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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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    11th Feb 2009 10:20 pm Go to last post
  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. Help me Pen assignments problem

    I have pen assignments CTB formats but one dwg. Not show CTB files only show STB files how to fix this problem please help me Only one dwg not show ctb pens

    Started by 121madhu‎, 7th Sep 2013 09:21 am
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    7th Sep 2013 11:40 am Go to last post
  2. Strange blue box symbol stretches my lines

    Hello there, First post :) I have encountered a strange symbol that affects lines: 2 little blue boxes. What happens when i see these symbols, If I move a line and it's connected to other lines...

    Started by revenant‎, 6th Sep 2013 08:25 am
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    6th Sep 2013 07:26 pm Go to last post
  3. Flip Dimension arrows - ACE'14

    Hi, I'm trying to flip an arrow head dimension so that it appears within the two dimension lines pointing outwards. I understand that in previous versions of AutoCAD you could just right click ->...

    Started by Barneel‎, 5th Sep 2013 09:11 am
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    6th Sep 2013 03:40 pm Go to last post
  4. Create aligned CS line with increasing Chainage Number and Name

    Hi guys, i am new here, with a basic question, i need to Create aligned CS line with increasing Chainage Number and Name through a center line (yellow line). The CS lines are 25 meter apart, it...

    Started by hellboy2703‎, 6th Sep 2013 05:47 am
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    6th Sep 2013 05:47 am Go to last post
  5. Changing multiple similar text?

    Hi! I've got a problem with some of my text's in Autocad. From the screenshot you can see some different texts, theese are copied by their content and pasted manually. Now, ive got to change...

    Started by hvitost‎, 30th Aug 2013 01:05 pm
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    6th Sep 2013 04:04 am Go to last post
  6. Hidden line or ISO Dash lingers and carries into drawing

    Hopefully someone here will help me avoid this exasperating issue that I have. Many is the time that I need to have hidden, or dashed lines added to a drawing. I do this by putting LTYPE in the...

    Started by gotchy‎, 5th Sep 2013 11:54 pm
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    6th Sep 2013 01:44 am Go to last post
  7. Unhappy how should i give dimension in isometric drawing........

    Hi, every one now a day i am making isometric drawings so i m little bit confuse in that i am using dimension and change the oblige angle text of dimension so is it right way or not ????:):?

    Started by mateen‎, 29th Dec 2010 03:38 pm
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    5th Sep 2013 06:09 pm Go to last post
  8. Please help to turn this off in AutoCAD

    Hi everyone, I've recently re-install my AutoCAD on my Win7 PC and now whenever I try to draw a Line, there's this automatic measurement of the length of the line I'm stretching. It is really...

    Started by trusport‎, 5th Sep 2013 08:06 am
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    5th Sep 2013 08:23 am Go to last post
  9. Block editor - linear parameter q

    Hi, i have been trying to search for an answer for this question but without any luck. First i have to mention i am using a mac and since i am the only 1 in my class who uses mac, no one can help...

    Started by cruse‎, 2nd Sep 2013 07:09 pm
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    3rd Sep 2013 10:26 pm Go to last post
  10. colouring blocks

    really simple this but I want to change the colour of some blocks. There are already some of this block in the drawing, but I am adding additional ones and want these to show up by changing the...

    Started by kippax‎, 2nd Sep 2013 04:26 pm
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    3rd Sep 2013 06:27 pm Go to last post
  11. How do I change the flyout tool bar text sizes

    I've changed the main tool bar text size in Windows 7 control panel, but the flyout text in Modify for example is still too small, how do I alter that?

    Started by IB1‎, 18th Aug 2013 08:27 am
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    3rd Sep 2013 02:34 pm Go to last post
  12. Scaling a floor plan in AutoCAD 2014

    I'm new to AutoCAD and I'm trying to scale a floor plan (the outer edge is the land perimeter). I have tried just about everything I could find on the Internet but can't seem to get it to work:cry:....

    Started by DonL‎, 2nd Sep 2013 01:11 pm
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    3rd Sep 2013 10:44 am Go to last post
  13. Question Starting point relative to another point

    I can't figure out how to choose my starting point to be relative to another point without drawing help lines (which mean they must be drawn, selected, deleted = time). I am certain there must be a...

    Started by MistaX32‎, 1st Sep 2013 06:33 pm
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    line, point, relative, snap
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  14. Contours Filled with Colour

    I want to colour fill between contour lines. Most of the plug-ins I have tried only colour the actual contour lines. Some of the large stand-alone packages say that they do it, however most are...

    Started by pbh‎, 1st Sep 2013 05:26 pm
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    2nd Sep 2013 06:57 pm Go to last post
  15. Issue with a rectangle off of a base point

    Hi everyone, I ran into a weird issue when I tried to create a rectangle off of a base point. Whenever I type in the x and y coordinates, a rectangle is created however the coordinate i typed in...

    Started by iovanepr‎, 1st Sep 2013 03:43 am
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    2nd Sep 2013 03:20 pm Go to last post
  16. 3D Polyface Mesh - 2D Projections with hidden lines

    hey guys, im a newbie in the 3D world of autocad and i need help with an particular problem. I have a 3D model of a steel construction with the assignment to create special views of it and 2D...

    Started by Armin M‎, 30th Aug 2013 10:56 am
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    30th Aug 2013 09:57 pm Go to last post
  17. save as

    Hi, Im having trouble with autocad 2012. every time I try to save as it freezes the programme. if I press esc it unfreezes it but I can not save as. lots of my drawings require me to open a...

    Started by Gavin Studd‎, 22nd Aug 2013 08:33 pm
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    29th Aug 2013 04:23 pm Go to last post
  18. Hex nut / bolt head in isometric

    Hi all, trying to draw a hex nut in isometric...I've got the ellipse with the inside/outside dimensions but as far as placing the lines and connecting them to make the hexagon perimeter I keep...

    Started by Adam‎, 27th Aug 2013 08:49 pm
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    27th Aug 2013 11:26 pm Go to last post
  19. new at Autocad 08

    Hello everyone, my name is Bob. My question is about using 2008, say drawing a box at 4"x4" square. When I enter the values to draw this box , it draws it proper, but it is so small on my desk...

    Started by bobrl‎, 23rd Aug 2013 01:26 pm
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    27th Aug 2013 08:38 pm Go to last post
  20. 3D printed circular object is actually a polygon.How come?

    Hello! I used 2 3d printers to print the same object(a funnel with a circular section): Makerbot replicator 1 and 2.The result was a shape which was not circular in section but polygonal. What can I...

    Started by turboCAD‎, 26th Aug 2013 05:20 pm
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    27th Aug 2013 01:05 pm Go to last post
  21. Offset Line Distances

    This seems a stupid question. I am trying to offset two angled walls to 3800mm. When I check the distance by measuring perpendicular between the lines, I get a different distance such as...

    Started by j4cksincl4ir‎, 25th Aug 2013 07:05 pm
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    27th Aug 2013 11:37 am Go to last post
  22. Plotting tiff

    Hi all, I have a problem regarding plotting high quality tiff files from cad. I need to plot a high quality tiff file (300dpi) from my drawing, but I have no understanding of how I could go about...

    Started by _banjo‎, 19th Aug 2013 09:02 am
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    27th Aug 2013 01:42 am Go to last post
  23. standard blocks

    Hi, I've been using autocad 2012 student version and all the blocks I've used in my dwgs up until now, is blocks I created myself or blocks that I get from someone else. Now, I've been told that...

    Started by jamos‎, 23rd Aug 2013 04:34 pm
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  24. Isometric drawings

    I'm using Autocad LT 2012. If I draw in an isometric view, is there a way to look at each direction to see the different views? For instance if I make a cube, can I hatch all six sides with...

    Started by patlsu02‎, 23rd Aug 2013 09:13 pm
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    23rd Aug 2013 10:43 pm Go to last post
  25. Osnap to a block

    is it possible to create a block so that the base point is the only snap point on the block? In other words supose I have a block of a simple rectangle with the base point in the center. If I...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 22nd Aug 2013 10:26 pm
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    23rd Aug 2013 09:50 pm Go to last post

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