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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. New to CAD, Small Airplane Parts Manufacturer

    I need to copy graphics to CAD. Is that possible? It needs to be exact. Im hoping there might be a simple way to do this, something like a copy machine. Can anyone advise me on such a process or...

    Started by donjones‎, 11th Oct 2014 01:10 pm
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    11th Oct 2014 01:54 pm Go to last post
  2. Learning AutoLisp

    Greetings Project for this weekend learn a thing or 2 about .lsp files. Started down the tutorial http://www.cadtutor.net/tutorials/autolisp/quick-start.php Lots of new language, most of it...

    Started by albroswift‎, 4th Oct 2014 04:29 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    10th Oct 2014 03:18 am Go to last post
  3. import points with label

    Hello all, i have 2500 points that i want to import, i have them in an excel file in the right way, and i can import them using multiple>point copy/paste. but i alsoo need to label them, up or...

    Started by psyfr3ak‎, 27th May 2010 04:12 pm
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    9th Oct 2014 02:31 am Go to last post
  4. hook to two lcontours

    Hello Again I have 2 contours that vary in distance between them. Is it possible for me somehow hook to both lines, maybe with the distance tool, and then move along the lines staying hooked so i...

    Started by Rudbeckia‎, 4th Oct 2014 01:03 am
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    4th Oct 2014 04:20 pm Go to last post
  5. add to x clip

    Hi Folks I have an xref drawing I have copy and pasted to the side, added an xclip to draw a section with. I now have a new xref drawing I would like to add into the xclip....any way to do that?

    Started by Rudbeckia‎, 3rd Oct 2014 07:56 pm
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    4th Oct 2014 03:10 pm Go to last post
  6. Exclamation Points are located by relative rectangular coordinates in relation to

    Helppp!! A.the last specified point or position. B.the global origin. C. the lower left corner of the screen. D.all of the above

    Started by aminkovskaya‎, 3rd Oct 2014 06:29 am
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  7. DWL and DWL2 files! Computer crashed and i cant restore the drawing!

    So my computer crashed after an intense few hours on autocad and I didn't save it (rookie mistake, I know!). I searched the web for answers and ive found my Automatic Save File loacton which ed me to...

    Started by pepe_c‎, 2nd Oct 2014 10:22 am
    dwl, dwl2, recovery
    • Replies: 6
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    3rd Oct 2014 07:46 am Go to last post
  8. saving as a .pat file

    So I’ve done this many times, edited an existing .pat file in a text editor and then saved it as…(new file name) but for some reason it is not saving is as a .pat file…..? Missing something simple...

    Started by madriver‎, 2nd Oct 2014 02:53 pm
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    2nd Oct 2014 05:32 pm Go to last post
  9. removing hashing from certain areas.

    I am trying to remove hashing, as when I try to hash outside the walkways and everything I cannot get it to work. I dont want the grass hashing to intrude on anywhere else, other then where its...

    Started by thrgk‎, 2nd Oct 2014 02:21 am
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    2nd Oct 2014 04:12 am Go to last post
  10. Smile purge, -purge

    Hello Can someone explain me the difference between two AutoCAD commands: purge and -purge, all, *,n. Thanks :)

    Started by Euga‎, 30th Sep 2014 07:35 pm
    purge
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    1st Oct 2014 11:30 am Go to last post
  11. Description and profiles Acad 2008

    Please help. Where can I fix the required profile (options) to be in use every time, even if I restart Acad? And second where can I see what I wrote as a Description for example into templates?...

    Started by Bili 66‎, 27th Sep 2014 11:06 am
    description.profiles
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    27th Sep 2014 11:26 am Go to last post
  12. How To Draw This In AutoCAD?

    How to draw the polygon in AutoCAD such as the picture? Thank you

    Started by basty‎, 19th Sep 2014 12:00 pm
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  13. Larry C

    Suddenly I can no longer select more than one line, etc. to "move", "erase", etc.

    Started by Larry C‎, 18th Sep 2014 07:39 pm
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  14. AutoCAD 2013 - Automatically creates new Autosave folder when CAD is opened

    Each time I open AutoCAD 2013 a new folder for Autosave is created. The location of the new folder is the original/previous location (when I initially installed the software) this has been...

    Started by jamesmp‎, 18th Sep 2014 02:31 pm
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  15. Save As doesn't work

    My "save as"' stopped working.

    Started by Larry C‎, 17th Sep 2014 05:38 pm
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    17th Sep 2014 06:03 pm Go to last post
  16. Grips

    What is the difference between "hot" (red) & "cold" (blue) grips?:glare:

    Started by Damon :)‎, 16th Sep 2014 02:44 pm
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    16th Sep 2014 02:56 pm Go to last post
  17. Student - Drawings

    I am a student studying with AutoCAD 2013, anyone got any drawings for me to draw/practice with?:geek::notworthy:

    Started by Damon :)‎, 15th Sep 2014 03:40 pm
    autocad, autocad2013, autodesk, student
    • Replies: 6
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    15th Sep 2014 04:50 pm Go to last post
  18. Data Extraction for cutlist

    Hi all, This is what am I am trying to do, well I can do part of it, it is a cutlist for a box. I do my drawing (2d) and then create a dynamic block. Then I extract the data from the block and I...

    Started by simplyguy‎, 8th Sep 2014 02:57 am
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    13th Sep 2014 09:01 pm Go to last post
  19. About Plotting

    Hi everyone ... Just a question about plotting I had a drawing in Meter and i took to my layout A1 paper and in my pagesetup manager i set my plot scale to 1:1 and then my viewport scale i changed...

    Started by helpme‎, 11th Sep 2014 01:42 pm
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    11th Sep 2014 07:17 pm Go to last post
  20. Need help with pipe size?? (Autocad 2014 Mechanica)

    I've got two 1.5" steel pipe one run horizontal and i one run vertical and i would like to connect them with 90 degree steel elbow, my question is that what is the right size of elbow to use in the...

    Started by Sengna‎, 9th Sep 2014 05:00 pm
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    11th Sep 2014 04:36 pm Go to last post
  21. Questions!

    My friend is wanting to know the answers to these questions?:? 1a What is the advantage of creating a Block for use in an AutoCAD drawing? 1b Why is it recommended to draw...

    Started by DJRandall‎, 8th Sep 2014 03:14 pm
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    autocad, autocad2013, autodesk, cad 2013, help me
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  22. Help - Circle

    I am new to the whole CAD experience, how do I add width or thickness to a circle? Thanks.

    Started by Damon :)‎, 9th Sep 2014 11:37 am
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  23. Looking for a toggle switch

    Can someone here tell me where to find the toggle switch to turn off the feature that adds a shaded rectangle and windows holding dimensions in Autocad version 2007? I enclose an image of what I am...

    Started by davidoff‎, 10th Sep 2014 06:36 pm
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  24. NumInc and Blocks

    I have Numinc installed and I've read somewhere that you can use it with your a block you have created. It's really nothing fancy, but I'm only needing a leader to go along with my numbers. Is there...

    Started by log283‎, 7th Sep 2014 11:04 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    8th Sep 2014 03:39 am Go to last post
  25. Hide/Unhide issues

    Im somewhat a beginner to AutoCAD (2011), been using on and off for a couple years. My issue is this: I right clicked to hide a specific object. Now when I attempt to draw any polyline anywhere in...

    Started by ezekiel808‎, 6th Sep 2014 03:20 am
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Sep 2014 08:18 pm Go to last post

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