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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. 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, Today 05:11 am
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  2. 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, Today 04:59 am
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  3. 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, Yesterday 05:37 pm
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  4. 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, Today 03:58 pm
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  5. 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, Today 10:19 am
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  6. 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, Today 05:43 am
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  7. 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, Today 05:04 am
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  8. 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, Today 05:02 am
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  9. Menu Bar

    Using Classic display on a new computer I notice that my Menu Bar lineup has changed and the two express pull down menu that were at the end of the list are now at the front (left side) of the list....

    Started by madriver‎, Yesterday 10:24 pm
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  10. Fractions in Text Shown Incorrectly

    Hello Everyone, This will be my first post to this forum.. Lets make it a good one. I have just received an AutoCAD .dwg file from an outside source and when I open the drawing, all my text...

    Started by rsallejr‎, Yesterday 03:33 pm
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  11. Moved: To create complex Line

    Started by Parellada‎, Yesterday 10:58 am
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  12. Moved: Define stationing and assembly by Excel data

    Started by jt74‎, Yesterday 01:35 am
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  13. 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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  14. Moved: How to rotate in 3D NOT along an existing axis?

    Started by Alex1‎, 20th Aug 2014 03:31 pm
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  15. 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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  16. Moved: Points from survey data

    Started by NEWMAN1006‎, 19th Aug 2014 07:43 pm
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  17. 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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  18. Moved: Structural Steel Models Bevel (Fillet Values)?

    Started by autocad2014newbie‎, 17th Aug 2014 03:08 pm
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  19. 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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  20. Moved: Huge map on multiple paper sheets

    Started by Bender‎, 18th Aug 2014 03:21 pm
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  21. Moved: Multi Offset with Different Distances

    Started by sidhu412‎, 18th Aug 2014 10:55 am
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  22. Moved: How to draw this gear? (URGENT)

    Started by djv2shan‎, 18th Aug 2014 05:58 am
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  23. Moved: Diameter Dimension

    Started by nicnicman‎, 24th Mar 2008 02:31 am
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  24. 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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