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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. 40' high cube shipping container component

    Anybody come across one of these? I'm interested in shipping container architecture and would like to use a decent container component to start out. Thanks.

    Started by mrippard‎, 5th May 2009 04:41 am
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  2. AutoCAD 2017 status bar icons

    I have been lead to believe that the status bar icons cannot be displayed as text, is this true? I might add that if the can, I haven't been able to find out how.

    Started by Blurto‎, Today 03:17 am
    2017, bar, icons, status
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  3. Moved: A3 Title Template

    Started by ksc‎, 22nd Jan 2017 02:09 pm
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  4. Moved: Using the plot-to-file function in AC2000

    Started by Stanier‎, 20th Jan 2017 05:38 pm
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  5. Unhappy drawing recovery manager

    I accidentally removed drawings from drawing recovery manager thinking that I was just removing it from the list and not from my computer. Is there a way to get it back?

    Started by edsweld‎, 20th Jan 2017 01:31 pm
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  6. Moved: Export DWF/PDF

    Started by slugula‎, 19th Jan 2017 09:16 pm
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  7. Moved: Bending a 3d object.

    Started by tonykaos‎, 19th Jan 2017 05:46 pm
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  8. Moved: Better Boundry Creation tool ?

    Started by ChristopherM‎, 18th Jan 2017 01:30 pm
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  9. Moved: How to convert file types

    Started by alexdott‎, 18th Jan 2017 02:55 am
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  10. Moved: XYZ points -> to solid - > with image overlay

    Started by Cris-‎, 17th Jan 2017 08:56 pm
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  11. Moved: Adding jpg image to autocad

    Started by Thunderspeed‎, 17th Jan 2017 09:15 am
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  12. Moved: Most of the drawing not showing up when plotting

    Started by ThingsNStuff‎, 16th Jan 2017 12:20 pm
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  13. movies working files location??

    hello Every one, while i am watching learning videos; the presenter says at the beginning of the video "Working files for this movie can be found in the working files folder". i was unable to find...

    Started by shamsalddin‎, 11th Jan 2017 06:04 pm
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  14. FLATSHOT inserted block lineweights default to 0.00 mm, why?

    Say I build some geometry and run the FLATSHOT command. I tell the linetypes and colors to be "by layer," and insert the block into layer 0 which has a lineweight of "default" (0.25 mm, LWDEFAULT...

    Started by oftenly‎, 19th Dec 2016 07:01 pm
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  15. Best Textbooks for 2016/2017

    I'm looking for the best textbook (preferably a series) that will eventually move me into rendering in AutoCAD, Revit, and PhotoShop. I am an engineering student, and I'm surprised at how little...

    Started by DavidBrown1212‎, 10th Jan 2017 04:04 pm
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  16. So many lines appear on the AUTOCAD when it open and it disturbs drawing activit

    So many lines appear on the AUTOCAD when it open and it disturbs drawing activity .I am currently using AUTOCAD 2014:(.Plz tell me how to solve the problem. the screenshot is attached here

    Started by CHINCHU S NAIR‎, 7th Jan 2017 04:13 am
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  17. Autocad LT 2009 Issues

    Hi, I have been using Autocad LT 09 but only now and then so i'm no expert, we have switched over computers at work and since the software was reinstalled i have been having an issue with drawing...

    Started by marc226‎, 6th Jan 2017 05:06 pm
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  18. Angry missing status bar

    I'm missing the status bar at the bottom of my drawing, my friend was trying to find the gour command and has messed up my settings. I can't see ortho or snap and right clicking on the bar doesn't...

    Started by mercmattman‎, 25th Nov 2016 01:03 pm
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  19. Convert spline to polyline?

    Hi, i was wondering if its is possible to convert a spline into a polyline because obviously you can't pedit i don't want to draw over it as it doesn't create a true solid but mainly because it...

    Started by Interior‎, 17th Apr 2009 07:35 pm
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  20. basic help

    I have some basic questions. Send me a message if you're interested in helping an old dad out. lol

    Started by Dad‎, 14th Dec 2016 10:07 pm
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  21. leader graphic error

    I was given a drawing with older leaders and found some kind of error. the dot at the end of the leader wont move with the line (in model space). If I look at them from layout space they work as...

    Started by zaphod‎, 2nd Dec 2016 08:29 pm
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  22. Finally upgraded

    We finally upgraded to 2017. before that, I had 2012 on my main box, with 2014 available at another work station. Still trying get some of the bells and whistles the way I like them. I...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 1st Dec 2016 09:38 pm
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    2nd Dec 2016 12:33 am Go to last post
  23. Using the command erase

    Hello Why is it that when I use the command in (command "erase" (entlast)) it selects the entity but does not erase it (is still in mode select) and if I use (command "erase" (entlast) "") the...

    Started by symysgames‎, 25th Nov 2016 09:34 am
    command erase
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    30th Nov 2016 03:22 am Go to last post
  24. empty selection sets

    I often use selection sets in my programming but always encounter difficulties when they are empty. why is it so problematic? is it because of the nature of nil who is a atom and a list at the same...

    Started by symysgames‎, 29th Nov 2016 09:19 am
    selection set
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    29th Nov 2016 09:22 pm Go to last post
  25. Software recommendations needed

    Hi, I'm in need of recommendations of software to purchase to create plans/drawings for railroad crossings. Any help or suggestions to point me in the right direction would be much appreciated....

    Started by cc1‎, 27th Nov 2016 05:14 pm
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    29th Nov 2016 02:29 am Go to last post

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