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173 newest tips
from year 2007

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Text:  FAQ glossary   
Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

Missing plot styles, options and orientation in the PLOT dialog.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5920
LT2008LT2007LT20...
0% *  CAD 
28.12.2007  
Q - question

How to unlock the whole AutoCAD table (all cells)?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5916
ACAD2008ACAD2007
0% *  CAD 
27.12.2007  
Q - question

Undocumented benchmark utility installed with AutoCAD.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5910
ACAD2011ACAD2010...
0% *  CAD 
18.12.2007  
Q - question

Setting draworder by object types and by layers.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5905
ACAD2016ACAD2010...
0% *  CAD 
13.12.2007  
Q - question

Shape file (SHX) is missing.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5900
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
12.12.2007  
Q - question

My thumbnails (previews) are not updated in the Sheet set manager.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5897
ACAD2009ACAD2008...
0% *  CAD 
10.12.2007  
Q - question

How to use a progressbar in LISP functions?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5891
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
6.12.2007  
Q - question

How to resize an entity differently in X - Y - Z directions (axes)?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5889
ACADLTADT
0% *  CAD 
5.12.2007   FAQ  
Q - question

Using 3D grips for interactive editing of Inventor parts.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5888
Inventor2008
0% *  CAD 
5.12.2007  
Q - question

In the dynamic drawing mode, entered coordinates are considered "relative".

A - answer see answer   Tip 5885
ACAD2008ACAD2006...
0% *  CAD 
4.12.2007  
Q - question

How to measure distance along a curve?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5883
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
4.12.2007  
Q - question

How to change weld material in Inventor weldings?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5880
Inventor2008
0% *  CAD 
3.12.2007  
Q - question

How to convert a 3D solid to a 3D mesh?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5878
ACADADT
0% *  CAD 
29.11.2007  
Q - question

"Bad definition" error while loading linetypes from a .LIN file.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5873
ACADLTADTMapAC...
0% *  CAD 
25.11.2007  
Q - question

How to batch-remove excessive annotation scale lists in DWGs?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5871
ACAD2009ACAD2008...
0% *  CAD 
23.11.2007   FAQ  
Q - question

Can I have viewports with individual plot styles?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5870
ACAD2008LT2008AD...
0% *  CAD 
22.11.2007  
Q - question

An empty application window in Design Review.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5867
DWF2008
0% *  CAD 
21.11.2007  
Q - question

How to load a .NET application into AutoCAD?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5863
ACADADTACADMMap...
0% *  CAD 
20.11.2007  
Q - question

Grip editing not working on my 3D solids.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5861
ACAD2009ACAD2008...
0% *  CAD 
19.11.2007  
Q - question

How to re-enable the camera preview window?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5858
ACAD2008ACAD2007...
0% *  CAD 
18.11.2007  
Q - question

Text background masks printed in black.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5854
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
13.11.2007  
Q - question

How to align viewports in a layout?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5853
ACADADT
0% *  CAD 
12.11.2007  
Q - question

Windows viewer for AutoCAD slides (.SLD).

A - answer see answer   Tip 5850
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
9.11.2007  
Q - question

An undocumented AutoCAD command sets CPU affinity.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5847
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
8.11.2007  
Q - question

Fatal error - transaction manager failed to start.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5845
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
8.11.2007  
Q - question

How to transfer an entity between the model- and paperspace?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5844
ACAD2008ACAD2007
0% *  CAD 
8.11.2007  
Q - question

Linetypes suddenly display as continuous.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5840
ACAD2008LT2008Ma...
0% *  CAD 
7.11.2007  
Q - question

OpenType font support in AutoCAD and Revit.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5837
ACADRevit
0% *  CAD 
6.11.2007  
Q - question

How to set drawing order by colors?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5833
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
2.11.2007  
Q - question

How to set the proper time zone for your drawing?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5826
ACADADTCivil
0% *  CAD 
31.10.2007  
Q - question

How to reset the "Total editing time" in an AutoCAD DWG drawing?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5825
ACADLTADTMapCi...
0% *  CAD 
31.10.2007  
Q - question

Wrong text size on labels in paper space.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5822
Civil2008
0% *  CAD 
30.10.2007  
Q - question

Compatibility of Autodesk 3ds max and Windows Vista.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5820
max20093dsmax2008...
0% Vista  CAD 
29.10.2007  
Q - question

AutoCAD forgets my customization and enhancements of the toolbars.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5815
ACAD2009ACAD2008...
0% *  CAD 
25.10.2007  
Q - question

Total weld length in an Inventor assembly.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5812
Inventor2008Inven...
0% *  CAD 
23.10.2007  
Q - question

Edit blocks directly from table cells.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5806
ACAD2008ACAD2007...
0% *  CAD 
18.10.2007  
Q - question

Xref message: Unable to detach. Multiple references detected.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5804
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
18.10.2007  
Q - question

Model import error: Coincident face_face_ints with different body vertices

A - answer see answer   Tip 5800
ACADMDTACADM
0% *  CAD 
16.10.2007  
Q - question

How to use IFC to convert data from/to AutoCAD Architecture?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5798
ADT2008
0% *  CAD 
15.10.2007  
Q - question

Model linetypes do not reflect annotative scaling.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5795
ACAD2009ACAD2008
0% *  CAD 
15.10.2007  
Q - question

How to set font (style) for Amnotes, surface texture symbols?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5790
ACADMMDT
0% *  CAD 
10.10.2007  
Q - question

Display Inventor hidden edges in dashed linetype.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5788
Inventor2008Inven...
0% *  CAD 
9.10.2007  
Q - question

Is AutoCAD compatible with Windows Vista?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5785
ACAD2012ACAD2010...
0% Vista  CAD 
6.10.2007   FAQ  
Q - question

Language pack missing - warning on DWG open.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5783
ACADLTADTMapCi...
0% Win  CAD 
5.10.2007  
Q - question

What is the difference between the MaterialAttach and MaterialAssign commands?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5780
ACAD2008ACAD2007...
0% *  CAD 
3.10.2007  
Q - question

Automatic center of gravity for Inventor assemblies.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5776
Inventor2008
0% *  CAD 
2.10.2007  
Q - question

How to change the MText width for multiple texts?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5773
ACAD2008LT2008AD...
0% *  CAD 
2.10.2007  
Q - question

Broken "exploded" hatch.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5767
ACADLTADT
0% *  CAD 
27.9.2007  
Q - question

Where to store user drawing data?

A - answer see answer   Tip 5762
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
23.9.2007  
Q - question

Atomic iMate failed - error in Inventor.

A - answer see answer   Tip 5758
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
21.9.2007  
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