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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. viewing text in different viewports

    I am currenly building a split screen with 2 view ports. One is in planview and the other in in cross section orthogonal to plan view. Im trying to orient my text so that it can be viewed in both...

    Started by gphil‎, Today 05:35 pm
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  2. Unhappy Can't SURFSCULPT after EXPLODE

    Hi everyone! So my issue is pretty much described by the title I tried to eliminate rubbish and "artefacts" from the object and used 'explode' function for it. But I can't recover the object...

    Started by bavdeyka‎, Today 01:42 pm
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  3. Smile purge, -purge

    Hello Can someone explain me the difference between two AutoCAD commands: purge and -purge, all, *,n. Thanks :)

    Started by Euga‎, Yesterday 07:35 pm
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  4. Moved: Autocad 5 week training courses

    Started by Frannym‎, Yesterday 11:03 am
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  5. Moved: AutoCAD Error Report

    Started by Larry C‎, 29th Sep 2014 01:46 pm
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  6. Moved: Paper Space

    Started by Damon :)‎, 29th Sep 2014 11:10 am
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  7. Moved: More than 1 visibility state

    Started by Jeroen1991‎, 27th Sep 2014 02:25 pm
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  8. Description and profiles Acad 2008

    Please help. Where can I fix the required profile (options) to be in use every time, even if I restart Acad? And second where can I see what I wrote as a Description for example into templates?...

    Started by Bili 66‎, 27th Sep 2014 11:06 am
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  9. Moved: How to spilt drawing into 2 ?

    Started by noobpro70‎, 26th Sep 2014 10:19 am
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  10. 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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  11. Larry C

    Suddenly I can no longer select more than one line, etc. to "move", "erase", etc.

    Started by Larry C‎, 18th Sep 2014 07:39 pm
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  12. AutoCAD 2013 - Automatically creates new Autosave folder when CAD is opened

    Each time I open AutoCAD 2013 a new folder for Autosave is created. The location of the new folder is the original/previous location (when I initially installed the software) this has been...

    Started by jamesmp‎, 18th Sep 2014 02:31 pm
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  13. Save As doesn't work

    My "save as"' stopped working.

    Started by Larry C‎, 17th Sep 2014 05:38 pm
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  14. Grips

    What is the difference between "hot" (red) & "cold" (blue) grips?:glare:

    Started by Damon :)‎, 16th Sep 2014 02:44 pm
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  15. Student - Drawings

    I am a student studying with AutoCAD 2013, anyone got any drawings for me to draw/practice with?:geek::notworthy:

    Started by Damon :)‎, 15th Sep 2014 03:40 pm
    autocad, autocad2013, autodesk, student
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  16. Data Extraction for cutlist

    Hi all, This is what am I am trying to do, well I can do part of it, it is a cutlist for a box. I do my drawing (2d) and then create a dynamic block. Then I extract the data from the block and I...

    Started by simplyguy‎, 8th Sep 2014 02:57 am
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  17. About Plotting

    Hi everyone ... Just a question about plotting I had a drawing in Meter and i took to my layout A1 paper and in my pagesetup manager i set my plot scale to 1:1 and then my viewport scale i changed...

    Started by helpme‎, 11th Sep 2014 01:42 pm
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    11th Sep 2014 07:17 pm Go to last post
  18. Need help with pipe size?? (Autocad 2014 Mechanica)

    I've got two 1.5" steel pipe one run horizontal and i one run vertical and i would like to connect them with 90 degree steel elbow, my question is that what is the right size of elbow to use in the...

    Started by Sengna‎, 9th Sep 2014 05:00 pm
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  19. Questions!

    My friend is wanting to know the answers to these questions?:? 1a What is the advantage of creating a Block for use in an AutoCAD drawing? 1b Why is it recommended to draw...

    Started by DJRandall‎, 8th Sep 2014 03:14 pm
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    autocad, autocad2013, autodesk, cad 2013, help me
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  20. Help - Circle

    I am new to the whole CAD experience, how do I add width or thickness to a circle? Thanks.

    Started by Damon :)‎, 9th Sep 2014 11:37 am
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    11th Sep 2014 03:46 pm Go to last post
  21. Looking for a toggle switch

    Can someone here tell me where to find the toggle switch to turn off the feature that adds a shaded rectangle and windows holding dimensions in Autocad version 2007? I enclose an image of what I am...

    Started by davidoff‎, 10th Sep 2014 06:36 pm
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    10th Sep 2014 09:43 pm Go to last post
  22. NumInc and Blocks

    I have Numinc installed and I've read somewhere that you can use it with your a block you have created. It's really nothing fancy, but I'm only needing a leader to go along with my numbers. Is there...

    Started by log283‎, 7th Sep 2014 11:04 pm
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    8th Sep 2014 03:39 am Go to last post
  23. Hide/Unhide issues

    Im somewhat a beginner to AutoCAD (2011), been using on and off for a couple years. My issue is this: I right clicked to hide a specific object. Now when I attempt to draw any polyline anywhere in...

    Started by ezekiel808‎, 6th Sep 2014 03:20 am
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  24. selecting a color and getting "Not a valid color name in the RAL Classic color book"?

    I have a layer with the color RAL 6038 assigned to it...seems to work fine. I want to color a line that is on a different layer the same RAL 6038, but I get an error message telling me: "Not a valid...

    Started by spaulus‎, 6th Sep 2014 04:53 pm
    color, color book, ral 6038
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