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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. Hardware Recommendations Anyone?

    I have been looking into upgrading my home computer. I am open to switch over to Apple since they are so reliable and now more compatible. I was hoping to get some expert advice from CAD users on...

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 10th May 2013 01:57 pm
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  2. Question RECOMMENDATION .... new Desktop ...

    FAST, FAST and SUPER FAST! I need to here it from the CAD Pros on what desktop to get. I have LG monitor 21" that I am happy with but most importantly don't want to waste it. I am looking to...

    Started by 3rdElle‎, 15th Jul 2013 09:13 pm
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    19th Jul 2013 02:41 pm Go to last post
  3. PC spec help

    Hi All, I have been asked to install AutoCAD LT2008 on an additional pc (we have the spare licience) but the pc's aren't the latest spec. PC1 is 2.02GB processor with 448MB RAM. PC2 is 1.46GB...

    Started by A1DWG‎, 12th Jan 2009 10:28 am
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    12th Jan 2009 03:21 pm Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. Missing dll files.

    I've got the student version of autocad 2011 but it's missing dll files anyone one know where i can find the acui18res.dll file? Any help would be great as i need it for my degree, thanks.

    Started by abbymccay‎, 12th Apr 2011 07:35 pm
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    28th May 2011 09:18 pm Go to last post
  6. Laptop search for CAD LT 2011, don't want to go overboard, and other questions

    I'll be using 2011 LT. I don't want to overbuy or underbuy, obviously. But we don't do 3D and maybe never will. I'll be downloading pictures of job sites from a canon digital SLR, PDF files of...

    Started by ABPOS‎, 5th May 2011 05:22 pm
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  7. 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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  8. Geforce GTX 275 and OPENGL C3D 2010

    We have two machines with Geforce 275 Cards that support opengl. We are running C3D2010. What can we do do enable to opengl here. We are running windows 7, 4 gig ram, quad core 6600. All the driver...

    Started by Active Earth‎, 9th Jun 2010 08:06 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    10th Jun 2010 03:22 pm Go to last post
  9. Radeon X550XTX 256MB on AutoCAD 2008

    Hi, As the title suggests, I have a legacy video card. I am wondering if it meets the requirement of any AutoCAD versions especially 2008 which I have a copy. Or am I going to purchase a new high...

    Started by adred‎, 7th Apr 2008 04:40 am
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Apr 2008 01:41 pm Go to last post
  10. Video Card Help

    I am in the process of buying a new computer to use Autodesk MEP, Cad-Mech and Pipeworks, all of which are autocad or add ons for autocad. I will also be using Navisworks also. I want to have a...

    Started by afielder45‎, 10th Apr 2009 02:05 pm
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  11. Video Card Help

    I am in the process of buying a new computer to use Autodesk MEP, Cad-Mech and Pipeworks, all of which are autocad or add ons for autocad. I will also be using Navisworks also. I want to have a...

    Started by afielder45‎, 10th Apr 2009 01:53 pm
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  12. 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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  13. new workstations

    We are currently undergoing a review of CAD stations as our 6 year old P4(3.2Ghz), XP, 3.5Gb are struggling with 2011. That being said they have done us a good 6 years! Most of the issues relate to...

    Started by ah250‎, 8th Sep 2011 11:38 am
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  14. need help with hp 4500 rotation

    I am having a problem with our hp 4500 plotter. we have a plotter that can plot 36 wide and 42" paper. The problem i am having is that the 30 x 42 will not rotate in the plotter after i have sent it....

    Started by al1063‎, 11th Sep 2008 02:30 pm
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  15. Vista

    This ? may have been asked before but could not find the answer. Will AutoCAD 2007 LT run on VISTA or do I wait untill 2008 comes out.

    Started by Alasdair‎, 11th Mar 2007 10:12 am
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  16. CAD/ Inventor laptop for under 1000$ ?

    I am planning to buy a laptop for work with AutoCAD and Inventor for under $1000. I had HP Pavilion with Intel i5, 4GB memory and Nvidia Geforce 512 MB Video card, which worked OK. What could be a...

    Started by Alexgera‎, 25th Oct 2014 08:26 pm
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  17. Which Laptop?

    Hi, can anyone suggest a suitable laptop that I could use chief architect and autodesk 2006 on? I am hoping to only spend about £500 as I'm a student. Am I right in thinking it needs a graphics...

    Started by alexkeys‎, 22nd Jul 2008 01:18 pm
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    24th Jul 2008 10:34 am Go to last post
  18. massive flatbed scanner for CAD drawings

    Hi, First of all, I apologize for posting this question here. I have been looking around in search of an A0 Flatbed Scanner for some CAD drawings we received from our clients but to no avail. I'm...

    Started by ali888‎, 26th Jun 2012 01:50 am
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    26th Jun 2012 01:22 pm Go to last post
  19. Hardware specification for AutoCAD Architecture will it work????

    Hi All I am in the process of buying a laptop - I'm studying building surveying so need to be able to run AutoCAD Architecture. I really don't understand the technical spec for computers and have...

    Started by alisones‎, 30th Aug 2011 02:58 pm
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    1st Sep 2011 01:16 pm Go to last post
  20. Cad on Laptop and Desktop

    How would I go about using Cad on a laptop and a desktop pc? Is this possible legally? I would be running the latest versions of Auto cad LT. Just thinking is it possible to put it on a flash...

    Started by AMB4311‎, 29th Dec 2008 07:42 pm
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    13th Jan 2009 01:54 am Go to last post
  21. new computer

    hello! Im currently an interior design student, my computer decided to blow up so now I'm on the hunt for a new one! I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations? Im looking for a laptop. my...

    Started by amfritzel‎, 18th Nov 2011 03:41 am
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  22. Question Is Acer a good laptop for landscape architecture student?

    I'm thinking about buying a new PC laptop so I went to the Frys, the salesman suggested me this laptop, Acer AS5552-7803 Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium - 64-bit version, AMD Phenom™ II X4...

    Started by anabel‎, 4th Apr 2011 04:45 am
    autocad, laptop, pc laptop
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    4th Apr 2011 08:49 pm Go to last post
  23. Cad Plotters


    Started by Andrew Neal‎, 16th May 2007 08:57 pm
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  24. Trying to organize hard drives

    Does anyone know of a program that mapps out a printable file tree of a drive? My work computer is partitioned and a total mess a( not because of me) and I would like to organize it but would like to...

    Started by andyboy‎, 9th Jul 2007 07:33 pm
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    9th Jul 2007 10:56 pm Go to last post
  25. AutoCad affects Desktop Graphics

    Using AautoCad 2008, Dell Inspiron with Vista (Home). When I start AutoCad my graphics go haywire. I lose reolution and screen looks awful. reverts back to normal when I close down. Does anyone...

    Started by Angus J‎, 4th Sep 2010 11:47 pm
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    6th Sep 2010 03:13 am Go to last post

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