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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. Moved: Tutorials for Beginners

    Started by stevsmith‎, 21st Oct 2008 12:55 pm
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  2. Moved: I can't seem to able to trim this area

    I click on the cut circle next to it and then click enter and when i click on the outside circle. Nothing happens, it just stays. I am trying to trim the outside and and around the arrow here's...

    Started by Dartz‎, 29th Jan 2013 01:37 pm
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  3. Moved: Please help me

    Here's my file I have worked, i am stuck on fillet: If someone can plz finish this, i have been working on it for hours and hours, its 4 am and am stuck on fillet ...

    Started by Dartz‎, 29th Jan 2013 01:37 pm
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  4. Moved: Objects Bleed through to front Objects

    Started by stevo99‎, 11th May 2008 10:22 pm
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  5. Moved: Promis-e software

    Started by Agenttinfoil‎, 30th Sep 2006 09:43 am
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  6. Moved: neophyte

    Started by jingsantos28‎, 8th Oct 2008 09:57 am
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  7. Moved: Autocad Arch...What's wrong with my doors and windows?

    Started by 97catintenn‎, 7th Oct 2013 12:15 am
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  8. Moved: HP Designjet 800PS configuration problems

    Started by cas0606‎, 30th Jul 2008 04:25 pm
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  9. Moved: Will this video card work?

    Started by vedzonius‎, 7th Apr 2010 12:53 pm
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  10. Moved: Setting Vport scale for drawings in meter

    Started by helpme‎, 8th Nov 2016 10:18 am
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  11. Moved: Text not appearing on drawings when printed

    Started by Frannym‎, 17th Apr 2014 10:53 am
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  12. Moved: Can't trim a line

    Dartz does not seem to be having a very good time of it all around.:ouch:

    Started by ReMark‎, 29th Jan 2013 01:38 pm
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  13. Moved: Opening Tool Closed..??

    Started by rash‎, 19th Jul 2008 02:03 am
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  14. Moved: how to select a massive polyline...

    Started by cat3appr‎, 24th Jul 2016 10:59 am
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  15. Moved: What is Object Snap mode of Nearest?

    What is nearest as object snap mode and where it will be useful to use it?

    Started by khoshravan‎, 3rd Oct 2016 01:35 pm
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  16. Resources to get started with residential drafting?

    I've been searching all over the internet, maybe I'm searching for the wrong thing, but I can't really find much information on getting started. Family friend has offered me a job to make 2D floor...

    Started by FirstTimeCAD‎, 9th Jul 2018 07:35 pm
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  17. osmode is always changing

    So I have my settings a certain way, and I havw a lisp routine that I am able to type a command to set them all back to a certain way. But for some reason when I am in a command it works and then...

    Started by dnovember99‎, 2nd Jul 2018 09:47 pm
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  18. Moved: Creating An Arc To Connect To Two Other Arcs Tangentially

    Hi all I am using Autocad Civils 3D. I have a series of points that represents an existing alignment. I have created (via arc of best fit) two arcs (shown in pink & green) that go through...

    Started by tomtomtom‎, 16th Aug 2013 01:13 pm
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  19. Moved: How to create a Style for lines, circles etc.?

    Started by rlcad‎, 22nd Jul 2016 09:11 pm
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  20. Wink Snapping circles together.

    A Silver Surfer, brand new to Autocad and only three lessons under my hat, so please forgive niave question: If I draw a couple of circles of different size, a little apart.... Lets say for...

    Started by BarryD‎, 28th Jun 2018 03:37 pm
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  21. Smile hi~ Properties window disappeared, help me.

    hi~ Properties window disappeared, help me. i'm using Autocad 2012 version. I used properties window Left anchored.

    Started by nest1291‎, 5th Jun 2018 10:18 am
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  22. External reference didn't show up after reload Autocad 2017

    I have a main drawing that Xref to other drawing, when i opened the main drawing, the message showed"one or more reference files could not be located or read. what do you want to do? so i clicked on...

    Started by Sengna‎, 15th May 2018 04:07 pm
    xref error
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  23. crosshairs snapping to a grid

    Please tell me how to eliminate my crosshairs from snapping to a grid that is not displayed. I am using AutoCAD 2000 if it matters. thank you, gotchy

    Started by gotchy‎, 29th May 2018 02:45 pm
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  24. New to Parametric settings question

    Hello everyone, I am new to the parametrics concept, I used to draw only 2d basic stuff. I have been asked to make a drawing from a PDF sketch as follows: " i need ALL plans as Parametric /...

    Started by maurize‎, 14th May 2018 10:59 pm
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    16th May 2018 05:39 am Go to last post
  25. Complete Beginner at 50! Retrain for a new career?

    Hi As the title states. I'm currently a Welder/Fabricator, bored and would love a total change. Autocad looks very interesting, very early days for my research and not sure what actual industry...

    Started by volante5767‎, 1st Jun 2018 11:37 am
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