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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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 can’t...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 7th Oct 2004 07:11 pm
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    12th Oct 2004 03:23 pm Go to last post
  3. Saving blocks to be used in other drawings

    After drawing my object I select Draw, Block, and Make. I name my block, pick an insertion point, select the objects, select my units, select Convert to Block, select Create Icon from Block...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 11th Oct 2004 03:25 pm
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    5th Dec 2004 10:01 pm Go to last post
  4. 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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    13th Oct 2004 01:21 pm Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. Viewports and templates :evil:

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

    Started by ziemerd‎, 13th Oct 2004 09:44 pm
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    18th Oct 2004 07:10 pm Go to last post
  7. Viewport Problems...Again

    I have a drawing that has the title block drawn in Model Space. I erased the title block and copied everything else. I then open up a new drawing and choose Use A Template to select my title block...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 8th Dec 2004 08:55 pm
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  8. Viewport Scale

    I have recently received a new computer and had to load AutoCAD LT 2005 on it. On my old computer there was a Scale Factor for my viewport right on the tool bar making it very handy. However, since...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 6th Oct 2005 04:23 pm
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  9. Center Mark for Several Circles at Once

    Is it possible to put a center mark on multiple circles instead of one at a time? Thanks. Dawn

    Started by ziemerd‎, 1st Jun 2009 01:54 pm
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  10. Delete a Tablestyle

    Is there a way to delete a Tablestyle? I opened the Table Style dialogue box, selected a style and right clicked. There is a choice to delete but it is not selectable, it is dimmed. Thanks for...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 2nd Jun 2010 09:54 pm
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  11. Can't Freeze Layer in Viewport

    I click on the viewport to select it, go to the drop down for layers, click to freeze a layer in that viewport. ACADE deselects my viewport but freezes that layer though nothing disappears in the...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 7th Jul 2010 09:51 pm
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  12. Selection Window has Changed

    For some reason I am not able to use the selection window like before. Normally I would click once and drag a window around the object. Now I have to click and hold the button down or else the...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 26th Jul 2010 04:25 pm
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    26th Jul 2010 06:07 pm Go to last post
  13. Can't Delete Anything

    Now I'm having trouble deleting things in my drawing. I draw a line, select it, and press the Delete key on my keyboard but nothing happnes. I add a linear dimension, select it, and press the Delet...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 26th Jul 2010 06:24 pm
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    26th Jul 2010 07:32 pm Go to last post
  14. Lineweights not showing in paper space

    I have a table in Model Space and I made some of the cells a heavier lineweight but it's not showing up in Paper Space. It shows up fine in Model Space. Is there a setting I don't know about? ...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 23rd Aug 2010 09:44 pm
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  15. Updating Blocks Issues

    I have made changes to a block and I want to update the blocks in my drawing. I used the swap/replace and it works but the base point is changed though I didn't change the base point. The new base...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 2nd Sep 2010 04:28 pm
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    2nd Sep 2010 05:49 pm Go to last post
  16. Can't Paste Special

    My coworker is unable to get a dialog box to appear when he clicks on Paste Special. I have not been able to reproduce the problem on my computer and was wondering if anyone knew how to fix it. ...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 9th Sep 2010 02:51 pm
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    15th Sep 2010 06:58 pm Go to last post
  17. Can't Rotate Image

    I have a picture of a controller in a drawing that I need to rotate but ACAD won't rotate it. I've been able to rotate other objects so I know how it works but this image won't rotate. Any ideas?...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 8th Sep 2010 03:48 pm
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    8th Sep 2010 06:42 pm Go to last post
  18. Can't Convert Text to Mtext

    I have a coworker that wants to convert a bunch of text to mtext but when he types text2mtext it tells him it's an unknown command. I can do it just fine on my machine and we're running ACAD 2010. ...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 15th Sep 2010 07:00 pm
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    20th Sep 2010 02:36 am Go to last post
  19. Find Location To Insert Block

    I have several blocks spaced evenly apart and I need to copy and paste another block and insert it with the same spacing. I don't want to take the step to find out how far apart they are. I believe...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 3rd Apr 2012 05:30 pm
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  20. Smile Need to draw 2 gears

    Hi, i need to draw 2D gears with tooth i know just: Module m=10mm Number of Teeth= Za=13 Zb=30 To drow i need to know diameters and wheelbase size so i calculated according formules: ...

    Started by zigmasas‎, 23rd Jan 2014 02:35 pm
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  21. AutoCad for Nanotechnology writing software. Any ideas?

    I am a PhD student in nanotechonology whois looking to create a simple programme to write small structures ontosurfaces. I use a techniques called ‘scanning near-field optical lithography’which is...

    Started by zilali‎, 21st May 2013 02:18 pm
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  22. Block scaling

    Can you scale a block and maintain the proportion sizing? As in I add a lot of blocks of windows in my drawings and want to scale a window from a size of 36: to 48" (or any size in between) but I...

    Started by ziofel‎, 29th Oct 2010 07:25 pm
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    29th Oct 2010 08:39 pm Go to last post
  23. Trimming a block

    Is it possible to trim a block without exploding it? Also is it possible to explode a block and have it maintain its properties? Thanks

    Started by ziofel‎, 4th Nov 2010 08:25 pm
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  24. Title Block problem with pline

    Hello, I seem to have a problem with a pline (title block outline). I have it set to a certain thickness and when I bring it in from another drawing it only draws the outline of the line. The...

    Started by ziofel‎, 10th Nov 2010 07:30 pm
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    10th Nov 2010 08:52 pm Go to last post
  25. Undo

    Is there a way to undo something in the middle of a command. For example when I am using the trim command and I trim 5 things but the last one I accidently clicked the wrong area or line, can I undo...

    Started by ziofel‎, 25th Nov 2010 03:51 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    25th Nov 2010 05:06 pm Go to last post

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