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  1. File Path in Options for Multiple Users

    Is there a way that I can easily set the file paths in OPTIONS (for multiple users) so when we upgrade to a new version of AutoCAD, I can easily establish the network paths for our tool palettes,...

    Started by Scoobydoo‎, 28th Mar 2016 11:34 pm
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    29th Mar 2016 02:49 am Go to last post
  2. new draugtsman

    any exercises to determine if a draughtsman is competent on autocad?

    Started by chrisdarmanin‎, 18th Mar 2016 04:09 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    25th Mar 2016 12:00 pm Go to last post
  3. Keeping Company Tool Palettes Up-to-date

    Hello, So I am new to creating tool palettes and I am currently in the process of creating tool palettes that will be used by all of our employees. My question is, what is the best way to be sure...

    Started by PaulS00‎, 15th Jan 2016 06:20 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    9th Mar 2016 11:47 pm Go to last post
  4. Polyline global width keeps changing to varies?

    Hi all, I am using AutoCad 2015, the problem I have is that when I select a polyline, do select similar and change the global width to 0.15 (for example) then when I save the drawing and re-open...

    Started by JAmbrose‎, 4th Mar 2016 12:33 pm
    global width, polyline, vary
    • Replies: 1
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    4th Mar 2016 02:12 pm Go to last post
  5. Dimensions and text keep inserting on a default layer I want changed.

    Hey, I am trying to create new drawing templates for 3 different professional disciplines that will be working together on a project using National CAD Standards. I have the layers, text styles,...

    Started by scarborough‎, 24th Feb 2016 01:03 am
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  6. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    6th Feb 2016 06:24 am Go to last post
  7. issue with 'timeoutall'

    Hello, I am having issues with the timeoutall function in my opt file. Does anyone know if the location of the setting within the opt file has an effect? I am ending up with users exceeding...

    Started by sandiegophil‎, 21st Jan 2016 10:01 pm
    flex, license, timeoutall
    • Replies: 2
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    22nd Jan 2016 05:49 pm Go to last post
  8. Command Problems.

    Hi, My apologies if the solution is so simple that I should be spanked. When pressing a command letter such as E for erase, C for copy, etc., the response is either none or slow and I get...

    Started by ArcDesignLab‎, 19th Jan 2016 03:48 pm
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  9. Have to open options and apply for every dwg in order for palettes to work

    says it all really. I have read/write on network folder. I build all palettes then other network machines read my palettes typical share palettes job. they all have read only to the folder. for...

    Started by JADT‎, 18th Jan 2016 12:07 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  10. Question BSI or ISO standard text heights for an A1 border

    I've working on an A1 border that matches our ANSI D border. We use the following text heights: 1/16" 3/32" --- Our standard text height for most work 1/8" 5/32" 1/4" Does anyone know...

    Started by WPerciful‎, 23rd Dec 2015 05:48 am
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    3rd Jan 2016 12:17 am Go to last post
  11. Making script to change layers

    Hi all I'm trying to create a script to change layer A to layer B and match layer B's properties What command should i use in the script? thanks :edit i think i have to use the...

    Started by Ibanezboy21‎, 22nd Dec 2015 05:36 am
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd Dec 2015 12:38 pm Go to last post
  12. Layer Translation Mappings

    I'm working on the translation of a large number of Layers, from existing to new ones, according to exactly defined pattern. And all this for 1,000 drawings. Using command Layer Translator...

    Started by Nenad Mutavdzic‎, 2nd Dec 2015 11:45 am
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    layer manger
    • Replies: 17
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    14th Dec 2015 12:09 pm Go to last post
  13. Integration of different software

    Hi all, I am wondering how different organisations or people handle the integration of several software packages. The only major project I worked on which was designed in 3D (BIM) used several...

    Started by dkeran‎, 9th Dec 2015 12:51 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    9th Dec 2015 03:31 pm Go to last post
  14. Drawing standards? What are those?

    Long time members of this forum have read my many criticisms regarding drawings I've received from outside contractors and vendors. I thought I'd share an example of one that was sent to me by the...

    Started by ReMark‎, 3rd Dec 2015 05:00 pm
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    8th Dec 2015 01:43 am Go to last post
  15. Batch file version

    I am setting up a review process of drawing submissions from a client. There will be up to 100 submissions with anything from 10 to 100 drawings per submission. My main aim is to check the file...

    Started by dkeran‎, 24th Nov 2015 10:15 am
    • Replies: 6
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    30th Nov 2015 03:33 pm Go to last post
  16. Disadvantage of sheetsets

    I am interested in hearing disadvantages and problems firms have used when moving to sheet-sets. There is a push internally to try to move to these (from the current system of using paperspace...

    Started by Organic‎, 30th Nov 2014 01:02 am
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    19th Nov 2015 05:48 pm Go to last post
  17. Network License Issue

    We are running Autodesk Building Suite. Both AutoCAD and Revit have the same serial numbers. When I start AutoCAD 2016, it hangs during the processing of checking for Network License. If I...

    Started by profcad‎, 23rd Sep 2015 09:25 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    18th Nov 2015 08:19 am Go to last post
  18. What are the best ways to name CAD files?

    Im interning for a medium sized company and I was tasked with creating a new file structure and naming system for our engineering files. I was wondering what are the best ways to name CAD files so...

    Started by cadintern7896‎, 9th Jun 2015 10:24 pm
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    help me, help wanted, help with assignment, naming, solidworks
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    5th Nov 2015 06:47 pm Go to last post
  19. Drawing Filing System

    Hi, My boss has asked me to look out a filing system where all our employees can save and store revised files that only employees can access, with a search engine that we can find anything we are...

    Started by texaspete88‎, 7th Oct 2015 10:16 pm
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    5th Nov 2015 04:44 pm Go to last post
  20. Where are plot files

    I went to look for where my plot files are so I can add some some more hatch files & the path shown does not exist. Is it somehow hidden? In tools-options-files I see the path;...

    Started by himoonz‎, 3rd Nov 2015 05:55 am
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    3rd Nov 2015 11:48 am Go to last post
  21. Startup Autocad with two setup options

    I've got users that work for two different departments. One using 1 unit = 1' and the other using 1 unit = 1". So, I'd like to load a different set of Lisps at startup depending on who they are...

    Started by yrnomad‎, 29th Sep 2015 12:02 am
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Sep 2015 04:36 pm Go to last post
  22. Hatch Tool Pallette not working

    We have 4 drafters using AutoCAD LT 2016, 1 using AutoCAD Mechanical 2016, and 1 using AutoCAD Mechanical 2012. I have created a Hatch tool palette from our 'source' drawing (we have several tool...

    Started by Heather_H‎, 21st Jul 2015 04:07 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    24th Sep 2015 06:44 pm Go to last post
  23. Batch copy support files from network to local pc

    Hi all Currently my setup is to have all the AutoCAD support files stored on the network. This has been causing some lag due to a slow network. So what I want to do is have a batch file run on...

    Started by pixel8er‎, 7th Aug 2015 03:52 pm
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    • Replies: 16
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    10th Aug 2015 02:03 pm Go to last post
  24. Network affecting AutoCAD

    Hi all I've got an issue at work with general AutoCAD slowness for users. I'm working through trying to resolve it. One of the things I'm wondering about is our network. Our IT folk have...

    Started by pixel8er‎, 28th Jun 2015 12:31 pm
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    • Replies: 18
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    5th Aug 2015 06:45 am Go to last post
  25. Tool Pallet Update

    First, thanks in advance for any teaching or help. Background, small company that does civil, engineering and arch. Lately we have developed a large number of blocks in a effort to become more...

    Started by Tahano54‎, 3rd Jul 2015 03:42 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    5th Aug 2015 02:00 am Go to last post

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