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43 newest tips
from year 2018

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

How to save PDF/A-1a archive from CAD software AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11953
ACADLTInvRevit...
0% *  CAD 
17.7.2018  
Q - question

How to find net surface area (sans holes) of an unfolded sheetmetal part in Fusion 360?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11946
Fusion360
0% *  CAD 
11.7.2018  
Q - question

How to extract pipe centerlines from 3D point clouds?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11939
ACAD2019ACAD2018...
0% *  CAD 
5.7.2018  
Q - question

Why does AutoCAD display an oblique (skewed) plan view and a red-green crosshair?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11936
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
3.7.2018  
Q - question

Color separation of building levels in Autodesk ReCap point cloud.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11933
ReCap
0% *  CAD 
26.6.2018  
Q - question

What is the Autodesk Screencast Group?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11926
A360Account
0% *  CAD 
20.6.2018  
Q - question

Simple navigation - switching 3D views with your numpad.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11924
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
19.6.2018  
Q - question

Maze generator for AutoCAD.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11914
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
9.6.2018  
Q - question

Simple export of vertex-coordinates from a selected polyline.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11913
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
7.6.2018  
Q - question

Using luminiscent materials in AutoCAD 3D scenes.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11909
ACADInvRevit
0% *  CAD 
2.6.2018  
Q - question

Automatic schedule - number of blocks in a drawing.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11898
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
30.5.2018  
Q - question

How to drive dyn.block parameters or constraints from Excel?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11896
ACADCivil
0% *  CAD 
28.5.2018  
Q - question

Dynamic label of area and perimeter - DynArea.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11888
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
19.5.2018  
Q - question

STEP file from ProE is loaded into Inventor with part numbers, not names.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11886
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
18.5.2018  
Q - question

How to quickly locate (and run) a specific command in Revit?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11883
Revit2019
0% *  CAD 
16.5.2018  
Q - question

How to convert an assembly to a multi-body part and vice-versa?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11880
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
11.5.2018  
Q - question

Open just a part of a DWG drawing - layers, views.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11868
ACADADTPlantMap
0% *  CAD 
25.4.2018  
Q - question

Interactively adjust character spacing in AutoCAD texts.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11867
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
25.4.2018  
Q - question

You cannot install this product on the current operating system.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11863
ACAD2019Revit2019...
0% Win10,Win7  CAD 
19.4.2018  
Q - question

How to add or replace parameters in multiple RFA families at once?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11861
Revit
0% *  CAD 
15.4.2018  
Q - question

iLogic error in Inventor 2019: invocation of constructor threw an exception

A - answer see answer   Tip 11854
Inventor2019
0% *  CAD 
6.4.2018  
Q - question

Automatic UCS aligned with the current View (UCSauto switch).

A - answer see answer   Tip 11847
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
4.4.2018  
Q - question

What is the difference between ShareDesignView (2017) and ShareView (2019) in AutoCAD?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11845
ACAD2019ACAD2018...
0% *  CAD 
3.4.2018  
Q - question

How to set output folder for AutoCAD plot to file?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11841
ACAD2019LT2019
0% *  CAD 
1.4.2018  
Q - question

Shared Views to your DWG drawings - easy collaboration with collegues and clients.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11835
ACAD2019LT2019In...
0% *  CAD 
25.3.2018  
Q - question

Using the Pantone colors (palette) for your models in Fusion 360.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11831
Fusion360
0% *  CAD 
20.3.2018  
Q - question

How to influence linetype scale or color for hidden edges in documentation views?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11830
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
20.3.2018  
Q - question

Associative dimensions in drawing views of a 3D model in AutoCAD.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11823
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
6.3.2018  
Q - question

How to publish PDF sheets (pages) under the plain layout name?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11821
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
5.3.2018  
Q - question

How to change resolution of images in the Clash Detective report in Navisworks?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11818
NW
0% *  CAD 
28.2.2018  
Q - question

How to convert 3D CAD model to the format glTF 2.0 (GLB)?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11816
ACADInvRevitCiv...
0% *  CAD 
28.2.2018  
Q - question

Higher precision for facetted round surfaces in STL export from Inventor.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11806
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
21.2.2018  
Q - question

What is the difference between ThisDoc.Document and ThisApplication.ActiveDocument in iLogic?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11801
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
19.2.2018  
Q - question

Undocumented code in field expression - MText contents without control characters.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11794
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
13.2.2018  
Q - question

How to get a hi-res image of an Inventor assembly (for a brochure, billboard...)?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11790
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
13.2.2018   FAQ  
Q - question

Invalid number or bad continuation - when creating a linetype.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11788
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
10.2.2018  
Q - question

How to rename layouts by a specific attribute of the title block?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11780
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
31.1.2018  
Q - question

Export XYZ coordinates of DWG objects from AutoCAD LT.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11776
ACLT
0% *  CAD 
26.1.2018  
Q - question

How to convert border lines (rails) to a surface?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11769
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
23.1.2018  
Q - question

Parametric constraints between 3D objects in AutoCAD.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11761
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
16.1.2018  
Q - question

How to change blocks properties ex-post: annotative, allow exploding, scale uniformly

A - answer see answer   Tip 11757
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
15.1.2018  
Q - question

toMulti converts polylines to multi-lines driven by a definition table.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11751
ACADADTCivilACA...
0% *  CAD 
10.1.2018  
Q - question

How to open a HTML document from AutoCAD?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11743
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
2.1.2018  

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