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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. 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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    9th May 2003 05:39 am Go to last post
  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. UCS Rotation 2

    I am still having problems rotating view ports /UCS in Auto Cad 2000Lt, if any one could give me an exact method to rotate a UCS i would be very grateful. I have 4 viewports within in 1 layout, i...

    Started by Dan‎, 2nd Apr 2003 02:49 pm
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  15. Dotted lines in Autocad 2002

    Does anybody know how to draw a dotted line using Autocad 2002? I want a line with dashes 5 metres long and with gaps 2 metres long which when printed at a scale of 1-1250 will come out at 4 mm and...

    Started by fred‎, 4th Apr 2003 12:57 pm
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  16. EXTRUDING AN OBJECT AROUND A HELIX ?

    Hi everybody, I have drawn a helix using one of the lisp routines in the lisp section. so i now have a single line helix pathway,now what i want to do is extrude a circle around...

    Started by dangermouse‎, 2nd Apr 2003 08:08 pm
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  17. Viewports in layout

    I have a burning question: - In Layout- I was trying to insert a rendered dwg. and 2 dgw. I made the viewports for each but when trying to delete the border made by viewports my dwg. dissapears. ...

    Started by Orbit‎, 3rd Apr 2003 05:26 pm
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    4th Apr 2003 11:19 am Go to last post
  18. AUTOLISPS ?

    Hi everyone im back, :cry: Ok, im using autocad r14 (someone has to) and i want to draw a helix, ive looked at all the great autolisp routines and seen the results but none seem to work on...

    Started by dangermouse‎, 1st Apr 2003 09:40 pm
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  19. Presets for faster drawing creation. using CAD 2000

    Iv'e been sorting standard drawing templates as the existing ones are non existent for our section of the company.The new templates consist of seperate A0,A1 etc borders,with my page setup details...

    Started by hyposmurf‎, 28th Feb 2003 11:10 pm
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    31st Mar 2003 12:03 am Go to last post
  20. Line Length

    I am using AutoCad LT 2002 I have experience only with moving things around and hatching areas on pre-existing autocad drawings. I am trying to determine the scale of the drawing. To do so, I...

    Started by CherylC‎, 20th Mar 2003 11:42 pm
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  21. 3D TEXT

    Is it possible to have letters in 3D format with autocad 2002? If so, how is that attainable? Any other idea for a logo in 3D?

    Started by Orbit‎, 15th Mar 2003 03:47 pm
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  22. Dimension

    I am using dimension on a 1:20 dwg- 2D. Despite my effort to make a visible text on Dimension Style at first, my dimension is not at all visible on the dwg. I have tried to scale the dimension and...

    Started by Orbit‎, 20th Mar 2003 10:53 am
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  23. I have a few quick questions about Autocad

    Hello, I just recently started using Autocad, or trying to anyway, and I can't really figure much out. Before I ask any other questions at this forum, I just would like to know if Autocad is...

    Started by Soundfx4‎, 24th Mar 2003 11:11 pm
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  24. What Book to buy? for AutoCAD 2004

    Hi there, I am new and I am looking for your expertise before I go to purchase a book for AutoCAD 2004. :?: What book will be better to buy? like I said above I am a beginner. Any suggestions...

    Started by cad2004‎, 22nd Mar 2003 07:26 am
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  25. phone cover 3d

    rite... how does one go about creating a 3d moble phone cover? ive started the back of the mob, wth a simple cross secton with thickness. How would i fll in the ends as they are hollow? and...

    Started by JuniorMadCAD‎, 9th Mar 2003 07:14 pm
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