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    Another excellent tool by Lee Mac that I use...

    Another excellent tool by Lee Mac that I use weekly (tlen.lsp).
  2. Do you have the appropriate language pack(s)...

    Do you have the appropriate language pack(s) installed on both computers?
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    What is the benefit of that other than allowing...

    What is the benefit of that other than allowing someone to edit the layouts and someone else to edit the model at the same time? Size split over two files? Or is it for performance reasons?
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    I have a 'complicated' (and not in a technical...

    I have a 'complicated' (and not in a technical sense) job that has grown to around 140 layouts and 800+ layers in the model (no xrefs). The file runs okay. Takes maybe 3 to 4 seconds to save although...
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    My experience of trying to import microstation...

    My experience of trying to import microstation files (generally from government departments...) has not been favourable.

    I would be having a look at what other programs/converters are available...
  6. If I was to do this I would be doing something...

    If I was to do this I would be doing something similar to that of Bigal; you really do need to model the fill and the final surface if you want accurate volumes.

    Personally I wouldn't bother...
  7. Exactly :) I am so used to doing it now I...

    Exactly :)

    I am so used to doing it now I forgot about this step.
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    I don't think a lot of people use AutoCad for 3d...

    I don't think a lot of people use AutoCad for 3d work though. E.g. civil users use Civil 3D or a separate program for 3d work. I presume mechanical design would be similar, e.g. use a 3D addon (MEP)...
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    From what I have been reading og AutoCad 2016 it...

    From what I have been reading og AutoCad 2016 it looks like there are qutie a few new handy features.

    - Revision cloud tools looks good.
    - Box text looks good (similar to Lee Macs routine which I...
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    It almost seems like these come out earlier and...

    It almost seems like these come out earlier and earlier every year.
  11. I have a folder of lisps on my desktop (many of...

    I have a folder of lisps on my desktop (many of which are Lee Macs). All lisps are automatically loaded in the startup suite for when AutoCad launches.

    Then I have a couple of custom toolbars...
  12. Is the horizontal alignment quite long?

    Is the horizontal alignment quite long?
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    I would be going option b personally as you will...

    I would be going option b personally as you will have 5 separate models in essence regardless of whether you choose option a or b. You can do one site then copy the layers/other useful info for the...
  14. You have 250+ sheets of drawings for a single...

    You have 250+ sheets of drawings for a single house?
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    Viewport layer override perhaps?

    Viewport layer override perhaps?
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    Not sure with regards to layer states...

    Not sure with regards to layer states specifically but I personally wouldn't use them. Perhaps look at using xrefs or simply just good layer management instead? E.g. you could preface each job in the...
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    If I have a string such as "THE RED CAT" and...

    If I have a string such as "THE RED CAT" and wanted to modify it to "THE CAT" would you just break it down into two substrs or "THE " and "CAT" and then concatenate them together? Or is there a...
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    Thanks Lee, that makes sense. Your lisp is...

    Thanks Lee, that makes sense. Your lisp is exactly what I was trying (for a good hour plus) to achieve :D
  19. I found/modified a lisp that sort of does what I...

    I found/modified a lisp that sort of does what I want by removing the first character of the text items. Then just running the lisp a second time to remove the second character. Thread on that here:...
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    Basic lisp help with str manipulation

    Below is a lisp from gjrcmb on the Autodesk forums (http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/autocad-2010-2011-2012/replacing-part-of-a-text-string/m-p/3390397#M14465)

    The lisp removes characters from the...
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