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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. 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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  9. 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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    10th Feb 2014 05:26 pm Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Need advice on buying a plotter

    We are looking to take the plunge and buy a plotter for the office. I have very little experience with plotters (have printed to one maybe 3 or 4 times) and really don't know what to look for. ...

    Started by mrkmpn‎, 13th Jan 2014 02:25 pm
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  17. 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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  18. AutoCAD and a Smartboard

    We recently purchased a smart board to allow for us to further collaborate on some of our larger projects. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with utilizing a smart board with tablet...

    Started by Mike_Taylor‎, 23rd Dec 2013 08:33 pm
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  19. Student needing help choosing the right notebook

    I'm an interior student working towards an MFA. This upcoming semester we will start using autocad/revit and a number of other possible programs for drafting. I've had the hardest time making a...

    Started by Artnature82‎, 27th Dec 2013 01:52 am
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  20. ACER Aspire V3-772G 17.3"

    I'm looking to get a laptop that going to run AutoCAD Architecture but I'm not up on specs. I'm looking at an ACER Aspire V3-772G 17.3" which has the following spec, Processor Intel® Core™...

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 13th Dec 2013 02:32 pm
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  21. Question what hardware configurations for the future

    hello,my laptop has broken down so i have to buy a new computer.so i m thinking about what kind of laptop i should buy.I want to use it for autocad and solidworks at least coming three versions of...

    Started by hht‎, 27th Nov 2013 12:23 pm
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  22. Questions regarding hardware acceleration

    I'm not sure if this is applicable to you guys, but when my hardware acceleration is off and dynamic is on, whenever i draw a line it goes laggy. Of course the solution is as simple as turning H.A....

    Started by slinsky‎, 9th Nov 2013 11:01 am
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  23. New work computer, more powerful or not?

    The companies IT department convinced me to accept a new computer. Previously I had a HP Z210 workstation with a i3-2120 3.3ghz chip 4GB RAM and a Quadro 400 gfx card. The one they have given me...

    Started by Glen1980‎, 6th Nov 2013 09:13 am
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  24. Laptop for drafting with AutoCAD 2013 - Graphics card?

    Hi all, I am looking at buying new laptops for the guys at work. We will be running AutoCAD 2013 (upgrading mid 2014 to AutoCAD 2015, then every 2 years thereafter) and need something that won't...

    Started by snakebite729‎, 4th Nov 2013 05:53 am
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  25. New Laptop slow with Autocad 3D

    Ok, I have had my new laptop for around 5 months now and I am not overly impressed with its performance at all. Here is the spec: ACER Aspire 6530G AMD Turion X2 Dual Core (2.0Ghz, 1MB L2 Cache)...

    Started by daveyboyd‎, 28th Aug 2009 02:15 pm
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    2nd Nov 2013 08:11 pm Go to last post

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