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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. 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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    25th Jun 2015 03:19 am Go to last post
  2. 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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    24th Jun 2015 09:23 pm Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. Cross Sectional

    Hi, I'm a little confused with the 85 degrees on the drawing..is it the fillet angle.. and also the 0.5 x 45degrees is it the chamfer on the smaller cylinder ? Thanks..

    Started by indigo‎, 22nd Jun 2015 07:29 am
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    22nd Jun 2015 09:53 am Go to last post
  5. Need help converting to a solid

    Hello there I need help with this object. First I used the LINE command to create straight line segments. Than I used the EXTRUDE commend to add height to the object. Than I used THICKEN to give the...

    Started by prime333‎, 18th Jun 2015 10:45 pm
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    19th Jun 2015 03:38 am Go to last post
  6. Unidentified dimensions

    Hi Guys, Can you help me identify the R20 on the picture I'm a little bit confused if its an offset distance or the radius of the arc....I'm also confused with the 25mm dimension on the leftside...

    Started by indigo‎, 18th Jun 2015 08:43 am
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    19th Jun 2015 03:04 am Go to last post
  7. Font styles have changed

    After downloading and installing AutoCAD version 2014, some of the text in my drawings doesn't appear correctly. It's displaying a simplex type single line widely spaced font in lieu of the Arial...

    Started by davebin‎, 27th Feb 2014 04:22 am
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    18th Jun 2015 05:12 am Go to last post
  8. Whats next?

    Hi New person to the Cadtutor.net I have just completed my autoCAD 2d level 2 at my local technical college its taken me the year to complete. I have also completed my construction management...

    Started by yamyam91‎, 16th Jun 2015 01:51 pm
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  9. how to measure length of a non linear line?

    I have a drawing in which i need to measure the lengths of hundreds of wires may be.lines are not just straight lines but non linear ones.i tried tlen.lsp but for every line i need to upload file...

    Started by fahadkhan‎, 8th Jun 2015 12:17 pm
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    17th Jun 2015 04:55 am Go to last post
  10. Question Object oriented CAD methology in 2D - say what?!??

    I was at a job interview last week, where they asked me if I am into 'object oriented 2D CAD methology' (they don't use 3D at all, in AutoCAD). I had to answer that I had never herd the term...

    Started by Anjoha‎, 14th Jun 2015 12:32 pm
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  11. 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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  12. 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
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  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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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  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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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    5th Jun 2015 04:06 am Go to last post

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