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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. Turning Circle

    Hi All, I need to create a turning circle radius but don't know where to begin. The biggest truck that frequents the loading bay is a 18Ton Class II vehicle (35’ Long, 7.7’ Wide, 12.7’...

    Started by Frannym‎, 30th Oct 2015 01:23 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    6th Nov 2015 03:27 pm Go to last post
  2. Inquiry Panel

    I am trying to customize the ribbons on AutoCAD 2016. I am upgrading from 2011. I would like to add an "Inquiry" panel since I often use the mass properties function. I can't seem to find this...

    Started by momentumbob‎, 5th Nov 2015 07:13 pm
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    6th Nov 2015 01:48 pm Go to last post
  3. Drawing a line.

    Newbie here. When trying to draw a line, I can only draw from endpoints. How is this changed? dlw

    Started by dlw‎, 22nd Oct 2015 05:09 pm
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    5th Nov 2015 06:15 pm Go to last post
  4. Question Industrial drawing

    Hi guys, Does anyone know where I can find Cad industrial drafting standards? I have to develop standards for this company im working at. (Maybe im not searching properly online, but I havent found...

    Started by Razorcad‎, 30th Oct 2015 01:52 am
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    5th Nov 2015 04:07 pm Go to last post
  5. need help drawing a cribbage board

    I'm pretty new to Autocad but understand some of the basics. Unfortionately this task is beyond my experience. I need to draw a cribbage board shaped like the Calgary Flames logo ( the burning C )....

    Started by garrysems‎, 3rd Nov 2015 05:13 am
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    5th Nov 2015 03:53 pm Go to last post
  6. AutoCAD Convert Lines to Polylines

    Hi all, was just wondering how to convert a bunch of lines into one continuous polyline?

    Started by how do i do this?‎, 15th Jul 2011 02:52 am
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    continuous, convert, line, polyline, random
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    5th Nov 2015 03:12 pm Go to last post
  7. Design Tool Catalog object to my tool Palette

    Hello I have Architecture 2016. How do I load an object I like (door) from the "Design Tool Catalog" into my Tool Palette, so I can use it in my drawing? Thanks

    Started by Casio47‎, 4th Nov 2015 09:54 pm
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    4th Nov 2015 10:01 pm Go to last post
  8. Help

    In the properties box, on the extended data tab, in notes, how do i make the notes list instead of one line? Help, help, help.

    Started by harleyfr3ak‎, 3rd Nov 2015 04:23 pm
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  9. 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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  10. how to extrude 3D polylines to 3D solid?

    hi, I wish to know how to extrude polylnes to 3D solids in autocad? I am new in cad, and i have around 100 shapes with height but in polylines, so i have to extrude.. i need someone to please...

    Started by kay scarpetta‎, 1st Nov 2015 02:59 am
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    1st Nov 2015 07:04 am Go to last post
  11. can not export 3D file to .stl

    hi, I am new in Autocad. I have my 3D geometry.. I need to export to .stl, each time i get attached error.. Can any one please help me? thanks Kay

    Started by kay scarpetta‎, 31st Oct 2015 04:16 pm
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    1st Nov 2015 02:54 am Go to last post
  12. Block size is driving me nuts

    Hi all, Ok, so I am a newbie here (and to AutoCAD). I did attend a beginners 4-day course a few months ago (before I got CAD in work) and I've forgotten half of it. I started on a new...

    Started by King Stevo‎, 1st Mar 2012 06:03 pm
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    30th Oct 2015 07:47 pm Go to last post
  13. CUI interface doesnt allow creation of new shortcut keys

    Does anyone have an idea of why shortcut keys under the CUI interface would not allow new creation or copy / alter? I am using ACADE2015, i can do this in ACADLT2015 (not new creation but copy and...

    Started by Kemphas‎, 30th Oct 2015 04:52 pm
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  14. about plotting with scale

    Hi,I am beginner in autocad and need some help ,please.I can't understand plotting with scale.Here in attached files I am showing what i am doing but there is any mistake I can't find.I prepared...

    Started by luchoab‎, 27th Oct 2015 11:32 am
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  15. Background color changes depending on the perspective.

    So, this is somehow irritating. When I change the perspective in my drawings the background (dependent on my perspective) lighter or darker. When it becomes brighter I'm no longer so recognize the...

    Started by Tomatooo‎, 28th Oct 2015 04:45 pm
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  16. Question about edges.

    Hello everyone. I'll try my best to explain this situation. Ok so I have 3 edges here. Edge 1, Edge 2, and Edge 3. I would like to keep edge 1 the way it is I don't want to move it. Now I would like...

    Started by prime333‎, 28th Oct 2015 12:30 am
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    28th Oct 2015 10:37 am Go to last post
  17. Line not showing in 3d rendering

    In my project (and part of my concept), i have a vertical wall full of lines. However, when i render my project or take a 2d section plane, my lines don't show up in the final product. I can't remove...

    Started by Celine_Chalhoub‎, 26th Oct 2015 09:01 pm
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    27th Oct 2015 10:31 am Go to last post
  18. Presspull help

    Hello everyone. I'm trying to use the presspull command, but it goes down not straight like I would like it to do how would I do that? Thank you.

    Started by prime333‎, 26th Oct 2015 11:19 pm
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    26th Oct 2015 11:44 pm Go to last post
  19. Ceiling Grid Not Visable

    I do not see the ceiling grid when I make it using the Ceiling Grid tool. As far as I know I am following the on screen command line prompts correctly. I am needing to do a RCP. Thanks, Mjones5

    Started by Mjones5‎, 26th Oct 2015 06:28 pm
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  20. lookup parametr problem

    Hello! I have a block with lookup parametr (screenshot 1). If I switched lookup from 1 to 3 block work ok. But if I switched lookup from 3 to 1 block don't work. For corretly work block I needs...

    Started by engmech‎, 26th Oct 2015 11:22 am
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  21. Object selection

    Can anyone please help .. i have a curved 3d polyline that i need to offset autocad lt 2014 wont allow me to do this unless i explode the line, the only issue is that i then have to offset...

    Started by buttonbutton‎, 21st Oct 2015 12:01 pm
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  22. How do I edit this Vertex?

    Hello everyone. I'm wondering how I would edit the vertex of the box that is located on the upper left hand corner. Thank you.

    Started by prime333‎, 22nd Oct 2015 07:46 pm
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    23rd Oct 2015 07:57 pm Go to last post
  23. Polyline width

    I need to create custom linetypes where batting line is certain width. For example BATTING_50mm, BATTING_100mm etc linetypes, so I don't have to mess around wth each single line. I can just select...

    Started by silk‎, 20th Oct 2015 07:12 pm
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    21st Oct 2015 08:01 am Go to last post
  24. Editing Splines - Cribbage Board

    Hi, I recently purchased a CNC router, and am trying to use autocad to make a cribbage board. But, they will be very odd shaped cribbage boards - I have several slices of cedar stump - very cool...

    Started by spruce‎, 20th Oct 2015 10:08 pm
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    21st Oct 2015 04:01 am Go to last post
  25. Replace parametr type dynamic block

    Is it possible to change the position parameters at properties menu? For example, (as shown in the screenshot) "Distantce3" move to the first line, and "Distance1" on the third line. I need it, for...

    Started by engmech‎, 20th Oct 2015 08:08 pm
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    20th Oct 2015 10:19 pm Go to last post

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