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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. Question Help 3D visualization

    how can I draw this drawing.It looks 3D but is made 2D?? Help post image online upload img

    Started by milas_7777‎, 13th Jan 2016 04:28 pm
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    17th Jan 2016 12:59 pm Go to last post
  2. Smile Set Limits to suit A3

    Hi All, I am currently doing a course and the first task requires me to 'set limits to suit A3 paper sizes'. I dont work with limits in my current job and so i am a bit stuck as to how to set...

    Started by CADsince07‎, 26th Jan 2009 01:01 pm
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    17th Jan 2016 04:57 am Go to last post
  3. Lineweight point.

    Is there a system variable that controls properties - lineweight points. On my printouts points to a default width. I use AutoCAD 2014.

    Started by Kowal‎, 15th Jan 2016 12:21 pm
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    15th Jan 2016 03:59 pm Go to last post
  4. Masonry, Tile, and Slab Details

    Does anyone know of a good resources to download free masonry, tile, and slab details?

    Started by Burner‎, 14th Jan 2016 04:36 pm
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    15th Jan 2016 02:57 pm Go to last post
  5. Adding Annotative Block in the Design Center using Autodesk Seek

    I currently have the default blocks that come with AutoCAD. I would like to use Autodesk Seek to download and add more annotative blocks to my design center. When I search annotation in the at...

    Started by Burner‎, 13th Jan 2016 06:39 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Jan 2016 05:06 pm Go to last post
  6. Unhappy 3D Modeling

    I need help to make this drawing to something (solid?) that would give me volume of that object and than to conect that object to other objects like that. Im tired and frustrated cause of youtube...

    Started by nasoox‎, 21st Dec 2015 02:56 pm
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  7. Creating Installation Drawings

    Hi, I was asked to create an installation/assembly drawing of a gear motor that will be installed on the side of a machine. I have some few references like the machine manual. I'm planning to...

    Started by indigo‎, 7th Jan 2016 03:17 am
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    11th Jan 2016 01:26 pm Go to last post
  8. How to Print-to-file using plotter driver HP7475A with Arc Absolute disabled.

    Hi - Using AutoCad2000 I wish to be able to plot-to-file a basic drawing structure with HP7475A as my selected plotter driver but with Arc Absolute (AA) disabled in order that the data can be saved...

    Started by Stanier‎, 7th Jan 2016 08:27 pm
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    9th Jan 2016 10:50 am Go to last post
  9. Unhappy Dynamic Block Move attribute based on visibility

    Be gentle as I am a newbie!!! Your help will always be appreciated. I want to create a dynamic block that has two attributes. The attributes are a pair. So if one moves, the other moves too. They...

    Started by Hobblenobble‎, 7th Jan 2016 10:28 pm
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    8th Jan 2016 08:20 pm Go to last post
  10. How do I get the footing (wall) to show up?

    Hi, I just draw a couple of walls. They are all standard walls as shown here http://prntscr.com/9n9xwc . Now, since it is standard wall style I would like to change it to a concrete wall style, and...

    Started by miroslav_s‎, 7th Jan 2016 09:39 pm
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    8th Jan 2016 11:21 am Go to last post
  11. Help With Filleting

    I am trying to teach myself AutoCAD via books/YouTube but I am stuck in one of the areas. Having selected the command and picked/inserted radius I get a green cross at the angle/junction and cannot...

    Started by hlshp‎, 6th Jan 2016 02:55 pm
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  12. Show all lengths and angles on print out

    Hello, So I am rather new to AutoCad, and have received a drawing from a client. I want to print the drawing out and have all lengths and angles shown on print out. The model currently doesn't...

    Started by MrMule‎, 6th Jan 2016 11:25 am
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    6th Jan 2016 02:28 pm Go to last post
  13. Rename a Block

    Hello All... I found my block in the Design Center, How do I rename it? And, how do I delete blocks that I dont want in the Design Center? Thanks for the help

    Started by Casio47‎, 5th Jan 2016 08:19 pm
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    6th Jan 2016 02:14 am Go to last post
  14. Millwork Draftsman

    I am a week away from starting my new job as a draftsman at a local Millwork company in my area. What I am looking for is advice as to I should really be putting the most effort in to learning at...

    Started by PaulMacAD89‎, 24th Jan 2015 05:44 pm
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  15. Placing walls on every floor level or not in ACA

    Hello to you all and Happy New Year. To my question. I started drawing my house, just for fun in Autocad Architecture. I created levels since my house has 3 floors. Every level represents one...

    Started by miroslav_s‎, 1st Jan 2016 04:41 pm
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  16. Question about aliases

    Sometimes, some aliases don't work. I narrowed the problem down to profiles. The aliases (e.g. 'F' for Fillet) always work when in the "Autocad" profile and never in the architectural ones ("AutoCAD...

    Started by rlcad‎, 30th Dec 2015 07:43 pm
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    31st Dec 2015 10:44 pm Go to last post
  17. Not "new" but trying to refresh my memory.

    I've not used CAD in over 8 years. My current job seems reluctant to let me do any of the design process and I'm sort of stuck. At the same time, it really has been a while and I'm not terribly...

    Started by efish‎, 22nd Dec 2015 06:22 pm
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  18. Not Snapping to a line after entering Length

    I have a weird problem. Just received autocad 2016 civil 3d, and I am drawing a polyline on top of a line, I want to snap to that line at a specific length. I enter PL Snap endpoint Snap NEA...

    Started by CivilPrice‎, 30th Dec 2015 10:31 pm
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    31st Dec 2015 08:04 am Go to last post
  19. How far are the printing areas from the edges of the paper????

    Hi guys, Im trying to create title blocks on 11x17 and 8.5x11 paper sizes while maximizing my printing space. Does any know how far is the offset from the edges of these sheets to the print area?...

    Started by Razorcad‎, 15th Dec 2015 11:26 pm
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    22nd Dec 2015 10:50 pm Go to last post
  20. Problem with drawing 2-P Circle

    This only happens when using Dynamic Input (DI). I select 2P Circle, click for the first end point, then in the first DI field I write the diameter. I Tab to the second field (for the angle), I...

    Started by rlcad‎, 22nd Dec 2015 07:32 am
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  21. How do I get this area conversion?

    Hi guys, I have attached an image, I have opened a file in which I am fallowing along a tutorial and what I noticed was this great feature (see image attached). When I do area measurement I only...

    Started by nowikovs12‎, 8th Dec 2015 09:40 pm
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    22nd Dec 2015 04:48 pm Go to last post
  22. Tif into dwg conversion

    Hey All, Please tell me how i convert Picture TIF format into CAD 8). Advance Thanx, SADIQ.

    Started by Muhammad Sadiq‎, 22nd Dec 2015 11:19 am
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  23. Unwanted lines

    I just started using 2015 when I draw I get lines I didn't draw. It looks like trails from a copy command? I've never had this happen on my 2010 version. i've read about mouse trails and graphic card...

    Started by Jeff K‎, 19th Dec 2015 02:37 pm
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  24. DimAngular

    This is something that has been bugging me and I don't understand what the issue is. When I use DIMANGULAR to measure the angle between 2 lines, in the command prompt it will say 340 but the...

    Started by Andrew1979‎, 8th Dec 2015 06:55 am
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    22nd Dec 2015 07:35 am Go to last post
  25. Aligning 2 objects

    I have 2 lines and I need one's right vertex to be horizontally aligned under the other's left vertex, but to remain at the same relative distance vertically. How can I do this? Thanks.

    Started by rlcad‎, 21st Dec 2015 11:39 am
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    22nd Dec 2015 07:20 am Go to last post

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