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  1. Convert IGES to DWG

    Hello, My friend was send my the IGES file but I cant open it. How to convert this DWG file.

    Started by Ainrahu‎, 15th Jul 2014 07:39 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    16th Jul 2014 07:24 pm Go to last post
  2. Bad CAD

    I recently started working with someone who does not do any CADing himself. He actually relies heavily on one of the worst drafters I've ever seen. The drafter is being dealt with and that is not the...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 18th Jun 2014 12:08 pm
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    • Replies: 28
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    10th Jul 2014 09:04 am Go to last post
  3. Privacy/Legal Statements on Drawings - What do you think?

    So, I have wanted to ask this to see what others felt about it. Sorry for the long caveat! I kind of went wild on this one. "Privacy Statements" on final CAD/drawings are kind of a grey area...

    Started by ammobake‎, 5th Jan 2013 04:35 am
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    9th Jul 2014 12:50 pm Go to last post
  4. Who got to choose the CAD software they use?

    I was discussing the merits of various CAD packages with my buddy the other day, and I was thinking about why I use the CAD software I do (AutoCAD & Inventor). I have a question for the group -...

    Started by Pablo Ferral‎, 25th Jun 2014 07:57 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Jun 2014 10:41 am Go to last post
  5. how to generate drawing list automatically by project manager (autocad for mac)

    I'm using autocad2014 for mac. I've just started to use project manager for managing drawing for the project. I have some questions. 1. is there any way to generate the drawing list automatically...

    Started by intheroom‎, 10th Jun 2014 08:04 pm
    autocad for mac, drawing list, field, project manager, title block
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd Jun 2014 02:18 am Go to last post
  6. Question STB issue

    If I use our stb to plot to our printer, the print looks right. If I plot it using “DWG To PDF.pc3” the lines are lighter. Any suggestions? I can switch to using ctb's instead.

    Started by WPerciful‎, 18th Mar 2014 01:42 pm
    autocad, management, plot style, plot styles
    • Replies: 4
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    22nd Jun 2014 11:59 am Go to last post
  7. File Naming/Management

    It has been determined that our file naming convention was outdated. An example file name used to be M-FL01-PIPE or E-FL02-POWR-SLVS. I liked it. Found it simple and straight forward as long as you...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 16th May 2014 02:07 pm
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    9th Jun 2014 12:19 pm Go to last post
  8. Cool Electronics recycling

    Hi All, My office is getting rid of a bunch of old electronics that we don't use anymore. One of these items is an old blue-print machine. Does anyone know how to properly dispose of / or...

    Started by Kat‎, 4th Mar 2014 09:08 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    9th Jun 2014 08:00 am Go to last post
  9. Adding Folders to Support File Search Path

    Hi all, I am looking at a way to automatically add folders to the support file search path. I used to use AcadInstall.exe but it is no longer supported for later versions of AutoCAD. Does anyone...

    Started by Espie79‎, 21st May 2012 12:15 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    7th Jun 2014 06:49 am Go to last post
  10. Titleblocks

    :? Hi, So I used to use AutoCAD and all the titleblocks were set up for me!! I'm now using a similar CAD program called Draftsight. Is there a complete dummies guide to making and saving a...

    Started by tails‎, 5th Jun 2014 08:01 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 284
    5th Jun 2014 08:21 pm Go to last post
  11. AutoCAD 2015 is uploading drawing files to Cloud... How to stop it...?

    Guys, In my workstation recently installed AutoCAD 2015 and its uploading whatever the drawings I work to cloud. I need to stop it and can anyone give me a solution. cheers:(

    Started by MOORADAN‎, 22nd May 2014 06:55 am
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    29th May 2014 12:05 am Go to last post
  12. Revision Best Practices

    Wanted to get opinions on best practices for drawing revisions. When I chnage drawings I normally copy the whole set change the individual drawings I need and give the whole set /folder a new date...

    Started by PAB12‎, 16th May 2014 02:55 pm
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    • Replies: 11
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    22nd May 2014 03:18 pm Go to last post
  13. CAD Drawing File Storage System?

    I'm a mining engineer working for a mining company. We design & manufacture proprietary mining equipment of all kinds. Over the years we've ended up with all sorts of CAD drawings (80% ...

    Started by Sterlingz‎, 21st May 2014 03:04 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd May 2014 01:37 pm Go to last post
  14. bak file

    i have some problem about BAK file. i accidentally change the program that open the bak file. then come a time that i need to use BAK file. i cannot rename it to .dwg the file will be XXX.dwg.bak. i...

    Started by jsongz113‎, 29th Feb 2012 02:03 am
    • Replies: 9
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    19th May 2014 04:49 pm Go to last post
  15. Isometric Drawings

    At my job we do isometric drawings. Currently, we are doing them in 3D, using SE isometric view. Recently we have been updating our drawing standards. Out of curiosity, I asked why we do the...

    Started by CADgirl‎, 8th May 2014 08:40 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    9th May 2014 02:30 pm Go to last post
  16. Simple Database Search and Retrieve System Required

    This is my first post. Although I feel like I may have posted on this forum before. I've definitely used the advice I've found here in the past. I have a question that CAD users who deal with...

    Started by Ethica‎, 1st May 2014 05:08 pm
    .rlc, database, dms, pdm, sql
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 433
    3rd May 2014 05:50 am Go to last post
  17. Sketchup V.s CAD

    What's wrong with Sketchup anyway? I don't use Sketchup, but many of the designers at my company do. I get the impression that my colleagues think I am down on Sketchup because I am the CAD...

    Started by Pablo Ferral‎, 28th Apr 2014 09:53 pm
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    1 2 3 ... 4
    cad, sketchup
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 1,775
    2nd May 2014 09:29 pm Go to last post
  18. International Standard used for drawings?

    I just go through the abbreviation CESMM4 which stand for the (Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement 4th Edition.). I just want to inquire for what purpose it is used for design,...

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 27th Apr 2014 01:56 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    28th Apr 2014 10:55 am Go to last post
  19. How to get the office to understand CAD standards?

    I was recently given the task to be the CAD manager of my office and another satellite office we have. Being with the company for approximately 7 years I've learned that engineers and architects have...

    Started by carbons2k‎, 22nd Apr 2014 03:38 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Apr 2014 04:25 pm Go to last post
  20. Altered Item or New Revision? ASME Standards Question

    I have a question about ASME standards regarding revisions and altered item drawings. I'm not sure if it would be more appropriate to approach the situation as a new revision of an existing drawing,...

    Started by electrical_engineer‎, 11th Apr 2014 09:54 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    15th Apr 2014 02:17 pm Go to last post
  21. Layers standards

    Layers standards? I'd like to provide my team with layers standards for a project. How can i create a layers template to distribute among team? And can I later edit layers standard/template? Can it...

    Started by henryCADuser‎, 3rd Feb 2014 10:30 pm
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 851
    27th Mar 2014 05:18 am Go to last post
  22. Drawing Register

    Hi All, I am new to this website but not new to CAD. I would like to create a drawing register for my company to use. We have some large files which multiple people use and constantly open for...

    Started by tomspenguin‎, 8th Aug 2013 12:49 pm
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    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 40
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    25th Mar 2014 05:24 pm Go to last post
  23. Smile plot ctb

    can i applod ctb from server not copy in my pc i mean i want to put ctb in server and every person can applod ctb from server and when modifed in server outamticly modfied in our pc becuse we take...

    Started by issammesk‎, 23rd Mar 2014 04:08 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 582
    24th Mar 2014 03:47 pm Go to last post
  24. Loading / Reloading CUIX files.

    Hi All, I keep running into a small but annoying issue with our custom menu’s in AutoCAD. I have two menu’s (in two CUIX files) that are loaded in AutoCAD, and they’re loaded from a network...

    Started by DVDM‎, 4th Aug 2010 02:41 am
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    24th Mar 2014 01:12 pm Go to last post
  25. Lack of standards

    I have noticed over the years from importing drawings from various companies the lack of a standard in the UK, is there a uniform standard that Autocad drawings should follow regardless of discipline...

    Started by richard3009‎, 21st Mar 2014 09:30 am
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    22nd Mar 2014 12:36 pm Go to last post

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