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156 newest tips
from year 2008

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

How to construct a triangle in AutoCAD?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6455
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
22.12.2008   FAQ  
Q - question

How to customize properties displayed in the Properties palette?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6450
ACAD2010ACAD2009...
0% *  CAD 
21.12.2008  
Q - question

Entering numbers in imperial format - feet, inches.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6447
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
21.12.2008  
Q - question

3ds max 9 error: The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005)

A - answer see answer   Tip 6446
3dsmax9VizADT
0% Vista  CAD 
20.12.2008  
Q - question

Displaying elevation labels on a Civil 3D surface.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6445
Civil2014Civil201...
0% *  CAD 
19.12.2008  
Q - question

Forcing DWG format version for save in AutoCAD.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6439
ACAD2018ACAD2012...
0% *  CAD 
17.12.2008  
Q - question

Force layer for selected commands (objects).

A - answer see answer   Tip 6433
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
14.12.2008   FAQ  
Q - question

How to remove unwanted printers and plotters from the PLOT dialog?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6432
ACADLTADTCivil...
0% *  CAD 
13.12.2008  
Q - question

Which raster format to choose for transferring images?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6422
ACADDWG
0% *  CAD 
4.12.2008   FAQ  
Q - question

MAP2SDF problem: Could not open FDO connection - SDF version 2.1, not 3.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6419
Map2009Civil2009...
0% *  CAD 
4.12.2008  
Q - question

How to convert Collada (DAE) files to/from AutoCAD or Inventor?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6416
ACADInventorRevi...
0% *  CAD 
3.12.2008  
Q - question

How to switch layers in the inserted DWF file?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6413
ACADDWF
0% *  CAD 
2.12.2008  
Q - question

Batch-print multiple layouts in AutoCAD LT 2008.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6409
LT2008
0% *  CAD 
1.12.2008  
Q - question

Select all specific texts in a drawing.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6403
ACADADTACADMCiv...
0% *  CAD 
19.11.2008  
Q - question

My AutoCAD does not recognize the PDFATTACH command.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6399
ACAD2010ACAD2009
0% *  CAD 
14.11.2008  
Q - question

How many AutoCAD commands are missing in AutoCAD LT?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6397
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
14.11.2008  
Q - question

Next available number in AutoCAD Civil 3D.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6396
Civil2009Civil200...
0% *  CAD 
13.11.2008  
Q - question

How to construct a circle from three tangents?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6392
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
12.11.2008  
Q - question

Civil 3D reports: Unknown command AECCTOOLBOX.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6389
Civil
0% *  CAD 
12.11.2008  
Q - question

How to convert an Ellipse to a Spline?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6388
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
11.11.2008  
Q - question

New commands introduced in AutoCAD 2009.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6384
ACAD2009LT2009
0% *  CAD 
10.11.2008  
Q - question

Arithmetic functions in AutoCAD fields.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6381
ACADLT2009ADTCi...
0% *  CAD 
10.11.2008  
Q - question

Choosing between the new and old Layer Manager dialog.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6378
ACAD2010ACAD2009...
0% *  CAD 
6.11.2008  
Q - question

Network rendering in AutoCAD or Revit?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6370
ACADInventorADT...
0% *  CAD 
30.10.2008  
Q - question

Inserting and updating time and date in an AutoCAD drawing.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6366
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
30.10.2008  
Q - question

The "Select similar" function also in plain AutoCAD.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6365
ACADADTCivilABS
0% *  CAD 
29.10.2008  
Q - question

Direct entry of a Pantone color hue for AutoCAD entities.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6361
ACAD2009ACAD2004...
0% *  CAD 
23.10.2008  
Q - question

How to save a Mechanical Desktop 3D model to the STL format?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6354
ACADACADMMDT
0% *  CAD 
18.10.2008  
Q - question

How to get your AutoCAD serial number?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6352
ACADLTADTCivil...
0% *  CAD 
16.10.2008  
Q - question

Cannot edit an object: "1 was not in the working set"

A - answer see answer   Tip 6347
ACADADTACADM
0% *  CAD 
10.10.2008  
Q - question

HYPERLINK is very slow (hangs) on the first run.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6344
ACADLTADTCivil...
0% *  CAD 
8.10.2008  
Q - question

The hidden commands in Autodesk DWG TrueView.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6342
VoloDWG
0% *  CAD 
8.10.2008  
Q - question

My KeyboardShortcuts.txt file is in a wrong language.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6341
Revit2009Revit200...
0% *  CAD 
6.10.2008  
Q - question

How to convert a solid body to a surface (3D faces)?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6339
ADTABSCivil2009...
0% *  CAD 
5.10.2008  
Q - question

How to draw hatches always to back (below other objects)?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6334
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
2.10.2008  
Q - question

DWG formats supported in the individual versions of 3ds Max.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6332
maxDWGACAD
0% *  CAD 
1.10.2008  
Q - question

ISOGEN cannot read some ISO exports of piping from Inventor 2009.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6330
InventorPro2009
0% *  CAD 
1.10.2008  
Q - question

Intuitive overview of relationships and constraints in Inventor assemblies.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6329
Inventor2010Inven...
0% *  CAD 
1.10.2008  
Q - question

Set your Vista 64 to a faster boot.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6314
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0% Vista64  HP 
17.9.2008  
Q - question

Making transfer of AutoCAD DWG files faster over WAN.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6312
ACAD2009ACAD2008...
0% *  CAD 
17.9.2008  
Q - question

Oracle versions supported in Autodesk Topobase.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6310
TB2009
0% *  CAD 
16.9.2008  
Q - question

How to lock all viewports in all layouts?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6305
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
12.9.2008  
Q - question

How to insert a live-updated XLS table in an AutoCAD drawing?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6304
ACADLTADT
0% *  CAD 
12.9.2008  
Q - question

How to get XYZ coordinates of a point on an Inventor assembly?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6296
Inventor2009Inven...
0% *  CAD 
3.9.2008  
Q - question

How to export X-Y-Z coordinates of AutoCAD drawing blocks?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6289
ACAD2008ACAD
0% *  CAD 
27.8.2008  
Q - question

Work easier with AutoCAD groups.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6287
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
27.8.2008  
Q - question

Export/import of user settings in AutoCAD.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6285
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
26.8.2008  
Q - question

My block insertion ignores the scale/units.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6283
ACADLTADTMapCi...
0% *  CAD 
25.8.2008  
Q - question

Opening Revit projects directly from web.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6279
Revit2009
0% *  CAD 
22.8.2008  
Q - question

How to disable 3D orbit on Shift+mouse wheel?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6277
ACAD2009ACAD2008
0% *  CAD 
21.8.2008  
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