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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

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  5. Moved: Autodesk inventor problem

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  6. Moved: Promis-e software

    Started by Agenttinfoil‎, 30th Sep 2006 09:43 am
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  7. Smile X-Ref - Using a Xref that has numerous paper space tabs assigned to it

    Hi Everyone, My first question after joining CADtutor. I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on my query. I've started a new job (Civils CAD) and followed the company CAD...

    Started by Civils-CAD‎, Today 09:11 pm
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  8. Moved: neophyte

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  9. Moved: Autocad Arch...What's wrong with my doors and windows?

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

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  11. Moved: Will this video card work?

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

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  13. Moved: Text not appearing on drawings when printed

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  14. 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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  15. Moved: Opening Tool Closed..??

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  16. Moved: how to select a massive polyline...

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  17. 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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  18. Cannot see Model drawing in Layout

    Hello, as a raw newbie, I have made a 100 x 200mm rectangle on my Model tab, and on the Layout tab, have prepared an A4 sheet, with border and Vport and Title block. However, the drawing does not...

    Started by PJ01‎, 4th Oct 2017 11:37 pm
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  19. 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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  20. Problem printing PDF version of CAD 2011 problem

    Hi All, Usually when I print the PDF version of a cad plan it attaches itself to an email. I highlight the area I want to print, select PDF creator, preview and then click OK. Usually at the...

    Started by Franny‎, 12th Oct 2017 08:49 am
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  21. Another dumb question

    Trying to show that a pipe is longer than how I have drawn it (trying to save paper space). Is the break line I've used sufficient or does it immediately tell the reader that I'm a rookie? Mot that I...

    Started by neondeon298‎, 17th Oct 2017 11:19 pm
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  22. Moved: How to create a Style for lines, circles etc.?

    Started by rlcad‎, 22nd Jul 2016 09:11 pm
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  23. Michael

    Use his tutorials and stuff. Learn something new daily usually. I would love more smiles. Happy in autocad 2d World.

    Started by bjenk8100‎, 30th Sep 2017 04:34 am
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  24. Layer names

    I have been reading an architectural AutoCAD book, and it names Layers and line thicknesses as follows: Outline 0.35mm Dim 0.25mm Construction - nothing shown for thickness Hidden ...

    Started by PJ01‎, 5th Oct 2017 12:58 am
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  25. Array problem

    Hi All, trying to draw something using path array. I've attached part of the drawing. I want the objects to have a 2mm space between them. any how or info on how to do this would be...

    Started by darren_82‎, 14th Oct 2017 04:38 am
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