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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. Having trouble with dimensions

    Good Evening everybody, I am kind of new with autocad, and I just received a more challenging set of drawings that require you to draw in feet and inches. I tried to set it in different...

    Started by Vagabond‎, 13th Feb 2014 01:43 am
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    13th Feb 2014 03:43 am Go to last post
  2. Fraction Stacking Question

    I initially told AutoCAD to stack all of the fractions but I think I have since changed my mind. Where is that setting that I can turn it off in my template file so all new files will not stack...

    Started by tennis4you‎, 26th May 2011 04:00 am
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    11th Feb 2014 10:07 pm Go to last post
  3. publish to pdf seems to include some layers, ignore others

    hi! when i publish a drawing to a PDF i've noticed that when i open the drawing in adobe acrobat pro, about half the layers seem to be missing. these layers are turned on/not frozen/set to plot,...

    Started by davesec‎, 11th Feb 2014 08:35 pm
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    11th Feb 2014 09:59 pm Go to last post
  4. Importing template

    Is there a way to import a template (including layers) into existing dwg? we have a 2014 template but I need to use a dwg that has a ton of xref's Thanks

    Started by NEWMAN1006‎, 11th Feb 2014 02:40 pm
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    11th Feb 2014 04:35 pm Go to last post
  5. from solid works and Proe to Autocad electrical 2007 !!

    Hi everybody I'm having some issue's, Hopefully I'm missing something obvious but I cant for the life of me figure out how to "cut" a shape into some thing I've modeled or create a datem plane to use...

    Started by ryuken-d‎, 6th Feb 2014 09:51 pm
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    autocad electrical 2007, new autocad user
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    11th Feb 2014 04:30 pm Go to last post
  6. Down grade utilities or drawing sources or any advice

    I am not entirely new to AutoCAD. I am currently a developer at Citi, writing in VB, .NET, andC++ However, in a former life I ran my own Electronics Installationbusiness quite successfully for...

    Started by Bilbo‎, 8th Feb 2014 05:51 pm
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    11th Feb 2014 12:21 am Go to last post
  7. Student Version to License

    An employee in our office had a student version of AutoCAD on his laptop. We uninstalled the student version and bought and installed AutoCAD 2014 licensed version on the same machine. The problem is...

    Started by 3DAWGPUPZ‎, 10th Feb 2014 11:05 pm
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    10th Feb 2014 11:56 pm Go to last post
  8. UCS, viewport and viewcube?

    I am having problems with the viewport thing. I want to model in LEFT viewport, so i use the LEFT viewport but my viewcube is showing TOP. I thought no big deal, i'll just change the UCS, and...

    Started by neuri‎, 10th Feb 2014 07:18 am
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    10th Feb 2014 07:12 pm Go to last post
  9. line weights, only some printing correctly

    hi folks I have a cad file, plotting with a cbt. Some of the lines are printing at the correct lineweight and some are not. For example one assigned line weight is printing differently when...

    Started by Rudbeckia‎, 10th Feb 2014 05:35 pm
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  10. How to kill phantom UCS?

    Hi All! Been searching this topic for days, and it's really becoming a problem for both myself and my co-worker. I would think it should be a simple fix, to the point that I'm wondering if it's a...

    Started by draknar‎, 10th Feb 2014 03:21 pm
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    10th Feb 2014 04:40 pm Go to last post
  11. Titleblocks

    Now I am trying to finish a project that I thought would find easy. I need to create five templates - 2 architectural, 2 mechanical, and 1 civil. Each must contain three layouts of different...

    Started by Sluman‎, 9th Feb 2014 09:02 pm
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    9th Feb 2014 11:11 pm Go to last post
  12. Editing graphic scale

    Hi all, I am newly working in C3D 2008. I need a graphic scale at 1"=3000' for the paper space. I have figured out several ways to scale, but I just do not understand dynamic blocks and I can't...

    Started by boloni‎, 9th Feb 2014 09:03 pm
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    9th Feb 2014 09:47 pm Go to last post
  13. Annoying lines appear between points when translated to R12 DXF

    I have a GIS package that requires me to convert clients DWGs to R12/DXF so that it can be uploaded to a handheld device. However when I translate the DXF across to my handheld device the points...

    Started by Treehugger‎, 7th Feb 2014 02:02 pm
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    9th Feb 2014 12:26 pm Go to last post
  14. Templates and blocks

    I work for a small consulting firm. We are currently using Dropbox (cloud) after a recent crash of a shared external hard drive. We have a logo and a stamp on our templates. Dropbox does not...

    Started by Patty‎, 8th Feb 2014 06:57 pm
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    9th Feb 2014 02:14 am Go to last post
  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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
  24. 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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    5th Feb 2014 09:25 pm Go to last post
  25. 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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    5th Feb 2014 01:29 pm Go to last post

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