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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. How do I enter Multiple plotted dimensions quickly

    I'm thick, right, so no highly specialised computer nerdy language responses please. I have books on AutoCad and cannot understand them. As for the Help in AutCad. I burst into tears every time I...

    Started by Doh1‎, 31st Oct 2004 08:33 pm
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  2. perspective view

    hi can anyone help me figure out how to set up a perspective view? i've created the basic 3d model and am having difficulty getting the camera in the correct position. I'm using 2004 version....

    Started by richierich‎, 2nd Nov 2004 11:08 am
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  3. proxy graphics

    I inadvertently changed some sort of setting or preference so i am unable to see a graphic move or rotate it during the command...in place of the graphic I simply see a line or arrow indicating where...

    Started by verdantvis‎, 2nd Nov 2004 01:56 am
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    2nd Nov 2004 07:09 am Go to last post
  4. floor plans

    hiya i recently got autocad 2005 and i am wanting it to draw floor plans of houses. though i have no idea where to start! could someone please point me in the right direction? thanks

    Started by scope‎, 29th Oct 2004 12:17 pm
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    30th Oct 2004 12:40 pm Go to last post
  5. New User - Where to start???

    Hi, Have just discovered this site this evening. I have never used autoCAD and wouldn't know where to begin to be quite honest, but I want to learn the basics and see how I progress! I am a...

    Started by Wilko‎, 27th Oct 2004 08:45 pm
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    29th Oct 2004 06:36 pm Go to last post
  6. Helix

    Hi, Just found the site and am fairly new to 3d in AutoCAD. After trying all aftrenoon to draw a helix I eventually found the helcon lisp that Fuccaro has writen which is great for drawing...

    Started by laddo‎, 20th Oct 2004 10:25 am
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  7. ogee curve

    hi could you please explain how you create ogee curve on a single line between two points

    Started by David Wilsher‎, 21st Oct 2004 11:27 pm
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    25th Oct 2004 06:31 pm Go to last post
  8. Dimensioning a rectangle

    Hello, and thank you for your time. I am obviously very new to this. I would like to draw a top view of a 4' x 8' platform. Is there an easy way to choose the rectangle tool and simply assign it...

    Started by midasxl‎, 21st Oct 2004 09:38 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    25th Oct 2004 06:28 pm Go to last post
  9. book recommendation...

    how are you doing? I would like to learn AutoCAD (version that I just got is 2005) by myself (and believe or not I have an engineering degree and my college never "obligated" me to take an AutoCAD...

    Started by PingaDPalo‎, 20th Oct 2004 04:46 pm
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    21st Oct 2004 09:52 pm Go to last post
  10. Absolute Newbie

    Hi Folks Im as new as u can get to this software, basically I just want to know how steep the learning curve is for learning this app? I do have alot of experience in Adobe Photoshop and...

    Started by VinUk‎, 18th Oct 2004 10:20 am
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  11. Viewports and templates :evil:

    I AM TOTALLY FREAKING OUT HERE!!! (sorry...I just had to vent a bit) Hereís what I would like to do. I want my own title block in paper space not in model space. Iíve created a title block and...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 13th Oct 2004 09:44 pm
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  12. 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
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    18th Oct 2004 02:23 pm Go to last post
  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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
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  16. 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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  17. 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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    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
  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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    15th Sep 2004 10:17 pm Go to last post

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