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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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    7th Jan 2016 06:11 am Go to last post
  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. Tree hatch

    Would anyone have a drawing or hatch similar to this ??

    Started by joby1234‎, 18th Feb 2016 04:28 pm
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    22nd Feb 2016 03:42 pm Go to last post
  2. Steel Corrosion Hatch

    I'm working on a design for repair of a corroded steel member. I need to produce an existing condition sheet as well as other sheets for the repair that show approximate areas of steel that are...

    Started by dweimerskirk‎, 16th Feb 2016 11:33 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    17th Feb 2016 12:56 pm Go to last post
  3. Splash image

    Hi, I want to change the startup splash image in 2008. Can someone help me with that? Thanks

    Started by yawdapaah‎, 20th Mar 2009 02:54 pm
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    16th Feb 2016 08:22 pm Go to last post
  4. Language Translation

    Does anyone know of a fast way to translate text (single line text) in AutoCAD from one language to another? Portuguese to English to be specific. I need to translate layer names also.

    Started by SLW210‎, 29th Jun 2011 07:40 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    15th Feb 2016 03:24 pm Go to last post
  5. Poly line selection problem

    recently i have selecting poly line it shows some symbol,these symbols are disturbing the poly line selection.kindly please check the attachment for more info.

    Started by oceanicanu‎, 11th Feb 2016 10:51 am
    • Replies: 4
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    13th Feb 2016 08:09 am Go to last post
  6. how to draw different plans

    is it best to draw everything in model space like site plan , landscape plan, elevations, architectural plans plumbning ,electrical plans etc in one drawing for one project?????? or should i make new...

    Started by cadartista‎, 11th Feb 2016 06:28 pm
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 551
    12th Feb 2016 11:52 am Go to last post
  7. From '08 to '15 - migrating functions

    In AutoCAD '15 We're switching (2 drafters) from a manufacturing program using AutoCAD '08 to a new program running on '15 and looking for some old functions I can't find. I've looked for each of...

    Started by okmrazor‎, 10th Feb 2016 11:33 pm
    • Replies: 9
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    12th Feb 2016 02:16 am Go to last post
  8. adding a comma to numbers in autocad

    Does anyone know the fastest way to add commas to numbers in autocad? I have alot of numbers in a drawing and i need to add commas to them all. Is there a lisp i could use to add them all at once?

    Started by newchurchr‎, 10th Feb 2016 05:28 pm
    commas, lisp
    • Replies: 6
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    11th Feb 2016 01:17 pm Go to last post
  9. Desperately need someone to work through AutoCad Assignment with me (willing to pay)

    I just started an AutoCad online course for university, and I don't understand my professor's accent. Can someone please help me understand and walk me through an assignment. We're using the...

    Started by jessica143143‎, 9th Feb 2016 01:35 am
    • Replies: 6
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    9th Feb 2016 11:27 am Go to last post
  10. Making AutoCAD VIdeo Tutorial

    I want to make a video capture of AutoCAD tutorial with great image quality. Does anyone know what software is best for make great quality of AutoCAD video tutorial?

    Started by basty‎, 7th Feb 2016 12:26 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    7th Feb 2016 09:02 pm Go to last post
  11. Missing title bar, please help

    the image is from Attila G. Horvath the part where the black line point is missing in my autocad it only show white is there any way i can make it show the title? Operating Sstem: windows 10...

    Started by dwings02‎, 3rd Feb 2016 02:56 am
    missing, title
    • Replies: 1
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    5th Feb 2016 03:08 pm Go to last post
  12. ACAD_PROXY_ENTITY

    I am using AutoCAD 2005 and Layout templates provided by my employer. There is an ACAD_PROXY_ENTITY in Layout which should print as the file location of the drawing and it does so on other computers...

    Started by willwould‎, 12th Jun 2006 09:49 pm
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    4th Feb 2016 12:33 pm Go to last post
  13. load /unload customizations

    Hi everyone, I have this window everytime I open AutoCAD 2015 (attached image). I am not the administrator from the computer and maybe that is the reason I have not been able to work it out. ...

    Started by svorgodne‎, 3rd Feb 2016 05:47 pm
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    4th Feb 2016 10:48 am Go to last post
  14. How to Draw An Ellipse Inside A Rectangle Like This?

    Drawing an ellipse inside a rectangle like this is easy, piece of cake: However, how do you draw an ellipse inside a rectangle like this (acad file is attached)? How do you find the...

    Started by basty‎, 2nd Feb 2016 03:25 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    2nd Feb 2016 11:32 pm Go to last post
  15. Unhappy how to delete recent drawings from the start opening page.

    when I open autocad 2016, i see the start drawing icon then on the middle recent documents then connect area, I cannot get rid of the middle recent documents drawings that i no longer need . ...

    Started by cadartista‎, 31st Jan 2016 12:24 am
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    1st Feb 2016 01:50 am Go to last post
  16. dynamic blocks not correctly work

    Can you help - so that after flip block is working right like before flip.

    Started by engmech‎, 22nd Jan 2016 09:24 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Jan 2016 09:32 pm Go to last post
  17. How do i make series of cross sections of simple landscape

    Hello, I'm using Autocad 2014 as a landscape architect student, and I'm still a beginner. I need to make a series of cross-sections to describe a terrain. I have contours of a 100 km stretch...

    Started by pete84‎, 17th Jan 2016 09:53 pm
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  18. Copy and Paste Comes in as One Block

    Hi, I'm having an issue where anything I copy (either from this drawing or another drawing) and paste into this drawing comes in as one block. For example, if I copy a couple of text lines and...

    Started by WTFD4V1D‎, 18th Jan 2016 06:17 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Jan 2016 10:01 pm Go to last post
  19. Question Help 3D visualization

    how can I draw this drawing.It looks 3D but is made 2D?? Help post image online upload img

    Started by milas_7777‎, 13th Jan 2016 04:28 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Jan 2016 12:59 pm Go to last post
  20. Smile Set Limits to suit A3

    Hi All, I am currently doing a course and the first task requires me to 'set limits to suit A3 paper sizes'. I dont work with limits in my current job and so i am a bit stuck as to how to set...

    Started by CADsince07‎, 26th Jan 2009 01:01 pm
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    17th Jan 2016 04:57 am Go to last post
  21. Lineweight point.

    Is there a system variable that controls properties - lineweight points. On my printouts points to a default width. I use AutoCAD 2014.

    Started by Kowal‎, 15th Jan 2016 12:21 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    15th Jan 2016 03:59 pm Go to last post
  22. Masonry, Tile, and Slab Details

    Does anyone know of a good resources to download free masonry, tile, and slab details?

    Started by Burner‎, 14th Jan 2016 04:36 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Jan 2016 02:57 pm Go to last post
  23. Adding Annotative Block in the Design Center using Autodesk Seek

    I currently have the default blocks that come with AutoCAD. I would like to use Autodesk Seek to download and add more annotative blocks to my design center. When I search annotation in the at...

    Started by Burner‎, 13th Jan 2016 06:39 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    14th Jan 2016 05:06 pm Go to last post
  24. Unhappy 3D Modeling

    I need help to make this drawing to something (solid?) that would give me volume of that object and than to conect that object to other objects like that. Im tired and frustrated cause of youtube...

    Started by nasoox‎, 21st Dec 2015 02:56 pm
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    13th Jan 2016 04:55 pm Go to last post
  25. Creating Installation Drawings

    Hi, I was asked to create an installation/assembly drawing of a gear motor that will be installed on the side of a machine. I have some few references like the machine manual. I'm planning to...

    Started by indigo‎, 7th Jan 2016 03:17 am
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    • Replies: 12
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    11th Jan 2016 01:26 pm Go to last post

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