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207 newest tips
from year 2004

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

How to select only closed polyline objects?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4186
ACADMapADT
0% *  CAD 
27.12.2004  
Q - question

What are the DWX files from AutoCAD?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4184
ACADLTADTMap
0% *  CAD 
27.12.2004  
Q - question

"No room to add heap list entries" when opening large drawings or assemblies.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4180
Inventor9
0% *  CAD 
22.12.2004  
Q - question

Which version of Inventor has saved the file?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4172
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
20.12.2004  
Q - question

What is the difference between the (command) and (vl-cmdf) LISP functions?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4170
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
17.12.2004  
Q - question

Does AutoCAD support multi-part solid bodies?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4163
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
8.12.2004  
Q - question

How to create a dormer in Revit?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4161
Revit7
0% *  CAD 
7.12.2004  
Q - question

Entering "x" in Inventor dimension text displays "dp".

A - answer see answer   Tip 4159
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
6.12.2004  
Q - question

Transparent raster images in AutoCAD.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4158
ACAD2000ACAD2005...
0% *  CAD 
6.12.2004  
Q - question

The difference between XRef Overlay and XRef Attach.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4155
ACADLTADTMapMD...
0% *  CAD 
3.12.2004  
Q - question

Projected round edges from SOLPROF are too rough.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4151
ACADADTMapACADM
0% *  CAD 
1.12.2004  
Q - question

How to make a hypertext link from a drawing to another drawing or document?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4148
ACADMapADTACADM
0% *  CAD 
29.11.2004  
Q - question

How to create a 3D model from 2D views.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4145
ACADACADM
0% *  CAD 
29.11.2004  
Q - question

I cannot select some construction lines and axes in Inventor sketch.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4142
Inventor9
0% *  CAD 
26.11.2004  
Q - question

How to explode the 2D SOLID entities.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4138
ACADMap
0% *  CAD 
23.11.2004  
Q - question

How to add thousands separators in AutoCAD numbers?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4136
ACADADTMapACADM...
0% *  CAD 
23.11.2004  
Q - question

How to keep AutoCAD hatch boundary visible?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4130
ACADLTADTMap
0% *  CAD 
16.11.2004  
Q - question

Extend and Trim commands display the message: "Edge is perpendicular to UCS XY plane."

A - answer see answer   Tip 4126
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
15.11.2004  
Q - question

Which export formats are supported in Autodesk Revit?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4125
Revit6Revit7Revi...
0% *  CAD 
15.11.2004  
Q - question

How to make standard 2D drawings from AutoCAD 3D solids?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4123
ACADACADMMDTInv...
0% *  CAD 
15.11.2004   FAQ  
Q - question

Freeing memory in 3ds max.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4118
max6
0% *  CAD 
12.11.2004  
Q - question

Part of raster background is missing on printed DWF file.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4114
DWFVolo
0% *  CAD 
11.11.2004  
Q - question

After changing a view in Revit, the view disappears.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4100
Revit
0% *  CAD 
5.11.2004  
Q - question

Filled region in Revit 7 does not cover the underlying geometry.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4097
Revit7
0% *  CAD 
2.11.2004  
Q - question

How to batch-rename a group of layers? (translate table)

A - answer see answer   Tip 4095
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
1.11.2004  
Q - question

Creating a tangent polyline segment.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4090
ACAD2004ACAD2005...
0% *  CAD 
27.10.2004  
Q - question

No dynamic display while picking the second corner when drawing a Rectangle.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4086
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
26.10.2004  
Q - question

Can I run the FlexLM license server on Windows 2003 Server?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4084
ACADADTMDTMap
0% Win2003  CAD 
25.10.2004  
Q - question

Rubik's cube in Inventor.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4078
Inventor9
0% *  CAD 
18.10.2004  
Q - question

Extensive library of 3D DWG models.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4076
ACADADTMDTInven...
0% *  CAD 
18.10.2004  
Q - question

How much more expensive is color plotting compared to black-and-white?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4073
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0% *  CAD,PLT 
14.10.2004  
Q - question

How to find the polyline direction/orientation?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4068
Map5Map6Map2004...
0% *  CAD 
11.10.2004  
Q - question

How to make rotated texts and block attributes "readable"?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4066
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
11.10.2004  
Q - question

QLEADER command no longer starts the MText editor dialog.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4063
ACADLTADTMap
0% *  CAD 
8.10.2004  
Q - question

How to change Text/Dtext objects into MText objects?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4059
ACADADTMapACADM
0% *  CAD 
8.10.2004  
Q - question

Error: "Portable License Utility: ???????????????JC?B"

A - answer see answer   Tip 4056
ACAD2004ACAD2005...
0% Win98,WinME,Win95  CAD 
7.10.2004  
Q - question

"Invalid field specification" trying to ATTEXT a SDF/CDF file

A - answer see answer   Tip 4053
ACADLTADTMap
0% *  CAD 
6.10.2004  
Q - question

How to suppress non-critical dialogs during batch plotting and scripts?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4045
ACADLTADTMapMD...
0% *  CAD 
3.10.2004  
Q - question

Not able to select more objects.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4044
ACADLTADTMapMD...
0% *  CAD 
3.10.2004  
Q - question

How to draw an arc symbol in arc length dimension?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4041
ACADLTACADMADT...
0% *  CAD 
27.9.2004  
Q - question

How to embed a raster image with a DWG drawing?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4038
ACADADTMap
0% *  CAD 
27.9.2004  
Q - question

Centered dimension text after parametric changes of geometry.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4035
Inventor9
0% *  CAD 
24.9.2004  
Q - question

Where to download Czech fonts for AutoCAD?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4034
ACADLTADTMapIn...
0% *  CAD 
24.9.2004  
Q - question

Slow mouse motion in Revit and Inventor.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4032
InventorRevit
0% *  CAD 
23.9.2004  
Q - question

How to suppress units (kg/lb) in a PartsList?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4031
Inventor9
0% *  CAD 
22.9.2004  
Q - question

How to make a 'numeric keypad' toolbar for AutoCAD?

A - answer see answer   Tip 4027
ACADLTADTMap
0% *  CAD 
21.9.2004  
Q - question

A layout copied with DesignCenter from another drawing is not added.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4025
ACAD2000LT2000AD...
0% *  CAD 
20.9.2004  
Q - question

"NN were not able to be exploded" while exploding blocks - can't explode block.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4023
ACADLTMapADT
0% *  CAD 
17.9.2004  
Q - question

Undocumented AutoCAD system variables.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4020
ACADLTADT
0% *  CAD 
16.9.2004  
Q - question

Simple CAD network license borrowing for mobile users.

A - answer see answer   Tip 4019
ACAD2010ACAD2005...
0% *  CAD 
15.9.2004  
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