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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. Arrow A few basic questions when I work on the assessment test

    Which of the following CANNOT be performed using the Quick View Drawings shortcut menu? Save all drawings (It can save, but not save all) Arrange the open drawings (It display the object, but...

    Started by zmarcoz‎, 17th Mar 2010 07:02 pm
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  2. a few issues issues

    hello, i am having a problem with the following (Autocad 2006) 1. I select an object with the grips. i then select the erase command, but the object doesnt erase. there must be a setting...

    Started by schlix‎, 24th Aug 2006 06:18 pm
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  3. A few simple questions!

    Hi Is it possible to set the snap to ortho to other angles such as 45 degrees? Can you use the keyboard arrow keys to fine tune nudge items around, for example with the move command? Are...

    Started by djp6‎, 19th Sep 2010 06:13 pm
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  4. A Few Things For My Drawing

    I have an assignment for class that I've been working on this at home and it's taken me quite some time. I've pretty much finished but there are some things that I can't figure out. 1) The...

    Started by Ocire‎, 10th Mar 2007 09:50 pm
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    11th Mar 2007 01:59 am Go to last post
  5. A few things...

    I'm using AutoCAD 2006 and im wanting to know a couple of commands. 1. what command is it that deletes any multiple lines that are sort of 'one on top of another'? 2. which command is it that...

    Started by focus1‎, 24th May 2006 10:04 am
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  6. A line from point A at a known length to a known plain but unknown angle - HELP :)

    Hi, I want to draw a line on an angle from a known start point at a known length to a known finished plane (but not a known finish point or angle). Hopefully the attached pdf explains it better than...

    Started by macbaydn‎, 15th Apr 2015 02:30 am
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  7. AutoCAD A little Help Here , Please ?

    Hey Everyone , I've been trying to draw this one right here for about a week and a half , but it seems that i can't manage to draw it the right way or exactly as the same the original one so i...

    Started by TYGA‎, 23rd Feb 2010 09:20 pm
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  8. A little help please :s

    Hi, I'm having a little problem answering some college questions and was wondering if someone can please help me? my question paper reads: State how to construct a drawing frame? any...

    Started by byron‎, 20th Nov 2009 11:00 am
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  9. A new "how do i draw this?"

    Well. I got this image, and I dont know who to do the thing in red. I think something is missing. Its not 60º, 45º, 30º. Ive tried :P Any advice?

    Started by Daniz‎, 8th May 2008 02:58 pm
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  10. a new layout/viewport

    Right i have opened a new layout, how on earth do you get a viewport created for this layout, probably simple but it aint happening so far? thanks

    Started by Frazer1987‎, 13th May 2010 09:52 am
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  11. A newbie here!

    I truly believe that there are more things i need to learn in AutoCad. Doy you have any tips you can share with me? Don't be shy and let's be cad buddies! 8)

    Started by Ninjanine‎, 12th Jul 2016 06:52 am
    cad 2013, cad tips, cad tricks, newbie
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  12. Unhappy A point in space

    I have a coordinate: 23.7dn 47.4dw How can I draw a simple line from 0,0,0 at any length to that point (23.7dn 47.4dw)? Simple huh? For the life of me I can't seem to make this work. HELP!

    Started by jtfsr‎, 4th Aug 2014 01:09 pm
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  13. A question about a title block I created

    Hi folks, my first question. I created a standard title block template drawing for my student classwork exercises, and when I constructed the title block I keyed in real dimensions to ensure the...

    Started by Polar_Bus‎, 5th Apr 2011 01:48 pm
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  14. A question about seemingly misleading dimensions...

    I have a question about dimensions of a certain drawing. I have placed a red square about the section in question.To the top of the box is an arrow pointing towards it that says: "W 14 X 26". So I...

    Started by rngetter‎, 1st Apr 2010 10:38 pm
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  15. A question on binding clipped xrefs

    Hi, Is it possible to bind a clipped xref, and then explode it without it loosing its clipped boundaries? Please correct me if I've been doing something wrong in this process (or if it's...

    Started by Mr.Alex‎, 13th Jan 2009 06:27 pm
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  16. a rookie tries to use blocks

    i decided to consolidate a bunch of mechanical drawings made with lt2000i into one drawing, and turn each of the individual pieces into a block, so that i could make assembly drawings from the...

    Started by the ber‎, 11th Jan 2007 07:00 pm
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  17. a simple object fill

    I would like to simply fill several buildings (2d outline squares) on our campus map with the color green to signifying that they have wireless coverage. I am new with autocad and think it should...

    Started by niemanc‎, 29th Mar 2006 09:27 pm
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  18. A Static Background?

    I'd like to think that I only post good questions, but here's one on which I haven't seen anything, so I can't be sure if it's a good one or not :? . (working in AutoCAD 2008)) Is there a way to...

    Started by CAD Sniper‎, 22nd Apr 2008 02:21 pm
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  19. a strange autocad alert

    I was trying to install autocad 2012 in my win8 laptop then I had this message and installation was failed. when I am using win7 everything was normal and I dont understand what this alert says. Can...

    Started by hht‎, 27th Mar 2014 12:08 pm
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  20. a strange line

    I am trying to draw a rectangular but sth is wrong. can you explain me please what causes these mistakes?

    Started by hht‎, 27th Mar 2014 11:51 am
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  21. A tale of 2 type of text

    I came across two different types of Text fields to deal with: The first where I just clicked on the text and a small dialog box came up for the information to be edited. And the second...

    Started by tomatoe‎, 31st May 2007 08:56 am
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    31st May 2007 09:29 am Go to last post
  22. a terminology question

    im trying to figure out what is the the name of the autocad term that describes the letter or combination of letters that are needed to type in a command?

    Started by carullof‎, 24th Sep 2015 08:43 pm
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  23. a viewport with two windows

    Hi Please have a look on this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkSgrrSYTig I have a viewport with two sub-windows horizontally separated in the center of the model space. Actually I wanted...

    Started by jackson6612‎, 11th Jan 2011 07:40 pm
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  24. Question A way to not exit line command

    I'm doing a floor plan on autocad 07 and I was wondering if there is a way to draw a line, and then go to a different part of a drawing and draw another line without exiting the command.

    Started by CadDan‎, 27th Jul 2009 12:12 am
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  25. A3 paper size

    Hi, how do I set the drawing limits to A3 paper? ty

    Started by simtom‎, 19th Nov 2006 02:41 pm
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