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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. Please could somebody advise on adjusting the axis

    I have a large number of drawing and they all appear in model space as the image below. Is there a setting change I could make to adjust the axis and drawing simultaneously in order that that they...

    Started by kippax‎, 22nd Jun 2018 01:51 pm
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    23rd Jun 2018 04:43 am Go to last post
  2. Moved: How do I make grids on walls go away

    Started by sarahwestcott‎, 17th Jun 2018 08:31 pm
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  3. Looking for feedback.

    Hi. My name is Szymon T. Few days ago I started my adventure with Auto Cad. I am looking to craft small granite/stainless steel jewellery box. I have drawn my first drawing and wanted to...

    Started by SzymonT‎, 11th Jun 2018 04:41 am
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    11th Jun 2018 05:21 pm Go to last post
  4. Learning autocad online or course?

    Hi all! I have graduated from university in civil and infrastructure engineering. I used autocad 2D at university but was very basic, only used the software a hand full of time over a 3 year...

    Started by Arun23‎, 4th Jun 2018 07:08 pm
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    5th Jun 2018 06:36 pm Go to last post
  5. Smile hi~ Properties window disappeared, help me.

    hi~ Properties window disappeared, help me. i'm using Autocad 2012 version. I used properties window Left anchored.

    Started by nest1291‎, 5th Jun 2018 10:18 am
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    5th Jun 2018 02:07 pm Go to last post
  6. Complete Beginner at 50! Retrain for a new career?

    Hi As the title states. I'm currently a Welder/Fabricator, bored and would love a total change. Autocad looks very interesting, very early days for my research and not sure what actual industry...

    Started by volante5767‎, 1st Jun 2018 11:37 am
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    4th Jun 2018 01:02 pm Go to last post
  7. Error when saving model

    I am encountering a problem every time autocad saves a specific drawing file. The problem occurs only after I make a union between two solids. Error message displays: Internal error...

    Started by zoeper‎, 12th Aug 2006 09:48 am
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    30th May 2018 08:02 pm Go to last post
  8. crosshairs snapping to a grid

    Please tell me how to eliminate my crosshairs from snapping to a grid that is not displayed. I am using AutoCAD 2000 if it matters. thank you, gotchy

    Started by gotchy‎, 29th May 2018 02:45 pm
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    30th May 2018 04:21 am Go to last post
  9. New to Parametric settings question

    Hello everyone, I am new to the parametrics concept, I used to draw only 2d basic stuff. I have been asked to make a drawing from a PDF sketch as follows: " i need ALL plans as Parametric /...

    Started by maurize‎, 14th May 2018 10:59 pm
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    16th May 2018 05:39 am Go to last post
  10. External reference didn't show up after reload Autocad 2017

    I have a main drawing that Xref to other drawing, when i opened the main drawing, the message showed"one or more reference files could not be located or read. what do you want to do? so i clicked on...

    Started by Sengna‎, 15th May 2018 04:07 pm
    xref error
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    15th May 2018 04:29 pm Go to last post
  11. Distance/Measuring Help

    Hello, I've decided to start working a little with AutoCAD to make a bracket that I need cut out. The bracket will have 4 bolt holes that are 6.7mm in diameter each. I am having trouble getting my...

    Started by ICS Vortex‎, 1st May 2018 02:25 am
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  12. Question Join objects to reduce size in 2d dwg file?

    I am a complete newbie with cad. I have received 2d dwg of a factory floor that i will use as a background drawing in another program. The problem is that the dwg is very big/heavy and therefor my...

    Started by Mr newbie‎, 17th Apr 2018 05:32 pm
    dwg, huge, size
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    9th May 2018 11:27 am Go to last post
  13. Classic Workspace and Command in AutoCAD 2017?

    How do I find the classic workspace in ACAD 2017? The command field in my ACAD2017 is dissappear. How to show it? Thank you

    Started by basty‎, 24th Apr 2018 07:25 pm
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  14. Trouble Switching from Paperspace to Modelspace in Action Recorder Macro

    Hi everyone, I'm new to using macros/lisps in AutoCAD, though I do have a small programming background in some other programs. To give you some background on what I'm trying to do: I have a big...

    Started by bkirtland‎, 24th Apr 2018 04:05 pm
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    25th Apr 2018 03:05 am Go to last post
  15. Newbie questions

    Here I have attached a dwg of plot im working on. I finally want to figure out and understand a couple of things. 1. How do I set that everything.. EVERYTHING is in mm ? Currently the dwgunits...

    Started by rihiz‎, 8th Apr 2018 04:02 pm
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  16. Extend and change its color.

    I need to extend a lot of line and keep track of them. So i need to change color of my extended lines. Is there any way or lisp that can extend and change lines color with 1 command ?? Thank...

    Started by z_i_nayon‎, 3rd Apr 2018 08:03 am
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    3rd Apr 2018 02:27 pm Go to last post
  17. isometric fillet

    i did search and find several questions about isometric fillets, but none of the suggestions have helped me in my particular drawing. i hope i've done the attachment properly. what i am trying...

    Started by KasbeKZ‎, 25th Apr 2009 08:09 pm
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    26th Mar 2018 05:13 pm Go to last post
  18. 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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  19. Importing PDF files into Cad

    Recently I have been importing the pdfs we get from clients and attaching them as an image into autocad, and then having to go through the trouble of tracing out each line. I am curious if there...

    Started by CadYouDigIt‎, 24th May 2017 01:15 pm
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    23rd Mar 2018 09:30 am Go to last post
  20. Create a Polygon by "Merging" 2 layers together while maintaining their properties.

    Hello I need to create a polygon using 2 different layers. Let's say that I have 2 layers( magenta and cyan). Now I want to create a polygon using these two layers while still keeping their...

    Started by ducky29‎, 17th Mar 2018 11:05 am
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  21. Zoom to limits

    There are cases where i set the limits of my drawing, which are smaller than what ive drafted. when i want to do zoom extents i want it to be where ive set my limits, not object that surpass them....

    Started by therock005‎, 17th Mar 2018 01:55 pm
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  22. How to get this file cut ready (What am i missing)

    Hi all. am using AutoCAD 07. (A dinosaur i now) along with solid-works. For some reason i cant get the file to extrude in solid-works as it says end point is wrongly shared by multiple entities,...

    Started by paddynel0‎, 11th Mar 2018 10:33 pm
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  23. how can I get rid of ribbon

    How can I get rid of the ribbon and have the CLASSIC TOOLBAR???? 2018 LT

    Started by peterg‎, 26th Feb 2018 01:12 pm
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  24. steel shapes

    I have a lisp that generates steel shapes. I am having trouble using it on autocad 2012. Can anyone tell me the way to put the program in autocad 2012. Also one of the forums told another user that...

    Started by onkelbob‎, 29th Jan 2012 08:05 pm
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  25. 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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    6th Mar 2018 12:27 am Go to last post

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