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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. Imperial Paperspace

    Hi all, I've been sent a drawing sheet by an architect to use with a drawing of mine. When I load up the dwg, the viewport set up in paperspace has an imperial scale (1/127"=1'0" etc). However,...

    Started by acjam‎, 12th Jun 2015 10:58 am
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    15th Jun 2015 03:07 pm Go to last post
  2. Star Problems with colors changing when loading dwg

    Hello. I am having problems when importing an dwg file to Autocad 2016. This dwg file is already completed and have been used to generate an pdf file to print the plan with, but when I open it...

    Started by SuperJonas‎, 12th Jun 2015 06:19 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    15th Jun 2015 04:19 am Go to last post
  3. Plotting problems

    I have been learning how to setup a title block template with 3 viewports 2 @ 1:75 & 1 @ 1:250. Template plots okay. Setup to use AIA Standard Color.ctb I had a problem with the lines to faint and...

    Started by MDD73‎, 12th Jun 2015 08:16 am
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    14th Jun 2015 10:48 am Go to last post
  4. Need help constructing 1st Angle Projection of image

    Hi! I am stuck with this question for almost 3 hrs. May I ask if there are any kind soul who can provide me with the 1st angle projection of the attached image? I have attached my working and as you...

    Started by cadnweb‎, 12th Jun 2015 09:05 pm
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    13th Jun 2015 11:18 am Go to last post
  5. Cannot Snap to Intersection in 2D Layout Drawing

    I am working on a basic 2D interior stone flooring layout shop drawing for a home. It's a 2'-0" x 2'-0" pattern, and maintains this pattern throughout various hallways and rooms. I need to...

    Started by Burner‎, 10th Jun 2015 10:13 pm
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    12th Jun 2015 01:45 pm Go to last post
  6. dim line

    A small thing. I have a regular dimension line with a text above it, when I manually move it towards the dim line in one point it breaks and lets the text between, how can I avoid it, keetp the text...

    Started by SIDRIX‎, 9th Jun 2015 09:51 am
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    12th Jun 2015 12:47 pm Go to last post
  7. layer state manager

    Hello, I would like finally understand how to properly use the layer state manager. In the first moment it seems simple, I save a stile via save button in my model space, then for example I make some...

    Started by SIDRIX‎, 11th Jun 2015 11:03 am
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    12th Jun 2015 10:58 am Go to last post
  8. Basic LISP Learning

    Hi..can i ask you knowledge regarding LISP command. please.. i want to learn. thanks

    Started by marvs_tadifa‎, 12th Jun 2015 05:39 am
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    12th Jun 2015 09:50 am Go to last post
  9. double click roller mouse zoom extents

    Hi All I should know this but its been a few years. i used to double click the wheel mouse and the view would zoom extents or Zoom all. how can i set this please on new pc and autocad setuo? ...

    Started by mvrcad‎, 11th Jun 2015 07:41 am
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    12th Jun 2015 04:11 am Go to last post
  10. Name and location of an Autocad file

    I just recently had to use a company machine that I do not normally use, as the draftsman assigned to it is on holiday. He is a lot more advanced at Autocad than I am and I noticed that he had his...

    Started by gotchy‎, 10th Jun 2015 06:31 pm
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  11. Fatal Error

    Dear All. asking one question . using autocad 2000 for digitizing. During that digitizing, fatal error windows pop up then that software will close automatically. why this happend? any...

    Started by Mark_Anif‎, 11th Jun 2015 02:30 am
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    11th Jun 2015 11:59 am Go to last post
  12. Trying to create a detail in my drawing.

    I looked for a way to create a detail and arrived to Layout tab, Crate View, and Detail. But at Create View, Detail is dimmed, non clickable. Can someone help? Thanks, Luis. o:)

    Started by laqa‎, 4th Jun 2015 09:46 pm
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  13. By putting underscore "_", or dash "-" before the name of the command?

    When we select from a Ribbon using mouse the underscore comes before command in command-line but when we type, we just write its name with out underscore. Also what is the meaning of dash "-" before...

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 27th Apr 2014 08:19 am
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    7th Jun 2015 01:06 am Go to last post
  14. Understanding the end result from the relationship between Blocks and Layers

    I am a new bee learning Autocad 2d (version 2015). I am very much confused about understanding the relationships between Block and layers in determining the properties will be inherited by objects...

    Started by mac111‎, 4th Jun 2015 09:51 pm
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    5th Jun 2015 08:36 pm Go to last post
  15. Printing problems to pdf with one of the layout

    The file is about 8 MB , autocad 2012 64bit when print a layout to pdf the program last much or hangs. What can i do ? Best Regards

    Started by JuanPedro‎, 4th Jun 2015 06:53 am
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  16. Move align objects

    Hi I am struggling with trying to get say 3 rectangles aligned horizontally and spaced evenly horizontally or aligned vertically and spaced evenly vertically. I have tried the align command but that...

    Started by MDD73‎, 4th Jun 2015 04:14 pm
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    4th Jun 2015 05:26 pm Go to last post
  17. help with Electrical drawings and drafting.

    Hello guys am pretty new to the world of CAD and am interested in the electrical and mechanical aspect. I would be glad if anyone could give me a few pointers and recommend materials which would be...

    Started by whytepawn1‎, 4th Jun 2015 12:49 am
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    4th Jun 2015 04:10 pm Go to last post
  18. Tool Pallettes

    I`m an electrical engineer and have started at a new practice, the issue I have is that there are no Tool Palettes for electrical symbols. I have the individual blocks but I would like to know how to...

    Started by SIMON FISH‎, 4th Jun 2015 12:01 pm
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    4th Jun 2015 01:24 pm Go to last post
  19. Unknown command m2p

    Hello, please help me with the command i'm encountering using shift+right click then "mid between 2 points" i'm having this "unknown command "M2P" Press F1 for help" Thank you very much for...

    Started by Stampede‎, 12th Jul 2008 03:31 pm
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    3rd Jun 2015 07:28 am Go to last post
  20. Unhappy Copy/Paste Problem

    Hello Folks, I am using auto cad 2014 & I am trying to copy some Template file in new sheet but its not coming, I need it very urgent!! please help me out :(

    Started by jitu‎, 27th May 2015 01:05 pm
    copy paste problems
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    2nd Jun 2015 07:08 am Go to last post
  21. how do you change the drawing plane?

    alright, I've been using autocad since 2002, and I've always done this the same way. Go to a standard projection(IE:top, bottom, etc) and then that was your new drawing plane. Now with 2009, it...

    Started by MrNaPaLm32‎, 22nd May 2008 07:05 am
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  22. good autolisp tutorial for beginners

    Hi, I am new to this forum, can anybody suggest a good autolisp tutorial for beginners??? thanks in advance

    Started by mozatta‎, 1st Jun 2015 11:47 am
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  23. Dimension

    Hi All.. Maybe my question is not logic but i'm stay want to ask. it is possible to shows the dimensions for any length simultaneously ? for example we have one car drawings, it is possible to...

    Started by Mark_Anif‎, 1st Jun 2015 07:30 am
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    1st Jun 2015 10:41 am Go to last post
  24. Text in front of image

    Hello I have been trying to get text to plot in front in of an image. It is all in paper space. I tried to bring the text to front send the object to the back, DRAWORDER and nothing seems to work....

    Started by MDD73‎, 1st Jun 2015 08:47 am
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    1st Jun 2015 10:36 am Go to last post
  25. Matching Center Mark style in dimensions

    Here in the picture I have a Radius dimension and a Diameter dimension. Is there any way to make the Center Mark circled in red be the same style used for the Center Mark depicted in blue? I'm...

    Started by kspabo‎, 26th May 2015 11:15 pm
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    27th May 2015 12:32 am Go to last post

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