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175 newest tips
from year 2010

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

SketchUp 8 format SKP files and Revit 2011.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7700
Revitmax
0% *  CAD 
22.12.2010  
Q - question

Navisworks doesn't display properties of Civil objects.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7698
NW2011NW2010Civi...
0% *  CAD 
21.12.2010  
Q - question

Edit or add steel profile dimensions in AutoCAD Mechanical.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7696
ACADM2011ACADM201...
0% *  CAD 
18.12.2010  
Q - question

What are the IPB and IPM files?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7693
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
18.12.2010  
Q - question

How to update the graphics card library in Inventor?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7691
Inv2011Inv2010In...
0% *  CAD 
17.12.2010  
Q - question

How to change path of a block referenced in an AutoCAD palette?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7689
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
16.12.2010  
Q - question

Extra-long plots on HP Designjet T1200.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7683
ACAD
0% *  CAD,PLT 
12.12.2010  
Q - question

Convert 3D model from 3ds Max to Inventor.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7680
max2011Inventor
0% *  CAD 
10.12.2010  
Q - question

Converting raster image to a matrix of pixels inside the DWG.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7678
ACAD2012ACAD2011...
0% *  CAD 
9.12.2010  
Q - question

Disable ref-editing objects that are not in the working set.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7675
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
8.12.2010  
Q - question

How to search/replace tabs in texts?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7673
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
6.12.2010  
Q - question

Find and select blocks with a given attribute.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7669
ACAD2011
0% *  CAD 
2.12.2010  
Q - question

Automatically generated QR codes for DWG drawings.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7667
ACAD2011ACAD2010...
0% *  CAD 
1.12.2010  
Q - question

Change color of a block attribute.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7665
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
29.11.2010  
Q - question

Enumeration lists for Inventor parameters.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7662
Inventor2011
0% *  CAD 
26.11.2010  
Q - question

Rename block attribute.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7661
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
26.11.2010  
Q - question

Extract hatch patterns to PAT files - copy hatches between DWGs.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7657
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
24.11.2010  
Q - question

Three methods for transparent images in AutoCAD.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7654
ACAD2011MapCivil...
0% *  CAD 
22.11.2010  
Q - question

3D scene renders as a black screen only.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7652
ACAD2011
0% *  CAD 
21.11.2010  
Q - question

Area not displayed for some boundaries or hatches.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7648
ACAD2010ACAD2011
0% *  CAD 
16.11.2010  
Q - question

Set the iProperty Standard for Inventor BOMs.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7644
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
13.11.2010  
Q - question

AutoCAD 2011 grip-stretch and osnap PER.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7641
ACAD2011LT2011
0% *  CAD 
12.11.2010  
Q - question

Linking AutoCAD and Twitter.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7634
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
10.11.2010  
Q - question

Modeling error: No solution for a vertex

A - answer see answer   Tip 7632
ACADInventor
0% *  CAD 
8.11.2010  
Q - question

Where is the user Support folder in AutoCAD for Mac?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7629
ACAD
0% Mac  CAD 
8.11.2010  
Q - question

Where can I find the common shared Autodesk material library?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7627
ACADRevitInvento...
0% *  CAD 
7.11.2010  
Q - question

Keyboard shortcut for Select Previous.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7620
ACAD2011ACAD2010...
0% *  CAD 
21.10.2010  
Q - question

Loading Inventor 3D model into 3ds max.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7618
max2011maxInv
0% *  CAD 
20.10.2010  
Q - question

Convert photos to 3D model - also for patios.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7616
PhotoFlyDWG123D...
0% *  CAD 
18.10.2010  
Q - question

How to select all dynamic blocks?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7613
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
16.10.2010  
Q - question

Two commands for printing PDF files.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7607
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0% *  HP,CAD 
13.10.2010  
Q - question

How to decompile a CUIX menu file?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7604
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
11.10.2010  
Q - question

List of new AutoCAD commands from Subscription Advantage Packs.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7599
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
11.10.2010  
Q - question

Quick conversion of DWG files to PDF.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7597
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
8.10.2010  
Q - question

Block changes are not reflected in the drawing.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7595
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
7.10.2010  
Q - question

Import and export IGES files in AutoCAD (DWG).

A - answer see answer   Tip 7589
ACAD2012ACAD2011...
0% *  CAD 
30.9.2010  
Q - question

Convert PDF files to the DWF or DWFx format.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7586
DWF
0% *  CAD 
30.9.2010   FAQ  
Q - question

Plotting/exporting a series of drawing frames composed in a DWG drawing (or creating layouts).

A - answer see answer   Tip 7585
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
30.9.2010   FAQ  
Q - question

Select dynamic blocks by dynamic properties.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7583
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
30.9.2010  
Q - question

Inventor templates for models, assemblies and drawings.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7580
Inventor2011
0% *  CAD 
28.9.2010  
Q - question

Faster roofs on an arbitrary plan shape.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7577
ADT2011ADT2010
0% *  CAD 
28.9.2010  
Q - question

Print XREF entities faded.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7570
ACAD2011ADT2011C...
0% *  CAD 
22.9.2010  
Q - question

3D print in the STL format is 10x smaller than the 3D model.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7567
Inventor2011
0% *  CAD 
20.9.2010  
Q - question

Where from comes the layer $AUDIT-BAD-LAYER ?

A - answer see answer   Tip 7565
ACADLTADT
0% *  CAD 
20.9.2010  
Q - question

Find all DWG drawings with the given text in a block attribute.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7561
ACADLTADTCivil
0% *  CAD 
19.9.2010  
Q - question

Error: AutoCAD requires 1024 by 768 resolution or higher to run.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7558
ACADLTADTACADM...
0% *  CAD 
17.9.2010  
Q - question

Certified graphics cards for Autodesk Maya 2011.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7554
Maya2011
0% *  CAD 
12.9.2010  
Q - question

Emboss/engrave text on an Inventor 3D part.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7553
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
12.9.2010  
Q - question

DEPENDS - displaying file dependencies in a DWG drawing.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7549
ACADDWG
0% *  CAD 
8.9.2010  
Q - question

Editing wall cleanup "in place" causes error in AutoCAD Architecture.

A - answer see answer   Tip 7547
ADT2011ADT2010AD...
0% *  CAD 
8.9.2010  
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