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137 newest tips
from year 2014

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

How to import SketchUp 2014 (and higher) files into Autodesk 3ds Max?

A - answer see answer   Tip 10145
Max2018Max2016Ma...
0% *  CAD 
19.12.2014  
Q - question

Physical units conversion tool in an AutoCAD palette.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10139
ACAD2016ACAD2015...
0% *  CAD 
15.12.2014  
Q - question

Dimensioning a curve length or distance between two points on a curve.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10138
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
15.12.2014  
Q - question

Changed behavior of the Edit text command in AutoCAD 2015.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10137
ACAD2017ACAD2015...
0% *  CAD 
15.12.2014  
Q - question

How to convert a line-based map to closed polygons (lots)?

A - answer see answer   Tip 10128
MapCivil
0% *  CAD 
8.12.2014  
Q - question

Some Map commands not running in Civil 3D (cannot initialize dialog box, other errors)

A - answer see answer   Tip 10126
Civil2015Map2015
0% *  CAD 
6.12.2014  
Q - question

Cannot connect to WMS data source in Civil3D 2015.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10121
Map2015Civil2015
0% *  CAD 
3.12.2014  
Q - question

How to export a DXF file with punch points from an unfold?

A - answer see answer   Tip 10118
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
2.12.2014  
Q - question

iLogic tip: returning a value on the True and False conditions.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10114
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
27.11.2014  
Q - question

How to set Inventor model appearance (permanently)?

A - answer see answer   Tip 10109
Inventor2015
0% *  CAD 
25.11.2014  
Q - question

How to simplify a complex 3D mesh model?

A - answer see answer   Tip 10102
MementoMax
0% *  CAD 
19.11.2014  
Q - question

Multiple applications with the same name in the "Open with" menu - which to choose?

A - answer see answer   Tip 10097
ACADLTRevitInv...
0% *  CAD 
14.11.2014  
Q - question

Autodesk ReCap 2015 will not load a Faro .FLS point cloud file.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10094
Recap2015
0% *  CAD 
12.11.2014  
Q - question

Adding polyline vertices in fixed intervals.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10091
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
10.11.2014  
Q - question

Error "Unsupported operating system" when installing Revit LT 2015.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10084
Revit2015
0% Win7,Win8  CAD 
5.11.2014  
Q - question

How to reserve a floating license to a specific PC?

A - answer see answer   Tip 10081
ACADInvRevitCiv...
0% *  CAD 
5.11.2014  
Q - question

How to recolor layers from ACI to truecolor?

A - answer see answer   Tip 10071
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
30.10.2014  
Q - question

Surface texture symbol with predefined texts and symbols.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10068
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
28.10.2014  
Q - question

Autodesk ReCap does not offer the publishing icon for Real View on Recap 360.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10065
Recap2015
0% *  CAD 
24.10.2014  
Q - question

Empty (white/transparent) Quick Access Toolbar - QAT.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10062
ACADLTADTCivil...
0% *  CAD 
23.10.2014  
Q - question

How to view DWG/DXF e-mail attachments on a mobile phone?

A - answer see answer   Tip 10059
ACAD360DWG
0% Android,IOS  CAD 
22.10.2014  
Q - question

No grips are displayed after selecting pipes.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10057
Plant
0% *  CAD 
21.10.2014  
Q - question

Boolean operations on 2D polylines.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10054
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
18.10.2014  
Q - question

How to save from AutoCAD or Inventor to Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive?

A - answer see answer   Tip 10051
ACADInvRevitCiv...
0% *  CAD 
17.10.2014  
Q - question

How to borrow a network license in Revit?

A - answer see answer   Tip 10046
Revit
0% *  CAD 
13.10.2014  
Q - question

Two types of equidistants (offsets) to an ellipse.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10039
InventorACAD
0% *  CAD 
7.10.2014  
Q - question

How to export BOM with all assembly levels from Inventor?

A - answer see answer   Tip 10033
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
3.10.2014  
Q - question

Dimension with fixed length of extension lines (fixed dim.line offset)

A - answer see answer   Tip 10031
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
3.10.2014  
Q - question

My linetype does not reverse. Why?

A - answer see answer   Tip 10028
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
2.10.2014  
Q - question

Inherit properties in additional continue dimensions.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10023
ACADADTACADMCiv...
0% *  CAD 
29.9.2014  
Q - question

Autodesk Application Manager hangs reporting no updates.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10021
ACAD2015Inv2015R...
0% *  CAD 
26.9.2014  
Q - question

How to select and modify objects in ALL layouts of the DWG?

A - answer see answer   Tip 10015
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
20.9.2014  
Q - question

Ctrl+drag to copy a layout in AutoCAD 2015.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10010
ACAD2015LT2015
0% *  CAD 
18.9.2014  
Q - question

Inventor BOM items are not sorted in the right numerical order.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10006
Inventor2015
0% *  CAD 
13.9.2014  
Q - question

Automatically rotate drawings plotted from Revit or other software.

A - answer see answer   Tip 9998
RevitACADDWF
0% *  CAD,PLT 
9.9.2014  
Q - question

AutoCAD 2015 reports "VVC: internal error"

A - answer see answer   Tip 9996
ACAD2015
0% *  CAD 
8.9.2014  
Q - question

Error: Key not valid for use in specified state

A - answer see answer   Tip 9991
ACADInvRevit
0% Win7,Vista,Win2008  CAD 
4.9.2014  
Q - question

One assembly part displays as hidden (transparent) in my drawing view.

A - answer see answer   Tip 9987
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
2.9.2014  
Q - question

How to make AutoCAD render without background (transparent)?

A - answer see answer   Tip 9976
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
26.8.2014  
Q - question

Create free 3D PDF output files from any CAD software.

A - answer see answer   Tip 9972
ACADInvCivilRev...
0% *  CAD 
23.8.2014   FAQ  
Q - question

Part color is not updated in the assembly - why?

A - answer see answer   Tip 9971
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
22.8.2014  
Q - question

Batch conversion of CAD files from/to the IPT/IAM, STEP, IGES, SAT, Catia... formats

A - answer see answer   Tip 9968
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
21.8.2014  
Q - question

How to create a 360° spherical panorama of your CAD model?

A - answer see answer   Tip 9965
ACADRevitInvento...
0% *  CAD 
20.8.2014  
Q - question

Revit: long delay after you click on the application menu ("R")

A - answer see answer   Tip 9962
Revit
0% *  CAD 
19.8.2014  
Q - question

Selecting hatch borders performs zoom out.

A - answer see answer   Tip 9954
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
14.8.2014  
Q - question

iLogic rule - check whether iProperties are overridden.

A - answer see answer   Tip 9952
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
13.8.2014  
Q - question

One layout view doesn't display border, cannot be selected.

A - answer see answer   Tip 9949
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
12.8.2014  
Q - question

Why is the edit button for service database hidden in Fabrication CADmep?

A - answer see answer   Tip 9945
Fabrication
0% *  CAD 
8.8.2014  
Q - question

QBEblock - select blocks by "example" of an attribute.

A - answer see answer   Tip 9939
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
5.8.2014  
Q - question

Preset displaying of thread features in Inventor 2015 drawing views.

A - answer see answer   Tip 9937
Inventor2016Inven...
0% *  CAD 
5.8.2014  
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