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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. Deleting blocks and renaming blocks

    Cadtutor could you tell me how I can remove a block . I have recently started to work with autocad 2002 Lt . and made a few blocks of furniture in a floor plan . I created them in a new layer...

    Started by Laurence‎, 4th Dec 2002 09:40 am
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    4th Dec 2002 11:41 am Go to last post
  2. 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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    26th Sep 2007 12:37 pm Go to last post
  3. Contour from points

    Hi Guys, My name is Kyle and I have been in the Cad buisness for a few years now I am currently in school and have a really stupid question. I received a drawing that I needed to do topo on. My...

    Started by killergtz‎, 14th Aug 2007 03:18 am
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    28th Aug 2007 04:02 pm Go to last post
  4. Surfboard

    I haven't used cad in about 6 years and I just got cad04 on my pc. My question is: I've teamed up with a friend who shapes his own surfboards. I was wondering how hard would it be to draw up a 3d map...

    Started by GCSurfer‎, 15th Mar 2005 09:13 pm
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    24th Oct 2013 02:57 am Go to last post
  5. who write protected my drawing?

    I was in the process of changing a group of drawings from their default setup to the actual setup I will be using. I went back to check one of them and got a "write protected" warning. I opened it...

    Started by cadmench‎, 6th Jun 2008 10:30 pm
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    23rd Nov 2013 05:53 am Go to last post
  6. Drawing a line using bearings

    First off I'm using AutoCAD 2008 and I'm trying to input survey points to establish a subdivision. My units are set as follow: lenght type: decimal with precision set at: 0.00. Angle type: Surveyor's...

    Started by munz82‎, 6th Apr 2010 01:21 am
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    15th Apr 2013 08:26 pm Go to last post
  7. Grid Display, It Isn't Displaying

    AutoCad 2000 I've tried to diplay the grid on screen to use for spacing purposes to no avail, it just doesn't display. I've done the following When drawing in model space I've been into the...

    Started by Frodraff‎, 15th Aug 2004 02:51 pm
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    18th Aug 2004 06:15 pm Go to last post
  8. Thick poly line??? WHY?

    Hi, I am working with a drawing that has been supplied to me by someone else. When I go to draw a polyline it is very wide. I can reduce it after I draw it by doing PEDIT> Weight> 0 and it goes...

    Started by andyboy‎, 21st Nov 2006 04:57 pm
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    21st Nov 2006 06:56 pm Go to last post
  9. difference between acad and acadiso?

    please can anybody let me know the difference between acad and acadiso.

    Started by Lash‎, 17th Jul 2008 07:12 pm
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  10. TOLERANCE

    Sometimes in a drawing you see tolerance (ie: -/+ 3) writtten! What exactly that means?

    Started by sentinel‎, 5th Aug 2006 10:14 pm
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  11. Block Attribute Drop Down List

    I have created a generic title block for all my drawings and I have some attributes for the block. Is it possible to have a drop down list for an attribute so I do not have to type in the value/text...

    Started by ryank7‎, 22nd Sep 2011 03:31 pm
    attribute, block, drop down, list
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    25th Sep 2011 03:02 am Go to last post
  12. Right click not working properly

    O.k. My right click sudenly doesnt open shortcut-menu?!?! I went to options and right click customization and everythings fine there. Didnt touch anything at all! What the hell is happening?!

    Started by Butch‎, 7th Mar 2009 02:48 am
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  13. Is it possible to combine autocad files ?

    I have multiple files in which i have i different drawings in autocad. Is it possible to combine all the files into one? does anyone know how to do this

    Started by fpanjsh4‎, 12th Nov 2011 04:52 am
    autocad, files
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    12th Nov 2011 06:18 pm Go to last post
  14. Lineweights not showing in paper space

    I have a table in Model Space and I made some of the cells a heavier lineweight but it's not showing up in Paper Space. It shows up fine in Model Space. Is there a setting I don't know about? ...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 23rd Aug 2010 09:44 pm
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    25th Aug 2010 01:58 pm Go to last post
  15. 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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  16. 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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    5th Jan 2012 02:42 am Go to last post
  17. Point Style

    Quick question from a CAD-trainee, is there a command to open the Point Style dialog box? The book I'm reading just says to use Format>>Point Style but typing commands is just so much easier. ...

    Started by Ocire‎, 10th Mar 2007 04:39 am
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    10th Mar 2007 05:17 am Go to last post
  18. Door Elevation symbol

    Hi friends, I need help from you guys, I have attached jpeg file regarding the door elevation symbol. Which one is correct? Elevation 1 or Elevation 2? We receive drawings from other contractor but...

    Started by rengised‎, 21st Mar 2012 08:52 am
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  19. Change Units inch to metric in the middle

    Hi guys, I'm picking up autocad using autocad 2010 version. Lets say a drawing's unit is mm, and now I change the unit to inch. I know if we just change the unit at beginning, all the lines...

    Started by chewy‎, 30th Sep 2009 11:06 am
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    7th Oct 2009 11:53 am Go to last post
  20. Viewport issue-Nothing shows up in it

    I am currently using Autocad Mep 2012 with Quickpen Pipedesigner add-on. Normally the Quickpen add-on automatically creates a viewport in paperspace, then I make a new viewport to show a diffent view...

    Started by farfalu‎, 11th Jan 2012 09:01 pm
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    30th Apr 2015 10:43 am Go to last post
  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Civil 3D Imperial or Metric

    If I'm using cad does it matter if I use Imperial or Metric? Whats the difference just the units? For example I have 1 project that needs to be done in metric should I open that in the Metric...

    Started by NEWMAN1006‎, 14th Mar 2012 06:36 pm
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  24. Woodgrain Hatch Patterns

    Anybody got some woodgrain hatch patterns they can provide to this beginner?o:)

    Started by BIGMIKE09281946‎, 25th Mar 2009 04:06 am
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  25. Layer colour vs print colour

    First of all, Hi! :) Now, my question, in my line of work i don't need to work with a lot of layers but i'm having a problem, i have a coloured layer system, so i can know wich lines are visible,...

    Started by Ruim‎, 18th Apr 2008 06:33 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    24th Apr 2008 09:25 am Go to last post

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