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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. Can you buy Autocad 2016

    ? Sent from my SM-J700T using Tapatalk

    Started by JDM4040‎, 27th Jan 2018 02:35 am
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  2. Unable to read instructions on command line.

    How do I correct the GUI on my AutoCAD program? The instructions are hidden below the task bar on the command line. Thank you, Gotchy

    Started by gotchy‎, 22nd Feb 2018 12:28 pm
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  3. Moved: Lofting a hollow tube along a centerline.

    Started by chasworth‎, 19th Feb 2018 04:03 am
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  4. Moved: Customize a multileader?

    Started by neuri‎, 20th Feb 2018 01:24 am
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  5. Moved: Save a DXF file

    Started by Neville Jukes‎, 19th Feb 2018 12:21 am
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  6. Moved: Connect multiple block with line or polyline

    Started by taj250‎, 17th Feb 2018 09:25 am
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  7. help with object on cad screen

    I need Help about this why this exist? i cann't move object separtely !!

    Started by Muhammad Wadoud‎, 18th Jan 2018 10:53 am
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    12th Feb 2018 06:38 pm Go to last post
  8. How to select all objects enclosed in a poly line

    Im practicing for my CAD certification test and im trying to select all objects inclosed in a poly line. Right now i have a bunch of random circles and a random figure drawn in the middle of a bunch...

    Started by mrmanagerr‎, 30th Mar 2011 02:27 pm
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  9. ASME B31.3 and EN 13480

    Hey Has anybody experience with both standard ASME B31.3 and EN13480 for the stress analysis? Can anybody share major differences between ASME B31.3 and EN 13480 in terms of piping stress...

    Started by Ioana Nicoleta‎, 23rd Jan 2018 09:46 pm
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  10. Question Writing text on a dimension arrow

    In the atachment below, a section of a circle can be seen which I previously drew plus a dimension line with text on it that I wrote. I can't recall how I managed to do this. Note that there's an...

    Started by L-P‎, 15th Jan 2018 05:11 pm
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    18th Jan 2018 01:36 am Go to last post
  11. Convert .cad file to .dwg

    I have a .cad file that I cannot open in autocad. Is there anyone here who can convert it to .dwg for me. I would greatly appreciate it.

    Started by darkraider7‎, 16th Jan 2018 08:52 pm
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    17th Jan 2018 05:25 pm Go to last post
  12. Question Creating a curve with radius 5 circles

    If drawing two radius 5 curves, so that the horizontal is 8 units as shown, where would you place the centres of the 5 radius circles? I think possibly also a circle may have to be offset to...

    Started by L-P‎, 23rd Dec 2017 12:06 am
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  13. Technical Drawing Question

    How do you draw the left side and right side view of a pipe like the attached file? http://www47.zippyshare.com/v/SgrOiB0w/file.html If you don't understand what I am asking, please see below...

    Started by basty‎, 4th Jan 2018 12:20 am
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  14. How to draw a specific angle from a tangent?

    In the attachment, it can be seen in the first screen shot that I have drawn a line from the quadrant of the circle at an of 72 degrees. However it can be seen from the second screen shot that...

    Started by L-P‎, 12th Jan 2018 09:23 pm
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  15. Imported files and model manager what is ghost storey/discipline

    Hello AutoCAD user, Can someone explain whats the function of 'ghost storey'under imported files and model manager? Thanks..

    Started by AutoCAD_learner‎, 28th Dec 2017 05:20 pm
    ghost storey, imported file
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  16. Smile How to insert inductors on PCB design?

    I need a model with inductor circuit on PCB design. Anyone can help

    Started by dongy5‎, 20th Dec 2017 05:29 pm
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  17. Angry Need quick help.. HELP HELP HELP

    This may be a simple fix, but I'm stuck. When I went to open an Autocad 2006 drawing this morning, an Autocad box came up on the bottom of my screen and the drawing did not open. When I hover my...

    Started by olecarman‎, 16th Dec 2017 02:22 pm
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  18. How can I import the cut/fill values from excel into AutoCad 2016 dwg

    Hi forum, I have got as far as obtaining cut/fill values in a column using excel, adjacent to their relevant point coordinates. Now I want to know how I can import the cut/fill value text from excel...

    Started by Bruceybee‎, 5th Dec 2017 03:36 pm
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  19. Plotter driver language in Chinese, not English

    Maybe this is not the right forum for this, but I'm hoping to get some help. I am running AutoCAD LT 2017 with an HP1050C plotter and my plotter language (in my plot configuration) has changed from...

    Started by ttownsend‎, 5th Dec 2017 02:41 pm
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  20. Question [How to] Import .xls text with X and Y coordinate into AutoCAD

    Hi there, im using AutoCAD 2017 and I have a problem. I used DATAEXTRACTION command to create an excel file X and Y coordinate of mtext. When finished edit .xls file, I want to import it into...

    Started by ngolynguyen‎, 24th Nov 2017 03:58 am
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    24th Nov 2017 09:27 am Go to last post
  21. Smile Command for repeating an image around a circle?

    Several weeks ago I was using a command in Autocad which meant when I had drawn a large circle, I could place (for example) a small circle within it and near the circumference and then input into CAD...

    Started by L-P‎, 23rd Nov 2017 02:08 pm
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  22. Autocad 2016 setting to metric and displaying meter in dimensions

    Hello I am beginner. I wanted to ask how can I display the dimension units? It only says 30 but I want it to say 30m. And by the way I think by default it is at inches and feet so how can I change...

    Started by ketanco‎, 16th Nov 2017 02:08 pm
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    17th Nov 2017 01:13 pm Go to last post
  23. Question Automatic Save Gets Turned Off

    Working in Acad 2015, I go into the TOOLS/OPTIONS/OPEN and SAVE and check the box for automatic save and set a time (10 minutes) click apply, then ok. All is well for several weeks maybe a month or...

    Started by Rewind‎, 24th Oct 2017 09:25 pm
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    15th Nov 2017 01:16 am Go to last post
  24. template files

    Are there any benefits to saving templates as dwt as oppose to dwg files ?

    Started by kippax‎, 9th Nov 2017 10:08 am
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  25. AutoCAD help for a Transport Planner!

    Hi I work in transport planning and want to teach myself how to use AutoCAD. Please can I get advice on where to start if I wish to learn AutoCAD for the purposes of highway design including...

    Started by LiteMayo‎, 1st Nov 2017 09:12 am
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    3rd Nov 2017 02:50 am Go to last post

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