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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. 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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  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. 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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  1. Simple Terminology

    Hello! I believe I understand what most of the following items are exactly, and how they are used, but I'd like to have a formal list of definitions followed by examples of when they would most...

    Started by AutoNub‎, 29th Sep 2011 03:36 pm
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  2. sun path

    I'm a COMPLETE newbie to autocad..like..a few days only.. :lol: anyways... I have to do a 3D plan of a city.. I've drawn up the plan using polyline..so I extrude..and so now... I need to do...

    Started by wikkee‎, 17th Apr 2005 04:10 pm
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    3rd Oct 2011 02:16 pm Go to last post
  3. Floor/Roof Framing Plan...help...Please

    Hey there, I hoping I could get some help please and thanks. I am working on a Floor and Roof Framing plan for my design class. Doing a mixed use builing...retail and residetial. However; I...

    Started by extremeregime‎, 2nd Oct 2011 01:42 am
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    3rd Oct 2011 01:54 pm Go to last post
  4. Accidentally sketched in multiple planes

    Long story short, I am new to the 3D capabilities of AutoCAD 2012 and I have somehow managed to place items from my 2D layout sketch onto multiple planes in the Z axis. Again, this was on accident. ...

    Started by Steve-O‎, 29th Sep 2011 09:31 pm
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    3rd Oct 2011 12:28 pm Go to last post
  5. Remove box next to cursor

    How can I get rid of the box attached to the cursor when I'm typing a command? I just want to type in the command line at the bottom. Thx.

    Started by ACKen‎, 29th Sep 2011 06:04 pm
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    3rd Oct 2011 10:55 am Go to last post
  6. building drawing

    Can anyone tell me where I can find the real world DWG files of building and bridges made in AutoCAD 2012.

    Started by CNatka‎, 23rd Sep 2011 02:39 pm
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    3rd Oct 2011 06:30 am Go to last post
  7. Copying from one drawing to another.

    I am using R14 which suits my hobby needs which are drawing model parts for photo-etching. I have started a new drawing for which I need parts from an earlier drawing. The only way I have found...

    Started by pseagerthomas‎, 1st Oct 2011 08:04 pm
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    1st Oct 2011 09:27 pm Go to last post
  8. Question Remove invisible box that appears under text?

    I am using autocad 2008 and I used the function that allows you to hide objects such as hatching or lines under text. When I delete the text, I expected the invisible box to delete with it. Sadly...

    Started by Jab45‎, 30th Sep 2011 09:01 pm
    hid, remove, text
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    30th Sep 2011 09:22 pm Go to last post
  9. Sheet set Manager

    How to create sheet set manager and how to use them? Please give me a brief of steps regarding this.

    Started by CNatka‎, 23rd Sep 2011 02:46 pm
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    30th Sep 2011 03:08 pm Go to last post
  10. Layout Limits

    Hi, I am posting this thread for a friend of mine. He has a problem of layout limits such that he can't create more than 6 layouts, the 7th layout is automatically deleted. I know that we can...

    Started by nicolas‎, 30th Sep 2011 03:24 am
    layouts limit
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    30th Sep 2011 01:27 pm Go to last post
  11. Tangent line problem

    What are the commands to make a tangent line from one circle 90 degrees to the tangent line of another circle?

    Started by metsj373‎, 30th Sep 2011 01:41 am
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    30th Sep 2011 01:24 pm Go to last post
  12. Material library

    Provide me some knowledge about material library.

    Started by CNatka‎, 23rd Sep 2011 02:52 pm
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    30th Sep 2011 10:40 am Go to last post
  13. Please help me to convert it to dwg or dxf ?

    could you help me to convert this 3d pdf to dwg or dxf I tried a lot of pdf to dwg converter softwares but they r totaly useless please help me the link of the file is that ; ...

    Started by Perseus85‎, 24th Sep 2011 02:12 am
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    30th Sep 2011 01:29 am Go to last post
  14. Smile Help with parts of drawing.

    How would i draw the things circled in yellow. Im guessing it has to do with the ARC command. I have everything else drawn up but if someone could help me find out how to draw the curved pieces in...

    Started by dillcad‎, 24th Sep 2011 09:25 pm
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  15. Plotting Problem (borders shown, texts incomplete)

    I have a problem in plotting. In layout, the whole drawing and text were shown, but in my output (printed drawing) the texts are incomplete. Please help, Im newbie.

    Started by nonahvy‎, 28th Sep 2011 07:20 am
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  16. Cntrl-C & Cntrl-V no longer functioning

    Newby here with ignoramous question. Cntrl-C and Cntrl-V no longer working as it used to. WHen I select some objects and then Cntrl-C the command line shows "_copyclip xx found" (xx being how...

    Started by Redman‎, 18th Aug 2009 05:30 pm
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  17. Auto cad 2012 annotation scales not fully listed?

    I can not figure out why my annotation scale list has very few scale listings to choose form. The only scales that are listed are ratio (i.e. 1:1), i seem to be missing feet and inches (i.e. 1/4" =...

    Started by Justine Lewis‎, 29th Sep 2011 12:35 am
    • Replies: 3
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    29th Sep 2011 01:14 am Go to last post
  18. DWG to PDF

    I am starting to have an issue with pdf conversion, hope you can help. When I convert a dwg to pdf with three drawings one or two seem to blow the scale of lines and images (they seem to appear at...

    Started by cat ryan‎, 28th Sep 2011 10:34 am
    • Replies: 9
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    29th Sep 2011 12:48 am Go to last post
  19. What kind of line are you folks using for electrical wiring

    Good Evening; What type of line are you using to show electrical wiring in a house, I've used the arc line and I really don't like the flexibility of that, it want bend like I want it to. The ...

    Started by buildman‎, 25th Sep 2011 12:27 am
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    28th Sep 2011 04:59 pm Go to last post
  20. Master control for Annotative scaling?

    Hello, I've been watching some youtube tutorials on annotations, seems like I need to set the scale for Text / Dimensions / Multileaders / Leaders / Hatches. Just wondering, is there...

    Started by neuri‎, 28th Sep 2011 09:06 am
    • Replies: 6
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    28th Sep 2011 04:46 pm Go to last post
  21. Help me. Newbie. Layers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Every time i have to create a new drawing for class i have to put in all the layers, line types, color, etc. The layers are the same for every drawing my professor want us to do. Is there a way to...

    Started by LOST NEWBIE‎, 20th Sep 2011 08:27 pm
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  22. Problems plotting - lineweights too dark(both pdf and printer)

    Hi, I'm having problems with lineweights. It shows up too dark whenever I plot to both pdf and the printer (Kyocera KM-2560 KX). Ive tried adjusting the ctb file (changing thicknesses of colours)...

    Started by DanCorbett1‎, 28th Sep 2011 08:28 am
    help me, line weights, plotting issues
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    28th Sep 2011 12:57 pm Go to last post
  23. Excel style formulaes in Autocad table cells

    Hi Is it possible to enter Excel formulaes eg: =if(a1 = 0; "yes"; "no") into table cells? I tried doing it, but I only got number symbols as the result (#####). Any advice is grateful.:D:D

    Started by jalba‎, 27th Sep 2011 06:44 pm
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  24. Dimension Units

    I'm having trouble displaying the units for dimensions. The issue is with the suffix. When I add the " suffix to indicate inches autocad also adds the suffix to the angular dimension. 2...

    Started by ryank7‎, 27th Sep 2011 12:32 pm
    dimension, display, units
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    27th Sep 2011 01:07 pm Go to last post
  25. Cyclone Simulation Test?

    Hi Everyone, I would like to know the Cyclone simulation test on the switchboard? Can it be done in Autocad 2012? What kind of software needed? Please advice. Thank you.

    Started by wsk80‎, 23rd Sep 2011 01:38 am
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