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Excel - Copy cells without formatting / style data

I'm trying to copy a range of cells from an Excel 2010 spreadsheet and paste them into a table in AutoCAD LT 2016. My problem is Excel applies formatting information to each of the cells. AutoCAD uses ...
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Custom Right-click Context Menu verb / contextMenuHandler in Windows 8 Registry no longer works for AutoCAD .dwg file

I am currently having a problem when it comes to adding a right click context menu verb whenever the user right clicks on a ".dwg" file in Windows 8. I do not spend a lot of time in the registry and I ...
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Can I use Auto Cad on Mac Book pro (early2008)

I want to use Auto Cad but only have a Mac Book Pro (early 2008). Can I buy a Mac mini and connect it to the Mac Book Pro as a screen? Would that make sense?
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How to Remove Autodesk 360 entry from File Explorer?

It works fine and I like that my work is synced to the cloud and available everywhere, but I hate that on my explorer windows there is a Autodesk 360 entry alongside my hardware, how do I remove that ...
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Copy Autocad drawings in Office 2013

I'm trying to copy and paste an Autocad 2016 drawing into MS Publisher 2013. When I paste the drawing into Publisher (or Word too) it is rendered in a very low quality. While with Publisher 2007 i ...
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Coreldraw importing from autocad incorrectly

Ok I have an odd issue. We use coreldraw to print to our laser cutter. (X3 usually but this happens in X5 as well). You can see the issue in the photos below. In autocad the squares are equidistant ...
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Scale multiple DXF CAD files in AutoCAD?

I have a few thousand DXF CAD files that need to be scaled from imperial (inches) to metric (millimeters). The scale factor is fixed. Is there a way to scale all these files in batch via AutoCAD ...
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How to anonymize DWG documents in AutoCAD?

Sometimes, when sending DWG document, you need to do so anonymously. When answering a call for bids, e.g. However, AutoCAD automatically save a “last-saved-by” metadata field, which contains the ...
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Find bad shortcut files in windows

I need to be able to find all the shortcut files on a shared network drive and get rid of any bad ones. I would prefer a basic windows search that I can look over manually and choose which ones to ...
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Exporting image in a specific Meter:Pixel scale from AutoCAD

I have a .DWG model which I would like to export from AutoCAD as an image (preferably JPEG) with a specific scale of (lets say) 100 pixels per 1 meter (1:100) The overall size of the image should be ...
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Preview of AutoCAD files within windows explorer

I have AutoCAD 2004 and Mechanical 2004 installed on my computer. We have an SVN setup where we have all our files located. The problem is that when i open a specific folder where it have couple ...
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AutoCad Files Corrupted

I need to recover my autocad files. Every time I try to open a .dwg file it says "drawing file is not valid". My HDD crashed and I restored my data using a recovery utility and since then my autocad ...
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One user can't run program while others can

I am having an issue a little bit strange. I installed AutoCAD LT 2015 in some computers in my network with administrator account, and I'm having issues with one user in particular. When he starts ...
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Load shape ESRI to QGIS but not in correct position, how to reposition all of features on layer QGIS

I have Autocad DXF which has a design plan. Dxf file that I converted to a shape file using ogr2ogr tools to be able to import the QGIS application with quite perfect. In QGIS plugins are called ...
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HP Designjet T920 nesting function

Some HP plotters have a setting called nesting: Nesting means automatically printing images or document pages side by side on the paper when feasible, rather than one after the other. This is ...
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handle 50-100 million rectangle in AutoCAD

I have huge problem when I try to get large array. For example, I have something like 10000x10000 or 5000x5000 rectangles. It is almost impossible to do anything because the screen just got frozen up. ...
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Can the DXF file format/AutoCAD store custom attributes for primitives?

I am currently researching ways to draw primitives associated with data attributes. Thus I came across CAD and the DXF file format, but I am no CAD user, and the documentation I found so far is ...
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how can I generate wavy line along some irregular path in autoCAD like pattern along path in inkscape?

for straight path, I can just do the arraypath with arcs to generate sine-wave-like wavy line. However, if I have some irregular path, this method is going to brake the line and the wavy line is not ...
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AutoCAD fonts not smoothing

When using AutoCAD we often receive base drawings from customers for us to work with. Sometimes when we receive these drawings the text looks horrible and "unsmooth" in modelspace / within a viewport ...
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How a jointless pipe that forms a letter “T” is represented as CAD lines?

How a jointless pipe that forms a letter "T" is represented as CAD lines? I just cant emegine it nor as 2 lines nor as three..(
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Both AutoCAD 2007 & 2014 on a Win 7 machine

Is it possible to install both AutoCAD 2007 & AutoCAD 2014 on a Win 7 x64 ultimate machine? If yes, how to install them? Which one should be installed first please? Thanks.
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How to change “DWG Association” setting on AutoCAD?

In my office, we use a custom right-click menu in .dwg files to allow the users to choose which version of AutoCAD they want to open the file. It howover requires that AutoCAD don't mess with the ...
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Autocad installation error

I'm trying to install Autocad 2014 on windows 8. when I finish installation and try to open it I get this error: Fatal error: Unhandled Access violation reading 0x0020 exception at d53a4972h Ok I ...
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Looking for an open source game engine that can open CAD files [closed]

I have a 3D model of my house made in autocad (.DWG). Is there a free opensource game engine that can open .DWG files as a map? Or at least something easy as that? While I'm pretty confident with ...
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Rename autocad in open with list

I use a Autocad civil 3d 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Depending on the project I am working on I would want to open a drawing in a specific version. The "open with" drop down calls them all autocad ...
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Parallels or Bootcamp For Running AutoCad?

I have a client who just recently switched to a Mac and wants to run all of his old Windows programs within the Mac. I'm not familiar enough with Mac to know but I would assume this would be handled ...
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Converting a DWG/DXF to CSV or Excel

I'm using ZWcad and i need to get the coordinates of hundreds of blocks into a excel sheet or .CSV file so i can import that into the GPS hardware. I know there are plenty of tools for autocad, i ...
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Printing files in.dwg format from AutoCAD

Does anyone know if there are any drivers supported for Windows 8 to print AutoCAD 2014 .dwg files? I am currently using KIP Plotters, but they only support till Windows 7 for now. Any help regarding ...
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Cannot run AutoCAD 2008 32-bit on Windows 7 64-bit

I purchased a Dell notebook and it came with Windows 7 64-bit installed. Now when I try to install AutoCAD 2008 which is 32-bit, I am unable to do so. I get an error message stating I can't run a ...
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How to run AutoCAD LT 2002 as a non-Administrator user?

When I launch AutoCAD LT 2002 as a non-Administrator user, it displays the error message You do not have sufficient rights to run AutoCAD LT and then quits. I also tried running it as Administrator ...
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How to split a large DXF file into smaller map sheets with predifined sheet size?

I have AutoCAD DXF files and I would like to partition them into separate DXF files along a predefined map sheet grid. Are there any tools out there - free or commercial - with what I could do this?
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How to prevent files from opening on “Unauthorized” computers

I've researched around quite a bit, with no luck. What I need in a nutshell is a way to protect my company's intellectual property. Some AutoCAD drawings walked out the door with a disgruntled ...
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adding libs ONCE for lifetime in autocad 2012

I am using Autocad 2012. I need to upload libs everytime when I open the Autocad. Is there any way how to avoid this and load libs file by-default when Autocad 2012 is opened? Please let me know what ...
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Create extension till model plan and not till layout in Autocad

I am using Autocad 2012, there is model and layout. I want to create extension till model plan only but not till layout plan. Any idea how to do that? Also any link where I can get drawhatch11.vlx ...
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A font like RomanS in appearance but with support for more characters (Autocad)? [closed]

In a Autocad 2010 installation, the standard font used is RomanS. That font is so limited on characters, so when I use "text" command I cannot add "³" on text of cubic meters measures (a "?" is ...
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reinstall autocad

i setup autodesk autocad 2012 in D partition but But last week partition was damage and i format this partition now i want to re-install auto cad but setup program tell me that "this software is ...
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Free AutoCad file converter for ubuntu [closed]

I am looking for a free file converter which can convert my AutoCad (any format) file into SVG format, I found and tried 'LX-Viewer' but I don't know it has lots of set up settings, which is confused. ...
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Acad 14 SOLIDS disappeared, DWG file doesn't open correctly

I made a drawing in Autocad 14 (Win XP) containing of mostly SOLID's. I saved and re-opened it multiple times without any problem. Before I last saved it I viewed my drawing using the SHADE functions. ...
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How can I install Autodesk programs on Windows Consumer Preview?

I've been using Autodesk's AutoCAD and other Autodesk programs on Windows 7 for quite some time. They're great programs, especially with them being free for education. So naturally I wanted to use ...
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using hp 1050 c to print maps - Unicoe font FAIL

i am using hp 1050 c to print a map from autocad 2007 , i have mutlipule lines of arabic and persian text on the map. the text are just fine in the dwg file but when printing the map, texts get ...
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Is there a License Manager?

I work at an architectural firm, and our users use a lot of Adobe products or AutoCAD products. We deploy most software through SCCM, and we have a finite amount of licenses to use. We need to ...
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How do I restore my Master Boot Record?

I have installed Autocad 2011 trial on my system and then I found out that Autocad Changes the MBR. (see here) Now I want to restore my MBR to before last time of installing autocad 2011 trial (in ...
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How to simplify a polyline in AutoCAD?

I have a polyline (lines only) which has about 500 points in it. I would like to reduce the number of points in it. How can I do it in AutoCAD? (or may be some other application)? P.S. Polylines were ...
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Simple Computer Aided Design [closed]

I need to create a design mockup something very similar to this: However, I don't have weeks to learn AutoCAD or 3dsmax or Sketchup (time consuming). Is there any easier solution? I've heard that ...
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Running XP programs in Windows 7

I am buying a new computer with Windows 7 Professional installed. I need to install XP on the virtual drive because I am running a program (AutoCAD) that I do not have the funds at this time to ...
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Is there a place you can download the install files for AutoCAD LT 2008 (or other old versions of software)

I recently lost my installation CD for AutoCAD LT 2008 I think i may be able to recover my license info, so now i'm wondering if there is somewhere you can download the installer from?
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How to extract license information from AutoCAD?

I currently have a licensed copy of AutoCAD LT 2008 on my machine, but in a recent clearout the product CD (with the serial number on it) was thrown out. What is the best way to recover this serial? ...
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What's the difference between AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT?

Want to play with AutoCAD for personal use. Which edition is suggested?
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How to convert AutoCAD file to Visio?

How to convert .dwg format files in AutoCAD to Visio?
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Professional graphics cards a “must” for rendering static environments?

I'm not sure if the title is clear but with more words what I want to say is: I'm building a PC for a decorator who's main work is to render photorealistic images of house interiors. For that she uses ...