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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. Save As Dialog Box

    When i save as its a small dialog box, and some of my file names are long. Is there a way to save the size once i stretch it larger?

    Started by TC4201‎, 25th Jul 2014 08:19 pm
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  2. .tif Images Not Loading, Shows the Path Instead

    First off I want to say I hope that this is an acceptable place to put this thread. (I appologize in advance if it is not boss men/ladies :) ) Sometimes, and only sometimes when I open up a sheet...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 25th Jul 2014 01:59 pm
    .tif, not loading, tif, tiff
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  3. Moved: Breakline in Civil 3D 2012

    Started by m_sherif005‎, Yesterday 09:07 am
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  4. am looking for lisp that can make a table of the boundry area at my draw

    am looking for lisp that can make a table of the boundry area at my draw

    Started by esamesa‎, 25th Jul 2014 07:14 pm
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  5. draw lines which are tangential to an spline?

    How can I draw lines which are tangential to an spline or an arc? I drew this manually just like that by intuition...

    Started by rock1‎, 9th Jul 2014 10:56 am
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  6. Moved: Can't detach Xref

    Started by BenE‎, 6th Oct 2008 05:00 pm
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  7. Which verison of AutoCAD do I need?

    I have used AutoCAD in the past to design mechanical parts. For my new position, I will be drawing site plans: laying out buildings, drawing metes and bounds (N 88d57'27"E 258.25'), importing...

    Started by cadintx‎, 24th Jul 2014 04:57 pm
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  8. Moved: Trying to use design accelerator for a bevel gear

    Started by urb-nurd‎, 24th Jul 2014 06:03 pm
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  9. Moved: Layout setting?

    Started by Robert J‎, 24th Jul 2014 01:22 pm
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  10. 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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  11. Moved: paperspace xref different layers per paperspace?

    Started by WindowsIHateYou‎, 24th Jul 2014 01:36 am
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  12. Office reconfiguration

    Hi Guys, Hope someone can help me. I am trying to reconfigure an office. I know that by using the XL command I can create construction lines (?) I want to be able to increase decrease the metres...

    Started by Frannym‎, 22nd Jul 2014 01:26 pm
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  13. Moved: Xdata to line & block

    Started by akis‎, 23rd Jul 2014 04:33 pm
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  14. Moved: Detail Lisp

    Started by rodeo0630‎, 24th Jul 2014 04:44 am
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  15. Question Pv design

    Which program was used to create this? how do i create something like this for a pv system design?

    Started by chev5‎, 6th Jul 2014 04:13 am
    circuit, electrical, panel, photovoltaic, solar
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  16. "Smart" Stretch command?

    This is possibly a stupid question, but is there any AutoCAD command that can do what the Stretch command does without having to select the entirety of what you want to stretch? I have a large...

    Started by Comatosis‎, 22nd Jul 2014 07:00 pm
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  17. Moved: editting hotkeys

    Started by Karynlisa99‎, 23rd Jul 2014 06:35 am
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  18. Moved: Dashed Construction lines or lines

    Started by prime333‎, 22nd Jul 2014 02:41 am
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  19. Smile 3D & AutoCAD 2014 Free Student Version, and Lynda.com

    Hello, Two Questions: Q1: The Environment drop down menu doesn't seem to have 3D options. Should it? Q2: I want to get up to speed quickly as a novice, is Lynda.com worth it? Thank you :)

    Started by chaimwilson613‎, 21st Jul 2014 10:19 am
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  20. Auto Dimensioning

    Hello everyone. Some time ago I came accross a patch or attachment which could be purchased that provided automatic dimentioning. However it was only available for Autocad versions up to approx 2009...

    Started by Jake8090‎, 19th Jul 2014 02:28 pm
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  21. Good Piping Designing Tutorial

    Hi I'm looking for some good Pipe Designing Tutorial.

    Started by prime333‎, 19th Jul 2014 04:17 am
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  22. Zooming Using Mouse

    How to zoom in and out using middle scroll mouse in AutoCAD?

    Started by basty‎, 5th Jul 2014 09:42 am
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  23. Creating survey line with arc (radius) curves

    Hi all, I need to make a survey line from a set of coordinates. I am adept enough to create a simple script to make a PLINE out of these points, but I am struggling with the curved areas....

    Started by gerroffme‎, 15th Jul 2014 02:14 pm
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  24. printed scale is very slightly off

    Hello, This is my first drawing in autocad in many years. I actually managed to put the drawing together nicely in model space. i left the scale at 1:1 here. I then created a layout in...

    Started by RobinEloquence‎, 3rd Jul 2014 06:23 pm
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