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  1. 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
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  2. Template Problems

    hey everyone, Looking for some help, all of a sudden when I open up my template file I am asked to type in what one I want to use. Before I would get a pop up window listing my files and I simply...

    Started by 29xthefun‎, 17th Nov 2009 03:52 pm
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  3. Exclamation I need clarifications on some drafting standards

    Can anyone tell me or send me some links concerning Revision clouds and triangles. When a drawing is supplied As Built, do all of the clouds and triangle have to be removed. When a new revision is...

    Started by Abbyjay‎, 5th Nov 2012 05:46 pm
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  4. AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor download?

    I want to install Autocad 2008 (or atleast 2007) and Autodesk Inventor 11 (or t leat 9) on y machine. Where can i download the software from? Even if i can get trial versions which are limited to a...

    Started by ACADADA‎, 20th Dec 2008 03:46 pm
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  5. 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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  6. Cad Managing

    After a long while than i pop into this beautiful forum again. Thanks Cad tutor for introducing the Cad Management Forum. It will be very helpful to me becasue i've been doing cad managing for the...

    Started by acemasi‎, 14th Aug 2007 02:35 am
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  7. Can't get rid of the imageframes

    I am using LT2009 on Vista plotting to a Xerox 510. No matter what the IF setting is 0 or 2 parts of the frame still plot. They do not plot when using cutePDF writer What setting in the .pc3...

    Started by AckermanFancy‎, 8th Jan 2009 02:43 am
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  8. DWG to JPG

    Hello All, Does anyone know of a free DWG to JPG conveter? I don't use it enough to justify paying $75 for one. If not is there anyone willing to convert a file for me? I would need it 1:1 scale. ...

    Started by AckermanFancy‎, 6th Feb 2009 06:56 am
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  9. CAD Manager

    My boss just told me that he is wanting me to take the reins and be the CAD Manager for the company. This place is all screwed up with how they do things and I was wondering of any good books, online...

    Started by AEKDB5‎, 17th Jun 2009 05:30 pm
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  10. how to install Express Tools in Auto cad 2012

    please i install auto cad 2012 but in menu no Express Tools so how can i bring that tools pls help me

    Started by afrazawan‎, 7th Apr 2011 05:43 am
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  11. 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
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  12. ac2012 & redirected 'documents' folder

    Hello, My company is currently deploying windows 7 across the entire organization, and we have run into a snag related to AutoCAD 2012. Basically, AutoCAD is painfully slow when the user has a...

    Started by ahedberg‎, 14th Sep 2011 11:32 pm
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  13. 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
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  14. BS1192 / BIM - drawing file names

    Hello everyone, First post on here although I've referred to this website a few times in the past (as it is a well known website). Apologies if this question has been asked already but I'm...

    Started by aji2015‎, 13th May 2015 12:07 pm
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  15. 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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  16. Annotation/dims to print as black?

    Many of the 2D drawings we produce can become 'crowded' with information. This includes a lot of drawing detail lines, shapes etc. and also the required text, dims and leaders to annotate everything....

    Started by aji2015‎, 2nd Mar 2017 10:20 am
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  17. Question Default Drawing

    when you open AutoCAD it open a default darwing how do you set what it opens ??

    Started by AJSmith‎, 13th Oct 2009 12:19 pm
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  18. Drawing Checking and Approving

    just want to pick your thoughts on drawing checking and approving procedures currently in our title frames we have a drawn by, checked by and approved by box to be filled in with the relevent...

    Started by AJSmith‎, 18th Jan 2010 02:30 pm
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  19. How do you use AutoCAD?

    Hello every one, I want to start a thread about improving AutoCAD Drafting... I like to optimise the drafting process and I do some tricks in AutoCAD. I preffer using command prompt and...

    Started by Alex Moiceanu‎, 1st Dec 2011 03:33 pm
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  20. Text Format

    Hi All, Experiencing a frustrating one now. I setup different text style to use in different area trying to be smart! Then when we decided to change the font, font size (basically reformat the...

    Started by alijahed‎, 11th Dec 2013 12:19 am
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  21. Layer on/off on View Port

    Hi All, Instead of double clicking on the boundary of a viewport and freeze a layer on that specific viewport, is there any quicker way to do the same for other Paperspace tabs at the same time?

    Started by alijahed‎, 11th Dec 2013 05:40 am
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  22. Line Type Scale

    Hi All, Is there any way to change the linetype scale in settings just for one line type style? It seems it does it for all line types when you do it. It would be even more useful if I could...

    Started by alijahed‎, 10th Feb 2014 11:50 pm
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  23. Layer creation

    The title of this thread might be a little misleading. I am actually looking for a way to lock the ability of creating layers. I do not want all the users of the software to be able to create their...

    Started by ALoock‎, 21st Dec 2011 11:46 am
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  24. 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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  25. LEED Energy Usage - Simulation Programs

    So my company has an on-going renovation project in which we will be submitting specific drawings for LEED approval. In addition we are required by the minimum standards to produce a full...

    Started by ammobake‎, 8th Oct 2013 08:11 pm
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    31st Dec 2013 01:43 am Go to last post

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