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  1. Cool Sticky Thread Sticky: Windows 7 - experiences

    Hi Guys Can anybody tell me if they are using Windows 7 with Autocad 2009 and if they know of any problems. We will be upgrading to 7 and our office is using Acad 2009. Cheers Dodge 8)

    Started by DODGE‎, 29th Oct 2009 11:22 pm
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  1. AutoCAD Panning with mouse wheel

    This function stopped working for me. Using a Logitech M310 mouse. While in my drawing it was working great, it stopped working while I was within the same drawing, had not shut down or opened...

    Started by Gideon‎, 9th Aug 2014 08:43 pm
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    12th Aug 2014 01:00 am Go to last post
  2. Computer Specification Compatibility for AUTOCAD 2014 and construction software

    Hi All, I have chosen to custom build my laptop to meet my job requirements. I work as Trainee Construction engineer and surveyor (Using Office 2013, AUTOCAD 2D/3D tc). I am on a budget so please...

    Started by pjbzation123‎, 24th Jul 2014 02:59 pm
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    25th Jul 2014 03:39 am Go to last post
  3. Surveying Equipment - one man GPS direct to AutoCAD

    Hi ALL I see a few old threads on this topic, but expect things have moved on since then. I am looking to buy some surveying gear that takes our small office from two people holding a tape measure...

    Started by designerstuart‎, 17th Jul 2014 09:13 am
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  4. Laptop for CAD (Tight Budget)

    Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and AutoCAD so please forgive me if I have mistakes. I'm also not a techie, but I am trying to learn slowly as much as I can. I'm looking for a very...

    Started by abanlc‎, 11th Jun 2014 07:20 pm
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    6th Jul 2014 04:36 pm Go to last post
  5. Posting from new CAD machine

    Not quite ready to move over to it yet but so far so good. Specs: Dell Optiplex 9020 $1,600 Intel Core i7-4770 @3.4 GHz 16 GB ram Nvidia GeForce GTX 645 256 GB SSD primary HDD 1 TB secondary...

    Started by f700es‎, 27th Jun 2014 01:39 pm
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    27th Jun 2014 05:44 pm Go to last post
  6. Smile Running Autocad 2000 on 64 bit Windows 7

    I have just upgraded my PC to a new model running 64bit Windows 7 Home Edition. On my old PC running Windows XP I was able to run CAD2000 in a compatibility mode and I understand that it may be...

    Started by Stanier‎, 4th Feb 2014 11:43 am
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    4th Jun 2014 07:56 pm Go to last post
  7. New to the forum... not new to AutoCad

    I am a self taught interior designer using AutoCad 2014 Architectural edition. Self taught in the past 6 months might I add. I already see the value in upgrading my current computer which is 5 years...

    Started by srzdesigns‎, 25th May 2014 07:34 pm
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    28th May 2014 06:13 pm Go to last post
  8. Leica Disto D8 AutoCAD 2013 plugin

    Has anyone had any success getting the latest Leica DISTO Transfer PC software (v3.80)to install its plugin with AutoCAD 2013? I've followed all the instructions in the Leica guide. I get it to...

    Started by atomdrift‎, 11th Apr 2012 02:59 pm
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    16th May 2014 03:51 am Go to last post
  9. My Laptop Specs for Autocad

    This is my laptop specs. Brand : Asus Processor : Intel® Core™ i3 2350M Processor Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Chipset ...

    Started by marcuel‎, 12th May 2014 02:56 am
    • Replies: 6
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    12th May 2014 01:24 pm Go to last post
  10. Cool Best autocad 2d mouse? Pros/cons?

    Just wanted to start a discussion, I know ALL mice are different and ALL people are different in what they prefer and what works best for them. However, I just wanted to get a general idea of what...

    Started by tmelancon‎, 30th Apr 2014 05:22 pm
    2d drafting, buttons, hardware, mouse, options
    • Replies: 1
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    30th Apr 2014 05:40 pm Go to last post
  11. new computer tower needed

    I currently am operating AutoCAD 2004 on a windows XP system that has memory still but a processor speed just cannot keep up today. I can't be on the internet and draw at the same time without...

    Started by nclohmeier‎, 5th Apr 2014 07:19 pm
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  12. Star New Build & Review - i7-4770K - 32GB DDR3-1866 - GTX 770 2GB

    Thought I'd share a build I did yesterday, tested and tuned with Revit and AutoCAD. This thing is fast. To start off, a full spec list of the most important parts: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 15th Feb 2014 10:34 pm
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  13. ideal mouse

    what are the features of an ideal mouse for autocad studies? Can you give me key features for an ideal mouse please. Is it advisable to study with laptop mouse tab which is infront of the keyboard?

    Started by hht‎, 27th Mar 2014 11:49 am
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    4th Apr 2014 06:24 pm Go to last post
  14. New Mouse recommendations for CAD use

    Okay, so my Microsoft Explorer 1362 mouse dongle died this morning (gets VERY hot when plugged into a USB port now). I'm gutted as it's been an excellent mouse for CAD over the past 4 years or so. ...

    Started by bobsy852‎, 25th Mar 2014 03:07 pm
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    25th Mar 2014 10:14 pm Go to last post
  15. Recommendations requested for new computer specs

    To all, I am planning on buying a new computer in the next couple months. I would appreciate any recommendations on what is ideal for running the following simultaneously with the least lag: -...

    Started by EnvisionMan‎, 25th Mar 2014 04:23 pm
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    25th Mar 2014 06:29 pm Go to last post
  16. Autocad Not Loading

    Hope some one can help please? Had a problem with my computer All the programs had to be taken off. Now it clean. Reinstalled xp and then Office Not a problem. Next I down loaded Autocad 2012 from...

    Started by road runner‎, 13th Mar 2014 10:11 am
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  17. Embarrassed Install AutoCAD Arch 2008 on Windows 8

    Hi all! Just a quick question I'm hoping someone can help me with. Looking to get some additional help with a project from a friend of mine. I have an open seat on our 2008 Architectual desktop...

    Started by SHELLEPOCH‎, 11th Mar 2014 03:22 pm
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    11th Mar 2014 07:31 pm Go to last post
  18. Budget Laptop for Student.

    So I need advise on a laptop for a cad student. I have a desktop at home so just need something that I can do some work on between classes that will cope, it does not have to be fast or anything...

    Started by jbgraphic‎, 6th Nov 2013 06:40 pm
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  19. Top End Macbook Pro Retina vs Top End (redesigned) Alienware M18

    I'm looking to buy a laptop that will last for about the next 5 years. By "last" i mean run the same software (autocad, 3ds max, 2014, photoshop cs6) 5 years later. Or better, handle some newer...

    Started by michaeltadeo‎, 20th Oct 2013 01:35 pm
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  20. GT 640 3gb DDR3 graphics card....? Anybody use one....?

    Local retailer has a nice off the shelf system for under a grand.....It comes with the Nvidia GT640 3gb DDR3 graphics card.... I know the Quadro cards are better but the boss won't spring for a $2000...

    Started by wee‎, 7th Feb 2014 09:20 pm
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    9th Feb 2014 06:24 am Go to last post
  21. What to focus on when upgrading a Dell R5400 Workstation

    Hi The company I work for flushed out some "old" computers when migrating from XP to Win 7. I got my hands on a Dell R5400 workstation from 2008: Dual Xeon E5450 (12 MB, 3.0GHz, quad core)...

    Started by Ferronovum‎, 7th Feb 2014 10:51 am
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  22. hardware improvement suggestions

    Our company will be upgrading the engineering departments workstations in the near future, and I'm looking for some real world suggestions vs. Autodesks recommended specs. My current station, which...

    Started by Enigma‎, 23rd Aug 2013 11:44 pm
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  23. XEON e5 processor, Is anyone using one of these processors?

    Just wondering about who would need this much of a processor. What software and work you are doing? Do you feel you could get by with less? Most of these processors are now above 1k. Is it really...

    Started by Handiman‎, 2nd Dec 2013 06:19 pm
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  24. AutoCAD 2014 Performace

    Hello all! I am currently looking into a ACAD certified Laptop to run 2014. However all these computers have high end i7 processors which concerns me because AutoCAD doesn't have muti-thread...

    Started by CADMASTER1128‎, 26th Jan 2014 11:26 pm
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  25. New PC for AutoCAD LT 2014

    Hello, I am upgrading the computer and want to make sure that it will run AutoCAD LT 2014 comfortably. I know I need to exceed the recommended specs to get it running smoothly. I dont really do...

    Started by gavindmc‎, 21st Jan 2014 11:39 am
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    22nd Jan 2014 12:50 pm Go to last post

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