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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. Excellent free tools - Tiemsavers

    http://www.timesaversforcad.com/freestuff.htm Has some excellent free timesavers. Enjoy :lol: Nick

    Started by Mr T‎, 15th Feb 2003 06:54 pm
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  2. Which program is best for interior design?

    Hi i use 3D home decoration programmes for my job.But u cant define everything in those programs.Like center,radius of the arc or special sizes or types of windows etc.Maybe the one i...

    Started by umitbat‎, 2nd Oct 2003 08:44 am
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  3. Zoom Previous setting?

    I had to reload Windows recently, and after I set up ACAD2k (almost) the way it had been previously, I see an irritating problem I can't seem to get around. When I click on zoom previous, it only...

    Started by Cadastrophic‎, 12th Feb 2004 05:55 am
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  4. Aclyutil and Autocad 2005

    I am in the process of upgrading from 2000i to 2005 and am having problems with on of my commands. In 2000 there was an arx utility called aclyutil.arx which housed the pagein and pageout commands...

    Started by spilwayboy‎, 23rd Nov 2004 09:21 am
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  5. Instrument Specification question

    I have someone who has come to me asking if there is a way to create some scripting to give pulldown boxes when specifying instruments on P&ID drawings. Is this possible? If so is there a place where...

    Started by Linque‎, 14th Jan 2005 03:09 pm
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  6. Looking for "Maps" in AutoCAD VIZ 4

    Hello all I'm working my way through the basics of VIZ 4, and have reached a stop point trying to apply special effects to Renders. The workshop I am working from tells me to "Open the Material...

    Started by g-dub‎, 6th Mar 2005 06:53 pm
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  7. Standards

    Can anyone tell me if there is a standard line spacing for the Note section in the bottom left corner. I have looked thru the ASME and can't find anything? Thx Rick :unsure:

    Started by RickatSPM‎, 18th Mar 2005 05:54 pm
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  8. AutoCAD 2005 front-cen,top-cen,side-cen

    doing a tutorial, when i get to setting front-cen,top-cen,side-cen layers, only 2 have the centre colour, i zoomed all 3 viewports in paper space then went to model and created the 3 f,t,s,cen...

    Started by joiner‎, 19th Mar 2005 09:27 pm
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  9. Materials in AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop 2004

    I've just began to use AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop 2004 and I'm anxious to really start using it. But I'm really confused about one aspect: if I want to specify a certain material for a part, all I...

    Started by Alexe Emil‎, 23rd Apr 2005 09:21 pm
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  10. Add page to the package

    Hello Everybody. I'm newbie so really need your help. I'm working on a electronic package and it has 50 pages. From time to time I need to add one or two pagers in the middle of the package. If...

    Started by alanhuro‎, 4th May 2005 05:44 pm
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    i'M almost at the end of my C&G exam but im having trouble trying to describe an answer to the following questions. I have been asked to keep the answers brief and simple so if anyone can help i...

    Started by JO9187‎, 28th May 2005 03:02 pm
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  12. calculating an envelope

    I am solid modelling in Mechanical Desktop 3. Does anyone know a way to automatically calculate an envelope for the material of a solid and link it to the bom?

    Started by aaron‎, 15th Jul 2005 08:20 pm
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  13. Pick box / Crosshairs acad 2004

    Hi Folks, Not a huge issue, just a "huh?". I am using acad 2004; after reloading an xref pick box and crosshairs appear "under", or "behind" xref'd object. everything still works the same...

    Started by dviloria‎, 3rd Aug 2005 06:37 pm
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    Greetings. I have a major problem. For some reason, all of the text in attribute blocks in every drawing I open has shifted to the left. But, when I select the attribute and move it somewhere, the...

    Started by gollinsinc‎, 29th Aug 2005 08:01 pm
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  15. Building topology in Autodesk 2006

    I just upgraded to Autodesk Map 2006. I'm having problems creating polygon topologies. I can get to the point of creating closed polylines, but I can't get the links to my database to transfer to...

    Started by akgilmer‎, 1st Sep 2005 04:51 pm
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  16. Associating text/location and exporting/importing to excel

    First let me state that autocad is completely foreign to me, before today I've never spent more then five minutes with it... we all have to start somewhere, right? Well, I've been made to start here....

    Started by anonypuff‎, 8th Sep 2005 01:23 am
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  17. Printing multiple pages in AutoCad 2000

    I am a technology specialist at a high school. I know alot about computers, but NOTHING about AutoCad. We are having trouble printing multiple copies on a network printer. We have an HP Laserjet...

    Started by jerthebear‎, 8th Sep 2005 03:52 pm
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  18. shoulder lengths on leaders (autocad lt 2002)

    When using the leader command on autocad lt 2002 previously I could just type in the leader shoulder size I wanted, i.e if i typed in 2 it would give me a 2 mm shoulder. now when I type in a number,...

    Started by ALEX3020‎, 11th Oct 2005 12:44 pm
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  19. Los Angeles USFirst Robotics CAD class/mentor. Please help.

    Hello, I am a member of the Windward School robotics team. We are a USFirst robotics team based in Los Angeles. We need to draft parts for manufacture, however we are completely inexperienced as...

    Started by windwardrobotics‎, 3rd Nov 2005 11:23 pm
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  20. Help with Inventor/Mechanical Class?

    Hey, I rephrase my earlier question: Hello, I am a member of the Windward School robotics team. We are a USFirst robotics team based in Los Angeles. We need to draft parts for manufacture,...

    Started by windwardrobotics‎, 8th Nov 2005 10:58 pm
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  21. Converting into STL in Mechanical Desktop 6 Power Pack

    Hi All So my problem is as follows. When I try to convert an image into stl file an error occurs which says that the drawing must be in the positive octant of the coordinate system... How can I...

    Started by Ari‎, 12th Dec 2005 01:57 pm
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  22. plotting rendered works

    Hi all, like most of the people in this particular forum, I'm a beginner in Autocad. What are the procedures in PLOTTING a rendered work/image (with all those landscapes and materials, etc.)? I'm...

    Started by j2rev‎, 26th Jan 2006 11:31 pm
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  23. starting to render

    Hi , its me again. Is anyone kind enough to teach me how to get things started in plotting in 3D? I'm using Autocad 2004. Thanks! Any reply would be highly appreciated.

    Started by j2rev‎, 26th Jan 2006 11:33 pm
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  24. batch plotting

    Hello to all those who can assist.. I'm trying to batch plot using the BatchPlot utility (Architectural Desktop 3.3).. After saving a 'page setup' for a particlular drawing, and then calling up that...

    Started by synerjoy‎, 2nd Feb 2006 11:34 pm
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  25. Print Question

    v. Autocad Lite 2002. Summary: My company has a user trying to generate a graph with shaded boxes in it. The shaded/lined boxes designate that the specified space will be a future project. I do...

    Started by Immucor‎, 14th Feb 2006 05:34 pm
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