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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. 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, Yesterday 02:38 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday 08:07 pm Go to last post
  2. 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
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    14th Jun 2018 01:30 am Go to last post
  3. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Mar 2018 02:55 am Go to last post
  4. 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
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    3rd Mar 2018 07:38 am Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
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    9th Feb 2017 02:12 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
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    23rd Jan 2017 02:04 pm Go to last post
  20. 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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  21. 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
  22. 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
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    9th Jan 2017 03:55 am Go to last post
  23. 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
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    26th Nov 2016 05:15 pm Go to last post
  24. MS Surface, AutoCAD LT and 2nd monitor.

    Anyone using AutoCAD on a MS Surface tablet? If so, are their and settings changes to get good display on the Surface and an attached monitor? When I loaded the trial version of AC 2017 LT is said...

    Started by CalypsoArt‎, 31st Jul 2016 02:57 am
    • Replies: 3
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    31st Jul 2016 06:02 pm Go to last post
  25. Does Autocad 2006 run on Windows 10 ?

    As the thread topic asks, would Autocad 2006 version run on Windows 10 or would it have to be Windows 7 ? Also can anyone advise what specs a laptop would require to run the 2006 version? I...

    Started by Windsor‎, 4th Jul 2016 07:43 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    6th Jul 2016 12:46 pm Go to last post

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