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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. DXF files for beginners

    Hello, I am currently working on a Uni design project which has six individual floors and need to calculate a heating design using Hevacomp Netsys. In order to do this I need to change a .dwg file...

    Started by markr1969‎, 15th Apr 2015 07:52 pm
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    16th Apr 2015 03:40 am Go to last post
  2. Dimlinear

    Hello, I'm working on a PF Oleson subdivision project, and am on the dimensioning stage, and cannot get the text to show up on the dimension line. I feel i must have turned something off. Can anyone...

    Started by md2512‎, 15th Apr 2015 11:19 pm
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    16th Apr 2015 03:31 am Go to last post
  3. Selection issue

    Hello, Teacher had us in some options in autocad 2013 and I may have changed some settings that I have no idea how to revert. When I select a line and then go to select another line the...

    Started by taylchad‎, 15th Apr 2015 05:00 pm
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    16th Apr 2015 02:54 am Go to last post
  4. ACAD' script doesn't process external pattern

    Hi guys! I try this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWemQ3oxsMc http://askjerry.info/weird_gear/ to get a gear of two SQUARE tooth wheels. I have downloaded and installed ACAD especially for...

    Started by runaway‎, 15th Apr 2015 06:19 pm
    script, square, tooth, wheels
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  5. A line from point A at a known length to a known plain but unknown angle - HELP :)

    Hi, I want to draw a line on an angle from a known start point at a known length to a known finished plane (but not a known finish point or angle). Hopefully the attached pdf explains it better than...

    Started by macbaydn‎, 15th Apr 2015 02:30 am
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    15th Apr 2015 03:51 am Go to last post
  6. upgrading to AutoCAD 2012

    Hi Everyone I want to upgrade to AutoCAD 2012 but all my work over the past 4 years has been done in 2007, would I have to keep both versions on my computer or could I open my 2007 work in 2012....

    Started by DAVEBRENNAN71‎, 3rd Jul 2012 12:17 pm
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  7. Need help with selection.

    I am using autocad 15 (student) In before when i select some object and make copy or move command my selected object remain selected but suddenly that changed. now if i select something before...

    Started by z_i_nayon‎, 3rd Apr 2015 11:06 am
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    8th Apr 2015 04:11 pm Go to last post
  8. Question User Coordinate System

    Hie guys l jst wanted to ask if it useful to get deep into Coordinate System when u want to be based in Mechanical Designing/Drafting am using AutoCAD pliz help

    Started by malvern‎, 6th Apr 2015 11:00 am
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    7th Apr 2015 01:28 am Go to last post
  9. 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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  10. Question Very Basic question ! How to break a line into smaller parts?

    I use Autocad 2010 for Arechitectural applications and have a very basic question. Once I have drawn a line & I want to split it into smaller parts, how do I do it?

    Started by Atul Kelkar‎, 3rd Apr 2015 09:43 am
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    break, line, parts
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  11. Elevation rendering

    I am still a CAD student. I am using version 2008. I am currently working on a basic house elevation. When I look up examples of elevations on the internet, they are all very detailed. I am having...

    Started by shellb‎, 24th Sep 2007 11:11 pm
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  12. So Edit Attributes of block or text to 3 decimal points

    Hi, I have files that are exported from another program as a point block, but the elevation comes out to 6 decimal points. How can i change multiple blocks, or text to 3 decimal points without...

    Started by mkytdhgs‎, 28th Mar 2015 02:39 am
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  13. Quickproperties box

    Somehow, I have turned off my quickproperties box in Autocad 2013. Anyone got any ideas how to turn it basck on. Thanks. Rich

    Started by rboudreaux‎, 25th Mar 2015 08:28 pm
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  14. Dilemma...

    Greetings. My name is Jim Let me begin by saying I have no formal training, nor have I worked with a CAD program. My dilemma, is that I have a patented, outdoor recreational product, that I...

    Started by Variables‎, 16th Mar 2015 06:31 pm
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    19th Mar 2015 05:56 pm Go to last post
  15. How to customize drawing space

    How can I add the modify tools into my model space on autocad 2014 as shown in the pic attached...please help thanks!

    Started by prjoe2000‎, 18th Mar 2015 04:29 pm
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  16. Why I cannot see certain lines on my drawing in the model view but still printed out?

    Why I cannot see certain lines on my drawing in the model view but still can be printed out? I want to delete them. But I cannot see and find them in model view. This frustrates me.

    Started by junehe‎, 16th Mar 2015 11:18 pm
    auto cad
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    18th Mar 2015 12:19 pm Go to last post
  17. Ford Focus Dwg needed please

    Have searched all the normal places but have not be able to find cad block dwg for a side / front & back view for a ford focus, can anyone help please ?

    Started by sparkyuk‎, 16th Mar 2015 01:55 pm
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    16th Mar 2015 02:47 pm Go to last post
  18. Changes between versions

    Obviously when a new version of any software is released, there are changes, deletions and additions from the previous version. Is there somewhere a list that shows the changes in AutoCAD,...

    Started by fkaufman‎, 15th Mar 2015 03:42 pm
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    15th Mar 2015 08:55 pm Go to last post
  19. My historical relationship with AutoCAD

    My intro to AutoCAD was in the early eighties with the very first version, supplied on an 8" floppy disk, running on 8bit CP/M machines in 64k RAM. Got it from John Walker who was manning the...

    Started by fkaufman‎, 15th Mar 2015 04:18 pm
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  20. Opening older version files

    I received for modification a collection of DWG files that were created and saved with AutoCAD 2002. I only have access to a system with AutoCAD LT 2015 installed. When I try to open one of...

    Started by fkaufman‎, 15th Mar 2015 05:33 am
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    15th Mar 2015 01:36 pm Go to last post
  21. Old Piano in CAD

    Hey, is it possible to transfer this piano into AutoCAD? I want to rebuild this piano and need precise measures to do that. But I also want to transer every detail. ...

    Started by Steffschenko‎, 10th Mar 2015 08:19 pm
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  22. Ucs does not activate when switching viewports in modelspace


    Started by jossacad‎, 10th Mar 2015 03:44 pm
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  23. Dashdot ou center

    Oi pessoal, Qual o fator que faz escolher entre usar "DASHDOT ou CENTER" numa linha de simetria? Do mesmo jeito para linhas fantasmas "DIVIDE2 ou PHANTON"? Obrigado

    Started by Luancat‎, 10th Mar 2015 01:37 pm
    center, dashdot
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    10th Mar 2015 03:22 pm Go to last post
  24. Drawing area too small?

    Hey guys, I am currently using AutoCAD 2015 and want to draw a building that is 40mx18m but when i type in 40,000 and 18,000 is exceeds the maximum space given.. for example i scroll out as...

    Started by JollyJed‎, 8th Mar 2015 03:16 pm
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  25. Defining 3DSOLIDs in DXF files

    Hello, and apologies for the noob level question ! Beginners Area seems the only place for it... I'm working on a project that creates a dynamically sized construction from sheet timber materials....

    Started by andycee‎, 1st Mar 2015 01:57 am
    dxf 3dsolid
    • Replies: 1
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    8th Mar 2015 09:26 pm Go to last post

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