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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. z AXIS

    IS THERE A WAY I CAN KKEP MY Z AXIS FROM CHANGING? IT IS QUITE ANNOYING WHEN I TRY TO FILLET 2 LINES AND THEY ARE NON-COPLANER!!!!!!!! :x

    Started by gortex‎, 12th May 2006 02:08 pm
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Zoom All, What's It For?

    I haven't figured out what zoom all is for. Doesn't seem to make sense to me. What would be the proper usage for this zoom?

    Started by gsksun4‎, 24th Jul 2009 07:37 pm
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  10. Zoom and drag using mouse wheel.

    Hi there. Using Autocad 2006 at work I can use the mouse wheel to 'pull' the drawing up/down and left/right simply by pressing it in and holding down the wheel while moving the mouse. Problem,...

    Started by Rockwell‎, 4th Jul 2006 06:47 pm
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  11. Zoom and Pan command with the help of scroll wheel and Ctrl

    Hello, Can we do zoom (in/out) with scroll and pan (left/right/top/bottom) with holding Ctrl and using scroll? Thanks. Mac

    Started by mac111‎, 2nd Mar 2016 08:22 pm
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  12. zoom extents

    CAD-Newbie working in paper space zoomed in close. I want to return to page extents but am zoomed in so close I can't click outside paper space to move view control toolbar to model space. is there a...

    Started by slugula‎, 29th Jun 2013 03:41 pm
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Zoom Problem Or What?

    Hi, I canít 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 canít zoom in to see...

    Started by sentinel‎, 22nd Jan 2006 01:15 pm
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    26th Jan 2006 07:17 pm Go to last post

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