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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. .BAK files

    Just a quickie, I seem to have a lot of .bak files being generated (probably from opening and closing files a lot) Just wondered if i'll ever need them once ive saved my work and whether they're...

    Started by bobsy852‎, 3rd Jun 2010 03:53 pm
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  2. .ctb file

    Hey guys, What is a .ctb file, and what is it used for? I think it is a plot file but I am not sure...

    Started by greenbigg‎, 9th Jan 2007 04:15 pm
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  3. .ctb files

    I would like to find out what command to use to find out what our pen settings are, or the process to follow. Apparently, .ctb files specify how the plotter prints lines. I sent some drawings to be...

    Started by edgarcia897‎, 9th Nov 2006 06:21 pm
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  4. .dll error

    Goodday all I wonder if anyone can help or recognise this error. I have just loaded mechanical desktop 2000 onto my new computor and when I try to open the program I get a message "cannot find...

    Started by robhare‎, 8th Mar 2007 05:24 pm
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  5. .doc refuses to rotate

    Making a title block, I brought in a .doc of a disclaimer text I wanted to put in the tblock. It refused to rotate, when placing. Any suggestions? I lost resolution, when I tried to change to a jpeg....

    Started by td88‎, 10th Apr 2009 03:25 am
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  6. Question .dsd file questions

    Hi! I recently received some map data which I was told would be a file format compatible with ArcGIS. The file format of the data is .dsd and I can only find reference to this file format...

    Started by tim_newbury‎, 28th Apr 2007 01:34 pm
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  7. .DWG to .PLY

    Title says it all How to convert? .DWG to .PLY? or How to convert? Autocad to WoodWop?

    Started by Johzen‎, 11th Nov 2010 11:59 am
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  8. .dxf files

    How do you open or import a .dxf file?

    Started by klcfred‎, 21st May 2008 04:28 pm
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  9. .DXF Files.

    I recieved some .DXF files from a customer instead of .DWG files. Can I change them into .DWG files to work on them? Glenn

    Started by gsksun4‎, 27th Oct 2008 03:01 pm
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  10. .DXF to longitude / Latitude conversion

    Hello, First off, I must say that I am not an Autocad user. But one of my friends has a 2008 educational version. Unforyunately he does not do this type of conversion in his job. I need to...

    Started by phratt‎, 11th Oct 2008 01:29 am
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  11. .edrw to .dxf

    I am having trouble trying to convert a solidworks .edrw file to an autocad .dxf file. Any help will be appreciated

    Started by edwardmchale‎, 23rd Oct 2011 07:54 pm
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  12. .jpeg of lines, how do I scale them out?

    I want to be able to insert a .jpeg of a plat or survey, and then scale it out accurately to autocad. Like, if I have picture of several lines and I know that one is 100ft long, how do I tell...

    Started by 97catintenn‎, 19th May 2008 01:36 am
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  13. .lin file

    hi everyone, i received .lin file, how can I use this? can anyone help me? thanks :)

    Started by fbby‎, 23rd Sep 2010 04:58 pm
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  14. .lsp? what is this?

    hey guys, im know how to operate autocad but my problem is i dont know how to use a .lsp application. can anyone help me to use this? aside fron that what is the meaning or use of lsp extension...

    Started by iandguzmn‎, 3rd Apr 2008 07:09 am
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  15. .NET & AutoCad2000

    I've seen references online that have caused me to wonder about installing the .NET framework (current version) will cause problems with an existing version of AutoCad2000. I thought the...

    Started by vlvawter‎, 6th Oct 2006 01:10 am
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  16. .pdf to .dwg conversion

    superb helping commmunity! can anyone pls suggest a FREE download link to convert .pdf files into .dwg & vice-versa? any help in this regard would b greatly appreciated. ty

    Started by a_differently abled_draft‎, 8th Mar 2006 08:27 am
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  17. .pdf underlay

    Hi again :oops: I noticed another problem with my dwg file, I attached a .pdf underlay, and it seams to be fine used it as normal. Traced it and etc. but then I moved the dwg to desktop and opened...

    Started by nowikovs12‎, 27th Dec 2010 06:20 pm
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  18. .shx fonts

    where can i download .shx fonts for autocad 2008..thanks...

    Started by rexanteria‎, 22nd Feb 2011 05:08 am
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  19. .tif image in viewport wont show in print preview

    Hi, I trust you have all had a merry Xmas and are looking forward to getting suitabley pickled this evening. I have a layout with three viewports on it. One shows my plans. The other two show...

    Started by alec‎, 31st Dec 2009 04:53 pm
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  20. .tif Images Not Loading, Shows the Path Instead

    First off I want to say I hope that this is an acceptable place to put this thread. (I appologize in advance if it is not boss men/ladies :) ) Sometimes, and only sometimes when I open up a sheet...

    Started by MillerMG‎, 25th Jul 2014 01:59 pm
    .tif, not loading, tif, tiff
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  21. 0, 0, 0

    A friend, using AutoCAD 2000, would like to set dead center of his layout (title block) 0, 0, 0. He is drawing small machined parts. The gentlemen is desiring to move away from TurboCAD (?)...

    Started by Tankman‎, 27th Mar 2008 02:24 pm
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  22. 0,0,0 in paper space is plot area line

    I am trying to insert an xref to 0,0,0 into a drawing, in paper space. The 0,0,0 of the drawing ( a title block) should not line up with the paper print line, but should line up with the outline of...

    Started by jegawa‎, 13th Jan 2006 01:03 am
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  23. 0s Added When Paste XLS as a Table

    I have a spreadsheet that I copied and did a paste special AutoCAD Entities. So far I've done several of these tables this way and haven't had a problem until now. When I paste the spreadsheet some...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 15th Oct 2009 02:43 pm
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  24. Unhappy 1 unit Looking so tiny ?!

    Hi, Decided to tackle this wonderful software Autocad I want to do Architectural and Interior Design work I've set the unit length type to: architectural Insertion scale to: inches

    Started by kililio‎, 16th Jan 2013 10:10 am
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  25. 1" = 100'

    Hello All I need to make a grid (already have it's own layer) where 1" = 100'. I've gone into the dimension manager and set linear dimension = 100...not sure if that is correct. At any rate, the...

    Started by Casio47‎, 16th Oct 2012 03:34 am
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