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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. Can not turn off Wall Justification Line Can not see Diagnostic display on status ba

    Can not turn off Wall Justification Line. Help recommends to do it on Diagnostic display, but I can not see Diagnostic display on status bar. I need it extend wall to face of another wall, no to...

    Started by alexwilmacir‎, 5th Feb 2014 09:52 pm
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  2. sweep command

    Hi, I need someone to explain to me what this means: "The sweep results in self-intersecting Surface". I am trying to use sweep command on some lines but I get this message after failing. See the...

    Started by miroslav_s‎, 7th Feb 2014 05:05 pm
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  3. Electrical scheme using blocks and attributes

    Hello, I'm student from Croatia, need some help with my exam, hope somebody can explain this to me. We had exam few days ago, it was something like this. Draw electrical scheme using block...

    Started by drazen007‎, 7th Feb 2014 01:05 pm
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    8th Feb 2014 01:51 pm Go to last post
  4. Exclamation How to find the length of an arc?

    Hello guys, well i have a homework for the exams and i have no time, so i need your help. The question is, how i can measure the exact length of an arc (or a polyline) ? See the pic.

    Started by salaxi‎, 1st Feb 2014 09:50 am
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    7th Feb 2014 11:29 pm Go to last post
  5. get the area of a polyline in an XREF

    hi! i've been using the FIELD command to select a polyline and find out it's area. what if the polyline is in an XREF? when i click on something in an XREF drawing, the whole thing gets selected...

    Started by davesec‎, 7th Feb 2014 03:01 pm
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    7th Feb 2014 09:10 pm Go to last post
  6. General presentation and professionalism

    Hello all, In order for this post to make sense let me give you some background. I am an intern at an IT Firm and am extremely new to AutoCad. I have never had any sort of training on it, other...

    Started by liftnlearn‎, 6th Feb 2014 05:29 pm
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  7. How to measure odd shapes

    I'm looking to model a bracket that would go around this grab handle in a jeep, such as this one. -...

    Started by whiskeymike‎, 4th Feb 2014 03:54 pm
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  8. Programming languages

    Hello, Does anyone know what language autocad or inventor are programmed in? Do they use a scripting language for the content? thank you

    Started by scarecr0w132‎, 6th Feb 2014 12:06 am
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  9. creating a spline with a arrowhead

    creating a spline with a arrowhead, anybody?

    Started by kool cadet‎, 5th Feb 2014 09:15 pm
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    6th Feb 2014 01:12 am Go to last post
  10. Pressnpull,extrude command need some help

    Hello, I need help with “drilling” the hole through the ”engine” so that hole appears all the waydown to the spark plugs. I put 6 spark plugs inside the engine, if you changeto X ray for example...

    Started by miroslav_s‎, 4th Feb 2014 09:29 pm
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  11. Question Dimension problem

    I just started to learn Autocad recently. I am facing a problem. The dimension arrow and text wont show after i have set the grid, snap and limits. I dont really know the problem. Can help me?

    Started by shijunlol‎, 5th Feb 2014 01:17 pm
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  12. Minimal DXF File

    How to create a minimal DXF file that has polyline. I am using a C# program to create DXF File. Also if i want to hatch a closed polyline what might be the best way.

    Started by andikatjacobdennis‎, 31st Jan 2014 07:05 am
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  13. Arial Font Symbols & PDF

    I'm using ACAD LT 2010. I use the basic Arial font for all text and the mtext command to insert text. On occasion I use some of the standard symbols such as the degree symbol (%%d) and +/- symbol...

    Started by RMerrell‎, 22nd Aug 2009 07:56 pm
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  14. Problems opening drawings

    Working on AutoCAD 2010 LT, each time I try to open a new drawing it opens in a new window whereas it used to open in the original window, not sure what I've done to make it do this. I used the...

    Started by Sid0201‎, 18th Dec 2013 11:17 am
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  15. trying to show only a potion of my drawing in a layout to print

    I'm having trouble figuring out how to get only part of the drawing to show up to print. I've drawn a floor plan and have copied it several times. I have also drawn several patterns that represent a...

    Started by Sluman‎, 2nd Feb 2014 02:39 pm
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  16. Question about object alignment

    Hi gang, I've been trying to figure this one out for a while. Is there a way to align more than 2 objects either horizontally or vertically? I've used the ALIGN command and I can't get it to...

    Started by RedRex‎, 2nd Feb 2014 08:16 am
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    2nd Feb 2014 05:35 pm Go to last post
  17. Joining Lines (and map clean-up)

    For a school assignment, we were given a .dwg file that had errors and no object class data. Our job is to clean the topology by joining 'like' features, use the drawing clean-up, and then create...

    Started by mm10do‎, 1st Feb 2014 10:56 pm
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  18. Smile Starting advice request from a PF student

    Hello, all. I found this site while searching for assistance understanding some of the foundational material presented through the Penn Foster Drafting with AutoCAD course. I have been impressed with...

    Started by BeckyW‎, 1st Feb 2014 05:51 pm
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  19. Lost drawing / Autosave

    I was working away at a project when my hand braised the ALT button and something else , suddenly the command line started going wild with line after line after line of I don't even know what, then...

    Started by michaelbergen‎, 30th Jan 2014 05:38 am
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  20. AutoCAD What do I need?

    Let me start by saying that I am a steel fabricator/designer, I work at a small company (less than half a dozen employees). But we do higher end custom work...mostly out of steel, sometimes aluminum,...

    Started by vladimir911‎, 26th Jan 2014 03:45 am
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  21. AUTOCAD SNAP - Drafting settings like a floating toolbar ?

    Hello everyone, is it possible to make this like a floating toolbar where I can toggle on/off certain snap types ? i know there is a snap toolbar, but it snaps only once to desired snap...

    Started by gashaglava‎, 30th Jan 2014 03:59 pm
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  22. How do i overlay a topo plan and a site plan?

    HELP!! I have (2) separate AutoCAD files; (1) topo, which is at 1"=40'-0" scale, and (1) master site plan from the arch, which is at 1"=30'-0" scale; how do i 'merge' the (2) files and adjust the...

    Started by HollyRae‎, 23rd Jan 2014 06:59 pm
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  23. Architectural Drawing books

    Never posted in this forum before so hopefully someone can help me! I bought 'The Essential Guide to Technical Product Specification: Engineering Drawing' recently. Its a brilliant book and has...

    Started by joesymonds‎, 28th Jan 2014 12:10 am
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  24. Massive Polylines and AutoCAD freezing

    Hi I have some massive ployline in my dwg (4000-17000 lines) and everytime i go to click on them my AutoCAD Freezes i was wondering if this is just becasue my computer is being slow or is there a...

    Started by SunnyTurtle‎, 9th Jun 2011 05:14 am
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  25. Beginner question on centering an object

    Hi all, i just started Autocad a few weeks ago and am having trouble centering my drawing within the title blocks. Our professor said he would walk us though if we forgot but it is driving me nuts....

    Started by zofofg‎, 27th Jan 2014 10:21 pm
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