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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. change the Width factor

    Hi all I have a lot of Mtext and I need change the Width factor for all text anyone have lisp idea hot to change it .

    Started by e.mounir‎, 5th Jan 2011 08:51 am
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  2. Cool linetypes not showing up in viewport, HELP!!!

    Hey all I have been away from autocad for a while I got dumped into microstation, upon migrating back I have been stumped by simple things heres another simple one I can use a hand figuring out!! if...

    Started by studiorat‎, 19th Nov 2007 02:00 pm
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  3. My dims and text are too small!

    When I first entered my dimensions the numbers were so small I had to scroll in to look at them. I adjusted them by going back to mydimstyle and entering the number 48. The numbers were then readable...

    Started by mdg8186‎, 16th Aug 2008 06:39 am
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  4. How to make drawing space larger

    I'm sure this is an overly asked and stupid question and I must not be using the proper words in my searches. I searched google, this site, the various faqs on it. I have a building floor plan that...

    Started by interboob‎, 17th Feb 2010 12:37 am
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    17th Feb 2010 01:51 pm Go to last post
  5. How To Draw Two Lines At An Angle?

    I've just got Autocad 2008 and I'm bewildered by the mountain of support material none of which seems to tell me how to do the most basic thing in the world - draw two lines of a predetermined length...

    Started by abrogard‎, 17th Sep 2009 07:46 am
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    21st Sep 2009 03:04 am Go to last post
  6. Getting dotted lines to show up from model space into viewport

    I am so frustrated as I cannot get my dashed lines in my model space to show up dashed in my viewport. I already tried MSLTSCALE = 1 in model space and PSLTSCALE = 1 and LTSCALE = 1 in paperspace....

    Started by Eleni19‎, 18th Jul 2011 09:59 pm
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    19th Jul 2011 12:47 pm Go to last post
  7. Serious problems with viewports and orientation

    Hello there, I have created some boxes in AutoCAD and when I change the view control to SW Isometric (and probably others too) it zooms out really far and I can't see what I have created unless I...

    Started by Sheepdisease‎, 22nd Jun 2015 08:09 am
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  8. changing dimension color

    I can't figure out how to just change the color of just one single dimension in my drawing. I have 3 main dimensions, two of them I want to be red, and one I want to be white. I tried "dimstyle",...

    Started by Brian‎, 30th Oct 2007 07:35 pm
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    31st Oct 2007 05:32 pm Go to last post
  9. Embarrassed How do you Search Multiple Cad Drawings for Text

    I have multiple cad drawings (300 *dwg's)that need some items changed, is there a way to seach multiple cad drawing in my project for specific instances of text in each drawing?:? Do the...

    Started by FTBPrimeEvil‎, 18th Aug 2008 06:14 pm
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  10. Block unit factor

    Hi I have som problems when I importing a external reference. When importing, the dialog where you can set insertion point etc. it states that the block unit factor is 39.3701, which result that...

    Started by asai‎, 27th May 2010 09:53 am
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  11. Draw 3D Arc

    I want to draw 3d arc using 3d point, how can we draw 3d arc in autocad? Please help me.....

    Started by dnyandevp‎, 4th Jan 2012 07:44 am
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  12. how to move origin point ?

    Having come into this program from CorelDraw and Adobe Ill. I am use to having scales on the outside of the drawing area. Also being able to re-zero those scales to the point that I'm starting to...

    Started by airs‎, 18th Nov 2006 03:24 am
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  13. flickering world

    I'd welcome some feedback on a flickering Autocad screen, which seems to only occur in Autocad. This happens too randomly to be a refresh (my non-tech. opinion) and way too often. It's kind of like...

    Started by td88‎, 14th Mar 2008 04:20 pm
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  14. Drawing Crop an AutoCAD Drawing

    Hello all, First time poster here. I've got a large AutoCAD drawing compiled with about 4 different layers. Now I want just a section of it, and nothing else. I was wondering if it's possible to...

    Started by dezza1991‎, 1st Apr 2014 11:35 am
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  15. I can copy - but i can't paste!

    Im really sorry about this noddy question but here goes... I used to be able to cut and paste no problems.... Now, i select an object, select copy, press escape then select paste. (comes up...

    Started by ringo‎, 15th Sep 2005 03:47 pm
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  16. Ungroup Large Objects

    Ok, so I just opened this huge layout and everything in the drawing is one giant object, one that I cannot ungroup or break up apparantly. What I want to do is take a section of this drawing out,...

    Started by NiceGuy8618‎, 30th Jun 2008 11:26 pm
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    2nd Jul 2008 04:18 pm Go to last post
  17. How to select all objects enclosed in a poly line

    Im practicing for my CAD certification test and im trying to select all objects inclosed in a poly line. Right now i have a bunch of random circles and a random figure drawn in the middle of a bunch...

    Started by mrmanagerr‎, 30th Mar 2011 02:27 pm
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  18. Color of crosshair

    Hi guys, I have been annoyed with the color of my crosshair for a while, I have my background set to black so the the crosshair is white. This is no problem in Model and over the paper in Layout,...

    Started by Tiger‎, 26th May 2011 01:00 pm
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    10th Feb 2012 04:46 pm Go to last post
  19. Embarrassed How to import AutoCAD File into MapSource Programme

    Dear all, could u pls let me know is tat possible if i wan to import the AutoCad File in the Mapsource programme then transfer it to the GPS device?? Thanks...:roll:

    Started by cyrix08‎, 14th May 2008 02:39 am
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  20. conversion of autocad coordinates x, y into lat long

    hi, is there any addon to directly convert x,y units into lat longs , ie setting limits and units from autocad sw itself?

    Started by nsdteja‎, 20th May 2010 01:24 pm
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  21. Viewport within a viewport

    In this situation how do I prevent one viewport from being visible through the smaller. I have tried the "draw order" command with no succes. (Well....... it is the "Beginner's Area"....LOL)

    Started by kippax‎, 25th Sep 2007 11:36 am
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  22. How to draw head only of an arrow

    Using 2000LT and would like to draw the head of an arrow. Also would like to know how to set my cursor at a angle to match the angle of a line on a page of an existing drawing on my system? Thanks...

    Started by berol‎, 19th Jul 2006 08:22 am
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    20th Jul 2006 12:36 am Go to last post
  23. Looking for Hair Salon Blocks

    I am looking for 2D blocks of various hair salon furniture (cutting/washing/drying chairs, hair wash sinks and tanning beds). Does anyone have any of these or know where I can find them. I have been...

    Started by jiggly_jelloo‎, 14th Nov 2013 07:00 pm
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    14th Nov 2013 08:39 pm Go to last post
  24. Labeling column grid lines

    Not actually an AutoCAD tech question...Is there a rule of thumb for labeling column lines? For example, is it always alphabetical in the horizontal position and numerical in the vertical...or is it...

    Started by reyems‎, 14th Jul 2009 03:39 pm
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    16th Jul 2009 04:33 pm Go to last post
  25. Question Copying Floor Plans (paper) to an AutoCAD dwg

    Hello! My dad has given me floor plans in blueprint paper and he wants me to draw / copy them in AutoCAD. I've have learnt here that you should always draw 1:1 in model space and adjust the scale...

    Started by bluepepper‎, 29th Nov 2010 07:57 am
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    16th Jan 2011 01:07 pm Go to last post

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