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  1. 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
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    12th Dec 2014 06:36 pm Go to last post
  2. 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
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    12th Dec 2014 06:20 pm Go to last post
  3. 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
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    3rd Dec 2014 02:52 am Go to last post
  4. 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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    2nd Dec 2014 08:40 pm Go to last post
  5. 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: 4
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    21st Nov 2014 05:12 pm Go to last post
  6. Document Management Software Recomendations

    My company has been looking at a document control solution for a while now and we have narrowed it down to Synergis Adept, M-Files, and Bently Projectwise. I am wondering if any of you use these...

    Started by -KarL-‎, 21st Nov 2014 12:05 am
    • Replies: 0
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    21st Nov 2014 12:05 am Go to last post
  7. Drawing Monitoring

    Hello All, I am trying to find a way to monitor when and what a specific user's impact was on a drawing for roughly a two week period. Anyone know how? The office is on a network, so the user would...

    Started by Shebadiah‎, 17th Nov 2014 10:19 pm
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    user monitoring
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    18th Nov 2014 06:19 pm Go to last post
  8. Form/document for plan inclusion

    I am helping in the development of an info sheet that will be included in drawing sets. Think of it as a full page in whatever size the set is being prepared in (though there's enough content that it...

    Started by keithwins‎, 18th Nov 2014 01:40 am
    • Replies: 6
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    18th Nov 2014 02:14 pm Go to last post
  9. compare 2013 & 2014

    my company traditionally spend a long time evaluating our "next" version of AutoCAD so we are usually several years behind. We got 2013 last year so I wasn't expecting anything soon but I notice...

    Started by dbroada‎, 30th Oct 2014 09:50 am
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    14th Nov 2014 10:28 pm Go to last post
  10. MAC to win transition

    Hi all: I am an autocad (windows) MEP user for several years now. Recently, I have been contacted by a company who is using MAC based cad to do a transition to autocad windows. I am not sure why...

    Started by vick2014‎, 16th Oct 2014 08:52 pm
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    20th Oct 2014 12:48 am Go to last post
  11. Lastprompt system variable

    Does anybody know what's the use of the "lastprompt" system variable? Or how to to create a symbol out of the last prompt without bypassing the lastprompt input as it will be really the lastprompt...

    Started by svorgodne‎, 15th Oct 2014 02:50 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Oct 2014 03:56 pm Go to last post
  12. Working between arris and autocad2015

    Hello all, Just started working for a company that does all it's drawings in Arris. Going to start migrating to autocad 2015. Wanted to know best way of transferring drawings between the...

    Started by Newton his‎, 23rd Sep 2014 04:02 pm
    arris, autocad, converting
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    26th Sep 2014 01:20 pm Go to last post
  13. 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: 8
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    25th Sep 2014 07:51 pm Go to last post
  14. Diameter Symbol In Arial Font

    We recently started using Arial in AutoCAD. When typing "%%C" in text, the symbol is Ø. In our previous font it was the smaller version, ø, which is available in Arial. Is there any way to map...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 24th Sep 2014 12:33 pm
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    24th Sep 2014 01:39 pm Go to last post
  15. Adept Synergis - Document management software

    My company is looking to implement a document management system, and so far we are leaning heavily towards the Adept Synergis software. Upper management would like to see some comparisons and...

    Started by Enigma‎, 17th Nov 2010 10:05 pm
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    23rd Sep 2014 08:20 pm Go to last post
  16. need imperial not metric

    I've given up on trying to use MEP for anything that is low voltage so I set my profile for autocad default. But every time I open a file autocad scales the drawing to metric. I've tried to set...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 19th Sep 2014 03:25 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Sep 2014 02:18 pm Go to last post
  17. how to save .shp file in pc.

    I have created some shape file so when Im copying my file one system to another PC my .shp file missing so how can I load my custom Shape in drawing plz

    Started by afrazawan‎, 22nd Sep 2014 12:43 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Sep 2014 02:01 pm Go to last post
  18. AutoCAD 2015 not OPEN

    Dear anyone, Whenever i am opening AutoCAD 2015, it checked some file, and permanently "Loading..." I had try reinstall, but it didn't work. This is a screenshot permanently loading

    Started by Darknight‎, 15th Sep 2014 06:05 am
    • Replies: 5
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    21st Sep 2014 07:54 am Go to last post
  19. 2016 format

    We coming up to our renewal on our subscriptions and one factor we're thinking about is when they are going to update the file format for CAD. I can't find any info about it online. Does anyone...

    Started by Epicurwin‎, 18th Sep 2014 06:41 pm
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    19th Sep 2014 04:14 pm Go to last post
  20. Customizing the Ribbon or Toolbars

    Good afternoon everyone, I'm new to the forums here so please forgive me if I have this in the wrong section. I am looking for a comprehensive tutorial on how to make a custom toolbar or ribbon...

    Started by dave78‎, 16th Sep 2014 05:49 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    18th Sep 2014 04:32 am Go to last post
  21. Plot Style Tables

    I just loaded 2013 on my computer-tried printing and it's requesting Plot Style Table. Ho do I import or copy Plot Style tables from my olkd computer which has 2011 ACAD. Thanks

    Started by jpbohan‎, 13th Sep 2014 05:36 pm
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    14th Sep 2014 12:39 am Go to last post
  22. Exporting/Importing Profiles

    Please Help. We're planning on upgrading from MEP 2013 to MEP 2015. We have a custom Ribbon, containing custom programs and also a bunch of Custom Tool Palettes. These are all saved on a network...

    Started by The_SuperVixen‎, 8th Sep 2014 02:34 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    10th Sep 2014 03:57 am Go to last post
  23. Question Control Codes and Special Characters

    Does anybody know iff the control sequence %% in Auto Cad can be turned off I'm Using a special True Type Font that has a character definition under {shift}+{5} but the Auto-cad application then...

    Started by JONI‎, 3rd Sep 2014 10:42 am
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Sep 2014 04:18 am Go to last post
  24. Wink attribute in model not show

    hi all can you help me i have ablock table cotain text as attribute value and when make layout it show me this table without attribute vale just table

    Started by issammesk‎, 3rd Sep 2014 05:46 am
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Sep 2014 12:39 pm Go to last post
  25. product byan outdesk educational

    hi all somthing strange this massage"product byan outdesk educational" apper in cad in many pc in office and when plot also show in print the proplem that in my pc this massage not show when open...

    Started by issammesk‎, 25th Aug 2014 07:26 am
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Aug 2014 11:08 am Go to last post

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