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James Parsons-Moore

How to Import AutoCAD Hatch Patterns in to Revit

How to Import AutoCAD Hatch Patterns in to Revit
OK... So 2 common conversations I have with my customers. 1. James... I don’t like the Revit Hatch Patterns. They’re too basic for my needs.2. James... I’m really struggling to get my AutoCAD Hatch Patterns into Revit. Both of these of course, are followed by “Please Help”?!?Of course I’ll help! So here we go. Most of you will have probably seen this in Revit and maybe even tried to use it... A li...
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Simon Locke

How to use the Fabrication CADMEP Attacher Arrow in AutoCAD

How to use the Fabrication CADMEP Attacher Arrow in AutoCAD
A topic that often comes up in conversations with CADMEP users is centred around routing services. There are actually a number of ways you can route your services in Fabrication CadMEP and one of the main ways of doing this is by using the attacher arrow. So in this article we are going to look at all of its functionality from displaying it to editing it. When setting out your services the orienta...
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Mark Calloway

How to Rotate a Viewport in AutoCAD

How to Rotate a Viewport in AutoCAD
In AutoCAD would you like to be able to rotate your viewports in paper space without having to rotate your drawing in model space as well. This can save you time and help keep model space free and tidy of having multiple copies of identical drawings at different angles. This can quite easily be achieved in a few simple steps. To rotate the viewport, we will be using the commands “VPROTATEASSOC” &a...
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Mark Calloway

How to Stop AutoCAD from Freezing When You Press F8

How to Stop AutoCAD from Freezing When You Press F8
Are you having an issue when running AutoCAD on Windows 10 whereby if you press the F8 key AutoCAD will freeze for a while. AutoCAD will eventually become responsive again but only after waiting 5-10 minutes. This issue is caused by the Windows 10 Anniversary update and can affect all versions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD based products. Unfortunately, this is not a fault with your AutoCAD so we are wai...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

How to Draw Multiple Lines in AutoCAD - Whitepaper

How to Draw Multiple Lines in AutoCAD - Whitepaper
In a recent AutoCAD training course a question was asked. ‘Was it possible to draw several lines at once to represent, for example, the interior and exterior faces of a wall?’ The short answer is yes. For many years AutoCAD has had a feature called multi-lines and using this we can even configure various Multi-line styles to represent different types of walls of varying build-ups and thicknesses. ...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

AutoCAD visits Father Christmas

AutoCAD visits Father Christmas
AutoCAD visits Father Christmas in this festive tutorial for a bit of fun that explores an assortment of drafting tools and the command line options that provide greater scope of usage over the default settings. In this AutoCAD video tutorial there will be extensive use of various elliptical tools, practical application of trimming using both selective cutting edges and global select all options. ...
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Michael Arnott

Autodesk announce AutoCAD for Mac 2017 – the best CAD software for Mac users yet

Autodesk announce AutoCAD for Mac 2017 – the best CAD software for Mac users yet
After spending a year fastidiously working on developments, Autodesk have revealed AutoCAD for Mac 2017, alongside an LT version, and it is set to be the best CAD software for Mac users to date. Amongst many exciting feature developments, the more intuitive User Interface immediately stands out, with its new Model and Layout tabs, and updated Status Bar. Tool Sets are easier to use than ever, as y...
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Pat Mullins

Using layer mapping while exporting .DWG format files from Revit

Using layer mapping while exporting .DWG format files from Revit
Revit has the ability to export AutoCAD drawing files which have predefined layer name and colour properties. This is achieved by using an ‘Export Setup’ which allows us to define specific layer names and colours for categories within Revit. Using this technique, we can accurately define the layer and colour properties of AutoCAD elements which have been exported from Revit. • You can find the DWG...
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Mark Calloway

Importing and exporting AutoCAD tool palettes

Importing and exporting AutoCAD tool palettes
Here is how to import and export your tool palettes in AutoCAD. Exporting Tool Palettes • In the AutoCAD command line type “CUSTOMIZE” and hit enter. • This will open a window called “Customize”. In the left hand column your palettes will be listed, right click the palette you want to export then click “Export...” from the menu. • This will then ask you where you want to save the exported tool p...
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Mark Calloway

How to export, import, reset or backup your AutoCAD settings

How to export, import, reset or backup your AutoCAD settings
AutoCAD comes with a number of tools which allows you to package up your AutoCAD settings and save them as a Zip file. This is useful for a number of reasons, perhaps you want to make a backup of your settings or maybe you want to move your settings to another computer. Whatever your reason this you step by step guide will help you. Exporting your AutoCAD Settings Before you begin you need to make...
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