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  1. Cad File Naming

    I work in a company that has thousands of autocad .dwg files in a folder with unique names. The .dwg files are published to a Print folder as a PDF file using the same name as the .dwg file. When...

    Started by sander35‎, 31st Jul 2018 09:22 pm
    file naming
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  2. bak files without a dwg

    Hello, I am looking for a routine or program that will search a folder/tree or drive and find bak files that do not have a dwg by the same name. Any help is appreciated. thanks, Phil

    Started by sandiegophil‎, 17th Jul 2018 06:09 pm
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  3. Import a exist page setup from a sheet set

    Hi everyone. we're working with a sheet set. Sometimes we use a publish using a page setup override. We want to configurate all files and computers with a same page setup. But, when I'm doing...

    Started by juanragal‎, 17th Jul 2018 12:29 pm
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  4. Electrical and Mechanical Drawing Scale Standards

    Hi Does anyone know if there is a document of industry standards of producing M&E drawings. I have worked for a few companies and was told that electrical drawings are 1:100 scale and Mechanical...

    Started by FIFTHTEXAS‎, 27th Jun 2018 07:14 am
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  5. Outsourcing CAD work to lower cost centres

    This might be a controversial topic on this forum perhaps although I would like to hear your thoughts and experiences on design companies outsourcing CAD work to lower cost centres such as India,...

    Started by Organic‎, 28th Jul 2017 09:57 am
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    24th May 2018 01:44 pm Go to last post
  6. Shareing files for field mark up

    whats the best way to do this? Frankly the whole A360 set up seems cumbersome and non-functional. I'm thinking that it will be easier to save PDFs of the sheets in a google drive,...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 1st May 2018 06:07 pm
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    1st May 2018 06:25 pm Go to last post
  7. Survey: One file vs multiple files (x-refs)

    Survey: One file vs multiple files (x-refs) I'm curious what others think and do. (Also posted on Autodesk forum in case you've seen it there.) Let's say you have a street project. ...

    Started by howitzer‎, 31st Jul 2017 03:03 am
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    20th Apr 2018 09:48 am Go to last post
  8. Global versus local

    Not sure if this is the right place to post but looking for some opinions. We're a big company with many branches around the world. For the last number of years each branch has been producing...

    Started by sparklerach‎, 17th Apr 2018 07:12 am
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  9. Unused Palette Icons in Images Folder

    Does anyone have an easy way for deleting ACAD generated icons in the "Images" folder of the "ToolPalette" folder that are no longer used? I seem to have a large amount of icons that are no longer...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 18th Dec 2017 05:12 am
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  10. Adding Tools to Toolpalette for all Users

    I am having trouble with how ACAD places new tools on existing tool palettes. The way we have it set is the Toolpalette library is stored on our Server. However we have some users that are...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 14th Dec 2017 06:03 am
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  11. Survey: Is there "One Best" way?

    Is there "One Best" way to do things? Workflow-wise, or sheet set-up, etc. Sure, some workflows... or, rather, ways of doing things... are better than others. And the program itself (I use Civil...

    Started by howitzer‎, 7th Dec 2017 02:58 pm
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    7th Dec 2017 04:39 pm Go to last post
  12. Layer Colors For Piping Systems

    I'm setting up a standard for coloring mechanical/HVAC pipe systems in Revit but am not having any luck in finding any sort of guideline. Yeah sure, I can go ahead and pick a bunch of colors to...

    Started by RobDraw‎, 6th Jan 2017 02:44 pm
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  13. Survey: How important is linework accuracy?

    I'm interested in what others do and/or think, wondering if I'm on track, or whacked out. How important is it that linework be accurate? By accurate I mean, lines that are supposed to be parallel...

    Started by howitzer‎, 8th Nov 2017 09:27 pm
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  14. So how are you guys coming along with BIM ?

    So I thought I'd do a small write up on how CAD is progressing in the UK. Over the past number of years (about 5 years), there has been a big drive to get UK CAD production on to an international...

    Started by aji2015‎, 22nd Feb 2017 03:40 pm
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  15. standard templates

    Looking for some annotative templates that i can review and see what is wrong with mine. Anyone knows where or has one that would be helpful. Typical drafting is arch/structural. Using autocad...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 13th Oct 2017 08:46 pm
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    13th Oct 2017 11:29 pm Go to last post
  16. Drafting and Projects

    I am not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I am wondering if there are any self employed draftspeople or managers of drafting departments that frequent this forum? I am a self...

    Started by Mech Designer‎, 10th Oct 2017 01:33 pm
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    11th Oct 2017 03:17 am Go to last post
  17. underground Electrical and Telecom Utilities

    Hi I have some underground Electrical and Telecom Utilities and some structure above the surfaces when I will be working on with the Utility Design software. Could anyone advise me when software...

    Started by SUNNY60‎, 6th Oct 2017 11:01 am
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    9th Oct 2017 01:37 pm Go to last post
  18. Collaboration with Google File stream.

    Our head of IT has moved the company over to almost exclusive use of Google business apps because you know Microsoft are the evil corporation :twisted: Consequently we've lost excel which means I...

    Started by Glen1980‎, 9th Oct 2017 12:35 pm
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  19. Design Center - New Palette Tab

    Hello, I wanted to run this by someone before I go ahead and mess around in design ctr. I researched online about creating palettes and they told me to follow procedure I attached. I just opened...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 15th Sep 2017 03:15 pm
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  20. AcadInstall.exe

    Hi all, There used to be a program called Acad Install that would automatically add Lisp / vlx file types and menu's into AutoCAD. As that software is no longer available I wondered if anyone...

    Started by Espie79‎, 18th Mar 2012 11:53 am
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    28th Aug 2017 05:18 am Go to last post
  21. Checking standards for layers

    I received a drawing and need to convert the layers to our standard layers. When I use the Check Standard button, only the Dimstyle come up. How do I change the layers?

    Started by Skelly1951‎, 22nd Aug 2017 07:13 pm
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  22. 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
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  23. LISP Command names and shortcuts

    I'm posting here because I think this is more of a management questions than a lisp question. My question is this; if you have a suite of lisps, do you give the command names "shortcut" names...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 8th Jun 2017 03:04 am
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    29th Jul 2017 01:00 am Go to last post
  24. System to upload and tag drawing

    i cant take it anymore :) this mess with files that needs to be remembered in my head in order to find. A360 is great, but cant understand why i cant tag a file so i can find it later in the...

    Started by samifox‎, 25th Jul 2017 07:27 am
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    25th Jul 2017 09:30 am Go to last post
  25. Viewbase Layer Names

    Hi All, Just wondering if there is a system variable that i am not aware of which would dictate the of the viewbase layer names. ie. MD_Visible...etc Ideally, I would like to change the layer...

    Started by JWhelp‎, 18th Jul 2017 04:57 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    22nd Jul 2017 12:07 pm Go to last post

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