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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. Problems in reading a Drawing Exchange File

    Hi - I am having problems in opening a drawing exchange file sent to me by a friend who is using TurboCad V1.1 In trying to open the file using AutoCad 2000 I am getting the following error...

    Started by Stanier‎, 27th Sep 2013 11:58 am
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    3rd Oct 2013 04:30 pm Go to last post
  2. "Lock" a DWG into 2-D?

    Hello- I keep needing to Flatten everything in my 2-D drawing (actually, since ExpressTools isn't installed, I have to manually change the Elevation to 0), but it seems there has to be a way to...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 30th Sep 2013 02:39 pm
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  3. Embarrassed Moving "lines/threads" of Dims?

    You know how you have a line/thread of Dims going across all the walls of a building? Well, sometimes I need to adjust the placement of the line, and then I need to go back and select...

    Started by Sbeth85‎, 30th Sep 2013 02:49 pm
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    3rd Oct 2013 11:01 am Go to last post
  4. Help me pass my C&G CAD Exam

    Hi I could use a little help with this, I am currently doing the C&G level 2, 2D CAD Exam. Bizarrely this part of the exam lasts 2 hours, with 1.5 hours one week and 0.5 the next week, this gives a...

    Started by foot print‎, 30th Apr 2010 12:10 pm
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    3rd Oct 2013 02:14 am Go to last post
  5. How to prevent an object appearing on top while using the MOVE command?

    Greetings! I'm sure this must be a simple solution somewhere, but I don't think I know how to phrase the question properly for a good search. Before I upgraded to AutoCAD 2014 (was using 2012)...

    Started by draknar‎, 2nd Oct 2013 02:31 pm
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  6. Idea Cannot copy & Paste

    I have copy paste issue my self. In my drawing there are a lot of rotated dimensions. when i delete them and purge issue is gone. I do need those dimensions! I cannot find the way around it. Even...

    Started by ibach‎, 27th Sep 2013 01:47 pm
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  7. symbol in drawing

    i would like to ask what is the meaning of triangle that has a punctuation mark inside..my pipe drawing has that kind of symbol as i edited my pipe that symbol kept appearing. :shock:

    Started by mitchkai‎, 23rd Sep 2013 02:40 pm
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  8. Can not drag my drawing left to right situated Tile Vertically

    hello Have a drawing I would like to drag from one window to the other while aligning it from left to right using the Tile Vertical command. After selecting the whole drawing and...

    Started by bibi‎, 30th Sep 2013 04:44 am
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    30th Sep 2013 08:12 pm Go to last post
  9. How do I copy layers from a template file to a dwg?

    I have a company template file with standard layers that I need to match the layer properties of with a drawing I have already created. How do I do this? Thanks.

    Started by LREID‎, 29th Sep 2013 06:53 pm
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  10. 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
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  11. Question Line Command Trouble

    My AutoCAD program has stopped displaying line information as I draw it, I quite often use the numbers shown when drawing the line for reference and so I need it to appear. Is there a setting that I...

    Started by taylchad‎, 26th Sep 2013 01:44 am
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    26th Sep 2013 11:57 pm Go to last post
  12. Jumbled Annotative Text Fonts

    Hello, relatively new user to AutoCad (Architecture 2014 on Windows 7). We have several similar installation in our office, but I am the only one with this problem. All of the annotative text on...

    Started by JeannotB‎, 26th Sep 2013 02:21 pm
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    26th Sep 2013 06:46 pm Go to last post
  13. How can I more accurately import excel tables using AC Entities + datalink?

    I'm trying to import an excel table into AC as an AC entity with a datalink so I can update the excel file. However the AC entities import looks like a disaster! (see picture) How can I import it...

    Started by Barneel‎, 26th Sep 2013 05:21 pm
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  14. Drawing how to delete viewport border line in paper space

    hello....im just new here.. how to delete the viewport border as shown above figure..:unsure: thanks advanced...

    Started by cmuraztaz‎, 21st Sep 2013 11:42 am
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  15. Sheet Set Manager How do I save Sheet Set Properites

    I am trying to create a sheet set with sheet set properties for title blocks but every time I close sheet set manage I lose the properties I typed in . Is there a solution to this? Thank you,

    Started by muck‎, 25th Sep 2013 06:30 pm
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  16. MText Edit issue, Civil 3D 2011

    Happy to be here finally, I have spent time on here many times just never registered. Back to my issue. Evertime I edit a piece of MTEXT that has a word that is abreviated, as an example: ...

    Started by JThorpe1576‎, 25th Sep 2013 02:30 pm
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  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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