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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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    6th Dec 2013 12:28 pm Go to last post
  1. Is it enough for autocad 2014?

    Intel® Core i5-4460 Box (3.20GHz, 4C/4T, FSB 1600MHz, 84W, 22nm, 6MB cache, VGA HD 4600, socket 1150) B85M-D3V /s1150, Intel® B85 Express Chipset, 2xDDR3, PCI Express x16, 2xPCI Express x1, 1 x...

    Started by djx084‎, 15th Nov 2015 11:52 pm
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  2. Graphics card upgrade

    My current setup is:- ASUS P8Z68-VLX 32GB RAM Intel i5-2500K @3.3GHz NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 (0.5 GB RAM) WD WD1003FZEX 1TB SATA Hard Drive W/ 7200RPM 6Gb/s 64MB Cache and I...

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 23rd Nov 2015 01:19 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    24th Nov 2015 03:04 am Go to last post
  3. windows 10 title bar color?

    I just upgraded my computer at work to Windows 10 pro. I am using Autocad 2012 on it. I am also have my OS running the fall update that came out last week. (The one that is supposed to allow changing...

    Started by swats‎, 16th Nov 2015 09:45 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Nov 2015 02:23 pm Go to last post
  4. Acad 2000 in virtual machine

    I am having an issue with autocad 2000 running in virtual pc. Program seems to run fine except when I try to stretch or drag anything on the screen. I move my mouse and the pointer arrow moves...

    Started by ptdinc‎, 10th Nov 2015 06:02 pm
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    10th Nov 2015 06:02 pm Go to last post
  5. Please recommend a Graphics Card...

    Ok guys, I'm running Autocad 2012 - WinXP on a PentiumD processor @ 3.4GHz with 4 gigs ram and a video card that has been called "anemic" by a member of this forum... After looking at some of the...

    Started by Murphy625‎, 5th Aug 2015 04:10 am
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    5th Nov 2015 04:23 pm Go to last post
  6. Windows 10 x64 and AutoCAD 2014

    Just finished installing AutoCAD 2014 on my WIndows 10 (x64) laptop. This is my older AMD Athlon II x2 based unit. Under Windows 7 r2015 was a bit slow so I went back a version to see how it did on...

    Started by f700es‎, 18th Aug 2015 08:27 pm
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    20th Oct 2015 06:56 pm Go to last post
  7. jerky slow mouse

    I have tried all settings, changing mouse, different files, but my mouse continues to be very slow, jerky, hovers and does not snap to guides immediately. What else can I try?

    Started by tel‎, 16th Oct 2015 10:06 am
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    16th Oct 2015 10:33 am Go to last post
  8. Lost registration key

    I really didn't like Windows 10, so this morning I uninstalled it. Much to my dismay, it took the registrations for CAD 2011 and 2014 with it. I have the one for 2014, so that one is handled. All...

    Started by Sasparilla‎, 24th Sep 2015 02:25 am
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    25th Sep 2015 02:58 am Go to last post
  9. Cool grading and drainage plan

    I'm looking for software that works within autocad 2007 that will help with designing a sites drainage and grading plans. Handling stormwater to catch basins, swales, and retension ponds, etc....

    Started by smurphy‎, 4th Sep 2015 01:33 pm
    grading and drainage, slopes, stormwater
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    5th Sep 2015 02:35 am Go to last post
  10. Opinions on this motherboard and processor?

    I found a nice combo deal.. Looking for opinions for use with acad 2012.. upgrading my pentiumD....

    Started by Murphy625‎, 10th Aug 2015 01:31 am
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    10th Aug 2015 01:31 am Go to last post
  11. Exclamation Laptop delima.

    Hello, can some one please help me, by suggesting a good laptop for an Interior Designer (in India) ! I use software's like msoffice , autocad, 3ds max, Photoshop, sketchup, Maya ,etc. Willing to...

    Started by nidhi singhania‎, 5th Jul 2015 09:09 pm
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    9th Aug 2015 06:03 pm Go to last post
  12. Autocad 12 in realistic view is sucking up all my computer's power..

    I'm working with a PentiumD (dual core) processor at 3.6 Ghz.. 4 gigs ram.. My video card is an ATI Radeon X550 with dual SVGA outputs and hooked to two 27" monitors....

    Started by Murphy625‎, 3rd Aug 2015 10:24 pm
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    4th Aug 2015 04:46 pm Go to last post
  13. New CAD laptop

    So we had some $$ left over in this years budget and I asked about getting a laptop for CAD use as well as for meetings and presentations. It just came in and I thought I'd share the specs and price...

    Started by f700es‎, 21st May 2015 04:57 pm
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    21st May 2015 09:48 pm Go to last post
  14. Using SSD and Autocad on new PC

    Has anyone set up Autocad to reside in the SSD that is now becoming the norm in new Pc's and laptops. We have requested 128Gb in our new pc's. Whilst the OS is recommended to live there as start...

    Started by BIGAL‎, 15th Apr 2015 11:19 pm
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  15. New computer critique wanted

    Hi all Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the computer build I'm thinking about. Mainly 2D AutoCAD with a little 3ds Max visualisation. Obviously I could spend more and get a better box...

    Started by pixel8er‎, 18th Apr 2015 07:36 am
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    22nd Apr 2015 05:17 pm Go to last post
  16. Help me (IT Guy) build a couple of systems for my AutoCAD LT guys.

    Hello all, I have been reading and learning on here what I could so I have some idea, but I thought I'd better ask a couple of quick questions to ensure I'm building what my guys need. I'd...

    Started by SE_Tech‎, 27th Jan 2015 07:40 pm
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    19th Apr 2015 03:17 am Go to last post
  17. Hardware/graphics driver/HP

    I am experiencing a problem that is becoming a real pain. I am using a Intel HD Graphics 4600 video card in a HP Envy laptop running AutoCAD architecture 2015. Every time that I leave the computer...

    Started by itsmesrd‎, 11th Apr 2015 02:51 am
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    13th Apr 2015 04:14 pm Go to last post
  18. 3D scanning, best scanner?

    Hi folks, I would like to figure out a way to scan parts I have into 3D models straight into autocad models. Is this easily doable with affordable hardware? I see a few 3d scanners out there, some...

    Started by agilroy‎, 7th Apr 2015 02:17 am
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    7th Apr 2015 02:17 am Go to last post
  19. Dual tray 11x17 Laser Printer Recommendations

    Hello everyone. I am currently looking into upgrading our office printer. We are currently using a Brother MFC-6490CW. Critical things we need: -Dual tray (1 for 8.5x11, 1 for 11x17) -Laser...

    Started by rwhitt0724‎, 8th Jan 2014 05:15 pm
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    7th Apr 2015 01:37 am Go to last post
  20. 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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    31st Mar 2015 12:28 pm Go to last post
  21. 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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    7th Mar 2015 12:09 pm Go to last post
  22. AutoCAD I now have a speed comparison of Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1

    These are the numbers with the same hardware using Performance Benchmark software. Blue Line = Windows 10 - 01/30/2015; Red Line = Windows 8.1 - 04/27/2014 Edit: I cant read the numbers (I cant...

    Started by Currahee‎, 1st Feb 2015 05:21 pm
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    26th Feb 2015 02:36 pm Go to last post
  23. Question Trackman marble mouse---track wheel mouse

    I just bought a Logitech Trackman Mouse, because I had read it was a good mouse to use with autocad--I'm in autocad 2013. But I can't configure it to work in the auto cad as a "regular" mouse...

    Started by KAL‎, 3rd Feb 2015 06:27 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd Feb 2015 08:37 pm Go to last post
  24. Exclamation I just installed Windows 10

    I just installed Windows 10 and thought I would offer this thread to anyone that had any questions about Windows new OS. From what I have learned so far is it took 10 minutes to install and an...

    Started by Currahee‎, 24th Jan 2015 08:45 pm
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  25. Idea KeyMouse (keyboard/mouse combo) - Your Thoughts?

    Hello Friends, We are launching a new keyboard/mouse combo device on Kickstarter. A friend of mine is a CAD designer, and he feels like this product would be a nice fit for CAD designers. So...

    Started by KeyMouse‎, 23rd Jan 2015 06:13 pm
    hardware, keyboard, mouse
    • Replies: 0
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    23rd Jan 2015 06:13 pm Go to last post

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