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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. $audit-bad-layer

    This $AUDIT-BAD-LAYER shows up after I did an audit on an corrupted file. There are objects on this layer that I need to copy to another file. Is it save to copy and paste to another file from this...

    Started by salmonrose‎, 27th Nov 2009 07:31 pm
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  2. Unhappy $audit_bad_block_record1

    $AUDIT_BAD_BLOCK_RECORD1. how can i delete this error from drawing. n it can't purge. please help me thanks advance :D:D

    Started by mateen‎, 21st Nov 2010 12:05 pm
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  3. "Backlash"

    What is meant by "backlash" when it comes to gears?

    Started by michael256‎, 9th Apr 2010 06:40 pm
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    9th Apr 2010 06:54 pm Go to last post
  4. "bending" parts?

    Im currently trying to draw a layout for a simple angle iron part using the front, side, and angled view. Its a flat part made of sheetmetal and it will get 1 90* bend in it. My first question is...

    Started by guilty by design‎, 25th Apr 2011 08:53 pm
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    15th Dec 2011 07:45 pm Go to last post
  5. Unhappy "Check web for live enablers" does nothing

    I have the same problem as willwould at http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?7526-ACAD_PROXY_ENTITY : "Check web for live enablers" is enabled in Options > System, but it does nothing. ...

    Started by DrWho‎, 15th Feb 2011 11:03 pm
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    17th Feb 2011 10:35 pm Go to last post
  6. "Coordinate dimensions"

    In autocad 8, how could I get the XYZ coodinates of a point, on the drawing. With ID or list command it is possible to get the coordinates of a point, but they would not appear on the drawing the way...

    Started by Tesjay‎, 14th Feb 2012 02:54 pm
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  7. "drawing file is not valid"

    I lost a portion of a dwg. and downloaded a file from our backup service. When I try and open the file in Autocad, the messenger says "drawing file is not valid". any suggestions would be greatly...

    Started by MDP‎, 4th Jun 2009 07:55 pm
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    24th Nov 2011 11:48 am Go to last post
  8. "explode" (distance) parts - solids

    Hi, with word EXPLODE i don't meen the explode command. To brake appart part (block or solid). But i would like to "explode" all parts (blocks or solids) appart and move eatch of them some...

    Started by sloman‎, 2nd Dec 2007 11:18 pm
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    12th Mar 2013 06:45 pm Go to last post
  9. "Failed to apply styles on this element" error

    Hey guys, I'm pretty new to autocad and I was hoping that you all could hope me out. I've been working with autocad map 3d and I want to plot what I've created. the problem is that when I do, the...

    Started by randrews‎, 30th Jun 2010 06:09 pm
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    30th Jun 2010 08:24 pm Go to last post
  10. "Flattening" an isometric to 2D vector art ...

    I have seen drawings before that were isometrics of a 3D drawing, often shaded as "HIDDEN" .... but then they were somehow "flattened" to be a 2D drawing ... How does one do this? I was trying...

    Started by umop-3p!sdn‎, 24th May 2006 01:14 am
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    24th May 2006 01:25 am Go to last post
  11. "forced grid" in dxf format

    Hi everyone I used a vectorising program (vectormagic) and I get a dxf format file. Now I am trying to edit it with Autocad (2011) mas it seems to exist a kind of grid with predefined dots...

    Started by pedrosousa6829‎, 8th Jan 2014 12:04 am
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  12. "Freeze in current viewport" does not work...

    I cannot seem to get the "Frozen in current viewport" to work. I have the drawing in the model, I went to the layout1 page and added a viewport. I positioned the part of the drawing in the viewport...

    Started by bnsc‎, 17th Jun 2008 06:52 pm
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    17th Jun 2008 07:28 pm Go to last post
  13. Question "Getting Started" -tutorial for Autocad

    Hi All I´m struggling getting started with Autocad (2009), for me have been very difficult to start using essencial tecnics of basics architectural drawings. I downloaded Revit 2009 and its came...

    Started by Hiddink‎, 2nd Jun 2009 11:48 pm
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    3rd Jun 2009 12:30 am Go to last post
  14. "Grab hand" question (pan)

    Isn't there a key + mouse click combo to "temporarily" invoke the "grab hand" without clicking on it, so the view can be moved around without interupting the current command? (I used to know it,...

    Started by ArdenHTF‎, 5th Dec 2008 01:02 am
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  15. Question "Hover-over" Information Pop-up

    Hi, this is my first post here. I am in dire need of some help. My boss has asked me to figure out how to hover my cursor over top of an image created in AutoCAD, (ex. Door, machine, pipe, etc.) and...

    Started by Sam_CAD_Learner‎, 26th Mar 2010 05:38 pm
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    27th Mar 2010 04:03 am Go to last post
  16. "Invald" ! Block BLK_...

    What does this mean? How can I get rid of it? "Invalid"! Block BLK_CEMENT16STD references itself. I shut down AutoCAD 2006 and retried to insert BLK_CEMENT16STD, with no avail.

    Started by BIGMIKE09281946‎, 12th Jan 2009 03:18 am
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  17. "Lock" a DWG into 2-D?

    Hello- I keep needing to Flatten everything in my 2-D drawing (actually, since ExpressTools isn't installed, I have to manually change the Elevation to 0), but it seems there has to be a way to...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 30th Sep 2013 02:39 pm
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  18. "missing or incompatible line style"?

    Hello, I'm trying to print something using the 2005 version but get a message saying "style de trac manquant ou incompatible" which would roughly mean "line style missing or incompatible." What...

    Started by CLC‎, 28th Dec 2005 06:36 am
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  19. "mo-dyno"

    I know that when you first make a dynamic block, you can make it annotative. What if you forget? :? can you go back and make it annotative after it has already been created? :oops:

    Started by cadmench‎, 8th Jan 2008 08:39 pm
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  20. "more-than-one-weld"

    I have a weld symbol block, It may be one of 12 different welds ( fillet,bevel, etc.) Any one of the twelve may or may not have 2 additional symblos on it, that show it to be weld-all-around or field...

    Started by cadmench‎, 9th Jan 2008 08:54 pm
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    9th Jan 2008 11:12 pm Go to last post
  21. "Nearest" snap mode doesn't work in 3D

    I'm trying to snap to an arc I've drawn in 3D using the "nearest" mode. It absolutely won't snap to it, and I've found the reason to be that the arc passes through 3 dimensions. How do I solve...

    Started by Siberian‎, 19th Mar 2007 08:28 pm
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  22. "Needs reloading"

    I have xrefs in which the status indicate "Needs reloading." I reloaded all the xrefs, but the status still remains the same. What does that mean?

    Started by johnengineer‎, 3rd Jan 2008 07:17 pm
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  23. "Pre"-Plotting Error

    I was working in AutoCAD 2007 and it crashed (drawing was too big for my 512mb ram). I shut everything down, restarted the computer and opened up the same file AutoCAD again. Did a couple of changes...

    Started by fillalph‎, 18th Jun 2007 10:06 pm
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    19th Jun 2007 07:35 pm Go to last post
  24. "Quirk" in changing a polylines' length

    In the past, if I needed to increase a polyline's length I would grap a grip and give it a pull, watching the dynamic input (I think) box for the length that the polyline was changing to. One day, I...

    Started by eklektikus‎, 12th Nov 2010 11:52 pm
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  25. "Rotated" dimension doesn't edit

    My linear dimension properties have somehow changed into "rotated" dimensions...whatever those are. I can not change text height through the dimstyle or through individual dimension...

    Started by James Burke‎, 22nd Apr 2009 05:03 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    22nd Apr 2009 06:19 pm Go to last post

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