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  1. 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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  2. 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
    8 Pages
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    autocad, drafters, engineers
    • Replies: 73
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    13th Sep 2011 05:18 pm Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. 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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    20th Jun 2013 04:21 pm Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. Can't Create New Layer!

    i imported a dwg into a dwt. but now some of my linework & hatch are on the same layer as my gEarth raster. I want to move them to their own new layer (so I can manipulate them in 3D). However,...

    Started by CadBrat‎, 6th Aug 2008 12:14 am
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    15th Aug 2008 05:41 pm Go to last post
  7. Drawing Office Standards

    HI does anyone know the correct procedure on drawing revisions, there seems to be some difference of opinion how cad drawings should be managed. ie, preliminary, tender, construction, as fitted ...

    Started by FIFTHTEXAS‎, 23rd Dec 2008 09:16 am
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    9th Feb 2010 02:56 pm Go to last post
  8. Can't remove "Defpoints" Layer

    The drawing that I am working on only consist of one machine on "Zero" Layer. I am trying to get the drawing to only have one layer (Layer 0). I was able to remove all the other layers :), but I am...

    Started by Print_Master‎, 22nd Aug 2012 07:49 pm
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  9. Tests for CAD proficiency?

    Hi all. I'm about to embark on interviewing for co-ops, and am looking for sample tests to evaluate my skills and improve them. I was hoping for any advice or even better, links to tests used by...

    Started by mcrae44‎, 20th Jan 2012 10:46 am
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    7th Feb 2012 10:13 pm Go to last post
  10. 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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    3rd Jul 2013 02:57 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. 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
  13. 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
  14. AutoCAD multiple logins and default settings

    Hi! Apologies if this has been discussed before, but as I not sure what I am looking for it quite hard! Here is the situation, I have worked in several offices now where AutoCAD is installed...

    Started by nlao‎, 22nd Mar 2011 12:47 pm
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    autocad, default, profiles, windows
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    15th Jun 2011 07:44 pm Go to last post
  15. Testing CAD Proficiency

    Has anyone been able to find a test, either written or CAD based, that you can give to your drafters to see just how good they are? I'm going to be taking over as the CAD manager for the company I...

    Started by SuperCAD‎, 18th Sep 2008 01:24 pm
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    19th Nov 2008 04:03 am Go to last post
  16. Casement Window Swing Direction

    I just began working on building elevations and had a question about the convention used to indicate swing direction on casement windows. It seems like the standard in the US is to treat the window...

    Started by Pineapple‎, 14th Sep 2007 12:25 pm
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    4th May 2012 05:01 pm Go to last post
  17. Loading / Reloading CUIX files.

    Hi All, I keep running into a small but annoying issue with our custom menu’s in AutoCAD. I have two menu’s (in two CUIX files) that are loaded in AutoCAD, and they’re loaded from a network...

    Started by DVDM‎, 4th Aug 2010 02:41 am
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    24th Mar 2014 01:12 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. How does your drawing numbering system work..?

    ... and how do you file your drawings and handle revisions? I'm struggling with the amorphic way the drawings are handled in this office, and have the silly situation of having to alter two...

    Started by Strix‎, 8th May 2007 12:37 pm
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    11th Aug 2007 05:18 am Go to last post
  20. 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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    16th Jul 2014 07:24 pm Go to last post
  21. .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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    27th Jun 2008 06:26 pm Go to last post
  22. Can I turn off drawing1.dwg?

    I've had requests to stop drawing1.dwg from automatically opening when starting ACAD. Is this possible? :huh:

    Started by Seneb‎, 6th Feb 2009 08:00 pm
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    31st Jan 2014 03:35 pm Go to last post
  23. Unreconciled layers

    HI I have come across this warming labels but not sure the meaning behind it. When I start to plot I get this warming label UNRECONCILED NEW LAYERS EXIST IN THE THE DRAWING. I hit "no" and...

    Started by brl2008‎, 4th Apr 2011 10:47 pm
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  24. CAD Standards for fire alarm

    I design and install fire alarms. It is required that I develop and submit drawings for each fire alarm I install (state code) I mostly have my own standards the I came up with my self but I think I...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 4th Jan 2013 04:55 pm
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    4th Jan 2013 06:12 pm Go to last post
  25. 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

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