+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Threads 1 to 25 of 86

Forum: AutoCAD Beginners' Area

This is the best place for AutoCAD beginners to ask basic questions. Please be as specific as you can when describing your problem.
AutoCAD Tutorials | Student Software

Sub-Forums Last Post

  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.

    Forum Actions:

    Forum Statistics:

    • Threads: 246
    • Posts: 4,163
  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
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 28,565
    24th Mar 2015 08:43 pm Go to last post
  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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 61,875
    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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 132,051
    7th May 2008 07:41 pm Go to last post
  1. Problem with creating an array of arrays

    I am trying to create a series of square concentric rings of circles as shown in the picture and I'm unsure of the best way to go about this. The parameters I want to control are: Circle size...

    Started by JKent‎, Today 04:26 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 84
    Today 01:09 pm Go to last post
  2. Stretch

    can someone please help ... I need to stretch the whole of this drawing on the y axis.. is that even possible ? I am trying to use the whole of the paper space to show clarity in the detail ..

    Started by buttonbutton‎, Yesterday 11:26 am
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 213
    Today 10:35 am Go to last post
  3. Serious problems with viewports and orientation

    Hello there, I have created some boxes in AutoCAD and when I change the view control to SW Isometric (and probably others too) it zooms out really far and I can't see what I have created unless I...

    Started by Sheepdisease‎, 22nd Jun 2015 08:09 am
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 1,160
    Today 10:33 am Go to last post
  4. export out all on layers

    Hi Folks I have a large cad file with many xrefs. I have all the layers on I want from all the xrefs. Is there a way to export out all layers that are on into a new drawing? So I would...

    Started by Rudbeckia‎, 27th Jun 2015 05:16 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 205
    Yesterday 12:45 pm Go to last post
  5. Drawing Having trouble making dotted and dashed lines for electric lighting. Please help.

    I attached the plan I am having trouble with. It is named first_plan.dwg. I created some lines with the arc tool and joined them to represent the electrical wiring in the layer called electrical...

    Started by moredew780‎, 28th Jun 2015 04:17 am
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 279
    29th Jun 2015 04:22 pm Go to last post
  6. Question autocad utility design

    whose here has a tutorial for autocad utility design please i want to learn thanks

    Started by tratatattt‎, 28th Jun 2015 02:50 am
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 189
    29th Jun 2015 01:26 pm Go to last post
  7. Drawing Having trouble making dotted and dashed lines for electric lighting. Please help.

    I attached the plan I am having trouble with. It is named first_plan.dwg. I created some lines with the arc tool and joined them to represent the electrical wiring in the layer called electrical...

    Started by moredew780‎, 28th Jun 2015 04:10 am
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 133
    28th Jun 2015 04:10 am Go to last post
  8. annotative dimensions

    Trying to practice annotative scaling in viewports, but dimensions in the lower right viewport are larger text than they should be. Is something compounded to make it larger? All are using same...

    Started by Dschechter‎, 24th Jun 2015 08:08 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 494
    26th Jun 2015 11:55 pm Go to last post
  9. Wipeout border cover object issue

    Hi, this is an example to explain my issue, the wipeout boarder covered northside of the wall, i want to hide the object and don't want to show on the print, is there a way that i can hide the...

    Started by Sengna‎, 23rd Jun 2015 10:35 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 229
    26th Jun 2015 07:29 pm Go to last post
  10. Temporary CAD software recommendations for old 2011 Macbook Air laptop?!

    Hi guys, First of all, I'm just getting into CAD and am new to this forum, I appreciate any help I can get and I look forward to getting to a stage where I can start to help out others! ...

    Started by Likely Lad‎, 22nd Jun 2015 08:05 am
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 317
    26th Jun 2015 01:33 pm Go to last post
  11. Slow Reaction to Keyboard Commands

    Hello all, Although not a beginner, I can be somewhat a novice when troubleshooting... I have recently started using AutoCAD 2015 LT and have a problem with slow reactions to keyboard commands....

    Started by Martincan‎, 26th Jun 2015 09:02 am
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 195
    26th Jun 2015 11:40 am Go to last post
  12. 1 point perspective and 2 points perspective

    Here's the task: The figure in 3D: What I've done so far: I'm stuck at this stage.

    Started by BillyWonka‎, 22nd Jun 2013 02:11 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,183
    25th Jun 2015 08:42 am Go to last post
  13. moving or copying objects

    I have moved a water closet to the top view of a floor plan exactly where it belongs. When I change to view to se iso the water closet is out side of the floor plan . I cant recall how to make sure...

    Started by ankramos‎, 24th Jun 2015 05:59 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 339
    25th Jun 2015 03:19 am Go to last post
  14. Moved: snaping a 3d cube with filleted edges

    Started by Mic‎, 25th Jun 2015 02:10 am
    • Replies: -
    • Views: -
    25th Jun 2015 02:10 am Go to last post
  15. Changing Scale for a new construct ACA 2015

    Hi Friends this here really frustrating me. Been working on a project with little to no hitches. However it's come time for me to design a shed/store for the building I designed. Now this is an...

    Started by built4thekill‎, 16th Jun 2015 08:08 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 582
    24th Jun 2015 09:23 pm Go to last post
  16. snapping lines to existing hatch boundaries

    G'day all pretty basic question here, I'm sure i should know the answer. however, anyone know a way of snapping a line or drawing a line or poly line around the edge of an existing hatch? been...

    Started by mvrcad‎, 22nd Jun 2015 11:45 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 200
    23rd Jun 2015 09:31 pm Go to last post
  17. Cross Sectional

    Hi, I'm a little confused with the 85 degrees on the drawing..is it the fillet angle.. and also the 0.5 x 45degrees is it the chamfer on the smaller cylinder ? Thanks..

    Started by indigo‎, 22nd Jun 2015 07:29 am
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 198
    22nd Jun 2015 09:53 am Go to last post
  18. Need help converting to a solid

    Hello there I need help with this object. First I used the LINE command to create straight line segments. Than I used the EXTRUDE commend to add height to the object. Than I used THICKEN to give the...

    Started by prime333‎, 18th Jun 2015 10:45 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 289
    19th Jun 2015 03:38 am Go to last post
  19. Unidentified dimensions

    Hi Guys, Can you help me identify the R20 on the picture I'm a little bit confused if its an offset distance or the radius of the arc....I'm also confused with the 25mm dimension on the leftside...

    Started by indigo‎, 18th Jun 2015 08:43 am
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 293
    19th Jun 2015 03:04 am Go to last post
  20. Font styles have changed

    After downloading and installing AutoCAD version 2014, some of the text in my drawings doesn't appear correctly. It's displaying a simplex type single line widely spaced font in lieu of the Arial...

    Started by davebin‎, 27th Feb 2014 04:22 am
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 724
    18th Jun 2015 05:12 am Go to last post
  21. Whats next?

    Hi New person to the Cadtutor.net I have just completed my autoCAD 2d level 2 at my local technical college its taken me the year to complete. I have also completed my construction management...

    Started by yamyam91‎, 16th Jun 2015 01:51 pm
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 401
    17th Jun 2015 05:20 pm Go to last post
  22. how to measure length of a non linear line?

    I have a drawing in which i need to measure the lengths of hundreds of wires may be.lines are not just straight lines but non linear ones.i tried tlen.lsp but for every line i need to upload file...

    Started by fahadkhan‎, 8th Jun 2015 12:17 pm
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 502
    17th Jun 2015 04:55 am Go to last post
  23. Question Object oriented CAD methology in 2D - say what?!??

    I was at a job interview last week, where they asked me if I am into 'object oriented 2D CAD methology' (they don't use 3D at all, in AutoCAD). I had to answer that I had never herd the term...

    Started by Anjoha‎, 14th Jun 2015 12:32 pm
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 882
    16th Jun 2015 04:17 am Go to last post
  24. Imperial Paperspace

    Hi all, I've been sent a drawing sheet by an architect to use with a drawing of mine. When I load up the dwg, the viewport set up in paperspace has an imperial scale (1/127"=1'0" etc). However,...

    Started by acjam‎, 12th Jun 2015 10:58 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 380
    15th Jun 2015 03:07 pm Go to last post
  25. Star Problems with colors changing when loading dwg

    Hello. I am having problems when importing an dwg file to Autocad 2016. This dwg file is already completed and have been used to generate an pdf file to print the plan with, but when I open it...

    Started by SuperJonas‎, 12th Jun 2015 06:19 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 469
    15th Jun 2015 04:19 am Go to last post

Thread Display Options

Use this control to limit the display of threads to those newer than the specified time frame.

Allows you to choose the data by which the thread list will be sorted.

Order threads in...

Note: when sorting by date, 'descending order' will show the newest results first.

Icon Legend

Contains unread posts
Contains unread posts
Contains no unread posts
Contains no unread posts
More than 15 replies or 250 views
Hot thread with unread posts
More than 15 replies or 250 views
Hot thread with no unread posts
Closed Thread
Thread is closed
Thread Contains a Message Written By You
You have posted in this thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts