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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. Delete all hatches within a drawing?

    Hi, Quite often I recieve drawings with loads of hatches/solid fills in. For example a housing layout with all of the houses, trees, roads, grass etc hatched. I generally want to delete...

    Started by Mr.Alex‎, 7th Oct 2009 12:05 pm
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  2. Changing Opacity of Solid Hatch

    Is there a way to change the opacity of a solid hatch fill color? I want to 'highlight' some areas in plan, but want the colors to be transparent. I'm using Autocad 2007.

    Started by HiFiJr‎, 12th Feb 2008 02:18 am
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    20th Oct 2010 07:39 am Go to last post
  3. Degrees Minutes Seconds

    My knowledge in Autocad is minimal, as I am a site setting out engineer. My question is: How can I draw a line by using DMS (Whole Circle Bearings) NOT surveyors. eg: 100.000 metres @ a bearing...

    Started by KevUK‎, 16th Nov 2009 05:57 pm
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  4. Unhappy Registration-Activation Error (0015.111)

    How can i remove this Error Registration-Activation Error (0015.111) in AUTOCAD 2014 Please help me

    Started by mfahadrazzaq‎, 25th Aug 2014 06:58 am
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    26th Aug 2014 05:36 pm Go to last post
  5. How to delete Xref-dependent layer?

    I want to delete Xref-dependent layer. AutoCAd says I can't delete them. I want to delete them. How can I do that?

    Started by khoshravan‎, 12th Feb 2011 10:48 pm
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    delete, layer, x-ref
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  6. Saving Problems...reference editing?

    I am very new to using autoCAD, and I am trying to save a file that had already been created before I began working with it. It has an xref to a pre-created border. I am attempting to use the save-as...

    Started by BBAtl6‎, 2nd Jun 2008 08:49 pm
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  7. Scaling in one direction without a block

    I need to scale a drawing (with multiple objects) in only one direction (i.e. the y-axis). Is there a simple way to do this without turning my polylines into a block? I need to retain all my...

    Started by la123‎, 5th Sep 2007 08:16 pm
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  8. Reselect previous selection?

    in FastCAD, if i had selected a load of lines to edit then did it and forgot to do something, i could use a handy command that would reselect my last selection. Is this possible in AutoCAD 2006?

    Started by James‎, 22nd Nov 2006 01:19 pm
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  9. exploding an external reference ?

    Hello. Im drawing on autocad 2008, but im having some trouble with trying to explode an 'external reference' this external reference needs to be edited. I opened a DWT renamed it and saved it...

    Started by m!ni‎, 28th Nov 2007 02:44 pm
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    26th Jun 2012 07:28 pm Go to last post
  10. How do I insert text into my drawing?

    Hi, I'm not sure which tool do I click on in order to insert text into my drawing? Is it the MTEXT? I want to add the following a few spaces below my drawing for ex: NAME COURSE NAME/CLASS...

    Started by SFG13‎, 12th Feb 2010 10:30 pm
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  11. Exclamation How To Make A Title Block

    I have to add a title block to several drawings of plans and elevations. How do I go about making a title block? And once Ive created one, does it then become a template I can modify over and over?...

    Started by ms_scene‎, 4th Nov 2008 03:51 pm
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    Currently, I have the base or insertion point of some of my blocks in an undesirable spot and I would like to move it. When I insert a drawing or block I have difficulty in placement due to a poor...

    Started by nwmjdp‎, 11th Aug 2005 06:13 am
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  13. Midpoint Snap?

    I know is stupid of me asking but I read this section of the tutorial: http://www.cadtutor.net/tutorials/autocad/object-snap.php#mid And I cannot get the stuff to snap at the middle of a line....

    Started by D1-Xen‎, 11th May 2012 02:13 pm
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  14. rotate ucs?

    hey i forget the command to rotate the ucs i have a layout and need to do elevations off of it and need to rotate the entire drawing..how do i rotate the ucs ?

    Started by east§ide‎, 16th Nov 2007 05:12 pm
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  15. how to change text font

    I have STANDARD as text style when I look in PROJECTS, DRAWING SETUP, TEXT STYLE. Usually when I type text in MULTILINE TEXT it has ARIAL as text fond, for the new project it suddenly changed to...

    Started by naghshe‎, 18th Sep 2008 02:48 am
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  16. Missing Command Prompt

    Hi Guys, Anybody can help me how to show the command prompt? im using autocad 2008 and i am new cad user. for example i am deleting or selecting objects, but i dont know how many objects are...

    Started by rengised‎, 11th Oct 2008 07:03 am
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  17. Unhappy Show The X,Y coordinate for a point

    Hello everyone, I'm having a problem with showing the both x,y coordinates for a certain point , does anyone know how can i do that:cry: , and by the way I'm using Auto-CAD 2005, because whenever i...

    Started by TYGA‎, 20th Feb 2010 10:18 am
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  18. I have to shift-select to select multiple objects

    Hi, well, the topic title says it all. Right now, when i click one object and then another, the first object becomes deselected. Holding shift is the only way for me to select multiple lines...

    Started by PDS‎, 15th May 2008 11:12 am
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  19. how do I import jpeg drawing to autocad

    hey first of all thanks for the support being given. I have an plan drawing in jpeg. I need to make some changes in it. how can i convert it into Autocad dwg file please help me out.:?

    Started by sudhaathreya‎, 15th Oct 2009 08:29 am
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  20. Can't change dimension text size

    Hello I hope someone can help me with this. Whenever I try to dimension a drawing in model space the text of the dimension comes out unreadably small. I go into dimension style manager, I...

    Started by Bill T‎, 11th Oct 2010 01:01 am
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  21. Determining the angle between two lines

    I wish to determine the angle between two lines (that meet). I know how to do this manually, although does AutoCAD have a buitl in command similar the DI command maybe, or can someone recommend a...

    Started by Organic‎, 24th Mar 2009 03:36 pm
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  22. Measuring area enclosed by a polyline

    Is this possible couse I would want to avoid hatching. Also maybe this tool to be accumulative.

    Started by Butch‎, 16th Jul 2009 04:50 pm
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  23. How to duplicate a layer

    Hi. ACAD 2008 I did a search and didn't find anything - maybe this question is to simple. I would like to duplicate a layer including all of its properties. Than I can rename it and make...

    Started by MantaBase‎, 20th Feb 2008 07:56 pm
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    28th Mar 2008 09:31 am Go to last post
  24. Question Tree,bush & vegetation symbols/blocks

    Hi I require some very good tree, bush and vegitation symbols for autocad. Does anyone know of a good website where I can download these from? Thanks

    Started by GIB39‎, 1st Feb 2008 11:50 am
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  25. Problem...Circle is not smooth and round

    Hi!So this is me so called problem!It's on the picture below! This must be a circle!When i draw it(a circle),it is perfect but when i save the drawing the circle becomes something else!When i...

    Started by Evil_eyes‎, 11th Jun 2008 12:49 pm
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    20th Jun 2008 06:16 am Go to last post

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