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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. Projection on the XY plan

    Hello everybody, i have a little question for you... sorry!!! i have a file were all the objects have 3 coordinates. Do you know an easy way for projecting all of them on the XY plan......

    Started by ramis‎, 29th Nov 2007 10:31 am
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  2. Smile 2D drawing of a plate

    Hello, Im a bit stuck, I have the basic outline of the plate. This is for a car park style bollard, its a mounting plate that the bollard sits onto. How do I draw the 3 pattern shapes next to...

    Started by Oly 85‎, 28th Nov 2007 05:24 pm
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    29th Nov 2007 12:49 am Go to last post
  3. Question Command similar to Wipeout!

    Hi I have used the wipeout command to erase items/objects within a given area such as a polygon. Does anyone know of a command to erase all the items/objects outside of a given area. Also...

    Started by GIB39‎, 28th Nov 2007 05:20 pm
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  4. convert to metric

    really new to Autocad and have learned alot just reading here in the background.my question is how do i convert the standard measurements to where the show as metric measurements?

    Started by mattman3969‎, 28th Nov 2007 01:17 am
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  5. Toolbar icon size (change)

    Hi. Is there a system variable to change Autocad 2008 icon size in pixels? Defolt is 16x16 and we can enable large icons (32x32). But is there a way to change icons to for example (10x10) and...

    Started by sloman‎, 28th Nov 2007 03:37 pm
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    28th Nov 2007 06:11 pm Go to last post
  6. AutoCad 2007 Plotting

    This is a follow up from yesterday's question. I appreciate the response given to me by Ghost Rider but I failed to phrase my question correctly so I will try again. Ghost rider suggested that I...

    Started by flg157‎, 28th Nov 2007 03:31 pm
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  7. AutoCad 2007

    Can someone please instruct me on how I can plot dark lines in AutoCad 2007? Anything I print comes out in grayscale. I was using AutoCad 2002 and we were plotting "bylayer". AutoCad 2007 seems to...

    Started by flg157‎, 27th Nov 2007 07:20 pm
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  8. fuzz comand

    i saw a drawing on here where they could not pedit because the lines were not meeting someone replied saying try the "fuzz" command i opened the drawing that was on this site to look at it and used...

    Started by sceejays‎, 27th Nov 2007 03:38 pm
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  9. Importing .pdf and scale woes

    Hey there folks, I used AutoCAD a bit in 1st year university but haven't touched it since. 2 years later I'm forced to use it again and it is proving quite daunting. My task is to import a .pdf map...

    Started by sanjuan‎, 24th Nov 2007 05:00 am
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  10. not using cad to full potential

    i'll just explain my situation, i produce drawings which are submitted to the local authority therefore for each project there is various A1 sheets: existing, proposed, specification(written) etc i...

    Started by legend‎, 25th Nov 2007 11:31 am
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  11. Cool linetypes not showing up in viewport, HELP!!!

    Hey all I have been away from autocad for a while I got dumped into microstation, upon migrating back I have been stumped by simple things heres another simple one I can use a hand figuring out!! if...

    Started by studiorat‎, 19th Nov 2007 02:00 pm
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  12. shades not available in 2008

    What happened to all the shading options that used to be under view menu in AutoCAD 2006? I'm playing with a trial version of 2008 and those shades don't seem to be under the view menu anymore. Are...

    Started by gib65‎, 26th Nov 2007 07:19 pm
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  13. Finishing up my drawing

    Ok so I've spent the last few days working on multiples layouts and elevations on a house. I now need to apply each layout or elevation to a title block, and then plot..what's the best way to go...

    Started by east§ide‎, 20th Nov 2007 03:09 pm
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  14. Changing the color of a block

    Blocks, colors and x-refs combined seem to confuse me. I've made myself a test drawing of and object and made it into a block with the color green. I then x-refed that into a new blank drawing. My...

    Started by Siberian‎, 23rd Nov 2007 12:15 am
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  15. Thanx Problem Solved!!

    I have been fighting for 2 days with this thing,..... a member was the saving grace I overlooked the very obvious LTSCALE I was using 1.0 as a result the line was so big it could not be viewed...

    Started by studiorat‎, 21st Nov 2007 03:36 am
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  16. Question Set Up Attributes

    Hi, i made a block but i dont know how to deffine the atributes (power, size, model... and others) how can i do that. Thanks

    Started by lycannoctus‎, 7th Jun 2007 04:37 pm
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  17. typed commands

    Help please! Been typing 'LIST' and selecting lines or text for info on what's been drawn previously. Suddenly this no longer works and all I get are the co-ordinates of lines etc. I'm a complete...

    Started by numpty‎, 23rd Nov 2007 01:40 pm
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  18. Can you automatically divide a line up into equal parts?

    AutoCAD 2007 Say you wanted to draw a plank of wood (I'll make up some numbers here) 71.25" long by 4" wide. Then you want to drill 37 holes in this wood (along the 71.25" length) starting 1"...

    Started by Tempest‎, 27th Oct 2007 10:11 am
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  19. Lines tangent to circles

    I am new to Autocad. I'm using 2002. I have two different sized circles. I need to construct a line that is tangent to both circles (along the circumference).

    Started by Glenn Taylor‎, 26th Sep 2003 05:32 am
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    22nd Nov 2007 11:21 am Go to last post
  20. Opening many files in one drawing

    Hi, Do you know if it's possible to open (thanks to command for example) many drawing in one drawing? I will explain my problem: i have a many files representing different layers of the...

    Started by homer‎, 21st Nov 2007 04:00 pm
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  21. dimension text alignment

    Hey guys I draw in models space, add my dimensions. When I go to paper space some times I have to trim center lines or some other line that the dimensions are attached to. when I trim the line the...

    Started by cadmench‎, 21st Nov 2007 04:15 pm
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  22. Exclamation Breaking the corner of a 90 degree angle

    This might sound stupid but....I was wondering the fastest way to break a corner with a round edge? I just started cad and I have been using the ARC 2 corner, + radius. Thanks for any help in...

    Started by mfranke‎, 21st Nov 2007 02:43 am
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  23. Question missing linetype .shx

    i had a colleague look at a drawing of mine and it appears i am missing a .shx file for a specific line type preventing the line from showing up in paperspace viewports can anyone tell me where to...

    Started by studiorat‎, 20th Nov 2007 09:18 pm
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  24. Unrecognized Select All

    I am using ACAD 2008 and am unable to select all objects in my drawings using the keyboard shortcut CTRL+A. The macro shows that it is ai_selall. This command works for all of my coworkers by my...

    Started by Simtech‎, 13th Nov 2007 12:25 am
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  25. Smile thanx all

    I have had an issue all day with a particular dwg. and have recieved, multiple tips and lots of help still no solution but this is by far the best forum on the net regarding cad lots of help here...

    Started by studiorat‎, 19th Nov 2007 09:36 pm
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