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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. 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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    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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    5th Apr 2003 02:09 pm Go to last post
  3. 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

    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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    1st Apr 2003 10:16 pm Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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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    30th Mar 2003 11:54 pm Go to last post
  7. 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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    30th Mar 2003 11:52 pm Go to last post
  8. 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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    30th Mar 2003 07:34 am Go to last post
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. cad2000

    I am slightly puzzled on how to form a 3d drawing on cad wthout the use of panneling over a line structure! how do i make my work have a thckness without having to create 2 panneled sides with a gap...

    Started by JuniorMadCAD‎, 9th Mar 2003 05:29 pm
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    10th Mar 2003 02:05 pm Go to last post

    hi all, thought id cracked this autocad prg but here i go again :oops: ive drawn an object (no i really have) then ive changed the layout to show four views of the same object but...

    Started by dangermouse‎, 23rd Feb 2003 09:46 pm
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  14. snapping a rectangle to a line

    Hello forum, I am new to Auto Cad and I have a very simple question. I would like to know how to snap a rectangle to a wall/line so that the rectangle's side will be exactly on top of the...

    Started by xavierp‎, 27th Feb 2003 06:08 am
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    27th Feb 2003 09:41 pm Go to last post
  15. UCS rotation

    I am using AutoCAD 2000 Lt which does not have the 'rotatability', for want of a better expression, of full 2000. It is possible to rotate a drawing using the ucs, to allow different rotated...

    Started by Dan‎, 26th Feb 2003 12:56 pm
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    27th Feb 2003 10:34 am Go to last post
  16. Tranlating a Microstation(.DGN) Dwg. to AutoCAD 2000

    Hi, Would someone be so kind as to help this rookie :oops: figure out how to tranlate a Microstation .DGN file into an AutoCAD .DWG file? It seems that the "Insert" pull-down menu doesn't provide...

    Started by hubertjt‎, 7th Feb 2003 10:03 pm
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    20th Feb 2003 02:22 pm Go to last post
  17. Drawing at the scale 2:1

    I was using MVSETUP to enter my drawing scale but does not recognize the scale 2:1. I draw at the scale 1:1 and when it was coming to ploting I wanted to change from there the scale but did not...

    Started by Orbit‎, 16th Feb 2003 07:50 pm
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  18. Excellent free tools - Tiemsavers

    http://www.timesaversforcad.com/freestuff.htm Has some excellent free timesavers. Enjoy :lol: Nick

    Started by Mr T‎, 15th Feb 2003 06:54 pm
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  19. Rotating Ole objects

    Is it possible to rotate OLE Objects. I does not apear to work using the rotate command?

    Started by Dan‎, 14th Jan 2003 05:47 pm
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  20. From 3D to 2D?

    Is it a way to change the same drawing from 3d to 2d? If there is that possibility can someone describe it ( in details :oops: ).

    Started by Orbit‎, 12th Feb 2003 11:21 pm
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  21. 40 pages of a book for free !

    Hi, Whilst surfing for free materials, I found this free 40 page file. http://www.delmarplus.com/samplechapters/0766862097.pdf It covers detailed drawing of geometric constructions. Aimed...

    Started by Mr T‎, 30th Jan 2003 11:33 pm
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  22. Inserting OLE Objects

    I am inserting excell spread sheets i to AutoCAD Lt 2000. I have 1 drawing with 10 layouts. When i insert an ole object into 1 layout it dissapears from the previous. The excell tables are not the...

    Started by Dan‎, 14th Jan 2003 05:44 pm
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  23. Need help with understanding 1:100

    Am drawing a house, just the first floor map. How do I set it up to be printed as 1:100 so 1 meter in 1 cm on the drawing.. trying to get this but i cant figure it out.

    Started by cassa‎, 8th Feb 2003 07:55 am
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  24. help with 3d faces?

    can anybody tell me how i create a 3d face on a part that contains circles ,arcs? :? thanks

    Started by Stewart‎, 1st Feb 2003 10:34 pm
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  25. Using Xrefs and External References

    Hello, I am new to the CADTutor community. I am a previous user of Microstation (about 16 years) and have been using AutoCAD 2000 for about 6 months now. One thing I just can't seem to figure out is...

    Started by hubertjt‎, 30th Jan 2003 09:25 pm
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