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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. extract point from excel files

    I need to draw point from an excel files with X,Y coordinates & numerical data about the point. How can I do it automatically for every point in the file ( every point is on a line with X,Y,data...

    Started by janka83‎, 15th Jan 2010 03:31 pm
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  2. AutoCAD Timesavers - what does it do?

    AutoCAD Timesavers 1. In OptionsOpen and Save tab, set the "Incremental Save Percentage" to 100. This is the variable ISAVEPERCENT. 2. In OptionsOpen and Save tab, when saving down...

    Started by Kobbe‎, 15th Jan 2010 04:09 pm
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    15th Jan 2010 04:27 pm Go to last post
  3. Not Valid-Not version related

    Hello all, Got the error message "Drawing File is not Valid" Read some forums about this topic and found alot of these are related to someone sending a drawing from a different version....

    Started by RAI32‎, 14th Jan 2010 11:11 pm
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  4. What Will Open A DWF File

    A project manager in another state sent me a DWF file to open and save to another format or lower version and have me send it back to him so he can view it. Presently he can't open the file. I can...

    Started by gsksun4‎, 15th Jan 2010 02:11 pm
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    15th Jan 2010 02:32 pm Go to last post
  5. Drawing Plot Margins

    Hey, I'm using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 I'm having an issue with plotting a layout for a drawing. The drawing is in a viewport and should be plotting as shown in the attached image in plot preview...

    Started by john551‎, 14th Jan 2010 01:44 am
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  6. How to import a tif file for tracing.

    I have a tif file of a floor plan I would like to underlay and trace. What command do I use to do this?

    Started by td88‎, 10th Jan 2010 10:36 pm
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  7. Align view to face of object

    Hi, Is there a way of aligning your view to a face of an object. I have a complex rhs beam that I'm creating and using flatshot to create snapshots of it and dimensioning these. :shock: I've...

    Started by kari_sinkko‎, 14th Jan 2010 01:02 am
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    14th Jan 2010 03:55 am Go to last post
  8. Exclamation Needing help!Hatching

    I have a raster plan and I have to colour differently the streets,the houses, the blocks each one on a different layer. I have set the layer on -Bylayer-example green colour on first layer. I have...

    Started by AkaArh‎, 12th Jan 2010 08:10 pm
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  9. Exclamation Mysterious Circles Out of Nowhere

    What is up with that? All of a sudden these circles appear at intersections and end of lines. They are red in color and maintain their size when zooming in or out. They are also not selectable! They...

    Started by BIGMIKE09281946‎, 4th Jan 2010 09:40 pm
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    13th Jan 2010 05:48 am Go to last post
  10. Circle tool is no circle

    Can someone give me a clue as to why I do not get a perfect circle, when selecting the Circle icon in the Draw toolbar, but rather a slight ellipse? I am using Autocad 2000. I know I am way behind,...

    Started by gotchy‎, 4th Jan 2010 01:02 am
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  11. AutoCAD error aborting

    Hi everybody, i've got (again) a little problem with autoCAD 2007... when i run a script that i have written, with some files, this message error appears: INTERNAL ERROR: UNDOCMD 3 it happens...

    Started by ramis‎, 23rd May 2007 02:42 pm
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  12. Viewport a slice

    In a layout, I need to show my object sliced in half in one viewport. How do I do this?? I tried slicing my object and then changing its layer and then using the Union command to join them back...

    Started by wbtrimble‎, 12th Jan 2010 02:31 pm
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  13. Exclamation How do I vectorize a raster plan image?

    1. Please tell me how do I import a raster image in AutoCAD ,it must be jpeg,tif,bitmap or gif? 2.How do I convert ,modify this raster into a vectorized image?How do I vectorize the raster ,more...

    Started by AkaArh‎, 11th Jan 2010 06:36 pm
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  14. Can't find circle centre

    Hi, Can someone tell me how to find the centre for the circle R23 on the attachment as it is not on the same plane as the opposite R30. Also do I draw the polylines and then round of using...

    Started by manich1‎, 6th Jan 2010 04:57 pm
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  15. Polyline problem

    Hi, Can someone explain how I draw the top section on the attachment,The bit above the "FACTORY DESIGN" text. Thanks....

    Started by manich1‎, 11th Jan 2010 11:10 am
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  16. Question Trimming multiple mass elements?

    Hi! I've made a ceiling with mass elements that looks like this. It's about 150 pieces and now I would like to trim them along with the polyline I've selected in the image. If I select them one at...

    Started by tutt‎, 12th Jan 2010 11:32 am
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  17. Selecting Multiple Items

    How do I change the settings on Mechanical 2010 so I do not have to hold down the shift key when selecting multiple objects? Thank You

    Started by KStatefan‎, 7th Jan 2010 07:06 pm
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    12th Jan 2010 10:18 am Go to last post
  18. Question Cross Section for buildings

    Hai frndz... is there is any easiest way to create a section for buildings ? plz reply... sory 4 ma bad english

    Started by shibinbright‎, 9th Jan 2010 07:29 pm
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    11th Jan 2010 08:22 pm Go to last post
  19. spline to polyline?

    Im trying do do some programing with a dxf, my drawing has was based off a sline. Im not able to get this to work like i know it should. I think its because i dont have a polyline and cant figure...

    Started by chadm‎, 11th Jan 2010 04:50 am
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  20. Newb needing help with making custom drop down menus or toolpalettes

    Here at my work we are using autoCAD LT2007. I have made my blocks and was asked to have them put into drop down list or a tool pallete for easier insertion for projects. If anyone could be so...

    Started by NewB2010‎, 8th Jan 2010 09:51 pm
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  21. 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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  22. deleting empty layers

    ARRRGGGG! :x I have kept all your (those who have helped me before) suggestions from previous variations of this problem, but none of them seem to be working. I have a layer, which appears to be...

    Started by reyems‎, 8th Jan 2010 03:23 pm
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  23. Customized Toolbars

    I am operating ACAD2008. I am trying to customize my toolbars by Tools - Customize - Interface where I create my personalized toolbars. My problem is that when I select a button image to represent a...

    Started by Mikey‎, 8th Jan 2010 05:42 pm
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    8th Jan 2010 11:31 pm Go to last post
  24. Question driveway cut and fill layout

    Hello, this is my first civil project. I have a my survey ready with all the contour lines. Now:"Ms. Capitano decides to keep the driveway and the house level at elevation 180. Her surveying company...

    Started by milkatinka‎, 8th Jan 2010 05:15 am
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  25. Help Drawing an Arch

    I need to draw an arch which is 46 feet long, the radius is 32 feet, and the delta is 80 degrees. Can someone help me draw this arch?

    Started by bobthebuilder‎, 7th Jan 2010 03:33 pm
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    7th Jan 2010 11:45 pm Go to last post

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