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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. The AutoCAD 1 minute challenge!

    I set students a one minute challenge to draw the component shown (pause the video and try it yourself BEFORE I reveal how it's done). Great practice to get your drafting skills up to speed! ...

    Started by nathanjh13‎, 11th Oct 2014 04:00 pm
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  2. Moved: publish PDF - name of PDF's

    Started by philsogood‎, 29th Oct 2014 03:47 pm
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  3. I need help

    I'm suppose to be doing the front and top view for this drawing. I'm currently stuck on the front view. All I got so far is the base.

    Started by artemisrpg‎, 29th Oct 2014 03:43 am
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  4. Circle command - 3 points (Point of corner, Tan, Radius?

    I am looking for circle command such as Tan, Tan, Radius but it is not 100% what I was looking for. I am looking for Point of corner, Tan, Radius. See the picture here for example. Can you help me...

    Started by Bogus‎, 28th Oct 2014 11:05 am
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  5. Moved: Question re: osnap toolbar Acad 2007

    Started by jack nastyface‎, 28th Oct 2014 04:50 pm
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  6. Make A Thread

    What is the dimension of h shown in the image? Any standard of it? Thank you

    Started by basty‎, 9th Oct 2014 05:08 am
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  7. Moved: visibility state

    Started by philsogood‎, 28th Oct 2014 11:33 am
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  8. Moved: plot to pdf

    Started by digital_ownage‎, 26th Oct 2014 09:08 pm
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  9. Moved: Inventor Professional Scaling Part

    Started by Shaunyy‎, 27th Oct 2014 08:51 am
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  10. Moved: CAD/ Inventor laptop for under 1000$ ?

    Started by Alexgera‎, 25th Oct 2014 08:26 pm
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  11. Moved: Layers

    Started by MAINEman5390‎, 25th Oct 2014 06:50 pm
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  12. Moved: TEXT Edit

    Started by MAINEman5390‎, 24th Oct 2014 03:02 pm
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  13. Moved: 3D Rotate Problem in Autocad 2014

    Started by basty‎, 20th Oct 2014 04:49 pm
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  14. Moved: Image Fade Issues

    Started by rncarlson‎, 23rd Oct 2014 08:36 pm
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  15. Moved: changing the size for all text and points

    Started by bsutton‎, 24th Oct 2014 04:50 pm
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  16. Moved: Viewport Clip

    Started by davidpalevich‎, 24th Oct 2014 04:21 pm
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  17. Layout only showing vertical lines

    I've been working on a drawing for a while with no problems, now when I draw anything in the Model space, the objects/shapes are just one vertical line in the Layout view. Can anyone help? ...

    Started by G_K‎, 22nd Oct 2014 11:57 am
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  18. helix

    Hello all. I am trying to draw a screw conveyor which I typically draw with straight lines. I would like to draw it using a helix but when I draw it, it is viewed on the end. I want to be able to...

    Started by craney89‎, 20th Oct 2014 03:09 pm
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  19. Cut & Fill Volume Calculation of Earth Work

    I have to calculate cut & fill quantities for earth work. The Final elevation level is 31m. This contour drawing have existing levels. the drawing has divided into 100m x 100m grid boxes. Can...

    Started by musharraf102‎, 18th Oct 2014 10:39 am
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  20. How to import True Type fonts into Autocad 2000

    How do I import True Type fonts into Autocad 2000. I am running it in a virtual machine within my laptop that runs MS 7.

    Started by Brian54‎, 17th Oct 2014 09:22 pm
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  21. Converting Illustrator files to DXF/DWG for laser cut. Complete noob here.

    Hi there. I run an Etsy store and I'm looking to start offering laser cut pendants and such. Laser cutters require AutoCAD files, and I have no idea how to use any of the AutoCAD software (I intend...

    Started by Grinning Maniac‎, 20th Dec 2011 10:38 pm
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  22. Fillet between 2 circles

    Greetings all !! Please see attached photo, I think it explains it all. AutoCAD 2012, XP. Thanks in advance :)

    Started by PowerJunkie‎, 10th Oct 2014 06:16 pm
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  23. Smile AutoCad v CorelDraw

    Please can you provide any guidance, I am completely new and would like to know whether AutoCad or CorelDraw is best suited for me. I have a laser engraver/cutting machine and currently engrave...

    Started by AnnieMason‎, 14th Oct 2014 09:38 pm
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  24. OPEN / SAVE / NEW DIALOG BOX MISSING

    Dear fellows, In AutoCad 2006, when I want to open a new or existing drawing or template, instead of regular dialog box I receive only a prompter dialog which is present in the command line also,...

    Started by VALAH‎, 12th Aug 2005 01:35 pm
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  25. Exporting AutoCAD file into RHINO

    Hello All, I'm a beginner to both AutoCAD and Rhino and am just experimenting at the moment. However, I'm slightly more confident on AutoCAD than Rhino and was wondering if it's possible to...

    Started by gnacng‎, 12th Oct 2014 01:21 pm
    autocad, export, rhino
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    13th Oct 2014 02:32 am Go to last post

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