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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. REndering Wood

    Can someone advise me how best to render wood. Can model in 3D no problem. Using Concepts unlimited to view curved items without the tessellation lines. Or can you turn these off in Autocad?

    Started by FREEFORM‎, 18th Jul 2006 10:19 pm
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  2. Converting

    Is there a program or anything that can convert from PDF to Autocad file for purposes of adding things. I recieved a ductwork drawing in PDF and I have to be able to place piece numbers on the pieces...

    Started by siderus‎, 19th Jul 2006 01:06 pm
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  3. hi all...newbie here...question about CROSS HAIRS...

    i seen some demos & even at work i see people using autocad and the cross hair is really large. i can't figure out how to make it larger. my cross hair is maybe an inch by an inch. i would...

    Started by lmn1220‎, 16th Jul 2006 05:46 pm
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  4. dimensions

    Hi, How can I change dimensions from feet to cms? Thanks in advance

    Started by sentinel‎, 16th Jul 2006 11:31 am
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  5. reducing down for printer

    hi :( my drawing in paper space is iso 25, tried to print to a4 printer changing properties in printer box that comes up but when previewed this show a small amount of the drawing, is there a...

    Started by kkkkbbbb‎, 16th Jul 2006 11:08 am
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  6. text problem

    hi :o trying to add text to elevations in model space but having problems <draw<single text. double click the area to put the text after setting the text tool bar up, type the text when finished...

    Started by kkkkbbbb‎, 15th Jul 2006 02:21 pm
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  7. Tools Menu

    Does anyone know how to get the 'Tools' menu to appear on my top toolbar? A lot of procedures involve using sub-menus within the 'Tools' menu and I can't access them.

    Started by nelsonrocha47‎, 14th Jul 2006 10:38 pm
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  8. Drawing a floor plan

    I am only four days into AutoCAD and am having some difficulty determining how to begin drawing a building 53'-6" wide and 56'-2" long. The grid will only allow 60x40 dimensions so I'm not...

    Started by Natjeff‎, 14th Jul 2006 06:41 pm
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  9. Dumb Question but....

    Hi, having been out of the industry for quite some time I have forgotten many useful bits of information and am in need of assistance... I am currently in the process of drawing up a bathroom...

    Started by stephen_norman‎, 13th Jul 2006 09:57 am
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    14th Jul 2006 12:50 pm Go to last post
  10. Paperspace mode

    I use a piece of software to do HVAC load calculations. The software will let me import DWG files in AutoCAD 2000 format and trace over them. I got a plan file from an architect that he did in...

    Started by mattman59‎, 13th Jul 2006 07:16 pm
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  11. Scroll Bars in display.

    Hey everyone, I am currently using AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 2.0 at the office. I wanted to know if someone knew why the scroll bars on the display keep showing up everytime I start AutoCAD...

    Started by Brunello19‎, 7th Jul 2006 02:37 pm
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  12. Geometry Problem

    Hi, I usually have a problem with Cad and I cant solve it. How can I make a tangent arc between a line and a circle (or an arc)? The tangent in the line MUST start at its endpoint (otherwise I...

    Started by Rockero‎, 5th Jul 2006 02:28 pm
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    Guys & Gals, can I get some macro commands especially the multiple command

    Started by steel_dragon‎, 13th Jul 2006 08:28 am
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  14. Divide Icon

    There used to be a divive icon in AutoCAD, how can I get that icon in AutoCAD 2006?

    Started by freddiebear48‎, 13th Jul 2006 09:14 am
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  15. Writing lisp

    Gday, I hope this is the right area to post this since i'm a beginner. I trying to learn how lisp works and i need help with one I am writing. I'm trying to write one that exports distance text...

    Started by Ydnat‎, 11th Jul 2006 05:46 am
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  16. Getting cut and fill calculations with Autodesk Land Desktop

    I am using the Terrain Model Explorer and i have my contours, breaklines, and boundaries set up. Now what? I am trying to figure my existing ground contours vs. new grading. Anyone have any...

    Started by hntjsn‎, 12th Jul 2006 03:59 pm
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  17. Set-up & Support Of AutoCAD

    My question is not really about how to use AutoCAD. More really I am going to be in charge of setting up and trouble shooting/supporting users who will be using the program. Is there anything that...

    Started by pk2300‎, 11th Jul 2006 04:55 am
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  18. horizontal line

    Ok, no laughing. I am very new to Autocad but not new to CAD software. Most applications are a bit more intuitive. I can't find in either of my two text books or the help files how to quickly draw...

    Started by JEYM‎, 11th Jul 2006 06:54 pm
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    want know more abt AUTO CAD's application in electrical engineering .What is AUTO CAD EEE

    Started by vishnu_klm‎, 11th Jul 2006 04:03 pm
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  20. Has GROUP disappeared from the menu/toolbars over the years?

    Hi All I am looking at ACAD2005 as a replacement for the 2000 that I am familiar with. Everything is fine, except I just cannot find GROUP and UNGROUP in the standard toolbars or menus. Any help...

    Started by Gerald_D‎, 5th Jul 2006 07:06 am
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    Started by TACOMAN‎, 10th Jul 2006 07:06 pm
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  22. Blue DWG names in dialog box?

    Hey there guys... I am current using ACAD 2006 When I go to open a new drawing sometimes i see drawing names appearing as blue instead of just black in the dialog box. what does that mean? ...

    Started by HoustonPhotog‎, 10th Jul 2006 03:12 pm
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  23. Can I get additional colours to add to Lt 2006.

    I am finding the colours on Lt 06 a bit limited. It is light colours which I am after. Does anyone know how or where I can obtain more colours from. :)

    Started by h2o‎, 10th Jul 2006 09:43 am
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  24. how to make a pop up for an object

    I mean, could it be posible to define for an object from your design a pop up window with the data that you need about that object. Ex: you make a house and insert a door like an object in your...

    Started by geoXXL1968‎, 9th Jul 2006 03:32 pm
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  25. object atribute

    Can I make an object that will have 2 type of atributes. One type to be visible in the main draw. Second Type to be visible only in the pop up window where you can modify the value of the atribute....

    Started by geoXXL1968‎, 9th Jul 2006 04:01 pm
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