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  1. Template is changing after editing SFSP

    Hi all I have got my AutoCAD starting from a template loading from a desktop shortcut with a /p switch. That's all fine. But if I make a change to the Support File Search Paths - the next time...

    Started by pixel8er‎, 26th Apr 2016 08:17 am
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  2. Question Using A360 for team members in long distance locations

    Hello AutoCAD and CAD manager world. I need some assistance and hopefully some real-world experience guys can help. As an avid Revit user, the recent cloud-based subscription known as...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 28th Apr 2016 02:43 pm
    • Replies: 7
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  3. Moved: You will save a lot of my life... Enclosed Area Issue...

    Started by MOORADAN‎, 28th Apr 2016 02:57 am
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  4. Notification balloons wont stay off

    I have changed TRAYNOTIFY to 0 several times, however, when I restart AutoCAD it resets to 1. The info center for balloon notifications in options menu is blocked. What is the registry settings to...

    Started by Spiderguy‎, 22nd Apr 2016 09:33 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Apr 2016 08:03 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: 9
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    19th Apr 2016 03:43 pm Go to last post
  6. Poll Poll: CTB. vs STB. plot styles

    Hello Everyone, I just wanted to get a general input from our AutoCad community on your preference and why for CTB plot styles and STB plot styles. In short, I am in the Architectural field and...

    Started by Cadfused‎, 25th Mar 2008 04:27 pm
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    17th Apr 2016 07:49 pm Go to last post
  7. Drawing check / Approval process

    I'm currently in the process of establishing standards in my cad team of 15 persons which frankly were non existent until I took the managers role. I have been through the general drawing standards...

    Started by Digger9‎, 15th Apr 2016 01:27 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Apr 2016 02:33 pm Go to last post
  8. Best free software for file viewing

    Hi there, What would you recommend as the best free software program to download and view files such as .dxf, .ifc, .stp/iges, .rvt, .nwf etc? Cheers.

    Started by Ammo‎, 13th Apr 2016 08:01 am
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    13th Apr 2016 12:16 pm Go to last post
  9. Organizing a project

    I'll start off by admitting that this is probably answered somewhere, but is hard to find. Maybe I'm not using the right words to find it. I don't post questions but this is baffling me. Anyways,...

    Started by davekb‎, 1st Apr 2016 04:32 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    5th Apr 2016 04:51 pm Go to last post
  10. CAD Standards for Electric Utilities

    I am looking for CAD Standards applicable to the electric utility industry. I have wrote a CAD Standard for our company that we are currently using, but it is going to expand quite a bit and I am...

    Started by Scoobydoo‎, 28th Mar 2016 10:18 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    31st Mar 2016 12:03 am Go to last post
  11. File Path in Options for Multiple Users

    Is there a way that I can easily set the file paths in OPTIONS (for multiple users) so when we upgrade to a new version of AutoCAD, I can easily establish the network paths for our tool palettes,...

    Started by Scoobydoo‎, 28th Mar 2016 11:34 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Mar 2016 02:49 am Go to last post
  12. new draugtsman

    any exercises to determine if a draughtsman is competent on autocad?

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 18th Mar 2016 04:09 pm
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  13. Keeping Company Tool Palettes Up-to-date

    Hello, So I am new to creating tool palettes and I am currently in the process of creating tool palettes that will be used by all of our employees. My question is, what is the best way to be sure...

    Started by PaulS00‎, 15th Jan 2016 06:20 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    9th Mar 2016 11:47 pm Go to last post
  14. Watch Out for Nasty Virus on Networks

    Hello, I am not sure if this is the right forum to put this in so if not please move it to where it needs to be. I just wanted to share a quick warning to anyone who may manage a network of CAD...

    Started by drewbranson10‎, 15th Feb 2016 09:38 pm
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  15. Polyline global width keeps changing to varies?

    Hi all, I am using AutoCad 2015, the problem I have is that when I select a polyline, do select similar and change the global width to 0.15 (for example) then when I save the drawing and re-open...

    Started by JAmbrose‎, 4th Mar 2016 12:33 pm
    global width, polyline, vary
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Mar 2016 02:12 pm Go to last post
  16. Dimensions and text keep inserting on a default layer I want changed.

    Hey, I am trying to create new drawing templates for 3 different professional disciplines that will be working together on a project using National CAD Standards. I have the layers, text styles,...

    Started by scarborough‎, 24th Feb 2016 01:03 am
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  17. What is the CLOUD SERVICES in Autocad??? 2015

    Is anyone can explain me what are the benefits and how it works? I want to use it but still dont know its function. Thanks

    Started by acadesign09‎, 4th Feb 2016 08:09 am
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    6th Feb 2016 06:24 am Go to last post
  18. issue with 'timeoutall'

    Hello, I am having issues with the timeoutall function in my opt file. Does anyone know if the location of the setting within the opt file has an effect? I am ending up with users exceeding...

    Started by sandiegophil‎, 21st Jan 2016 10:01 pm
    flex, license, timeoutall
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd Jan 2016 05:49 pm Go to last post
  19. Command Problems.

    Hi, My apologies if the solution is so simple that I should be spanked. When pressing a command letter such as E for erase, C for copy, etc., the response is either none or slow and I get...

    Started by ArcDesignLab‎, 19th Jan 2016 03:48 pm
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  20. Have to open options and apply for every dwg in order for palettes to work

    says it all really. I have read/write on network folder. I build all palettes then other network machines read my palettes typical share palettes job. they all have read only to the folder. for...

    Started by JADT‎, 18th Jan 2016 12:07 pm
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  21. Question BSI or ISO standard text heights for an A1 border

    I've working on an A1 border that matches our ANSI D border. We use the following text heights: 1/16" 3/32" --- Our standard text height for most work 1/8" 5/32" 1/4" Does anyone know...

    Started by WPerciful‎, 23rd Dec 2015 05:48 am
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    3rd Jan 2016 12:17 am Go to last post
  22. Making script to change layers

    Hi all I'm trying to create a script to change layer A to layer B and match layer B's properties What command should i use in the script? thanks :edit i think i have to use the...

    Started by Ibanezboy21‎, 22nd Dec 2015 05:36 am
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd Dec 2015 12:38 pm Go to last post
  23. Layer Translation Mappings

    I'm working on the translation of a large number of Layers, from existing to new ones, according to exactly defined pattern. And all this for 1,000 drawings. Using command Layer Translator...

    Started by Nenad Mutavdzic‎, 2nd Dec 2015 11:45 am
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    layer manger
    • Replies: 17
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    14th Dec 2015 12:09 pm Go to last post
  24. Integration of different software

    Hi all, I am wondering how different organisations or people handle the integration of several software packages. The only major project I worked on which was designed in 3D (BIM) used several...

    Started by dkeran‎, 9th Dec 2015 12:51 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    9th Dec 2015 03:31 pm Go to last post
  25. Drawing standards? What are those?

    Long time members of this forum have read my many criticisms regarding drawings I've received from outside contractors and vendors. I thought I'd share an example of one that was sent to me by the...

    Started by ReMark‎, 3rd Dec 2015 05:00 pm
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    8th Dec 2015 01:43 am Go to last post

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