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85 newest tips
from year 2019

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

How to draw Bezier curves in AutoCAD?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12454
ACADLTCivilMap...
0% *  CAD 
29.12.2019  
Q - question

How to fill a material or appearance name into part's iProperties?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12451
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
27.12.2019  
Q - question

Pan view (change view target) in multiple viewports of a layout.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12448
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
19.12.2019  
Q - question

Quick 1-/2-click dimensioning in AutoCAD.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12446
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
18.12.2019  
Q - question

Non-modal (permanent) iProperties window in Inventor - SelectionInfo.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12442
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
13.12.2019  
Q - question

Faster 2-click balloon annotations in Inventor.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12436
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
4.12.2019  
Q - question

Parse/replace Inventor iProperties using regular expressions.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12432
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
1.12.2019  
Q - question

HatchOverlap - check for any overlapping hatches in a DWG

A - answer see answer   Tip 12429
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
30.11.2019  
Q - question

Wrong units in an imported DXF file.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12421
ACADInv.Fusion360
0% *  CAD 
12.11.2019  
Q - question

How to export DXF outline of unfolded sheetmetal in Fusion 360, with no bending lines.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12416
Fusion360
0% *  CAD 
1.11.2019  
Q - question

Missing category icons and thumbnails in Inventor Content Center.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12412
Inventor
0% Win10,Win7  CAD 
24.10.2019  
Q - question

How to wrap text on a cylinder or a general 3D surface in Fusion 360?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12411
Fusion360
0% *  CAD 
24.10.2019  
Q - question

How to log out automatically from your Autodesk account after closing an app?

A - answer see answer   Tip 12406
Fusion360Infrawor...
0% *  CAD 
18.10.2019  
Q - question

Get center point of a group of selected objects.

A - answer see answer   Tip 12403
ACADCivilADTPla...
0% *  CAD 
17.10.2019  
Q - question

Export unfolds of sheetmetal parts to DXF - parameters for iLogic and VBA

A - answer see answer   Tip 12392
Inventor
0% *  CAD 
7.10.2019  
Q - question

How to use arc segments in a multiline

A - answer see answer   Tip 12386
ACAD
0% *  CAD 
2.10.2019  
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  
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