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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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    11th Feb 2009 10:20 pm Go to last post
  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. Copying drawing

    Hi All, Trying to copy a section of a drawing intoa new drawing. I can copy via the clipboard & copy selection and I can see the drawing appear but when I click on the new drawing and try to...

    Started by Frannym‎, Today 11:59 am
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  2. How to break a polyline in to the specific point?

    I want to break a polyline into multiple polylines from one specific point to another. A single polyline into multiples polylines.

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, Today 01:14 pm
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  3. Measure the length of curved line from one point to another.

    Here I have got a network. I just want to measure the length of the green bend line starting from the blue box to the point before it becomes with parallel with red line (As find in attached figure)....

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, Today 12:36 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    Today 12:44 pm Go to last post
  4. Question Dimensions explode by default???

    I got a new base file from a client, and every time I draw a dimension, it 1) asks me for text input (default to measurement), and 2) is exploded when drawn. I have never had the dimension commands...

    Started by WindowsIHateYou‎, Yesterday 01:39 am
    • Replies: 3
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  5. The Popup Dialog box messages appearing during open the AutoCAD file?How to solve it?

    I received a CAD file from some one else when opens I received the messages during loading of AutoCAD software. 1. Proxy Information. 2. References - Unresolved References Files. 3....

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, Yesterday 08:54 am
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  6. How to convert new version file into old version like AutoCAD2014 into AutoCAD 2007?

    Is there any online method to convert file into previous version? If there is no new version of AutoCAD available.

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 19th Apr 2014 10:49 am
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  7. How to change UCS?

    How do I get my ucs to point north? See picture.

    Started by TopLine‎, 20th Apr 2014 10:22 pm
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  8. Moved: Problem with a submarine

    Started by levimfa‎, 18th Apr 2014 06:24 pm
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  9. 1. Right Click: Properties and Select Similar

    Hello, I must have been clicking rapidly and somehow managed to change a setting. I am unable to see the PROPERTIES or SELECT SIMILAR option when I right click in Model Space. Does anyone know...

    Started by djleon‎, 17th Apr 2014 04:55 pm
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    21st Apr 2014 08:59 pm Go to last post
  10. Plan NOT showing up in view port??

    Hellllo, First post, yay! 8) I am hoping someone can help me with my annoying problem. currently running CAD 2013, I have a plan that is all ready to plot and print. Now when i went to the...

    Started by carolo‎, 21st Apr 2014 02:19 am
    viewports empty
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Apr 2014 02:00 pm Go to last post
  11. CAD Institute Courses

    Hi, Im new to the forum. Ive been looking at penn foster and cad institute and Im thinking of taking a fundamentals of autocad from cad institute. Wondering if anyone took this and if its worth the...

    Started by andy5319‎, 20th Apr 2014 09:09 pm
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    21st Apr 2014 10:57 am Go to last post
  12. text scale?

    I can't figure out why I can't write a note outside of the viewport in paperspace that will be scaled properly. I think, judging from the color of the background where I type the text, that I am...

    Started by Sluman‎, 20th Apr 2014 07:13 pm
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  13. Snapping two or three arcs together to blend curves

    Hello, I need to learn to snap two or three arcs together for blending purposes. I draw cams and this is a must. I enclose a screen shot to demonstrate what I am looking for. I have blended the...

    Started by gotchy‎, 19th Apr 2014 03:31 am
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    20th Apr 2014 05:56 pm Go to last post
  14. Autocad freezes!

    one particular file always freezes whenever i enter any sort of command ranging from copy paste to simple select just the duration of freeze varies my other files are working fine but only one...

    Started by achintyarajimwale‎, 19th Apr 2014 05:18 pm
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    20th Apr 2014 07:15 am Go to last post
  15. Select either Doted line or full line of the same Layer in AUTOCAD?

    I got the CAD file and want to find the length of the line of specific layer. The image attached contain the red line one dotted and other straight and full. The dotted represent the...

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 19th Apr 2014 11:12 am
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  16. Autocad 2009 constraints settings...where is it?

    Greeting gents, I was scouting on Autocad 2009 and was looking through a way that you use constraints like you use in the 2000 LT version, But i can't find the setting as i am too new to this...

    Started by imadomo‎, 19th Apr 2014 12:03 pm
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    19th Apr 2014 12:34 pm Go to last post
  17. Adding a Viewport in Paperspace in Autocad 2012

    How do I add a Viewport in Paperspace in autocad 2012? Thank you very much.

    Started by prime333‎, 19th Apr 2014 12:06 am
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    19th Apr 2014 07:42 am Go to last post
  18. Moved: Some lines not on xy plane not printing

    Started by sharris_mid_cal_fab‎, 17th Apr 2014 07:00 pm
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  19. Model Space Linetypes displayed differently in Paper Space

    My question starts... I have several hidden items on a wall that is 36'-0" high. I do not want to draw my details over again, I have drawn them all on the elevation and want to pull my...

    Started by CAD_n00b‎, 17th Apr 2014 05:04 pm
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    17th Apr 2014 06:13 pm Go to last post
  20. Moved: Text not appearing on drawings when printed

    Started by Frannym‎, 17th Apr 2014 10:53 am
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  21. Changing an Object Dimension, by Changing the Dimension Annotated Number

    Howdy! Let say I have a simple rectangle which measures 62" x 49", and I have annotated the dimensions of the rectangle. Now, lets say I wish to change the rectangle to 48" x 36". Is there a way...

    Started by Casio47‎, 15th Apr 2014 08:25 pm
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  22. By Default LISP file created by Autocad softwer at saved location of new file?

    When we save a newly created AutoCAD file the software by default create a LISP file. What that's file meaning. I open that file containing the many comments but only few commands. I...

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 17th Apr 2014 06:26 am
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Apr 2014 06:31 am Go to last post
  23. Using of the LISP Programming Language in AutoCAD?

    LISP Programming Language?While using AutoCAD I came to know that there is a language exist LISP. I searched about it and got many information. But I want to ask that " Is there any logic to use...

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 8th Apr 2014 06:02 am
    • Replies: 9
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    16th Apr 2014 11:47 pm Go to last post
  24. Question about the file having extension .VLX and .DCL?

    During searching about the .LSP file I came across the files having extensions VLX and DCL. I want to know a little about these extension. Are there also exits other extensions which the AutoCAD...

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 16th Apr 2014 02:45 pm
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    16th Apr 2014 03:57 pm Go to last post
  25. Unhappy Digitization! :(

    Hello, well i need your help for a college project.. i have a map from an abandoned camp in the suburbs of the city and i have to make a 'digitization' (maybe through Raster Image??!!) into AutoCAD...

    Started by salaxi‎, 16th Apr 2014 12:12 pm
    digitization, digitizing, insert, insert jpeg, raster image
    • Replies: 4
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    16th Apr 2014 02:14 pm Go to last post

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