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  1. Marc Mentat Help

    HELP WITH MSC MARC MENTAT: I am currently trying to model a simple problem on Marc. I am aiming to analyse tensile testing with FEA. The model consists of a materials specimen with a stationary...

    Started by byrney99‎, 26th Apr 2017 01:39 pm
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  2. Location of action recorder button?

    Can someone please tell me where the action recorder button is located in autocad mech 2017? In vanilla autocad it is located on the manage tab at the far left- but i dont see it in autocad...

    Started by brite1212‎, 12th Apr 2017 07:30 pm
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    17th Apr 2017 01:15 pm Go to last post
  3. Question Why enable Mechanical Structure environment?

    I've been using AutoCAD Mechanical for over a half-year now and I still don't understand what the Mechanical Structure environment is supposed to bring to the table. ...

    Started by Marvin7‎, 25th Apr 2013 09:13 pm
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    9th Apr 2017 02:07 am Go to last post
  4. dwg convert problem

    hello i have autocad mech 2013 and today try dwgconvert to convert a drawing in 200 format , i found thet the dwg converted was not in 2000 format!!! why?

    Started by jim78b‎, 28th Mar 2017 01:50 pm
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  5. Disappearing annotations in AutoCAD Mechanical 2013

    Hello all, I'm new to the forum and I'm having an issue with my annotations disappearing when I try to dimension anything in ACAD Mechanical. I've ran into this issue before, but can't recall the...

    Started by mmcclure‎, 10th Feb 2017 11:41 pm
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  6. Cool Trouble viewing weld symbols

    Hi All I have a customers drawing that I have added dim's and weld symbols to (I use Auto Cad Mech 2016), after I save the drawing and get out, my co-worker who uses Autocad Lt 2014 opens the...

    Started by rlb‎, 22nd Jun 2016 09:17 pm
    displaying symbols
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  7. AutoCAD 2016 Object Enabler

    Does anyone know if there is an Object Enabler available for AutoCAD 2016 to allow me to work with a file created in Autodesk Mechanical?

    Started by jkoll66‎, 30th Mar 2016 04:04 pm
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  8. Pipe thread

    I have drawn a pipe in Autocad Mechanical. The dimensions of the pipe is Ø88,9x5,49. At the end of the pipe I want a 3" pipe thread (ISO 228-1). Is this possible in Autocad Mechanical? // P

    Started by Philllip‎, 21st Mar 2016 10:12 am
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    30th Mar 2016 07:42 am Go to last post
  9. Unhappy Controlling hidden lines in hide situations

    I've got a bit of a problem. I'd like to use the autocad mechanical structure to create two instances of the same assembly, one with hidden lines visible and another with hidden lines invisible....

    Started by ButterWagon‎, 22nd Mar 2016 09:27 pm
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  10. mech 2013 and regen

    With some drawings regen is slow take some seconds. ..the drawings has many things inside.. I try all things but nothing i have win7 Intel 64 bit core 7

    Started by jim78b‎, 12th Oct 2015 05:19 pm
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  11. 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
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    26th Sep 2015 08:16 pm Go to last post
  12. Copy with Base-Point problem => Leader Note

    Hi, I can't figure out how to fix this copy with base point and paste problem, I searched the forum but only found similar threads but not the one with the solution solution for me... this one lays...

    Started by Marco M‎, 7th Jul 2015 09:21 am
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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
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  21. 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
    acmpartref node find
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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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