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190 newest tips
from year 2009

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

How to measure horizontal distance of project points?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7131
Civil
0% *  CAD 
23.12.2009  
Q - question

Some layers are listed with light blue background. Why?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7128
ACADLTADTCivil...
0% *  CAD 
22.12.2009  
Q - question

Faster loading of assemblies and projects in networks.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7125
InventorACADADT
0% *  CAD,HP 
22.12.2009  
Q - question

How to load a .CTB file into AutoCAD?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7120
ACADLTADTCivil...
0% *  CAD 
18.12.2009  
Q - question

Vertical exaggeration of 3D terrain.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7118
Civil2010Civil200...
0% *  CAD 
18.12.2009  
Q - question

How to create points at circle centers?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7115
ACADADTACADMCiv...
0% *  CAD 
18.12.2009  
Q - question

Switch AutoCAD to TURBO mode.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7109
ACAD2014ACAD2012...
0% *  CAD 
14.12.2009  
Q - question

How to convert a drawing from inches to centimeters (or vice versa)?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7103
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
10.12.2009   FAQ  
Q - question

Render error: The following render appearance images are missing

A - answer see answer   Tip 7102
Revit2010Revit200...
0% *  CAD 
10.12.2009  
Q - question

Blocks perpendicular to a polyline.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7099
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
10.12.2009  
Q - question

How can I identify the installed Subscription Advantage Pack?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7096
2010ACADM2010Civ...
0% *  CAD 
6.12.2009  
Q - question

How to convert a polygon or a region to 3Dfaces.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7093
ACAD2012ACAD2010...
0% *  CAD 
2.12.2009  
Q - question

Line breaks in cells in AutoCAD tables.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7090
ACADLTADTMap
0% *  CAD 
2.12.2009  
Q - question

How to reconstruct a world file from a raster image?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7087
ACADADTMapCivil
0% *  CAD 
1.12.2009  
Q - question

Error: expected font (xxxx) is not available.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7085
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
30.11.2009  
Q - question

Selecting block objects by name.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7082
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
27.11.2009  
Q - question

How to display 4 grips in the corners of MText?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7077
ACAD2010LT2010AD...
0% *  CAD 
26.11.2009  
Q - question

How to export 3D versions of SHP files?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7070
Map2010Civil2010...
0% *  CAD 
23.11.2009  
Q - question

Parametric dimensions: changing geometry by overwriting dimension.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7068
ACAD2010
0% *  CAD 
23.11.2009  
Q - question

How to run an older version of AutoCAD or Inventor in Windows 7.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7066
ACAD2009ACAD2008...
0% Win7  CAD 
22.11.2009  
Q - question

Error displaying report in registered browser.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7063
Civil2010Civil200...
0% *  CAD 
19.11.2009  
Q - question

Cannot hatch an object enclosed by a zigzag line (AMZIGZAG).

A - answer see answer   Tip 7060
ACADM
0% *  CAD 
16.11.2009  
Q - question

Network version of AutoCAD displays the error 0.0.0

A - answer see answer   Tip 7054
ACADADTACADMCiv...
0% *  CAD 
13.11.2009  
Q - question

What is the flag (0-15) in the command alias editor?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7051
ACADLTADTCivil...
0% *  CAD 
11.11.2009  
Q - question

Cannot install AutoCAD on a 64-bit version of Windows?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7044
ACADLTADTACADM...
0% *  CAD 
8.11.2009  
Q - question

List of inspection dimensions in the Inventor drawing.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7042
Inv2014Inv2012In...
0% *  CAD 
6.11.2009  
Q - question

How to replace some of your blocks with a new block?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7038
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
4.11.2009  
Q - question

Cable braiding, ropes and other materials in Inventor.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7034
Inventor2010
0% *  CAD 
3.11.2009  
Q - question

Four ways for rotating 3D view in Inventor.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7032
Inventor2010
0% *  CAD 
2.11.2009  
Q - question

How to insert the surface symbol (roughness)?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7025
ACADLTACADM
0% *  CAD 
30.10.2009  
Q - question

Section modulus of 2D profiles in AutoCAD.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7023
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
29.10.2009  
Q - question

How to copy selected layers from another DWG file?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7020
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
26.10.2009  
Q - question

Trees are not rendered in my Revit project.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7018
Revit2010Revit200...
0% *  CAD 
26.10.2009  
Q - question

Mount disks as Windows folders.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7016
ACAD
0% WinXP,Vista,Win7  CAD,HP 
23.10.2009  
Q - question

AutoCAD reports SELECTSIMILAR as an unknown command.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7010
ACAD2010ACAD2011
0% *  CAD 
21.10.2009  
Q - question

Total length of lines in a drawing (by layer) - AddLen

A - answer see answer   Tip 7005
ACADADTACADMCiv...
0% *  CAD 
20.10.2009  
Q - question

Modified drawing name as an automatic field.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7003
ACADLTADT
0% *  CAD 
19.10.2009  
Q - question

An error has occured while drawing the contents of the window.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7000
Revit2010Revit200...
0% *  CAD 
16.10.2009  
Q - question

The action recorder macro changes my drawing view.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6990
ACAD2010ACAD2009
0% *  CAD 
12.10.2009  
Q - question

Unhandled exception: Index was outside the bounds of the array

A - answer see answer   Tip 6987
ACAD2008LT2008AD...
0% *  CAD 
9.10.2009  
Q - question

Startup error: Revit could not load RevitMFC.dll

A - answer see answer   Tip 6983
Revit2010MEP2010
0% *  CAD 
9.10.2009  
Q - question

Switching layers using keyboard shortcuts.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6982
ACADLTADTCivil...
0% *  CAD 
8.10.2009  
Q - question

How to add an item to the Windows menu Send To?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6979
ACAD
0% Win  CAD,HP 
8.10.2009  
Q - question

How to scale all texts in a drawing while keeping their position?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6977
ACADLTADTCivil...
0% *  CAD 
8.10.2009  
Q - question

How to add a TrueType font into AutoCAD?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6976
ACADLT
0% Win  CAD 
7.10.2009  
Q - question

Not feeling like an architect? Leave the hard work to machines :-)

A - answer see answer   Tip 6974
3dsmaxViz
0% *  CAD 
6.10.2009  
Q - question

How to remove arc segments from Pline?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6972
ACADLTADT
0% *  CAD 
6.10.2009  
Q - question

Fading xrefs in AutoCAD.

A - answer see answer   Tip 6970
ACAD2011ACAD2010...
0% *  CAD 
5.10.2009  
Q - question

How to set path for the ArchVision Content Manager (ACM)?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6965
Revit2010
0% *  CAD 
1.10.2009  
Q - question

What functions do not work after switching Inventor to old UI?

A - answer see answer   Tip 6962
Inventor2010
0% *  CAD 
30.9.2009  
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