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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. Active layer only

    Is there a quick way (like one button) to lock all layers except one that you wish to work on? I know I can go to layer properties manager and do this there but it is a pain and too many steps. ...

    Started by montauk‎, 12th Sep 2006 03:11 am
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  2. Trouble Scaling in Pg. Setup

    I know this is a completely ridiculous question, but I haven't used CAD in about a year and can't remember the answer and also had trouble finding an answer in the forum... For whatever reason, I...

    Started by BMore‎, 7th Jan 2010 08:37 pm
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  3. Question Drawing trunking/tray/conduit

    Hi, new user running AutoCAD LT 2006. I’m wondering what is the easiest way to draw trunking/tray/conduit of varying lengths and sizes. I’ve tried drawing polylines and setting a width factor...

    Started by Potatohead‎, 10th Jan 2007 02:40 pm
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  4. new at Autocad 08

    Hello everyone, my name is Bob. My question is about using 2008, say drawing a box at 4"x4" square. When I enter the values to draw this box , it draws it proper, but it is so small on my desk...

    Started by bobrl‎, 23rd Aug 2013 01:26 pm
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  5. Lines & Poly lines

    What is the difference between normal lines & poly lines? :(

    Started by peterg‎, 25th Feb 2010 09:42 am
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    26th Feb 2010 09:01 pm Go to last post
  6. dwg to jpeg etc

    i have many drawings in dwg but wish to upload onto my website.............how can I convert a dwg file and retain its detail so it can be the same on my web page...........hope this makes...

    Started by abitare‎, 4th Apr 2010 02:59 pm
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  7. Question Plotter question

    I'm trying to add a plotter on AutoCAD 2007 through the plotter manager's add-a-plotter wizard and my plotter model is not listed on there :? I had this plotter on there before upgrading to Windows...

    Started by Ricardo‎, 22nd Feb 2010 05:35 am
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  8. copying antire layer?

    i'm trying to draw my entire house in autocad r14 (a safe/easy project to get to grips with CAD), but i'm not too sure how to manage the layers i need.... i've started to draw the plan with lines...

    Started by Pitkru‎, 8th Oct 2002 06:15 pm
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    16th Oct 2009 04:38 pm Go to last post
  9. ATTEXT:invalid field specification, invalid field specification, etc etc

    After 7+ hours including several reading posts here I've reached the conclusion that either there is a defect in ACAD (very, very unlikely), or, there is some secret, undocumented way to create a...

    Started by Edward Teller‎, 27th Mar 2012 02:16 pm
    attext, template file
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  10. disappearing text in dynamic block

    :shock: HELP I have a dynamic block it works fine untill i insert it onto a drawing. It has visibilty parameters and also has annotative text in it. When I insert it onto a drawing it loses it's...

    Started by cadmench‎, 6th Dec 2007 10:41 pm
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    6th Dec 2007 10:48 pm Go to last post
  11. Unhappy Polyface Mesh to 3d Solid - lsp???

    Hi everyone, I am very new to cad. I am a Design student and I have a design that I have modeled in Sketchup. I've imported it into AutoCad and my end desire is to import the autocad file into 3ds...

    Started by luckysairs‎, 7th Oct 2009 09:14 am
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  12. annotative blocks

    I have drawn several elevations of steel framing in a building. Rather than redrawing a double beam to column connection several times I made a block of that connection. I drew this elevation along...

    Started by cadmench‎, 3rd Jun 2008 08:13 pm
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  13. extract coordinates

    i can extract x,y,z coordinates of a model using EATTEXT(data extraction) but when i use or open (plot) the extracted data using another software (such as tecplot). the original drawing can not be...

    Started by idhoe‎, 19th Dec 2009 05:38 pm
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    4th Jan 2010 02:22 pm Go to last post
  14. DWG TrueView 2017

    First I am an old member "Onkelbob" who's personal info has changed. I have re registered to make things simpler. I have retired and just recently bought on amazon a new copy of a old autocad 2007....

    Started by OnkelRobert‎, 7th Oct 2016 06:04 am
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  15. Wooden Decking

    Hey, for my building surveying course i have a cad module where i have to design a house. Im trying to design mine around my own home which has wooden decking but i dont have a clue how to do this on...

    Started by sandwich968‎, 17th Aug 2009 10:03 pm
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  16. LSP Automatically Loaded Problem

    Sir, Can anybody here knows the solution on how I remove LSP in my Autocad Files. History: It started yesterday, when I copied one file from other company it happen automatically LSP loaded....

    Started by acadesign09‎, 25th Feb 2011 07:46 am
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  17. Distance Tool

    I had a button in a toolbar back in R14 that started the distance command. I can't seem to find it in 2009LT. Anyone know where it would be? I know DI works, but I like having the button. Opps! I...

    Started by gsksun4‎, 17th Jul 2009 07:42 pm
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  18. Auto Dimensioning

    Hello everyone. Some time ago I came accross a patch or attachment which could be purchased that provided automatic dimentioning. However it was only available for Autocad versions up to approx 2009...

    Started by Jake8090‎, 19th Jul 2014 02:28 pm
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  19. Unfold/Unwrap tutorials for Autocad 2004?

    I would like to produce a sewing pattern out of a 3d model.Is unwrap/unfold function is the way to go?anyone can refer to a tutorial?

    Started by Tamrun‎, 4th Jun 2004 01:35 am
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  20. Moving Line While Selecting

    Ok...I'm not sure how to describe this so I'll do the best I can. A coworker said he use to do something all the time in AutoCAD but doesn't know how to start the command. He said he could start a...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 22nd Sep 2009 01:11 pm
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  21. please, anyone. help?

    I know this is sort of wrong asking for this but i'm desperate and in need of help. Please if anyone can, can u please give me some download links to AutoCAD 2006. I am currently in engineering class...

    Started by dead presidents‎, 5th Feb 2007 10:35 pm
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  22. Scale problem

    If i copy an autocad object ot another autocad file, how can i do this while the object gets converted to the scale of the file i' m working in currently? Thx for your help. (Hope I explained...

    Started by brown‎, 13th Apr 2006 09:19 pm
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  23. Stuttering cursor

    Fairly new to Autocad (Using 2006 version). I have noticed that in some drawings the cursor tends to drag or stutter across the drawing. Does anyone know what causes it and more importantly how can I...

    Started by AlanMR‎, 18th Jul 2006 08:46 pm
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  24. Making a lisp a permanent part of the program?

    Is it possible to make your favorite lisp become a permanent part of the program instead of having to load it each time?? I know that once it is loaded it is there for the time you use it..but after...

    Started by New2CADmike‎, 23rd Sep 2006 06:31 am
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    24th Sep 2006 12:15 am Go to last post
  25. command line prompt

    help! the command line dialogue box has vanished from my screen and I can'y find a way of getting it back. Can anyone help. Thanks:oops:

    Started by paul lbd‎, 30th Apr 2007 08:56 pm
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    1st May 2007 12:30 pm Go to last post

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