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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. No Plot Preview

    I started a new drawing, went to layout and inserted a title block, went into model and created a drawing, then went into layout to do a plot preview but nothing happened. I went into model and plot...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 13th Oct 2004 03:34 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Oct 2004 02:23 pm Go to last post
  2. Multi text problem

    Hello I'm using R14. The problem I'm having is Multi text. I type out a peragraph and say one word in that paragraph I would like to underline. So I click on the underline button and hi-lite the word...

    Started by REIVAX‎, 8th Apr 2003 02:05 am
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    14th Oct 2004 11:14 am Go to last post
  3. Converting files from 2005 to 2000

    I was wondering if there would be any problems if I converted drawings done in AutoCAD LT 2005 to AutoCAD 2000. I use AutoCAD LT 2005 and the machine shop I'm giving the drawings to uses ACAD 2000....

    Started by ziemerd‎, 12th Oct 2004 08:40 pm
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    13th Oct 2004 01:21 pm Go to last post
  4. Title Blocks

    I would like to create a title block and save it as a template. I seem to remember reading somewhere that you should put your title block on layer 0, or something like that. The problem is I canít...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 7th Oct 2004 07:11 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    12th Oct 2004 03:23 pm Go to last post
  5. Plz help me, this is so annoying

    Hi, I have mastered all the tools in autocad apart from one thing. PLOTTING THE DRAWING. Its driving me mad. I draw everything in the model space at the scale of 1 to 1 but when I try to setup the...

    Started by michael_mexico‎, 11th Oct 2004 02:59 pm
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    11th Oct 2004 04:45 pm Go to last post
  6. grid

    Hello, When I zoom in and out, my grid disappears because it is "too dense to display" How do I get the grid back? I turn it on, but the grid does not appear. Thanks

    Started by joker‎, 6th Oct 2004 03:56 am
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  7. SETTING UP A DRAWING

    I understand when setting up a sheet, that i need to set the limits, scale factor, and the normal settings that are covered in the wizard, but when I do that It still does't seem to work!If I am...

    Started by STEVE M RICE‎, 18th Sep 2004 03:38 am
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    6th Oct 2004 11:51 pm Go to last post
  8. Viewport Question

    The last version of AutoCAD I worked with was R12 and that was 8 years ago. I am now working with AutoCAD LT 2005 and I'm a bit lost. I followed a tutorial that told me to make a simple drawing...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 4th Oct 2004 05:21 pm
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    4th Oct 2004 10:17 pm Go to last post
  9. Basic help

    I'm running AutoCAD 2004. As a default, my mouse wheel is set to zoom in and out, but sometimes, it changes to scroll the drawing up and down instead. I don't know what I did, and how I can change...

    Started by careyc‎, 8th Sep 2004 08:53 pm
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    24th Sep 2004 10:10 am Go to last post
  10. Polylines

    Can anyone tell me if there is a way to greatly reduce the number of vertices on a polyline in R14 (without deleting each one manually, I mean), but still keeping the line a polyline.

    Started by Fellucca‎, 22nd Sep 2004 07:45 pm
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  11. Changing Units to only inches

    Hello everybody! I am using AutoCAd 2000 and I have a drawing set up and everytime I want to know a distance it reads feet and inches. Is there anyway I can read it in only inches? HOw do I do...

    Started by CADGal‎, 20th Sep 2004 06:14 pm
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  12. using variable

    Can I use variables in autocad to specify points. For example, can I make the following script: x1=2 x2=2 line 0,0 x1,x2 Thanks

    Started by joker‎, 16th Sep 2004 03:39 am
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    16th Sep 2004 05:53 pm Go to last post
  13. back to 2d

    Hi, How do I get back to 2Dimensions after spinning my drawing around in three dimensions? Thanks

    Started by joker‎, 16th Sep 2004 12:27 am
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    16th Sep 2004 06:25 am Go to last post
  14. getting grid to cover lot size

    I am trying to design a backyard complex. When I open a new drawing with the wizard, I am prompted for the area. I input 55 width, 135 heigth. When I view grid, I am hoping to see 55 dots (I...

    Started by joker‎, 14th Sep 2004 09:59 pm
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  15. Drawing vectors / arrows

    Hei! I'm an engineering student, starting my introductory mechanics course this fall. Tha CAD course is not due until next fall, but I thoght I'd try to get to know the AutoCAD software a bit in...

    Started by Ohavre‎, 5th Sep 2004 08:12 pm
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  16. Images from photoshop TO cad???

    Can anybody help me? I am trying to get scanned images from photoshop into autocad,so that I can trace over them (eg photos for elevations). I can only copy and paste really small images, otherwise...

    Started by howdoi‎, 5th Sep 2004 09:27 am
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  17. line thickness

    Hi not sure if this makes any sence but here goes, when i zoom in when in paperspace the lines, text etc.... get thicker instead of keeping the same thickness is this a psscale problem because its ok...

    Started by rlowe90‎, 27th Jul 2004 10:59 am
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    5th Sep 2004 10:28 am Go to last post
  18. Express and Express Icon where File, Edit, View, etc menus

    I do not know how it happened but I no longer have my Main Menu bar across the top of the screen. Instead I have the word Express and, I guess, the Express icon. How do I get my Main Menu headings...

    Started by jocaan‎, 2nd Sep 2004 05:47 pm
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    3rd Sep 2004 04:54 am Go to last post
  19. How to hatch

    For some reason, and i dont know what, i just cant get my head around hatching, ive gotten fairly good on everything but probably the most simplest of things - hatching an area correctly..(using...

    Started by Malady‎, 26th Aug 2004 03:11 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Aug 2004 04:57 pm Go to last post
  20. Copy object help.

    Hi I am new to AutoCad and I use AutoCad 2004. I have search and read help files, this forum and others and still I am confused. I am designing a machine that contains many parts. I have drawn...

    Started by dmgdesigns‎, 25th Aug 2004 04:29 pm
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    25th Aug 2004 10:09 pm Go to last post
  21. dimensions are exploded

    I have received a few drawings recently where the dimstyles set were wierd. When I deminsion, the text, leaders, and lines are all exploded. I can't find anything in Dimstyle to adjust this...

    Started by msrygley‎, 25th Aug 2004 04:09 pm
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    25th Aug 2004 08:01 pm Go to last post
  22. tangent line

    how do you create a line tangent to a single circle. Thanks DJ

    Started by djusaca‎, 23rd Aug 2004 04:59 am
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  23. reassigning objects to another layer

    In AutoCAD 2000 I have done a design but have put several objects on the wrong layer. How can I reassign those objects to the correct layer without having to redraw the objects? Cheers, Scrumpy. :?:

    Started by Scrumpy‎, 9th Jun 2004 09:36 am
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    23rd Aug 2004 06:20 am Go to last post
  24. new to forum

    Hi everyone, as you can see im a noob to the forum and to cad. i say new to cad.. ive been using it @ work just to modify drawings (2D) and ive had a mess about @ home doing drawings my job @ work...

    Started by pc_plod‎, 18th Aug 2004 06:28 pm
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  25. Looser Drawing Lines

    Is it possible to create drawings with Auto Cad that give the effect of having been hand drawn, almost as if they have been perhaps sketched with a pencil?

    Started by pauldadley‎, 19th Aug 2004 09:22 pm
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    19th Aug 2004 09:28 pm Go to last post

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