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

  1. 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: 6
    • Views: 259
    17th Apr 2015 08:19 pm Go to last post
  2. 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
    • Replies: 16
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    30th Mar 2015 02:37 am Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. 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: 391
    23rd Mar 2015 10:34 pm Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
    • Views: 177
    18th Mar 2015 11:43 pm Go to last post
  7. 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
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    18th Mar 2015 12:13 am Go to last post
  8. 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
    • Views: 297
    10th Mar 2015 10:20 am Go to last post
  9. 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
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 418
    9th Mar 2015 09:22 pm Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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
    • Views: 367
    8th Mar 2015 12:35 am Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. 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
    • Views: 640
    24th Feb 2015 09:47 am Go to last post
  14. 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
    • Views: 471
    22nd Feb 2015 12:49 pm Go to last post
  15. 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
    • Views: 511
    21st Feb 2015 07:46 pm Go to last post
  16. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Jan 2015 01:34 am Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Views: 530
    19th Jan 2015 11:39 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. Title Blocks/Attributes

    I am new to AutoCAD attributes. What I'm doing is replacing the title blocks in several drawings with a new title block that contains attributes. The new title block has a completely new form to it...

    Started by Beeftimer‎, 5th Jan 2015 02:55 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Jan 2015 05:28 pm Go to last post
  20. I develop Avionics AutoCAD Drafting Standards - need help

    My boss asked me to develop the Avionics Drafting Standards from scratch. I found some electrical drafting standards, but I didn't succeed to find the standards documents related to aerospace. I...

    Started by Velana‎, 21st Nov 2014 03:59 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 826
    5th Jan 2015 10:46 pm Go to last post
  21. PGP file command aliases custom

    My company is switching to a 'miniframe' system for our network such as this: http://www.miniframe.com/KB/OnlineHelp/hardware_requirements.html Basically there is one main computer handing the...

    Started by kizaerf‎, 31st Dec 2014 05:12 pm
    alias, command, network, pgp
    • Replies: 5
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    31st Dec 2014 05:50 pm Go to last post
  22. AutoCAD AutoCAD will not create file for imported palettes

    Hey everyone, I'm new here, at least as a poster. I've found tons of great info here on the forum, but not one that that quite deals with my issue. I'm the newly-elected CAD Customization...

    Started by ergeebee‎, 13th Nov 2014 08:01 pm
    network, tool palette, tool palettes
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Dec 2014 06:36 pm Go to last post
  23. Grr...Palette sharing.

    I use palettes with some funky tools on. My colleagues have seen said palettes and tools and want in! My palettes are located on the network - admin have given me read/write permissions to this...

    Started by JADT‎, 18th Sep 2014 05:32 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 866
    12th Dec 2014 06:20 pm Go to last post
  24. 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: 5
    • Views: 1,512
    3rd Dec 2014 02:52 am Go to last post
  25. Desadvantage 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: 10
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    2nd Dec 2014 08:40 pm Go to last post

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