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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. Unhappy Line Type

    Sorry I realise this or something similar will already of been answered but Im stumped. I have a line on a drawing dashed at ltscale 5 which looks ok in model and prints off fine in paperspace. ...

    Started by GIB39‎, 15th Jul 2008 06:29 pm
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  2. drawing in feet rather then inches and fractions of a inch.

    I know where to make this change so I can make a simple office design. Now, the issue is, How can I make the model of the outside dimensions of the office space fit withing model space and have the...

    Started by lortech‎, 2nd Jun 2010 05:01 am
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  3. Autocad freezing when editing scale list

    Hi, I am having some issues with autocad 2012. When i got to my layout page and attempt to change the scale of my layout space i am given scales in fractions or decimals which i am not...

    Started by helsinki98‎, 14th Oct 2011 03:26 pm
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Unhappy What are these little grey boxes?

    Hi I am fairly new to autocad - sometimes when I draw a rectangle little grey squares appear with red and black diagonal lines in? What are these and how do I toggle them off and on? I have a...

    Started by Bartydulake‎, 5th Oct 2013 12:08 pm
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  7. starting my own business

    hi all i am thinking of starting my own business doing contacted work in my home town ,so if anyone has a tip or any downfallls that could help me that would be great i run autocad 2002 and i...

    Started by bonny‎, 3rd May 2003 02:44 am
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  8. New to AutoCad and Confused

    Hey there, I am completely new to AutoCad and I barely know the basics. I am here trying to duplicate this design which seem's to be fairly simple. To my understanding you can draw a...

    Started by Njprince94‎, 23rd Sep 2012 07:05 pm
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Paper/Space setup/modifications

    I'm an AutoCAD newb, using '05. I have four issues I've been trying to solve. I have a flange that I scanned on a scanner, cleaned up in a graphics program, then used a utility to convert it from...

    Started by Induction Concepts‎, 16th Mar 2005 04:57 pm
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  13. How to create different floors/sto​ries in autocad11 ?.

    Being a N00b, I already learned how to draw a plan of walls in autocad11 and make sure they have the desired height, so I can now draw a whole floor or story. But I do not know how to draw the one...

    Started by adumi‎, 2nd Mar 2011 12:26 pm
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  14. 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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  15. I have a 3ds model i want to annotate with dimensions

    Hi guys hank you for readig my thread i have a 3ds model i want to show dimensions of. will autocad do this ? i am a complete noob and this is a college project. do i have to make sure the units and...

    Started by djwang‎, 14th Feb 2012 05:59 pm
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  16. Invalid file

    Hey everyone a new week and a new problem! lol I was drawing a wiring diagram for a junction box and when i saved it an error message appeared and the file became read only. now when i try to open...

    Started by johnnybond‎, 5th Sep 2005 11:15 am
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  17. Modify Multileader Styles: Custom Content Block: LOCATION

    I have created a custom set of construction callout to use with the Multileaders. I dont know if its just a Monday or what, but where are the blocks stored??? I mapped their location in the work...

    Started by CivilPrice‎, 24th Jun 2013 06:05 pm
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  18. how to set wheel on mouse to zoom

    Can someone please tell me how to set the wheel of my mouse to operate the zoom in and out. many thank

    Started by raceredi‎, 25th Mar 2009 03:11 pm
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  19. Drawing a NPTF pipe thread, male and female.

    Hello, I am new here so hopefully someone can help me. I need to know how to draw an NPTF pipe thread, male and female. In 2D. Any good reference book would be welcome. An NPT thread differs slightly...

    Started by meeboboy‎, 10th Nov 2012 07:27 pm
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  20. radial text

    How may I place text radially around the perimeter of a circle in plan?

    Started by td88‎, 4th Jun 2010 10:51 pm
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  21. resize

    I have image that havebeen any size and i want resize image is, with large or small persentage of what step must i do .could you help the prosedure

    Started by jufri‎, 30th Jun 2009 05:54 pm
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  22. snapping to an edge

    How do I snap my new line to the edge of another object? A workaround is drawing the line over the object, and snap the point back using intersection snapping. I hope you understand.

    Started by raymarcher‎, 12th May 2011 01:00 pm
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  23. 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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  24. Installing registered AutoCAD LT 2009 on a new Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit computer

    Long story short... A friend ask me to build him a high end photoshop computer and then backed out when the price was too high. So, I am stuck with it, and might as well put it to use, even though I...

    Started by Lithium‎, 3rd Aug 2011 03:38 am
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  25. Adding customs properties to properties rollover menu

    Hi, my question is more about feasibility than doing it. I read forums threads but I can't really manage to find the right answer, because Autocad is a new field to me and I can't really manage...

    Started by koudougou‎, 20th Oct 2015 09:18 am
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