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  1. .dwg File Growth

    Ahoy, CadTutor, I am a new member to this site. Not new to AutoCad, but not very accomplished. Some fairly simple files have ballooned to 'large'. Autocad 16 Example: One crept-up from ~~...

    Started by rhbelter‎, 20th Jun 2016 11:41 pm
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  2. .PGP file in 2010?

    is there an ACAD.PGP file in 2010 and if so WHERE? I can't find it to save my life.....:sweat: 2009 had an edit feature right in the pull down....

    Started by dumfatnhappy‎, 9th Nov 2009 04:24 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    9th Nov 2009 08:46 pm Go to last post
  3. .rtf import issue

    I'm having trouble with the spacing of my text when I import a .rtf file. The spaces change width based on the width of the columns. The problem does not effect all the paragraphs only select ones....

    Started by Sparky‎, 9th Jan 2014 05:03 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    9th Jan 2014 06:07 pm Go to last post
  4. .SHX files - pop up warning box. how to get that back?

    Recently, an AutoCAD file was shared with me and upon opening, I noticed all the text and room numbers were missing from the floor plan. My coworker opened the same file and she gets a pop-up window...

    Started by AKwon23‎, 7th Apr 2014 07:48 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    7th Apr 2014 08:44 pm Go to last post
  5. 0 - 16 Bar pressure Gauge

    I am new to AutoCad and I am using AutoCad 2009. Is there a tutorial or step by step method to create a 0 - 16 bar pressure gauge with major ticks at 1 bar intervals and minor ticks at 0.1 bar...

    Started by quizman‎, 12th Nov 2009 07:26 am
    • Replies: 2
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    12th Nov 2009 12:02 pm Go to last post
  6. 0 degree is vertical as 90 degree

    Dear all, I recieved a drawing from a client, which has all the features on a coordinate system, But the drawing is rotated for some reason. Even after rotating the drawing the coordinates are...

    Started by symoin‎, 19th Jul 2011 09:25 am
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Jul 2011 12:37 pm Go to last post
  7. 0,0,0 of a part

    Good day i need help PLEAS. when i have a part lets say a squer and i use a macro i made (^C^C_cutclip;_all;;_pasteclip;0,0,0;_zoom;e;) to move the part to the 0.0.0 pont it is fine. but if i...

    Started by roann‎, 25th Feb 2016 05:08 am
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  8. 1/2"= full size?

    So I got a dwg from another company and noticed when I tried to add dims to my detail, the detail was actually drawn at 1/2"=1'-0" When I scaled the detail up it obviously is a lot larger. They also...

    Started by carbons2k‎, 28th Apr 2015 07:27 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    29th Apr 2015 05:54 am Go to last post
  9. 16 bit vs 32 bit color resulting in flickering cursor Architecture 2008

    Heya-- I 'upgraded' to windows 7...and now if i use true color, the cursor flickers. totally annoying. if i switch to 16 bit, it works fine, but then i lose all the aero interface built into...

    Started by j_anthony101‎, 23rd Apr 2010 08:07 am
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Apr 2010 06:21 pm Go to last post
  10. Exclamation 1:1250 Location Plan Woes

    Hi Guys, I am very new to AutoCAD and am learning my way around and now have a basic grasp of most basic features. I am however having one particular problem at the moment. I am producing...

    Started by mifty12‎, 11th Apr 2014 03:28 pm
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    14th Apr 2014 10:25 am Go to last post
  11. 1st angle/3rd angle projection

    Have any cad operators/designers ever went on the shop floor and seen how people work from your drawings? First of all I work for a fabrication company doing engineering drawings. I was well...

    Started by Lazer‎, 6th Jan 2006 07:01 pm
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    30th Jun 2011 02:09 pm Go to last post
  12. 2 Dimensional Objects into an Isometric Representation

    I draw alot of piping in 2D, then i go ahead and draw an isometric view of this 2d piping. Is there a way i can draw this piping once and make a view rotation of some sort to automatically convert...

    Started by zabijecie‎, 14th Feb 2011 09:39 pm
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    15th Feb 2011 01:17 am Go to last post
  13. 2 drawings, Dragg n Drop

    i was wondering is there a way you can drag an object from one drawing to another without the copy, paste command ???? thanxxx p.s. (2008) platform :twisted:

    Started by koshur‎, 30th Oct 2008 04:08 pm
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  14. 2 pieces of text, same style, look different

    For some reason the yellow text appears slightly bolder than the red text. These need to be separate pieces of text. If I match properties from one to the next, the problem is still there. They...

    Started by spittle‎, 17th Jun 2009 10:10 am
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    17th Jun 2009 07:18 pm Go to last post
  15. 2010 to 2011

    Hello, I am still trying to get acquainted with 2011. In 2010 i had the pan hand icon on the bottom right part of task bar near model/paper space icon. Now in 2011, there is a dockable task bar...

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 13th Dec 2010 04:47 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    13th Dec 2010 05:28 pm Go to last post
  16. 2010 to 2011 - attachment

    Hey, heres an attachment of a block that i was talking about. cant get the constraints to hide.

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 13th Dec 2010 05:27 pm
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    13th Dec 2010 05:30 pm Go to last post
  17. 2010 Xref problem

    Hi All, sorry if this has been posted before but wasnt sure what to put in the subject field to track down an answer. we have not long ago upgraded to 2010. it has this annoying little...

    Started by sim_rx3‎, 25th Jun 2009 07:46 am
    • Replies: 1
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    25th Jun 2009 08:32 am Go to last post
  18. 2010 Xref problem

    my problem is that the xrefs show up in grey even though they are setup right for layers etc. It is not that they are faded. I got that sorted already. Anybody able to help?? Thanks

    Started by woodman78‎, 7th Dec 2009 01:53 pm
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  19. 2010: How to draw plain old leader?

    New to 2010, can't seem to figure out how to draw a leader (I like to use closed arrow head) without getting into a multileader w/text, which is a nice option, but when I just want an arrow, how do I...

    Started by Mauser‎, 7th Jun 2010 08:16 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    15th Jun 2010 05:08 pm Go to last post
  20. Smile 2011 AutoCAD - Setting my LTSCALE in Paper Space as the same it is in Model Space

    I am forgetting how to set my ltscale in paper space to look the same as it does in model space. I know how to do it but I can't remember...Can anyone remind this forgotten fool??? Merry Christmas...

    Started by Rage221677‎, 23rd Dec 2010 07:08 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Dec 2010 07:31 pm Go to last post
  21. 2014 line color question

    New to the forums, not new to autocad. User since r10 dos. The company I am working for switched to 2014 recently from 2008/2010. I'm one of the two main "go to" person for questions. After...

    Started by Dale99‎, 2nd Jan 2015 05:17 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    3rd Jan 2015 02:11 am Go to last post
  22. 2014 Loading Problem

    Today I was unable to open autocad 2014, which is the first problem I've had with an autocad program in 13 years. The message I got initially was as follows: "Problem loading AcBrandRes.dll...

    Started by Verdant1‎, 15th Jan 2015 02:57 am
    unhandled access error
    • Replies: 6
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    16th Jan 2015 12:58 am Go to last post
  23. 2015 issues

    Hello All, Well my boss upgraded me to 2015 acad and also bought a new box for me! Oddly enough the system doesnt seem as fast as i thought it was going to be with 8 gigs ram, 2.8 gh solidstate...

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 5th Nov 2014 09:55 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    7th Nov 2014 02:46 pm Go to last post
  24. 2017 - LAYISO Command Settings?

    Just downloaded 2017, its Civil but I don't think that this will require to be moved to the civil thread. (Admin please feel free to move if this is in the wrong spot, I apologize if it is). When I...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 18th Aug 2016 02:54 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    19th Aug 2016 07:08 pm Go to last post
  25. 2018 Command window docking

    I was using 2014 but recently loaded 2017 and now 2018. I would like the command window to be docked or anchored so that the drawing is not behind it. in 2018 I find that when I zoom, window or zoom...

    Started by redbeardcad‎, 29th Jun 2017 04:04 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,201
    1st Jul 2017 12:53 am Go to last post

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