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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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    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
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  1. Using of the LISP Programming Language in AutoCAD?

    LISP Programming Language?While using AutoCAD I came to know that there is a language exist LISP. I searched about it and got many information. But I want to ask that " Is there any logic to use...

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 8th Apr 2014 06:02 am
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    16th Apr 2014 11:47 pm Go to last post
  2. Question about the file having extension .VLX and .DCL?

    During searching about the .LSP file I came across the files having extensions VLX and DCL. I want to know a little about these extension. Are there also exits other extensions which the AutoCAD...

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 16th Apr 2014 02:45 pm
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    16th Apr 2014 03:57 pm Go to last post
  3. Unhappy Digitization! :(

    Hello, well i need your help for a college project.. i have a map from an abandoned camp in the suburbs of the city and i have to make a 'digitization' (maybe through Raster Image??!!) into AutoCAD...

    Started by salaxi‎, 16th Apr 2014 12:12 pm
    digitization, digitizing, insert, insert jpeg, raster image
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    16th Apr 2014 02:14 pm Go to last post
  4. Query about the explode command?

    When using the explode command then there is a message comes in the command line "Dimension disassociated". My question regarding this is that "are the lengths remain the same or changed?".

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 6th Apr 2014 06:28 am
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    16th Apr 2014 12:36 pm Go to last post
  5. How to select the similar object in AutoCAD 2010?

    I am using the AutoCAD2014 and here I select the similar object by selecting the object and then right click to pop-up menu then click on select similar. But in someone else computer having...

    Started by tipu_sultane‎, 16th Apr 2014 11:45 am
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    16th Apr 2014 12:31 pm Go to last post
  6. Change background colour

    Morning, Need to change the background colour of a drawing that will not change the colour of the objects in the drawing. Many thanks Franny

    Started by Frannym‎, 16th Apr 2014 08:11 am
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    16th Apr 2014 08:18 am Go to last post
  7. Coordinate Menu

    I currently use the "3 point". Can anyone tell me where I can find info on how to use the rest of these?

    Started by Tuesday‎, 16th Apr 2014 03:37 am
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    16th Apr 2014 05:33 am Go to last post
  8. No Dimension Lines Show

    Hello All, If I try and insert a simple Dimension, it does not show, the dimension line and number is invisible. Any ideas? Thanks for the help

    Started by Casio47‎, 14th Apr 2014 08:05 pm
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    16th Apr 2014 05:25 am Go to last post
  9. Reference Publication for AutoCad 2015

    I am just starting out in AutoCad and I am looking for a recommended publication as reference for AutoCad 2015. I have looked on Amazon and they have quite a selection, but there are times that...

    Started by FilipsicW‎, 9th Apr 2014 07:42 pm
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    15th Apr 2014 06:13 pm Go to last post
  10. shear force and bending moment diagrams in matlab

    Hi, all. I have to plot in matlab bending moment and shear force diagrams but there are some problems. I can draw them on paper by hand but how can I plot them in matlab. Do you know any source...

    Started by hht‎, 15th Apr 2014 04:57 pm
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  11. Question What are these circles I sometimes see?

    Here's an example: http://mwcgi.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/floor-plan1.jpg You'll notice at the top, there are numbered circles 1, 2, 3, etc. What are their purposes on a floor plan? ...

    Started by sfuoco‎, 15th Apr 2014 02:11 pm
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  12. Dimension style manager

    I can't find "STANDARD" on dimension style manager. how do i make it appear? help on this please.

    Started by imiiiat‎, 15th Apr 2014 01:49 am
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    15th Apr 2014 05:53 am Go to last post
  13. How do I draw this?

    Hi I'm just wondering how I can draw this? I only got part of the drawing though I don't know how to do the rest. Thank you.

    Started by prime333‎, 14th Apr 2014 11:00 pm
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    15th Apr 2014 12:30 am Go to last post
  14. Multiple closed polyline areas

    I have a layer with a lot of closed polylines.is there a way for me to sum up all those polyline's areas?Thank you

    Started by Bender‎, 14th Apr 2014 07:14 pm
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    14th Apr 2014 07:37 pm Go to last post
  15. New to Autocad 2011

    Hi All, I am new to Autocad and learning by trial & error....I am trying to reposition desks in autocad 2011, most of the time when I copy the whole object i.e. all 3 layers copies over,...

    Started by Frannym‎, 14th Apr 2014 09:50 am
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    14th Apr 2014 05:09 pm Go to last post
  16. Question Intersection point between line and 3D Polyline

    Hi! :) I am working the drawing in the 3D environment. I want to put the point in the intersection between line and 3D Polyline. I can't find the intersection point with a mouse pointer and seed...

    Started by Hrcko‎, 13th Apr 2014 12:57 pm
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  17. Changing Drawing from Inches to cm 1:1

    So I just started using autocad today and I unknowingly created a drawing in inches when i thought I was drawing cm. I know how convert the dimensions from inches to cm so 1 inch will be 2.54 cm, but...

    Started by arlarson‎, 11th Apr 2014 11:34 pm
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    12th Apr 2014 01:59 pm Go to last post
  18. how to create ANSI D Title Block

    Hi, Recently i joined company who normally used title block sizes A0, A1. This was created by someone years ago. Now i am asked per customer request to provide dwgs in size 11x17, D and E. ...

    Started by donbosco‎, 11th Apr 2014 05:25 pm
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    12th Apr 2014 02:05 am Go to last post
  19. Dimension question

    Hi all- First of all, I am new and learning AutoCAD. I mainly draw simple handrails for fabrication company I work for. The drawing are sent to the shop where the are then built. I was...

    Started by Scrambled‎, 11th Apr 2014 01:37 am
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    11th Apr 2014 06:53 pm Go to last post
  20. Is there a "master block" command that can auto update other blocks in dwgs?

    I'm looking for an option to keep master or source blocks together in one file that when changes need to be made I can just update them once and those changes reflect immediately in drawings...

    Started by Sharkbite‎, 31st Jul 2012 09:32 pm
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    10th Apr 2014 05:23 pm Go to last post
  21. the growth of autocad

    How much has it grown? I'm after numbers such as: 1982 autocad install disk was 500 KB 2013 Autocad install disk in 2 GB The install disk is about 4000 times the size Perhaps install...

    Started by rookie37‎, 5th Apr 2014 07:43 am
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  22. Insert image to scale

    How do I insert a raster image that is drawn at 1/8" to a drawing at full scale 1:1.

    Started by JJuno‎, 9th Apr 2014 02:52 am
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    9th Apr 2014 12:04 pm Go to last post
  23. Set inquiry measuring distance to display in feet

    How do I set the display of distance inquiry to be in feet not inches?

    Started by JJuno‎, 9th Apr 2014 03:06 am
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    9th Apr 2014 11:57 am Go to last post
  24. Looking for AutoCAD Assignments for Beginners

    Hello I have a Final Exam for an online class I'm taking. Part of the Final Exam is Multiple Choice the rest is a drawing I have to produce. I'm wondering if there is a website for AutoCAD Assignents...

    Started by prime333‎, 8th Apr 2014 11:26 pm
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    9th Apr 2014 10:39 am Go to last post
  25. line thickness not scaling with zoom ratio

    Hi, I'm very new to AutoCAD. I have to make a floor plan. It's going well, except for the line thickness. When I'm zoomed in in model space, I set the thickness to say 1 mm, but when I zoom out...

    Started by Aardenon‎, 3rd Apr 2014 04:46 pm
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    9th Apr 2014 10:38 am Go to last post

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