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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. 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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  2. 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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    31st Jan 2014 02:02 am Go to last post
  3. 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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    30th Jan 2014 10:02 pm Go to last post
  4. 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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    29th Jan 2014 12:13 am Go to last post
  5. 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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    28th Jan 2014 07:11 am Go to last post
  6. 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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    27th Jan 2014 10:50 pm Go to last post
  7. Template Problems

    Hello, Problem1. I configure a template, give it a name and save it as a dwt. When I open a new drawing using the SAME dwt, all the customization is gone. Any ideas why this happens? What am I...

    Started by katto01‎, 27th Jan 2014 04:37 pm
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    27th Jan 2014 07:29 pm Go to last post
  8. Workspace vs. Profile

    Could someone please explain the difference between a customized workspace and a saved profile? What are the specific uses of each? Even hypothetical scenarios to help illustrate the meaning of each...

    Started by Sluman‎, 26th Jan 2014 01:53 am
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  9. Changing height of text on survey

    Hi all, On behalf of all beginners, I must say how helpful this site has been. Now my problem, I've just finished a large survey using GPS, this I've downloaded onto autocad. My issue is I've got...

    Started by leicaman‎, 26th Jan 2014 01:18 pm
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    26th Jan 2014 02:38 pm Go to last post
  10. Question How can I animate a 2D object over XY plane?

    Hi, I was wondering whether I can animate an engineering drawing of a vehicle over a longsection (X-Y Plane) of a road without expanding add-ons ($) on Civil 3D package Senior engineers in our...

    Started by json037‎, 25th Jan 2014 03:38 am
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  11. Image distortion

    I'm not sure that this problem has anything to do with Autocad, or maybe my Video settings or adaptor, but I get an awful distortion of geometric drawings on my monitor, and yet the objects print out...

    Started by gotchy‎, 19th Jan 2014 12:40 am
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  12. problem with flatening an isometric view

    Hello I have had a difficult problem to solve, hope i can be clear exposing it, so here it goes.. I have a mountain terrain built with polylines wich have different Z values in order to make it...

    Started by hamiltonfrenzy‎, 13th Jan 2014 06:49 pm
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  13. Question Can i save my toolbars and setup??

    I was wanting to save my toolbar setup and commands,or the way my screen looks. Do you do that in the options, profile section. If so do you just name the current screen shot as something and export...

    Started by Hogfan‎, 1st Sep 2011 04:27 pm
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    24th Jan 2014 02:59 am Go to last post
  14. Smile Need to draw 2 gears

    Hi, i need to draw 2D gears with tooth i know just: Module m=10mm Number of Teeth= Za=13 Zb=30 To drow i need to know diameters and wheelbase size so i calculated according formules: ...

    Started by zigmasas‎, 23rd Jan 2014 02:35 pm
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  15. Exclamation Maximized Viewport Action

    I am working with a template that has four (4) viewports in the layout tab. When I maximize a viewport to dimension the drawing, as soon as I click on a function (e.g., diameter) the viewport...

    Started by hrsnblm‎, 22nd Jan 2014 07:35 pm
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  16. the @ symbol

    I've seen this used in CAD, but am curious specifically what it represents. I couldn't find an answer in Help. What does the @ symbol represent when typed at the command line in AutoCAD?

    Started by Sluman‎, 22nd Jan 2014 03:16 pm
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  17. How does AutoCAD know what 1" Equals To?

    Hello Everybody, If I plot a layout, on size E profile, and the units are in inches. How can I know how many feet, 1" is equal too? I suppose the easy way is to simply draw a line, say 100 feet...

    Started by Casio47‎, 22nd Jan 2014 03:30 pm
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  18. Some of the layers appear in model but missing in layout?

    May i know why some of the layers appear in model but missing in my layout drawing ? Is it had been frozen ? How can i unfreeze it ?! Thank !

    Started by noobpro70‎, 23rd Jan 2014 08:52 am
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  19. PDF vs PLT?

    In school I was taught to print via PLT. However I now work in an office and we mainly use PDF. The scale turns out correctly, plus we actually get to SEE what it's gonna look like before it comes...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 22nd Jan 2014 04:45 pm
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  20. Help ! Problem in Layout layer...

    Hey guys , may i know how to select or delete the unwanted switches in my layout drawing ? I can select it ... may i know what layer is that and it doesn't appear in my model drawing... Thank !

    Started by noobpro70‎, 22nd Jan 2014 09:43 am
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    23rd Jan 2014 02:33 am Go to last post
  21. Question 2D Plan and Elevation to simple 3d model? Revit perhaps?

    Hi there, I have a 2d plan and several elevations/sections and was wondering if it was possible to do a quick mock up of what it would look like in 3d? Load drawings and just extrude somehow,...

    Started by reyna12‎, 18th Jan 2014 03:34 pm
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  22. Question Which CAD/Other Software? - Singular Retail Space by Novice (Not a Career Architect)

    Hi All:), I need help and forgive me for my naive and beyond basic questions:D. I've been put in charge of dividing the space of a future retail shop. I have been given the LOD/Rendering of the...

    Started by u2rcrazy‎, 19th Jan 2014 12:56 am
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  23. Embarrassed Problem with elevation and scaling.

    Hi there, i am facing problem to make change the elevation in Autocad'07. I tried "ELEV" command to done this. Elevation changes when i'm changing it but when i drawing a object i found all the in...

    Started by provas_ce‎, 8th Jan 2014 09:54 am
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  24. Smile Adding Lines in AutoCad

    Hello friendly CadTutor people, I am quite the novice with Autocad and do not know how to approach this problem. I have 2 different lines defined with x and y coordinates. I want a third...

    Started by structuralman124‎, 14th Jan 2014 12:54 pm
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  25. AutoCAD works slow unless I extend view on external monitor

    Hello, I installed AutoCAD on a brand new Lenovo W530 with 2 graphic cards: Integrated Intel and Nvida K2000M. When I just work on the built in screen AutoCAD does not seem to work well, the mouse...

    Started by yyskin‎, 13th Jan 2014 07:05 pm
    dual gpu, extended desktop
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    13th Jan 2014 07:55 pm Go to last post

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