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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. Mouse recommendations??

    Hello all. I am new to the forum but I have been using AutoCAD for a number of years. My old mouse is about dead, and it is quite possible that I will simply kill it outright here in the next few...

    Started by Jon McElwain‎, 13th Nov 2011 07:51 am
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  2. Question Building a PC from scratch to AutoCAD use.

    Good afternoon to all CADTutor Team and subscribers. First of all, I apologise my English since it’s not my first language so if I say something completely ridiculous that wasn't on purpose and I...

    Started by RLory‎, 23rd Feb 2009 05:45 pm
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    15th Jun 2009 10:52 pm Go to last post
  3. AutoCAD 32-bit on Windows 7 RC 64-bit?

    Okay guys, got a few questions here. I've searched the forums and found partial answers to some of this but not fully what I'm looking for so please forgive me if this has been asked before. ...

    Started by Jaelin‎, 14th Jul 2009 07:24 pm
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  4. 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
  5. Question PC or Mac

    Hi I dont know anything about AutoCAD and any other similar software so excuse me if this sounds stupid to you. I want to buy a Mac for my father (for christmas) and I'm not sure if I'm doing...

    Started by lube‎, 7th Nov 2011 11:42 pm
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    17th Nov 2011 02:44 pm Go to last post
  6. Core2 Duo vs. Pentium D

    I had a little down time so I did a benchmark between my Core2 Duo system and the Pent-D system that my new co-worker will be using. Both are pretty similar except for the cpu's. Box 1: Core 2...

    Started by f700es‎, 8th Mar 2007 07:42 pm
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    19th Apr 2007 07:11 pm Go to last post
  7. PC requirements

    hi i am new in CAd so i want to know which of autocad will run best on my pc? my system configuration are : 128mb ram , 2.4Ghz P4 , 40GB HDD , D845GVSR and 32Mb Graphics Card Can AutoCad2010 on my...

    Started by jatin1990‎, 15th Aug 2009 09:19 am
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    15th Dec 2009 03:01 pm Go to last post
  8. Unhappy windows 7 64bit autocad 2010 problems:(

    my program freezes i'm using autocad 2010, windows 7 home premium.i'm using the program then it stops working can anyone tell me what the problem is.please help thank you

    Started by dannysteel‎, 20th Mar 2010 06:06 am
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  9. HP Pen Plotter

    I have been given an old HP 7586b plotter. Is there a way to use it with Autocad 2009? I would like to know before I accept the offer, it's big and I need to move it about 15 miles.

    Started by Doug_P‎, 4th Jul 2008 05:08 am
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  10. Question Thoughts on dual monitor setup

    I just added another 24" LG monitor to my workstation this week and wonder why I havent done it long before now. It is great to have your drawing on one page while doing research, producing document,...

    Started by Currahee‎, 27th Apr 2009 12:34 am
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  11. 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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  12. Pc Question

    Hi all happy new year to everyone. :) Ive just got a quick question to ask, At the moment im doing rendered drawings of office furniture layouts and they are taking ages, I only have one pc and...

    Started by john1983‎, 6th Jan 2009 10:35 am
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  13. Question Need feedback for ordering new computer for autocad use

    Our office is considering getting a new computer for my daily cad use. Currently we use 2009 and would like to upgrade to 2012 and hopefully 13 when we get it. The computer I use now is 4 years old...

    Started by gbelous‎, 14th Sep 2012 12:47 pm
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  14. Help Please - How can I get my mouse wheel to zoom and pan in ACAD 2010? Thanks

    Hi Folks, My laptop died recently and I had to get a new one then reinstall my AutoCAD 2010 software. Trouble is the mouse wheel no longer zooms or, when held down, pans any more. I have spent...

    Started by Davidbrittain11‎, 23rd Mar 2012 12:10 pm
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  15. Surface RT

    Has the Surface RT’s $150 discount caught the attention of anyone? I found it tempting enough to make the purchase. After using it for the past week I have to say I’m impressed. Very good build...

    Started by SEANT‎, 19th Jul 2013 10:50 am
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  16. Need Driver for Calcomp Tablet

    I just Got a Calcomp Drawing board II, and the tech support guy @ Calcomp tells me I need to find Tablet Works 7.46 for Calcomp off the internet. The file name is TWSER2kXp.exe Apparently Calcomp...

    Started by Rickard5‎, 25th Jul 2008 09:44 pm
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  17. my laptop won't connect via wireless!

    Well, my HP510 is back from HP........ .... but it can't see the wireless box the little blue light isn't on, but prodding the button to enable the wireless isn't working - it just doesn't...

    Started by Strix‎, 24th Oct 2007 12:12 pm
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Question Just received Student Software need laptop please help!

    Hello, I am currently taking AUTCAD is college for a design job. They gave us AutoCad 2000 to take home for practice. I need to get a lap top and don't know which to get. Believe it or not I am...

    Started by RobertPierce‎, 14th Jun 2009 02:17 am
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  21. 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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  22. Graphics card

    Hi, Knowing next to nothing about graphics cards could someone have a look at the following spec and see if this is ok for running vanilla 2013. It is a little shaky and slow to respond Thanks...

    Started by iainlines‎, 11th Jun 2013 12:14 pm
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  23. Killer System

    Looking to do a major upgrade for my Auto Cad RIG. I run 2009 at the moment and also run a 3D duct drawings program in conjunction with Auto Cad. Anyone have any suggestions for a killer system that...

    Started by siderus‎, 23rd Sep 2010 08:09 pm
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  24. Computer

    Hey guys. I'm fairly new to the AutoCAD world and am planning on purchasing a new laptop with the intent on being mainly used for CAD. What is a good computer for this task? I also plan on using...

    Started by jlau6888‎, 3rd Sep 2009 04:19 pm
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    29th Sep 2009 11:01 am Go to last post
  25. 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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    20th Oct 2015 06:56 pm Go to last post

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