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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. Compare 2 drawings

    HI All, I'm trying to remember a command or LISP that allowed me to compare two similar plant layouts to see the differences or changes between the two. I used to use a feature that made one...

    Started by JoeC‎, 24th Feb 2015 08:01 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    25th Feb 2015 02:11 pm Go to last post
  2. Parking Plot

    HI, If anyone can help me,I am begginer and I am trying to draw some parking plot using autocad 2015.I am interested about units and viewing that parking.Space of parking s about 60000 m2 .I am...

    Started by Amarm77‎, 18th Feb 2015 04:48 pm
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    24th Feb 2015 03:03 am Go to last post
  3. Smile space bar was once enter

    Hi all, im not really a beginner, but ive had a 2 year break from autoCAD and just checking out 2015 to get some practice while looking for work. one isue i have, and i know its going to be a...

    Started by mvrcad‎, 23rd Feb 2015 11:02 am
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    23rd Feb 2015 12:18 pm Go to last post
  4. Questons on Autocad 2015 - Duplicate Layout and AutoLISP

    Hi, I have a few questions concerning Autocad 2015. 1. Is there a way to duplicate Layout using CTRL while dragging them as I used to do in 2012? 2. I have a list of AutoLISP that I used...

    Started by nicolas‎, 21st Feb 2015 08:36 pm
    duplicate layout
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    22nd Feb 2015 01:18 am Go to last post
  5. hardcopy, but no dimension, how to rebuild that lines?

    I have question, I have hardcopy paper, maybe 1:1 or 1:2 but that angle,width that anything no dimensions. I not understand how to draw correct dimension that. is it possible scan that paper, save...

    Started by yaim229‎, 20th Feb 2015 05:50 am
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    20th Feb 2015 04:25 pm Go to last post
  6. Autosurf?

    What is Autocad autosurf? Is it a separate software or integrated in autocad?

    Started by basty‎, 20th Feb 2015 02:34 am
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    20th Feb 2015 11:46 am Go to last post
  7. construction line must erase?

    I have question, is it problem? I want to draw a line, A to C. 150, and draw that 20 degree, from point B but AB is it duplicate line (construction lines.? because AC is I need. AB must erase? in...

    Started by yaim229‎, 20th Feb 2015 06:07 am
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    20th Feb 2015 10:51 am Go to last post
  8. Starting AutoCad 2013

    I'm sorry if I'm asking an obvious question, but I can't find the answer. When I start AutoCad it goes to Drawing 1.dwg of which I have close to a blank screen and re-open the file I want to work on....

    Started by doncwe‎, 14th Feb 2015 05:49 pm
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    20th Feb 2015 02:58 am Go to last post
  9. Edit Attributes of block or text to 3 decimal points

    Hi, I have files that are exported from another program as a point block, but the elevation comes out to 6 decimal points. How can i change multiple blocks, or text to 3 decimal points without...

    Started by Rednut1977‎, 20th Feb 2015 01:42 am
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    20th Feb 2015 01:42 am Go to last post
  10. Editing circles into gear shapes

    Hello, I am currently in an intro course for AutoCAD for engineers. I have spent quite some time on what I believe should be a simple problem. I am unable to create the attached drawings, which...

    Started by michaelwhite810‎, 16th Feb 2015 10:40 pm
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    17th Feb 2015 09:26 pm Go to last post
  11. converting the dimensions of drawing from inches to mm for cnc laser cutting machine.

    dear seniors, i have a few .dxf files which i want to get cnc laser cut. I had gone to a local cnc shop and showed them the files. They said the dimensions are all in inches and that they required...

    Started by abhishek‎, 1st Aug 2010 12:09 pm
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    17th Feb 2015 11:43 am Go to last post
  12. Changing objects size

    Hi All, I have a filing cabinet that is 1000mm and I need to change it to 800mm. No idea how to do this. Be really grateful for any info you can give me. Big thanks Franny

    Started by Frannym‎, 16th Feb 2015 11:46 am
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    17th Feb 2015 02:59 am Go to last post
  13. Question How to draw an arc tangent to another arc?

    Hey, I am tracing a curvy 2D shape using arc function. I want the outline of the shape very smooth. I would like to know how do I draw arcs that can be tangent to each other so eventually I can get...

    Started by junehe‎, 15th Feb 2015 11:22 pm
    arc, autocad, curve
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    17th Feb 2015 01:38 am Go to last post
  14. Select "by color" those objects that their color is set to "by layer"

    Hello Everyone. I know my question may sound simple, but it is not! I tried Qselect and Filter, AND I did not get what I wanted. I have a large architectural drawing that I need manage...

    Started by cancer24‎, 15th Feb 2015 04:56 am
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    16th Feb 2015 06:25 pm Go to last post
  15. Merge layers, while retain the original properties of the objects

    Hello everyone. I am looking for a way to merge layers, while keeping object as they are. The situation is I usually receive huge architectural drawings, and I am required to export them to 3ds...

    Started by cancer24‎, 16th Feb 2015 06:24 pm
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    16th Feb 2015 06:24 pm Go to last post
  16. Why cannot I offset this shape 1.0 mm towards outside?

    Why cannot I offset this shape 1.0 mm towards outside? I have attached the original dwg file here. Thank you very much!

    Started by junehe‎, 16th Feb 2015 06:41 am
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    16th Feb 2015 05:54 pm Go to last post
  17. Question How do I draw a circle tangent to 3 points on a shape?

    Hey, can anyone help me with this project? I need to draw a circle tangent to 3 points on the red shape in the image I attached. The circle's diameter needs to represent the longest distance between...

    Started by junehe‎, 15th Feb 2015 11:34 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    16th Feb 2015 05:46 pm Go to last post
  18. Question How can i convert a big file (7mb+) of open polylines to joined/closed polylines?

    hi everyone, i have a quite big file with many open polylines (i attached an extract to show an example) and i'd like to join the polylines whenever is possible and close all of them. Is there an...

    Started by Gotrekk‎, 13th Feb 2015 05:41 pm
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    16th Feb 2015 02:54 pm Go to last post
  19. How can i convert a big file (40mb+) of anon blocks and parallel lines to hatches?

    Hi again, slightly different problem this time... i have this huge old file made of anonymous blocks and parallels instead of hatches... is there an easy way to convert all of them to separate...

    Started by Gotrekk‎, 13th Feb 2015 06:04 pm
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    16th Feb 2015 12:00 pm Go to last post
  20. Can someone plz do this autocad concrete drawing for me plzzzz


    Started by pisces27‎, 12th Feb 2015 07:34 pm
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  21. how to create half - arc

    I have question, I want to create this, but any advice how to build that? and need what command to handle. any advice please!

    Started by yaim229‎, 9th Feb 2015 05:51 pm
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  22. How to add attribute text an existing block

    Hi everybody, I hope, all are doing well, In my dwg I want to add one more attribute text an existing used block, In that block itself has already 5 attribute text. The attribute value (text)...

    Started by RRS1987‎, 14th Feb 2015 03:39 pm
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    14th Feb 2015 04:01 pm Go to last post
  23. How to upload drawing to facebook

    Hello, I want to know what is the best way to upload an Autocad drawing Version 2002 to Facebook. Thank you!

    Started by SRSawmills‎, 13th Feb 2015 06:01 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    14th Feb 2015 12:52 am Go to last post
  24. Convert OLE to Autocad object or Excel to edit

    Dear All, Wish you all very happy new year.... I have load schedule drawing with OLE object (as excel image with out any link) . I want to make some changes in this load schedules. so what...

    Started by RRS1987‎, 31st Dec 2013 07:36 am
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    13th Feb 2015 04:54 pm Go to last post
  25. Question AutoCAD vs AutoCAD LT

    Hi there I have just moved to a very small company (I'm their 9th employee), having previously worked for a 600+ strong consultancy. The company I have moved to currently does not have any...

    Started by Tom133‎, 10th Feb 2015 12:40 pm
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    13th Feb 2015 10:07 am Go to last post

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