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  1. AMPP vs AMACAD tool via Customize User Interface

    What is the different between AMPP and AMACAD? I tried to bring in some tools from CUI and it shows both exact tool twice. Ex: "Break at point" there are 2 sources one is AMPP and other is AMACAD....

    Started by Sengna‎, 16th Jul 2014 01:02 am
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  2. Acadm 2015

    I was playing with ACADM 2015 and noticed that the project manager was not there. I had worked with ACADM 2004 and 2005, and they both had a project manager similar to ACADE. Am I missing something?

    Started by JohnS‎, 9th Jun 2015 06:36 pm
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  3. How do I turn off Auto Dim

    After 10 years experience with AutoCAD, now utilizing AutoCAD 2010. I do mostly conceptual drawings. Every once in a while I accidentally get into trouble. In this case apparently I hit something...

    Started by JohnnyDean‎, 9th May 2015 04:57 pm
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  4. Messed aliases :/

    AutoCAD 2014 Mechanical When i click on SNAP TO PERPENDICULAR I get ERASE This is messed also on different computer :(

    Started by Hrki‎, 21st May 2015 03:36 pm
    • Replies: 3
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  5. Modify section line

    Is there possible to change the linetyp of a section line. I want the section line to look like a centerline. I have tried to change linetyp in proporties but the section line wont change.

    Started by Philllip‎, 1st Sep 2014 06:57 am
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  6. AutoCAD Mechanical 2015 Trim and Extend

    So, I know this is a long shot, but here goes. I have a number of users (myself included) who are struggling with trim and extend in 2015. We draw a line. We draw lines perpendicular to that...

    Started by JustPunkin‎, 12th Mar 2015 05:32 pm
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  7. are mechanical 2013 & full desktop 2013 drawing files compatible?

    if not, is there away to transfer files between them? thanks

    Started by michaelmcneil‎, 4th Dec 2014 02:49 am
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  8. AM Shaft calculator result box text error

    In AutoCAD Mechanical 2015 when I run the shaft calculation command the result table is filled with "variable" names as opposed to correct names. See screenshot below. That's what came out...

    Started by ConMan‎, 7th Aug 2014 05:54 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    28th Oct 2014 12:31 am Go to last post
  9. Question ACMPARTREF quick find

    Does anyone know if there is a quick method of finding an individual ACMPARTREF node when you have several hundred splattered across a drawing?

    Started by Enigma‎, 22nd Oct 2014 08:03 pm
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  10. Assigning part references to a block

    Hi all I am having trouble assigning Part References with quantities to a block. When I generate the BOM prior to blocking the objects which contain the PR it works great, but when I block those...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 17th Oct 2014 10:59 am
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  11. Best Practice to Create Parts List / B.O.M. of 3D Model (Pipe)

    Hey Everyone Software: AutoCAD Mechanical 2014 (Product Suite) I have been trying to figure out the best way to create a Bill of Materials of my 3D Models for my Company. My Models are of...

    Started by VIC842‎, 9th Sep 2014 04:18 am
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  12. Object Properties management is switched off ???

    I want to be able to create a new layer. I attempt to open the "Mechanical Layer Manager". Instead of it opening, I get a message, stating, "Mechanical Layers cannot be used when Object...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 29th Aug 2014 02:33 pm
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    8th Sep 2014 06:43 pm Go to last post
  13. part reference on a 3D object

    Hi All I was wondering if it is possible to insert a part reference "bullseye" on to a 3D object, I would like to use it in my blocks so I can insert the blocked fittings into an piping assembly and...

    Started by lizj‎, 27th Aug 2014 08:38 pm
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  14. How to extract VANILLA profile from ACAD mechanical 2015?

    Usually I go to options and change profile to VANILLA and click apply. But now, when I open ACAD mechanical 2015 it is still ACADMPP and all my setting have gone. Please help.

    Started by alexwilmacir‎, 21st Aug 2014 02:53 pm
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  15. Unhappy Autocad Mechanical 2014 - dim text position

    hi, autodesk eliminated the option " dim text position " to edit Dimension in autocad mechanical 2014 ? :? any way to fix this? sorry my english isn't my native language thanks.

    Started by Mastodon_38‎, 6th Aug 2014 03:34 pm
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  16. Autocad mechanical 2012 bom

    I am trying to create a BOM within a drawing master that when I close the drawing and re-open it will continue to add and subtract parts and other block items. My question is, Is there a setup...

    Started by mknutsen‎, 21st Jul 2014 01:38 pm
    • Replies: 3
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  17. Accumulating quantities in my BOM

    Hi all I am busy figuring out how to produce a BOM based on our building drawings. I am able to assign part references, produce part lists and BOM's but am struggling with one thing. If I for...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 9th Jul 2014 02:19 pm
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  18. Default AM layers edit

    Hello, how to edit and save default AM layers? I want to edit linetype and lineweight so next time when i start autocad and choose AM layers i dont need to change that parameters all the time...

    Started by Hrki‎, 23rd May 2014 08:04 am
    • Replies: 1
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    29th May 2014 02:38 pm Go to last post
  19. Mechanical Desktop 6

    Is it possible to somehow combine an assembly done in metric units with one done in imperial units or is it a case of "the twain shall never meet"?

    Started by ReMark‎, 23rd Jan 2014 01:42 pm
    • Replies: 1
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  20. Link Excel file to acad Mechanical BOM/parts list?

    I know I can link an excel spreadsheet into Autocad, but is it possible to have an excel spread sheet linked to the BOM/parts list that can be created in autocad mechanical (2012 version)? I am...

    Started by Enigma‎, 14th Dec 2012 06:33 pm
    • Replies: 2
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  21. Rotate surface texture text

    Is there any way to rotate the surface texture text? // Philip

    Started by Philllip‎, 31st Mar 2014 08:44 am
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  22. Please help...!!!

    Hi .... I am new to autocad mechanical and i want to learn 2d & 3d concepts through video tutorials. Can anyone please provide me some materials from which i can learn. It will be of great help.

    Started by motihbh‎, 26th Mar 2014 07:55 pm
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  23. AMVPORT vs MVIEW

    I have been trying to figure out what the connection difference to AutoCAD mechanical the viewports really have. Scenario: We all run 2013 AutoCAD Mechanical. Some users use the ribbon...

    Started by Liltygar‎, 14th Feb 2014 04:49 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    18th Feb 2014 08:47 pm Go to last post
  24. AMPOWERDIM_HOR Problem ???

    My object is drawn correctly in model space. I attempt to dimension it in paper space. If I use the Power Dimensioning tool, my dimensions come in incorrectly. However, if I use DIM > HOR or...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 23rd Jan 2014 06:32 pm
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  25. Cam design need help

    Can someone hellp with cam design, i need to design a cam but i know just tracker movement h=10mm transmission angle= 55 degree and how i can change dimensions from inch to mm....

    Started by zigmasas‎, 23rd Jan 2014 03:20 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd Jan 2014 05:24 pm Go to last post

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