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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: 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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  3. 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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  1. Curving Text

    I am using LT2007. I want to know if its possible to curve text around a circle like a badge that has text going all the way around the edge. Can anyone help me with how to do this if at all...

    Started by Alex Beardshaw‎, 27th Nov 2006 05:18 pm
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    12th Dec 2006 02:02 pm Go to last post
  2. Showcase

    Anyone tell me where the showcase area is please..?

    Started by Alex Beardshaw‎, 31st Aug 2007 09:05 am
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    31st Aug 2007 09:23 am Go to last post
  3. Help!! on Scaling

    I have been sent an existing drawing an office layout which is drawn at a scale of 7:1, I have furniture blocks of my own which I want to add to this drawing, they are at a scale of 1:100, how can I...

    Started by Alex Beardshaw‎, 24th May 2008 05:13 pm
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    25th May 2008 08:17 am Go to last post
  4. Workspace settings

    Working on ACAD Lt 2009. I have messed around with the settings and now in the AutoCVad Lt workspace I have no ribbons panels or tabs anyone know how to restore these please??

    Started by Alex Beardshaw‎, 10th Jul 2008 02:25 pm
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  5. Render in AutoCAD

    Hello everybody! Please tell me what software I can use for render my .dwg files. Render in AutoCAD is not quite as good as I want. I want a better software with more powerful tools and easy to...

    Started by Alex Moiceanu‎, 10th Feb 2011 09:30 am
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  6. explanation of the model tab in Autocad lt 2002

    I am a begginer with autocad lt 02. Im guessing the correct way to use it is to create your detail in the model section, which then automatically projects it in the layout section and you can edit...

    Started by ALEX3020‎, 3rd Oct 2005 01:10 pm
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  7. 3D models in Autocad lt 2002

    I use cad to draw mechanical components and present them in 2d, 3rd angle projection. should i be concerned about drawing them in 3d. from what i can see the 3d function isnt like SolidWorks with...

    Started by ALEX3020‎, 3rd Oct 2005 02:37 pm
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  8. arguments against drawing a detail on the layout?


    Started by ALEX3020‎, 3rd Oct 2005 03:33 pm
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  9. Scaling text, leaders, dimensions

    I dimension my detail in the model. I usually work at 1:1 in the layout, but if not, when I scale the model up or down the text size, leaders, dimensions scale up or down with it. Is it possible to...

    Started by ALEX3020‎, 5th Oct 2005 09:06 am
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  10. shoulder lengths on leaders (autocad lt 2002)

    When using the leader command on autocad lt 2002 previously I could just type in the leader shoulder size I wanted, i.e if i typed in 2 it would give me a 2 mm shoulder. now when I type in a number,...

    Started by ALEX3020‎, 11th Oct 2005 12:44 pm
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  11. Is it possible to make viewports transparent on printing

    on Autocad lt 2002 is it possible to make the outline of the viewport dissapear on printing. Ive tried changing the line thickness, scale, colour etc and it still leaves me with a very fine outline....

    Started by ALEX3020‎, 17th Oct 2005 09:46 am
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  12. dimensioning isometric views (autocad lt 02)

    when dimensioning isometric views I select aligned in my dimensions when doing this the dimension lines look odd as they are not parallel to the drawing. Is there any way of dimensioning an...

    Started by ALEX3020‎, 20th Oct 2005 03:52 pm
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  13. How to count words in a drawing without macros?

    Hi there, I am a translator. I want to count words in a drawing and charge a customer according to the number of words. I do not know anything about macros so this option will not suit me. I tried...

    Started by alex5908‎, 22nd Jul 2010 04:29 pm
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  14. How can i remove name file "Semnalizare" from this attribute value?

    I use Dynamic Block and insert attribute field for value - placeholder - name. here is a print screen - http://joxi.ru/l2ZYpRXU88VExm If i attache the file from a reference in another file, this...

    Started by Alexandru‎, 24th Nov 2015 11:13 am
    attribute, autocad field, dynamic block, named object, placeholder
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  15. Moving from Model to Layout view

    Hi folks, I've just set myself up a title block and layout template, but now I can't put anything on it. I have a drawing in Model view, and it shows up in Layout2, but layout view 1, with the...

    Started by AlexB‎, 8th May 2009 09:23 pm
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  16. Materials in AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop 2004

    I've just began to use AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop 2004 and I'm anxious to really start using it. But I'm really confused about one aspect: if I want to specify a certain material for a part, all I...

    Started by Alexe Emil‎, 23rd Apr 2005 09:21 pm
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  17. Is AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop what I really need?

    I'm a bit confused here... My interest is to simulate forces, stresses etc. on certain assemblies or mechanisms, but not only. My main objective is to simulate the effects of an earthquake on a...

    Started by Alexe Emil‎, 2nd May 2005 06:04 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd May 2005 11:27 am Go to last post
  18. putting cheif architect blocks into autocad?

    Hi, can anyone help? Is it possible to put chief architect (2006) 3D blocks into AutodeskArchitectural (2006) 3D drawings (or 2D for that matter)? If yes how? CA has so many great blocks (I am an...

    Started by alexkeys‎, 16th Apr 2008 07:59 am
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    16th Apr 2008 10:28 am Go to last post
  19. cross point selection not selecting

    hey there, i've been browsing around on cadtutor for a while and never seen any reference to this problem. why when you are selecting a large area with possibly many objects in it, using...

    Started by alexneedshelp‎, 6th Aug 2008 11:54 am
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    7th Aug 2008 09:14 pm Go to last post
  20. Trouble with union

    Hello, I am new to Autocad and teaching myself version R14. Although it is a rather steep learning curve, I am getting on fairly well with it, except for one thing. I don't understand what makes a...

    Started by AlexStacy‎, 13th Jul 2004 03:34 pm
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  21. crop on autocad lt 2004

    is it possible to crop on auto cad 2004 LT rather than using trim.......which takes ages!!! Please help Thanks Alex

    Started by alexwebb80‎, 15th Apr 2009 10:37 am
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  22. Can not turn off Wall Justification Line Can not see Diagnostic display on status ba

    Can not turn off Wall Justification Line. Help recommends to do it on Diagnostic display, but I can not see Diagnostic display on status bar. I need it extend wall to face of another wall, no to...

    Started by alexwilmacir‎, 5th Feb 2014 09:52 pm
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  23. Smile Free AutoCAD? Can someone help me?

    hi i'm alfie, i would like to ask where can i download free autocad software to work with?:D thank you

    Started by alfie_pendre‎, 13th Aug 2008 08:55 am
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    14th Aug 2008 06:42 pm Go to last post
  24. 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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    14th Dec 2011 06:48 am Go to last post
  25. How to insert JPEG into CAD

    Using AutoCad LT 2005. Having trouble inserting a JPEG into my drawing. I somehow got the jpeg into my drawing, but not it does not show up when I plot. Any suggestions?

    Started by ALG‎, 2nd Mar 2011 10:36 pm
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    3rd Mar 2011 04:30 am Go to last post

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