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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. Help a newbie select a PC

    I an a long time structural engineer and have used AutoCad while working at firms for years. But only to view drawings, measure etc,, no drafting since we always have a drafting dept for that. ...

    Started by ACnewbie‎, 9th Mar 2018 07:47 pm
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    5th Jul 2018 11:39 pm Go to last post
  2. Xref not working AutoCAD 2014 on Windows 10 Pro

    os windows 10 updated to Windows 10 pro. externalreferences command is not working in autocad 2014 LT. please advice

    Started by dhananjay567‎, 24th Jun 2018 03:34 pm
    xref problem
    • Replies: 3
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    25th Jun 2018 09:34 pm Go to last post
  3. AutoCad 2007 black screen on Win 10

    Have been running 2007 on Win 7 for years. Installed 2007 on a new I7 HP with Win 10 64 pro. It installed and registered in the Win 7 compatiable mode. 2007 runs with administrator and loads a...

    Started by Levco101‎, 21st May 2018 08:11 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 580
    23rd Jun 2018 07:29 pm Go to last post
  4. Core i7-8700 or Xeon E3-1240 v5

    Intel Core i7-8700 3.2GHz or Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5 3.5GHz. Which of these chips would be better for AutoCAD? There isn't much difference in the price I've been quoted between the two and was...

    Started by Bob658‎, 21st Jun 2018 02:38 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    22nd Jun 2018 12:58 pm Go to last post
  5. Which graphics card?

    Hey, I have been looking for a laptop to run AutoCAD 2018. I am wondering whether gaming laptops will be suitable enough to run AutoCAD 2018 without any problems? Will the graphics card be...

    Started by Arun23‎, 13th Jun 2018 08:38 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 282
    14th Jun 2018 01:30 am Go to last post
  6. video drivers confusion

    i have a nvidia quadro k600 and i don't know if install the latest driver from nvidia homepage or see certificate driver from autocad and solidworks. but the problem is that the 2 programs (acad...

    Started by jim78b‎, 2nd Mar 2018 08:17 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 625
    3rd Mar 2018 07:38 am Go to last post
  7. Architecture 2007

    I am thinking about buying a new computer. I currently have a pc running ADT2007, but considering a MacBook Pro. Is there anyway to run ADT on a mac? I cant justify paying $5000+ for a new version...

    Started by aubtiger77‎, 14th May 2013 12:13 am
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    8th Jan 2018 06:11 pm Go to last post
  8. Can someone explain what happening in the backstage when switching layouts?

    Using Autocad 2018, I have really complicated drawing with 8 layouts. I'm suffering of long delay switching among layouts tabs. Since I have only 8GB RAM I can't afford caching all 8 layouts...

    Started by samifox‎, 21st Dec 2017 08:15 pm
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    5th Jan 2018 03:20 am Go to last post
  9. screen resolution mystery

    Hello, This is a mystery. I run windows 8.1. I use laptop and extend to a monitor. Every now and then my properties pallete and other such windows like layer manager is zoomed up (all text is...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 13th Sep 2017 06:12 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    15th Sep 2017 12:40 pm Go to last post
  10. Angry Middle Button on Mouse Won't Pan

    So, I've never had a problem with this before...but seemingly out of nowhere the middle wheel-button on my mouse stopped working when I try to pan real-time. In addition, double-clicking it will no...

    Started by stopandgo‎, 13th Apr 2010 11:46 am
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    10th Jul 2017 02:54 pm Go to last post
  11. Super computer and still slow AutoCAD

    Hello, my computer: Intel Core i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 RAM: 12 GB 64-Bit Windows 7 All of this and my AutoCAD is slugging around, now, I am fast, very fast. But am...

    Started by harrison-matt‎, 29th Mar 2011 08:10 pm
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    3rd Jul 2017 10:35 am Go to last post
  12. Got a new plotter - HP DesignJet T730

    Recently replaced our old HP 800PS with a new T730. The old one was a 42" model but we never used that size roll so we went with a 36" model. Our old one was also a plotter/scanner combo but our Oce...

    Started by f700es‎, 28th Jun 2017 04:25 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th Jun 2017 12:54 pm Go to last post
  13. Laptop/Workstation Advise

    Afternoon all. I am currently looking to upgrade my Alienware M17XR3 'laptop/brick' and having not needed to for 6 years I currently do not know what is the best purchase for myself, hence the post....

    Started by CheggarsRE‎, 28th Jun 2017 02:27 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    28th Jun 2017 04:21 pm Go to last post
  14. Question Tool to check software compatibility for computer

    I was not sure in which section this question should go do decided to post here. i have autodesk building design suit-2015 license and I need a computer with good specs which can run all the...

    Started by Dipali‎, 26th Apr 2017 06:58 am
    • Replies: 8
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    29th Apr 2017 03:01 am Go to last post
  15. Comfortable Mice for AutoCAD 2D

    Dear All, Anybody can suggest me which Mice is comfortable for AutoCAD 2D... Thanks in Advance..

    Started by CAD USER‎, 13th Feb 2017 11:29 am
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    2nd Apr 2017 07:23 am Go to last post
  16. Programmable mouse

    Can anyone recommend a mouse for CAD. A feature I'm specifically interested in being able to program an extra button to act as the ESC key (for obvious reasons). Thanks.

    Started by jim007‎, 15th Mar 2017 09:03 pm
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    21st Mar 2017 01:03 pm Go to last post
  17. System upgrade not by choice

    Recently I had to systematically replace all the components in my computer. It started out with my system crashing while I was playing a game. So I thought the issue was my power supply so I...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 17th Mar 2017 09:54 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    18th Mar 2017 11:41 am Go to last post
  18. Any Linux users in the house?

    Just loaded Ubuntu version 7.04 a.k.a. "Feisty Fawn" on a dedicated hard drive to give it a whirl. Haven't gotten into how to run a Windows based program under Linux although I've read it can be done...

    Started by ReMark‎, 8th Mar 2008 05:57 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    13th Mar 2017 01:33 pm Go to last post
  19. autocad workstation peripherals

    while browsing the interwebs the other day i came across a few pages talking about using gaming keyboards and mice in conjunction with autocad. so i did a little bit of reading/research (things are...

    Started by stephen80‎, 8th Feb 2017 07:19 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    9th Feb 2017 02:12 pm Go to last post
  20. Anyone Running Autocad LT 2015 on Windows 10?

    Anyone Running Autocad LT 2015 on Windows 10 pro? I know previous versions prior to 2016 are not supported, but I found something that stated that 2015 will run if: The English language...

    Started by jdub714‎, 30th Jan 2017 08:05 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    31st Jan 2017 02:49 am Go to last post
  21. Hardware Acceleration On or Off

    I must commend you Mr. Watson, on both the quality and quantity of helpful information that is found here. I have never NOT gotten the help that was needed. Thank you very much Sir!!! My issue today...

    Started by Draft1tx‎, 22nd Jan 2017 06:20 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,387
    23rd Jan 2017 02:04 pm Go to last post
  22. Calcomp VI and Wintab

    I'm trying to setup Calcomp VI, Looking for suggestions. This is what I have found out. 1. Calcomp do not have a driver for wintab 1.1 -lawsuite 2. Can purchase Vtablet, but not USB support....

    Started by fillmore‎, 25th Feb 2009 05:13 pm
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    17th Jan 2017 10:49 pm Go to last post
  23. Dell 5510 and Lenovo p50s/p50

    I got some scholarship money burning a hole in my soul... I'm going to school, and I want an ultrabook for class & CAD. Small and portable for everyday use, but I really have allot of demanding...

    Started by DavidBrown1212‎, 9th Jan 2017 04:46 am
    5510, lenovo, p50, p50s, xps
    • Replies: 5
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    13th Jan 2017 06:25 pm Go to last post
  24. Laptop GPU for AutoCAD 2015, 2D only

    I'm looking to buy a new laptop to run AutoCAD 2015 on. I only use 2D functionality because that's where required for the software I use with It (Shear97 rebar detailing). I know I want an SSD, i7...

    Started by Msradell‎, 11th Oct 2016 09:10 pm
    2d drawing, gpu, i7 cpu, intel
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,759
    9th Jan 2017 03:55 am Go to last post
  25. Unable to use AMD's hardware acceleration

    I have Lenovo G500 59-370339 laptop with , Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU, 8GB RAM, 2GB AMD Radeon 8570 graphics card. I also have integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 on this machine. I am running...

    Started by rock1‎, 26th Nov 2016 02:49 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 3,961
    26th Nov 2016 05:15 pm Go to last post

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