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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. Seting up different scale dimensions

    I am using Auto CAD 2009 At my previous employer they had differnet scale dims setup. 1/8" Scale, 1/4" scale, 1/2" Scale etc. You would draw in model space and dim according to the scale it would...

    Started by Honda Matt‎, 10th Nov 2010 02:15 pm
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  2. Angry XREF's along a polyline?

    Hi. I understand the MEASURE and DIVIDE command for stringing blocks along a polyline, but is there a way to do the same with XREF's? I wish to array rivets and other fasteners around the hull of...

    Started by kerrychivers‎, 10th Nov 2010 08:57 am
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    10th Nov 2010 02:20 pm Go to last post
  3. AutoCAD 2007 unable to save DWG and create Sav*.tem file on Drawing location

    Hello Everyone Last 3 days ago I received ACAD.FAS virus. But my anti virus is working fine. Anti virus detects this virus and cleans it. Now I am facing WRITING/CLOSING error when I open...

    Started by bercha85‎, 10th Nov 2010 06:23 am
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  4. from AutoCad3d 2011 map to Autodesk 3d 2010

    Thank you for this site..it's the very first time im here. Im working on a road project, whereby the road is estimated to be 15km long through a very mountanious terrain. There are going to be 2...

    Started by bigbebi‎, 10th Nov 2010 11:30 am
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  5. Cannot change isocircles in DraftSight?

    In AutoCAD, there is the 'Drawing Aids' option from the menu bar (under format, I believe), that lets you toggle between the top, right, and left angled cursors for isometrics. I cannot find this in...

    Started by Shiro‎, 3rd Nov 2010 04:41 pm
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  6. Mep vs autocad vanilla

    Have been using LT for 15 years. I am going towards 3d for that is the way construction is going. I mostly do just pipe work(fire sprinklers). I want to know, if I go with MEP which is more specific...

    Started by RKINGFP‎, 5th Nov 2010 03:04 am
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  7. Angular dimension edit issue , ACAD 2010

    This is angular dimension of the arc, in my drawing ( picture 1) I need for my, angular dimension to be identical as here (2) : I have menaged to reposition right arrow and extension...

    Started by djole_ri‎, 4th Nov 2010 08:53 pm
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  8. Question two Surfaces but with slop or Angle ????

    Hi every body, hope u'r getting well & very happy :) If I have a 2-surfaces: the 1st one is : contains 2-lines and 2-arcs with radius x and the 2nd surface is:contains a circle is above for...

    Started by basiony‎, 6th Nov 2010 04:27 pm
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  9. how do I get back

    Hi folks, I'm using autocad 2009. I'm using the typical drawing screen, yet I hit a button in the design pull down menu and now my whole screen has changed and I can't get back. My screen has...

    Started by Timber‎, 6th Nov 2010 08:51 pm
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  10. Professional Template

    Hi folks, I'm building a set of plans for a project I am working on. And I need my plans to look professional. Does autocad have a template system for title blocks so I can print out the Job...

    Started by Timber‎, 6th Nov 2010 05:50 pm
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  11. Drawing Missing text in layout

    I had created an entirely new layer just for text and when go to layout 1 and MV (Make view), everything is visible except for all the text. I tried drawing on that particular layer, the lines appear...

    Started by Rienei‎, 5th Nov 2010 06:31 pm
    layout, missing, text
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  12. Does anyone know how to purge on 2011??

    i've being trying to purge the layers on one of my drawing but everything i do it asks me to type in the layers that need purging rather than telling me what the empty layers are. can anyone help ...

    Started by jamescdow‎, 5th Nov 2010 11:35 am
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  13. Floor plan in Illustrator, text issues

    Hello, I want to thank anyone in advanced for any help they can offer. I've tried looking some of these up, but I just couldn't find an answer. I create show programs for Trade Shows, which...

    Started by kdubbie‎, 25th Feb 2009 12:37 am
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  14. Question How to draw an arc in AutoCAD so that it looks smoother in Illustrator? And more...

    Hi, everybody! I am drawing my plans in AutoCAD 2006. After finishing one plan, I open it in Adobe Illustrator CS3. Before opening in Adobe Illustrator, I flatten all splines to polylines. ...

    Started by tajanat‎, 5th Nov 2010 03:40 pm
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  15. Unhappy Can Look-up and/or Visibility State *grips* be rotated by a rotation action?

    Hi All Been tearing my hair out over this one...:reallymad: If you set a Visibility State and some Look-Ups in a dynamic block and then a set a rotation set to rotate the block that they...

    Started by YosemiteSam‎, 4th Nov 2010 09:41 pm
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  16. Break a DWG into sections

    :)How do I take a 1km job ( street drawing), and break it into 4 individual drawings with a titlepage ( titlepage already made) and without breaking up my original DWG in model space

    Started by wabosfishing‎, 20th Oct 2009 04:37 pm
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  17. 3D Framing/ Tutorial

    Hello, I have used Autocad 2002 in high school but the 2010 version is much more advanced that the program I had been used to and it has been years. I use my autocad program mainly for designing...

    Started by johnjohn‎, 5th Nov 2010 12:54 am
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    5th Nov 2010 10:51 am Go to last post
  18. Line lenght described with field

    Helo guys! Is something like this possible? I was thining something like this. YOu draw a line/polyline and then somehow insert a filed that always shows its distance. When you stretch a line,...

    Started by Butch‎, 3rd Nov 2010 08:42 am
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  19. How to reverse the HIDE command

    Not enough room here to fully describe my problem, but sometimes I enter the hide command when I am working in 3D Modeling and I get very strange results. Is there a way to reverse this command and...

    Started by Jpier‎, 4th Nov 2010 10:52 am
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  20. Set up, Scaling and plotting

    Hey this is probably going to sound really simple to do but my experience on CAD is limited. Im using 2010. I have been given a copy of a site plan for a course work and am required to plot a...

    Started by harvy103‎, 4th Nov 2010 12:17 am
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    4th Nov 2010 11:24 am Go to last post

    I am trying to make a line type. I created a dashed line with the text in the middle the text was justified MC. Created the line type mkltype, made new line to test it oute, highlighted it and...

    Started by richie_008‎, 3rd Nov 2010 07:39 am
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  22. DynBlock clones

    Helo! Guys I need help. How can I create a clone of dynamic block? What I want it to do is when you define a dBlock and make those "on the fly" changes, is there any chance that the clones can...

    Started by Butch‎, 3rd Nov 2010 11:13 am
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  23. Need help creating a command I can type

    I'm running autocad 2011. I've gotten used to the ribbon but I like typing in commands. One that I wanted to be able to type is "unlock all" without going into my layer manager.

    Started by Jessica28‎, 2nd Nov 2010 12:59 pm
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  24. having Intersection problems...

    My Intersect and Apparent Intersect snaps will not show up when trying to create lines, rectangles, etc. When I try to create a LINE the Endpoint and Midpoint snaps show up fine, but any sort of...

    Started by cbrock77‎, 3rd Nov 2010 04:47 am
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  25. Flexible Duct representation

    We have a software add on for 2007 to draw our flexible duct in autocad 2007. I am currently upgrading to 2010, and I am not sure that this program will still work. What do other mechanical service...

    Started by Derek Toering‎, 15th Mar 2010 12:14 am
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    3rd Nov 2010 05:38 am Go to last post

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