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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. Rotating lots of individual bits of text at once

    Gave a set of schematics to a client and they decided they wanted all the wire numbers rotating 90 degrees... In the interest of efficiency I thought I'd ask you guys if there is a way I can rotate...

    Started by Barneel‎, 9th Sep 2013 03:27 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    9th Sep 2013 06:00 pm Go to last post
  2. Stretch A Sketch

    Hi there this is my first post. I am a welder / fabricator. my sister has asked me to make her a set of gates & am struggling to get the parts to the correct size, cant get the stretch feature to...

    Started by paddynel0‎, 1st Aug 2017 12:20 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    1st Aug 2017 02:46 pm Go to last post
  3. Question Using drawn symbols in a table

    Hi, I've had a look on the net for the answer to this and I've yet to find anything that solves my problem. I work for an electrical company, so obviously there's plenty of symbols that are...

    Started by JnrCADTech‎, 27th Sep 2013 11:28 am
    • Replies: 6
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    27th Sep 2013 11:59 am Go to last post
  4. template files

    Are there any benefits to saving templates as dwt as oppose to dwg files ?

    Started by kippax‎, 9th Nov 2017 10:08 am
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    9th Nov 2017 10:56 am Go to last post
  5. autocad 2011 block problem

    I am using autocad 2011. I trying to insert blocks that i have created. However, the image will always be higher than the point that i want to insert. What should i do?

    Started by sjunior‎, 13th Feb 2014 06:29 am
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    13th Feb 2014 06:32 am Go to last post
  6. Data link Question Rephrased

    Hello, I am trying to create template drawing that has 27 separate Data Links linked to a corresponding number of tables created using the DRAW>TABLE command. They are linked to an Excel...

    Started by rickhebert‎, 29th Jun 2010 05:08 pm
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  7. Editing Splines - Cribbage Board

    Hi, I recently purchased a CNC router, and am trying to use autocad to make a cribbage board. But, they will be very odd shaped cribbage boards - I have several slices of cedar stump - very cool...

    Started by spruce‎, 20th Oct 2015 10:08 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    21st Oct 2015 04:01 am Go to last post
  8. Animated File attqachment

    Is there a way to attach any animated file in the drawing such that the attached image remains animated in the Drawing file also (for example animated GIF images)?

    Started by CNatka‎, 24th Oct 2011 05:18 am
    • Replies: 1
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    24th Oct 2011 06:00 am Go to last post
  9. AutoCAD MEP Fabrication - Where to Start?

    Hi, AutoCAD MEP Fabrication (2016) has been introduced into my office at work, I have never used this product before and have been scanning the internet for various videos and tutorials to help....

    Started by DannySully91‎, 11th Dec 2015 02:25 pm
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  10. ASME B31.3 and EN 13480

    Hey Has anybody experience with both standard ASME B31.3 and EN13480 for the stress analysis? Can anybody share major differences between ASME B31.3 and EN 13480 in terms of piping stress...

    Started by Ioana Nicoleta‎, 23rd Jan 2018 09:46 pm
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  11. Description and profiles Acad 2008

    Please help. Where can I fix the required profile (options) to be in use every time, even if I restart Acad? And second where can I see what I wrote as a Description for example into templates?...

    Started by Bili 66‎, 27th Sep 2014 11:06 am
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    27th Sep 2014 11:26 am Go to last post
  12. 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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    25th Mar 2011 05:00 pm Go to last post
  13. Drawing co-ords

    Hi Guys, Another one for you. So I am using AutoCAD for dummies (2011) and trying to revise. On page 61 (A lap around the CAD track) I am trying to follow the instructions to draw a rectangle....

    Started by Franny‎, 17th Mar 2017 05:05 pm
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  14. Convert .cad file to .dwg

    I have a .cad file that I cannot open in autocad. Is there anyone here who can convert it to .dwg for me. I would greatly appreciate it.

    Started by darkraider7‎, 16th Jan 2018 08:52 pm
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  15. Unhappy CAD User plz tell me how can i open DWF format in AutoCAD2006

    CAD User plz tell me how can i open DWF format in AutoCAD2006

    Started by mfahadrazzaq‎, 21st May 2013 05:38 am
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    21st May 2013 06:49 am Go to last post
  16. Lost my construction icons

    I learned Acad on my own, so I appologize if this appears so basic... I lost a toolbar containing several very useful construction icons. The buttons created red horizontal, vertical, cross hairs...

    Started by jkapusta‎, 11th Jan 2014 07:27 pm
    construction line icons
    • Replies: 1
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    11th Jan 2014 09:17 pm Go to last post
  17. Xref

    I am using CAD 2005 and need a step by step procedure for xref's. I have created a drawing with as many as five layers in it and can't seem to separate the individual layered drawings, ie Floor plan,...

    Started by chuchu‎, 9th Oct 2012 06:31 pm
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    10th Oct 2012 04:19 pm Go to last post
  18. switching from one layer to another

    Hi, I'm trying to switch from my "wall" layer to the "door" layer, so i want to make my door layer current but i can't instead i get this message. How to solve it? And if i've made a...

    Started by kililio‎, 17th Jan 2013 04:47 pm
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  19. problem with plot need help

    I don't know why its happen

    Started by golub‎, 17th Mar 2014 10:04 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    17th Mar 2014 10:49 pm Go to last post
  20. Title block

    What are the standard size of title block in A0, A1, A2, A3, A4?

    Started by kumarbaral01‎, 16th Feb 2013 06:57 pm
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  21. Question Writing text on a dimension arrow

    In the atachment below, a section of a circle can be seen which I previously drew plus a dimension line with text on it that I wrote. I can't recall how I managed to do this. Note that there's an...

    Started by L-P‎, 15th Jan 2018 05:11 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Jan 2018 01:36 am Go to last post
  22. How to get this file cut ready (What am i missing)

    Hi all. am using AutoCAD 07. (A dinosaur i now) along with solid-works. For some reason i cant get the file to extrude in solid-works as it says end point is wrongly shared by multiple entities,...

    Started by paddynel0‎, 11th Mar 2018 10:33 pm
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    13th Mar 2018 11:58 am Go to last post
  23. Wall Layer does not appear in Layout when Exported to PDF

    Wall layer does not appear in layout when exported to pdf. Also the colors of other lines print in colors different than are assigned to the layers. Everything exports great if I just export to the...

    Started by Brakedisc‎, 21st Oct 2013 03:37 pm
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  24. Cannot see Model drawing in Layout

    Hello, as a raw newbie, I have made a 100 x 200mm rectangle on my Model tab, and on the Layout tab, have prepared an A4 sheet, with border and Vport and Title block. However, the drawing does not...

    Started by PJ01‎, 4th Oct 2017 11:37 pm
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    5th Oct 2017 12:45 am Go to last post
  25. Smile How to insert inductors on PCB design?

    I need a model with inductor circuit on PCB design. Anyone can help

    Started by dongy5‎, 20th Dec 2017 05:29 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Dec 2017 05:55 pm Go to last post

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