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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. "Attempting to Cancel"

    I have attached a .jpg file to my project. It is a scan of a plan. I am drawing over it. When I attempt to plot it, I briefly see the message "Attempting to Cancel". The sheet then comes out of the...

    Started by dwelch‎, 11th Feb 2010 06:26 pm
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  2. .net not installed

    Has anyone received an error when trying to install express tools? I received one that said: .net is not installed. Autocad 2008 cannot be installed without the component. See your system...

    Started by hiddenline‎, 24th Jul 2008 06:16 pm
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  3. 13" laptop for 3ds,acad etc

    Hi all im after some advise and im hoping you can help. Due to the nature of my work i do alot of traveling and im looking for a 13" laptop to work with 3ds max, autocad and CS4 and a few other...

    Started by candyberry‎, 30th Oct 2009 03:54 am
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  4. 17" LCD Monitor - any recommendations?

    I'm looking to purchase a 17" LCD monitor in the near future. Do any of you who use these things have any advice or recommendations you'd like to share? I've been looking at panels by NEC, Sony...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 19th Jun 2003 10:49 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    20th Jun 2003 04:40 pm Go to last post
  5. 1k Desktop Machine for Student

    Hey there! I'm a student in college looking to buy a desktop machine to hone my CAD skills. I'll mainly be using it to learn how to make animations in 3DsMax using Vray. I'll also be using...

    Started by sebastienMelmoth‎, 13th Sep 2013 03:58 am
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    $1000, 3dsmax, cad, desktop, student
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  6. 2 New Nvidia cards to be released early_mid June and . . . . .

    The GTX-1080 $700 & GTX-1070 $350 From the reviews that have been done they are saying the GTX-1080 will smoke the TITAN-X and the GTX-1070 is just a little less, more in the area of the upper...

    Started by Handiman‎, 19th May 2016 07:04 pm
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    19th May 2016 09:18 pm Go to last post
  7. 2008 and xp media edition

    Can 2008 be installed on a machine using XP media edition?:unsure:

    Started by aquaphil‎, 14th Jul 2008 06:36 pm
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  8. 2010 Heidi error after screen lock

    Hello and thank you for reading this. We recently installed Acad 2010 on our corporate Dell 630C laptops. It appears to run fine but when we are idle for more than 5 or 10 minutes, the screen...

    Started by ClayV‎, 26th May 2010 06:47 pm
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  9. Question 2013 memory recommendations

    how much memory should i shoot for to run 2013 smoothly and any graphic card recommendations? the machine will have a 64 bit windows 7 and a 64 bit autocad 2013.

    Started by DANIEL‎, 29th Mar 2012 04:24 pm
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  10. 24" LCD Monitor

    I'm currently building myself a new PC and yesterday my new monitor was delivered. For the last 3 years, I've been using a 17" LCD which has been fine but as I'm doing more and more graphics work, I...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 16th Aug 2007 10:59 am
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  11. 24" roll feed laser plotter, any such animal?

    Have been looking for a 24" roll feed plotter but with no results. Does any one know of one? I figured HP, Oce or KIP would have one but they are either color ink jets or much larger all in ones. TIA

    Started by f700es‎, 11th Jun 2012 07:37 pm
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  12. Question 32bit vs. 64bit autocad

    Hi, As an pilot project we are upgrading one of our workstations to 8 gb or ram, to be able to use that much we need a 64bit OS. Our autocad is 32bit. Is there any difference in the autocad...

    Started by OMEGA-ThundeR‎, 25th Feb 2009 02:56 pm
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  13. 3D Problem

    I seem to have a problem with the 3D side of AutoCAD. In the "Bible" they directed me to draw a helix in 3D drawing, and then they tell you to zoom in and pan etc. The line that makes up the helix...

    Started by lurchandpasta‎, 2nd May 2008 02:53 pm
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    4th May 2008 07:28 am Go to last post
  14. 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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  15. 3GB Switch causes blue screen of death!

    Has anyone used the 3GB optopn on windows XP without problems? Or more to my issue - has anyone had problems and resolved them? I get a blue screen whenever I try to boot with the 3GB option. ...

    Started by chulse‎, 15th Dec 2008 07:25 pm
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  16. 4 Button Mouse Set-up

    Hello - I am trying to program my four button mouse to certain commands. However I am unable to get commands to work on other than the first two buttons. Are there certain mice that work better...

    Started by titan1122‎, 22nd Jul 2008 01:57 am
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  17. Question ? 3dconfig, certified cards

    I want to know why smooth display at 3Dconfig, manual tune, have the symbol that is not recomended, (firegl v7700, autocad 2011 A), on guadro fx is the same? anybody knows? Thanks

    Started by Viktorik‎, 11th Aug 2010 09:52 am
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  18. A1 plotter/printers internal memory - what does it do?

    Been lokking at a decent machine for the office. Found a couple of HP's that seem fine (can't post the model numbers as the info is at home). However, what is the importance of internal memory...

    Started by kippax‎, 26th Aug 2008 01:34 pm
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  19. Acad 2000 in virtual machine

    I am having an issue with autocad 2000 running in virtual pc. Program seems to run fine except when I try to stretch or drag anything on the screen. I move my mouse and the pointer arrow moves...

    Started by ptdinc‎, 10th Nov 2015 06:02 pm
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  20. Angry ACAD 2009 Rendering issues...Autodesk claims Hardware issues

    My company just purchased us new PCs and they are defiantly a step up from our previous machines. Granted our previous machines were decent, but we needed a little (understatement) more power. So...

    Started by eric_monceaux‎, 3rd Oct 2008 07:59 pm
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  21. Acad 2010 / Sse2

    ...not sure if I could post this below the 'sticky' 'ACAD 2010 requirements'... However that 'sticky' says 2010 needs SSE2 technology; how can I check that my cpu is capable please? Geoffers

    Started by Geoffers‎, 13th Feb 2009 10:45 am
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  22. 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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  23. Adjusting mouse sensitivity.

    :?I recently acquired a new "Genius" optical mouse with a USB connector, to replace my old mouse because the center wheel ceased to work. This mouse was connected to a PS2 socket. Now the problem...

    Started by Wilbri‎, 6th Apr 2010 12:30 am
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  24. Advice on hardwares for 3D..

    Hi guys.. Ive been lurking here for sometime and just recently registered. Could u guys advise if the below hardwares are suffice for 3D software, such as Inventor and solidwork? At least can...

    Started by intrance‎, 25th Jul 2010 01:14 am
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  25. Advice on purchasing new laptop

    Hi there. I'm currently in the process of purchasing a laptop. I am going into my third year of an architecture degree and have in the past been using a mac with bootcamp which has been a pain...

    Started by chriswren96‎, 23rd Jun 2009 10:55 pm
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    10th Jul 2009 12:20 pm Go to last post

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