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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. 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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  2. AutoCAD error aborting

    Hi everybody, i've got (again) a little problem with autoCAD 2007... when i run a script that i have written, with some files, this message error appears: INTERNAL ERROR: UNDOCMD 3 it happens...

    Started by ramis‎, 23rd May 2007 02:42 pm
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    12th Jan 2010 11:52 pm Go to last post
  3. Question Text Rotating 270' every time I edit??!!!

    Hello all, Ive got a problem with a drawing from a client and the text is in multi-line format and is currently at the correct angle, however, when I go to edit the text is rotate's it's self...

    Started by NeilGTi85‎, 31st Jul 2008 10:34 am
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Right click short-cut menu settings

    I use Autocad 2011, I'm a bit of a Cad newb, and I appear to have somehow messed up my right click short-cut menu settings. Before, I could right-click and get all of the edit options (delete, move,...

    Started by cbat‎, 2nd Jun 2011 06:28 pm
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  7. to put objects on z=0

    hello! i have drawing where blocks z coordinate have value. how can i select all and set z coordinate to 0?

    Started by dusko‎, 24th Apr 2008 01:34 pm
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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

    I am working on the server & though I set my automatic saving for every 5 minutes, I was surprised when I open my drawing & found out that all the works that I did yesterday were not saved. My...

    Started by steel_dragon‎, 19th Jun 2006 06:03 am
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    25th Jul 2008 08:57 pm 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. How drawing a pipe line?

    Hi, I'm looking for a tutorial explaining how can i draw a pipe line such as shown in this picture: (with autocad) Thank you :)

    Started by Faouweb‎, 12th Apr 2009 09:16 pm
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  19. 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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  20. Cannot change units

    I'm trying to use millimeters to draw a rectangle, but every time I use enter a value (eg, set the width to 1mm), the value keeps reverting to inches. I set the units to inches using the command...

    Started by elashish‎, 6th Jun 2008 08:52 pm
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  21. 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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    20th Nov 2006 12:52 am Go to last post
  22. 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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  23. 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
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    24th Apr 2008 09:25 am Go to last post
  24. Drawing a parallel line to unknown angled existing line

    In an old Ver 2000 drawing, how would one adjust the cursor parallel to an unknown angled line in that drawing so a parallel line :wink: to it could be drawn? Also, please, if there are other ways...

    Started by berol‎, 28th Aug 2006 04:07 pm
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    29th Aug 2006 12:06 pm Go to last post
  25. Question .dsd file questions

    Hi! I recently received some map data which I was told would be a file format compatible with ArcGIS. The file format of the data is .dsd and I can only find reference to this file format...

    Started by tim_newbury‎, 28th Apr 2007 01:34 pm
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