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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. a new layout/viewport

    Right i have opened a new layout, how on earth do you get a viewport created for this layout, probably simple but it aint happening so far? thanks

    Started by Frazer1987‎, 13th May 2010 09:52 am
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  2. +/+ Tolerances

    Hello! I want to use tolerances that are, for instace, 230G6 (+0.044/+0,015) but the tolerances types available are just +/-. I could just add a Mtext besides the dimensions, but I think it is not...

    Started by Sergiozal‎, 22nd May 2010 11:46 pm
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    30th Jun 2010 03:44 pm Go to last post
  3. Multiple Paper Space Layouts for Drawing With Different Layers On

    So I've been working on house plans for a friend and although I can do the drawing alright, I'm having trouble figuring out how to create multiple paper spaces (aka sheets) that can have different...

    Started by cegrad‎, 4th Jun 2010 01:11 am
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    4th Jun 2010 07:27 pm Go to last post
  4. Viewport dimention trouble

    Hi guys hope some one can help me i haven't used AutoCAD for a few years and have forgot some of the basic's. One thing I just stumbbled on is dimentioning in paper view on my drawing. When I...

    Started by nickdon84‎, 11th Jun 2010 03:41 am
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    2nd Jul 2010 07:02 am Go to last post
  5. Grids

    Is there a way to enter a grid into a drawing? I'm attempting to draw the deck of a barge with a faint grid where the lines are spaced by half meters. do i have to just do the whole thing by hand, or...

    Started by NikOvstaas‎, 16th Jun 2010 10:20 pm
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    22nd Jun 2010 05:52 pm Go to last post
  6. Moving an OLE

    Why am i struggling to move this object? I have inserted an OLE object (just a company logo) but im really struggling to move it to the place in the drawing that i want it. By selecting the...

    Started by chris_ward‎, 21st Jun 2010 12:58 pm
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    21st Jun 2010 02:03 pm Go to last post
  7. about printing

    Hello,I'm new here so i 'd like to apologize for my English and i hope that I've made the right decision for my thread. I'm having some printing problems.In particular i would like to know how cam...

    Started by paraskia‎, 21st Jun 2010 02:30 pm
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    21st Jun 2010 10:34 pm Go to last post
  8. 'measurement line' (not a dimension)

    hi! i don't know what this wuold be called in autocad, and therefore have no terms to search.. let's say i have a straight line (line 1) on layer 1 then i create a new layer. on this new...

    Started by davesec‎, 21st Jun 2010 08:13 pm
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  9. How do I change linetype alignment?

    I went to the Help section to find out how to change the alignment of my line and it did not help me at all. The problem was I needed my dashed line to "shift" to display over a small segment of...

    Started by gbuckley‎, 24th Jun 2010 01:21 pm
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    24th Jun 2010 02:38 pm Go to last post
  10. Issue with scaling drawing

    Scale Engineer's Drawing To Architecture. When I Type Scale, Window, Set Scale To 12, Enter. The Drawing Changes But The Existing Dims Change To Three Or Four Times The Original Dims. Then When I...

    Started by Harryf‎, 2nd Jul 2010 07:49 pm
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    6th Jul 2010 02:55 pm Go to last post
  11. Blurred Print Quality

    When I print the work I have drawn is slightly blurred, almost like the print head needs cleaning on a standard A4 printer. However, on drawings where we are adding info, such as a building layout...

    Started by thegodplato‎, 29th Jun 2010 10:36 am
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    13th Jul 2010 02:18 pm Go to last post
  12. Metric & Imperial Scale

    I have been opening old drawings from 2006, 2007, etc in MEP 2010 and I am finding that the scale could be metric, imperial or both. The units are set to metric so how come I'm seeing imperial ones...

    Started by thegodplato‎, 5th Jul 2010 02:05 pm
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  13. Insertation point - palettes

    Hi again all, Is there a way to choose where your base point is when inserting a block from a palette which i have created? Chhers in advance

    Started by nicbazwilly‎, 7th Jul 2010 03:15 pm
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  14. 3D rotate?

    HI is it possible to do 3D rotate with LT ? thanks

    Started by Jadgpanther‎, 16th Jul 2010 08:52 am
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  15. Question Input Units

    Hi, I am new to AutoCAD - I have been using something called FastCAD for the last 10 years - so trying to change to a new software is as always proving frustrating. In FastCAD, I could...

    Started by Stereotongue‎, 23rd Aug 2010 10:03 am
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  16. Unhappy Need some help with Layers Please

    I seem to be having a problem when starting a new drawing and making layers on my AutoCAD 06. I open the layer properties manager and hit new layer when starting from scratch, it won't let me name...

    Started by troyadamietz‎, 24th Jul 2010 05:22 pm
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  17. Want dimmensions to change on screen, real time, as you move object, 2000 LT or 14

    Want to move an object and would like to see the dimmensions change, real time, on the screen as I'm moving the object. I beleive my old instructor said this was possible. Thanks in advance

    Started by berol‎, 2nd Aug 2010 03:21 am
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  18. Problem Centering Text In a Table

    Playing around with the table command and can't seem to be able to center the text in a cell. It's a basic table and the "Title" centers, but when I return down to a different cell the text hugs the...

    Started by gsksun4‎, 31st Aug 2010 03:53 pm
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    7th Sep 2010 01:46 pm Go to last post
  19. Rotating text by 90 degrees without basepoint???

    Does anyone know of a Lisp or function that can rotate text without a basepoint? I have text perpendicular to a designed road and I want to add (or minus) 90 degrees to make it parallel. I need...

    Started by CSTAM‎, 6th Sep 2010 11:37 am
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    6th Sep 2010 01:55 pm Go to last post
  20. Deleting layer even though it has something on it...

    I feel like this is the go to site for cad help, so ill probably be making a ton of posts in the next little while. haha How would i go about deleting a Layer even though it has something on it? I...

    Started by SenseAO‎, 7th Oct 2010 01:28 am
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    7th Oct 2010 05:36 pm Go to last post
  21. How do you stretch a rectangle??

    I used Line to create a rectangle, am trying to "Stretch" it smaller.... I tried to select the 3 lines on the left side then stretch but the top & bottom lines also moved as well, leaving them...

    Started by garlei‎, 5th Oct 2010 05:00 am
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    6th Oct 2010 07:34 pm Go to last post
  22. Where can i download Autocad software

    I need to know where i can download the AutoCAD software for free without [piking up a virus. Cos i tried autodesk already but it messed up my computer:x

    Started by alam k‎, 7th Oct 2010 03:36 pm
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  23. How scale works

    Hi, in college and new to drafting. We have to use auto cad and some project involve drawing them in the drafting class. What is meant by 1:2 I know the measurement stays the same when you...

    Started by bradycat‎, 24th Oct 2010 09:22 pm
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  24. How would YOU draw this? Can it be done?

    Attached is a fax we got in from a client a couple of days ago. My task is to recreate it so that we can get the "block size" (width & height) of the glass. My question to you is, "Can it be...

    Started by bbankston‎, 22nd Oct 2010 01:39 pm
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    22nd Oct 2010 04:13 pm Go to last post
  25. how to install hatch pattern in cad 2009

    how should i install the hatch pattern in autocad 2009? n i tried before by replacing acad.slb but it not works........so anybody can u help me?

    Started by amy14desai‎, 10th Nov 2010 12:40 pm
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    12th Nov 2010 08:37 am Go to last post

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