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37 newest tips
from year 2019

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

How to extract isolines from a surface of a 3D object?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12239
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
16.5.2019  
Q - question

UnfoldRS - unfold 3D surfaces to 2D in AutoCAD.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12237
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
12.5.2019  
Q - question

How to compare two 3D mesh models and find differences/changes?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12233
ReCapMementoColl...
0% *  CAD 
10.5.2019  
Q - question

How to set decimal precision (number of dec.places) for Inventor 3D Annotations?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12228
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
7.5.2019  
Q - question

How to find elevation (altitude) of a given point on Google Maps?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12222
*
0% *  CAD 
30.4.2019  
Q - question

After installing the update Inventor 2019.4, the Nesting Utility keeps unloading.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12220
Inv2019Nesting
0% *  CAD 
27.4.2019  
Q - question

How to change truecolor DWG objects to indexed ACI colors?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12215
ACADInv
0% *  CAD 
22.4.2019  
Q - question

How to set bitmap transparency in an Inventor drawing.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12214
Inv2020Inv2019
0% *  CAD 
17.4.2019  
Q - question

How to erase a specific object type in all DWG layouts?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12210
ACADADTCivilPla...
0% *  CAD 
16.4.2019  
Q - question

Quick dynamic measuring of objects near your cursor.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12201
ACAD2020LT2020Ci...
0% *  CAD 
5.4.2019  
Q - question

How to remove duplicate points and COGO points from a DWG?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12198
ACADCivilADTMap
0% *  CAD 
5.4.2019  
Q - question

How to preset options in the Purge dialog?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12191
ACAD2020ACADLTC...
0% *  CAD 
4.4.2019  
Q - question

Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2020 (import/export/AnyCAD).

A - answer see answer   Tip 12184
Inventor2020
0% *  CAD 
29.3.2019  
Q - question

Using a YES/NO parameter in Revit schedules.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12181
Revit
0% *  CAD 
28.3.2019  
Q - question

Modelling 3D knurling - e.g. knurled surface of a control knob.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12178
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
22.3.2019  
Q - question

How to show or hide an object in all visibility states?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12172
ACADLT
0% *  CAD 
20.3.2019  
Q - question

How to switch ReCap or ReCap Pro to a different language?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12167
Recap
0% *  CAD 
17.3.2019  
Q - question

Inventor stopped to prompt for unresolved references.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12165
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
8.3.2019  
Q - question

Quickly connect a series of points in Civil 3D.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12163
Civil
0% *  CAD 
8.3.2019  
Q - question

How to display previews of non-CAD files in Vault (doc,xls,jpg,bmp,pdf)?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12162
Vault
0% *  CAD 
8.3.2019  
Q - question

Sketch lines linewidth - how to make Inventor lines thicker for a 4K display?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12152
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
24.2.2019  
Q - question

How to update a block while keeping its attribute position and rotation?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12150
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
23.2.2019  
Q - question

ATrim - dynamic trim/extend by painting.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12143
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
14.2.2019  
Q - question

German, French, Hungarian, Chinese… labels in Plant 3D isometrics.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12138
Plant
0% *  CAD 
6.2.2019  
Q - question

How to order Inventor appearances alphabetically?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12137
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
6.2.2019  
Q - question

Security settings for Inventor data files and add-on applications.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12136
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
6.2.2019  
Q - question

Error: no function definition: VLAX-ENAME->VLA-OBJECT

A - answer see answer   Tip 12131
ACADCivilMap
0% *  CAD 
2.2.2019  
Q - question

Atypical use of meshing for tiling a closed shape.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12129
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
31.1.2019  
Q - question

AutoCAD slower after obeying the recommendation from DELL Precision Optimizer.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12127
ACADCivilPlantM...
0% Win  CAD 
30.1.2019  
Q - question

Double-click to edit raster images in DWG drawings.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12120
ACADCivilMapADT...
0% *  CAD 
22.1.2019  
Q - question

The Ctrl+Shift+letter hotkeys do not work (e.g. Ctrl+Shift+C in AutoCAD)

A - answer see answer   Tip 12117
ACADInvFusion360...
0% Win10,Win8  CAD 
20.1.2019  
Q - question

The Tic-Tac-Toe game in Inventor.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12108
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
9.1.2019  
Q - question

Select the smallest DWG object - MinOf utility.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12105
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
8.1.2019  
Q - question

Random lines are displayed over my AutoCAD drawing.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12103
ACADLTDWG
0% *  CAD 
6.1.2019  
Q - question

Timing of any AutoCAD command - CMDtimer.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12101
ACADCivilADTPla...
0% *  CAD 
3.1.2019  
Q - question

How to create a 3MF file for 3D printing in Fusion 360?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12098
Fusion360
0% *  CAD 
2.1.2019  
Q - question

How to display complex linetypes on 3D polylines?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12097
Civil
0% *  CAD 
2.1.2019  

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