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110 newest tips
from year 2016

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

A useful Toolbox in Autodesk Fusion 360.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11232
Fusion360
0% *  CAD 
21.12.2016  
Q - question

Can I use AutoCAD LT for Mac 2015/2016 on MacOS Sierra?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11230
ACLT2017ACLT2016...
0% MacOS  CAD 
20.12.2016  
Q - question

How to find the Revit version used to save a RFA/RVT file?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11228
Revit
0% *  CAD 
18.12.2016  
Q - question

Mass rename (string replace) of Fusion 360 components.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11226
Fusion360
0% *  CAD 
18.12.2016  
Q - question

Copy multiple DWG drawing texts to the Windows Clipboard.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11223
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
15.12.2016  
Q - question

Directional copying of AutoCAD drawing objects.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11222
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
15.12.2016  
Q - question

Mass change of units in the whole Inventor assembly.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11211
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
6.12.2016  
Q - question

Largest number of versions among Vault documents.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11210
Vault
0% *  CAD 
6.12.2016  
Q - question

Justified attribute text in mirrored blocks (AutoCAD)

A - answer see answer   Tip 11198
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
2.12.2016  
Q - question

How to download and install an update of Autodesk software - e.g. Revit 2017.1?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11195
RevitACADInvMax...
0% *  CAD 
1.12.2016  
Q - question

Mass rename of spaces (Revit MEP) from rooms in an underlaid architecture model.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11189
Revit
0% *  CAD 
30.11.2016  
Q - question

How to reassociate all dimensions in a DWG?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11188
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
30.11.2016  
Q - question

Can I use two versions of Dynamo on the same PC?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11182
RevitDynamo
0% *  CAD 
23.11.2016  
Q - question

Suddenly cannot run Dynamo in Advance Steel.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11181
Steel2017Dynamo
0% *  CAD 
23.11.2016  
Q - question

Select objects in negative elevation or in a given 3D octant.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11179
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
22.11.2016  
Q - question

Which Workplane was this Sketch defined in?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11175
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
19.11.2016  
Q - question

Total number of layouts as a field.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11171
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
15.11.2016   FAQ  
Q - question

Be an expert in saving of drawings.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11170
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
14.11.2016  
Q - question

Dynamic display of layer/block/text style/linetype properties.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11160
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
3.11.2016  
Q - question

How to load an ECW v3 format image in AutoCAD?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11159
ACADADTMapCivil
0% *  CAD 
3.11.2016  
Q - question

Metric linetypes by ISO and complex linetypes for utilities.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11146
ACADLTCivilMap...
0% *  CAD 
23.10.2016   FAQ  
Q - question

AutoCAD: Customization file load failed.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11145
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
23.10.2016  
Q - question

Which Autodesk applications can open a .3DM (Rhino) file?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11139
ACADInvRevitFus...
0% *  CAD 
16.10.2016  
Q - question

How to convert lines forming a text to a text entity.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11128
ACAD2017LT2017
0% *  CAD 
7.10.2016  
Q - question

How to insert framed (boxed) text into Inventor drawings?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11122
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
3.10.2016  
Q - question

3D PDF published from Inventor 2017 come out empty.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11113
Inventor2017
0% *  CAD 
30.9.2016  
Q - question

Inventor drawing diplays flipped, mirrored (as from underside)

A - answer see answer   Tip 11111
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
27.9.2016  
Q - question

Displaying IfcSpace in Autodesk Navisworks.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11106
NW
0% *  CAD 
26.9.2016  
Q - question

My school was not found when registering a student account.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11094
ACADInvCivilRev...
0% *  CAD 
16.9.2016  
Q - question

Inventor: No preview in Place Constraints (grayed out)

A - answer see answer   Tip 11093
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
16.9.2016  
Q - question

Wrong license cascading on Inventor in Product Design Suite 2017.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11082
Inv2017PrDS2017
0% *  CAD 
6.9.2016  
Q - question

Reading and displaying 3D point matrix from a CSV file.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11076
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
1.9.2016  
Q - question

How to convert a 2D polyline to 3D or vice-versa?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11074
Civil
0% *  CAD 
31.8.2016  
Q - question

How to make an interference line from 3D Faces?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11072
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
30.8.2016  
Q - question

Unknown icon in an AutoCAD Civil 3D project.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11068
Civil
0% *  CAD 
29.8.2016  
Q - question

AutoCAD installation prompts to "Insert Disc 1".

A - answer see answer   Tip 11063
ACADLTACADM
0% *  CAD 
24.8.2016  
Q - question

Difference volume (3D solid) between two TIN surfaces (sets of coordinates)

A - answer see answer   Tip 11054
ACADCivil
0% *  CAD 
21.8.2016   FAQ  
Q - question

Can I use the default parameter URL to reference a relative link?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11053
Revit
0% *  CAD 
19.8.2016  
Q - question

How to add your own chain type to the roller chain generator?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11052
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
19.8.2016  
Q - question

How to convert font and shape files SHX back to SHP?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11041
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
10.8.2016  
Q - question

How to hatch area defined by border points, not geometry?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11037
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
5.8.2016  
Q - question

Mass property depending on the current LOD in an Inventor assembly.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11034
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
3.8.2016  
Q - question

How to create an axis of two curves? (average curve)

A - answer see answer   Tip 11025
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
29.7.2016  
Q - question

How to map properties from an imported STEP file to Inventor?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11018
Inventor2017
0% *  CAD 
26.7.2016  
Q - question

How to select a DWG object by its internal ID, its "handle"?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11017
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
26.7.2016  
Q - question

How to copy Revit custom colors to another PC?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11016
Revit
0% *  CAD 
26.7.2016  
Q - question

AutoCAD forgets window-selected objects when zoomed off screen.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11004
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
8.7.2016  
Q - question

Autodesk Fusion 360 - dragging components in imported models.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10997
Fusion360
0% *  CAD 
6.7.2016  
Q - question

Autodesk Fabrication templates - JOT files.

A - answer see answer   Tip 10996
Fabrication
0% *  CAD 
6.7.2016  
Q - question

FATAL ERROR: Unhandled Access when displaying a layout with rendered view

A - answer see answer   Tip 10986
ACAD2017ACAD2016...
0% *  CAD 
28.6.2016  
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