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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. Insert a CAD Drawing From a Library of Objects

    Is there a Library out there (Free), where I could find a rendition of a robot arm mechanism (something simple) not metric. Where I could insert into my drawing. Similar to inserting a drawing of...

    Started by Casio47‎, 20th Jul 2017 07:12 pm
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  2. Metric to Inches

    Hello, I have received a file in metric...all dimensions are in mm. i want to create new dimensions on the drawing, but wish to have them read inches instead of millimeters. How do i do that in...

    Started by Casio47‎, 21st Jul 2017 02:43 pm
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    21st Jul 2017 06:23 pm Go to last post
  3. Moved: Offset for a callout, Is there a shortcut for this result?

    Started by yanira‎, 20th Jul 2017 07:39 pm
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  4. Moved: Move Model Space to Layout 1 Tab

    Started by Casio47‎, 18th Jul 2017 08:20 pm
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  5. Moved: How to make 2 surfaces with this data?

    Started by nasoox‎, 18th Jul 2017 10:43 am
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  6. Moved: How to Delete a Layer?

    Started by Casio47‎, 17th Jul 2017 08:48 pm
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  7. Site Survey - Not sure where to start

    First post, total CAD noobie. Just bought a house, want to get the site survey put into CAD so I can track other things like sprinkler lines, underground electrical, etc. I can't make sense of...

    Started by DeadpoolsUnicorn‎, 30th Jun 2017 05:01 am
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  8. Moved: Duplicate a Layer in Layer Properties

    Started by Casio47‎, 13th Jul 2017 01:23 pm
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  9. Display of Dimensions

    Dear All, May I ask how to display the dimensions (in orange) as shown in the attached image on auto cad 2017 MAC version please? A new beginner here... Thank you very much for all your help...

    Started by IOFH‎, 13th Jul 2017 04:30 am
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  10. Move a line parallel to the nearest point of an arc.

    I have a line that I need to copy parallel to the closest point on an arc. How do I accomplish this? Thanks for your help.

    Started by tmelkunas‎, 13th Jul 2017 03:08 pm
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    13th Jul 2017 07:34 pm Go to last post
  11. Fill = Off on Donut

    Which parameter controls the number/width of the lines displayed when you turn fill off on donuts?

    Started by ronaldo‎, 10th Jul 2017 01:36 pm
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  12. How to display angles and line lengths in autocad

    Hi, I cannot find the command that makes the program display the length and angles of the lines in relation to eachother. I am doing a 2 dimensional masterplan with 70 houseplots and I need...

    Started by nils‎, 23rd Nov 2006 05:24 am
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  13. how to connect/joint them into close path.

    hi ! I have a Arc (blue) and a ellipse (yellow),now I want connect them into a close path (intend for use instruction like sweep or revolve) but I can't joint it anymore. What instruction I should do...

    Started by newbieautocad‎, 1st Jul 2017 04:48 am
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  14. Revision Cloud

    Hi, I want to have a revision cloud that fits within the original rectangular object boundary. Example: a rectangle 3000x900 with a Revcloud of arc min and max 200 and 300 will normally have the...

    Started by nicolas‎, 6th Jul 2017 09:28 pm
    revcloud to polylines
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  15. Autocad 2000, no plus or minus shown using toolbar ordinate command

    Have placed my Absolute Datum 00 for both X & Y axis at the lower right hand corner of my rectangular part. Have dimensioned my part using the toolbar ordinate tab. I know from previous experience...

    Started by berol‎, 8th Jul 2017 12:39 am
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  16. Create/ draw a rectangle from 4 lines with fixed length

    Hello everyone! Can someone write a lisp that asks me for the length of four lines and then creates/draws a closed rectangle from that input? Other id Thanks in advance! :) Kind regards,...

    Started by Luis Ternou‎, 26th Jun 2017 02:18 pm
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  17. Elevation Intersecting A Wall

    Hi all! Had a quick search but couldn't find my particular problem. So I have to do a rear elevation of a property (again because of changes) but the owners have now decided to build a fence,...

    Started by billydavies21‎, 20th Jun 2017 07:40 pm
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  18. Detail drawings.

    can someone tell where i can get some detailed drawing of civil auto cad of buildings with detailed specifications?

    Started by cadiatorrr‎, 15th Jun 2017 01:51 pm
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  19. Draw Order not working correctly

    It seems as though my draw order is 'locked'. The command is recognized; but it doesn't seem to work properly. I essentially have two lines, drawn right on top of eachother; I go to get the one...

    Started by slimjramirez‎, 15th Aug 2007 03:06 pm
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    19th Jun 2017 11:18 am Go to last post
  20. Need lisp to arrange raw ts survey data..

    Hello everyone i need a lisp to arrange raw data taken from total station during land survey and arrange it regularly....find the attachment below Thanks and have a good day.

    Started by prashantsingh‎, 16th Jun 2017 03:42 pm
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  21. trouble with AutocadLT file upload

    I used to use Nanocad and just recently started using Autocad again. I sent a .dwg file to an engineer which is a drawing I had started in Nanocad and then imported and finished in Autocad 18 and he...

    Started by joeatsea‎, 3rd Jun 2017 07:02 pm
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  22. Mleader break

    Hi, hopefully a quick one. I am using Annotative Mleaders which cross Dim Lines and other Objects. I've tried to to use DIMBREAK to create a break where they cross but nothing happens. I've...

    Started by ASH_CAD‎, 1st Jun 2017 01:26 pm
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  23. Slide libraries

    I have moved from acad2000 to acad2013 and i cannot get my slide libraries created in acad 2000 to work in acad 2013 do i have to create new slide libraries in acad 2013 thx nieko

    Started by NIEKO‎, 25th May 2017 11:11 am
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    25th May 2017 11:09 pm Go to last post
  24. Multi Leaders and Neat Arcs

    I am YouTube'd out:? so please help a Newbie I want to know the best way to draw lines between say ceiling spot lights on a plan drawing. It's always a bit hit and miss as to the curve of the...

    Started by ASH_CAD‎, 25th May 2017 08:21 pm
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    25th May 2017 08:30 pm Go to last post
  25. Question Standard line weights and Color Hierarchy

    I am a newbie here in this community. I'm just a beginner in AutoCAD drafting and started only a few months ago. Can someone give me an idea how to use Color hierarchy properly. By the way, I am an...

    Started by Jeric‎, 25th May 2017 10:02 am
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    25th May 2017 10:53 am Go to last post

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