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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: ask for help

    Started by blazejko10‎, 21st Mar 2015 10:41 pm
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  2. Moved: it’s a blast from the past

    Started by Bespoke‎, Yesterday 05:32 pm
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  3. So 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 mkytdhgs‎, 28th Mar 2015 02:39 am
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  4. Moved: Architeture 3D

    Started by Casio47‎, 26th Mar 2015 05:35 pm
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  5. Moved: AutoCad Electrical 2012 - Creating blocks with enhanced attributes

    Started by Kilowatt‎, 27th Mar 2015 05:13 pm
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  6. Moved: How to get the nice even number on stair problem???

    Started by Sengna‎, 27th Mar 2015 02:07 am
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  7. Moved: Help with Utilities and Measure

    Started by prime333‎, 27th Mar 2015 01:57 am
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  8. Moved: Need help with this line type

    Started by sparkyuk‎, 26th Mar 2015 05:25 pm
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  9. Moved: Appearance of the property bar

    Started by kasohely‎, 25th Mar 2015 08:03 pm
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  10. Quickproperties box

    Somehow, I have turned off my quickproperties box in Autocad 2013. Anyone got any ideas how to turn it basck on. Thanks. Rich

    Started by rboudreaux‎, 25th Mar 2015 08:28 pm
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  11. Moved: How to match viewports?

    Started by Andrew1979‎, 25th Mar 2015 06:24 am
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  12. How is LISP pronounce?

    How is LISP pronounce? 1) lips? 2) L.I.S.P. 3) Lids?

    Started by vernonlee‎, 20th Mar 2015 11:25 pm
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  13. Moved: How can I upload a pdf into autocad as a background?

    Started by prime333‎, 23rd Mar 2015 07:06 pm
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  14. Dilemma...

    Greetings. My name is Jim Let me begin by saying I have no formal training, nor have I worked with a CAD program. My dilemma, is that I have a patented, outdoor recreational product, that I...

    Started by Variables‎, 16th Mar 2015 06:31 pm
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  15. How to customize drawing space

    How can I add the modify tools into my model space on autocad 2014 as shown in the pic attached...please help thanks!

    Started by prjoe2000‎, 18th Mar 2015 04:29 pm
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  16. Why I cannot see certain lines on my drawing in the model view but still printed out?

    Why I cannot see certain lines on my drawing in the model view but still can be printed out? I want to delete them. But I cannot see and find them in model view. This frustrates me.

    Started by junehe‎, 16th Mar 2015 11:18 pm
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  17. Ford Focus Dwg needed please

    Have searched all the normal places but have not be able to find cad block dwg for a side / front & back view for a ford focus, can anyone help please ?

    Started by sparkyuk‎, 16th Mar 2015 01:55 pm
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  18. Changes between versions

    Obviously when a new version of any software is released, there are changes, deletions and additions from the previous version. Is there somewhere a list that shows the changes in AutoCAD,...

    Started by fkaufman‎, 15th Mar 2015 03:42 pm
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  19. My historical relationship with AutoCAD

    My intro to AutoCAD was in the early eighties with the very first version, supplied on an 8" floppy disk, running on 8bit CP/M machines in 64k RAM. Got it from John Walker who was manning the...

    Started by fkaufman‎, 15th Mar 2015 04:18 pm
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  20. Opening older version files

    I received for modification a collection of DWG files that were created and saved with AutoCAD 2002. I only have access to a system with AutoCAD LT 2015 installed. When I try to open one of...

    Started by fkaufman‎, 15th Mar 2015 05:33 am
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  21. Old Piano in CAD

    Hey, is it possible to transfer this piano into AutoCAD? I want to rebuild this piano and need precise measures to do that. But I also want to transer every detail. ...

    Started by Steffschenko‎, 10th Mar 2015 08:19 pm
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  22. Ucs does not activate when switching viewports in modelspace

    WHILE IN MODEL SPACE, I WORK WITH MORE THAN ONE VIEWPORT. WHEN SWITCHING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN VIEWPORTS, THE UCS DOES NOT ACTIVATE. i DON'T NOTICE THIS UNTIL I TRY TO MOVE. IT IS A PAIN! HELP...

    Started by jossacad‎, 10th Mar 2015 03:44 pm
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  23. Dashdot ou center

    Oi pessoal, Qual o fator que faz escolher entre usar "DASHDOT ou CENTER" numa linha de simetria? Do mesmo jeito para linhas fantasmas "DIVIDE2 ou PHANTON"? Obrigado

    Started by Luancat‎, 10th Mar 2015 01:37 pm
    center, dashdot
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  24. Drawing area too small?

    Hey guys, I am currently using AutoCAD 2015 and want to draw a building that is 40mx18m but when i type in 40,000 and 18,000 is exceeds the maximum space given.. for example i scroll out as...

    Started by JollyJed‎, 8th Mar 2015 03:16 pm
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