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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. Can't switch layer of objects

    I'm using a drawing as a reference to make my own drawing, so I'm trying to switch all of the objects in the original drawing to the same layer to make it a little simpler to distinguish between the...

    Started by samerickson89‎, Today 07:47 pm
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  2. Idea How to turn imported file into editable solid?

    Hi, I have a little experience in AutoCAD but I can't seem to find an answer for this. I've imported a .STP file and a .SLDPRT file into an existing document. I want to edit the files. i.e...

    Started by RGD‎, Today 09:36 pm
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  3. Moved: 3D Chamfer in pipe

    Started by omelet‎, Today 10:30 am
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  4. Very Large 24,000kb DWG question

    Hello All I have received a very large dwg 24,000kb from a consultant and it is slowing my PC down big time, been checking it through and found it was just one of the 3 floors that is causing the...

    Started by sparkyuk‎, Yesterday 11:10 am
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  5. Moved: Ordinate Dimension

    This is what I am striving for.

    Started by gotchy‎, Yesterday 09:09 pm
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  6. Moved: Drawing C-channel?? fillet

    Started by Sengna‎, 23rd Apr 2015 02:52 am
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  7. Moved: Surface area of a pipe using AutoCAD?

    Started by qiao‎, 23rd Apr 2015 02:36 am
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  8. Can part of line be switched to another layer?

    I'm trying to add doors where currently there are just lines for walls. Right now I'm doing that by drawing intersecting lines to use as reference points, using the trim feature to cut where I want...

    Started by samerickson89‎, 21st Apr 2015 10:05 pm
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  9. Moved: importing point issue

    Started by ghaudy_salazar‎, 22nd Apr 2015 06:10 pm
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  10. Moved: AutoCad Architecture - Scaling to fit Sheets

    Started by built4thekill‎, 21st Apr 2015 11:16 pm
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  11. Moved: script problem autocad 2015

    Started by tomhoban‎, 22nd Apr 2015 08:00 am
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  12. By putting underscore "_", or dash "-" before the name of the command?

    When we select from a Ribbon using mouse the underscore comes before command in command-line but when we type, we just write its name with out underscore. Also what is the meaning of dash "-" before...

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 27th Apr 2014 08:19 am
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  13. Moved: Missing some shortcut commands

    Started by chienpham‎, 22nd Apr 2015 02:29 am
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  14. Moved: How/where should I start a distance and bearings surveying polyline?

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  15. Moved: Inches only Dim Style

    Started by BMXerScott‎, 21st Apr 2015 07:24 pm
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  16. AutoCAD for ChromeOS

    Hello forum! Long time lurker, first time poster. I am a math teacher at the high school level and would like to add AutoCAD as either an extension to a geometry class, or on its own....

    Started by smkeddy‎, 21st Apr 2015 02:52 pm
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  17. Polar Tracking...

    I have a new computer with a troublesome copy of AutoCAD 2015 Mech on it. I've had to cold boot this system twice this morning because AutoCAD keeps locking up. In the process of all these restarts I...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 21st Apr 2015 02:31 pm
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  18. Moved: HELP! Cutting holes out of a 3d object

    Started by vincemickman‎, 20th Apr 2015 05:32 pm
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  19. Moved: HELP: How to prevent dimensions in a block from being mirrored?

    Started by vernonlee‎, 18th Apr 2015 01:51 am
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  20. DXF files for beginners

    Hello, I am currently working on a Uni design project which has six individual floors and need to calculate a heating design using Hevacomp Netsys. In order to do this I need to change a .dwg file...

    Started by markr1969‎, 15th Apr 2015 07:52 pm
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  21. Dimlinear

    Hello, I'm working on a PF Oleson subdivision project, and am on the dimensioning stage, and cannot get the text to show up on the dimension line. I feel i must have turned something off. Can anyone...

    Started by md2512‎, 15th Apr 2015 11:19 pm
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  22. Selection issue

    Hello, Teacher had us in some options in autocad 2013 and I may have changed some settings that I have no idea how to revert. When I select a line and then go to select another line the...

    Started by taylchad‎, 15th Apr 2015 05:00 pm
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  23. ACAD' script doesn't process external pattern

    Hi guys! I try this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWemQ3oxsMc http://askjerry.info/weird_gear/ to get a gear of two SQUARE tooth wheels. I have downloaded and installed ACAD especially for...

    Started by runaway‎, 15th Apr 2015 06:19 pm
    script, square, tooth, wheels
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  24. A line from point A at a known length to a known plain but unknown angle - HELP :)

    Hi, I want to draw a line on an angle from a known start point at a known length to a known finished plane (but not a known finish point or angle). Hopefully the attached pdf explains it better than...

    Started by macbaydn‎, 15th Apr 2015 02:30 am
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