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    You cannot do this auto-magically with vanilla...

    You cannot do this auto-magically with vanilla AutoCAD, but you CAN accomplish this with an AutoCAD vertical product, such as AutoCAD Architecture. You can use "MvBlocks" which have a Low, Medium and...
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    What do you mean by "accompany the block"? The...

    What do you mean by "accompany the block"? The dynamic block seems to work fine for me. And I don't see any Rotate Parameters in here so that may explain why no rotation grips.
  3. I would use DATALINK instead. It is...

    I would use DATALINK instead. It is bidirectional. You can edit it in Excel or AutoCAD and it saves/updates both ways. It doesn't work in all cases, but in most cases you should be fine. Even handles...
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    To build on top of ReMark's tip, after you place...

    To build on top of ReMark's tip, after you place your first Ordinate Dimension, finish the command. Then, initiate the Dim Continue command, select the first dimension and keep placing them from...
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    I agree Rob. SETBYLAYER was a Godsend at the...

    I agree Rob. SETBYLAYER was a Godsend at the time. I used it heavily for XREF's I receive for individual use. However, this means I'd have to physically edit the XREF, which could be another...
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    XREF Override is a very nice addition to the...

    XREF Override is a very nice addition to the AutoCAD platform. This has been needed for quite some time.
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    Most people have moved on to alternative versions...

    Most people have moved on to alternative versions of AutoCAD, such as AutoCAD Architecture or jumped ship to other program platforms altogether such as the Revit or ArchiCAD platform. Auto-magic...
  8. Since you are using AutoCAD Architecture, I would...

    Since you are using AutoCAD Architecture, I would suggest that you utilize the Project Navigator environment for the best results. This is only if you plan to use AutoCAD Architecture in the manner...
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    Lol, sorry Bill. Just giving an alternative...

    Lol, sorry Bill. Just giving an alternative resource is all.

    :)
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    There's always CAD Tempo:...

    There's always CAD Tempo: http://www.cadtempo.com/

    It's cheap and highly versatile.
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    +1 on no Micro ATX as well. Performance of the...

    +1 on no Micro ATX as well. Performance of the board overall is usually lacking and you don't want to get caught not being able to upgrade later. Full size boards, always, so you're never pigeon...
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    I think 32GB is the standard nowadays for any CAD...

    I think 32GB is the standard nowadays for any CAD design to alleviate issues with simultaneous general Windows multitasking. It's a minimum for large Revit / Navisworks projects. 64GB is preferred if...
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    No need to apologize. CADTutor.net is a great...

    No need to apologize. CADTutor.net is a great place to get both superior AutoCAD support and beginner/intermediate Revit support under one roof, instead of using multiple sites for inquiries. Me and...
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    That is definitely a stout build for 2D AutoCAD...

    That is definitely a stout build for 2D AutoCAD and "little" 3ds Max visualization. You could cut $1,000 off this computer and still wouldn't see a difference in performance. So if you're satisfied...
  15. You will have to edit the Family. Select the Tag,...

    You will have to edit the Family. Select the Tag, click "Edit Family" on the Ribbon and manually modify the border to your liking. Once you are satisfied, Load the Family back into the project and...
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    No big font here. I think that was just your...

    No big font here. I think that was just your phone's browser.

    Glad you got it sorted out. But for future reference, the default Visual Style from Revit exports are very taxing to AutoCAD, so I...
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    Of all 3D commands, INTERFERE is by far my...

    Of all 3D commands, INTERFERE is by far my favorite. It helps solve so many approaches for complex modeling in AutoCAD.
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    Sure, just open a 3D View, and use the R button >...

    Sure, just open a 3D View, and use the R button > Export > CAD Formats > DWG. I would export the entire model and pick what things you need. Just make sure you choose the export to be ACIS Solids....
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    REVOLVE is another approach. SHELL if it needs to...

    REVOLVE is another approach. SHELL if it needs to be hollow inside.
  20. The reason you can say "look how simple this is"...

    The reason you can say "look how simple this is" in AutoCAD is because it IS simple... lines, rectangles and circles are pretty simple. Revit just wants a lot of information up front is all. With...
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