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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. Getting Started Auto CAD 2007

    All my friend. who want to learn Auto CAD simple way. He/She want to learn how to getting started Auto CAD 2007 http://autocadtutorialsbd.com. I hope my tutorials site help them easily.

    Started by akter‎, 13th Aug 2015 01:06 pm
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  2. Trim

    When use trim command could not trim all segment from one point to another. I must to click more times to trim what I want. How trim in one click-select object?

    Started by nikson‎, 7th Aug 2015 09:31 pm
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    10th Aug 2015 05:15 pm Go to last post
  3. Can't do a mirror without my curser crosshairs going at a 45 angle.

    Well I'm stuck.. I must have inadvertently clicked on something.. When I try to do a simple mirror operation of a cube, all is fine until I try to draw the mirror line.. my cursor crosshairs turn...

    Started by Murphy625‎, 5th Aug 2015 06:45 pm
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    6th Aug 2015 12:18 am Go to last post
  4. 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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    5th Aug 2015 01:24 pm Go to last post
  5. Manipulate drawing with commands

    What is the fastest way to use undo command in autocad 2007 exept ctrl- z or type name of command we want to use?

    Started by nikson‎, 31st Jul 2015 11:22 am
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  6. Not Working Editing command

    I am using autocad 2013, I cannot work my editting commands such as.... I canot delete my objects , I cannot change layer & color, I cannot edit my texts..... please help me

    Started by anaskattayil‎, 25th Jul 2015 08:54 am
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    26th Jul 2015 04:17 am Go to last post
  7. Reverse start and end points of a line

    Is there a way of reversing the start and end points of a line? I have a lot of mirrored lines on my model, and so the direction (start/end) is also mirrored. This poses a problem when i export the...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 1st Sep 2012 02:32 pm
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    21st Jul 2015 01:28 pm Go to last post
  8. Problem with creating an array of arrays

    I am trying to create a series of square concentric rings of circles as shown in the picture and I'm unsure of the best way to go about this. The parameters I want to control are: Circle size...

    Started by JKent‎, 1st Jul 2015 04:26 am
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    21st Jul 2015 05:46 am Go to last post
  9. Ctb lineweight vs lineweight control on the ribbon

    Im embarrassed for asking such a noob question. I used ctbs in school and I just got a job at a company that doesnt have standards nor ctbs. Id like to create a ctb file for them, but I have a...

    Started by Rumble‎, 17th Jul 2015 02:21 pm
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    19th Jul 2015 11:36 pm Go to last post
  10. Center Line for rounds

    So, I am drafting a picture of a rounded edge, and when i look at it from the top i cant see a rounded edge. i can only see a rectangle. But should i place a center line in this rectangle where the...

    Started by gkdld31‎, 16th Jul 2015 05:05 am
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  11. hidden paperspace objects

    Hi, I have a sheet set in papaperspace that is acting up. When I zoom extents in paperspace, the titleblock & drawing shift to the left leaving a large "open" area to the right. I have tried...

    Started by defman‎, 14th Jul 2015 03:58 pm
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    15th Jul 2015 01:28 am Go to last post
  12. specify point and text settings from the command line

    Hello everyone, new to this forum and relatively new to autoCAD. I'm using an Excel file to import XY coordinates into autoCAD from a set of variables. So for example, I have a column designed to...

    Started by kanawana‎, 7th Jul 2015 06:15 pm
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    8th Jul 2015 03:47 am Go to last post
  13. Center Mark for Several Circles at Once

    Is it possible to put a center mark on multiple circles instead of one at a time? Thanks. Dawn

    Started by ziemerd‎, 1st Jun 2009 01:54 pm
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  14. Serious problems with viewports and orientation

    Hello there, I have created some boxes in AutoCAD and when I change the view control to SW Isometric (and probably others too) it zooms out really far and I can't see what I have created unless I...

    Started by Sheepdisease‎, 22nd Jun 2015 08:09 am
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  15. Drawing United States Map DWG File

    Is anyone aware of a safe and trusted location where I can download a block or drawings of the US (with state borders)? It can be in either DWG or DXF format. I need one for a 4th of July...

    Started by Burner‎, 4th Jun 2010 02:29 pm
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  16. Question autocad utility design

    whose here has a tutorial for autocad utility design please i want to learn thanks

    Started by tratatattt‎, 28th Jun 2015 02:50 am
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    3rd Jul 2015 02:33 pm Go to last post
  17. Conversion factor and suffix

    Hi there guys. Need help here. I have almost two thousands of attributes with area (field). the current conversion factor is in 0.00001 something and the current suffix is ha. i spend almost six...

    Started by rengised‎, 7th Jun 2015 05:38 pm
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    2nd Jul 2015 03:37 pm Go to last post
  18. Stretch

    can someone please help ... I need to stretch the whole of this drawing on the y axis.. is that even possible ? I am trying to use the whole of the paper space to show clarity in the detail ..

    Started by buttonbutton‎, 30th Jun 2015 11:26 am
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  19. Drawing Having trouble making dotted and dashed lines for electric lighting. Please help.

    I attached the plan I am having trouble with. It is named first_plan.dwg. I created some lines with the arc tool and joined them to represent the electrical wiring in the layer called electrical...

    Started by moredew780‎, 28th Jun 2015 04:17 am
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  20. Temporary CAD software recommendations for old 2011 Macbook Air laptop?!

    Hi guys, First of all, I'm just getting into CAD and am new to this forum, I appreciate any help I can get and I look forward to getting to a stage where I can start to help out others! ...

    Started by Likely Lad‎, 22nd Jun 2015 08:05 am
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  21. annotative dimensions

    Trying to practice annotative scaling in viewports, but dimensions in the lower right viewport are larger text than they should be. Is something compounded to make it larger? All are using same...

    Started by Dschechter‎, 24th Jun 2015 08:08 pm
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  22. Slow Reaction to Keyboard Commands

    Hello all, Although not a beginner, I can be somewhat a novice when troubleshooting... I have recently started using AutoCAD 2015 LT and have a problem with slow reactions to keyboard commands....

    Started by Martincan‎, 26th Jun 2015 09:02 am
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  23. moving or copying objects

    I have moved a water closet to the top view of a floor plan exactly where it belongs. When I change to view to se iso the water closet is out side of the floor plan . I cant recall how to make sure...

    Started by ankramos‎, 24th Jun 2015 05:59 pm
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  24. Changing Scale for a new construct ACA 2015

    Hi Friends this here really frustrating me. Been working on a project with little to no hitches. However it's come time for me to design a shed/store for the building I designed. Now this is an...

    Started by built4thekill‎, 16th Jun 2015 08:08 pm
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  25. snapping lines to existing hatch boundaries

    G'day all pretty basic question here, I'm sure i should know the answer. however, anyone know a way of snapping a line or drawing a line or poly line around the edge of an existing hatch? been...

    Started by mvrcad‎, 22nd Jun 2015 11:45 pm
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    23rd Jun 2015 09:31 pm Go to last post

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