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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. setting viewports scales from model to paper space

    HI all ... i need a little help i am from the old school pen and pencil which most plp have never used...lol ... time for this old designer to catch up i have been working with diff cadd...

    Started by RDHOS‎, 5th Jan 2005 07:23 pm
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  2. Drawing a vector / arrowhead

    hello, I'm a student and trying to do some illustrations for physics. I need vectors for this, but I haven't managed yet to draw arrowheads! Could anyone help me? I'm using the 2005 version...

    Started by schnabel‎, 5th Jan 2005 05:15 pm
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  3. greek letters like alpha

    hello, I've got another question: I need as text for the 'angular dimension' greek letters like alpha, beta and so on... but a haven't found an option to insert such characters! Could anyone...

    Started by schnabel‎, 5th Jan 2005 05:23 pm
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    5th Jan 2005 06:47 pm Go to last post
  4. 2000 edition.

    hi there, i have just borrowed a copy of AutoCAD 2000 edition from a friend. However when I try to load it say... "System requirements error. Wrong OS. Autocad requires Windows NT 4.0, Windows...

    Started by Wilko‎, 2nd Jan 2005 04:45 pm
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  5. autocad 2002

    i have no knowledge of autocad,i wanted to learn,please help me.

    Started by breyes‎, 24th Dec 2004 03:06 pm
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  6. autocad to video?

    Hi im new to auto cad and i was wondering if anybody can help me as i wish to convert auto cad to video. any suggestions?

    Started by berance‎, 21st Dec 2004 02:45 pm
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  7. This is really my FIRST day with AutoCAD, suggestions?

    Hello Allaya: My names Bruce, (aka: "Xersius_x") and I've been working with graphic design computer software, Multimedia, 3D Animation, and Computer graphics for the past 5 years. I wanted...

    Started by xersius_x‎, 19th Dec 2004 02:18 am
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  8. polyline

    hello, can someone tell me how i draw a polyline with offset through? thx

    Started by ayla‎, 21st Dec 2004 04:02 pm
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  9. When To Use Paperspace?

    I have read a lot of posts recently about paperspace. Since I learned to draw with Autocad by takeing one beginners class and the rest just by doing it , I apparently missed out on the importance...

    Started by a1harps‎, 17th Dec 2004 07:23 pm
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  10. Multiple layout prints on one sheet......

    Hi, me again.... I have a drawing with seven A4 layouts. How can I put four of these layouts (with drawing frames) on one A2 sheet and then plot them? The drawing frames all have...

    Started by DJM001‎, 17th Dec 2004 11:52 am
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  11. I want to draw an item from a picture.

    How would I go about doing this? Are there any good tutorials on this? If I have a 1280*1024 picture of an object I can draw it in AutoCAD 2005 to scale right? Say its a car for example and I know...

    Started by Binow‎, 17th Dec 2004 02:54 pm
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  12. PAPER/MODEL SPACE

    HI GUY'S I'M ANEWBIE TO BOTH A-CAD AND THIS FORUM. I AM HAVING PROBS WITH MY FIRST ASSIGNMENT(CITY AND GUILDS) WONDER IF ANY ONE CAN HELP ME. LAST NIGHT I CREATED A DRAWING IN MODEL SPACE WHICH...

    Started by VICKI‎, 16th Dec 2004 10:12 am
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  13. How can I scale a drawing ?

    New at Acad and can't find how to setup the scale factor that will let me put down a 40' 5" line within the white D size drawing, I've set Type to architectural for a floor plan but The max line...

    Started by covinataz‎, 14th Dec 2004 05:26 am
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  14. plotting lineweights and linetypes

    Hi, I am working with one layer, but on my drawing I have several different linetypes and lineweights. When I plot my drawing they do not show up! I have read and read manuals and do not know what...

    Started by detailsgirl‎, 28th Jan 2004 04:50 pm
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  15. Viewport Problems...Again

    I have a drawing that has the title block drawn in Model Space. I erased the title block and copied everything else. I then open up a new drawing and choose Use A Template to select my title block...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 8th Dec 2004 08:55 pm
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  16. print preview xref

    I have an AutoCAD~2002 question that I can't solve, maybe you can help. . . . I have a base plan in model space and 5 sheets in paper space that have the baseplan xrefed into them along with a...

    Started by kiedron d‎, 8th Dec 2004 04:48 am
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  17. Layers

    Hello, This is my first post here. I've been trying to learn Autocad by myself and don't have anybody to ask a question, that is till I found this site. I've started a drawing using...

    Started by logarch‎, 24th Nov 2004 01:18 am
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  18. Erratic line scale?

    I am encountering a problem with linetype scaling from model to layout. My situation is that I set a linetype in model space, say DASHED, and give it a scale to get the dashes to my satisfaction....

    Started by carmelo galea‎, 5th Dec 2004 09:58 pm
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  19. Saving blocks to be used in other drawings

    After drawing my object I select Draw, Block, and Make. I name my block, pick an insertion point, select the objects, select my units, select Convert to Block, select Create Icon from Block...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 11th Oct 2004 03:25 pm
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  20. Repeating a complex spline

    I wish to repeat by rotation, a line with a wave frequency of 600mm and a pitch of 50mm either side of the median - a spline - from a centre point, at 400mm intervals around the circumference of a...

    Started by Doh1‎, 30th Nov 2004 10:25 pm
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  21. How Do I Avoid Long Lengths of Sketch Drawing

    I return to the Autocad explorers for advice on the following. Autocad 2000 To give landscape drawings a more organic look I need to represent such elements as hedges in a free hand form. ...

    Started by Frodraff‎, 30th Oct 2004 12:53 pm
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  22. Need free downloads to your autocad !? Site is Danish....

    Take a look: www.hempeldesign.dk Site is Danish! :huh:

    Started by shempel‎, 24th Nov 2004 07:32 pm
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  23. MView and multiple layouts

    I am learning how to create more than one viewport on one layout. Problem is that the objects that I am editing or moving in one viewport will change in the other viewports. It will also change as...

    Started by powerman‎, 24th Nov 2004 01:56 am
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  24. window, preview, bizarre

    Wednesdays are the new mondays .. my last post to forum for the next 2 months! right.. finished off a new drawing, its all spread out before me in paper space, looks good, woowoo, all the...

    Started by Malady‎, 24th Nov 2004 05:07 pm
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  25. Templates

    Ok, I'm using Autodesk 2004 map, modifying some landscape survey maps. However, tired of the same paper space layouts, i whipped up my own, Now because i did it in paper space it doesn't show up...

    Started by Malady‎, 24th Nov 2004 01:09 pm
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    24th Nov 2004 02:26 pm Go to last post

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