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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. "select shape file" & TgCad.shx

    Every time I open new file in autocad 2009 I get a pop up window saying "select shape file" TgCad.shx when I select "cancel" nothing happens and I can work as usual.Its not a big problem but I...

    Started by astral_realm‎, 12th Nov 2009 11:47 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    15th Nov 2009 10:25 pm Go to last post
  2. "Smart" Stretch command?

    This is possibly a stupid question, but is there any AutoCAD command that can do what the Stretch command does without having to select the entirety of what you want to stretch? I have a large...

    Started by Comatosis‎, 22nd Jul 2014 07:00 pm
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    23rd Jul 2014 05:52 pm Go to last post
  3. "Snap to Intersection" option (OPTI/AutoCAD 2013)

    I am a network administrator, I don't use the software. W7Pro x64, 8GB RAM, Optisys/AutoCAD 2013 working in telecomm infrastructure design. I have a user who can no longer "snap to intersection"...

    Started by EngineerSupport‎, 3rd Feb 2017 05:16 pm
    autocad 2013, opti, optisys, snap, snapping
    • Replies: 3
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    4th Feb 2017 12:15 am Go to last post
  4. "Specify Font for Style" Window

    I searched this matter in the forum, and am not sure that it addressed specifically what I'd like to know. However, when I open certain drawings that I've received from (usually) architects, I get a...

    Started by MS-S‎, 10th Jan 2009 04:18 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    10th Jan 2009 04:32 pm Go to last post
  5. Unhappy "Switch" X and Y coordinates in AutoCAD LT 2010?

    A while back, I sent some dxf files (all made in AC Lt 2010) to a company that uses a system called DP/Com. Apparently, this program reads coordinates (Y,X) instead of (X,Y), which means that they...

    Started by risberg‎, 25th Aug 2011 02:08 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    29th Aug 2011 01:56 pm Go to last post
  6. "unhandled Exception"

    When opening any drawing (AutoCAD Lt 2008, I get the following error message: "Invalid URI: The format of the URI could not be determined". I can get by it by clicking "Continue", but why is it...

    Started by anstedsf‎, 10th Dec 2011 11:48 pm
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    12th Dec 2011 04:50 am Go to last post
  7. "Whole Number" Format

    I'm trying to make a table that has entries 001, 002, etc. When I try and use autoformat to have the cells show up as 001 002 003 004 etc they show up as 001 002 3 4. How is it possible to preserve...

    Started by driven4rhythm‎, 26th Jul 2011 04:44 am
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  8. '07 - Command Line, File Location(s)

    AutoCAD '07, opens fine. I close the blank drawing. If I want to open a file, I used to just select "OPEN" and I could click my way to the needed *.dwg file. Now, guess I did something wrong,...

    Started by Tankman‎, 7th Mar 2010 03:31 pm
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  9. '07 Cursor Box

    My memory is failing, I just forget. I reloaded AutoCAD '07 on my laptop. All is well except (scratching head), when I move the cursor, left or right I get a box filled with color. What is...

    Started by Tankman‎, 5th Mar 2010 11:00 pm
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    6th Mar 2010 04:35 pm Go to last post
  10. 'c' disappears when i hit 'enter'

    Hy! I am a beginner in Autocad, so i am following the steps as the tutorials say, but still i couldn't manage to draw a rectangle: i used the polyline and the 'c' disappeared when i pressed 'enter'...

    Started by criscris27‎, 13th Aug 2008 12:18 pm
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    14th Aug 2008 11:12 am Go to last post
  11. 'DISTANCE' not calculating

    Hi, Brand new to AutoCAD. My 'distance', 'angularity' and other measuring tools are not showing the calculation in the command box. It was working just fine ... but now I must have turned...

    Started by madronamodern‎, 3rd Mar 2007 10:37 pm
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    4th Mar 2007 08:56 am Go to last post
  12. Angry 'failed to load'

    I tried to install a thing that didn't work out, and I removed the thing from my C but now everytime I start AutoCAD, the program says: AcRxDynamicLinker failed to load 'C:\Program...

    Started by Tiger‎, 11th Sep 2007 07:11 am
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    11th Sep 2007 11:33 pm Go to last post
  13. 'Match properties' problem with Hatching

    Hi Can anyone tell me why this happens: I'm adding some rectangles to a drawing and want the hatching to match what it aready there. I thought the simplest way would be to match the...

    Started by sammyteacake‎, 7th Dec 2012 03:11 pm
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  14. 'measurement line' (not a dimension)

    hi! i don't know what this wuold be called in autocad, and therefore have no terms to search.. let's say i have a straight line (line 1) on layer 1 then i create a new layer. on this new...

    Started by davesec‎, 21st Jun 2010 08:13 pm
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  15. 'Pointer' Arrows for text

    abit of a strange question, surely its insanely simple but then again im a blonde so :) . ive got some text that is going to be used for labels on a drawing, but i want arrows from the text to the...

    Started by SimonGodbold‎, 5th Jun 2008 02:15 pm
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    5th Jun 2008 02:29 pm Go to last post
  16. 'snap point divider'

    Hi, I'm slowly switching from Microstation to AutoCAD. I'm trying to find out if a tool that exists in Microstation exists in AutoCAD. In Microstation, it's called the 'snap point divider'....

    Started by Mr.Alex‎, 26th Mar 2009 06:29 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Mar 2009 07:31 pm Go to last post
  17. 'Valid hatch boundary not found'

    Hi everyone, am having an issue with hatch boundaries at the moment, am trying to put a hatch down and am gettin this error 'Valid hatch boundary not found'. now am quite sure the area is enclosed...

    Started by Darkmessiah‎, 6th Jun 2011 12:09 am
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    7th Jun 2011 03:49 am Go to last post
  18. Drawing (Easy?) Issues with extrude command

    Hi there, I just started using AutoCAD like a month ago to help me with my univ studies (Architecture). Everything works perfectly fine and I can do pretty much what I want except a couple of...

    Started by JGott‎, 14th Dec 2007 03:43 pm
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  19. (Probably a daft question!) - What do you use Layer 0 for?

    I've been starting to experiment with layers & a thought crossed my mind. Layer 0 Do people generally use Layer 0 as the main level to draw on. Or, do you use layers 1 and upwards (set up...

    Started by Tempest‎, 28th Oct 2007 11:26 pm
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  20. Unhappy **express tools**-unable to load acetauto.lsp/fas

    **experss tools**-unable to load acetauto.lsp/fas this message is displayed every time i open a new file.and in addition different application like mvsetup cannot be loaded..plz help..

    Started by survivingpoison‎, 9th Apr 2012 04:15 pm
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    9th Apr 2012 04:22 pm Go to last post
  21. *.prn files

    I move about somewhat often. How might I print (or save to or from) AutoCAD to *.prn file format? Guess this is really in the "Beginners' Area" but, has caused me a heartache or two. ...

    Started by Tankman‎, 11th Jul 2009 12:04 am
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  22. +/+ Tolerances

    Hello! I want to use tolerances that are, for instace, 230G6 (+0.044/+0,015) but the tolerances types available are just +/-. I could just add a Mtext besides the dimensions, but I think it is not...

    Started by Sergiozal‎, 22nd May 2010 11:46 pm
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    30th Jun 2010 03:44 pm Go to last post
  23. Drawing -PURGE Command

    Hi everybody, I'm using the -PURGE command to diminuish my drawings size. I'm just choosing the ALL option after hitting the command so i can free as much as possible. But i'm worried about what...

    Started by pedro gonçalves‎, 25th Oct 2012 06:29 pm
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    31st Oct 2012 12:22 pm Go to last post
  24. -this, -that, -theOther

    There does not seem to be an explanation of the use of the hyphen (-) in my Mastering AutoCAD 2006 HomeScooling AutoCAD 2k6. Can someone enlighten me as to the meaning of such a thing?

    Started by BIGMIKE09281946‎, 24th Nov 2008 04:47 am
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    24th Nov 2008 05:09 am Go to last post
  25. .acad file extensions

    Hello, i need some guidance on .acad file extensions. i have been given three files with .acad file extensions and have been told these will open in AutoCad 2011, however i have tried this on the...

    Started by jackdee03‎, 9th Feb 2011 05:01 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    10th Feb 2011 03:24 pm Go to last post

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