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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. 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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    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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  3. 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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  4. Tangent arc to a line

    How can I make an Arc tangent to a line. eg. doing blot head detail. What I have done is try to get the second point, of the three point arc tangent to a line. All I can get it to do is give me a...

    Started by azauq‎, 7th Nov 2005 09:17 am
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    8th Nov 2005 03:32 pm Go to last post
  5. Polyline to an Arrow

    Hello All... I have a feeling this question has been asked again & again...and yes ReMark, I did a search on it. If I wish to create an arrow, which will joggle all over my drawing, to represent a...

    Started by Casio47‎, 18th Nov 2012 06:13 pm
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  6. Smile Profile errors

    Hi.... I have just installed Autocad 2007 for a school I look after all is well but they have just reported the following problem. I do not use Autocad does anyone have any ideas, Thanks Paul ...

    Started by PaulR‎, 28th Feb 2007 04:40 pm
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  7. How to copy a selected area of a drawing to a new drawing ??

    Hi, I want to copy selected area of a drawing to a new doc(Autocad .dwg). I tried all but unable to do so. Can anybody help me ?

    Started by mudi269‎, 19th Mar 2010 05:15 am
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  8. Question scale down

    hi i'm new, i'm trying to produce some engineering drawings at the moment, i'm having a slight problem and any help would be much appreciated. I'm using cad ver2005, basically i pasted a legend from...

    Started by liam walker‎, 17th Oct 2006 09:00 pm
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    19th Oct 2006 12:01 am Go to last post
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  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. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Question how to insert a pdf image into autocad to scale?

    I am trying to get my scanned line drawings into autocad so I can trace them into cad lines. the problem I'm having is that I cannot control the scale in x or y, and the image comes out skewed. i...

    Started by larryvasan‎, 27th Feb 2009 08:20 am
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Center of gravity

    i currently using the autocad2006. i need to find the center of gravity or the mass of my project. i try using the help(F1).it told me to used MASSPROP..but it still can give me of it mass..it said...

    Started by katew‎, 25th Apr 2006 03:51 am
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    24th Jun 2008 06:00 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. 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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  23. 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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  24. Angry Standard DIM Style replaced with ISO-25

    Greetings to everyone. I have a small problem I can't figure out. up until I downloaded a CAD drawing off the internet and viewed it in my AutoCAD 2000 the standard DIM style was by default always...

    Started by JamFam‎, 31st Jan 2009 01:08 am
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  25. 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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