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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. 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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  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. 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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  1. AutoCAD/FrameMaker PDF conflict

    I use Adobe FrameMaker to produce manuals that I convert into PDF files using Adobe Acrobat Distiller. I also use AutoCAD to produce engineering drawings which I "plot-to-file" to postscript...

    Started by Hanna‎, 24th Sep 2002 10:48 pm
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  2. editing blocks

    i am using version 2000i and i want to edit one block so that the changes i make will affect the copies of that block that have already been inserted into the drawing. please tell me this is possible...

    Started by lorenzo‎, 10th Oct 2002 01:58 pm
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  3. Hatch Scalling

    I am currently working on a large drawing which has been passed around the houses, some what. It has many layers , exploded blocks, unexplodeed blocks, xrefs.........all created by different people....

    Started by Dan‎, 14th Oct 2002 07:31 pm
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  4. Auto CAD 3d

    I just came upon this website and wanted to learn more about 3d CAD. Does anyone know any good websites with 3d tutorials. Thanks

    Started by Dennis‎, 16th Oct 2002 10:04 pm
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  5. I'm a new comer in CAD

    Can people here tell me some good CAD websites. Thanks

    Started by fishchips‎, 31st Oct 2002 03:03 am
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  6. CAD jobs

    I know that this is'nt a job board but after teaching myself a lot about CAD programs I am now looking into finding some paid work. I was wondering if anybody would help me out with the best way to...

    Started by Ash Mair‎, 2nd Nov 2002 08:43 pm
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  7. OLE Objects

    I am using AutoCAD Lt 2000, and am having difficulty in getting an jepg file to print out with out being all pixley. I have inserted OLE Object, inserted file, tryed printing out in as photograph,...

    Started by Dan‎, 30th Oct 2002 01:08 pm
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  8. HOWTO: Plot big drawing to HPDeskject printer?

    I'm a beginner. Very ignorant about ACAD. Have a drawing of an Aggravation board game to scale. Want to print it but have no plotter. Just have an HP DeskJet 882C capable of printing a normal...

    Started by ShaneS‎, 2nd Nov 2002 04:39 am
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  9. How do I get Linetypes to print?

    I am using AutoCAD 2002 LT and even though I have designated linetypes for certain lines, they don't show up when I go to print. What am I doing wrong?

    Started by J. Beck‎, 30th Oct 2002 02:34 am
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  10. autocad2002

    ok i am a newbie when it comes to all this, i grabed the copy of autocad from uni and i am trying to get it working i have installed and i want to be able to enter this boject i have made on paper...

    Started by mibberz‎, 23rd Oct 2002 07:30 am
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  11. Autocad 2002 text question

    How can I print my text as white on a black background? I already have the block in place for the background, but how can I make the text... ah, I can't even word it correctly. Basically, I have...

    Started by Cyclopean‎, 15th Nov 2002 04:38 pm
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  12. AutoCAD to Photoshop. Parsing????

    Whilst going through the AutoCAD to Photoshop turorial, I am coming across a major problem. When i plot to an EPS file and try to open in Photoshop it gives me a 'Could not open the document because...

    Started by Dan‎, 20th Nov 2002 12:23 pm
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  13. Deleting blocks and renaming blocks

    Cadtutor could you tell me how I can remove a block . I have recently started to work with autocad 2002 Lt . and made a few blocks of furniture in a floor plan . I created them in a new layer...

    Started by Laurence‎, 4th Dec 2002 09:40 am
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  14. how to draw in 3d

    Having got the nearly got the basics of 2D CAD I feel i now need to try my hand at 3D. I am currently drawing up a garden design and it would be great if i could draw the property in 3D. Which is my...

    Started by Dan‎, 6th Dec 2002 09:29 am
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  15. redefining blocks to clear up scale errors

    Cadtutor , with ref. to my post on deleting and renaming blocks ,Should I go back and redo all Blocks so that they are resident in th 0 layer ? Right now I'm getting different results and when I work...

    Started by Laurence‎, 9th Dec 2002 03:54 pm
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  16. Shift KEy and Filterring

    today i was working and while i was thinking about a line i was holding the shift key. apparently i held it for 8 seconds a little menu popped up about filterring. I accidently hit OK instead of...

    Started by gheeeber‎, 10th Dec 2002 01:25 am
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  17. change camera lens?

    evening all! just got back from Capri :) and have started drawing up an old staircase in Acad R14. my problem is how can i change the camera lens property in perspective view to accentuate the...

    Started by Pitkru‎, 6th Dec 2002 08:06 pm
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  18. grouping objects

    alright then as no one is going to answer my plot styles question what about this... is there a way of grouping objects together temporarily without turning them into a block?

    Started by lorenzo‎, 29th Oct 2002 06:14 pm
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  19. plot styles

    working on a drawing set up by a previous user, i am trying to change the plot style of a layer. My manual tells me to click the plot style associated with that layer in the layers properties...

    Started by lorenzo‎, 16th Oct 2002 01:38 pm
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  20. Grid Default

    Hi there. How would I go about changing the size of the grid in Autocad 2002? The Limmax default is set to 12,9. I would like to change the default so that the grid will cover the whole drawing area....

    Started by gone4coffee‎, 27th Dec 2002 04:11 pm
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  21. Working with paper space.

    I am teaching myself acad2k, and recently came across your excellent site. I followed the lesson in Basic 3D, and drew the table. Good fun. I then followed the link to Paper Space, which is where I...

    Started by Cadastrophic‎, 31st Dec 2002 02:26 am
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  22. HOW DO I DESIGN 3-D SCENERY??

    i design add-on planes for the Microsoft Flight Simulator, i sed FSDS or Flight Design Studio for this purpose but last september my computer died and i havent design a thing since.....i was...

    Started by Space Ace‎, 12th Jan 2003 01:35 am
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  23. Trying to achieve a 60" plot

    Thanks in advance for any help. We're looking to purchase a plotter, and we will be needing to produce some prints at least 60" wide. After looking at the prices of 60" plotters, we were a bit...

    Started by Cyclopean‎, 13th Jan 2003 06:18 pm
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    14th Jan 2003 07:02 am Go to last post
  24. Text as part of the cad drawing

    I design coins and want to insert text in the design as part of the drawing. This is distinct from dimensions or Titles etc. I use autoCAD 2002 LT. Is there a site where one can download readymade...

    Started by saker‎, 20th Jan 2003 06:03 pm
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  25. Learning Acad after Microstaion-- HELP

    Hi All I am trying to learn ACAD 2002 after using Microstation for 8 years.... its very frustrating...LOL Q1: Multilines. Is it possible to define each line within a multiline on its own...

    Started by Rass‎, 21st Jan 2003 07:01 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Jan 2003 11:54 pm Go to last post

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