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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: Issue with DIMLINE Style when in diffrent 3D shading modes

    Started by nowikovs12‎, 16th Mar 2018 12:50 pm
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  12. Moved: Text not appearing on drawings when printed

    Started by Frannym‎, 17th Apr 2014 10:53 am
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  13. 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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  14. Moved: Opening Tool Closed..??

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

    Started by cat3appr‎, 24th Jul 2016 10:59 am
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  16. 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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  17. Create a Polygon by "Merging" 2 layers together while maintaining their properties.

    Hello I need to create a polygon using 2 different layers. Let's say that I have 2 layers( magenta and cyan). Now I want to create a polygon using these two layers while still keeping their...

    Started by ducky29‎, 17th Mar 2018 11:05 am
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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. 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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  21. How to get this file cut ready (What am i missing)

    Hi all. am using AutoCAD 07. (A dinosaur i now) along with solid-works. For some reason i cant get the file to extrude in solid-works as it says end point is wrongly shared by multiple entities,...

    Started by paddynel0‎, 11th Mar 2018 10:33 pm
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  22. How do you make everything inside a viewport transparent?

    I want to mark some dimensions etc. in the layout panel directly on top of the viewport but i also want them to stand out. However, I only want them to be transparent in 1 layout. Currently, I...

    Started by neuri‎, 4th Mar 2018 09:10 am
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  23. Unable to read instructions on command line.

    How do I correct the GUI on my AutoCAD program? The instructions are hidden below the task bar on the command line. Thank you, Gotchy

    Started by gotchy‎, 22nd Feb 2018 12:28 pm
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  24. ASME B31.3 and EN 13480

    Hey Has anybody experience with both standard ASME B31.3 and EN13480 for the stress analysis? Can anybody share major differences between ASME B31.3 and EN 13480 in terms of piping stress...

    Started by Ioana Nicoleta‎, 23rd Jan 2018 09:46 pm
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  25. how can I get rid of ribbon

    How can I get rid of the ribbon and have the CLASSIC TOOLBAR???? 2018 LT

    Started by peterg‎, 26th Feb 2018 01:12 pm
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