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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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    7th Jan 2016 06:11 am 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
    • Replies: 0
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  1. Arc creation lines not snapping to horizontal

    When I draw lines I can make them horizontal by pressing Shift (or turning on Ortho). But when I try to make a horizontal Arc, neither method works. When I press Shift I get the "Constrain to Ortho"...

    Started by rlcad‎, 21st Apr 2016 06:10 am
    • Replies: 1
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    21st Apr 2016 10:53 am Go to last post
  2. What Auto Cad Do I Get???

    hey guys and gals! Im new to this whole gig and defiantly want to start! I am slowly starting my own Business as a metal fabricator and im only 16. i have already built 2 2.4m electric driveway...

    Started by Isaac99‎, 4th Mar 2016 08:52 am
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    14th Apr 2016 06:26 pm Go to last post
  3. 40' high cube shipping container component

    Anybody come across one of these? I'm interested in shipping container architecture and would like to use a decent container component to start out. Thanks.

    Started by mrippard‎, 5th May 2009 04:41 am
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    12th Apr 2016 09:18 pm Go to last post
  4. Unhappy N00b in desperate need of assistance

    Hi all, John here.A little backstory is in order I suppose as to why i'm here. I'm a recent graduate with an associates in applied sciences. Was recently hired to run the network of a small...

    Started by NoLeader‎, 18th Mar 2016 05:56 pm
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    5th Apr 2016 05:23 pm Go to last post
  5. Using digitizer things do not show up to scale and won't fit onto screen

    I am using a digitizer to copy patterns into autocad so we can print them on our cnc machine. I am cutting fabrics and fabric patterns. When I put my piece on the digitizer I have a bunch of room...

    Started by Robdiqulous‎, 1st Apr 2016 06:30 pm
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    1st Apr 2016 07:16 pm Go to last post
  6. Hatching

    I seem to lose the outer line definition in simple shapes when hatching - please help

    Started by Reilly‎, 29th Mar 2016 04:09 pm
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    29th Mar 2016 05:04 pm Go to last post
  7. Weird Autocad occurance.

    This is a weird question relative to Autocad, for which I apologize upfront. Periodically, when emptying the Recycle Bin, I notice that the amount of files needing to be emptied in my Windows XP...

    Started by gotchy‎, 26th Mar 2016 01:31 am
    • Replies: 8
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    28th Mar 2016 03:21 am Go to last post
  8. Layout and Titleblock problem

    Hi all, I'm using AutoCAD 2015 and have problems getting the right size layout and inserting my own title block. I never actually print my floor plans just print them as a PDF file so I can email...

    Started by woopud‎, 27th Mar 2016 04:47 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    27th Mar 2016 07:45 pm Go to last post
  9. Properties Bar Docked on Left Side

    Hello All. The company I work for installed a newer version of AutoCAD on my computer...AutoCAD2016. I've forgotten how to dock the properties bar on the left side of the screen, where is that...

    Started by Casio47‎, 16th Mar 2016 03:25 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    26th Mar 2016 04:46 am Go to last post
  10. I Want to create a line and perpendicullar and aligned it an into nod of a point ?

    How to create a line and Perpendicular or Parallel or Aligned to this one point that I create before. Without do move those both of that point ? I attach my result file of dwg so far this time til...

    Started by Deby Ferdian‎, 18th Mar 2016 02:22 pm
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    19th Mar 2016 09:16 pm Go to last post
  11. Draw polyline and write text above/under/near with lenght

    Hello. I'm looking for a way to draw a polyline, where i enter the points with mouse clicking and when i click the final point and enter button, it writes in text the total lenght of polyline. ...

    Started by hjsolf‎, 17th Mar 2016 06:33 pm
    lenght, polyline, text
    • Replies: 6
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    19th Mar 2016 05:22 pm Go to last post
  12. Do we can use "MVIEW" command in ModelSpace work ?

    Do we can use "MVIEW" command in ModelSpace work? If can't be done. Is there any command to instead of it???

    Started by Deby Ferdian‎, 18th Mar 2016 07:59 pm
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    18th Mar 2016 10:40 pm Go to last post
  13. Windows and MAC

    How different id AutoCAD from Windows and MAC if any? For instance, If I knew how to use AutoCAD for Windows, but then I had to use it on MAC. Is there any difference in the user interface? ...

    Started by CADLee‎, 16th Mar 2016 05:42 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    16th Mar 2016 06:01 pm Go to last post
  14. AutoCAD Mac page layout

    When I open up a new project I want the ribbon to be across the top of the page but it'a only letting me move it to the right and left. Is this something that can be fixed. See images for examples I...

    Started by Einteriordesigner‎, 9th Mar 2016 06:47 pm
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    10th Mar 2016 05:37 pm Go to last post
  15. Breaking multiple lines using a cross- line

    Hi Using 2008. How do you break multiple lines along a line? I.e. you have ten horizontal lines 3m long and one vertical line running down the centre of the 3m lines. I need...

    Started by djp6‎, 7th Oct 2010 10:12 am
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  16. Exporting command shortcuts from Acad2011 to Acad2016

    Hi folks! Well the title says it all. I want to export all of my keyboard shortcuts from Autocad 2011 to version 2016 thats instaled on another computer. How to do this? Thank you.

    Started by Butch‎, 4th Mar 2016 07:41 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Mar 2016 03:19 pm Go to last post
  17. Zoom and Pan command with the help of scroll wheel and Ctrl

    Hello, Can we do zoom (in/out) with scroll and pan (left/right/top/bottom) with holding Ctrl and using scroll? Thanks. Mac

    Started by mac111‎, 2nd Mar 2016 08:22 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd Mar 2016 08:38 pm Go to last post
  18. export dwg to excel

    Hi, Firt of all, great site! I found some routines that will grab attributes, etc from cad to excel but I can't seem to find one that can take an entire dwg (with text and lines only -...

    Started by SK‎, 28th Mar 2006 07:18 pm
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    25th Feb 2016 07:34 pm Go to last post
  19. dwg to xls

    i have some dwg file & i want to convert them to excel :)

    Started by cadman2012‎, 27th Oct 2013 12:53 pm
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    25th Feb 2016 05:33 pm Go to last post
  20. Extrude

    I'm using Acad 2008. After loading a profile (arg file) the Extrude button stopped working. But if I type EXTRUDE at the Command line I can extrude. I can live with it, but it shouldn't be like this!...

    Started by kshotton45‎, 24th Feb 2016 04:14 pm
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    25th Feb 2016 11:16 am Go to last post
  21. Tree hatch

    Would anyone have a drawing or hatch similar to this ??

    Started by joby1234‎, 18th Feb 2016 04:28 pm
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    22nd Feb 2016 03:42 pm Go to last post
  22. Steel Corrosion Hatch

    I'm working on a design for repair of a corroded steel member. I need to produce an existing condition sheet as well as other sheets for the repair that show approximate areas of steel that are...

    Started by dweimerskirk‎, 16th Feb 2016 11:33 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Feb 2016 12:56 pm Go to last post
  23. Splash image

    Hi, I want to change the startup splash image in 2008. Can someone help me with that? Thanks

    Started by yawdapaah‎, 20th Mar 2009 02:54 pm
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  24. Language Translation

    Does anyone know of a fast way to translate text (single line text) in AutoCAD from one language to another? Portuguese to English to be specific. I need to translate layer names also.

    Started by SLW210‎, 29th Jun 2011 07:40 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    15th Feb 2016 03:24 pm Go to last post
  25. Poly line selection problem

    recently i have selecting poly line it shows some symbol,these symbols are disturbing the poly line selection.kindly please check the attachment for more info.

    Started by oceanicanu‎, 11th Feb 2016 10:51 am
    • Replies: 4
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    13th Feb 2016 08:09 am Go to last post

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