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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. Dashed Construction lines or lines

    I'm wondering how I would make dashed construction lines or dashed normal lines.

    Started by prime333‎, Today 02:41 am
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  2. Moved: Custom Tool Bar Issue

    Started by Honda Matt‎, Yesterday 05:09 pm
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  3. Moved: Trying to DWG a Auger in 3D

    Started by wilfredo_torres‎, Yesterday 04:24 pm
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  4. Moved: going college to learn autocad this year is it worth it

    Started by bruce lee‎, 20th Jul 2014 03:02 pm
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  5. 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, Yesterday 10:19 am
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  6. 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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  7. Moved: visibility by image in autocad dynamic blocks

    Started by rashidsohail13‎, 19th Jul 2014 04:15 am
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  8. Moved: Creating Surface Profile

    Started by davidpalevich‎, 18th Jul 2014 08:16 pm
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Moved: Drawing projection in paper space.

    Started by Jake8090‎, 17th Jul 2014 10:07 am
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  12. Moved: Enhanced Attribute Editor Help Please

    Started by sam_dubya‎, 1st Feb 2012 02:06 am
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Mouse Pointer jumps from current location when I select object snap mode

    When I select line the line command to draw a line and then use the shortcut menu to use an object snap mode, endpoint or mid for instance, the pointer will jump up and over or to the other display....

    Started by ralcala55‎, 1st Jul 2014 06:11 pm
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  17. Moved: export layer from 3D model in AutoCad 2014

    Started by munthershaker‎, 15th Jul 2014 11:42 am
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  18. Page tabs for 2015

    We upgraded to 2015 and I don't have any page tabs now. Does anyone know how to get the page tabs to work like previous Autocad versions. So when I go to Paper space it used to have the page tabs in...

    Started by Efeezy‎, 14th Jul 2014 09:01 pm
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  19. Fillet Probelm

    Hi I have a problem drawing a fillet between the geometry below. when using the FILLET command the arc always reverts to position 1-3. Is there a way to consistently fillet between point 1-2. This...

    Started by Spaj‎, 13th Jul 2014 09:56 am
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  20. block requirements

    Hi all, I need to accomplish the following: Place a block labelled AB-101 on layout 1 the same block labelled A-101 on layout 2 and the same block labelled B-101 on layout 3. Any suggestions...

    Started by avoc42‎, 10th Jul 2014 06:04 pm
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  21. 3d solid geometric info export

    Hi! How can I export to text file all of 3d solids geometric informations, like height, width?

    Started by nagygabor679‎, 12th Jul 2014 09:19 pm
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  22. Can I recreate this product?

    I am a firefighter new to the AutoCad world but have extensive knowledge in the GIS world. I am trying to create map pages similar to the one attached. I have never used AutoCad but use ArcGIS alot....

    Started by slivingston493‎, 11th Jul 2014 02:27 pm
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  23. Create A Spur Gear Help

    Hello everyone, How to draw a spur gear in autocad 2014? Someone told me that it was made using the spline tool. But the spline curve is not similar as involute curve, they are different. ...

    Started by basty‎, 12th May 2014 11:15 pm
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    11th Jul 2014 10:26 am Go to last post
  24. no paste special command

    Hello! I'm trying to embed an image into a title block (not as a reference). The only information I can find to do this requires I use the command PASTESPEC. This results in an 'unknown...

    Started by RobinEloquence‎, 9th Jul 2014 07:41 pm
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  25. is it possible to bend a shape

    I need to apply a shape I drew to an arc. The shape is made of simple lines screenshot 1 and i would like to apply it to an arc-screenshot 2...I'm not sure if it can be bent? To be easier to...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 8th Jul 2014 11:11 am
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