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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. Problem with a submarine

    Hello everyone! I'm trying to modeling this Typhoon submarine on autocad 2009: But I'm finding a few problems on this work. Here I list them: - First I drew the lines on 2D and I applied...

    Started by levimfa‎, Yesterday 06:24 pm
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  2. Autocad 2009 constraints settings...where is it?

    Greeting gents, I was scouting on Autocad 2009 and was looking through a way that you use constraints like you use in the 2000 LT version, But i can't find the setting as i am too new to this...

    Started by imadomo‎, Today 12:03 pm
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    Today 12:34 pm Go to last post
  3. Snapping two or three arcs together to blend curves

    Hello, I need to learn to snap two or three arcs together for blending purposes. I draw cams and this is a must. I enclose a screen shot to demonstrate what I am looking for. I have blended the...

    Started by gotchy‎, Today 03:31 am
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  4. Select either Doted line or full line of the same Layer in AUTOCAD?

    I got the CAD file and want to find the length of the line of specific layer. The image attached contain the red line one dotted and other straight and full. The dotted represent the...

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, Today 11:12 am
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  5. How to convert new version file into old version like AutoCAD2014 into AutoCAD 2007?

    Is there any online method to convert file into previous version? If there is no new version of AutoCAD available.

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, Today 10:49 am
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  6. Adding a Viewport in Paperspace in Autocad 2012

    How do I add a Viewport in Paperspace in autocad 2012? Thank you very much.

    Started by prime333‎, Today 12:06 am
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  7. Moved: Some lines not on xy plane not printing

    Started by sharris_mid_cal_fab‎, 17th Apr 2014 07:00 pm
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  8. 1. Right Click: Properties and Select Similar

    Hello, I must have been clicking rapidly and somehow managed to change a setting. I am unable to see the PROPERTIES or SELECT SIMILAR option when I right click in Model Space. Does anyone know...

    Started by djleon‎, 17th Apr 2014 04:55 pm
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    17th Apr 2014 06:15 pm Go to last post
  9. Model Space Linetypes displayed differently in Paper Space

    My question starts... I have several hidden items on a wall that is 36'-0" high. I do not want to draw my details over again, I have drawn them all on the elevation and want to pull my...

    Started by CAD_n00b‎, 17th Apr 2014 05:04 pm
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  10. Moved: Text not appearing on drawings when printed

    Started by Frannym‎, 17th Apr 2014 10:53 am
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  11. Changing an Object Dimension, by Changing the Dimension Annotated Number

    Howdy! Let say I have a simple rectangle which measures 62" x 49", and I have annotated the dimensions of the rectangle. Now, lets say I wish to change the rectangle to 48" x 36". Is there a way...

    Started by Casio47‎, 15th Apr 2014 08:25 pm
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  12. By Default LISP file created by Autocad softwer at saved location of new file?

    When we save a newly created AutoCAD file the software by default create a LISP file. What that's file meaning. I open that file containing the many comments but only few commands. I...

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 17th Apr 2014 06:26 am
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  13. Using of the LISP Programming Language in AutoCAD?

    LISP Programming Language?While using AutoCAD I came to know that there is a language exist LISP. I searched about it and got many information. But I want to ask that " Is there any logic to use...

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 8th Apr 2014 06:02 am
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  14. Question about the file having extension .VLX and .DCL?

    During searching about the .LSP file I came across the files having extensions VLX and DCL. I want to know a little about these extension. Are there also exits other extensions which the AutoCAD...

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 16th Apr 2014 02:45 pm
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  15. Unhappy Digitization! :(

    Hello, well i need your help for a college project.. i have a map from an abandoned camp in the suburbs of the city and i have to make a 'digitization' (maybe through Raster Image??!!) into AutoCAD...

    Started by salaxi‎, 16th Apr 2014 12:12 pm
    digitization, digitizing, insert, insert jpeg, raster image
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  16. Query about the explode command?

    When using the explode command then there is a message comes in the command line "Dimension disassociated". My question regarding this is that "are the lengths remain the same or changed?".

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 6th Apr 2014 06:28 am
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  17. How to select the similar object in AutoCAD 2010?

    I am using the AutoCAD2014 and here I select the similar object by selecting the object and then right click to pop-up menu then click on select similar. But in someone else computer having...

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 16th Apr 2014 11:45 am
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  18. Change background colour

    Morning, Need to change the background colour of a drawing that will not change the colour of the objects in the drawing. Many thanks Franny

    Started by Frannym‎, 16th Apr 2014 08:11 am
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  19. Coordinate Menu

    I currently use the "3 point". Can anyone tell me where I can find info on how to use the rest of these?

    Started by Tuesday‎, 16th Apr 2014 03:37 am
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    16th Apr 2014 05:33 am Go to last post
  20. No Dimension Lines Show

    Hello All, If I try and insert a simple Dimension, it does not show, the dimension line and number is invisible. Any ideas? Thanks for the help

    Started by Casio47‎, 14th Apr 2014 08:05 pm
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  21. Reference Publication for AutoCad 2015

    I am just starting out in AutoCad and I am looking for a recommended publication as reference for AutoCad 2015. I have looked on Amazon and they have quite a selection, but there are times that...

    Started by FilipsicW‎, 9th Apr 2014 07:42 pm
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  22. Moved: Penn Foster Structural Elective

    Started by coreyjaywilliams‎, 12th Aug 2013 06:52 pm
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  23. shear force and bending moment diagrams in matlab

    Hi, all. I have to plot in matlab bending moment and shear force diagrams but there are some problems. I can draw them on paper by hand but how can I plot them in matlab. Do you know any source...

    Started by hht‎, 15th Apr 2014 04:57 pm
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  24. Question What are these circles I sometimes see?

    Here's an example: http://mwcgi.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/floor-plan1.jpg You'll notice at the top, there are numbered circles 1, 2, 3, etc. What are their purposes on a floor plan? ...

    Started by sfuoco‎, 15th Apr 2014 02:11 pm
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  25. Moved: flip action wont work on my attribute

    Started by Veverto‎, 15th Apr 2014 02:49 pm
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