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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. Adding customs properties to properties rollover menu

    Hi, my question is more about feasibility than doing it. I read forums threads but I can't really manage to find the right answer, because Autocad is a new field to me and I can't really manage...

    Started by koudougou‎, 20th Oct 2015 09:18 am
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  2. Question Shift to add to selection (PICKADD) - shortcut key option to toggle?

    If this is posted elsewhere, I apologize, but I couldn't come across anything... Users will come to me occasionally telling me that they can't pick more than one object. I know to go to Options,...

    Started by King Louie‎, 17th Oct 2015 01:07 am
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    20th Oct 2015 11:06 am Go to last post
  3. Refreshing my memory

    Hello. I have had autocad 2005 for awhile. My pc has been down and I just got it running again because I am embarking on a new journey. I am trying to draw out my home but it seems I have forgotten...

    Started by DragonEcko‎, 4th Aug 2015 05:34 pm
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  4. Trying to Fillet this corner

    Hello everyone. I'm trying to make a fillet of a unit of 6 facing upwards, but it wouldn't let me even though I already made a fillet of 6 units on the other edge facing downwards. How would I fillet...

    Started by prime333‎, 17th Oct 2015 06:34 pm
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    19th Oct 2015 03:57 am Go to last post
  5. Copying Parts of an External Reference

    What's the best way to copy a piece of a Block Reference and insert it into another drawing? For example - if I have a block of a full assembly, and I want to copy just a nut or a bolt out of it...

    Started by EatingSteak‎, 16th Oct 2015 07:06 pm
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    18th Oct 2015 08:08 pm Go to last post
  6. Dynamic Block - Door with Live Stretchable Swing

    This could be a passe issue but I couldn't find an answer in the archives or other sites. Please help me fix this block. The good thing is that when the leaf is rotated, the swing arc tags along...

    Started by O'Huggin‎, 16th Oct 2015 09:15 pm
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    18th Oct 2015 08:03 am Go to last post
  7. from concept to 3d printing-- work flow

    Im pretty experienced in 2d mechanical dwg. Trying to learn 3d. It seems the process of moving a shape between an object type of surface/mesh/solid and vice versa is not very straight forward. So the...

    Started by 3drookie‎, 17th Oct 2015 01:30 pm
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  8. Moving a vertex to a specific coordinate

    I'm completely new to Autocad 2015 for Mac. I created a polyline and inserted some new vertices. However, I'd like to position those new vertices at an exact position. Therefore I'd like to enter new...

    Started by Tomatooo‎, 16th Oct 2015 05:14 pm
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    16th Oct 2015 09:28 pm Go to last post
  9. Wink Best way of creating a block/dynamic block for many variables/attributes

    Hi, i'm trying many different approaches on creating the best block or dynamic block to represent something like i attached. I have many other combinations (it would end up with more than 3000...

    Started by Gotrekk‎, 16th Oct 2015 05:52 pm
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  10. Change lineweight of text within table

    Hi, How do I change the lineweight of text that is within a table in AutoCAD? Is this even possible? Regards, Frank

    Started by xmfrancis‎, 1st Oct 2015 07:26 am
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    15th Oct 2015 07:00 pm Go to last post
  11. Using Autocad with a 16:9 wide screen monitor

    Hi - I have just acquired a 16:9 wide screen monitor which is excellent for playing video clips but when used to display my Autocad drawings results in an elongated display, turning circles into...

    Started by Stanier‎, 13th Oct 2015 09:39 am
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    14th Oct 2015 10:11 am Go to last post
  12. How do i create a vector in Autocad?

    Hi, I am new in Autocad. I want create the following figure(2D) in Autocad as follows: I tried to create a vector, but I couldn't do it. In fact, I don't know that how do i create a...

    Started by ali1234‎, 13th Oct 2015 10:40 am
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    13th Oct 2015 04:42 pm Go to last post
  13. exercises on civil and architect drafts

    Greeting everyone, I recently finished studying AutoCad tools and options. I am a civil engineer and I will be glad if someone provide me with exercises on civil or architect drawings . Thanks...

    Started by man99‎, 4th Oct 2015 08:32 pm
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  14. Easy tadpoles

    Hi I'm an archaeologist and fairly new to CAD. I want to be able to easily insert a tadpole (what we call a hachure) between two selected points so it automatically scales and orientates betwen...

    Started by Noody‎, 28th Apr 2011 03:22 pm
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    12th Oct 2015 07:32 pm Go to last post
  15. DWL and DWL2 files! Computer crashed and i cant restore the drawing!

    So my computer crashed after an intense few hours on autocad and I didn't save it (rookie mistake, I know!). I searched the web for answers and ive found my Automatic Save File loacton which ed me to...

    Started by pepe_c‎, 2nd Oct 2014 10:22 am
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    dwl, dwl2, recovery
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    11th Oct 2015 11:06 pm Go to last post
  16. Needs help to make this

    can someone help me with the details below using autocad 2015, need the file for my personal training. Looking forward to hear from you. C:\Users\Jeffrey\Desktop\technical description 1.jpg...

    Started by tiger2015‎, 7th Oct 2015 08:57 am
    autocad 2015, designer, programs
    • Replies: 2
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    11th Oct 2015 07:41 am Go to last post
  17. PDF Plot -- Filling Closed Polylines

    Hi all, Got what I think is a dumb question I've been scouring for two hours. I use Civil 3D to create photomasks. It involves creating a lot of complex closed polylines that are filled during the...

    Started by parksj10‎, 10th Oct 2015 08:35 am
    closed polyline, fill
    • Replies: 6
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    11th Oct 2015 04:14 am Go to last post
  18. Format small table (imported from Excel)

    Hi, I'm trying to import four cells from Excel that will be a small table. The four cells each contain a numerical value. I've read a bit about this and decided that the PASTESPEC command was...

    Started by OuluChris‎, 7th Oct 2015 05:54 pm
    datalinking, tables
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    8th Oct 2015 02:57 pm Go to last post
  19. Viewport

    Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to make a layout with ofc a viewport but instead the viewport is linked to modelspace (like it is normally) that i can make a viewport that is linked to...

    Started by Elwillem‎, 8th Oct 2015 09:13 am
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Oct 2015 11:39 am Go to last post
  20. How to change thr Ribbon display

    Hello, Not being a power ACAD user I am trying to change the display on the ribbon. When I clikc in the ribbon and go to the multileader area and want to select one of the assigned styles of...

    Started by Karl0325‎, 8th Oct 2015 12:08 am
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Oct 2015 02:33 am Go to last post
  21. Anon Blocks

    Hi I got a file from someone else with a lot of blocks and they are all anon. I don't have access to the original blocks or anything. I have did Burst 1 block and remade it Workplace. Now is...

    Started by ChristopherM‎, 6th Oct 2015 01:43 pm
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    7th Oct 2015 02:56 pm Go to last post
  22. Drawing a male and female object and shrinking the male dimensiions

    Many is the time I have need to draw a female die and a male punch for Wire EDM. Also, the male punch has to be shrunk by .0005" or so. What is the easiest way to change an existing drawing by...

    Started by chubarka‎, 30th Sep 2015 05:21 pm
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    3rd Oct 2015 03:12 am Go to last post
  23. How to dimension from a point

    Hi - Using Autocad 2000 I find that when dividing a simple line into say five points I cannot get a linear dimension from the end of the line to say the first point on the line. With OSNAP set On,...

    Started by Stanier‎, 30th Sep 2015 04:46 pm
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    1st Oct 2015 03:54 am Go to last post
  24. Agitation

    WheneverI right click to repeat a command a box appears with 9 options beginning with enter,cancel recent input, exit, undo,pan, zoom, steering wheels , and quick calc. This is very aggravating....

    Started by craigz‎, 29th Sep 2015 09:19 pm
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    30th Sep 2015 02:33 pm Go to last post
  25. Challenge Exercise

    Complete these drawings.

    Started by paaray‎, 25th Sep 2015 12:55 am
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