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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. Grouping in AutoCAD 2002

    Having recently moved from 2000LT to 2002 i have noticed that there does not ssem to be the option to group lines, plines etc as in Lt. I am sure i am just looking in the wrong place? :?

    Started by Dan‎, 5th Jun 2003 09:14 am
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  2. Copy /past/paste special etc

    Morning chaps and chapesses. Could anyone tell me the best method for inserting a excell spread sheet in LT 2000, and the pros and cons of using: 1. Copy and Paste 2. Insert OLE object 3. Paste...

    Started by Dan‎, 28th May 2003 10:51 am
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  3. Model rotation

    I have now moved up from 2000LT to 2002 full, and am trying to find a better way of rotating view ports in 2002 than I had with Lt. How do you rotate a model with in a view port. I need 15 layouts...

    Started by Dan‎, 29th May 2003 08:58 am
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    30th May 2003 09:47 am Go to last post
  4. AUTOCAD TO SOFTIMAGE

    Hi, This was probably covered already in the past. I was just wondering, what is the best way to export autocad files to a 3D package such as Softimage or Maya while keeping the exact same...

    Started by tony_astro‎, 28th May 2003 07:51 pm
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  5. learning videos/cd's?

    I would like to learn Autocad.Are there any videos or cd's that could help me learn since I don't know the software at all? Thank You All ...

    Started by jessiejane‎, 18th May 2003 11:49 am
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    28th May 2003 09:43 am Go to last post
  6. Transferring complete views drg-2-drg?

    :?: Hi All, I'm a complete newbie to this forum, so apologies if this subject has been covered. Using AutoCAD R14, I've recently tried to transfer/copy a complete view (or group of objects) from...

    Started by darkman‎, 23rd May 2003 03:56 pm
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    24th May 2003 10:04 am Go to last post
  7. OSNAP

    I have bene out of the office for a couple of days and some has been using my PC and changing the settings. not HP. Am using 2000Lt and my osnap setting does not seem to work, and i am fairley lost...

    Started by Dan‎, 16th May 2003 11:32 am
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    22nd May 2003 08:42 am Go to last post
  8. question about autocad versions

    Hi I have a question about the diferent versions of autocad I have Autocad 2002 wich I use for my school, creating layouts for electronic sircuits wich works fine But I would like to make a 3D...

    Started by Melchya‎, 15th May 2003 08:45 pm
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    16th May 2003 06:42 am Go to last post
  9. General request for help!!

    Hi People, I'm new to the forum and am glad I stumbled across this site, it seems fantastic! Anyway my story is as follows. I have been drafting for a number of years but have limited experience...

    Started by clanda‎, 13th May 2003 04:33 pm
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  10. Command line prompts

    Afternoon guys and gals. I have searched through the help on 2000LT but do not seem to be able to find a comprehensive list of command line prompts. I recently went to another a Engineering/...

    Started by Dan‎, 14th May 2003 03:56 pm
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  11. starting my own business

    hi all i am thinking of starting my own business doing contacted work in my home town ,so if anyone has a tip or any downfallls that could help me that would be great i run autocad 2002 and i...

    Started by bonny‎, 3rd May 2003 02:44 am
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  12. Isometric drawings in autocad

    Where can i find free tutorials for isometric drawings? Especially the complex one. thanks guys........ :lol:

    Started by whel_13‎, 9th May 2003 01:21 pm
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  13. More help please :(

    I'm doing my Surface modelling assessment, a micrometer. The problem is this; on the anvil area, I can't seem to apply a surface to the edges of the thing (see images). I could use the region...

    Started by Gary J‎, 7th May 2003 05:22 pm
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  14. Dimensioning Defaults

    How do you change the numerical color (yellow) to a different color and make that the default? I have AutoCAD 2000.

    Started by Thomas‎, 8th May 2003 02:17 am
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  15. 3d Face on Pline?

    Ok, here's my first dumb question, I'm new to this so go easy. I've to create a SLR camera using 3d wireframe and apply a surface etc. The problem is this, although I can apply a face to a regular...

    Started by Gary J‎, 3rd May 2003 08:38 pm
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  16. scaling

    I have plotted an airfoil in autocad 2000 using a script file. My problem is that I cannot figure out how to scale the airfoil using two different scale factors in the x and y axis e.g. airfoil...

    Started by timpip2‎, 5th May 2003 05:49 pm
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  17. Autocad 2000 Plotting to scale

    Can anyone out there tell me how I can plot a drawing to a scale say 1:50 and actually print it off at that size so that I can use a scale rule to measure dimensions off?

    Started by btblindfield‎, 4th May 2003 04:27 pm
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  18. SUBTRACTING A HELIX FROM A CYLINDER?

    Hi everyone, (AUTOCAD R14) i have drawn a circle and extruded it into a cylinder 100mm dia x 100mm long ,then ive drawn a helix...

    Started by dangermouse‎, 28th Apr 2003 07:55 pm
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  19. Certification In AutoCAD

    Hi, Is there any way of getting certification in AutoCAD. Are there some online courses( which are recognized by the employers) which one can take and get the certification. thanx

    Started by asinghalin‎, 18th Apr 2003 08:18 pm
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  20. Map Scales

    Hi, I've already digitised a large number of contour lines of a map (in AutoCAD 2000), but forgot to scale it. I tried scaling the raster w/ the SCALE command but it simply gets rid of all my...

    Started by ivitagata‎, 23rd Apr 2003 12:37 am
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  21. Problems with Windows XP and AutoCAD

    This is a general question. Has anyone come across problems with XP and AUTOCAD? I know about the mtext problem, and I believe xp is still screwing up with my AutoCAD even more. Every time I try to...

    Started by REIVAX‎, 22nd Apr 2003 06:48 pm
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  22. Creating a new drawing form an existing drawing -AC2002-

    I have drawn a site plan on AC 2002 at a scale of 1':1/32" and at a paper size of 24"x36". The site plan includes the building roof plan and greater site context. Now I want to create a series od...

    Started by Michael‎, 16th Apr 2003 06:43 pm
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  23. Linetype problems

    Does anyone know a general rule of thumb when scaling linetypes?When I want to show say a CENTERX2 linetype,in paper space(my viewport set@ 1:100) is there a standard scale size I should use,so that...

    Started by hyposmurf‎, 10th Apr 2003 10:26 pm
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  24. Help with polyline

    Need help on the following: I have a curve polyline which I wish to lock in two places and then pull it a little bit in its center in order to augment its curvature. Is this possible? ...

    Started by buba‎, 11th Apr 2003 06:21 pm
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  25. Exploded model

    :( I need some help, how can I union or make a 3d model the way it is before I explode it? I have exploded some of my 3d model or drawings and when I finished doing some revisions I cannot union...

    Started by Leby-Bautista‎, 9th Apr 2003 04:42 am
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    10th Apr 2003 08:33 pm Go to last post

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