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  1. 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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  2. Excel cells, data link & tables.

    Hello everyone, First off; please move this thread if in the wrong sub-forum. I have created a "protected" Excel spread sheet with the text, and data formatted the way i want it to display....

    Started by baker‎, 12th Dec 2012 07:14 pm
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    12th Dec 2012 07:58 pm Go to last post
  3. tool palette mistery

    I have an issue where my custom tools on a tool palette allof a sudden stopped working correctly… If I open the source file the tools work as they should,correctly. But when I open a new filefrom...

    Started by cadman6735‎, 3rd Dec 2012 07:13 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    5th Dec 2012 06:16 pm Go to last post
  4. Problem with installing product and the options tab

    I've installed a student version of autocad 2013...When I go to the "options" dialog box i'm not seeing the AEC tabs...At work i have 5 AEC tabs starting with AEC Editor...DOes anyone know why i...

    Started by Gino197‎, 29th Nov 2012 03:19 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    29th Nov 2012 04:03 pm Go to last post
  5. Work flow in the drafting office

    I'm doing a CAD drafting course ( Civil ), but haven't got any real work experience. Could anyone kindly explain what a drafter do in a real work place. I understand that every office is different to...

    Started by jac12‎, 23rd Nov 2012 01:03 am
    • Replies: 6
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    25th Nov 2012 04:30 am Go to last post
  6. Black Thumbnails

    I've just had AutoCAD 13 installed on my machine, only one complaint so far - the thumbnail previews are a black blob and unreadable. According to support, this is due to them being saved in png...

    Started by Taylor Gibson‎, 8th Nov 2012 11:49 am
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  7. 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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    5th Nov 2012 07:02 pm Go to last post
  8. Setting default Workspace settings and document template

    I work in IT support at a large engineering college, we have over 100PCs which are used by 100s of students. I have created a system image for Windows 7 which includes all of the CAD/CAM software...

    Started by Chickenhawk72‎, 24th Oct 2012 03:44 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    26th Oct 2012 01:51 pm Go to last post
  9. Internal references, for Layout Numbers

    I am currently re-refreshing our CAD standard templates for my company, a large A/V integrator. We don't do a lot of architectural or any MEP, really only AV drawings and modifications to...

    Started by ThisIsMOC‎, 22nd Oct 2012 10:05 pm
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  10. Architectural Layer Standards

    Does anyone know where i can find a list of Architecural Layers standard for CAD. Names, Color, line style and line weight? I cant seem to find that information. Thank

    Started by smalls13_99‎, 19th Oct 2012 10:46 pm
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    19th Oct 2012 11:01 pm Go to last post
  11. First run error before custom script

    Hi all, I have a head scratching puzzle. With lots of help from previous posts I have a working script to preload a default workspace and rename it as the users loginname so they can amend...

    Started by Keywordkid‎, 10th Aug 2012 10:08 am
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    19th Oct 2012 04:22 pm Go to last post
  12. dws question

    I have been working along side my manager to get all of the drafters and drawings at our company on the same page. We have worked together and came up with a very effective dws file. However, I am...

    Started by tomhamlet‎, 17th Oct 2012 10:04 pm
    dws, manage, standards
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  13. Password Protecting a Template

    Hello, As the CAD Standards Supervisor for my company, I'm trying to find a way to password protect the drawing template that I've spent hundreds of hours developing. Any ideas? Thanks!

    Started by PaulS00‎, 25th Sep 2012 03:25 pm
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  14. Retaining OOTB defaults

    I've not had much luck on responses lately, seems my questions are either too chalenging or too studip to answer. So here goes... I've seen plenty of mention of using shortcut switches to define...

    Started by Keywordkid‎, 4th Oct 2012 02:29 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    12th Oct 2012 10:04 am Go to last post
  15. Color of layout tabs

    Does anyone know what controls the color of the layout tab that you are in? Mine is so dark I can't read what it says. When I'm in model space the text is white on a black background (which is...

    Started by hcostanzo‎, 9th Oct 2012 05:03 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    11th Oct 2012 04:32 pm Go to last post
  16. Working off network...freezing issues

    So the title fairly sums it up. When I'm traveling and working in AutoCAD there are multiple ways that AutoCAD will freeze: 1) If I try to 'saveas' a drawing...nothing happens and I have to force...

    Started by nnutting‎, 4th Oct 2012 11:25 pm
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    5th Oct 2012 10:06 pm Go to last post
  17. Network Palettes nolonger work

    Ok guys n girls I can't find a reason for this problem and I haven't found any relavent postings. I inherited a poorly defined CAD network with messy directories so I created a cleaner setup (in my...

    Started by Keywordkid‎, 28th Sep 2012 11:52 am
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  18. Embarrassed Help it's all gone wrong!

    I've tried going back to basics by creating a default installation and exporting clean fresh Profiles for AutoCAD 2012 and verified there is something amiss with my custom setup! Everything looks...

    Started by Keywordkid‎, 11th Sep 2012 05:01 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Sep 2012 11:25 am Go to last post
  19. Auto load profiles

    Hi, I have recently started using AutoCAD 2012 and after changing my OPTIONS settings I renamed the default profile (or whatever it is called) so it is the only profile in the list. Now every time...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 24th Aug 2012 10:52 am
    profile, profiles
    • Replies: 5
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    6th Sep 2012 10:08 am Go to last post
  20. CAD Catalog

    I have began working for a Millwork company that has thousands of Trim Profiles (Case Board, Base Board, Crown, T&G, etc...). Each Profile is saved individually as a DXF with a Number(name, mtext)...

    Started by kellenhaskell‎, 23rd Aug 2012 04:48 pm
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    24th Aug 2012 11:14 am Go to last post
  21. CAD Floor Plan Drawing

    Hi, I am doing my bachelors in Civil Engineering and am currently working on an internship project. I am drawing a floor plan for a factory and the factory is currently in the process of...

    Started by bulls2030‎, 23rd Jun 2012 02:21 am
    • Replies: 5
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    23rd Aug 2012 03:53 pm Go to last post
  22. Offline working with Inventor

    Hi all I'm looking for a best practice solution for working from home on Inventor files. I am currently using a VPN but as you can imagine it's painfully slow on anything bigger than single parts...

    Started by james 172‎, 20th Aug 2012 07:40 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Aug 2012 02:43 pm Go to last post
  23. What makes a great Technical drawing?

    This is a question that comes up frequently. I'm sure that you all have your own opinion - based on your industry and your companies needs. I'm interested in hearing your views. Is accuracy...

    Started by Pablo Ferral‎, 6th Aug 2012 08:29 pm
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    9th Aug 2012 10:47 am Go to last post
  24. Using layer states between projects

    I've been trying to standardize drawings at my company and I would like to use Layer State Manager between projects, but because my XREFs have different project numbers, the layers are named...

    Started by RThev1961‎, 8th Aug 2012 03:36 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    8th Aug 2012 04:47 pm Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    5th Aug 2012 06:36 am Go to last post

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