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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. How is a mobile phone designed using AutoCAD?

    what are the steps to designing it on AutoCAD? Any help will be appreciated

    Started by Liu tree‎, 7th Dec 2015 07:28 am
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  2. Layout Viewport Struggles

    I need to have 4 different sides of my model in the layout. I created 4 viewports, but when I edit one of them, all of the models are being edited. I understand why this is happening, but I don't...

    Started by HREAM‎, 8th Dec 2015 04:22 pm
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  3. removing borders....

    Imageframe works for images (by setting to "0" or "1") Does anything do the same for inserted OLE objects ?

    Started by kippax‎, 3rd Dec 2015 04:36 pm
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    4th Dec 2015 10:19 am Go to last post
  4. Hole generating software

    I am looking to find a add-in software to use in Autocad for generating tapped holes, dowels, counterbores, clearance holes, etc. Anyone have a lead for me.

    Started by Karl0325‎, 3rd Dec 2015 10:19 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    4th Dec 2015 06:05 am Go to last post
  5. Open Dwg issue

    Not sure what has happened, but when I start autocad and try to open a dwg that is not listed in recently open drawings it prompts me for a path rather then opening a box. Same thing happens if I try...

    Started by njpls‎, 4th Dec 2015 03:16 am
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    4th Dec 2015 03:51 am Go to last post
  6. Everything Created on the 0 Layer

    Hello All, I received a file, where 90% of the objects have been placed on the zero layer. Is there a way where I can select specific objects, with out exploding, to place on another layer?...

    Started by Casio47‎, 3rd Dec 2015 04:55 pm
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  7. Unable to open new dwt templates

    When I try by right clicking on the Layout tab and navigating to the appropriate file the command line reads - "** File T:\Common\Drawing_Office\Templates-Drg_Sheets\A0_Vorlage_ENG.dwt was...

    Started by kippax‎, 2nd Dec 2015 04:30 pm
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    3rd Dec 2015 03:43 pm Go to last post
  8. How to import coordinates of the points of a geometry??

    Hi, I am new in this forum. I have a question: I want to import coordinates of the points(x,y) of a geometry(2D) in autocad. But i don't know! I am grateful that guide me about this case.

    Started by ali1234‎, 10th Oct 2015 07:37 pm
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  9. Dimension Style Manager

    Hello, I'm a student and I'm using Technical Drawing 101 with Autocad 2016 by Antonio Ramirez as the semester text. I am on chapter 5, Dimensioning, and am working on the "Matching" questions. There...

    Started by taksa02‎, 29th Nov 2015 08:34 pm
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    2nd Dec 2015 02:19 am Go to last post
  10. Copy an Object From One File to Another

    Hello, I have two .dwg files, one on each monitor. How can I copy one object in one file and paste it into the other? Is copy and paste the correct way to do this? And, will all the dimensions...

    Started by Casio47‎, 1st Dec 2015 07:40 pm
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    1st Dec 2015 08:13 pm Go to last post
  11. Block Editor Background

    Hello, How do I change the Background Color while in Block Editor (just the block editor background)? Currently the color is a light gray which makes it hard to see the drawing Thanks

    Started by Casio47‎, 1st Dec 2015 04:10 pm
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    1st Dec 2015 04:55 pm Go to last post
  12. How to delete invisible objects.

    Hello again. I need help with deleting objects, somehow i created really small nearly invisible objects which I can't see and I want to delete them. When I use middle mouse button to zoom I'm not...

    Started by dunno790‎, 28th Nov 2015 10:00 am
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    30th Nov 2015 03:03 pm Go to last post
  13. Multileader text, space bar issues

    Using 2013, my multileader text box seems to interpret the space bar as Enter. Hence I can't seem to enter more than 1 word at a time. However, if I use the multileader with the single word it edits...

    Started by Mogie‎, 16th Oct 2015 03:59 am
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    29th Nov 2015 07:39 pm Go to last post
  14. place a rectangle an exact distance from a line

    Hello All, I have a rectangle, and I wish to move the entire rectangle to be exactly 16'10" from a line (which represents a wall). The rectangle need not rotate, just move over and be positioned...

    Started by Casio47‎, 24th Nov 2015 04:20 pm
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    24th Nov 2015 05:39 pm Go to last post
  15. How can i remove name file "Semnalizare" from this attribute value?

    I use Dynamic Block and insert attribute field for value - placeholder - name. here is a print screen - http://joxi.ru/l2ZYpRXU88VExm If i attache the file from a reference in another file, this...

    Started by Alexandru‎, 24th Nov 2015 11:13 am
    attribute, autocad field, dynamic block, named object, placeholder
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    24th Nov 2015 04:20 pm Go to last post
  16. Unable to edit BubbleDef Blocks in AutoCAD 200B

    I recently brought a Xref into a drawing that has a column grid and BubbleDef block that indicate the column numbers. Suddenly, I am unable to edit the BubbleDef's. When I try to bring in an editable...

    Started by RanDeLuna‎, 20th Nov 2015 12:43 am
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    24th Nov 2015 02:49 pm Go to last post
  17. How do I display RL (Reduced Level) of points in autoCAD ?

    lets say I have a drawing of tower and I need to display levels at different heights, say, one at base and then at 1.5 meters above and then at 3 meters .. RLs of these points is 272.5, 274, 277 etc....

    Started by MrD33P‎, 21st Nov 2015 08:01 am
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    24th Nov 2015 03:18 am Go to last post
  18. 2D models, do they exist?

    Is there such a thing as 2D model? I can't seem to find a setting that restricts you to 2D.

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 23rd Nov 2015 02:29 pm
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  19. Slow CAD file, but fine after starting selection tool

    Unable to move, zoom, or do mush of anything. However when I start the selection tool, it works fine. The file is unworkable. I'm suspecting it has something to do with the text. There is...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 18th Nov 2015 12:24 pm
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    20th Nov 2015 02:11 pm Go to last post
  20. Help with set up 2015

    Been away from autocad for a number of years (2002). Now I'm using 2015. Can some one please tell me where options are that used to be in Tools drop down menu. Also how to find the classic tool...

    Started by off the rock‎, 8th Nov 2015 08:32 pm
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  21. Drawing Name Attribute

    I recently cam across a block that had an attribute that showed the current drawing name, and if the drawing file name was changed the attribute value changed to match. Can someone tell me how...

    Started by AQucsaiJr‎, 21st Jul 2011 08:17 pm
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    18th Nov 2015 04:48 pm Go to last post
  22. When you have lots of Drawings open

    Can someone tell me how to sort out the "Windows" task pane when you have say 10 different drawings open, they are named: E01, E02, M01, M02, H01, H02. I want it to show the drawings in order such...

    Started by Elly26‎, 12th Nov 2015 10:54 pm
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  23. advice on autocad for beginner

    hi. I am new hear and have never used AutoCAD. I would like some advice if possible on where to start etc. I am looking at doing an AutoCAD 2013 course online for £250. would this be a...

    Started by eagle70001‎, 9th Nov 2015 09:22 pm
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    18th Nov 2015 02:23 am Go to last post
  24. Exploded TEXT moving at a different location?

    Hi guys, can someone help me figure out why after I explode my text, it changes size and moves away from where I had it placed? It also gets a lot bigger after I explode it and I have to scale...

    Started by amcutem‎, 11th Nov 2015 01:15 am
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    16th Nov 2015 11:09 pm Go to last post
  25. Autocad requirements

    What's up folks! I am new arround the forums and i would like some help. In school i will star using autocad and 3ds Max and i'd like to know if my pc can run the program smothly. Here are my...

    Started by Bacon‎, 15th Nov 2015 02:15 pm
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