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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. 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
  2. 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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    21st Nov 2007 08:26 pm Go to last post
  3. 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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    21st Nov 2007 08:13 pm Go to last post
  4. 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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    21st Nov 2007 02:58 am Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. 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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    20th Nov 2007 04:15 pm Go to last post
  7. 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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  8. Linetype creation.

    Working on some new standards stuff during some down time, and I thought this would be useful to others. I create linetypes so infrequently that I always forget what each number means in the code. ...

    Started by Rebel‎, 19th Nov 2007 05:11 pm
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  9. Scaling and Centering Objects in Paperspace Viewport

    Hi there, Just wondered if anyone could help me with a slight problem. After drawing the area/building layouts (for my work) in 2D in the modelspace area at 1:1 scale, I then click the...

    Started by tips6‎, 15th Nov 2007 02:42 pm
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  10. Xref Title Block And Notes In Paperspace

    Can I Xref A Titleblock In Paperspace So That When I Change The Notes It Updates In All Viewports In Paperspace? Im Using Autocad Land Desktop 2004

    Started by BIGPLC‎, 16th Nov 2007 03:51 pm
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  11. defining Line length.

    I am student in an introduction to AutoCAD 2008. The instructor gave out some engineering drawing for us to do. In these drawing we have to draw line with the angular value from the last line given...

    Started by mo dee‎, 16th Nov 2007 05:18 pm
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  12. how do you draw a spline in 3d

    i have looked at simlar threads but at the moment im still stumped im completly new at 3d and i can't get my spline to go up in a spiral on top of each rail on a spiral staircase which is the pink...

    Started by sceejays‎, 14th Nov 2007 01:32 pm
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  13. Smile Out of sight, Out of mind?

    When selecting a series of lines to extend using a green box, sometimes I need to zoom in to be sure I only have the lines I want. However, only the lines showing on my screen are extended. ...

    Started by ace_hee‎, 15th Nov 2007 05:33 pm
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  14. Joining polyline and arc

    Why I can't join poliline and arc with pedit->multi... and so on??? Article attached

    Started by Barclay‎, 16th Nov 2007 12:46 pm
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  15. Mid Point?

    I guess this is really going to be an easy one. (I even typed MID at the command line as I thought it may be a command and it would ask me to select 2 points - But it didn't!) :) ...

    Started by Tempest‎, 15th Nov 2007 06:49 pm
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  16. Paper/Model Space

    Hey all, I'm using Acad 2002, basic user 2d electrical prints. I have an odd issue with paper/model space view in the Layout tab. My company standard border is xref in. Anytime I'm in the Layout...

    Started by Digital‎, 15th Nov 2007 09:50 pm
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  17. Block won't work

    I am trying to create a new dynamic block (attached "1_anc_bolt.dwg") I am getting a message that block references itself. I can't figure out what the problem is with the block. Can anyone...

    Started by cadmench‎, 15th Nov 2007 06:50 pm
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  18. finding line lengths

    Hi all, this is my first post so quick note to say thanks first, fab service! I design football pitches and the drainage under them. I usually draw them up and then on a separate layer draw in...

    Started by bitsilly‎, 15th Nov 2007 11:15 am
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  19. New user - scale question

    Hi I am totally new at Autocad. I have sort of inherited a drawing (as a .pdf file) of a large industrial building (about 200,000 sq. ft.) that seems to be awfully close to scale. I intend to...

    Started by RJM‎, 15th Nov 2007 06:31 pm
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  20. drawing units

    im new to autocad so just wanted to ask whats probobly a simple question. i have done a drawing to a 1:1 scale but i want to print it on a 1:10 scale, when i select scale drawing in the print...

    Started by craig86‎, 13th Nov 2007 08:45 pm
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  21. Hatch latching onto walls

    My hatch has just recently started to latch onto any thing and everything say if i were to hatch a wall ( i normally use net, sand or conc) but when i select the hatch (click once) it selects my...

    Started by adz4321‎, 14th Sep 2007 08:55 am
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  22. how do o get the area of .. ?

    hello i have a spline, and a poliline with a few offsets who will intersect my spline and i want to get the area of each plot(intresection of superior offset with spline and inferior offset). ...

    Started by psyfr3ak‎, 12th Nov 2007 01:12 pm
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  23. The dimensions in modelspace or paperspace debate

    Hi everyone, I am interested to hear the latest opinions on 'should we put our dimensions in modelspace or in paperspace'. Personally I think it can depend on what 'type' of drawing you are doing...

    Started by andrews007‎, 12th Nov 2007 02:12 am
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  24. Unhappy Ploting Help !!1

    hi can anyone help me plot...i made 3 floor plans at scale 1:1 i believe...n now i am trying to plot it at scale 1:100...even after i set my viewportz...you can not even see 1 of the floor plans...

    Started by bodmon‎, 12th Nov 2007 01:37 am
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    12th Nov 2007 02:30 am Go to last post
  25. books

    Hi as i am new to 3D solid modelling and and surfaces etc i am using autocad 2004 and was wandering if anyone could suggest a book dedicated to 3D solid modelling and surfaces etc which would enable...

    Started by sceejays‎, 11th Nov 2007 08:45 pm
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    12th Nov 2007 02:17 am Go to last post

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