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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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    7th Jan 2016 06:11 am Go to last post
  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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    11th Feb 2009 10:20 pm Go to last post
  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. 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
  2. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    24th Nov 2015 04:20 pm Go to last post
  3. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    24th Nov 2015 02:49 pm Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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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    23rd Nov 2015 05:50 pm Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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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    18th Nov 2015 09:07 pm Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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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    18th Nov 2015 03:41 am Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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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    16th Nov 2015 12:43 am Go to last post
  13. trueview not working

    Hello I'm new to this website. Maybe someone can help me. I have received a file made in autocad 2015 (i think) I'm using 2007!!! Downloaded trueview 32 bit for windows XP but it's not able...

    Started by schwi‎, 12th Nov 2015 10:25 pm
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    14th Nov 2015 11:10 pm Go to last post
  14. Making a Multileader style

    I have been trying to develop a may to make dimensioning of taped holes easier. My thoughts are that I would like to make a multi leaders style with a mutli-line text attached, which I know how to...

    Started by Karl0325‎, 14th Nov 2015 05:58 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Nov 2015 11:08 pm Go to last post
  15. AutoCAD Architecture 2015 handbook free download

    you can download the handbook at samueladekunle.wordpress.com

    Started by Samuel Adekunle‎, 13th Nov 2015 01:17 pm
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    13th Nov 2015 01:17 pm Go to last post
  16. Question Text 2 Attribute

    Hi All, Is anybody having lisp programme to change text to attributes? Thanks, Srinivas Vinjamuri

    Started by Srinivas.Vinjamuri‎, 19th Oct 2008 11:50 am
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    12th Nov 2015 04:52 pm Go to last post
  17. CAD 2011 v's CAD 2016

    Hi, I use CAD 2011 on my PC but I need to purchase another licence for my laptop and the IT department have purchased CAD 2016. Will I be able to use my CAD 2011 maps on CAD 2016 without...

    Started by Frannym‎, 11th Nov 2015 04:36 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Nov 2015 02:35 pm Go to last post
  18. Can I change Mtext or Dtext into a Defined Attribute?

    Is there a simple way of doing this out there. Normally its easy enough to just retype, but sometimes, (eg with regards to the justification, height, style, location) its not so easy. Anyone help me...

    Started by magwea‎, 5th Feb 2009 04:20 pm
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    12th Nov 2015 12:53 pm Go to last post
  19. how to delete useless .dwg file when using .dwt

    Hello, I am very new to AutoDesk, but since it's my subject at university I can't learn some things on time and have to ask for help (even though I assume it's very basic question). So we started...

    Started by dunno790‎, 11th Nov 2015 06:52 am
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    11th Nov 2015 08:56 pm Go to last post
  20. Inserting .pdf into Autocad

    Hello, I've been inserting a .pdf into my one Autocad drawing and can't seem to figure out how to insert it and be able to adjust it's size. I insert the .pdf using Insert OLE Object but once I...

    Started by CLFresh‎, 22nd Oct 2010 02:53 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    11th Nov 2015 05:54 pm Go to last post
  21. Question Draw a Lot using Latitude and Longitude from Google Earth

    Hi. I'm a beginner in CAD, I'm going to ask how to draft a lot using the coordinates(latitude and longitude) from google earth. Example: Point A. Latitude: 11 Degree 18'2.22"N Longitude: 124...

    Started by Subiran‎, 10th Nov 2015 01:31 pm
    bearing, coordinates, google earth, lot
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    10th Nov 2015 05:21 pm Go to last post
  22. attch - xref

    Can someone please help me .... i am needing to send a dwg but whenever i send it the pdf underlay or tiff image i have attached doesn't go with it .. can anyone simplify/ explain the process for me...

    Started by buttonbutton‎, 9th Nov 2015 03:10 pm
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    9th Nov 2015 08:58 pm Go to last post
  23. Question calculating square footage.

    HI there, I am curious if it is possible to calculate the square footage of areas in a drawing. Like a button?! Instead of measuring the line with like that linear button or whatever is there an...

    Started by JessicaDeaken‎, 15th Oct 2007 10:54 pm
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    7th Nov 2015 05:24 pm Go to last post
  24. proxy graphics

    Next question!! What are proxy graphics and why cant I view them?!....trying to view a site layout drawing and half of it is missing, the person who sent me it uses draftsight rather than AutoCAD has...

    Started by Sid0201‎, 2nd Mar 2012 02:39 pm
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    6th Nov 2015 03:29 pm Go to last post
  25. Turning Circle

    Hi All, I need to create a turning circle radius but don't know where to begin. The biggest truck that frequents the loading bay is a 18Ton Class II vehicle (35’ Long, 7.7’ Wide, 12.7’...

    Started by Frannym‎, 30th Oct 2015 01:23 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    6th Nov 2015 03:27 pm Go to last post

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