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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. Layout space/viewport/viewmode

    Hello, I use AutoCad 2011 for Mac I am having trouble in understanding how to use the layout space or maybe it is more correct to say the paperspace... The thing I´d like to know is how to...

    Started by Lentezza‎, 29th Dec 2011 01:06 pm
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    31st Dec 2011 07:49 am Go to last post
  2. New to AutoCad

    Hello People.. I am new to Autocad and very eager to learn. I am looking for literature and other sites that will get me in the right direction. I am mainly want learn to draw 2D drawing and...

    Started by sierrafast‎, 30th Dec 2011 05:55 am
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    31st Dec 2011 12:03 am Go to last post
  3. Drawing isometric in 2D

    I'm currently taking an CAD program and as a beginning student I'm having trouble drawing a few objects in isometric perspective and would like some help. These objects must unfortunately be drawn in...

    Started by ABuckingham‎, 6th Feb 2008 11:09 pm
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    30th Dec 2011 10:42 pm Go to last post
  4. cadd project

    ok so we got this cadd project in school and i have no idea how to do it basically you have to draw all the parts on autocad then put them all together to create an item i really need help with...

    Started by midnightb3ast‎, 15th Dec 2011 06:03 am
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    30th Dec 2011 09:05 am Go to last post
  5. Get loose objects from PDF xref?

    Hi, I dont have a lot of hope for this one but why not give it a chance here. I have a scanned drawing (PDF) and I want to use it a a xref so i can redraw it (originals have gotten lost...

    Started by JSnoek‎, 29th Dec 2011 12:08 pm
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    29th Dec 2011 03:21 pm Go to last post
  6. How to display attribute properties to text in a drawing

    Hello, Maybe someone can help me with this, i can't find the solution? For example I've a few points with some attributes (select point,properties and you see the different attributes of...

    Started by jhm‎, 29th Dec 2011 03:15 pm
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  7. plot style

    I have a file, where i put my last work as an ext. references. A made a layout and now i want to plot aech viewport in different way. I created a new plotstyle. I have no problems when I choose a...

    Started by dyrra‎, 26th Dec 2011 04:15 pm
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    28th Dec 2011 11:45 pm Go to last post
  8. help with plotting

    I have a floor plan, approx 90 meters, that i want to convert to a pdf and then print onto an A4. 1. what is the best scale to use? 2. how on earth do i set this up??? Ive played around with...

    Started by ShiraCM‎, 28th Dec 2011 01:16 am
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  9. How do you line up viewports?

    Everything is on one layout/sheet. Currently there are a total of 3 viewports in an L formation. The fourth viewport, will go in the upper right. But first, I have to get these aligned. I...

    Started by The Mad Cadder‎, 24th Dec 2011 04:05 am
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  10. Door Swing

    I'm stuck on trying to draw the swing of a door. I know it's something simple but it's got me !!

    Started by slipperyer‎, 24th Apr 2005 03:14 am
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    27th Dec 2011 02:28 pm Go to last post
  11. AutoCad inches drawing a line of my room

    edit - delete this admin. I fixed the problem.

    Started by flavor‎, 27th Dec 2011 07:21 am
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  12. Question AutoCAD For My Son

    My son is 12 years old and has proven to be extremly talented (in my mind) with Google SketchUp, I was wondering if there were any other programs out there that I could get for him, free or...

    Started by Winchester‎, 24th Dec 2011 09:14 pm
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  13. Question Single text box to multiple text boxes

    Hi, I want to convert a single text box to two separate text boxes (not multiline text). Let's say after the fifth character. For example: "Hello World" And I want to change it into:

    Started by cako‎, 23rd Dec 2011 09:31 am
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  14. doing cross section

    hi hi all brother i'm using acad 2000, but i need to do a lot of cross section project soon . so i need to know is any acad software are use friendly to do it b'cos i a new in acad too.....

    Started by emimotul‎, 29th Oct 2007 05:42 am
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  15. Copy this from one place to other

    can any one help me to solve this problem. I have attach one drawing if you open and copy this from one place to place then dimension is automatically increases. can i know how this increase or what...

    Started by sham‎, 8th Dec 2011 06:59 am
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    26th Dec 2011 01:41 am Go to last post
  16. Unhappy Standard text is always too bold

    Hi, the text always appears bold both on screen and printed in my student work. My tutor has now commented as it detracts from the thickness of picture lines. So i need to figure out how to change...

    Started by KATIE0801‎, 21st Dec 2011 06:25 pm
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  17. Angry Text question

    hi.. i am setting a big drawing and that one drawing have almost 100 mtext and which mtext height is 7 inch so i wanna jump 10 inch it would be possible in one command which is quich select...so my...

    Started by mateen‎, 23rd Dec 2011 06:16 am
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    23rd Dec 2011 07:50 am Go to last post
  18. How to know the scale.

    I have a problem in scaling. I wanted to know the scale of a drawing. After i have drawn the drawing. What will i do to know the scale of it or what is the recommended scale for the drawing i have...

    Started by plokypopoy‎, 22nd Dec 2011 03:39 pm
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  19. Displaying Line Width

    line width does not display in either model or paper space, is there a way to make it display without going to print preview?

    Started by Kemphas‎, 22nd Dec 2011 10:22 pm
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    22nd Dec 2011 11:10 pm Go to last post
  20. Text editing with multiple objects selected.

    I was wondering if there is a way to edit single line text when there are multiple objects selected. I have multiple text which need their justification edited but there are non-text items amongst...

    Started by HydroGuy‎, 22nd Dec 2011 01:41 pm
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    22nd Dec 2011 02:24 pm Go to last post
  21. monocrome not plotting black and white

    Hello there, I am trying to plot this floor plan, which has different layers, and each layer has diferent colour. When I select, dwg to pdf, A4@1:00 ISO full bleed with monocrome applied, and do...

    Started by nowikovs12‎, 21st Dec 2011 07:34 pm
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    21st Dec 2011 08:38 pm Go to last post
  22. Fillmode

    So I rarely ask for help here but when I they usually have a bit more meat to them. This one however seems to fit the 'Beginners' thread. I have been a bit perplexed by this for some time now but...

    Started by ScribbleJ‎, 20th Dec 2011 08:08 pm
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    21st Dec 2011 06:06 pm Go to last post
  23. Hatching and gaps

    Hey! I have tried to search solution to this gap problem but with no success. AutoCAD generates gaps to my drawing, sometimes there is NO gap and then it says there is when I'm selection new...

    Started by wirty91‎, 2nd Dec 2011 06:18 pm
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    21st Dec 2011 08:22 am Go to last post
  24. square feet disappeared

    Can anyone help me figure out how to get the area under geometry in properties to give me sqft? It used to give me sqin and sqft and now (in one particular drawing) it will only show up as a sqin...

    Started by reyems‎, 20th Dec 2011 08:10 pm
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    20th Dec 2011 09:14 pm Go to last post
  25. Plotting

    How do I set my paper space to print A3 am using autocad 2007 and have spend days trying to figure it out. How to I get a title block/template to fit A3. Please help is Urgent

    Started by trudious‎, 20th Dec 2011 04:37 pm
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    20th Dec 2011 07:40 pm Go to last post

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