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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. How to create a three side based pyramid as a solid?

    Hey there, i want to create a pyramid with a base of three sides with different lenght. In the end i want to have a solid where i can drag and move the notes to change the hight,lenght and the...

    Started by canarinho‎, 15th Dec 2011 02:59 am
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    15th Dec 2011 06:03 pm Go to last post
  2. Missing CAD layers when convert to GIS

    Hi, I'm relatively new to CAD, but experienced in GIS. I am trying to import a survey drawing from CAD to ArcGIS (Version 10 Editor). When I import it seems to import all layer types except for...

    Started by rmbaril‎, 15th Dec 2011 12:06 am
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    15th Dec 2011 01:32 pm Go to last post
  3. Crop image inserted through WMS - Autodesk MAP 3D 2012

    Hi there!! I am using a WMS in Autodesk 3D Map 2012 to display an arial image in the Model area. As I zoom in, the arial image changes showing things in more detail. Is there a way to crop the...

    Started by paulbr‎, 13th Dec 2011 04:15 pm
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    15th Dec 2011 01:25 pm Go to last post
  4. Locating and Deleting Layers

    So i run into the problem where I copy from one project to the next to save time, also from templates and what not. Well there isn't really a uniform nature to my drawings as i started doing them...

    Started by Kemphas‎, 8th Dec 2011 12:54 am
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  5. Point coordinates extraction

    Hello. I have a drawing which consists of lines and blocks. I need to write down the (x,y) coordinates of each point of my intrest. I expect results to be copy-paste'able, txt or plain text...

    Started by Furion‎, 13th Dec 2011 08:51 pm
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    14th Dec 2011 09:05 pm Go to last post
  6. importing logos for laser cutting

    Not sure if this is a "beginner" question or not, but I was curious to see if anyone has any tips on importing logos. I would like to import logos in to my cad drawings that i send out for laser...

    Started by wpgdan‎, 13th Dec 2011 02:13 am
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    14th Dec 2011 02:34 pm Go to last post
  7. Exporting to PDF

    Ok guys, I'm new to using AutoCAD but learn very quickly. My boss wants me to export our cad file to pdf, but he wants it to have the black background and the colored layers. I have found how to...

    Started by Alfredroger89‎, 13th Dec 2011 08:18 pm
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  8. posting a text in isometric

    I seem to be having trouble posting a text in NE isometric. I tried to convert to layout but no images appeared

    Started by edwardmchale‎, 13th Dec 2011 07:09 pm
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    13th Dec 2011 09:13 pm Go to last post
  9. Smile Advice getting started

    I am a controls engineer. I work with industrial automation products, and Ive been in this line of work a long time. At my new job, all the guys have CAD products of some sort, especially the...

    Started by Tackdriver‎, 13th Dec 2011 02:07 am
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  10. Embarrassed Paper Space Question

    Hi, I am new to autocad, and just want to know what the dotted line in the paperspace window represents, and if I can move it, adjust it, hide it or delete it? Also, does it show up if I print...

    Started by cyclops1961‎, 12th Dec 2011 01:31 pm
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  11. user interface when in multiple views - basic setup questions (can I make like Rhino?

    Hello, I have extensive experience using Rhino3d for modeling, rendering and also drafting, but now need to move over to AutoCad for a new employer. I have no issues when using autocad for...

    Started by Stefan1‎, 11th Dec 2011 04:49 pm
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  12. Quickly searching for NON-overridden dimensions..

    It seems there are several ways to search hard coded (overridden) dimensions. However, the FIND command does not locate dimensions that are not overridden. Example, I want to find all dimensions...

    Started by quixin‎, 12th Dec 2011 04:02 pm
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  13. basic linetype scale

    Hi. I have the following problem. When I draw a line at my template it always has the line type scale 5 as default under properties. I know that I can chance this by hand or chance a basic...

    Started by intern2011‎, 9th Dec 2011 05:25 pm
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    12th Dec 2011 03:58 pm Go to last post
  14. Downloadt trial version of Autosketch 10

    Could anyone advise where in the UK I could download a trial version of Autosketch 10 please Thanks Tony in Enfield

    Started by anthonyC‎, 9th Dec 2011 02:09 pm
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  15. "unhandled Exception"

    When opening any drawing (AutoCAD Lt 2008, I get the following error message: "Invalid URI: The format of the URI could not be determined". I can get by it by clicking "Continue", but why is it...

    Started by anstedsf‎, 10th Dec 2011 11:48 pm
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  16. move command are same with copy

    help. i found out that my curent autocad architect 2011 move command are same with copy command. And also i found out everytime went i start my autocad programe that is an error message like...

    Started by andrehtss‎, 11th Sep 2011 02:24 pm
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  17. Exclamation Measure Functionality

    Hello everyone, First things first, must tell my autocad is in french so sorry if some vocabulary does not match the english translation in the software ;) My measure function doesn't displays...

    Started by deluxe‎, 11th Dec 2011 03:55 pm
    display, measure
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    11th Dec 2011 05:44 pm Go to last post
  18. Saving files - AutoCAD 2011

    I'm using AutoCAD 2011. When I click on 'File' and then 'Save As', instead of a dialogue box on screen, I get, on the command line, the following: 'Enter File Format R14 (LT98 &...

    Started by mr cadman guiff‎, 19th Nov 2011 05:09 pm
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    command, dialogue box, file, save as
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  19. Rotate comand in Autocad

    I've a question concerning the 'rotate' comand. If you want to help me, please open the .dwg file. Thanks!

    Started by whiteangel10‎, 7th Dec 2011 12:10 am
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  20. What does "XID" mean?

    I can't imagine what that stands for. I downloaded a titleblock to look at and one of his layers for the lines that made up the bounderies of the titleblock, was placed on the "XID" layer. It...

    Started by The Mad Cadder‎, 8th Dec 2011 09:05 pm
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  21. Mixed version of AEC question

    Hello All, once again I have received a drawing from a consultant that has not been drawn using Autocad i guess, once loaded if I try and copy and paste anything into the drawing autocad comes up...

    Started by sparkyuk‎, 8th Dec 2011 03:44 pm
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  22. Can AutoCAD automatically create orthogaphic projections?

    the first 12 seconds, where he took a 3D model and created 3 other views with just a click. I know it's a plugin but is there a way for AutoCAD to do this as well? It would make life so much...

    Started by neuri‎, 7th Dec 2011 07:14 am
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  23. ID to Points to Match Drawing

    I need to extract points from an Autocad Drawing and give them the same point numbers as shown on the drawing. Can anyone help? The drawing is a foundation plan showing pile foundations each with its...

    Started by donaldo‎, 7th Dec 2011 03:38 pm
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  24. Auto CAD 2011 LT

    I coworker has upgradded from 2000 to 2011 LT and the pan/zoom feature with the scrole wheel is not working. How do I reconfigure his settings so this works. Thanks Matt

    Started by Honda Matt‎, 8th Dec 2011 03:25 pm
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    9th Dec 2011 02:31 am Go to last post
  25. Grouping

    Hope someone can be so kind as to help me. I am trying to get back familiar with AutoCAD, I haven't used AutoCAD in like 7 years. The version I am trying to use is AutoCAD 2005. I am trying to...

    Started by TolaSkamp‎, 8th Dec 2011 10:59 pm
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    9th Dec 2011 01:31 am Go to last post

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