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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. CAD/ Inventor laptop for under 1000$ ?

    I am planning to buy a laptop for work with AutoCAD and Inventor for under $1000. I had HP Pavilion with Intel i5, 4GB memory and Nvidia Geforce 512 MB Video card, which worked OK. What could be a...

    Started by Alexgera‎, Yesterday 08:26 pm
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  2. Layers

    Hello, Every time I open a new drawing all my layers have disappeared (i.e. - center line, construction line, object line, etc.) However, in previous drawings I've made all of my layers are still...

    Started by MAINEman5390‎, Yesterday 06:50 pm
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  3. TEXT Edit

    Hello, Every time I try to insert a single line text it reverses the text on me. For example, "THRUST" turns into "TSURHT". Not sure why, I haven't changed anything under my settings. Thanks!

    Started by MAINEman5390‎, 24th Oct 2014 03:02 pm
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  4. 3D Rotate Problem in Autocad 2014

    I pick the z as the rotation axis but it rotates on x axis. How to solve this problem? Thank you

    Started by basty‎, 20th Oct 2014 04:49 pm
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  5. Image Fade Issues

    Hey Everyone, I am relatively inexperienced with Autodesk products, so sorry if thisquestion is really simple. First off, I am working with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015. I am working on aproject...

    Started by rncarlson‎, 23rd Oct 2014 08:36 pm
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  6. changing the size for all text and points

    Can anyone explain to me the best way to change the size of all existing points and text on a drawing?

    Started by bsutton‎, 24th Oct 2014 04:50 pm
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  7. Viewport Clip

    I need to make a rectangular viewport a polygonal one but I'm not sure how to use the clip tool. I also need to scale to be the same as the rectangular viewport and be able to see the same amount of...

    Started by davidpalevich‎, 24th Oct 2014 04:21 pm
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  8. Moved: Autocad MEP 2014 BOM/Bill of quantities Duct

    Started by ajennings323‎, 24th Oct 2014 09:04 am
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  9. Moved: Converting 3D faces to Polygons

    Started by stalemate‎, 23rd Oct 2014 04:29 pm
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  10. Moved: Associative Dimension?

    Started by Casio47‎, 22nd Oct 2014 09:45 pm
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  11. Moved: make autocad drawing 100times smaller

    Started by digital_ownage‎, 22nd Oct 2014 06:02 pm
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  12. Moved: hatch pattern is too big to fit in drawing

    Started by digital_ownage‎, 23rd Oct 2014 10:38 am
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  13. Layout only showing vertical lines

    I've been working on a drawing for a while with no problems, now when I draw anything in the Model space, the objects/shapes are just one vertical line in the Layout view. Can anyone help? ...

    Started by G_K‎, 22nd Oct 2014 11:57 am
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  14. Moved: Need help starting this

    Started by aminkovskaya‎, 22nd Oct 2014 01:14 am
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  15. Moved: Null solid created - deleted

    Started by Chrystian‎, 21st Oct 2014 06:05 pm
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  16. Moved: Need help asap

    Started by aminkovskaya‎, 21st Oct 2014 06:43 pm
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  17. Make A Thread

    What is the dimension of h shown in the image? Any standard of it? Thank you

    Started by basty‎, 9th Oct 2014 05:08 am
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  18. The AutoCAD 1 minute challenge!

    I set students a one minute challenge to draw the component shown (pause the video and try it yourself BEFORE I reveal how it's done). Great practice to get your drafting skills up to speed! ...

    Started by nathanjh13‎, 11th Oct 2014 04:00 pm
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  19. helix

    Hello all. I am trying to draw a screw conveyor which I typically draw with straight lines. I would like to draw it using a helix but when I draw it, it is viewed on the end. I want to be able to...

    Started by craney89‎, 20th Oct 2014 03:09 pm
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  20. Moved: procedure for doing a detail on an ANSI A template

    Started by jack nastyface‎, 19th Oct 2014 09:04 pm
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  21. Cut & Fill Volume Calculation of Earth Work

    I have to calculate cut & fill quantities for earth work. The Final elevation level is 31m. This contour drawing have existing levels. the drawing has divided into 100m x 100m grid boxes. Can...

    Started by musharraf102‎, 18th Oct 2014 10:39 am
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  22. How to import True Type fonts into Autocad 2000

    How do I import True Type fonts into Autocad 2000. I am running it in a virtual machine within my laptop that runs MS 7.

    Started by Brian54‎, 17th Oct 2014 09:22 pm
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  23. Converting Illustrator files to DXF/DWG for laser cut. Complete noob here.

    Hi there. I run an Etsy store and I'm looking to start offering laser cut pendants and such. Laser cutters require AutoCAD files, and I have no idea how to use any of the AutoCAD software (I intend...

    Started by Grinning Maniac‎, 20th Dec 2011 10:38 pm
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  24. Fillet between 2 circles

    Greetings all !! Please see attached photo, I think it explains it all. AutoCAD 2012, XP. Thanks in advance :)

    Started by PowerJunkie‎, 10th Oct 2014 06:16 pm
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