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  1. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Aug 2014 05:57 pm Go to last post
  2. export problem while exporting autocad to solidworks

    i made a drawing in autocad , so when i import it to solid works it is scaled very large as an example i made a disk plate in autocad its dia was 100mm(4in) when i exported it to ACIS format for ...

    Started by ali_haider_engr‎, 27th Nov 2011 10:31 am
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    27th Nov 2011 10:31 am Go to last post
  3. AEC objects in mechanical 2012

    Hi, I am used to Autocad Architecture and using AEC walls. Now I got Autocad Mechanical and when I open a drawing with AEC walls they are completly dumb. Is there no way that I can use these elements...

    Started by AllanDam‎, 10th Nov 2011 10:31 am
    aec walls, mechanical
    • Replies: 3
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    10th Nov 2011 03:55 pm Go to last post
  4. Mechanical Structure

    Hi, I have created drawing in structure, now one component is not appearing in the model space but still in the mechanical browser, I already tried visible. When 'Find all Instance' its highlight in...

    Started by Aravinthan‎, 22nd Feb 2009 06:06 am
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Feb 2009 05:57 pm Go to last post
  5. Smile 3d autocad fan design..

    pllzzz someone made fan model for me in autocad... plzzzzzzz i will be very tankfulll to him

    Started by arifsyed‎, 27th Nov 2008 10:44 am
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Nov 2008 04:06 am Go to last post
  6. Create a BOM for list of Xref?

    I'm quite new with the BOM thing with Autocad, though I have used xref a lot. Is there a way to create a BOM or at least a list/table of the xrefs I have attached to the drawing with the number of...

    Started by arzie2000‎, 22nd May 2011 01:09 am
    bom, create, lisp, list, xref
    • Replies: 4
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    6th Mar 2012 07:46 am Go to last post
  7. Mechanical 2012 Offset command problem.

    It doesn't allow offsetting a selected object anymore?.. My old routine was 1. Select an object 2. Enter Offset command 3. whatever 4. Exit Now when I start Offset command it deselects my...

    Started by Asterisk‎, 6th Mar 2012 03:29 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    29th May 2012 08:03 am Go to last post
  8. Angry New linetypes appeared, cannot delete

    Today I noticed 6 or 7 linetypes that have appeared in every drawing I open and cannot be deleted. They include "Amzigzag" " Amconstr" "ACISOTGB" and others. If I delete everything in my...

    Started by barrowfordred‎, 23rd Mar 2012 11:18 am
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Mar 2012 01:06 pm Go to last post
  9. Question Section Lines in AutoCAD 2008 Not Appearing

    I am a tutor at a college in the UK and we are using AutoCAD Mechanical 2008. We have come across a slight problem when we go to put in a section line and do the business it can sometimes take 1...

    Started by batwench‎, 26th Feb 2010 04:04 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    5th Mar 2010 01:34 pm Go to last post
  10. Setting tolerance orallowable limits

    This concerns mechanical drawing, for example the dimension is 350 mm and I want to set the tolerance to -2 mm only and not ± 2 mm, how should i do it? Sorry if this question seem too basic but I am...

    Started by Beckyfonts‎, 14th Sep 2009 07:29 am
    • Replies: 3
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    16th Sep 2009 12:26 pm Go to last post
  11. AutoCAD2009Help.zip File

    I have created AutoCAD2009Help.zip file that is self extracting. It is totally free for anyone to use at their own risk. I created this file to help folks that are running AutoCad 2009 mechanical and...

    Started by Beegone‎, 2nd Apr 2012 09:44 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    3rd Apr 2012 07:33 pm Go to last post
  12. Question Scaling dim in layouts

    First post. I’m currently making the transition from ACADLT 2007 to AM2009. This is due to the much desired (by me) BOM feature. As with any transition, things must be re-learned. My current...

    Started by Bob R‎, 25th Nov 2009 03:48 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    4th Dec 2009 12:39 pm Go to last post
  13. Mechanical Desktop 6.0 PP SP4 Assistance needed

    To start. i know I am way behind the times. I don't like change. Using MDT6PP on Windows Vista. Installed with fresh install, installed all service packs. I create a 3d widget. I wish...

    Started by brian3163‎, 12th Jul 2012 10:24 pm
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  14. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    17th Apr 2017 01:15 pm Go to last post
  15. Is there an "unfold" symbol in Mechanical?

    Hi, On this topic I'm having a small problem (running AutoCAD Mechanical 2013). I have the folded and unfolded drawing, but in need to insert the "unfolded" symbol. Does ACAD MECH have it in a...

    Started by BUrBaKy‎, 9th Mar 2013 09:23 am
    • Replies: 4
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    11th Mar 2013 02:07 pm Go to last post
  16. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    22nd Mar 2016 09:27 pm Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    26th Apr 2017 02:19 pm Go to last post
  18. Ribbon Question

    I am trying to get my Section Panel to appear in my ribbon, for some reason I'm not getting it to move at all. It is curnently located in the Contetual ribbion panel, whatever that is. Pleasse...

    Started by CADGUY7779‎, 22nd May 2012 08:24 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    29th May 2012 07:48 am Go to last post
  19. System variable read only

    Well, i finally got sick of having to reselect items during modifying properties etc and got a little crazy to figure out why it acts that way. The conclusion I've made is that the system variable...

    Started by cadguyfrompti‎, 20th May 2009 08:08 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd May 2009 01:22 pm Go to last post
  20. AutoCAD Mechanical 2012

    When I go to put content in a drawing, it tells me that the content path cannot be found, or has be remnamed or moved. It just worked afew days ago and now it tells me this. Does anyone know anthing...

    Started by CADLee‎, 5th Apr 2012 03:33 am
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Apr 2012 12:42 am Go to last post
  21. AutoCad Mechanical 2012 - Creating and editing BOM's

    I have some questionsconcerning AutoCAD Mechanical 2012, especially related the Bill Of Material (BOM)features. I have been using AutoCad for over 20 years, but am new to Mechanical and creating...

    Started by CadMonkey‎, 16th Dec 2011 03:38 pm
    2012, bom, mechanical, part reference
    • Replies: 2
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    6th Mar 2012 07:17 am Go to last post
  22. Circles will not trim with the ucs rotated from "world"

    Perhaps someone here has seen something similar. Using 2011 mechanical, I have rotated my ucs about the x-axis 90deg. I then draw a circle with a line thru it. I can trim the line to the circle...

    Started by Cadwreck‎, 28th Sep 2012 04:56 pm
    circle, rotated ucs, trim
    • Replies: 3
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    14th Aug 2013 09:08 pm Go to last post
  23. Parts List w/ attributes

    Hey guys, So I have only just discovered the BOM / Parts list tool in AutoCAD Mech. and am very interested in using this. The way that I currently work is by inserting a range of "stock"...

    Started by camel_racer‎, 23rd Jul 2013 01:24 am
    • Replies: 0
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    23rd Jul 2013 01:24 am Go to last post
  24. Offset command typing error?

    I have four users using AutoCAD Mech 2006 and occasional having an issue with the offset command semi reversing numbers when typed. When choosing offset sometime the numbers will semi reverse for...

    Started by Chazb2‎, 5th Aug 2009 07:26 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    12th Aug 2009 11:39 am Go to last post
  25. 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

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