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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Charging for student licenses of AutoDesk software. Scam?

    This is a portion of an ad I saw running in craigslist.hartford this morning. The guy has some nerve charging a fee for something that is free. Comments anyone? Autodesk and AutoCAD...

    Started by ReMark‎, 21st Dec 2010 12:25 pm
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  1. Acad 2000 with Windows 7

    Hi I have installed Acad2000 on my laptop running under Windows 7 familial premium. I didn't use the install set up since it is a 16 bits application, I just copy all the file to my folder. Acad...

    Started by mariobross55‎, 16th Mar 2010 01:55 am
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    14th Jul 2014 06:56 am Go to last post
  2. Need advice on software upgrade

    I have been using auto ad 2009, full version for a long time. Now I want to upgrade it, but was thinking something. More then plain autocad. What do u people advice mainly for architectural and...

    Started by Dipali‎, 24th Apr 2014 07:26 pm
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    14th Jul 2014 03:04 am Go to last post
  3. Need advice for buying Autodesk product (Autocad and Inventor)

    Hi! i am currently using autocad 2010 full and 2010 inventor at work? it has been very frustrating for me due to something missing when both softwares first being installed. (my autocad was missing...

    Started by Sengna‎, 18th Apr 2014 11:11 pm
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    23rd May 2014 08:08 pm Go to last post
  4. Best version for this low-end hardware?

    Hi, I'm working with an Athlon II X2 240, 4gb DDR2 800, and integrated graphics ATI HD3200. Latest versions of ACAD runs a little choppy. Right now I have installed 2014 and 2007, the last one works...

    Started by terra90‎, 16th May 2014 04:26 pm
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    23rd May 2014 01:49 am Go to last post
  5. Can a trial version of AutoCAD be used by a company for viewing files (not producing)

    Can't find a definitive answer on the web. Basically we have all licensed CAD products in our office. However we have a new employee who is taking over from another employee very soon. Is it legal to...

    Started by Bass Cadet‎, 4th Mar 2014 09:49 pm
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    4th Mar 2014 11:10 pm Go to last post
  6. The end of upgrades

    Just received the following email from Autodesk: Dear Autodesk customer, From 1 February 2015 Autodesk will simplify the current upgrade pricing model, which may affect pricing and/or eligibility...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 7th Feb 2014 04:32 pm
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    4th Mar 2014 01:24 am Go to last post
  7. Which software to use for occasional need of 3D modelling and rendering?

    Hi, I'm a construction engineer working with easy architectural design (45%), structural desgin (25%) and building permits for different projects (30%), for example renewal of the plumbing in 4-12...

    Started by CADUser_FIN‎, 17th Dec 2013 08:40 pm
    3d modelling, rendering, software for me
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    17th Dec 2013 09:09 pm Go to last post
  8. Really legal Acad 2009

    If I wanted to run Acad 2009 but no later, for 2D only, is there any legal way? Someone said purchase 2013 and you can 'cripple' it to 2009 - what other way? Is a genuine unregistered copy...

    Started by fostertom‎, 24th Nov 2013 01:52 pm
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  9. AutoDesk's new Rental plans, what do you think?

    I was considering upgrading to AutoCad LT 2014, and in the process I discovered that AutoDesk is now offering a Rental plan on their software licensing. As a sole proprietor freelancing sub...

    Started by Dana W‎, 24th Oct 2013 04:47 pm
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  10. my autocad 2013 isn't working.... pls help ToT

    i installed it a 2 month ago, and it was fine and everything. i even used it but, after a while of not using it, it didn't work. it is running but, a box pops out saying "the security system is not...

    Started by wingheart‎, 22nd Sep 2013 06:39 am
    autocad 2013
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  11. Autocad 2007 registeration numbers box 17?

    I'm installing version 2007 on my desk top computer and type in all of my 16 numbers to register and after I do that a empty 17th box come up. What number goes in the 17th box

    Started by 1endmartin1‎, 1st Aug 2013 07:53 pm
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  12. AutoCAD 2014

    We just received the new CD for AutoCAD 2014, as per our annual subscription service. And it dawned on me I've never done an upgrade of AutoCAD before. So before I mess something up, I thought I'd...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 28th Jun 2013 09:07 pm
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    1st Jul 2013 12:58 pm Go to last post
  13. Clarification on buying AutoCAD licenses

    Hello, I’m an IT consultant. My client/friend runs a small gardening business and asked me for help getting AutoCAD onto her computer. She’s taking design courses and wants AutoCAD to design...

    Started by alanlautocad‎, 10th Sep 2011 03:27 pm
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    24th Jun 2013 04:07 am Go to last post
  14. AutoCAD Educational Issues

    Hello, We have received backgrounds from a client that was drawn using aneducational version of AutoCAD, obviously we cannot use the drawing directly asit would have an educational stamp. I...

    Started by Mike_Taylor‎, 17th Jun 2013 05:16 pm
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  15. Installation Issue - Product Design Suite 2014

    Okay folks, I have a doozy for you... I decided to install Product Design Suite 2014 on my computer as a free 30 day trial. My issue is this: My computer froze up pretty hard during the...

    Started by pqphillips‎, 2nd Jun 2013 07:35 pm
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  16. Question How can I update a current license with a new one?

    I have 3ds Max Design 2013 installed at home using one of our home use licenses. These licenses are usually for a 12 month period, and they expire. I just sat down and opened up the application and...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 2nd Jun 2013 04:10 am
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  17. I want to install autocad on all computers in office

    hi guys i have small office 10 computers and 1 server i want to install autocad on all 10 computers the price is almost 2000 dollar for each copy i dont have this budget ! , i tried cracked...

    Started by jack_3‎, 5th May 2013 11:49 am
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  18. transfer Inventor LT 2011 software to new computer

    I use Inventor LT 2011 and I'd like to move it to my new computer. I originally downloaded the software so I don't have a DVD and I did not save a copy. I cannot locate the software on AutoCAD's...

    Started by dmckenney‎, 14th Apr 2013 07:59 pm
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  19. AutoCad 2007

    Is it possible to download the student version of Autocad 2007 from Autodesk? I learned on the 2010 version and got a job where they are using 2007. I thought I'd familiarize myself with it before I...

    Started by lucas1‎, 13th Apr 2013 01:05 pm
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  20. need to uninstall and reinstall?

    when i last rebooted may autocad 2006 in windows xt, i got an error message. Customization file load failed. File not found: acad.cui i selected "ok" and the barebones acad came up: white lines on...

    Started by sternmann‎, 12th Apr 2013 12:06 am
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  21. ACAD Subscription renewal

    Our license is provided courtesy of our German parent company. However, they have recently sent us an invoice for €1200. This would appear to be an annual subscription to cover us for software...

    Started by kippax‎, 10th Apr 2013 04:40 pm
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  22. Laughing Metric structual shapes

    I would like to know where i can get a metric steel shape add on similar to my ez-pipe

    Started by JENKAT‎, 4th Apr 2013 09:29 pm
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  23. Angry error code 11.1.6011 and windows 8

    Hi , I have been using autocad lt 2005 on my new DELL laptop XPS with windows 8 for a month or so without any problem until a few weeks ago .then i started getting the error code listed above ...

    Started by 28surfers‎, 28th Mar 2013 05:43 am
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  24. Subscription lapse and cost of second seat?

    It looks like I may have landed my first drafting gig 8) A couple of issues though: This elderly business owner has let his AutoCAD subscription lapse, he bought 2010? a couple years ago, he also has...

    Started by James_SMI‎, 24th Mar 2013 02:58 pm
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  25. up-gradation of autocad to autocad electrical

    I have autocad 2012 installed on my system, now i want to install autocad electrical. What would I have to do? I think autocad electrical is not a separate programe, it is just a plugin. but I am...

    Started by waseem038‎, 15th Mar 2013 02:46 am
    autocad electrical
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    15th Mar 2013 10:48 am Go to last post

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