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69 newest tips
from year 2019

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

Quick dynamic measuring stopped to work.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12374
ACAD2020LT2020
0% *  CAD 
13.9.2019  
Q - question

Gaps - how to find loose ends on lines in a DWG?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12368
ACADADTPlantACA...
0% *  CAD 
7.9.2019  
Q - question

How to show color print (sketch) also on the sheetmetal flat pattern?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12365
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
5.9.2019  
Q - question

Seamlessly connected images by irregular clipping in AutoCAD (or LT).

A - answer see answer   Tip 12361
ACADLTCivilADT
0% *  CAD 
2.9.2019  
Q - question

Revit support for older versions of the IFC format.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12355
RevitIFC
0% *  CAD 
27.8.2019  
Q - question

PkArea - acreage of closed areas from DWG to Excel.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12350
ACADADTPlantACA...
0% *  CAD 
23.8.2019  
Q - question

Is it possible to import SketchUp SKP files 2013, 2018 or 2019 into Revit?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12348
RevitACADMaxNW...
0% *  CAD 
22.8.2019  
Q - question

Invalid or incomplete DXF input -- drawing discarded.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12347
ACADLTACADM
0% *  CAD 
21.8.2019   FAQ  
Q - question

Check collisions of the machined model with the CNC machine.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12341
PowerMill
0% *  CAD,CAM 
16.8.2019  
Q - question

The FLAY utility suddenly places texts and dimensions in wrong layers.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12335
ACADMapCivilPla...
0% *  CAD 
2.8.2019  
Q - question

Inventor reports the error "Failed to create folder" or "Error creating the lock file lockfile.lck"

A - answer see answer   Tip 12330
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
1.8.2019  
Q - question

How to customize your Fusion 360 background color? (any color theme)

A - answer see answer   Tip 12326
Fusion360
0% *  CAD 
30.7.2019  
Q - question

How to display a DWG from Advance Steel including AS objects? (AST viewer)

A - answer see answer   Tip 12325
SteelDWGACLT
0% *  CAD 
30.7.2019  
Q - question

How to publish a custom iPart to CC with Color as one of its parameters?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12317
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
15.7.2019  
Q - question

How to display OBJ models including textures in A360?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12314
CloudA360BIM360...
0% *  CAD 
14.7.2019  
Q - question

How to check if a dimension is associative or not? (LISP)

A - answer see answer   Tip 12310
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
10.7.2019  
Q - question

How to check if a specific application or process is running?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12306
ACAD
0% Win  CAD 
8.7.2019  
Q - question

3D model reconstructed from a series of photos has holes in it. How to fix it?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12303
ReCapReCap Photo
0% *  CAD 
8.7.2019  
Q - question

Which CAD formats are supported in the Autodesk Manufacturing Data Exchange Utility?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12297
PowerMillFeatureC...
0% *  CAD,CAM 
2.7.2019  
Q - question

Loading a point cloud from a series of photos to Revit.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12296
ReCapRevit
0% *  CAD 
2.7.2019  
Q - question

AutoCAD hatch flood-fill does not honor all boundaries.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12287
ACADLTCivilMap...
0% *  CAD 
25.6.2019  
Q - question

How to dimension radius and center of a spline in a given point?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12282
ACADCivil
0% *  CAD 
22.6.2019  
Q - question

PropByLayer - an inverse function to SetByLayer.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12279
ACADADTPlantCiv...
0% *  CAD 
21.6.2019  
Q - question

How to temporarily disable Revit plugins?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12278
Revit
0% *  CAD 
21.6.2019  
Q - question

Sheet set - how to add custom parameters, individual to each sheet?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12271
ACADADTPlantACA...
0% *  CAD 
16.6.2019  
Q - question

How to show dimension tolerance in a different color?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12264
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
10.6.2019  
Q - question

What is the maximum storage capacity of your account in Autodesk BIM 360?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12263
BIM360
0% *  CAD 
10.6.2019  
Q - question

How to export a Maya LT scene to Autodesk Maya?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12262
MayaMayaLT
0% *  CAD 
10.6.2019  
Q - question

How to change the number of CPUs used in Nastran for analyses?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12255
InventorNastran
0% *  CAD 
4.6.2019  
Q - question

How to remove fillet or chamfer from a 3D solid?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12248
ACADADTPlantACA...
0% *  CAD 
26.5.2019  
Q - question

How to increase contrast between a constrained and underconstrained curve in an Inventor sketch?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12242
Inventor2020
0% *  CAD 
21.5.2019  
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   FAQ  
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  
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