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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. Moved: Dimension Style Manager Windows Not Showing in AC 2009

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 17th Nov 2014 10:43 pm
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  2. Moved: Wrong Scale, Wrong Units IDK???

    Started by snakeyes‎, Yesterday 07:54 pm
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  3. Moved: wrong drawing units

    Started by rosswhiteeca‎, Yesterday 03:31 pm
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  4. Designing for a laser cutter: Is AutoCad the best choice for what I need to do?

    I do not plan to be a well-rounded 3D CAD user, and this is a brand new space for me. But I need something that can assemble complex vector "slabs" interlocked in 3D, with the ability to export just...

    Started by Zirngibism‎, 24th Nov 2014 06:07 pm
    laser cutter
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  5. Moved: Autocad City & Guilds Exam

    Started by topgunmatt‎, 5th Mar 2013 07:45 pm
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  6. Moved: need top view beginner user :)

    Started by gokhandmr‎, 23rd Nov 2014 03:49 pm
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  7. Moved: What am I missing/ did wrong?

    Started by artemisrpg‎, 18th Nov 2014 11:25 pm
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  8. Moved: Help exploding this layer:

    Started by antoniopradofilho‎, 23rd Nov 2014 11:12 pm
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  9. Moved: Trim Pline with Global width in angular fashion

    Started by bababarghi‎, 23rd Nov 2014 03:42 am
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  10. Moved: osnap only snapping to "top" of object

    Started by toonamo‎, 22nd Nov 2014 09:44 pm
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  11. 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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  12. Moved: Buying a Notebook to run Autocad 2015

    Started by Felix Carter - Shaw‎, 20th Nov 2014 10:35 pm
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  13. Moved: Viewport follows Model space object?

    Started by rodykoolhoven‎, 21st Nov 2014 10:33 am
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  14. Moved: Using XRefs within Dynamic Blocks and applying Constraints

    Started by Ranger‎, 6th Nov 2014 05:43 pm
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  15. Moved: Dimensioning for dummies (me)

    Started by PowerJunkie‎, 19th Nov 2014 12:17 am
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  16. Embarrassed elevations in AutoCAD

    I haven't used AutoCAD in about 10 years. I will use it for a grad school project for a river longitudinal profile and cross section. Can I have point elevations in AutoCAD 2014? I would prefer to...

    Started by sethwd2‎, 15th Nov 2014 03:06 pm
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  17. Getting out of "test block"

    Hi guys, how do i get out of "test block". I tried it before and had to "undo" to get out. Now i cant get out not even "undo" works. What is the purpose for "test block"? Guitte

    Started by Guitte‎, 17th Nov 2014 03:42 pm
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  18. Rotate Drawing to be Correct with the X/Y axis

    Hello, I have a 2D drawing, which was drafted at an angle (don't ask why, I have no clue) and not perpendicular / parallel to the X/Y axis. I used the Rotate function, and "eyeballed" it to be...

    Started by Casio47‎, 12th Nov 2014 06:05 pm
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  19. Save not working properly???

    I am using AutoCAD 2013, up until recently there have been no problems, then something must have changed as when I try to save anything I get a window stating the current version of the drawing and...

    Started by peterg‎, 13th Nov 2014 12:58 pm
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  20. How to Make Blocks with Multiple Object Displays

    Hi, The wording in my subject line is probable not the greatest. What I am trying to describe is I have run across customized blocks that when you click on them have a little drop down menu beside...

    Started by MEPGuy‎, 11th Nov 2014 12:57 am
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  21. Block vs. wblock

    Quick question here. What is the dirrerence between a regular block and a wblock? Or is wblock just a command?

    Started by Memnon‎, 2nd Feb 2009 09:06 pm
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  22. Setting up and saving template drawings

    I would like to set up and save a series of templates for different sizes and units but am not sure of the steps.

    Started by jasrhart‎, 7th Nov 2014 01:56 pm
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  23. How to select overwrite dimensions?

    Hi! How to select overwrite dimensions? (dimensions with the amended text)

    Started by Wojciech‎, 7th Nov 2014 10:25 am
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