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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: 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. 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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  1. XREF's

    what are XREF's and to where they are used for?

    Started by dens_valdez‎, 28th Feb 2008 02:29 am
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  2. xref's

    Hello, I need some xref help, I am unfamiliar with xrefs. For a job i am working on a developer has given me access to a large set of drawings that are xrefs When I open the .dwg file, I cant...

    Started by Rudbeckia‎, 4th Feb 2009 03:11 pm
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  3. Angry XREF's along a polyline?

    Hi. I understand the MEASURE and DIVIDE command for stringing blocks along a polyline, but is there a way to do the same with XREF's? I wish to array rivets and other fasteners around the hull of...

    Started by kerrychivers‎, 10th Nov 2010 08:57 am
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  4. Xref-ing an Xrefed file

    I have a file: section.dwg, which has an xref-ed file: floorplans.dwg. Now, I'm trying to create a separate file, elevations.dwg, and xref the other two files separately. When I xref the...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 9th Apr 2014 06:56 am
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    9th Apr 2014 09:08 am Go to last post
  5. Xrefed block displays large cross over itself

    Hello everyone. Got myself a problem again. I referenced a topo plan (quite a bad quality one) and in the new drawing the tree blocks show up a large cross over them, If I zoom in close to them and...

    Started by Krztoff‎, 26th Apr 2009 10:46 am
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  6. Xrefs

    im trying to make drawing revisions more efficient by having the standard border sheet be an xref so when i need to make a change that effects the set it can be done in one step. my question is; is...

    Started by Jfennell‎, 12th Jun 2008 09:31 pm
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  7. Xrefs

    Hi guys Can someone tell me the difference between loading and binding xrefs? Also the difference between unloading and detaching them? What do each of these do and when would I use them instead...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 11th Aug 2009 01:06 pm
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  8. xrefs are unloading themselves after saving

    Several of us in the office have just started having a problem with some of our drawings. There will be a number of xrefs in a file, and for each file there will be some xrefs loaded and some...

    Started by jb2008‎, 10th Sep 2008 09:46 pm
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  9. xrefs as attachments?

    I'm about to start using xrefs a lot and have never used them before. What 's the procedure for sending as an email attachment. Can it be done with Acad 2006 LT and what do I send? Get ready for...

    Started by td88‎, 2nd Apr 2009 08:54 pm
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  10. XREFs disappear when I save drawing?

    Hi! I have a blank drawing. I XREF another drawing, it looks good, everything makes sense... Then as soon as I save my drawing, the XREF disappears, and is no longer listed in the XREF manager! ...

    Started by davesec‎, 4th Oct 2013 02:53 pm
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  11. XREFS in AutoCad 2013LT

    Questions folks. Sorry if it is an ignorant one, but I can't seem to figure this one out myself. I was opening files and autocad was telling me that some xrefs were missing from the drawing, did...

    Started by khelms‎, 8th Nov 2012 04:15 pm
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  12. Unhappy Xrefs in Title block lost

    Yesterday I came here to try to find out how to either create a new title block or edit one that I am already using that has xrefs. I had no experience with editing xrefs before, and I guess I did...

    Started by LarsT‎, 4th Mar 2009 09:02 pm
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  13. XXXXXXX's appearing on my blocks

    I have an existing drawing that when I insert a block or copy and paste a block from a different drawing I get "X"'s intersecting at the corners of the blocks. Any idea what is turned on or set...

    Started by J Luv‎, 8th Jan 2007 10:06 pm
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  14. y change insertion scale

    hi all,when i set autocad units ,and i set insertion scale,millimeter but when i check second times it changes inches,may i know y?

    Started by al_farooq‎, 4th Mar 2007 09:11 pm
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  15. Yellow circle around the cursor or crosshair

    Please help me, I use acad 2008 and would like to install a yellow circle around the cursor for better visibility when it moves through menus . How do I do it?:(

    Started by Bili 66‎, 15th Aug 2014 01:02 pm
    crosshair or cursor
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  16. yet another paper space scaling question

    I have no problems creating viewports in preparation for plotting in paper space. My issue is setting the scale. Maybe I'm just confused. For example. I have a drawing created in model space at...

    Started by raekwon‎, 17th May 2006 02:09 pm
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  17. your help will prevent Further damage to my health

    Bascially when i draw a line, i key on the line font and proceed to key in 100 ( i presume is 100mm). it appear within screen. However when i key oin 10000(which i presume is 10000mm) it is bigger...

    Started by tacthetoe‎, 24th Sep 2005 04:37 am
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  18. z AXIS


    Started by gortex‎, 12th May 2006 02:08 pm
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  19. Wink Z Axis Movement on Gizmo Disabled

    I'm using 3D Max Design. I am unable to move an object on the Z axis of the gizmo. When I attempt to do so, a yellow line follows the path of my drag. I can move an object up and down only if I...

    Started by 2217‎, 5th Nov 2012 03:16 am
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  20. Z coordnate

    Hey, guys, I have somehow managed to screw up my z coordinate. x & y are active, but z is set at zero. I have tried Change and Flatten, but have had no luck. :( Got any ideas?

    Started by rboudreaux‎, 23rd Oct 2013 08:00 pm
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  21. z value

    I am currently working on a drawing where the z values of all lines are all different values. What command do i use to make these values 0. I don't want to do each line individually as this will take...

    Started by rory47‎, 7th Jan 2009 08:55 am
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  22. Smile Z value for fonts

    Hi I need some help here! I have Ariel fonts for all work. On lot of drawings when i reopen i notice fonts are fading so i adjust 'z' value to zero and it again becomes normal font. HOW to...

    Started by donbosco‎, 10th Apr 2010 01:08 am
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  23. z-axis on crosshairs

    Ok so for this I'm using BricsCAD v.6 (2006) I was doing a simple ctrl+c, ctrl+v copy and paste routine. All of a sudden when I placed the object that I pasted I noticed a diagonal line through...

    Started by Starkey‎, 3rd Jan 2007 10:55 pm
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  24. ZIP file

    hello first time here, i`m not very good at english, but i`ll do my best i just want to know if there`s a zip file that contains everything i need to know how ti use AUTOCAD 2004 i`m sorry if...

    Started by nosferatu‎, 17th Mar 2005 08:50 pm
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  25. Zoom 2006

    We have had 2006 for about 2 weeks and two of us in the office can take no more. Can that pretty dynamic zoom effect be turned off :cry: We both feel sick while using it. Surely AutoDesk must have...

    Started by dbroada‎, 28th Nov 2005 12:43 pm
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    28th Nov 2005 04:28 pm Go to last post

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