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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. I Lost My Command Line!

    Hi all, Pretty basic/noob question, my command box has mysteriously vanished (more than likely my own doing) and I would really like it back! Where can I find it! cheers!!

    Started by GuyWalker‎, 26th Jul 2011 11:46 pm
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  2. How to create an angled line from a linear dimension ...

    Hello all, I need to re-create the attached drawing for some revision I'm doing but I'm having trouble creating it to the exact dimensions. I'm starting at the base of the 'I' going right-to-left...

    Started by JDCOOK‎, 17th Dec 2014 05:07 pm
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  3. Moved: Templates in Autocad

    Started by prime333‎, 18th Dec 2014 03:53 am
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  4. Smile Beginner : Deleting Symbols From Block Drop Down (Insert Block)

    Hello, I'm totally new. I know this has probably been asked before, but I'd like to try a different 'slant' on the question. When I did block definitions, I created a block that I no longer...

    Started by onilozay‎, 18th Dec 2014 01:38 am
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  5. Idea need help in saving large file to smaller file

    Hi guiders.. I am new to autocad software and I am working for a M&E company. I am currently working with a big file at 14 mb for a 2d dwg file . I would like to shrink it to a smaller dwg so I...

    Started by raymondwong‎, 15th Dec 2014 01:53 pm
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  6. Moved: need help with this drawing

    Started by skillsaw‎, 16th Dec 2014 08:29 pm
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  7. Moved: Dimension text thickness.

    Started by sirostr‎, 16th Dec 2014 04:26 pm
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  8. Moved: Area Schedule Table

    Started by portableanswers‎, 16th Dec 2014 04:28 pm
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  9. Moved: Draw a dimension that shows the gradient of line in %

    Started by norrisad‎, 16th Dec 2014 02:47 pm
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  10. Moved: Error in AUTOCAD

    Started by Muhammad Sadiq‎, 16th Dec 2014 11:14 am
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  11. Moved: Placing Pivot Points for constraint pruposes

    Started by gabenator123‎, 15th Dec 2014 02:27 pm
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  12. Moved: UCS with Lines

    Started by skillsaw‎, 14th Dec 2014 08:57 pm
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  13. Moved: Dynamic block / visibilty state question

    Started by dan_m‎, 14th Dec 2014 08:27 pm
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  14. Moved: Setting scale before starting a drawing(version 2005)

    Started by sbronson37‎, 12th Dec 2014 12:05 pm
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  15. Moved: Object made with Loft cannot be exported to Flow Design

    Started by Hagel123‎, 12th Dec 2014 11:28 pm
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  16. Possible Transition?

    I need an opinion here. I'm a 3d artist (AKA not an engineer), I do models, animation, 3d printed works, etc. My company has run into the world of CAD because we're changing production method and my...

    Started by TopHat‎, 10th Dec 2014 04:15 pm
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  17. Exclamation download autocad n 3ds max 2013

    Hello, Can anyone please suggest me link, where from i can download autocad and 3ds max 2013 full version for windows 8. It would be very helpful. Thank you.

    Started by nidhi singhania‎, 12th Dec 2014 11:41 am
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  18. Autocad gone mad

    Today while I was working in Autocad, in one point I noticed that when: 1) I select multiple object and hit any keyboard shortcut (copy, mirror, move...)...all previously selected object become...

    Started by Butch‎, 9th Dec 2014 09:26 pm
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  19. How to sketch Turbo Actuator Flange?

    Hello fellow CAD tutor Here I have a small project I’m working on. I’m new to all this cad design but I find it very enjoying, my cad skills is very basic but planning on improving. I’m...

    Started by segmo85‎, 2nd Dec 2014 03:09 pm
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  20. Suggestion for this problem?

    Hi guys I really need your suggestion regarding this problem I'm new in autocad and I cant solve this newbie exercises. my problem is the slope with radius, do I need to make two circles base on this...

    Started by rxfrdjhngmn‎, 4th Dec 2014 08:18 am
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  21. Question Weird issue with auto alignment when drawing lines.

    Hello, I'm quite new with AutoCAD (using it for about a month). Sorry if this question is really dumb but I'm stuck with this for several hours. Since a few days I have a strange issue with...

    Started by Juljan‎, 30th Nov 2014 10:56 am
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  22. Designing for a laser cutter: Is AutoCad the best choice for what I need to do?

    I do not plan to be a well-rounded 3D CAD user, and this is a brand new space for me. But I need something that can assemble complex vector "slabs" interlocked in 3D, with the ability to export just...

    Started by Zirngibism‎, 24th Nov 2014 06:07 pm
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  23. How To Draw This In AutoCAD?

    How to draw the polygon in AutoCAD such as the picture? Thank you

    Started by basty‎, 19th Sep 2014 12:00 pm
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  24. Embarrassed elevations in AutoCAD

    I haven't used AutoCAD in about 10 years. I will use it for a grad school project for a river longitudinal profile and cross section. Can I have point elevations in AutoCAD 2014? I would prefer to...

    Started by sethwd2‎, 15th Nov 2014 03:06 pm
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  25. Getting out of "test block"

    Hi guys, how do i get out of "test block". I tried it before and had to "undo" to get out. Now i cant get out not even "undo" works. What is the purpose for "test block"? Guitte

    Started by Guitte‎, 17th Nov 2014 03:42 pm
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