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  1. Poll Poll: Technician, drafter or designer?

    I made a suggestion to my supervisor the other day that we should be called CAD Technicians, rather than CAD Designers. All four of us in the CAD department are split down the middle on this one....

    Started by SuperCAD‎, 9th Nov 2008 07:12 am
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    15th Jul 2010 07:26 pm Go to last post
  2. AutoCAD Educational Stamp

    We just received yet another drawing from a customer which was done with the educational version of AutoCAD. Of course when we open it we receive the standard warning...etc and even when the designer...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 5th Nov 2013 08:03 pm
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    13th Nov 2013 01:15 pm Go to last post
  3. Poll Poll: CTB. vs STB. plot styles

    Hello Everyone, I just wanted to get a general input from our AutoCad community on your preference and why for CTB plot styles and STB plot styles. In short, I am in the Architectural field and...

    Started by Cadfused‎, 25th Mar 2008 04:27 pm
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    17th Apr 2016 07:49 pm Go to last post
  4. Does an engineer need to know/use AUTOCAD? Or leave it to a drafter.

    In design offices, main goal of Autocad is for drawing and it is supposed to be the responsibility of drafters (at least in the past). However with this rapid speed of progress in design and...

    Started by khoshravan‎, 16th Aug 2011 07:15 am
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    autocad, drafters, engineers
    • Replies: 73
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    13th Sep 2011 05:18 pm Go to last post
  5. Main CAD issues in your office

    Hi, I was just wondering what are the main CAD issues that are experienced in offices. For example where I work one of the main problems prior to recently was convincing the powers that be for...

    Started by feargt‎, 9th May 2009 07:19 pm
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    17th Aug 2009 02:48 pm Go to last post
  6. CAD Standards Manual

    Ok... back fresh from maternity leave, and my first project is to write a CAD standards manual for the company. Has anyone ever taken on a feat like this before? Does anyone have any tips or...

    Started by resullins‎, 21st Aug 2013 02:58 pm
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    20th Jan 2014 01:17 pm Go to last post
  7. System variable problem in eachand every drawing in Auto cad 2012

    Dear all, Pl. some one can tell me about the problem i am facing now in my office pc, that in my user while i am open any drawing i need to change all system variables each time. ie, i need to reset...

    Started by isutheparambil‎, 6th Oct 2013 02:38 pm
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    9th Oct 2013 02:18 pm Go to last post
  8. How many chances can a person get to make it right?

    How many times do you let a drafter make the same mistake before you let them go? I've got one drafter who I can't trust and I can only put him on the simplest of drawing, but he still screws those...

    Started by SuperCAD‎, 6th Sep 2011 04:54 pm
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    16th Sep 2011 03:21 pm Go to last post
  9. For Reference Only

    We've had a few differing opinions at work as to what it means to stamp a drawing with 'For Reference Only'. Some people use it for any unfinished drawings, others use it to convey "I'm not certain...

    Started by Barneel‎, 25th Nov 2013 11:41 am
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    26th Nov 2013 03:23 pm Go to last post
  10. Angry Getting upper Management to listen ???

    Anyone around here got any advice on getting upper management to listen. They consistently treat CAD as an easy button and even more angering, cut the rug out from under me occasionally on things...

    Started by DANIEL‎, 7th Feb 2012 10:10 pm
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    3rd Apr 2012 10:03 pm Go to last post
  11. Anybody have a copy of their company's CAD Handbook?

    I have the honor of now creating my company's CAD Handbook. Mostly for record keep & to pass on to new employees. Thing is, I'm looking to see if anybody has a copy on PDF or Word format so I can...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 6th Aug 2008 02:29 pm
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    30th May 2012 04:17 am Go to last post
  12. STB and CTB advantages/ disadvantages

    There is a lot of misinformation concerning CTB and STB and so I am offering this as my input to the issue. I like STB’s over CTB’s for my situation, and I have bolded the areas where I find STB’s to...

    Started by rkent‎, 24th Sep 2008 03:17 am
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    7th Jul 2011 12:13 am Go to last post
  13. Do you review drawings? what does a good set of drawings look like to you?

    This goes out to Architects, Engineers and designers who review drawings from other companies - eg. Contractors, sub-contractors, manufacturers and the like. What fills you full of joy when you...

    Started by Pablo Ferral‎, 19th Jan 2013 09:51 pm
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    28th Jan 2013 01:41 pm Go to last post
  14. Need advice about wasted time in the office

    I am from a small office (3 drafters, 1 office manager and 2 principals) and I have seen a growing use of the internet and a LOT of time being wasted looking stuff up, playing games, chatting, etc. ...

    Started by gbelous‎, 27th Jul 2010 03:00 pm
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    30th Aug 2011 07:43 am Go to last post
  15. 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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    21st May 2012 06:06 pm Go to last post
  16. 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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    25th Mar 2014 05:24 pm Go to last post
  17. Autodesk maintenance plan going away - only subscription in the future

    Anyone else get the letter from Autodesk telling you the maintenance plan is being phased out with prices for the next 3 years going up through 2019? The implication is that in 2020 you won't be...

    Started by rkent‎, 3rd Mar 2017 11:47 pm
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    13th Mar 2017 02:05 pm Go to last post
  18. Autodesk prices

    For those that are not aware, Autode$k prices are changing as of 25th March 2008. See the link for details. http://www.excitech.co.uk/news/Autodesk_2008_prices.asp

    Started by LElkins‎, 5th Mar 2008 02:00 pm
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    5th Mar 2008 06:22 pm Go to last post
  19. Why PDF?

    As a company we have always stubbornly printed drawings in PDF form. The excuse is our client want PDF drawings. However, I feel like it is just what people are used to and don't want to fiddle...

    Started by Blam‎, 19th Oct 2012 04:49 pm
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    16th Dec 2012 11:01 pm Go to last post
  20. How many of you are still the primary drafter at your company?

    I just want to get a feel for how many of us CAD managers are still the primary person doing the drafting, or at least the go-to person for anything that is complex or needs to be done quickly. After...

    Started by SuperCAD‎, 24th Mar 2011 06:49 pm
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    22nd Apr 2011 04:39 pm Go to last post
  21. How to Organize Project Folders

    My company is growing a lot right now and we're trying to get organized before we bring in more people. One of the things we have to address is how our project foldrs are set up. Currently we just...

    Started by CADgirl‎, 7th Oct 2013 02:57 pm
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    9th Oct 2013 11:44 pm Go to last post
  22. 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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    cad, sketchup
    • Replies: 35
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    2nd May 2014 09:29 pm Go to last post
  23. Cad Handbook!

    Alright, after about a year of employment at my current job.. I've finally caught enough time to sit down and put some of our company CAD standards on paper! This is something I've been pushing for...

    Started by Pineapple‎, 25th Aug 2008 04:42 pm
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    1st Jun 2012 04:12 am Go to last post
  24. CAD Standards updates annually as a minimum

    as is the norm at this time of year for me, I am currently reading our current 'Standards' Manual over and over again (what fun !) After this, I then plan to rewrite it all pretty much from...

    Started by NBC‎, 15th Jan 2008 01:33 pm
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    12th Jun 2009 02:15 am Go to last post
  25. Unhappy Prevent the use of new CAD layers

    We are currently attempting to find a way to lock down the ability to make a new layer in AutoCAD, likely version 2011 or 2012. We have several scripts that update a number of floor plans and...

    Started by portama1‎, 17th Jan 2012 04:15 pm
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    18th Jan 2012 11:47 am Go to last post

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