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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. Background color changes depending on the perspective.

    So, this is somehow irritating. When I change the perspective in my drawings the background (dependent on my perspective) lighter or darker. When it becomes brighter I'm no longer so recognize the...

    Started by Tomatooo‎, 28th Oct 2015 04:45 pm
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  2. Question about edges.

    Hello everyone. I'll try my best to explain this situation. Ok so I have 3 edges here. Edge 1, Edge 2, and Edge 3. I would like to keep edge 1 the way it is I don't want to move it. Now I would like...

    Started by prime333‎, 28th Oct 2015 12:30 am
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    28th Oct 2015 10:37 am Go to last post
  3. Line not showing in 3d rendering

    In my project (and part of my concept), i have a vertical wall full of lines. However, when i render my project or take a 2d section plane, my lines don't show up in the final product. I can't remove...

    Started by Celine_Chalhoub‎, 26th Oct 2015 09:01 pm
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    27th Oct 2015 10:31 am Go to last post
  4. Presspull help

    Hello everyone. I'm trying to use the presspull command, but it goes down not straight like I would like it to do how would I do that? Thank you.

    Started by prime333‎, 26th Oct 2015 11:19 pm
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    26th Oct 2015 11:44 pm Go to last post
  5. Ceiling Grid Not Visable

    I do not see the ceiling grid when I make it using the Ceiling Grid tool. As far as I know I am following the on screen command line prompts correctly. I am needing to do a RCP. Thanks, Mjones5

    Started by Mjones5‎, 26th Oct 2015 06:28 pm
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  6. lookup parametr problem

    Hello! I have a block with lookup parametr (screenshot 1). If I switched lookup from 1 to 3 block work ok. But if I switched lookup from 3 to 1 block don't work. For corretly work block I needs...

    Started by engmech‎, 26th Oct 2015 11:22 am
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  7. Object selection

    Can anyone please help .. i have a curved 3d polyline that i need to offset autocad lt 2014 wont allow me to do this unless i explode the line, the only issue is that i then have to offset...

    Started by buttonbutton‎, 21st Oct 2015 12:01 pm
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  8. How do I edit this Vertex?

    Hello everyone. I'm wondering how I would edit the vertex of the box that is located on the upper left hand corner. Thank you.

    Started by prime333‎, 22nd Oct 2015 07:46 pm
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  9. Polyline width

    I need to create custom linetypes where batting line is certain width. For example BATTING_50mm, BATTING_100mm etc linetypes, so I don't have to mess around wth each single line. I can just select...

    Started by silk‎, 20th Oct 2015 07:12 pm
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    21st Oct 2015 08:01 am Go to last post
  10. Editing Splines - Cribbage Board

    Hi, I recently purchased a CNC router, and am trying to use autocad to make a cribbage board. But, they will be very odd shaped cribbage boards - I have several slices of cedar stump - very cool...

    Started by spruce‎, 20th Oct 2015 10:08 pm
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  11. Replace parametr type dynamic block

    Is it possible to change the position parameters at properties menu? For example, (as shown in the screenshot) "Distantce3" move to the first line, and "Distance1" on the third line. I need it, for...

    Started by engmech‎, 20th Oct 2015 08:08 pm
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    20th Oct 2015 10:19 pm Go to last post
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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
  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

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