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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: 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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  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. 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. Question [How to] Import .xls text with X and Y coordinate into AutoCAD

    Hi there, im using AutoCAD 2017 and I have a problem. I used DATAEXTRACTION command to create an excel file X and Y coordinate of mtext. When finished edit .xls file, I want to import it into...

    Started by ngolynguyen‎, 24th Nov 2017 03:58 am
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    24th Nov 2017 09:27 am Go to last post
  2. Zooming Using Mouse

    How to zoom in and out using middle scroll mouse in AutoCAD?

    Started by basty‎, 5th Jul 2014 09:42 am
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    17th Jul 2014 09:32 am Go to last post
  3. Zooming Extents...

    AutoCad LT2005 Right click -> Zoom Right click -> Extents zooms to the extents of the drawing on a page. I have a template that always zooms to the outside borders (unless i draw outside the...

    Started by meleader2‎, 28th Sep 2007 08:50 pm
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    1st Oct 2007 01:16 pm Go to last post
  4. zooming all viewports

    Is it possible in autocad to zoom and pan all viewports at the same time. I need it to keep objects alligned in all viewports along its center axes. If I change viewport scale in one, the...

    Started by boyo‎, 30th Nov 2008 07:30 pm
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    2nd Dec 2008 03:19 am Go to last post
  5. Zooming a small part / problem

    Hi friends , When i zoom a small part of the drawing i am not able to catch the center of that part , the cursor just moves away .Also i am not able to trim a small line in the drawing ,the...

    Started by manoj_407‎, 28th Feb 2009 04:50 am
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    28th Feb 2009 08:12 pm Go to last post
  6. Zooming

    Hi guys I usually do not need to start a drawing from scratch as Im always working on other peoples drawings. But I needed to put together a drawing for one of the engineers and am having a small...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 31st Aug 2009 08:57 am
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  7. Zoomed View Around Cursor

    Does anyone know of aan aplication that shows in a seperate window a zoomed view of the area around the cursor? I have been looking for this for years, ever since i saw it on someone elses screen.

    Started by KILLERBASS‎, 21st Jun 2007 06:06 am
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  8. zoom/set paper size

    I have questions. (Q1) When used Ms Word,powerpoint, Paper Size need set "A4,A3" to begin. But used autocad, I can't see Set Paper Size ? defualt is un-limited size? (Q2) Used...

    Started by rpool‎, 15th Nov 2009 04:22 am
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  9. Zoom-in limit

    Can someone tell me what I have set wrong . I am unable to zoom out on a drawing to infinity. My image stops shrinking at about 25% of the screen size and will go no further down. Thanks, gotchy

    Started by gotchy‎, 6th Feb 2010 12:33 am
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  10. Zoom, Extents

    I am currently using Autocad 2008, I remember that there was a way to enter zoom and extents together and that they would be executed. I am speaking of versions,of Autocad, like 10, 12 or 14. I...

    Started by cadmench‎, 27th Jun 2008 09:43 pm
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  11. Question Zoom | Extents Gives me Microdots

    Hi guys, I'm currently marking up some electrical items on a building plan. At present, when I enter the zoom | extents command, the entire drawing is represented as a microdot in the bottom...

    Started by bergermeister‎, 26th Aug 2010 09:20 pm
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  12. Zoom with mouse wheel.... Help!

    Hello everyone! Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to offer! :D I'm self-taught with AutoCAD (and learned most of what I know from this site), but I have a small problem. I'm...

    Started by Amber D‎, 6th Jul 2009 07:24 pm
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  13. Zoom with mouse wheel

    Hi all, I have seen some of my friends can do Pan realtime with the mouse wheel. But, in my computer whenever I scroll mouse wheel it functions as Zoom realtime. I know its a very silly...

    Started by ababy‎, 19th Feb 2008 02:45 pm
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  14. Zoom Using The Mouse Wheel

    I am sat here a frustrated man indeed!!!!!!!!! I have draw up a 3D solid model of some framework and for a number of days have had the model line up beautifully (as it was originally drawn) such...

    Started by Mk1_Oz‎, 21st Aug 2010 12:38 pm
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  15. Zoom to selected area?

    I have to make a bunch of PDFs of different apartments. They don't have to be the same scale, however my Viewport scale options are pretty standard, and when I scroll between them I don't have as...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 18th Feb 2014 01:50 pm
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  16. Zoom to scale

    Hi. I know when in the layout sheet I can go into model space and zoom in on the drawing to an exact scale but unsure how I do this. Can anyone help. Cheers.

    Started by IJ31‎, 30th Sep 2008 09:48 am
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  17. Zoom to Realsize in Modelspace.

    Hi, It might seem like an odd question but I was asked at work while modeling an intricate locking device to display a particular part of the assembly onscreen at its real life size to see if it was...

    Started by Raithneach‎, 6th Jun 2010 06:22 am
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  18. Zoom to mouse location

    I don't know what I did, but some how when I use the mouse wheel to zoom now, it only zooms in from the center of the screen, not where the mouse pointer is. Any ideas on how I did this and how...

    Started by npbsurfr‎, 15th Aug 2011 12:23 am
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    15th Aug 2011 02:31 am Go to last post
  19. Zoom to limits

    There are cases where i set the limits of my drawing, which are smaller than what ive drafted. when i want to do zoom extents i want it to be where ive set my limits, not object that surpass them....

    Started by therock005‎, 17th Mar 2018 01:55 pm
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  20. Zoom to extents in 2008

    I had the chance to play with AutoCAD 2008 in this week-end. I read the theory before so I was able to test the new things. But the old "zoom to extents" doesn’t work. I draw a 1x1 rectangle with a...

    Started by fuccaro‎, 14th May 2007 10:18 am
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  21. Zoom Problem Or What?

    Hi, I cant make a vertical line longer than 123.0000 units! Ok I know that I can click with left button and write down for example 200.0000! But then the problem is that I cant zoom in to see...

    Started by sentinel‎, 22nd Jan 2006 01:15 pm
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  22. 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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  23. zoom on cad

    Hello I have cad 2007 and have a problem with the zoom. When I use the scroll on my mouse the zoom does not work. It just alows the drawing to move up and down. How do I change it to allow my...

    Started by jgmdpk‎, 6th Aug 2008 08:42 am
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  24. Unhappy zoom not possible

    when i want to zoom,it only zooms upto certain level and says already zoomed as far as possible..what is wrong?plz help..

    Started by survivingpoison‎, 2nd Apr 2012 08:27 am
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  25. Zoom in/out and pan with mouse wheel

    The mouse wheel is not working for zoom in/out or pan at the school lab computers but works anywhere else. Is there a setting in AutoCAD (2006) or is it a computer hardware problem? Iris

    Started by Iris‎, 7th Feb 2006 08:28 pm
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    8th Feb 2006 10:35 am Go to last post

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