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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: 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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  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. 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. Hello everyone im new!

    Just thought i would say HI to everyone, just found this forum and it looks very friendly and helpful. Im looking into starting a career using AutoCAD or a similar programme. At the moment the...

    Started by _Phil‎, 10th Mar 2004 11:10 pm
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    15th Mar 2004 04:51 pm Go to last post
  2. Importing a .dwg into another .dwg

    Evening guys, How do I import one .dwg into another .dwg? I've been copying and pasting them but I think there is an easier way. Thanks.

    Started by _GerG_‎, 20th Apr 2009 04:52 am
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    20th Apr 2009 10:37 am Go to last post
  3. Create sample dwg

    Hi all I am quite new to cad and need to create a sample dwg from my master drawing to send off. Can someone please advise me on how to do this? Thank you in advance for any help!!

    Started by _banjo‎, 16th Aug 2013 06:25 pm
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    19th Aug 2013 11:11 am Go to last post
  4. Plotting tiff

    Hi all, I have a problem regarding plotting high quality tiff files from cad. I need to plot a high quality tiff file (300dpi) from my drawing, but I have no understanding of how I could go about...

    Started by _banjo‎, 19th Aug 2013 09:02 am
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    27th Aug 2013 01:42 am Go to last post
  5. Perpendicular Snap

    When snapping a line onto a another line using the perpendicular snap tool, I am not getting a 90 degree snap, more like mid 80s? Am i doing something wrong? Help please Thanks

    Started by \\shorty//‎, 18th Feb 2010 12:08 pm
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    18th Feb 2010 01:24 pm Go to last post
  6. Linetype creation

    Tell me if im pushing my luck, but is it possible to create a linetype that will have a centred arrow (basically showing direction of flow) and also text above the line. I am in the process of...

    Started by \\shorty//‎, 5th Mar 2010 03:13 pm
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    23rd Mar 2010 05:16 pm Go to last post
  7. polyline differing on two drawings

    on a sewer network drawing i use a single poly line with a thicker starting segment to represent an arrow as direction of flow. i am provided with a plan at the start to which i draw on the network....

    Started by \\shorty//‎, 26th Mar 2010 03:44 pm
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  8. hatch(back)

    Hi! I received a dwg file with full of hatch objects. I've got only the hatch layer without any line, polyline or anything usable thing. :cry: Are there any chance to get back the...

    Started by [HUN]thynky‎, 8th Apr 2005 11:01 pm
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    9th Apr 2005 01:31 am Go to last post
  9. DWF Split

    I have some DWF file. and each one contains more then 10 drawing . I need to split them as separate file. How can i do that easily?? -- Thank you.

    Started by z_i_nayon‎, 24th Dec 2014 12:13 pm
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    24th Dec 2014 03:07 pm Go to last post
  10. Need help with selection.

    I am using autocad 15 (student) In before when i select some object and make copy or move command my selected object remain selected but suddenly that changed. now if i select something before...

    Started by z_i_nayon‎, 3rd Apr 2015 11:06 am
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    8th Apr 2015 04:11 pm Go to last post
  11. 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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  12. How to change 2009's layout to a "classical layout"?

    Where is the button to click to change 2009's layout to a "classical layout"?:oops:

    Started by Zzap‎, 2nd Apr 2011 12:02 am
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  13. Viewport / Annotative Scaling Help

    I have an assignment I'm working on in AutoCAD 2009 and I missed the day we went over this I suppose. The assignment appears as though there are two viewports. One at 1:20 scale, and the other at...

    Started by zynamon‎, 8th Jun 2010 09:18 pm
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  14. autocad blocks attributes

    Hi There, I currently have pre made blocks that I insert into drawings on a regular basis. These blocks have anywhere between 1-40 attributes to them which I can happily go through and fill in at...

    Started by Zygan‎, 8th Feb 2013 03:41 am
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    8th Feb 2013 06:55 am Go to last post
  15. Files extensions

    Hi all !!! I am new with autocad. I have been saving all the files as a .dwg. Maybe i will get a junior draughtsman position but i need to know all the information about extensions such as .dws,...

    Started by Zybyyy‎, 24th Jun 2009 06:26 pm
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    24th Jun 2009 06:55 pm Go to last post
  16. setup

    Hi !!! I got a DWG file from my friend and he asked me to make a new one with the same setups (lines, text etc.) But in my drawing when i draw a dashed line the spaces between them are different...

    Started by Zybyyy‎, 4th Jul 2009 11:50 pm
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    6th Jul 2009 10:58 am Go to last post
  17. adding text to autocad drawings

    i don't know how to add text to autocad drawings. i'm using autocad 2007

    Started by zungurat1‎, 2nd Oct 2012 03:35 pm
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  18. Problem with images

    When I insert small image into my 2D dwg and when I print the drawing onto paper the edges of the photograph are visible and they of course look like some additional lines. Is there a way to print a...

    Started by Zox‎, 8th Sep 2007 05:58 pm
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    10th Sep 2007 05:23 pm Go to last post
  19. How to add new texture in 2012 for 2D drawing?

    Now when I have newer version I can't figure out how to add new textures to autocad for 2D drawing. All tuts and tips I can find on net are for for new materials in 3D so can someone help? Also how...

    Started by Zox‎, 13th Oct 2011 11:43 am
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    13th Oct 2011 01:41 pm Go to last post
  20. Unhappy Understanding Scaling

    Dear Forum, I'm new to using ACAD so please excuse me if my question seems to be simple. I would appreciate if someone can explain to me the following excerpt that I got from one of the ebook...

    Started by zoundwave07‎, 27th Oct 2016 11:03 am
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  21. Dimensions with decimals

    Hello to all! I'm wondering if it is possible to create a dimension style with decimals above main dimension number. So not to use 515.5 or 515,5 but to have 515^5 It could be useful if it is...

    Started by zoran_gr‎, 7th Sep 2015 01:07 pm
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  22. reselecting objects or lines macro?

    when i am trying to use a function like mirror or offset..etc i will select the lines or objects then i will make a mistake such as selecting the wrong base point or such. i then press esc to end...

    Started by zoowers‎, 12th May 2011 01:56 pm
    macro, macros, select, tools
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  23. Peparuka

    Hey guys got another problem.... I was told to get a program called Pepakura for unfolding 3D models. I have created to basic model in ACAD and saved it a a .DXF file. However when i try to...

    Started by Zoobz‎, 11th May 2010 08:28 am
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    15th Jan 2015 01:33 pm Go to last post
  24. Aerodynamics

    Hey guys, I was just wondering if there is any way of checking the aerodynamics (i.e. Drag) of a shape in autocad 2008. Or is there a another software program that I can import my autocad drawing...

    Started by Zoobz‎, 7th Oct 2010 12:28 pm
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    7th Oct 2010 01:17 pm Go to last post
  25. Selecting grips through 3d Objects?

    Hello. I'm new to AutoCAD and I'm following the AutoCAD 2011 no experience required book. I'm on the last chapter, where I'm introduced to 3D. When I'm working on a view, and there's a...

    Started by Zolid‎, 30th Nov 2010 07:42 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    30th Nov 2010 09:40 pm Go to last post

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