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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. line length in properties box

    Hello I have a line that the properties box "length" is one number (151'), when I dimensions it its a different number (63') Any ideas on why?

    Started by Rudbeckia‎, 4th Mar 2015 09:39 pm
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  2. Moved: Origin point

    Started by silk‎, 4th Mar 2015 12:35 pm
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  3. import jpg dwg. to autocad 2002

    I had an autocad dwg. on paper. My autocad 2002 doesn't work very well with win7. Unless you have a usb plugged in. Anyway, i had to uninstall 2002 and reinstall it. Now i want to import that...

    Started by pkrbkr‎, 4th Mar 2015 04:28 pm
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  4. Moved: Help with Involute Curve Gear(Scroll Gear)

    Started by Nanobyte‎, 3rd Mar 2015 08:04 am
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  5. UK dormer extension drawings costs

    Hello All her in doors has been watching a improve your house type program on UK TV and saw them building a dormer in the roof, my question is how much would a set of drawings including any work by...

    Started by sparkyuk‎, 23rd Feb 2015 04:33 pm
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  6. Practice construction documents?

    Ive been searching and having a hard time finding a full set of sample commercial construction documents. Could anybody point me in the right direction?

    Started by hands‎, 2nd Mar 2015 05:32 pm
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  7. Ac 2013 student version

    Please I would like to look at a white Model Space screen...what's the settings to change

    Started by doncwe‎, 1st Mar 2015 02:53 am
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  8. Defining 3DSOLIDs in DXF files

    Hello, and apologies for the noob level question ! Beginners Area seems the only place for it... I'm working on a project that creates a dynamically sized construction from sheet timber materials....

    Started by andycee‎, 1st Mar 2015 01:57 am
    dxf 3dsolid
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  9. 3 tips for beginners

    This is an answer on Quora about best ways to learn autoCAD, since not everyone is on Quora so I thought I share it here and hopefully someone will find it helpful. "I'm by no means an AutoCAD...

    Started by JessicaCAD‎, 27th Feb 2015 05:05 am
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  10. Minor Prob

    Running AutoCAD 2010 and I must have pressed/clicked on something unknown to myself. When I go to File - Save as - it no longer opens up the normal Windows box where you can browse your various...

    Started by Eoin‎, 27th Feb 2015 06:20 pm
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  11. Millwork Draftsman

    I am a week away from starting my new job as a draftsman at a local Millwork company in my area. What I am looking for is advice as to I should really be putting the most effort in to learning at...

    Started by PaulMacAD89‎, 24th Jan 2015 05:44 pm
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  12. draw order command not working properly

    I made many solid hatches in one dwg. there are many solid hatches on big solid hatch. suddenly they all went back side of bigger solid hatch. I tried with draw order command to bring them in front...

    Started by Barry_47‎, 17th Feb 2015 05:42 am
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  13. AutoCad 2002 Version

    As a new comer to AutoCad, a friend gave me software for 2002 version which I find very interesting and already uploaded on my laptop. I am interested to learn 2002 Version especially on surveying...

    Started by Warecka‎, 23rd Feb 2015 09:04 am
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  14. Compare 2 drawings

    HI All, I'm trying to remember a command or LISP that allowed me to compare two similar plant layouts to see the differences or changes between the two. I used to use a feature that made one...

    Started by JoeC‎, 24th Feb 2015 08:01 pm
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  15. Parking Plot

    HI, If anyone can help me,I am begginer and I am trying to draw some parking plot using autocad 2015.I am interested about units and viewing that parking.Space of parking s about 60000 m2 .I am...

    Started by Amarm77‎, 18th Feb 2015 04:48 pm
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  16. Smile space bar was once enter

    Hi all, im not really a beginner, but ive had a 2 year break from autoCAD and just checking out 2015 to get some practice while looking for work. one isue i have, and i know its going to be a...

    Started by mvrcad‎, 23rd Feb 2015 11:02 am
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  17. Questons on Autocad 2015 - Duplicate Layout and AutoLISP

    Hi, I have a few questions concerning Autocad 2015. 1. Is there a way to duplicate Layout using CTRL while dragging them as I used to do in 2012? 2. I have a list of AutoLISP that I used...

    Started by nicolas‎, 21st Feb 2015 08:36 pm
    duplicate layout
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  18. all of my custom hatch patterns have disappeared... now what?

    I have NO EARTHLY CLUE what I have done now to lose all of my custom hatch patterns. I keep digging into the Autocad files on my comp and can only find one .pat file. Any ideas or suggestions...

    Started by MAREBER‎, 20th Feb 2015 03:34 pm
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  19. hardcopy, but no dimension, how to rebuild that lines?

    I have question, I have hardcopy paper, maybe 1:1 or 1:2 but that angle,width that anything no dimensions. I not understand how to draw correct dimension that. is it possible scan that paper, save...

    Started by yaim229‎, 20th Feb 2015 05:50 am
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  20. Autosurf?

    What is Autocad autosurf? Is it a separate software or integrated in autocad?

    Started by basty‎, 20th Feb 2015 02:34 am
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    20th Feb 2015 11:46 am Go to last post
  21. construction line must erase?

    I have question, is it problem? I want to draw a line, A to C. 150, and draw that 20 degree, from point B but AB is it duplicate line (construction lines.? because AC is I need. AB must erase? in...

    Started by yaim229‎, 20th Feb 2015 06:07 am
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  22. Question A question of possibility

    Hello all! I've been working in autocad for about 5 years now, but am posting in the beginners' area because I've never had the slightest bit of formal training. :unsure: Lately, the inefficiency...

    Started by Minandreas‎, 19th Feb 2015 11:54 pm
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  23. Starting AutoCad 2013

    I'm sorry if I'm asking an obvious question, but I can't find the answer. When I start AutoCad it goes to Drawing 1.dwg of which I have close to a blank screen and re-open the file I want to work on....

    Started by doncwe‎, 14th Feb 2015 05:49 pm
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  24. Edit Attributes of block or text to 3 decimal points

    Hi, I have files that are exported from another program as a point block, but the elevation comes out to 6 decimal points. How can i change multiple blocks, or text to 3 decimal points without...

    Started by Rednut1977‎, 20th Feb 2015 01:42 am
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  25. Editing circles into gear shapes

    Hello, I am currently in an intro course for AutoCAD for engineers. I have spent quite some time on what I believe should be a simple problem. I am unable to create the attached drawings, which...

    Started by michaelwhite810‎, 16th Feb 2015 10:40 pm
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