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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. procedure for doing a detail on an ANSI A template

    Hi fellow members, I used to draw on Acad 2000 but I recently changed to Acad 2007. I am completely self taught & do cad very infrequently,so you may imagine I am rusty to say the least. I want to...

    Started by jack nastyface‎, Yesterday 09:04 pm
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Moved: TraxMaker to Inventor

    Started by dcuddihy‎, 16th Oct 2014 10:08 pm
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  7. Moved: Mirror command cannot flip horizontally

    Started by Kittie‎, 17th Oct 2014 05:08 am
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  8. Moved: Delete unused blocks

    Started by salmonrose‎, 3rd May 2011 11:25 pm
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  9. Moved: Nested Blocks and Purge Issues

    Started by Casio47‎, 16th Oct 2014 02:52 pm
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  10. Moved: How to lighten or dim text ,lines & shapes in autocad

    Started by Tahir Qayyum‎, 15th Oct 2014 09:35 pm
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  11. 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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  12. Moved: HP Plotter Issue

    Started by Larry C‎, 14th Oct 2014 04:39 pm
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  13. Moved: Autocad drawing opens empty - how to get the data back??

    Started by mosegrodd‎, 16th May 2014 12:27 am
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  14. Moved: Multiple drawn points

    Started by brightsettingout‎, 14th Oct 2014 02:41 pm
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  15. Moved: Movebak

    Started by zuhaib‎, 14th Oct 2014 08:07 am
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  16. 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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  17. Moved: Hatch from another source

    Started by sambo8772‎, 14th Oct 2014 01:19 am
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Moved: Polar Array in Autocad 2014

    Started by basty‎, 12th Oct 2014 04:40 pm
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  21. New to CAD, Small Airplane Parts Manufacturer

    I need to copy graphics to CAD. Is that possible? It needs to be exact. Im hoping there might be a simple way to do this, something like a copy machine. Can anyone advise me on such a process or...

    Started by donjones‎, 11th Oct 2014 01:10 pm
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  22. Moved: DesignCenter drag and drop without specify scale etc

    Started by Henke‎, 9th Oct 2014 02:45 pm
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  23. Moved: Arcs and Tangents

    Started by MAINEman5390‎, 9th Oct 2014 07:57 pm
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  24. Learning AutoLisp

    Greetings Project for this weekend learn a thing or 2 about .lsp files. Started down the tutorial http://www.cadtutor.net/tutorials/autolisp/quick-start.php Lots of new language, most of it...

    Started by albroswift‎, 4th Oct 2014 04:29 pm
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