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72 newest tips
from year 2018

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

Three methods of adding line lengths in AutoCAD.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12084
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
10.12.2018  
Q - question

How to display a temporary iLogic message, just for a couple of seconds?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12075
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
5.12.2018  
Q - question

Unicode and DXF files.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12069
ACADLTDWG
0% *  CAD 
29.11.2018  
Q - question

3D offset of a surface.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12064
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
18.11.2018  
Q - question

Setting the G0, G1, G2 continuity of lofting.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12059
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
10.11.2018  
Q - question

Analysis of stability - will it upset?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12053
Meshmixer
0% *  CAD 
5.11.2018  
Q - question

AutoCAD display (status bar) jumps and flickers while zooming.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12049
ACADCivilMapACA...
0% *  CAD 
2.11.2018  
Q - question

Random shape and appearance of an Inventor part or assembly.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12046
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
30.10.2018  
Q - question

PaintSelect - select objects by cursor painting - paint selection.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12040
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
19.10.2018  
Q - question

Sel2BlkRef (blockify) - replace repeating objects with block references

A - answer see answer   Tip 12036
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
17.10.2018  
Q - question

SolSimilar - select geometrically similar 3D solids.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12034
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
17.10.2018  
Q - question

How to print 3D characters designed in Autodesk Character Generator?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12029
CharacterGenerator...
0% *  CAD 
10.10.2018  
Q - question

How to create a custom iProperty or Parameter with iLogic?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12024
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
7.10.2018  
Q - question

What does the padlock icon mean on the DWG tab in AutoCAD?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12019
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
1.10.2018  
Q - question

How to transfer an AutoCAD hatch pattern to Revit?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12018
ACADRevit
0% *  CAD 
1.10.2018  
Q - question

How to trim 3D solids with other 3D solid (3D trim).

A - answer see answer   Tip 12013
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
20.9.2018  
Q - question

How to calculate a cube root in Inventor parameters?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12008
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
16.9.2018  
Q - question

Arithmetic expressions with measured distances in AutoCAD.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12002
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
4.9.2018  
Q - question

Double object snap (osnap) - how to align a line between two lines? (geom.constraints)

A - answer see answer   Tip 11998
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
30.8.2018  
Q - question

How to rotate selected blocks by the angle of an existing block?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11996
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
30.8.2018  
Q - question

How to scale a 3D model to a given size in Fusion 360?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11994
Fusion360
0% *  CAD 
25.8.2018  
Q - question

How to open a local .F3Z file in Fusion 360?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11990
Fusion360
0% *  CAD 
23.8.2018  
Q - question

How to dimension an ellipse in AutoCAD?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11989
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
23.8.2018  
Q - question

How to use iLogic code to fill username into iProperties?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11983
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
19.8.2018  
Q - question

Creating table with parcel numbers and areas - AreaTab.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11982
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
18.8.2018  
Q - question

How to convert a Tinkercad 3D model to a DWG file?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11972
DWGACADFusion360
0% *  CAD 
10.8.2018  
Q - question

How to find the map coordinate system of a drawing?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11970
ACADCivilMap
0% *  CAD 
10.8.2018  
Q - question

How to apply a changed drawing template (DWT) to existing drawings?

A - answer see answer   Tip 11967
ACADCivilADT
0% *  CAD 
2.8.2018  
Q - question

Supported file types (applications) with reference detection in Autodesk Desktop Connector.

A - answer see answer   Tip 11959
ACADInvBIM360Al...
0% *  CAD 
29.7.2018  
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  
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