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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. 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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  2. jump from drawing to drawing shortcut?

    hello! please, how can i jump from drawing 1 to drawing 5 (for example) not using the window menu and then clicking. is there any shortcut for doing this!? thank you! :)

    Started by dusko‎, 7th Feb 2008 10:58 am
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  3. Text Fill

    HI when I do a plot preview or plot on a layout, my text is not filled. Just using Arial. Tried all settings - psout etc. Have a previuos drawing with same font and prints fine. Any...

    Started by FREEFORM‎, 29th May 2005 06:44 pm
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  4. Choosing a scale

    Hi, I have just finished some AUTOCAD 2006 training and am in the process of starting my first drawings. The type of drafting I’m doing is in landscape/garden design. I feel that I am...

    Started by Boujolais‎, 13th Mar 2008 11:36 am
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  5. White box just appeared inside viewspace

    HI, I was just pdf-ing a whole load of layouts, when I noticed that the white box, shown in the screen shot, had appeared. I have tried deleting it, but I cannot select it to get rid of it....

    Started by edgley‎, 20th Apr 2011 12:34 am
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  6. again copy-paste problem

    i can see my copied drawing on layout but not on the model or vice versa. How can I see the copied drawing in both pages? :( Thanks in advance

    Started by goody‎, 28th Jun 2006 08:14 pm
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  7. Unhappy More Metric scaling questions

    Hi everyone. It seems my joy in figuring out how to scale in viewport was short lived. It seems that when I scale in viewport 50:1 my drawings are accurate, change the scale to 1:30 or 1:40 and the...

    Started by JamFam‎, 6th Feb 2009 08:03 pm
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  8. scale symbol source

    Any ideas where I might pick up one of those scale symbols (bar scale), which, using black and white bold bars, delineates 0 feet, 10 feet, 50 feet, 100 feet or whatever best describes the scale of...

    Started by td88‎, 7th Apr 2009 11:52 pm
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  9. Plots flipping to portrait when sent to plotter

    When I do a plot preview in AutoCad my plot is 11x17, landscape but when it comes out of my printer it is flipped to portrait. I only get half of my drawing on the page. What causes this?

    Started by Wild S10‎, 25th Mar 2009 09:38 pm
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  10. Inserting a block into a line.

    Im having some troubles inserting a block into a line. See image. The block on the left inserts into the line and has attachment points (AutoCAD P&ID Provided) the block on the right i created. Im...

    Started by cjenner0‎, 24th Jan 2012 08:38 am
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  11. click and dragging the drawing using the mouse wheel

    to all who can help, I am using autocad 2002. Can someone please tell me what the command prompt is to activate the mouse wheel so you can drag the drawing around the screen, rather than using the...

    Started by rgardin3‎, 25th Jul 2005 10:19 am
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  12. the easy way to draw from North?

    I've just realised.... I have always drawn with ortho on, but this job is for a surveying company, and rather annoyingly, buildings don't run north to south on the whole!! I know there must be a...

    Started by Strix‎, 10th Apr 2007 05:05 pm
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  13. 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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  14. R14 Right Click

    I havent worked with autocad 14 in years and I got a question today. In r14 how do you set up your mouse so that right click is enter? In the later versions you just go into 'options' but r14 doesnt...

    Started by Commandobill‎, 16th Jun 2009 08:46 pm
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  15. AutoCAD mandatory nap time.

    Does anyone get mandatory naptime at work. Ive been trying to convince my boss but she is not really buying it. Anyone have any good reasons I could use to get what I want?

    Started by addesigns‎, 23rd Mar 2012 09:53 pm
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  16. Joining Polylines

    Hey all, I am trying to trace a curved arche and it takes five arc's to create this one line. However I need this line to be a pline so I converted them all to Plines using Pedit and then tried to...

    Started by JaketheMan‎, 8th Aug 2007 01:42 pm
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  17. Best graphics card for CAD for £150

    Hi All, The senior cad tech at my office recommended a ATI FIRE GL graphics card for CAD however the one in my price range (it was about £120) is now discontinued and is out of stock. Can anyone...

    Started by CADsince07‎, 3rd Oct 2008 11:43 am
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  18. Dimensioning in isometric

    Back at the beginning of March I entered a topic regarding the drawing isometric piping and received my desired results. My concern now regards the dimensioning of isometrics. I have produced a...

    Started by Wilbri‎, 5th May 2010 07:32 pm
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  19. bak and plot logs

    I noticed that AutoCAD creates a *.bak of a drawing when I modify it. I'm assuming this is a backup file, but how do I access it and how can I use it to recover a previous save? Can I disable...

    Started by careyc‎, 28th Oct 2004 02:13 pm
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  20. Printing with Cutepdf Writer

    It worked yesterday! I'm trying to print a drawing using the Cutepdf writer software. However, it is no longer asking me where I want to save the file or what I want to name it. It appears to be...

    Started by esepartners‎, 8th May 2008 06:59 pm
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  21. Autocad LT Text

    How does one get Autocad LT to recognise text as a shape? I'm using the program to try to do laser cut steel and I cannot get letters to cut unless I draw each letter individually. Any Help/Tips...

    Started by Pigpen‎, 12th Feb 2009 04:28 pm
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  22. CAD For steel detailing?

    Are people out there still using AutoCAD for steel detailing?, or is mostly everyone using tekla now. I know there is an autocad for steel but dont know anyone who uses it. We use both, but mostly...

    Started by Steelman‎, 17th May 2012 04:35 am
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  23. how to create a toggle button?

    hello, how can i create a toggle button? i want to toggle between options/drafting/replace z value... on/off , and i want to know when i am on and when i am off. thank you

    Started by silviu‎, 12th Jan 2009 01:34 pm
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  24. Question Block Attributes not showing in Properties Window

    Hi, I am having trouble with a particular block, which is defined by a single polyline and 3 attributes. When I select the block, I would like to see the 3 associated attributes show up in the...

    Started by stopandgo‎, 17th Jun 2010 12:28 am
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  25. Unhappy FloorPlan appears very small on Paper when printed and i need help correcting this..

    Hi all, i am new to AutoCad and as the subject has mentioned, i cant seem to find anyway to correct the size of the plan it appears on the paper. Played around with scales but my it does not work at...

    Started by Inyenzi‎, 2nd Nov 2015 08:49 pm
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