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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. Using already calibrated plotter setings on another version of Autocad

    Hi! I have two versions of Autocad instaled on my computer 2007 and 2008. Is it possible to somehow just copy the calibrated custom plotter setings from version 2008 to 2007? Thanx!

    Started by Butch‎, 25th Aug 2010 12:15 pm
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  2. Using 3d face function to mesh

    Hello!!.. I am using FE-pipe software for FEA analysis and it requires using Autocad to plot and mesh geometries.One example requires splitting the space between two concentric arcs into quads...

    Started by ranjit‎, 30th Aug 2010 09:28 am
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  3. What is best "plot style" for standard hp7130 printer?

    I just need black and white prints to review drawings and the lines are very light when using acad.sbt and acad.cbt plot styles. What plot style would provide the best black/white contrast with...

    Started by psTopkat‎, 24th Sep 2010 03:32 am
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  4. Cad standards

    Hi folks, I'm looking for a book that can help me draw profesional level cad plans. I found this book at amazon " The Architect's Guide to the U.S. National CAD Standard Does anyone use this...

    Started by Timber‎, 26th Sep 2010 10:22 pm
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  5. Attributes in Lookups?

    Hey So I just started a new work and learning autocad was a must so I've been basically living on this website. I'm stuck on this one problem, and some seem to have referenced about it, but I...

    Started by buttape‎, 18th Oct 2010 04:22 pm
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  6. thread offset

    I am confused on how much to offset the bottom major/minor thread lines. It's SQ THD, P=12, DBL THD-LH. I get confused on which way to move them and the direction. Is it half of the crest or half...

    Started by AFitchguy07‎, 24th Oct 2010 12:08 am
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  7. Import Splines from 3ds max to use edgesurf

    Hi, My first post here, as I have been trying to find a work-flow from max to cad and back again. I'm trying to export spline shapes from max, import them into autocad, use the edgesurf...

    Started by ampersand‎, 28th Oct 2010 07:33 am
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  8. Question How to draw an arc in AutoCAD so that it looks smoother in Illustrator? And more...

    Hi, everybody! I am drawing my plans in AutoCAD 2006. After finishing one plan, I open it in Adobe Illustrator CS3. Before opening in Adobe Illustrator, I flatten all splines to polylines. ...

    Started by tajanat‎, 5th Nov 2010 03:40 pm
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  9. from AutoCad3d 2011 map to Autodesk 3d 2010

    Thank you for this site..it's the very first time im here. Im working on a road project, whereby the road is estimated to be 15km long through a very mountanious terrain. There are going to be 2...

    Started by bigbebi‎, 10th Nov 2010 11:30 am
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  10. Default Scale List 2011

    USER PREFERENCES > DEFAULT SCALE LIST > ADD > 1"=20' > paper units 1 > drawing units > 120 > APPLY> OK ... I can't find what I just created in the drop down list. Why is this happening and how can I...

    Started by richie_008‎, 13th Nov 2010 10:33 pm
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  11. Unhandled exceptions while loading custom ARX file in AutoCAD 2011

    I have a custom ARX file that is throwing 2 unhandled exceptions while loading in AutoCAD 2011. The original source was built using VC++ 6 and worked with AutoCAD 2000. I fixed all the errors and...

    Started by snehalsao‎, 30th Nov 2010 09:40 pm
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  12. .pdf underlay

    Hi again :oops: I noticed another problem with my dwg file, I attached a .pdf underlay, and it seams to be fine used it as normal. Traced it and etc. but then I moved the dwg to desktop and opened...

    Started by nowikovs12‎, 27th Dec 2010 06:20 pm
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  13. Migrating VBA Code from ArcGIS 9.3 to AutoCAD 3D Map 2011

    Dear All, We are working on finding best highway alignments. We have been working on ArcGIS 9.3 and we have written lot of applications in VBA to change attribute values and/or do some...

    Started by rameshraju9‎, 3rd Jan 2011 09:51 pm
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  14. Vector Art 3D

    Does anyone know anything about Vector Art 3D? It is some 3D art to be used on single axis CNC Router or any other type of CNC equipment. If so, can I do the same type of work (as Vector art)...

    Started by kpo101‎, 18th Jan 2011 12:13 am
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  15. importing layer states makes some layers disappear!

    Having problems with import/export layers: I created a layer state in .dwg "A" to and exported it to a folder, then imported it from there into a second .dwg "B." When I do this, the new layer is...

    Started by Kincaid‎, 21st Jan 2011 09:41 pm
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  16. Loft problem

    Hi , i want to loft two rectangles using arc as a path , but i cant :( , 1st i cant draw the arc in 3d so i drawned it in "Front" view , then i cant loft the rectangles using that arc as an path...

    Started by krumbibishkov‎, 8th Feb 2011 01:15 pm
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  17. Revit Mep or ACmep2010

    Newby here with loads of silly questions We have Revit MEP 2010 and I have been playing around with it- found it quite good for drawing but sometimes very fustrating. We also have Autocad Mep...

    Started by xr4iwannabe‎, 25th Mar 2011 05:00 pm
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  18. Flag and pole

    Hi team I trust you are all well and in good spirits. I have been commissioned to design and construct a flag stand as a memorial to our very brave young soldiers who have paid the ultimate...

    Started by Bespoke‎, 11th Apr 2011 11:12 pm
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  19. When I edit with a quota share management styles how do I channel update

    When I edit a share with the Dimension Style Manager how do I channel update fees already included? When I change data in the Property table where the key confirmation?

    Started by Giovannino60‎, 28th Apr 2011 09:05 pm
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  20. How to remove thick outline in 3d model print?

    Hi everyone, I'm trying to pring my 3d model in Autocad 2012 using layout but it creates a thick outline which I don't need. Is there a way to make this outline the same weight as all the rest...

    Started by factor‎, 8th May 2011 09:52 am
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  21. plot files color

    Hi, I am a newbie here... I upgraded my workstation to 64bit recently. I have a problem with the plot files created in my computer are darker / stronger color than the color assign in the ctb....

    Started by frileeno‎, 22nd Jun 2011 04:50 pm
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  22. Looking for Dynamic Blocks for simulation works

    Hi, I have been looking for dynamic blocks (simulation-types) for a number of months in vain. Can anybody inform me where I can find any information regarding dynamic blocks combined with...

    Started by nicolas‎, 11th Jul 2011 04:45 pm
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  23. Vault Server Question

    Hi all, Im field testing VAult Server before going global on a serverwide installation and ahve the followign problem. When I gtry and login using the localhost and standard VAult database, the...

    Started by QualityEngineer‎, 24th Jul 2011 12:24 pm
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  24. Modeling a chair in Autocad

    Modeling a chair in Autocad http://www.autocad-tutorial.net/2011/08/modeling-chair-in-autocad.html

    Started by mimaybar‎, 8th Aug 2011 09:19 pm
    autocad modeling tutorial
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  25. Operations with command prompt

    Hi, friends, I´would like to know if it is possible to create a planar mesh, and select its points and elevate them in order to create a relief but.... using only the command prompt. (I mean, without...

    Started by jgabase‎, 12th Sep 2011 11:24 am
    operations command prompt
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