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Unable to access drawing history in AutoCAD

I am using AutoCAD 2023 and I am not able to access the drawing history. It says "You are not assigned access to drawing history. Ask your administrator for access to Drawing History" The ...
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passing system variable inside another variable

My issue: I need to copy specific icons to user desktops that point to various engrg resources. These icons update somewhat regularly. My initial batch file was simply using robocopy to do this, and ...
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How to embed a PNG with transparent background in AutoCAD?

I would like to add a logo to AutoCAD. This logo is a PNG with transparent background. If I attached the file, it keeps the transparent background, but I need to keep the png file because it is an ...
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VirtualBox with XP Mode almost working

Thanks for reading this, I need help to complete a project. I am using AutoCad 2006, and it only runs on Windows XP. I run Windows XP Mode aka Windows Virtual PC inside of Windows 7 Pro. I run Windows ...
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Integrated graphics only or integrated + dedicated

Consider the following setup: A machine with a processor (plus integrated graphics) and another machine with the same processor and integrated graphics but aditionally a dedicated graphics card which ...
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CAD workstation draws ~200 WATTS but constantly crashes with a 750 WATT PSU. It is stable with a 1000 WATT PSU. Why?

I have a CAD rendering workstation that barely ever draws more than 200 WATT (and then only when under extreme CPU load from doing multiple simultaneous CAD renders), but it frequently crashes when ...
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AHK (AutoHotKey) Concatenate strings and variable

I have this code for sending command to Autocad. It works OK. { GetAcad() ;Creates global variable ACAD where Application Object is stored CADdoc:= ACAD.activedocument Layer:= "0" CADdoc.SendCommand("...
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Autodesk DWG Trueview Installation Arguments

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask about applications so please let me know which one to post on for this if not. My question is about Autodesk DWG Trueview. Can someone advise where I ...
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Installation incomplete of AutoCAD 2020

I am trying to install AutoCAD 2020 with educational license. Every time I get this error screen: I tried to follow the How do I fix this? link, but it didn't help. Any one have any ideas about this ...
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Flexnet License Server works on old VM but not new one

We use AutoCAD 2011 with the FlexNet License Server. The License Server is a Windows Server 2012R2 VM running on Hyper-V. We are migrating our VMs from Microsoft Hyper-V to another hypervisor, ...
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How can I give a 2D sketch a lateral wave?

Let me give an example on what I'm trying to mean. I have a 2D sketch on (say) XY plane. I want to give this feature a lateral wave on XZ plane. Here you can see I've sketched a sine curve on XY ...
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Find folders pinned to Quick Access when saving/loading in programs such as CutePDF an Autocad (Windows 10)

I use Windows 10, and I have a lot of folders pinned to Quick Access in the File Explorer. Quick Access is a useful tool and it saves me a lot of time when going through my files and folders. However,...
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Autocad startup LISP code broken after network reset

I have a network with a few different drives on it with AutoCAD installed on my local. I have a startup LISP routine for AutoCAD that loads a variety of other .lsp files, which are called by custom ...
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Autocad opens empty file, although there are files in it

I was working on a file yesterday for more than 8 hours, then save it and close it. Now I double-clicked it and it opened a new file to me, but I can see, that in the file, there are still some things ...
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Cannot join on autocad student version

I have made a gear and I have arc and array. I should combine and join them to one line because I should extrude it after that. I've tried everything I can, but it says "0 objects joined, 2 objects ...
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How to link Autocad objects in Autocad

I want to link one value to another such that if I change the value of A, the value of B also follows that value of A. That is, B = A, where '=' is an assignment operator.
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Monitor conversion help needed

In the early 1990s, I used Autocad 2, which used a CGA/EGA monitor. I still have the Autocad installed on an old IBM, but I don't have the monitor. I've seen converters that change the hertz (I ...
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AutoCAD Command -DWGUNITS missing prompts

I have many custom AutoLISP commands that have been used for years within our company with no issues, until this morning. We have an AutoLISP that runs the following: (command "-dwgunits" 3 2 4 "no" ...
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System requirements : Autocad vs Autocad LT

I don't know if LT means Lite version , but i want to know if Autocad LT 2016 , can run better in old PC with less CPU and memory requirements than the Full version of Autocad ? Actually in the ...
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How to fix AutoCAD/Word 2003?

I have a user who has a AutoCAD (2010) drawing in a Word (2003) document. Double clicking on the AutoCAD drawing in a Word doc, AutoCAD has the following error: A10 Drawing Recovery In your ...
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Drawing perpendicular lines in between two paths

I am an architect working in ancient sites for architectural documentation. I am now trying to make an oldschool landscape drawing, which includes the height curves. (contour lines) So for that, I am ...
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Revit 2015 slow to load for one user on workstation

I'm really new to troubleshooting Revit and was hoping someone could help me identify why Revit is taking so long to open. Problem and testing: User A opens Revit 2014 or 2015 on PC it takes about ...
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Divide a polyline in multiples vertices in Autocad

I’m working with coastlines in Autocad. The coastlines are drawn with polylines. I would like to divide a polyline in order to have more vertices. For example, a polyline has 350 points and I would ...
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Remove the layer information from Adobe PDF

I make lots of drawings in AutoCAD and convert them to PDF and pass it on to the client. What I do not want the client to see in the drawings, is the different layer information that PDF is ...
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"Not Enough Space" for Autocad Inventor Installation

Today, I installed Autodesk Inventor 2016 on a new (in the last month) Windows 8.1 computer. The install appeared to run OK, but it missed a couple of files due to my moving and renaming of the ...
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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 don'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 32-...
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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 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 ...