Thanks to all our contributors and users who have helped this library grow.
Here are a few guidelines that will help us maintain CBEN's database.
There are certain types of files that we prefer.
1. Although .zip files may contain more quantity, we prefer .dwg files
This is because .zip files do not have thumbnail previews.
If you want your file to have a thumbnail. upload as .dwg.
2. CBEN.NET accepts all .dwg files. However, R. 2004+ file format have to be translated to an earlier release so it can be re posted.
This WILL delay thumbnail creation.
Please, SAVE your files as R.14 - R.2002 format.
A PERFECT file is a: Scaled R14-R2002 .dwg file, containing one drawing on one layer "0".
The drawing should be "Pasted as Block" using insertion point 0,0
Make sure you PURGE all, and zoom extent your drawing and make sure you are uploading to the correct directories.
Note: The thumbnail will use zoom extent to create the image.
When you enter a description for your file, be as descriptive as possible as the site's search will look through them to get search results.
If you like, you can add your email - URL or your services to the file's description. ;-)
We recommend to all earlier versions of AutoCAD users to use: Manusoft's EDU-VER file protection.
We Reject files that have been created using an Educational Release with the plot stamps.
Please do NOT upload these files as they can be very troublesome for all.
If you encounter one of these files, REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY so it can be removed.
We recommend to earlier AutoCAD users to use: Manusoft's EDU-VER file protection.
DO NOT upload any content that violates
the original vendor's licensing agreement.
Viewers, Block Managers, plug-ins, add-ons, etc, You can upload up to
25 mb trial ware, shareware, & freeware.
Please upload in .ZIP format.
CBEN.NET is NOT a "warez" site.
Do NOT post any serial numbers, key generators, passwords, cracks, or
anything intended to violate the software vendors licensing agreement.
If you encounter such a file please report it immediately so it can be
Please refrain from uploading drawings with sexual content to our main
categories. Use our unmoderated DWG
Sandbox for those purposes.