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  1. 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: 6
    • Views: 2,159
    29th Jul 2015 03:13 pm Go to last post
  2. 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: 4
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    21st Jul 2015 07:35 pm Go to last post
  3. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    21st Jul 2015 04:07 pm Go to last post
  4. 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: 16
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    3rd Jul 2015 06:36 am Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
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    1st Jul 2015 02:32 pm Go to last post
  7. 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
    • Views: 363
    22nd Jun 2015 08:39 am Go to last post
  8. 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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    security
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 844
    17th Jun 2015 11:26 am Go to last post
  9. 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
    • Views: 376
    17th Jun 2015 11:21 am Go to last post
  10. 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: 13
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    16th Jun 2015 11:59 am Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. 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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    • Replies: 19
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    23rd May 2015 01:52 am Go to last post
  13. 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    20th May 2015 03:27 pm Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. 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
    • Views: 848
    16th May 2015 06:43 am Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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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    1 2
    autocad, convert, microstation
    • Replies: 17
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    30th Apr 2015 08:49 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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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    • Replies: 17
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    21st Apr 2015 11:39 am Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 888
    23rd Mar 2015 10:34 pm Go to last post
  23. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    19th Mar 2015 03:57 pm Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    18th Mar 2015 11:43 pm Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 769
    18th Mar 2015 12:13 am Go to last post

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