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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. the lock viewport option disappears

    when i right click on the border line of a viewport , a menu should show up. then i may choose an option which allows me to lock the viewport. my question is that recently when i do this the menu...

    Started by Andy‎, 14th Jul 2003 06:24 pm
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    14th Jul 2003 09:17 pm Go to last post
  2. Offsetting along a spline & graded hatching

    Morning chaps and lasses. I am currently detailing a garden design using AutoCAD 2002 and need to see if there is a 'short cut'/ better way available to produce the following: I need to be able...

    Started by Dan‎, 8th Jul 2003 11:38 am
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  3. Existing Ground surface from supplied contours

    I am returning to using ACAD after several years away and have forgotten many of the things I use to know, so this may sound like a stupid question to some of you, but here goes. First I have a data...

    Started by bluedogt‎, 5th Jul 2003 04:04 pm
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  4. Changing reference points?

    The CAD program I normally use (FabriWIN) allows me to chage reference points easily. How do I do the same in AutoCAD 2000i? David

    Started by stray_catalyst‎, 1st Jul 2003 12:27 pm
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    2nd Jul 2003 07:02 pm Go to last post
  5. 2002 - 2000LT differences

    I have recently changed from 2000LT to 2002, and am finding certain restrictions, which I beleive are due to my settings. 1. The layer tool on the object properties tool bar does not apear to...

    Started by Dan‎, 27th Jun 2003 09:41 am
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    1st Jul 2003 09:47 pm Go to last post
  6. Just got AutoDesk AutoCAD 2004 LT and have a few questions!!

    My uncle is the owner at a woodworking buisness over in Conneticut at Yoguez WoodWorking, Llc and I will be going over there in a couple of weeks to help him out at his carpentry shop. I bought...

    Started by SkyeHack‎, 21st Jun 2003 07:59 pm
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  7. Which English dictionary to use

    Whats the difference between the enz British English (ize) & ens British English (ise) dictionary?Are they different type standards like British Standards etc?Wondering which is more appropriate for...

    Started by hyposmurf‎, 24th Jun 2003 01:58 pm
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  8. mystery mtext problem in r14

    One of the dinosaurs at work is still using r14 (it was hard enough prising him off his drawing board, so we don't hastle him too much). Just recently he found that when the mtext editor is open,...

    Started by ian_foster‎, 8th Jun 2003 09:08 pm
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    23rd Jun 2003 11:32 pm Go to last post
  9. jumping to points

    Im using AutoCAD 2002 and i need to know how to start a drawing tool a certain distance away from another point. Say i have a point and i want to start a line exactly 3.5 inches away from it and at a...

    Started by johnfulwyler‎, 19th Jun 2003 03:12 am
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  10. I'm new in Acad....

    :shock: Hi, I used to use Mstation, but I need to modify a map in Acad… and I have had some big problems… maybe for you is easy… but not for me… for instance… I have a logo company but I don’t know...

    Started by lizmart12‎, 14th Jun 2003 03:35 pm
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  11. New user question on Architectual Desktop

    Is Autocad 200* the same as Architectual Desktop or are they different versions of the same program. What are the differences if any? Thank you for your help.

    Started by joechicken‎, 9th Jun 2003 11:04 pm
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  12. Text selection in model/paper space(CAD2K)

    Im back with another text question :) .This one Im sure has a simple answer,must be a setting I dont yet know about.Ive recently opened a drawing and I can select the text in both paper space and...

    Started by hyposmurf‎, 8th Jun 2003 07:26 pm
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  13. Array dialogue box in acad2000

    Hello all, Not really a beginner, but thought I'd post this here as it's a bit of a newbie sounding question. I'm using acad 2000 at home and my array dialogue has gone walkabout. It's only...

    Started by ian_foster‎, 8th Jun 2003 09:04 pm
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  14. Rendering

    How can i render concrete in autocad. i need a representation that is more realistic than that of hatching.

    Started by kenny‎, 5th Jun 2003 09:23 pm
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  15. 3D SW /game format convertion/copywrite of virtual images

    hi there, i posted this message on another part of the forum by mistake but i believe it should have been here, sorry. i have just started using cad. lots and lots of different progs out there....

    Started by kevin‎, 2nd Jun 2003 02:38 pm
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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

    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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  20. 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
  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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