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  1. "File Not Valid"

    Hello peoples! I have a serious problem! We have some old files from 1996 that when we try to open them AutoCAD replies "file not valid", then goes back to the open window for file selection. I...

    Started by Spiderguy‎, 14th Jan 2010 04:23 pm
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  2. "page setup" Plotting issues with other computers

    I am having problems with “page setup” in autocad 2012…The other computers are either running autocad 2012 or 2011..We are all on a network…We all have the Oce installed off the network…Someone will...

    Started by Jessica28‎, 11th Oct 2011 06:23 pm
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  3. Exclamation *.AC$ file - okay to delete huge files?

    I know that the *.AC$ file is a backup file. I believe it's the "undo" backup file if I'm not mistaken. I occasionally run WinDirStat on my computer just to see what has accumulated and to my...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 9th May 2011 02:03 pm
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    18th May 2011 01:41 pm Go to last post
  4. *.dfs file

    I have a file on my server called "mvsetup.dfs". I don't know what it's for. It may have been something I was practicing some time ago, but I don't recall. Any ideas as to what it's for?

    Started by qball‎, 3rd May 2011 11:26 pm
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    4th May 2011 07:46 am Go to last post
  5. .bak files

    2 Questions: 1. Does anyone find it helpful that AutoCAD saves a .bak for each .dwg in a folder? In all my time with AutoCAD I have never used one. 2. After all these years, our firm has HEAPS...

    Started by YZ‎, 5th Jun 2008 06:00 am
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  6. .bak files

    Is there a way to have AuotCad put the bak files in a different directory?

    Started by meecpc‎, 2nd Mar 2009 08:38 pm
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    15th Jul 2009 02:02 pm Go to last post
  7. .dc file extensions

    hello, I was emailed a .dc file that was created many years ago. I am pretty sure it is a a design cad file. I have opened design cad files in autocad before but not this one. Anyone know how...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 19th Oct 2010 09:07 pm
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    20th Oct 2010 08:23 pm Go to last post
  8. Embarrassed 2007 Layer DESCRIPTION Feature

    The Layer DESCRIPTION feature is great in ACAD 2007. When I use the Layer States Manager to dump a .LAS file to the server, the DESCRIPTIONS get stripped off. I use the LAS files to restore those...

    Started by Lenny‎, 16th Nov 2009 07:38 pm
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  9. 2016 and Acaddoc.lsp

    Previously, I have always used my acaddoc.lsp to load all my custom programs upon starting AC. It seems AC 2016 doesn't automatically load that file. Do I need to rename it? What file is this model...

    Started by resullins‎, 13th Apr 2015 04:58 pm
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  10. 2016 format

    We coming up to our renewal on our subscriptions and one factor we're thinking about is when they are going to update the file format for CAD. I can't find any info about it online. Does anyone...

    Started by Epicurwin‎, 18th Sep 2014 06:41 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    19th Sep 2014 04:14 pm Go to last post
  11. Question 3D CAD workstation deployment question

    I need help solving a hardware deployment problem for a client! I've got just over 1500sq ft of floor space + 300-400 sq ft max for IT data center. I've got to get 16-18 3D CAD engineers / 3D...

    Started by pparker‎, 21st Nov 2008 12:44 am
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    2nd Dec 2008 11:59 am Go to last post
  12. A bit rusty on AutoCAD - need some standards

    Hello everyone, Bit of a long story but I'll do my best to keep it short. I used to use AutoCAD R14, along with Architectural Desktop and used to do a almost all my work in 3D (late 1990's). ...

    Started by Jez(UK)‎, 16th Jan 2009 08:28 pm
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  13. a plot or publish command is already being processed

    Good morning I hope that some of you may be able to help on this one as it has me a little baffled. If i send a print through to the plotter and then try to move on to another drawing and try to...

    Started by BITDRAUGHTY‎, 27th Jun 2008 09:48 am
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  14. A QA/QC checklist

    So I love things to be standardized and have order (read: OCD) and I'm curious if others out there use a QA/QC checklist on their projects before handing them off to an engineer for review on...

    Started by Dan Johnson‎, 5th Aug 2012 04:27 am
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  15. Idea A remote-accessible server solution for CAD

    For the past few years we have been using a Linux SMB file server, located within the office LAN, to host all of the project files. It works well because it is fast enough that I can mount the SMB...

    Started by uhcafigdc‎, 16th Dec 2008 07:31 pm
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  16. 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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  17. ACAD Lag w/ new server

    We recently made a change with our IT consultant and are now utilizing an off-site server for all file storage. Beginning with the switch to the offsite server, we've been experiencing extended lag...

    Started by mshearer‎, 19th Mar 2012 04:39 pm
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  18. Acadappp.lsp file

    Hi, I have acad 2010 and in the support directory i found a file with acadappp.lsp file whai i know that this is not acad program file due to this we are facing many problems like many of the...

    Started by kulfi‎, 22nd Mar 2011 05:56 am
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  19. ACADDOC.LSP file suddenly not working?!?

    Got a real issue maybe. Here's what I've checked: 1. The path is correct in the Support File Search Path, and at the top of the list. 2. The paths are correct in the ACADDOC.LSP file and they...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 30th Jun 2011 08:16 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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  21. accidentally overwrote a file

    I accidentally overwrote a cad file with an earlier file. Is there any way of retieving the later file even if I have closed the program and switched off my computer? please!

    Started by HMA peter‎, 14th Nov 2009 10:29 am
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  22. Action Macros Won't Transfer

    Quick breakdown of what's happening. I have a bunch of Action Macros that I've made that switch Tool Palettes. We have a separate TP for each of our manufacturers, that's been populated from our...

    Started by resullins‎, 23rd Mar 2015 03:46 pm
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  23. Add a Plotter

    Im running Mep 2009. Im trying to get to the add a plotter wizard. The clip I watched that i'm trying to follow says to go to the tools pulldown. Which I dont have. I searched through my other...

    Started by ANDY0871‎, 26th Aug 2008 01:03 pm
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  24. Adding Blocks to Tool Palette

    We have a hard time to add blocks to the Tool Palette. By the book it should be simply like drag and drop, but in our case the block does not stick. We need to customize our Tool Palette to speed up...

    Started by Krystyna‎, 25th Mar 2010 01:56 pm
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  25. adding custom hatches to custom palette

    hi does anyone know how i can add a hatch i have created to a custom pallete thanks again. S:)

    Started by sw33ney‎, 16th Mar 2009 02:47 pm
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    1st May 2009 04:18 pm Go to last post

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