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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. Help on Finding Centers

    Hey guys, Well its been a while since I posted, but that's a good thing, as I have been progressing in my AutoCad adventure without to many problems. But this semester I have run into a problem...

    Started by Behemothrex‎, Today 07:29 pm
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  2. Grips

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

    Started by Damon :)‎, Today 02:44 pm
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  3. 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 :)‎, Yesterday 03:40 pm
    autocad, autocad2013, autodesk, student
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  4. Moved: Layout border

    Started by nikson‎, 14th Sep 2014 09:27 pm
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  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Moved: Problem with OSNAP to tangent

    Started by Valiance‎, 11th Sep 2014 02:36 am
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  11. 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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  12. Moved: Layers..

    Started by Damon :)‎, 10th Sep 2014 09:17 am
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  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. What are these little icons?

    In the attached picture, what the heck are those little white icons with the red and blue lines? I figure they have something to do with indicating object snap or something and I"m sure that if I...

    Started by mikefulton‎, 4th Sep 2014 09:58 pm
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  17. removing objects from a selection set

    With a right to left crossing window I've selected many items, but there is one tubular object that needed to be deselected and a line drawn on the tube that i'll need for a reference snap point in...

    Started by willb‎, 22nd Aug 2014 05:11 am
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    4th Sep 2014 03:57 pm Go to last post
  18. 2d Block into isometric drawing

    G'day, I've only been using CAD for a week so please bear with me. I have drawn a series of 2d drawing of "L" shaped brackets and other 2 d drawings. I have downloaded some drawings of screws and...

    Started by shedpack‎, 29th Aug 2014 08:28 am
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  19. Deleting layers

    How do I delete an Xref dependent layer in Autocad 2010?

    Started by JamesDeaton‎, 28th Aug 2014 06:45 pm
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  20. Unhappy What happened to my cursor!?

    AutoCAD was working fine, then I plugged my laptop into a projector and this happened! Whenever I move my cursor it goes black. Has anyone had this happen? Maybe I bumped a setting? And I have tried...

    Started by Jaz‎, 26th Aug 2014 11:02 pm
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  21. Unhappy Registration-Activation Error (0015.111)

    How can i remove this Error Registration-Activation Error (0015.111) in AUTOCAD 2014 Please help me

    Started by mfahadrazzaq‎, 25th Aug 2014 06:58 am
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  22. Laughing How to key in a point (ñ20,0) while creating a 3dface.

    This point(ñ20,0) is actually from a book of Autocad 2010 & Autocad LT 2010 Bible. I find no ways to key in this point(ñ20,0) while creating a 3dface. Could some1 or pros tell me what is d meaning...

    Started by wilsonloo1989‎, 22nd Jul 2014 11:30 am
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  23. Unhappy Cloudy with a chance of questions

    First there were just a few icons that displayed as such, then I messed up bigger and I lost my ASD workspaces, got those back but now every button is a question. Earlier when just a few were cloudy...

    Started by Gideon‎, 23rd Aug 2014 09:38 pm
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  24. Changing Visual style in command

    Hi, When i'm inside a command such as rotate, and the visual style is realistic before initiating the command, then I realise that i'll need to be in x-ray to see some lines switching visual style...

    Started by willb‎, 22nd Aug 2014 04:59 am
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    22nd Aug 2014 06:15 pm Go to last post
  25. Advice for a tablet

    Hi, nowadays I wonder about buying a tablet PC for engineeering applications for instance for CAD, and for writing good notes. Do you know any of them in which I can use an arrow for vectors, put a...

    Started by hht‎, 21st Aug 2014 05:37 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    22nd Aug 2014 04:49 pm Go to last post

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