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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. 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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  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. 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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  1. Where can I find additional linetypes?

    Where can I find additional linetypes?

    Started by edortizr6‎, 7th Nov 2007 07:21 pm
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  2. Why do people use a "," rather than a "." as a decimal point?

    Being in UK engineering this has bugged me for years. Was ages and ages ago, when I think people 1st started using CAD that I first started to ask the question, and wanted to know, why were they...

    Started by Tempest‎, 3rd Nov 2007 01:48 pm
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  3. Link the file name to parts/tags in the title block

    Is it possible to tie certain tags to the file name of the drawing? An example…. My file is saved as 2007345-34.dwg and I would like the drawing number in my title block to be 2007345-34 and my...

    Started by Robert J‎, 8th Nov 2007 08:27 pm
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  4. activation code for student version

    I'm taking engineering graphics and we use Autocad 2007 in class. when i bought the book, it came with an installation disk which is supposed to have the student version on it. It has the cd-key on...

    Started by jaredmt‎, 9th Nov 2007 09:18 pm
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  5. running scripts basics

    can anyone help me with the basics of running auto cad 2008 scripts like what they do, what to watch out for when creating them..etc etc thanking you in advance for your timely responses

    Started by mafioso‎, 9th Nov 2007 03:54 am
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  6. Rendering 2d polylines in 3d

    Is it possible to render 2d polylines in 3d? The only output I get from the render command is arrowheads from dimensions and some 3d solids I have drawn. Is there a visual style, system...

    Started by wilba‎, 11th Nov 2007 11:12 pm
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  7. model? layout?

    Hello, I'm looking for a pre-basic tutorial or a decent explanation in plain english on what the model tab (view?) is vs. the layout tab. I used autoCAD 10 as a student intern far too many years...

    Started by bethw‎, 10th Nov 2007 02:14 pm
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  8. books

    Hi as i am new to 3D solid modelling and and surfaces etc i am using autocad 2004 and was wandering if anyone could suggest a book dedicated to 3D solid modelling and surfaces etc which would enable...

    Started by sceejays‎, 11th Nov 2007 08:45 pm
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  9. Unhappy Ploting Help !!1

    hi can anyone help me plot...i made 3 floor plans at scale 1:1 i believe...n now i am trying to plot it at scale 1:100...even after i set my viewportz...you can not even see 1 of the floor plans...

    Started by bodmon‎, 12th Nov 2007 01:37 am
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  10. The dimensions in modelspace or paperspace debate

    Hi everyone, I am interested to hear the latest opinions on 'should we put our dimensions in modelspace or in paperspace'. Personally I think it can depend on what 'type' of drawing you are doing...

    Started by andrews007‎, 12th Nov 2007 02:12 am
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  11. how do o get the area of .. ?

    hello i have a spline, and a poliline with a few offsets who will intersect my spline and i want to get the area of each plot(intresection of superior offset with spline and inferior offset). ...

    Started by psyfr3ak‎, 12th Nov 2007 01:12 pm
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  12. Hatch latching onto walls

    My hatch has just recently started to latch onto any thing and everything say if i were to hatch a wall ( i normally use net, sand or conc) but when i select the hatch (click once) it selects my...

    Started by adz4321‎, 14th Sep 2007 08:55 am
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  13. drawing units

    im new to autocad so just wanted to ask whats probobly a simple question. i have done a drawing to a 1:1 scale but i want to print it on a 1:10 scale, when i select scale drawing in the print...

    Started by craig86‎, 13th Nov 2007 08:45 pm
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  14. New user - scale question

    Hi I am totally new at Autocad. I have sort of inherited a drawing (as a .pdf file) of a large industrial building (about 200,000 sq. ft.) that seems to be awfully close to scale. I intend to...

    Started by RJM‎, 15th Nov 2007 06:31 pm
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  15. finding line lengths

    Hi all, this is my first post so quick note to say thanks first, fab service! I design football pitches and the drainage under them. I usually draw them up and then on a separate layer draw in...

    Started by bitsilly‎, 15th Nov 2007 11:15 am
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  16. Block won't work

    I am trying to create a new dynamic block (attached "1_anc_bolt.dwg") I am getting a message that block references itself. I can't figure out what the problem is with the block. Can anyone...

    Started by cadmench‎, 15th Nov 2007 06:50 pm
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  17. Paper/Model Space

    Hey all, I'm using Acad 2002, basic user 2d electrical prints. I have an odd issue with paper/model space view in the Layout tab. My company standard border is xref in. Anytime I'm in the Layout...

    Started by Digital‎, 15th Nov 2007 09:50 pm
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    15th Nov 2007 10:21 pm Go to last post
  18. Mid Point?

    I guess this is really going to be an easy one. (I even typed MID at the command line as I thought it may be a command and it would ask me to select 2 points - But it didn't!) :) ...

    Started by Tempest‎, 15th Nov 2007 06:49 pm
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  19. Joining polyline and arc

    Why I can't join poliline and arc with pedit->multi... and so on??? Article attached

    Started by Barclay‎, 16th Nov 2007 12:46 pm
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  20. Smile Out of sight, Out of mind?

    When selecting a series of lines to extend using a green box, sometimes I need to zoom in to be sure I only have the lines I want. However, only the lines showing on my screen are extended. ...

    Started by ace_hee‎, 15th Nov 2007 05:33 pm
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  21. how do you draw a spline in 3d

    i have looked at simlar threads but at the moment im still stumped im completly new at 3d and i can't get my spline to go up in a spiral on top of each rail on a spiral staircase which is the pink...

    Started by sceejays‎, 14th Nov 2007 01:32 pm
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  22. defining Line length.

    I am student in an introduction to AutoCAD 2008. The instructor gave out some engineering drawing for us to do. In these drawing we have to draw line with the angular value from the last line given...

    Started by mo dee‎, 16th Nov 2007 05:18 pm
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  23. Xref Title Block And Notes In Paperspace

    Can I Xref A Titleblock In Paperspace So That When I Change The Notes It Updates In All Viewports In Paperspace? Im Using Autocad Land Desktop 2004

    Started by BIGPLC‎, 16th Nov 2007 03:51 pm
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  24. Scaling and Centering Objects in Paperspace Viewport

    Hi there, Just wondered if anyone could help me with a slight problem. After drawing the area/building layouts (for my work) in 2D in the modelspace area at 1:1 scale, I then click the...

    Started by tips6‎, 15th Nov 2007 02:42 pm
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  25. Linetype creation.

    Working on some new standards stuff during some down time, and I thought this would be useful to others. I create linetypes so infrequently that I always forget what each number means in the code. ...

    Started by Rebel‎, 19th Nov 2007 05:11 pm
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