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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. Call out blocks and Sheet Set Manager

    What is the purpose of call out blocks and how are they used with sheet set manager? Thank you,

    Started by muck‎, 25th Sep 2013 12:39 pm
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    25th Sep 2013 02:26 pm Go to last post
  2. Question Text Rotating 270' every time I edit??!!!

    Hello all, Ive got a problem with a drawing from a client and the text is in multi-line format and is currently at the correct angle, however, when I go to edit the text is rotate's it's self...

    Started by NeilGTi85‎, 31st Jul 2008 10:34 am
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    25th Sep 2013 11:21 am Go to last post
  3. Missing text

    When I open my drawing all the text and dimensioning is missing. The fonts are all in the correct folder and when my colleague, in a different city, opens the file (from the same sever) everything...

    Started by reyems‎, 23rd Sep 2013 02:55 pm
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  4. Learned Something New today - 2014

    A question by another OP prompted me to click the UCS. Try selecting the square or circles and observe. How long as this functionality been there? Was it in 2013? Works in 2D and 3D.

    Started by JD Mather‎, 22nd Sep 2013 09:29 pm
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    23rd Sep 2013 05:01 am Go to last post
  5. Drawing Orientation of holes on a PCD in Isometric

    You can control the orientation of holes on a PCD while working in Isometric, but it's an intricate and tedious piece of projection.:( Here is an easier way:o. I hope this helps someone.

    Started by Vagulus‎, 14th Sep 2013 12:39 am
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  6. Inserting a title block in a 3D drawing

    Hello, I'm having trouble inserting my title block in a 3D drawing. I'm kind of new to 3D modelling but it's probably a small mistake i'm making. I started with my view in SE Isometric,...

    Started by Mike G‎, 20th Sep 2013 04:25 pm
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    21st Sep 2013 08:08 pm Go to last post
  7. Double Tangent Arc

    I bet this is easy as pie, but the arcs just won't behave! I need an arc that is required to be tangent at both ends. I've attached a picture that will hopefully help explain what I'm trying to...

    Started by Barneel‎, 16th Sep 2013 02:21 pm
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    20th Sep 2013 08:23 am Go to last post
  8. Printing To Scale

    Hi all I am using autocad 2011. I have a problem with printing to scale. I have completed a drawing in model space with a 1:1 ratio, all my units are in mm. I have created 3 different...

    Started by tomtomtom‎, 19th Sep 2013 02:19 am
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    19th Sep 2013 01:30 pm Go to last post
  9. Setting zoom with mouse wheel

    Is there a way to change the zoom on the mouse wheel? Currently to zoom out I scroll toward myself. I would like it to be the opposite since other programs I use are set up in this fashion. It...

    Started by jiggly_jelloo‎, 17th Sep 2013 06:50 pm
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    17th Sep 2013 06:55 pm Go to last post
  10. Dimension Issue

    Hi, as we all know. when we are doing dimension. the center of the cross (cursor) suppose to have a small square and this small square will have us to point the edge of the object . see the...

    Started by PL Liew‎, 14th Sep 2013 04:51 pm
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  11. how to know what unit of measurement I'm using?

    hello, im dawn, a newbie i have a question how could i know if i'm using meters, and not inches, feet or millimeters? and how to set autocad to use meters not inches, feet, nor millimeters. ...

    Started by 13tildawn‎, 27th Mar 2008 04:59 am
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    13th Sep 2013 03:18 am Go to last post
  12. New to AutoCAD 2009, need help making electrical schematics

    So I'm new to the autocad world. The companies seem to want a person that knows how to handle autocad. The company I interviewed with uses autocad vanilla to create their electrical schematics, not...

    Started by shosh‎, 12th Sep 2013 07:20 pm
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    12th Sep 2013 10:41 pm Go to last post
  13. Excel table in drawing is not updating

    Hello all, I inserted a table from excel to autocad with copy-edit/paste special/paste link/microsoft excel worksheet(code) and everything seems to work nice until I closed the excel. After that no...

    Started by tazzzz‎, 11th Sep 2013 06:16 pm
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    12th Sep 2013 05:37 pm Go to last post
  14. Create a basic list

    I want to create just a basic list with rows and colums. Ther must be some function in AutoCad that helps me do that? // Philip

    Started by Philllip‎, 12th Sep 2013 10:01 am
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  15. Crashes

    Hi I posted a while ago as my AutoCAD 2012 keeps crashing when I try to save as. Well it doesn't crash as such it just freezes until I press ESC. I've also noticed it does this when I select...

    Started by Gavin Studd‎, 12th Sep 2013 11:02 am
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    12th Sep 2013 11:57 am Go to last post
  16. Drawing Annotation

    http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/asset.php?fid=42063&uid=123782&d=1378919792 How to create annotation like the attached one? ... is there any preset?

    Started by radh‎, 11th Sep 2013 06:19 pm
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    12th Sep 2013 07:31 am Go to last post
  17. Lag in some acad files

    I'm having a weird problem. In some files (sent buy others via email) i'm having huge lags while out of command, cant position cursor where i want or pan-zoom. This problem goes away when i...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 11th Sep 2013 08:31 am
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  18. Center of mass

    I am wondering is there a command that can let me find the center of mass for a linear object. In particular I need to find the center of mass for an arc. Any suggestions would be appreciated :)...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 9th Sep 2013 08:48 pm
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    10th Sep 2013 09:00 pm Go to last post
  19. Title Block Has No Defined Attributes

    Hi, I was given a customers title block but there are no defined attributes. I'm using AutoCad Electrical 2010. I have to double click on the title block and the edit block definition box pops up. I...

    Started by Kilowatt‎, 10th Sep 2013 02:13 pm
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    10th Sep 2013 06:01 pm Go to last post
  20. Move a CAD North arrow symbol to ArcGIS

    Is this even possible? After I select the north arrow in my cad drawing what format should I save it as? Ken (GIS analyst - Cad beginner)

    Started by kltanker‎, 4th Sep 2013 01:11 am
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  21. How to create isometric dimensioning

    Dimensioning in Isometric gave me a genuine PITA:cry:. Download my solution here o:). That should solve your problems. It solved mine.:D

    Started by Vagulus‎, 10th Sep 2013 05:20 am
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  22. Centar of mass

    I am wondering is there an

    Started by byk3bep‎, 9th Sep 2013 08:45 pm
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  23. 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
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  24. View Port Help

    I currently have a viewport - it is an a1 rectangle in size, lets call it VP1. I would like to create a smaller viewport inside of this, lets say VP2. When I draw a circle, and use the tool...

    Started by Daniel C‎, 9th Sep 2013 02:39 pm
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  25. Commands shortcuts

    Please could someone send me a shortcuts of all commands in AutoCAD which can run from command line? Tnx

    Started by nikson‎, 8th Sep 2013 10:08 pm
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    8th Sep 2013 10:38 pm Go to last post

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