am Go to last post
  16. 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, 7th Mar 2015 12:24 am
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    9th Mar 2015 09:22 pm Go to last post
  17. 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: 7
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    9th Mar 2015 12:49 pm Go to last post
  18. Installing C3D on a new PC: which files do I need to transfer for settings/configs

    Can anyone give me a listing of all the files and file types I need? I first went to Options > File to get the default paths for a good chunk of them. However, other types of commands are spread...

    Started by nrschmid‎, 7th Mar 2015 05:25 pm
    config, filepaths
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Mar 2015 12:35 am Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
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    22nd Feb 2015 12:49 pm Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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
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    20th Jan 2015 01:34 am Go to last post
  24. 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
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    19th Jan 2015 11:39 pm Go to last post
  25. 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

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