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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. 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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    5th Nov 2010 03:26 pm Go to last post
  2. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    5th Nov 2010 11:37 am Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    5th Nov 2010 08:30 am Go to last post
  5. 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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    4th Nov 2010 02:44 pm Go to last post
  6. 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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    3rd Nov 2010 06:31 pm Go to last post
  8. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    3rd Nov 2010 01:35 pm Go to last post
  9. 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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  10. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    3rd Nov 2010 06:54 am Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. Track Coordinates decimal places

    Hello all, I am trying to label an object with the first 4 decimal places of a lat-long coordinate. Unfortunately my tracker only shows 2 decimal places. DIMDEC is set to 4 but evidently that is...

    Started by TheZman‎, 2nd Nov 2010 06:31 pm
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    2nd Nov 2010 07:33 pm Go to last post
  13. Copying between files

    does anybody know why its copying everything thats on the file and not just what I have selected? is it a setting? thanks

    Started by cadeddie82‎, 1st Nov 2010 04:46 pm
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    2nd Nov 2010 02:24 pm Go to last post
  14. Viewports S.O.S.!

    Hi, I was hoping someone could offer advice on setting up viewports in order to print. I understand that a viewport layer must be created to begin with but the steps following this are not clear...

    Started by erichardson‎, 27th Oct 2010 01:01 am
    viewport selection, viewports
    • Replies: 4
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    2nd Nov 2010 12:13 am Go to last post
  15. Trouble with the "Getting Started" Guide! D:

    Hey all, I just started using AutoCAD 2009 today and have begun self-teaching. I'm doing the Getting Started Guide and am "Creating Spaces to Calculate Floor Plan." You use the linework in...

    Started by lasbury‎, 1st Nov 2010 07:53 pm
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    1st Nov 2010 09:47 pm Go to last post
  16. Question Help ! How to flat down a curved surface ?

    Hi there ! I have finished 3d modeling a canoe in Autocad8 , she`s made of 8 curved surfaces ,and now I`m trying to “flat” them down to a single plan surface ,to get the exact dimensions so I...

    Started by airsoldier2001‎, 28th Oct 2010 12:29 pm
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    1st Nov 2010 04:36 pm Go to last post
  17. scaling image to pdf. Text and numbers small.

    I am trying to figure why text is now showing up as large text? Anyone know why? I am using autocad 2002.

    Started by lortech‎, 29th Oct 2010 09:34 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    1st Nov 2010 04:22 pm Go to last post
  18. dimmension in a dwg

    how do i select to dimmension in the same format every time i select dim from ribbon.i am using 2011 cad but i found out the layout is metric but the dim show up in mm.i wish to see in m.cheers in...

    Started by johncollins‎, 30th Oct 2010 06:31 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    31st Oct 2010 12:25 pm Go to last post
  19. dimmension in a dwg

    hi im new as you will see,so i will try to make myself understood,first problem is when a dwg has been created in scale 1;200 the size of the road is ok but as another section from another dwg has...

    Started by johncollins‎, 30th Oct 2010 06:29 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    31st Oct 2010 12:07 pm Go to last post
  20. Classic mode switching

    I have installed autocad architecture 2011 and have tried to switch to classic mode workspace but this option does not appears in the menu as you can see on picture.... can you help me ?? ...

    Started by lewis‎, 30th Oct 2010 08:50 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    31st Oct 2010 11:59 am Go to last post
  21. Find and Replace "#"

    I am running autocad electrical 2008. I have a set of blocks from a client that has the line numbers as "SHT#01". The idea was do a find and replace "SHT#" with the actual sheet number. The...

    Started by brothersjohn‎, 30th Oct 2010 10:29 pm
    find, pound sign, replace
    • Replies: 2
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    31st Oct 2010 02:28 am Go to last post
  22. Wblocks

    I am working with Autocad 2002 and have the following query on a drg. I can create a world block from another drg. but cannot load it onto my current drg. The world block arrives on the screen, but...

    Started by DUNCANEDAVIES‎, 27th Oct 2010 05:05 pm
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  23. Dwg (autocad2008) to Ipt( inventor20010) converter, export ?

    Hello there ! I try to unfold some curved surfaces in autocad with the "Unfoldsurf For AutoCAD" aplication from solid3dtech ,but for some reason I can`t make`it happen no matter what version of...

    Started by airsoldier2001‎, 30th Oct 2010 12:47 pm
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    30th Oct 2010 04:42 pm Go to last post
  24. how to view door swing

    Hi, I am just getting used to using the blocks that come with the design tool catalog. I have a standard single door that I am inserting into a wall. I cannot figure out how to show the swing of...

    Started by davidmehan‎, 30th Oct 2010 01:08 am
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    30th Oct 2010 04:28 pm Go to last post
  25. Drawing Autocad 2010

    Hi can any body give me the link to download autocad 2010 for free

    Started by sameekwt‎, 28th Oct 2010 01:06 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    30th Oct 2010 01:19 pm Go to last post

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