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  1. If you're a student learning AutoCAD and are following a course of study such as those at Penn Foster, you can get help with your project work by posting here.

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Using Associative Dimensions

    There are various reasons for using associative dimensions. Previously the DimAssoc setting only had a 0 or 1 value. This meant all dims were either created as "exploded" or as one unit. Very few...

    Started by irneb‎, 22nd Jul 2011 04:07 pm
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Beginner FAQ

    Before Posting Browse the help file, hit F1 while in Autocad. Run through the 'Learning Assistance' CD tutorials. 1) I can't draw accurately ? Use OSNAPS, found in the TOOLS>Drafting...

    Started by Mr T‎, 6th Apr 2004 09:53 am
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  3. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: Autodesk Student Software

    Student Software Q: I'm a student, can I get AutoCAD and other Autodesk software for free? A: Yes, you can. You can download free full-working versions of Autodesk software from the...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 7th May 2008 07:41 pm
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  1. autocad 2014 installation problems

    I was installing autocad 2014 when an error message pop up. It says insert disc 1. I have a disc already installed. am really confused

    Started by moneyweather‎, 22nd Aug 2014 10:19 am
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  2. Question How to generate a "midpoint" line between two other lines?

    Is there a way to generate a "midpoint" line between two other lines? Acad 2008, drawing has no vertical. Lines are irregular, not perfectly straight. Essentially, I am trying to generate a...

    Started by WindowsIHateYou‎, 22nd May 2014 02:02 am
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  3. 2d Block into isometric drawing

    G'day, I've only been using CAD for a week so please bear with me. I have drawn a series of 2d drawing of "L" shaped brackets and other 2 d drawings. I have downloaded some drawings of screws and...

    Started by shedpack‎, 29th Aug 2014 08:28 am
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    29th Aug 2014 09:22 pm Go to last post
  4. Deleting layers

    How do I delete an Xref dependent layer in Autocad 2010?

    Started by JamesDeaton‎, 28th Aug 2014 06:45 pm
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    28th Aug 2014 07:11 pm Go to last post
  5. Unhappy What happened to my cursor!?

    AutoCAD was working fine, then I plugged my laptop into a projector and this happened! Whenever I move my cursor it goes black. Has anyone had this happen? Maybe I bumped a setting? And I have tried...

    Started by Jaz‎, 26th Aug 2014 11:02 pm
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  6. Moved: Annotative scales and viewports

    Started by Tuck‎, 27th Aug 2014 11:38 pm
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  7. Moved: Contour line does not appear on autocad civil 3d

    Started by SuzanneNg‎, 25th Aug 2014 10:07 am
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  8. Unhappy Registration-Activation Error (0015.111)

    How can i remove this Error Registration-Activation Error (0015.111) in AUTOCAD 2014 Please help me

    Started by mfahadrazzaq‎, 25th Aug 2014 06:58 am
    • Replies: 9
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    26th Aug 2014 05:36 pm Go to last post
  9. Laughing How to key in a point (ñ20,0) while creating a 3dface.

    This point(ñ20,0) is actually from a book of Autocad 2010 & Autocad LT 2010 Bible. I find no ways to key in this point(ñ20,0) while creating a 3dface. Could some1 or pros tell me what is d meaning...

    Started by wilsonloo1989‎, 22nd Jul 2014 11:30 am
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  10. Unhappy Cloudy with a chance of questions

    First there were just a few icons that displayed as such, then I messed up bigger and I lost my ASD workspaces, got those back but now every button is a question. Earlier when just a few were cloudy...

    Started by Gideon‎, 23rd Aug 2014 09:38 pm
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  11. removing objects from a selection set

    With a right to left crossing window I've selected many items, but there is one tubular object that needed to be deselected and a line drawn on the tube that i'll need for a reference snap point in...

    Started by willb‎, 22nd Aug 2014 05:11 am
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  12. Changing Visual style in command

    Hi, When i'm inside a command such as rotate, and the visual style is realistic before initiating the command, then I realise that i'll need to be in x-ray to see some lines switching visual style...

    Started by willb‎, 22nd Aug 2014 04:59 am
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    22nd Aug 2014 06:15 pm Go to last post
  13. Advice for a tablet

    Hi, nowadays I wonder about buying a tablet PC for engineeering applications for instance for CAD, and for writing good notes. Do you know any of them in which I can use an arrow for vectors, put a...

    Started by hht‎, 21st Aug 2014 05:37 pm
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  14. Change camera size/depth in 3DFLY

    Can you change the size or the depth of the camera during the 3DFLY or 3DWALK? My camera keeps cutting off walls and can see through to the second floor my building because the view area is too...

    Started by liftnlearn‎, 22nd Aug 2014 03:58 pm
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  15. swapping blocks already inserted and positioned

    After inserting a block into a drawing and placing carefully, then realising the part is the wrong length, is it not possible to select the block part and switch it for another without having to go...

    Started by willb‎, 22nd Aug 2014 05:43 am
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  16. Hiding objects in different sets with isolation

    If I hide a number of objects via object isolation, then I need to temporarily hide another object, is it possible to bring that single object back to visibility without completely ending object...

    Started by willb‎, 22nd Aug 2014 05:04 am
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    22nd Aug 2014 06:46 am Go to last post
  17. Lengthening a line via a grip while zooming or passing

    I notice, when lengthening a line via a grip I need to zooming in or out and pan to see around some obstructing objects that as soon as i finished zooming the view jumps straight back to where it was...

    Started by willb‎, 22nd Aug 2014 05:02 am
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  18. How to blend a radius - Autocad 2000

    Hello - I am trying to draw up a globe valve for a model steam fitting and am having trouble in finding out how to blend two radii. Essentially the globe valve is a 7/16" diameter sphere with two...

    Started by Stanier‎, 20th Aug 2014 10:31 am
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  19. Embedding an image

    So, I want to be able to insert an image into my title block (my companies logo), then be able to send the file to co-workers so they can use the same titleblock. The problem arises because the...

    Started by SteveC‎, 21st Jan 2009 10:26 pm
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  20. Custom Page Size

    DUH - I had a lengthy post and I accidentally deleted it as posting, so here's the abbreviated version: We are trying to create an JPEG image of floor plan which is the same size as the floor...

    Started by ASH_CAD‎, 19th Aug 2014 04:00 pm
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  21. Hatch issues...

    I'm having a problem getting the hatch command to function. It works for everything except for "solid" fill. However, after I execute the command, it appears only when I'm hovering over the 'fill'...

    Started by capac‎, 9th Feb 2007 08:29 pm
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  22. Problems with line settings

    I have been using Autocad for surveying and civil work over the last 5 years. I realized there are things that I forgot over the years. This week I bought a new PC and installed 2013. So far...

    Started by ReddOchober‎, 16th Aug 2014 11:07 pm
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  23. Yellow circle around the cursor or crosshair

    Please help me, I use acad 2008 and would like to install a yellow circle around the cursor for better visibility when it moves through menus . How do I do it?:(

    Started by Bili 66‎, 15th Aug 2014 01:02 pm
    crosshair or cursor
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  24. Unhappy Show The X,Y coordinate for a point

    Hello everyone, I'm having a problem with showing the both x,y coordinates for a certain point , does anyone know how can i do that:cry: , and by the way I'm using Auto-CAD 2005, because whenever i...

    Started by TYGA‎, 20th Feb 2010 10:18 am
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