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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. 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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  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. 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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  1. Section Bubble > Call Outs.....??

    Hi I have seen on lots of ACAD drawings with the section ' nodes' .. call outs' etc , call them what you will... where a section number is placed and the drawing number too... in a circle with...

    Started by Rass‎, 23rd Jan 2003 08:36 pm
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    23rd Jan 2003 09:59 pm Go to last post

    HI ok heres the problem people,i can draw a rectangle ,then extrude it to 250mm then view it in 3d form using 3d dynamic .but can i twist the object (say 90 degrees cw) along a lenghth of 150mm...

    Started by dangermouse‎, 16th Jan 2003 10:16 pm
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  3. Drawing Multilines ?

    Hi All... Many thanks for the reply to my earlier posting.... I need more info on the multiline... In Microstaion I am able to set a multiline ..say with 10 lines, each line I can specify...

    Started by Rass‎, 23rd Jan 2003 08:30 pm
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    25th Jan 2003 10:37 pm Go to last post
  4. AutoCAD 2002 - Scale

    Scenario - I received a drawing but I do not know what scale the drawing is i.e 1:50, 1:100 etc. What do I do to find this out ?

    Started by qfoa03‎, 27th Jan 2003 10:29 am
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    27th Jan 2003 02:26 pm Go to last post

    HELLO, i am using autocadr14 and have seen all the great autolisp prgs on the site . please can you tell me how to use them please ,do i simply type them in on the command line or do i...

    Started by dangermouse‎, 26th Jan 2003 11:30 am
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    27th Jan 2003 09:11 pm Go to last post
  6. Layout

    How do I get my drawing to appear in the Layout space? I can't figure out why my model is not showing up in my layout.

    Started by Jellipo‎, 21st Jan 2003 07:55 pm
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    28th Jan 2003 10:03 pm Go to last post
  7. 3D polygon meshes

    Can anyone help me please!!! I want to erase one of the lines in the middle of a 3d polygon mesh-how do i do this?

    Started by andie‎, 29th Jan 2003 11:27 am
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  8. Using Xrefs and External References

    Hello, I am new to the CADTutor community. I am a previous user of Microstation (about 16 years) and have been using AutoCAD 2000 for about 6 months now. One thing I just can't seem to figure out is...

    Started by hubertjt‎, 30th Jan 2003 09:25 pm
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    31st Jan 2003 10:09 pm Go to last post
  9. help with 3d faces?

    can anybody tell me how i create a 3d face on a part that contains circles ,arcs? :? thanks

    Started by Stewart‎, 1st Feb 2003 10:34 pm
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    4th Feb 2003 08:43 pm Go to last post
  10. Need help with understanding 1:100

    Am drawing a house, just the first floor map. How do I set it up to be printed as 1:100 so 1 meter in 1 cm on the drawing.. trying to get this but i cant figure it out.

    Started by cassa‎, 8th Feb 2003 07:55 am
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  11. Inserting OLE Objects

    I am inserting excell spread sheets i to AutoCAD Lt 2000. I have 1 drawing with 10 layouts. When i insert an ole object into 1 layout it dissapears from the previous. The excell tables are not the...

    Started by Dan‎, 14th Jan 2003 05:44 pm
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    10th Feb 2003 02:01 pm Go to last post
  12. 40 pages of a book for free !

    Hi, Whilst surfing for free materials, I found this free 40 page file. http://www.delmarplus.com/samplechapters/0766862097.pdf It covers detailed drawing of geometric constructions. Aimed...

    Started by Mr T‎, 30th Jan 2003 11:33 pm
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  13. From 3D to 2D?

    Is it a way to change the same drawing from 3d to 2d? If there is that possibility can someone describe it ( in details :oops: ).

    Started by Orbit‎, 12th Feb 2003 11:21 pm
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  14. Rotating Ole objects

    Is it possible to rotate OLE Objects. I does not apear to work using the rotate command?

    Started by Dan‎, 14th Jan 2003 05:47 pm
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  15. Excellent free tools - Tiemsavers

    http://www.timesaversforcad.com/freestuff.htm Has some excellent free timesavers. Enjoy :lol: Nick

    Started by Mr T‎, 15th Feb 2003 06:54 pm
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  16. Drawing at the scale 2:1

    I was using MVSETUP to enter my drawing scale but does not recognize the scale 2:1. I draw at the scale 1:1 and when it was coming to ploting I wanted to change from there the scale but did not...

    Started by Orbit‎, 16th Feb 2003 07:50 pm
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  17. Tranlating a Microstation(.DGN) Dwg. to AutoCAD 2000

    Hi, Would someone be so kind as to help this rookie :oops: figure out how to tranlate a Microstation .DGN file into an AutoCAD .DWG file? It seems that the "Insert" pull-down menu doesn't provide...

    Started by hubertjt‎, 7th Feb 2003 10:03 pm
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    20th Feb 2003 02:22 pm Go to last post
  18. UCS rotation

    I am using AutoCAD 2000 Lt which does not have the 'rotatability', for want of a better expression, of full 2000. It is possible to rotate a drawing using the ucs, to allow different rotated...

    Started by Dan‎, 26th Feb 2003 12:56 pm
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    27th Feb 2003 10:34 am Go to last post
  19. snapping a rectangle to a line

    Hello forum, I am new to Auto Cad and I have a very simple question. I would like to know how to snap a rectangle to a wall/line so that the rectangle's side will be exactly on top of the...

    Started by xavierp‎, 27th Feb 2003 06:08 am
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    27th Feb 2003 09:41 pm Go to last post

    hi all, thought id cracked this autocad prg but here i go again :oops: ive drawn an object (no i really have) then ive changed the layout to show four views of the same object but...

    Started by dangermouse‎, 23rd Feb 2003 09:46 pm
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  21. cad2000

    I am slightly puzzled on how to form a 3d drawing on cad wthout the use of panneling over a line structure! how do i make my work have a thckness without having to create 2 panneled sides with a gap...

    Started by JuniorMadCAD‎, 9th Mar 2003 05:29 pm
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  22. phone cover 3d

    rite... how does one go about creating a 3d moble phone cover? ive started the back of the mob, wth a simple cross secton with thickness. How would i fll in the ends as they are hollow? and...

    Started by JuniorMadCAD‎, 9th Mar 2003 07:14 pm
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  23. What Book to buy? for AutoCAD 2004

    Hi there, I am new and I am looking for your expertise before I go to purchase a book for AutoCAD 2004. :?: What book will be better to buy? like I said above I am a beginner. Any suggestions...

    Started by cad2004‎, 22nd Mar 2003 07:26 am
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  24. I have a few quick questions about Autocad

    Hello, I just recently started using Autocad, or trying to anyway, and I can't really figure much out. Before I ask any other questions at this forum, I just would like to know if Autocad is...

    Started by Soundfx4‎, 24th Mar 2003 11:11 pm
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  25. Dimension

    I am using dimension on a 1:20 dwg- 2D. Despite my effort to make a visible text on Dimension Style at first, my dimension is not at all visible on the dwg. I have tried to scale the dimension and...

    Started by Orbit‎, 20th Mar 2003 10:53 am
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    30th Mar 2003 07:34 am Go to last post

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