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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. Zoom extents - for only one part

    Is it possible in Autocad 2008 to use zoom extents command for only one part in assembely of parts? (with all layers on or yust the working layer with the part on). Same question for view...

    Started by sloman‎, 2nd Dec 2007 11:25 pm
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  2. Zoom Extents - Where did my cursor go?

    I'm new to this site and have looked around some but could not find a thread that addressed my concern. My drawing is in modelspace when I keyin ZE, the linework and cursor crosshairs disappear from...

    Started by mac92026‎, 26th Jun 2008 09:33 pm
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  3. zoom extents doesn't work

    When I do 'ze', AutoCAD zooms to the top left hand corner of my drawing. If I start a new drawing, 'ze' works fine. How come? Thanks.

    Started by salmonrose‎, 2nd Mar 2010 11:11 pm
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  4. Zoom Extents Issue

    I am currently working on a project in AutoCAD electrical 2013 and I have been trying to do a zoom extents before I save and close but I have one drawing that is a different zoom when I zoom extents...

    Started by PAB12‎, 6th Jun 2014 12:50 pm
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    9th Jun 2014 01:12 pm Go to last post
  5. AutoCAD Zoom Extents Problem

    Occasionally when I use zoom extents, the screen will zoom to a massive height (1E+86) and the only way to get rid of this is to undo the zoom. This is a pain when I want a full screen view of my...

    Started by Trekiez‎, 26th Feb 2014 05:55 am
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  6. Question zoom extents?

    When I zoom to extent of the drawing it zooms all the out to where I can't even see my drawing. I don't know if I have a line way out in the middle of nowhere or if there is something else I did. I...

    Started by criehle‎, 12th Mar 2009 09:59 pm
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  7. Exclamation Zoom Factor

    Does anybody know how to convert the zoom factor back to the drawing scale? If I create a drawing in say 1:200 once it is saved and I re-open it the scale has disapeared, only the zoom factor is...

    Started by daviddd24‎, 30th Oct 2006 03:39 pm
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  8. Zoom for printing

    I've got a drawing that is very small in comparison to the size of the paper and I want to zoom in for printing so the entire drawing is close to the size of my paper. Anyone help me out with this?...

    Started by Ryan231‎, 31st Oct 2005 01:20 am
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  9. Zoom in/out and pan with mouse wheel

    The mouse wheel is not working for zoom in/out or pan at the school lab computers but works anywhere else. Is there a setting in AutoCAD (2006) or is it a computer hardware problem? Iris

    Started by Iris‎, 7th Feb 2006 08:28 pm
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  10. Unhappy zoom not possible

    when i want to zoom,it only zooms upto certain level and says already zoomed as far as possible..what is wrong?plz help..

    Started by survivingpoison‎, 2nd Apr 2012 08:27 am
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  11. zoom on cad

    Hello I have cad 2007 and have a problem with the zoom. When I use the scroll on my mouse the zoom does not work. It just alows the drawing to move up and down. How do I change it to allow my...

    Started by jgmdpk‎, 6th Aug 2008 08:42 am
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  12. Zoom Previous setting?

    I had to reload Windows recently, and after I set up ACAD2k (almost) the way it had been previously, I see an irritating problem I can't seem to get around. When I click on zoom previous, it only...

    Started by Cadastrophic‎, 12th Feb 2004 05:55 am
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  13. Zoom Problem Or What?

    Hi, I can’t make a vertical line longer than 123.0000 units! Ok I know that I can click with left button and write down for example 200.0000! But then the problem is that I can’t zoom in to see...

    Started by sentinel‎, 22nd Jan 2006 01:15 pm
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  14. Zoom to extents in 2008

    I had the chance to play with AutoCAD 2008 in this week-end. I read the theory before so I was able to test the new things. But the old "zoom to extents" doesn’t work. I draw a 1x1 rectangle with a...

    Started by fuccaro‎, 14th May 2007 10:18 am
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  15. Zoom to mouse location

    I don't know what I did, but some how when I use the mouse wheel to zoom now, it only zooms in from the center of the screen, not where the mouse pointer is. Any ideas on how I did this and how...

    Started by npbsurfr‎, 15th Aug 2011 12:23 am
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  16. Zoom to Realsize in Modelspace.

    Hi, It might seem like an odd question but I was asked at work while modeling an intricate locking device to display a particular part of the assembly onscreen at its real life size to see if it was...

    Started by Raithneach‎, 6th Jun 2010 06:22 am
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  17. Zoom to scale

    Hi. I know when in the layout sheet I can go into model space and zoom in on the drawing to an exact scale but unsure how I do this. Can anyone help. Cheers.

    Started by IJ31‎, 30th Sep 2008 09:48 am
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  18. Zoom to selected area?

    I have to make a bunch of PDFs of different apartments. They don't have to be the same scale, however my Viewport scale options are pretty standard, and when I scroll between them I don't have as...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 18th Feb 2014 01:50 pm
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  19. Zoom Using The Mouse Wheel

    I am sat here a frustrated man indeed!!!!!!!!! I have draw up a 3D solid model of some framework and for a number of days have had the model line up beautifully (as it was originally drawn) such...

    Started by Mk1_Oz‎, 21st Aug 2010 12:38 pm
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  20. Zoom with mouse wheel

    Hi all, I have seen some of my friends can do Pan realtime with the mouse wheel. But, in my computer whenever I scroll mouse wheel it functions as Zoom realtime. I know its a very silly...

    Started by ababy‎, 19th Feb 2008 02:45 pm
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  21. Zoom with mouse wheel.... Help!

    Hello everyone! Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to offer! :D I'm self-taught with AutoCAD (and learned most of what I know from this site), but I have a small problem. I'm...

    Started by Amber D‎, 6th Jul 2009 07:24 pm
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  22. Question Zoom | Extents Gives me Microdots

    Hi guys, I'm currently marking up some electrical items on a building plan. At present, when I enter the zoom | extents command, the entire drawing is represented as a microdot in the bottom...

    Started by bergermeister‎, 26th Aug 2010 09:20 pm
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  23. Zoom, Extents

    I am currently using Autocad 2008, I remember that there was a way to enter zoom and extents together and that they would be executed. I am speaking of versions,of Autocad, like 10, 12 or 14. I...

    Started by cadmench‎, 27th Jun 2008 09:43 pm
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  24. Zoom-in limit

    Can someone tell me what I have set wrong . I am unable to zoom out on a drawing to infinity. My image stops shrinking at about 25% of the screen size and will go no further down. Thanks, gotchy

    Started by gotchy‎, 6th Feb 2010 12:33 am
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  25. zoom/set paper size

    I have questions. (Q1) When used Ms Word,powerpoint, Paper Size need set "A4,A3" to begin. But used autocad, I can't see Set Paper Size ? defualt is un-limited size? (Q2) Used...

    Started by rpool‎, 15th Nov 2009 04:22 am
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