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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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    24th May 2018 01:38 pm Go to last post
  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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    11th Feb 2009 10:20 pm Go to last post
  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. Unable to open new dwt templates

    When I try by right clicking on the Layout tab and navigating to the appropriate file the command line reads - "** File T:\Common\Drawing_Office\Templates-Drg_Sheets\A0_Vorlage_ENG.dwt was...

    Started by kippax‎, 2nd Dec 2015 04:30 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    3rd Dec 2015 03:43 pm Go to last post
  2. How to import coordinates of the points of a geometry??

    Hi, I am new in this forum. I have a question: I want to import coordinates of the points(x,y) of a geometry(2D) in autocad. But i don't know! I am grateful that guide me about this case.

    Started by ali1234‎, 10th Oct 2015 07:37 pm
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    2nd Dec 2015 06:48 pm Go to last post
  3. Dimension Style Manager

    Hello, I'm a student and I'm using Technical Drawing 101 with Autocad 2016 by Antonio Ramirez as the semester text. I am on chapter 5, Dimensioning, and am working on the "Matching" questions. There...

    Started by taksa02‎, 29th Nov 2015 08:34 pm
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    2nd Dec 2015 02:19 am Go to last post
  4. Copy an Object From One File to Another

    Hello, I have two .dwg files, one on each monitor. How can I copy one object in one file and paste it into the other? Is copy and paste the correct way to do this? And, will all the dimensions...

    Started by Casio47‎, 1st Dec 2015 07:40 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Dec 2015 08:13 pm Go to last post
  5. Block Editor Background

    Hello, How do I change the Background Color while in Block Editor (just the block editor background)? Currently the color is a light gray which makes it hard to see the drawing Thanks

    Started by Casio47‎, 1st Dec 2015 04:10 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    1st Dec 2015 04:55 pm Go to last post
  6. How to delete invisible objects.

    Hello again. I need help with deleting objects, somehow i created really small nearly invisible objects which I can't see and I want to delete them. When I use middle mouse button to zoom I'm not...

    Started by dunno790‎, 28th Nov 2015 10:00 am
    • Replies: 3
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    30th Nov 2015 03:03 pm Go to last post
  7. Multileader text, space bar issues

    Using 2013, my multileader text box seems to interpret the space bar as Enter. Hence I can't seem to enter more than 1 word at a time. However, if I use the multileader with the single word it edits...

    Started by Mogie‎, 16th Oct 2015 03:59 am
    • Replies: 2
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    29th Nov 2015 07:39 pm Go to last post
  8. place a rectangle an exact distance from a line

    Hello All, I have a rectangle, and I wish to move the entire rectangle to be exactly 16'10" from a line (which represents a wall). The rectangle need not rotate, just move over and be positioned...

    Started by Casio47‎, 24th Nov 2015 04:20 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    24th Nov 2015 05:39 pm Go to last post
  9. How can i remove name file "Semnalizare" from this attribute value?

    I use Dynamic Block and insert attribute field for value - placeholder - name. here is a print screen - http://joxi.ru/l2ZYpRXU88VExm If i attache the file from a reference in another file, this...

    Started by Alexandru‎, 24th Nov 2015 11:13 am
    attribute, autocad field, dynamic block, named object, placeholder
    • Replies: 7
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    24th Nov 2015 04:20 pm Go to last post
  10. Unable to edit BubbleDef Blocks in AutoCAD 200B

    I recently brought a Xref into a drawing that has a column grid and BubbleDef block that indicate the column numbers. Suddenly, I am unable to edit the BubbleDef's. When I try to bring in an editable...

    Started by RanDeLuna‎, 20th Nov 2015 12:43 am
    • Replies: 4
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    24th Nov 2015 02:49 pm Go to last post
  11. How do I display RL (Reduced Level) of points in autoCAD ?

    lets say I have a drawing of tower and I need to display levels at different heights, say, one at base and then at 1.5 meters above and then at 3 meters .. RLs of these points is 272.5, 274, 277 etc....

    Started by MrD33P‎, 21st Nov 2015 08:01 am
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    24th Nov 2015 03:18 am Go to last post
  12. 2D models, do they exist?

    Is there such a thing as 2D model? I can't seem to find a setting that restricts you to 2D.

    Started by Bogbadbob658‎, 23rd Nov 2015 02:29 pm
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    23rd Nov 2015 05:50 pm Go to last post
  13. Slow CAD file, but fine after starting selection tool

    Unable to move, zoom, or do mush of anything. However when I start the selection tool, it works fine. The file is unworkable. I'm suspecting it has something to do with the text. There is...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 18th Nov 2015 12:24 pm
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    20th Nov 2015 02:11 pm Go to last post
  14. Help with set up 2015

    Been away from autocad for a number of years (2002). Now I'm using 2015. Can some one please tell me where options are that used to be in Tools drop down menu. Also how to find the classic tool...

    Started by off the rock‎, 8th Nov 2015 08:32 pm
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    18th Nov 2015 09:07 pm Go to last post
  15. Drawing Name Attribute

    I recently cam across a block that had an attribute that showed the current drawing name, and if the drawing file name was changed the attribute value changed to match. Can someone tell me how...

    Started by AQucsaiJr‎, 21st Jul 2011 08:17 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    18th Nov 2015 04:48 pm Go to last post
  16. When you have lots of Drawings open

    Can someone tell me how to sort out the "Windows" task pane when you have say 10 different drawings open, they are named: E01, E02, M01, M02, H01, H02. I want it to show the drawings in order such...

    Started by Elly26‎, 12th Nov 2015 10:54 pm
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    18th Nov 2015 03:41 am Go to last post
  17. advice on autocad for beginner

    hi. I am new hear and have never used AutoCAD. I would like some advice if possible on where to start etc. I am looking at doing an AutoCAD 2013 course online for £250. would this be a...

    Started by eagle70001‎, 9th Nov 2015 09:22 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    18th Nov 2015 02:23 am Go to last post
  18. Exploded TEXT moving at a different location?

    Hi guys, can someone help me figure out why after I explode my text, it changes size and moves away from where I had it placed? It also gets a lot bigger after I explode it and I have to scale...

    Started by amcutem‎, 11th Nov 2015 01:15 am
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    16th Nov 2015 11:09 pm Go to last post
  19. Autocad requirements

    What's up folks! I am new arround the forums and i would like some help. In school i will star using autocad and 3ds Max and i'd like to know if my pc can run the program smothly. Here are my...

    Started by Bacon‎, 15th Nov 2015 02:15 pm
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    16th Nov 2015 12:43 am Go to last post
  20. trueview not working

    Hello I'm new to this website. Maybe someone can help me. I have received a file made in autocad 2015 (i think) I'm using 2007!!! Downloaded trueview 32 bit for windows XP but it's not able...

    Started by schwi‎, 12th Nov 2015 10:25 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    14th Nov 2015 11:10 pm Go to last post
  21. Making a Multileader style

    I have been trying to develop a may to make dimensioning of taped holes easier. My thoughts are that I would like to make a multi leaders style with a mutli-line text attached, which I know how to...

    Started by Karl0325‎, 14th Nov 2015 05:58 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    14th Nov 2015 11:08 pm Go to last post
  22. AutoCAD Architecture 2015 handbook free download

    you can download the handbook at samueladekunle.wordpress.com

    Started by Samuel Adekunle‎, 13th Nov 2015 01:17 pm
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    13th Nov 2015 01:17 pm Go to last post
  23. Question Text 2 Attribute

    Hi All, Is anybody having lisp programme to change text to attributes? Thanks, Srinivas Vinjamuri

    Started by Srinivas.Vinjamuri‎, 19th Oct 2008 11:50 am
    • Replies: 8
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    12th Nov 2015 04:52 pm Go to last post
  24. CAD 2011 v's CAD 2016

    Hi, I use CAD 2011 on my PC but I need to purchase another licence for my laptop and the IT department have purchased CAD 2016. Will I be able to use my CAD 2011 maps on CAD 2016 without...

    Started by Frannym‎, 11th Nov 2015 04:36 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Nov 2015 02:35 pm Go to last post
  25. Can I change Mtext or Dtext into a Defined Attribute?

    Is there a simple way of doing this out there. Normally its easy enough to just retype, but sometimes, (eg with regards to the justification, height, style, location) its not so easy. Anyone help me...

    Started by magwea‎, 5th Feb 2009 04:20 pm
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    12th Nov 2015 12:53 pm Go to last post

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