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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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    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. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    31st Dec 2015 10:44 pm Go to last post
  2. 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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  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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    22nd Dec 2015 08:09 pm Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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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    22nd Dec 2015 02:16 pm Go to last post
  8. 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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    22nd Dec 2015 11:35 am Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Different scales in length and height

    Hello, Ive got a attached .dwg-file which has different scales in length (1:400) and height (1:100). How do I get it into same scale 1:100? Ive tried to change the insert-scale in x-y in the xref...

    Started by hyb1977‎, 19th Dec 2015 03:00 pm
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    19th Dec 2015 06:17 pm Go to last post
  12. About aligning a 2D section normal to a line

    Hi... I have a 3D curve (spline, not aligned to the principal axes) and a 2D section of a tunnel...what I need to do is to align this 2D section to the curve (from its longitudinal axis in the first...

    Started by jcaz15‎, 18th Dec 2015 05:57 am
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    18th Dec 2015 04:31 pm Go to last post
  13. Help with 2D helix

    Hello all :) I have for a while now encountered a big problem for me drawing a helix in Autocad in 2D. This also include the calculations :ouch: What I am trying to do is bend som acrylic...

    Started by kjetilhansen‎, 15th Dec 2015 01:08 pm
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    16th Dec 2015 06:43 pm Go to last post
  14. Question Is there a way to field data located in a imported excel file?

    The overall goal is to reduce data entry. I have an excel file that has been special pasted into my Autodesk AutoCAD LT. I want to take information from individual cells and make them into...

    Started by PKTCISME‎, 27th Nov 2015 10:19 pm
    autocadlt, excel, fields, reduced data entry
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    16th Dec 2015 05:35 pm Go to last post
  15. Embarrassed Hatch?

    Hello all and to those of you who have an answer to this or maybe autocad cant do my request? I need to overlap one strip or stripe over another solid colour say blue and red.........where the...

    Started by leaf‎, 14th Dec 2015 05:11 pm
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    15th Dec 2015 03:08 pm Go to last post
  16. Match Properties Question

    I have been given a tax map drawing, this is the base map of the entire township. I need to change the lot dimensions to one common text height, currently it ranges from 3' to 36' in height. I need...

    Started by njpls‎, 14th Dec 2015 12:40 am
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Dec 2015 02:15 am Go to last post
  17. AutoCAD MEP Fabrication - Where to Start?

    Hi, AutoCAD MEP Fabrication (2016) has been introduced into my office at work, I have never used this product before and have been scanning the internet for various videos and tutorials to help....

    Started by DannySully91‎, 11th Dec 2015 02:25 pm
    • Replies: 0
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  18. Object Snap

    Hello I have two rectangles. I want one side of one rectangle (midpoint) to snap to another side of the second rectangle, exactly at that midpoint. I have OSNAP turned on, with midpoints checked,...

    Started by Casio47‎, 10th Dec 2015 07:05 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Dec 2015 07:49 pm Go to last post
  19. Design Center In AutoCAD Architectural

    Hello, I'm having trouble finding my design center in AutoCAD Architectural so I can see all blocks in my drawing. Anybody know where it is, or how I can view my block library in Architectural? ...

    Started by Casio47‎, 1st Dec 2015 04:23 pm
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    10th Dec 2015 07:24 pm Go to last post
  20. Struggling with a couple of aspects of creating a template.

    Need to correct a set of dwt templates that are riddled with errors, the main one being the fact that it loses a lot of perimeter detail when plotted or converted to pdf. None of the...

    Started by kippax‎, 4th Dec 2015 11:53 am
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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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
  24. 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
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    4th Dec 2015 06:05 am Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    4th Dec 2015 03:51 am Go to last post

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