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  1. Batch file version

    I am setting up a review process of drawing submissions from a client. There will be up to 100 submissions with anything from 10 to 100 drawings per submission. My main aim is to check the file...

    Started by dkeran‎, 24th Nov 2015 10:15 am
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 05:02 pm Go to last post
  2. 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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    19th Nov 2015 05:48 pm Go to last post
  3. Network License Issue

    We are running Autodesk Building Suite. Both AutoCAD and Revit have the same serial numbers. When I start AutoCAD 2016, it hangs during the processing of checking for Network License. If I...

    Started by profcad‎, 23rd Sep 2015 09:25 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    18th Nov 2015 08:19 am Go to last post
  4. What are the best ways to name CAD files?

    Im interning for a medium sized company and I was tasked with creating a new file structure and naming system for our engineering files. I was wondering what are the best ways to name CAD files so...

    Started by cadintern7896‎, 9th Jun 2015 10:24 pm
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    help me, help wanted, help with assignment, naming, solidworks
    • Replies: 17
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    5th Nov 2015 06:47 pm Go to last post
  5. 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: 7
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    5th Nov 2015 05:29 pm Go to last post
  6. Drawing Filing System

    Hi, My boss has asked me to look out a filing system where all our employees can save and store revised files that only employees can access, with a search engine that we can find anything we are...

    Started by texaspete88‎, 7th Oct 2015 10:16 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    5th Nov 2015 04:44 pm Go to last post
  7. Where are plot files

    I went to look for where my plot files are so I can add some some more hatch files & the path shown does not exist. Is it somehow hidden? In tools-options-files I see the path;...

    Started by himoonz‎, 3rd Nov 2015 05:55 am
    • Replies: 2
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    3rd Nov 2015 11:48 am Go to last post
  8. Startup Autocad with two setup options

    I've got users that work for two different departments. One using 1 unit = 1' and the other using 1 unit = 1". So, I'd like to load a different set of Lisps at startup depending on who they are...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 29th Sep 2015 12:02 am
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Sep 2015 04:36 pm Go to last post
  9. Hatch Tool Pallette not working

    We have 4 drafters using AutoCAD LT 2016, 1 using AutoCAD Mechanical 2016, and 1 using AutoCAD Mechanical 2012. I have created a Hatch tool palette from our 'source' drawing (we have several tool...

    Started by Heather_H‎, 21st Jul 2015 04:07 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    24th Sep 2015 06:44 pm Go to last post
  10. Batch copy support files from network to local pc

    Hi all Currently my setup is to have all the AutoCAD support files stored on the network. This has been causing some lag due to a slow network. So what I want to do is have a batch file run on...

    Started by pixel8er‎, 7th Aug 2015 03:52 pm
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    • Replies: 16
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    10th Aug 2015 02:03 pm Go to last post
  11. Network affecting AutoCAD

    Hi all I've got an issue at work with general AutoCAD slowness for users. I'm working through trying to resolve it. One of the things I'm wondering about is our network. Our IT folk have...

    Started by pixel8er‎, 28th Jun 2015 12:31 pm
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    • Replies: 18
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    5th Aug 2015 06:45 am Go to last post
  12. Tool Pallet Update

    First, thanks in advance for any teaching or help. Background, small company that does civil, engineering and arch. Lately we have developed a large number of blocks in a effort to become more...

    Started by Tahano54‎, 3rd Jul 2015 03:42 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    5th Aug 2015 02:00 am Go to last post
  13. Tool Palettes help

    i am setting up are company for 2015 and have a issue :( on computer A tool palettes look and act correctly i left the ootb path and added a new custom path for the location of are tool...

    Started by jernst2‎, 1st Jul 2015 06:44 pm
    tool palette
    • Replies: 2
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    2nd Jul 2015 02:06 pm Go to last post
  14. New line type and font

    Good morning... I'm creating a set of new utility line types for our surveying department. Water lines, sewer, and so forth. They will all have a "W" or "SS" in them, depicting the type of line. I...

    Started by CADMAN57‎, 22nd Jun 2015 12:09 pm
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    1st Jul 2015 02:32 pm Go to last post
  15. Read only dwg

    What's the simplest way to provide a read only dwg with layer fuctionality etc etc (e.g not pdf or similar) to a client? Preferably viewable with a Web based free viewer. Thanks

    Started by B4TDAN‎, 16th Jun 2015 06:58 pm
    online viewer, read only dwg, read only dwg files
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Jun 2015 08:39 am Go to last post
  16. Question Is it possible to set expiration date on DWG files?!

    Folks, Is it possible to set an expiration date on DWG files?! o:)

    Started by bababarghi‎, 15th Jun 2015 10:07 am
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    17th Jun 2015 11:26 am Go to last post
  17. How can i find my files?

    I accidently delete my files,but i couldnt find them out, i checked them everywhere,but they are important,wat should i do?

    Started by ellasmoth‎, 16th Jun 2015 07:04 am
    • Replies: 7
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    17th Jun 2015 11:21 am Go to last post
  18. Smile list color

    hi sir sorry for this quastion please i have small quastion if i have many layers in cad and when select any object to khow it color it give me by layer so can i have way to know this color...

    Started by issammesk‎, 7th Jun 2015 12:36 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    8th Jun 2015 12:45 am Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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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    • Replies: 12
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    20th May 2015 03:27 pm Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Apr 2015 04:50 am Go to last post

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