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  1. 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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  2. 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: 4
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    16th Sep 2014 10:45 am Go to last post
  3. Moved: change number

    Started by issammesk‎, 8th Sep 2014 01:27 pm
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    14th Sep 2014 01:06 pm Go to last post
  4. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Sep 2014 12:39 am Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. CAD standards for the Oil & Gas industry

    Hi all, I am clueless where to put the post so here it is. Just starting out in the Oil & Gas industry as a project draftsman/Graduate Engineer. The thing is I am tasked with setting up CAD...

    Started by greythorne‎, 12th Aug 2014 04:14 am
    • Replies: 0
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    12th Aug 2014 04:14 am Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
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    5th Jun 2014 08:21 pm Go to last post
  20. 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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  21. 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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    22nd May 2014 03:18 pm Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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: 527
    3rd May 2014 05:50 am Go to last post

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