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  • October AutoCAD Tips & Tricks with Ryan Wunderlich58:46

    October AutoCAD Tips & Tricks with Ryan Wunderlich

    See how to use non-standard text files (.shx files) and best practices to get them into AutoCAD. Background masking on MTEXT (and why to not use Wipeouts) and how to create custom hatch patterns.

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  • Installing AutoCAD 2022 and newer software9:44

    Installing AutoCAD 2022 and newer software

    Get step-by-step instructions from Ryan Wunderlich on how to install AutoCAD and AutoCAD-based products version 2022 and up.

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  • Control Modifier: Polyline Selection

    Control Modifier: Polyline Selection

    Using the Control key to modify how polylines are selected in AutoCAD or Civil 3D

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  • Shift Modifier: Fillet

    Shift Modifier: Fillet

    Using the Shift key to modify the functionality of the FILLET command in AutoCAD or Civil 3D

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  • Dynamo Scripting:  Import layers from an Excel Spreadsheet into AutoCAD

    Dynamo Scripting: Import layers from an Excel Spreadsheet into AutoCAD

    Create layers, colors, linetypes and descriptions from an Excel Spreadsheet. Use Dynamo in 3 stages to generate a template drawing for standards.

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  • Error 4005 when installing AutoCAD 2023

    Error 4005 when installing AutoCAD 2023

    Error 4005 when installing AutoCAD 2023. You receive an “Install error: AutoCAD 2023 The install couldn’t finish. Error 4005”

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  • Autodesk: When installing you receive an error “7-Zip Error”

    Autodesk: When installing you receive an error “7-Zip Error”

    The underlying issue has to do with user rights. Here's what you need to know to fix it.

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  • How to turn the User Account Control (UAC) on or off in Windows

    How to turn the User Account Control (UAC) on or off in Windows

    ​​​​​​​Here's how to turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off in Windows 10 and later to troubleshoot an install or software issue

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  • Autodesk Install – System exit code 1260 in the setup.log file

    Autodesk Install – System exit code 1260 in the setup.log file

    If you get this exit code in the setup.log file: 2022-09-13T15:51:01.516 [Bootstrap: 12932, single] [Bootstrap ERROR] [ BS_Setup::ExecuteCommand ]     => Process failed to launch. System exit code  12

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  • AutoCAD Based 2023 Products Not Opening Drawing1 by Default

    AutoCAD Based 2023 Products Not Opening Drawing1 by Default

    Starting with the 2023 Products, you notice that when you open the software it does not automatically start a blank drawing named Drawing1

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  • PC3 Files and Named Page Setups Not Working Correctly

    PC3 Files and Named Page Setups Not Working Correctly

    On a machine that you did not create these items (PC3 file or page setups), when you select the page setup, it does not hold the page setup name

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  • Custom ARG File in Online Custom Deployment not Working

    Custom ARG File in Online Custom Deployment not Working

    You are creating a custom deployment in your Autodesk portal and are using Civil 3D, AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP and the icon that is created doesn’t work properly.

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  • Is there a way to draw in AutoCAD and plot to PDF files on an iPad or Android Tablet?

    Is there a way to draw in AutoCAD and plot to PDF files on an iPad or Android Tablet?

    Use AutoCAD Mobile or AutoCAD Web to create and edit AutoCAD drawings on an Apple iPad.

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  • December AutoCAD Tips & Tricks with Ryan Wunderlich58:21

    December AutoCAD Tips & Tricks with Ryan Wunderlich

    Ryan Wunderlich recaps this year's most popular AutoCAD Tips including SETBYLAYER command and PURGE vs -PURGE and why both are important.

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  • Factory Design AND Process Optimization - Executed Simultaneously in AutoCAD

    Factory Design AND Process Optimization - Executed Simultaneously in AutoCAD

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  • AutoCAD Beyond the Basics Overview4:02

    AutoCAD Beyond the Basics Overview

    Learn what is covered during our AutoCAD Beyond the Basics course to see if it's the right AutoCAD class for you.

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  • Autodesk Desktop App is Missing Updates

    Autodesk Desktop App is Missing Updates

    Sometimes when you launch the Autodesk Desktop App it won’t show you any updates.  Sometimes even the “My Update” button is missing (as in this image below) when you are signed in.

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  • Relative Vs Absolute Pathing

    Relative Vs Absolute Pathing

    What is the difference between Relative and Absolute Pathing?

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  • IMAGINiT Clarity for Civil 3D & AutoCAD Managers

    IMAGINiT Clarity for Civil 3D & AutoCAD Managers

    IMAGINiT Clarity is a powerful tool for your team when you combine it with AutoCAD or AutoCAD verticals and Autodesk Construction Cloud.

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  • Where is the Autodesk Uninstall tool with Autodesk 2022 & 2023 products?

    Where is the Autodesk Uninstall tool with Autodesk 2022 & 2023 products?

    The uninstall tool is no longer supported with the new Autodesk installer. Here's the steps you'll need to know.

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