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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: 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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  3. 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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  1. PEDIT

    Hi all my first post :) Ok I have drawn a box with polylines at a width of 300mm. I want to extrude those lines by 50mm. First I have to join the lines with pedit right? Is this the way to do...

    Started by $ilver‎, 23rd Apr 2005 08:00 am
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    25th Apr 2005 06:14 pm Go to last post
  2. plan

    Hi every one i have just registered on this forum i am beginner in autocad, i want to ask can some one sand me any plan, just for practicing for me, something like 2D floor plan of house but whit...

    Started by -SLIM-‎, 26th Sep 2012 06:01 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    30th Sep 2012 06:53 pm Go to last post
  3. Curved Line

    He all Im very new to autocad and i am using 2013 student there is two things i need help with. 1) I have drawen a curved line for a Directional Drill Shot and need to create a points on it...

    Started by 02manchestera‎, 14th Dec 2012 11:14 am
    • Replies: 7
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    14th Dec 2012 12:33 pm Go to last post
  4. Area Calcs

    On 2000, what do I have to do in order to leave a mark behind after picking points when calculating the area? Thanks

    Started by 04 Z16‎, 4th Mar 2006 08:15 pm
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    5th Mar 2006 06:03 am Go to last post
  5. toolbar question

    i somehow lost the toolbar with the "copy to the clipboard" and "paste from the clipboard" icons.. does anyone know which tool bar i need to turn back on?

    Started by 084x4larry‎, 8th Nov 2012 09:13 pm
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    9th Nov 2012 01:30 am Go to last post
  6. Draw > Point > Measure from origin?

    Hello, I'm currently trying to use the draw > point > measure tool to create a set of points around a polyline but I can't seem to get them to start at a point that I want. When I try and create the...

    Started by 11223344554433‎, 17th Jul 2011 03:17 am
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    18th Jul 2011 05:39 am Go to last post
  7. Help me Pen assignments problem

    I have pen assignments CTB formats but one dwg. Not show CTB files only show STB files how to fix this problem please help me Only one dwg not show ctb pens

    Started by 121madhu‎, 7th Sep 2013 09:21 am
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    7th Sep 2013 11:40 am Go to last post
  8. Question Project starter

    Im a student and new to the site, I want to modify the suspension on my truck but since im new to designing I dont know where to start. I finished a semester so im not a total nob. Im looking for any...

    Started by 124 Maker‎, 19th Aug 2009 05:05 am
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    20th Aug 2009 10:57 am Go to last post
  9. how to know what unit of measurement I'm using?

    hello, im dawn, a newbie i have a question how could i know if i'm using meters, and not inches, feet or millimeters? and how to set autocad to use meters not inches, feet, nor millimeters. ...

    Started by 13tildawn‎, 27th Mar 2008 04:59 am
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    13th Sep 2013 03:18 am Go to last post
  10. Extracting xyz coordinates from 3d polylines

    Hi, I'm new to the forum so im sorry if this has been answered many times before. I want to extract xyz coordinates from 3d polylines using AutoCAd LT 2012 into excel, as i need the data in a...

    Started by 1ridgey‎, 12th Apr 2012 08:48 pm
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    13th Apr 2012 02:08 am Go to last post
  11. Search/Replace

    Question regarding search and replace: I have multiple pages with 100 individual #'s assigned to each. The numbers are displayed along left column when printed. Example of sequence is %40, %42,...

    Started by 200SX-R‎, 5th May 2009 08:55 pm
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    12th May 2009 04:30 pm Go to last post
  12. Dimension Lines Wont work!!

    I am a first time user of CAD and I really don't know what I am doing wrong :huh: - HELP!! I am using (or trying to use) CAD 2006 When I try to dimension something it appears as a horizontal line...

    Started by 205500845‎, 29th May 2006 07:44 pm
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    29th May 2006 10:28 pm Go to last post
  13. Wink Z Axis Movement on Gizmo Disabled

    I'm using 3D Max Design. I am unable to move an object on the Z axis of the gizmo. When I attempt to do so, a yellow line follows the path of my drag. I can move an object up and down only if I...

    Started by 2217‎, 5th Nov 2012 03:16 am
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    5th Nov 2012 03:13 pm Go to last post
  14. Fillet round edge?

    im using AutoCAD 2006 i need to fillet this round edge How? http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V0PBW6ZE

    Started by 2pac‎, 5th Dec 2005 01:53 pm
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    13th Dec 2005 12:43 pm Go to last post
  15. need help Importing .dwg into VIZ4

    I am having problems getting my 2004 cad drawings to import into VIZ4, anyone help with this? Do I need to change the extension file name? Also how can I open a VIZ4 drawing with VIZ5?

    Started by 2qblade‎, 28th Apr 2005 07:43 pm
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    10th May 2005 05:42 am Go to last post
  16. Dimensions on a isometric circle

    Currently using autoCAD 2009. The problem i am having is that i can't find a way to annotate the radius or circum of a isometric circle. Is there any to do this? thanks

    Started by 30144683‎, 4th May 2010 05:51 pm
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  17. Make Visible - Layout Preference Drop Down Box - Screenshot Attached

    I have learned how to adjust the layout of AutoCAD and how to save the settings via tutorial videos at lynda. The only thing i am missing is the drop down box to the left of the quick access tool...

    Started by 39 Cent Stamp‎, 23rd Dec 2010 12:27 am
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    23rd Dec 2010 01:41 am Go to last post
  18. Layer Appearance / View - Can i dock it like Adobe Fireworks?

    Today is the first time i have ever opened AutoCAD so forgive my ignorance. I am watching "AutoCAD Essentials Training" @ lynda. I skipped ahead to layers because i have a drawing that has many...

    Started by 39 Cent Stamp‎, 22nd Dec 2010 09:42 pm
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    23rd Dec 2010 01:46 am Go to last post
  19. Attach Text To A Line - How To?

    This is my first day with AutoCAD. I apologize for the google-able question. With Visio i am able to draw a line and easily attach text to it. I can't figure out (blindly stumble upon) how to do...

    Started by 39 Cent Stamp‎, 22nd Dec 2010 09:58 pm
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    23rd Dec 2010 12:28 am Go to last post
  20. Standard to metric

    Will AutoCAD convert standard to metric with the push of a button? Do you have to convert them manually? If the answer is yes which versions will?:(

    Started by 3DAWGPUPZ‎, 28th Mar 2012 08:12 pm
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    30th Mar 2012 02:27 pm Go to last post
  21. Student Version to License

    An employee in our office had a student version of AutoCAD on his laptop. We uninstalled the student version and bought and installed AutoCAD 2014 licensed version on the same machine. The problem is...

    Started by 3DAWGPUPZ‎, 10th Feb 2014 11:05 pm
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  22. How do I convert a 'dynamic' furniture block to standard object

    Once I have selected all my seating, dining and bed sizes and seat numbers dynamically from a block dropdown list, how do I convert them to standard drawing elements. When I go to export my...

    Started by 3dron‎, 29th May 2014 07:52 pm
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  23. from concept to 3d printing-- work flow

    Im pretty experienced in 2d mechanical dwg. Trying to learn 3d. It seems the process of moving a shape between an object type of surface/mesh/solid and vice versa is not very straight forward. So the...

    Started by 3drookie‎, 17th Oct 2015 01:30 pm
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  24. How do I add textures in auto cad 2006

    I can't work out how to add textures to my shapes in Autocad 2006. Can someone point me in the correct direction. I having trying the mapping tools thinking its what I need but getting nowhere....

    Started by 3dvdt‎, 4th Oct 2006 04:57 am
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    4th Oct 2006 03:45 pm Go to last post
  25. AutoCAD menu utilities loaded.; error: Automation Error. File system error

    I have a bunch of lisp in a folder on a network with an edited acaddoc.lsp in the> Support file search path Trusted Location in the files ACADs option. I've recently upgraded to 2015 and it...

    Started by 3dwannab‎, 4th Jun 2014 02:43 pm
    acaddoc.lsp, lisps, search path, system error
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    2nd Jul 2014 03:54 am Go to last post

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