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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. 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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    25th Sep 2015 02:57 pm Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    5th Sep 2015 02:35 am Go to last post
  4. 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
  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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    10th Aug 2015 01:28 am Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    4th Aug 2015 04:46 pm Go to last post
  8. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    21st May 2015 09:48 pm Go to last post
  9. 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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    7th May 2015 10:31 pm Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    13th Apr 2015 04:14 pm Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
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    3rd Feb 2015 08:37 pm Go to last post
  19. 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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  20. 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
  21. Scanning old mylar/vellum as-builts

    Hi all, I have a canon ipFA768 plotter with a Colortrac scanner on board. I've recently come across old as-builts that are getting pretty messed up and will probably have to look at scanning them...

    Started by GISdude‎, 16th Jan 2015 03:47 pm
    as-built, mylar, scanner
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    17th Jan 2015 02:04 pm Go to last post
  22. Upgrading Graphics, which card?

    I am thinking of upgrading my graphics card as I currently run a GT 640 which isn't great. I am also doing more 3D work recently. The rest of my specs are: Win 7 64 bit Core i7-3770 8 GB RAM...

    Started by Buzza‎, 3rd Dec 2014 06:23 pm
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    28th Dec 2014 02:41 am Go to last post
  23. Work Notebook for ACAD 2014

    Hello All, I was looking at Best Buy for a new Notebook and wanted to get everyone's input on the Lenovo Y50. I searched the forums and didn't see anything on this computer. Price is $1149,...

    Started by CADMASTER1128‎, 1st Dec 2014 06:24 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    3rd Dec 2014 06:40 pm Go to last post
  24. Buying a Notebook to run Autocad 2015

    Hi Basic Info is that I'm wanting to buy a Lenovo s20 laptop with a; Intel® Celeron® Processor N2840 (2.16 GHz, 2.58 GHz with Burst, 1 MB cache) Ram 4 Gb Storage 320 Gb Im basically...

    Started by Felix Carter - Shaw‎, 20th Nov 2014 10:35 pm
    help me, laptop
    • Replies: 7
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    21st Nov 2014 12:15 pm Go to last post
  25. New performance measures from dell

    I just got this in an e-mail from AUGI about Dell's new T1700 running Auto Cad 2015. Really this kind of data is subjective you compare new software to old software on a old computer then you run...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 19th Nov 2014 08:20 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    19th Nov 2014 10:52 pm Go to last post

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