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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. 40 pages of a book for free !

    Hi, Whilst surfing for free materials, I found this free 40 page file. http://www.delmarplus.com/samplechapters/0766862097.pdf It covers detailed drawing of geometric constructions. Aimed...

    Started by Mr T‎, 30th Jan 2003 11:33 pm
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  2. Inserting OLE Objects

    I am inserting excell spread sheets i to AutoCAD Lt 2000. I have 1 drawing with 10 layouts. When i insert an ole object into 1 layout it dissapears from the previous. The excell tables are not the...

    Started by Dan‎, 14th Jan 2003 05:44 pm
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  3. Need help with understanding 1:100

    Am drawing a house, just the first floor map. How do I set it up to be printed as 1:100 so 1 meter in 1 cm on the drawing.. trying to get this but i cant figure it out.

    Started by cassa‎, 8th Feb 2003 07:55 am
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  4. help with 3d faces?

    can anybody tell me how i create a 3d face on a part that contains circles ,arcs? :? thanks

    Started by Stewart‎, 1st Feb 2003 10:34 pm
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  5. Using Xrefs and External References

    Hello, I am new to the CADTutor community. I am a previous user of Microstation (about 16 years) and have been using AutoCAD 2000 for about 6 months now. One thing I just can't seem to figure out is...

    Started by hubertjt‎, 30th Jan 2003 09:25 pm
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  6. 3D polygon meshes

    Can anyone help me please!!! I want to erase one of the lines in the middle of a 3d polygon mesh-how do i do this?

    Started by andie‎, 29th Jan 2003 11:27 am
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  7. Layout

    How do I get my drawing to appear in the Layout space? I can't figure out why my model is not showing up in my layout.

    Started by Jellipo‎, 21st Jan 2003 07:55 pm
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    28th Jan 2003 10:03 pm Go to last post

    HELLO, i am using autocadr14 and have seen all the great autolisp prgs on the site . please can you tell me how to use them please ,do i simply type them in on the command line or do i...

    Started by dangermouse‎, 26th Jan 2003 11:30 am
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    27th Jan 2003 09:11 pm Go to last post
  9. AutoCAD 2002 - Scale

    Scenario - I received a drawing but I do not know what scale the drawing is i.e 1:50, 1:100 etc. What do I do to find this out ?

    Started by qfoa03‎, 27th Jan 2003 10:29 am
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  10. Drawing Multilines ?

    Hi All... Many thanks for the reply to my earlier posting.... I need more info on the multiline... In Microstaion I am able to set a multiline ..say with 10 lines, each line I can specify...

    Started by Rass‎, 23rd Jan 2003 08:30 pm
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    25th Jan 2003 10:37 pm Go to last post

    HI ok heres the problem people,i can draw a rectangle ,then extrude it to 250mm then view it in 3d form using 3d dynamic .but can i twist the object (say 90 degrees cw) along a lenghth of 150mm...

    Started by dangermouse‎, 16th Jan 2003 10:16 pm
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  12. Section Bubble > Call Outs.....??

    Hi I have seen on lots of ACAD drawings with the section ' nodes' .. call outs' etc , call them what you will... where a section number is placed and the drawing number too... in a circle with...

    Started by Rass‎, 23rd Jan 2003 08:36 pm
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  13. Learning Acad after Microstaion-- HELP

    Hi All I am trying to learn ACAD 2002 after using Microstation for 8 years.... its very frustrating...LOL Q1: Multilines. Is it possible to define each line within a multiline on its own...

    Started by Rass‎, 21st Jan 2003 07:01 pm
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  14. Text as part of the cad drawing

    I design coins and want to insert text in the design as part of the drawing. This is distinct from dimensions or Titles etc. I use autoCAD 2002 LT. Is there a site where one can download readymade...

    Started by saker‎, 20th Jan 2003 06:03 pm
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  15. Trying to achieve a 60" plot

    Thanks in advance for any help. We're looking to purchase a plotter, and we will be needing to produce some prints at least 60" wide. After looking at the prices of 60" plotters, we were a bit...

    Started by Cyclopean‎, 13th Jan 2003 06:18 pm
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    i design add-on planes for the Microsoft Flight Simulator, i sed FSDS or Flight Design Studio for this purpose but last september my computer died and i havent design a thing since.....i was...

    Started by Space Ace‎, 12th Jan 2003 01:35 am
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  17. Working with paper space.

    I am teaching myself acad2k, and recently came across your excellent site. I followed the lesson in Basic 3D, and drew the table. Good fun. I then followed the link to Paper Space, which is where I...

    Started by Cadastrophic‎, 31st Dec 2002 02:26 am
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  18. Grid Default

    Hi there. How would I go about changing the size of the grid in Autocad 2002? The Limmax default is set to 12,9. I would like to change the default so that the grid will cover the whole drawing area....

    Started by gone4coffee‎, 27th Dec 2002 04:11 pm
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  19. plot styles

    working on a drawing set up by a previous user, i am trying to change the plot style of a layer. My manual tells me to click the plot style associated with that layer in the layers properties...

    Started by lorenzo‎, 16th Oct 2002 01:38 pm
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  20. grouping objects

    alright then as no one is going to answer my plot styles question what about this... is there a way of grouping objects together temporarily without turning them into a block?

    Started by lorenzo‎, 29th Oct 2002 06:14 pm
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  21. change camera lens?

    evening all! just got back from Capri :) and have started drawing up an old staircase in Acad R14. my problem is how can i change the camera lens property in perspective view to accentuate the...

    Started by Pitkru‎, 6th Dec 2002 08:06 pm
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  22. Shift KEy and Filterring

    today i was working and while i was thinking about a line i was holding the shift key. apparently i held it for 8 seconds a little menu popped up about filterring. I accidently hit OK instead of...

    Started by gheeeber‎, 10th Dec 2002 01:25 am
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  23. redefining blocks to clear up scale errors

    Cadtutor , with ref. to my post on deleting and renaming blocks ,Should I go back and redo all Blocks so that they are resident in th 0 layer ? Right now I'm getting different results and when I work...

    Started by Laurence‎, 9th Dec 2002 03:54 pm
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  24. how to draw in 3d

    Having got the nearly got the basics of 2D CAD I feel i now need to try my hand at 3D. I am currently drawing up a garden design and it would be great if i could draw the property in 3D. Which is my...

    Started by Dan‎, 6th Dec 2002 09:29 am
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  25. Deleting blocks and renaming blocks

    Cadtutor could you tell me how I can remove a block . I have recently started to work with autocad 2002 Lt . and made a few blocks of furniture in a floor plan . I created them in a new layer...

    Started by Laurence‎, 4th Dec 2002 09:40 am
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    4th Dec 2002 11:41 am Go to last post

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