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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. Fastener size

    Edit: Fastener size. Can't find a way to change that. Our teacher left us with a problem and I can't really understand this. I'm reading through the book and there's basically little to no "how to...

    Started by ZL45‎, 22nd Jan 2013 04:20 pm
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    22nd Jan 2013 07:53 pm Go to last post
  2. Arrow A few basic questions when I work on the assessment test

    Which of the following CANNOT be performed using the Quick View Drawings shortcut menu? Save all drawings (It can save, but not save all) Arrange the open drawings (It display the object, but...

    Started by zmarcoz‎, 17th Mar 2010 07:02 pm
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    18th Mar 2010 03:06 pm Go to last post
  3. Would it be any easiler method to make a solid line to be a partly hidden line?

    Some of objects that I draw have partly hidden lines. Basically I can create two lines and then set one to be solid and the other one to be hidden. But may I know any faster way to do that? Thanks:D

    Started by zmarcoz‎, 18th Aug 2012 11:11 pm
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    19th Aug 2012 02:21 am Go to last post
  4. What is the name for this type of partial slot for air passing ??

    I want to check whether any official name, size, etc for this type of air slot. Thanks

    Started by zmarcoz‎, 16th Jul 2013 05:11 am
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  5. Tapered Cylinder

    Hi ! I`m new to this forum and my English is not so good ...but I want to ask you a question. How can I taper a figure, that is something like cylinder, but with elipse bases. The TAPER command...

    Started by ZmN‎, 27th Aug 2006 08:52 pm
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    1st Sep 2006 03:55 pm Go to last post
  6. Dimensioning a 3d model

    Hi All, I have been playing with Acad for a while now and have no problems drawing 3d models. When it comes to dimensioning the Pawpaw hits the fan! I do this in paperspace but one view's dims...

    Started by zoeper‎, 6th Aug 2006 06:07 pm
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  7. Error when saving model

    I am encountering a problem every time autocad saves a specific drawing file. The problem occurs only after I make a union between two solids. Error message displays: Internal error...

    Started by zoeper‎, 12th Aug 2006 09:48 am
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  8. Beginner question on centering an object

    Hi all, i just started Autocad a few weeks ago and am having trouble centering my drawing within the title blocks. Our professor said he would walk us though if we forgot but it is driving me nuts....

    Started by zofofg‎, 27th Jan 2014 10:21 pm
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  9. Opening DXF files

    I have auto-cad 2000i. I created a dxf file in Adobe Illustrator and when I try to open the DXF file with Auto-Cad I just get a blank screen. Is there a setting or something I need to change to see...

    Started by zokan‎, 21st Dec 2009 06:58 pm
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  10. Selecting grips through 3d Objects?

    Hello. I'm new to AutoCAD and I'm following the AutoCAD 2011 no experience required book. I'm on the last chapter, where I'm introduced to 3D. When I'm working on a view, and there's a...

    Started by Zolid‎, 30th Nov 2010 07:42 pm
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    30th Nov 2010 09:40 pm Go to last post
  11. Peparuka

    Hey guys got another problem.... I was told to get a program called Pepakura for unfolding 3D models. I have created to basic model in ACAD and saved it a a .DXF file. However when i try to...

    Started by Zoobz‎, 11th May 2010 08:28 am
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  12. Aerodynamics

    Hey guys, I was just wondering if there is any way of checking the aerodynamics (i.e. Drag) of a shape in autocad 2008. Or is there a another software program that I can import my autocad drawing...

    Started by Zoobz‎, 7th Oct 2010 12:28 pm
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  13. reselecting objects or lines macro?

    when i am trying to use a function like mirror or offset..etc i will select the lines or objects then i will make a mistake such as selecting the wrong base point or such. i then press esc to end...

    Started by zoowers‎, 12th May 2011 01:56 pm
    macro, macros, select, tools
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  14. Dimensions with decimals

    Hello to all! I'm wondering if it is possible to create a dimension style with decimals above main dimension number. So not to use 515.5 or 515,5 but to have 515^5 It could be useful if it is...

    Started by zoran_gr‎, 7th Sep 2015 01:07 pm
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  15. Unhappy Understanding Scaling

    Dear Forum, I'm new to using ACAD so please excuse me if my question seems to be simple. I would appreciate if someone can explain to me the following excerpt that I got from one of the ebook...

    Started by zoundwave07‎, 27th Oct 2016 11:03 am
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  16. Problem with images

    When I insert small image into my 2D dwg and when I print the drawing onto paper the edges of the photograph are visible and they of course look like some additional lines. Is there a way to print a...

    Started by Zox‎, 8th Sep 2007 05:58 pm
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    10th Sep 2007 05:23 pm Go to last post
  17. How to add new texture in 2012 for 2D drawing?

    Now when I have newer version I can't figure out how to add new textures to autocad for 2D drawing. All tuts and tips I can find on net are for for new materials in 3D so can someone help? Also how...

    Started by Zox‎, 13th Oct 2011 11:43 am
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    13th Oct 2011 01:41 pm Go to last post
  18. adding text to autocad drawings

    i don't know how to add text to autocad drawings. i'm using autocad 2007

    Started by zungurat1‎, 2nd Oct 2012 03:35 pm
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  19. Files extensions

    Hi all !!! I am new with autocad. I have been saving all the files as a .dwg. Maybe i will get a junior draughtsman position but i need to know all the information about extensions such as .dws,...

    Started by Zybyyy‎, 24th Jun 2009 06:26 pm
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    24th Jun 2009 06:55 pm Go to last post
  20. setup

    Hi !!! I got a DWG file from my friend and he asked me to make a new one with the same setups (lines, text etc.) But in my drawing when i draw a dashed line the spaces between them are different...

    Started by Zybyyy‎, 4th Jul 2009 11:50 pm
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  21. autocad blocks attributes

    Hi There, I currently have pre made blocks that I insert into drawings on a regular basis. These blocks have anywhere between 1-40 attributes to them which I can happily go through and fill in at...

    Started by Zygan‎, 8th Feb 2013 03:41 am
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  22. Viewport / Annotative Scaling Help

    I have an assignment I'm working on in AutoCAD 2009 and I missed the day we went over this I suppose. The assignment appears as though there are two viewports. One at 1:20 scale, and the other at...

    Started by zynamon‎, 8th Jun 2010 09:18 pm
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  23. How to change 2009's layout to a "classical layout"?

    Where is the button to click to change 2009's layout to a "classical layout"?:oops:

    Started by Zzap‎, 2nd Apr 2011 12:02 am
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  24. DWF Split

    I have some DWF file. and each one contains more then 10 drawing . I need to split them as separate file. How can i do that easily?? -- Thank you.

    Started by z_i_nayon‎, 24th Dec 2014 12:13 pm
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  25. Need help with selection.

    I am using autocad 15 (student) In before when i select some object and make copy or move command my selected object remain selected but suddenly that changed. now if i select something before...

    Started by z_i_nayon‎, 3rd Apr 2015 11:06 am
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    8th Apr 2015 04:11 pm Go to last post

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