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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. Change camera size/depth in 3DFLY

    Can you change the size or the depth of the camera during the 3DFLY or 3DWALK? My camera keeps cutting off walls and can see through to the second floor my building because the view area is too...

    Started by liftnlearn‎, 22nd Aug 2014 03:58 pm
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    22nd Aug 2014 03:58 pm Go to last post
  2. swapping blocks already inserted and positioned

    After inserting a block into a drawing and placing carefully, then realising the part is the wrong length, is it not possible to select the block part and switch it for another without having to go...

    Started by willb‎, 22nd Aug 2014 05:43 am
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    22nd Aug 2014 10:57 am Go to last post
  3. Hiding objects in different sets with isolation

    If I hide a number of objects via object isolation, then I need to temporarily hide another object, is it possible to bring that single object back to visibility without completely ending object...

    Started by willb‎, 22nd Aug 2014 05:04 am
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    22nd Aug 2014 06:46 am Go to last post
  4. Lengthening a line via a grip while zooming or passing

    I notice, when lengthening a line via a grip I need to zooming in or out and pan to see around some obstructing objects that as soon as i finished zooming the view jumps straight back to where it was...

    Started by willb‎, 22nd Aug 2014 05:02 am
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    22nd Aug 2014 05:02 am Go to last post
  5. How to blend a radius - Autocad 2000

    Hello - I am trying to draw up a globe valve for a model steam fitting and am having trouble in finding out how to blend two radii. Essentially the globe valve is a 7/16" diameter sphere with two...

    Started by Stanier‎, 20th Aug 2014 10:31 am
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    20th Aug 2014 10:55 pm Go to last post
  6. Embedding an image

    So, I want to be able to insert an image into my title block (my companies logo), then be able to send the file to co-workers so they can use the same titleblock. The problem arises because the...

    Started by SteveC‎, 21st Jan 2009 10:26 pm
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    20th Aug 2014 04:39 pm Go to last post
  7. Custom Page Size

    DUH - I had a lengthy post and I accidentally deleted it as posting, so here's the abbreviated version: We are trying to create an JPEG image of floor plan which is the same size as the floor...

    Started by ASH_CAD‎, 19th Aug 2014 04:00 pm
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    19th Aug 2014 07:20 pm Go to last post
  8. Hatch issues...

    I'm having a problem getting the hatch command to function. It works for everything except for "solid" fill. However, after I execute the command, it appears only when I'm hovering over the 'fill'...

    Started by capac‎, 9th Feb 2007 08:29 pm
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    19th Aug 2014 10:53 am Go to last post
  9. Problems with line settings

    I have been using Autocad for surveying and civil work over the last 5 years. I realized there are things that I forgot over the years. This week I bought a new PC and installed 2013. So far...

    Started by ReddOchober‎, 16th Aug 2014 11:07 pm
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    18th Aug 2014 12:58 am Go to last post
  10. Yellow circle around the cursor or crosshair

    Please help me, I use acad 2008 and would like to install a yellow circle around the cursor for better visibility when it moves through menus . How do I do it?:(

    Started by Bili 66‎, 15th Aug 2014 01:02 pm
    crosshair or cursor
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  11. Unhappy Show The X,Y coordinate for a point

    Hello everyone, I'm having a problem with showing the both x,y coordinates for a certain point , does anyone know how can i do that:cry: , and by the way I'm using Auto-CAD 2005, because whenever i...

    Started by TYGA‎, 20th Feb 2010 10:18 am
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  12. newbie here

    hello my name is Jay. sorry for the spelling but im not gonna write proper on a forum. recently my boss man threw autocad 2009 on my desk and told me to start drawing stuff up. pretty easy but it...

    Started by aguilar6‎, 12th Aug 2014 09:45 pm
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  13. Question The icon in the drawing area

    Hi! I can't find explanation for the small icon. The icon is in the dark area of the enclosed picture. What is the name and meaning of this icon? Thank you for the help.

    Started by Hrcko‎, 12th Aug 2014 09:48 pm
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  14. Probably a dumb question, but I need some help.

    This is my first ever attempt at learning AutoCAD and I'm having some issues. After I've chosen the starting points for a line, a box shows up and I'm not able to access the command line unless I...

    Started by KAnderson09‎, 12th Aug 2014 06:47 pm
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  15. Positively moving cursor to a world coordinate

    Using AutoCAD 2000 and would like to move my cursor around to different positions on a drawing and know what world coordinate each position is. Can this be done using a grid or snap so the cursor...

    Started by berol‎, 12th Aug 2014 03:53 am
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    13th Aug 2014 03:59 am Go to last post
  16. autocad to landxml

    is it possible to export landxml file from autocad arc or autocad map???? i have a dwg file and i need landxml.. thank u

    Started by reut‎, 12th Aug 2014 07:42 pm
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    13th Aug 2014 12:43 am Go to last post
  17. In Place Text Editor

    When I double pick on a mtext in my drawing I get the full "In Line Text Editor" however when I double pick on an attribute in a block and the attribute is a mtext, I have to pick the little box at...

    Started by MikeMc52‎, 8th Aug 2014 10:10 pm
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    10th Aug 2014 04:54 pm Go to last post
  18. Question DrawingCompare in 2008?

    Is there anything similar to the DrawingCompare app, but for 2008? I had a survey drawing. I fixed all the problems in it and set it up for our project, and then the surveyor unexpectedly sends...

    Started by WindowsIHateYou‎, 7th Aug 2014 02:20 am
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Aug 2014 12:42 pm Go to last post
  19. Desktop shortcut deleted - and with it all my workspace - how to restore it please?

    So I had 3 shortcuts for 2013 on my desktop and figuring i needed only 1 I deleted the other two and with them it seems, all my personalised workspace settings :oops: Please someone tell me how to...

    Started by Cad Kid‎, 7th Aug 2014 09:25 am
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    7th Aug 2014 10:18 am Go to last post
  20. How to draw tangent to a spline parallel to a given line?

    I have obtained a spline after joining some points. There is a random line. I need to draw tangent to the spline which must be parallel to the given line. Thanks a lot for the kind help!:)

    Started by Abhi2014‎, 3rd Aug 2014 12:25 pm
    tangent. spline
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  21. Autocad crashed; toolbars are gone.

    Sigh. I had written a much longer post but the forum seems to have eaten it. Here's my issue. Autocad crashed on me, and when I start it up again, all of my toolbars are gone. Is there a quick...

    Started by Christopher Prevett‎, 5th Aug 2014 05:56 pm
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    6th Aug 2014 02:07 pm Go to last post
  22. UCS icon graphical mutilation

    Anyone seen their UCS icon get a little contorted after some time using AutoCAD? Here's an image i'm seeing from time to time along with other peculiar behaviour, such as the UCS icon unable to be...

    Started by willb‎, 6th Aug 2014 12:33 pm
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  23. Communicating areas in autocad

    "Describe different communicating areas on screen in Autocad" This question was asked in final exam of diploma level of autocad..... I m confused what the exact answer is... I need a help.....:)

    Started by trilok2047‎, 5th Aug 2014 03:04 pm
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  24. Cad Mech Demo

    I've heard that Autodesk has purchased Cad-mech. Can anyone tell me what the their solid piping program is called. I'm looking for a demo of their program. Thanks, Lou

    Started by Lou Sasso‎, 6th Aug 2014 04:13 am
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  25. Smile Store Drawing Template in Oracle

    Hi All, I am a beginner in Autocad development and i have a task of storing a template in oracle(Not any high end Oracle Spatial and all). I Simply have a drawing template which consists of...

    Started by Radnuss‎, 4th Aug 2014 07:51 am
    autocad, oracle
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    5th Aug 2014 04:06 am Go to last post

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