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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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    7th Jan 2016 06:11 am Go to last post
  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. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    10th Sep 2013 09:00 pm Go to last post
  2. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    10th Sep 2013 06:01 pm Go to last post
  3. 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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    10th Sep 2013 05:40 am Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. Centar of mass

    I am wondering is there an

    Started by byk3bep‎, 9th Sep 2013 08:45 pm
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  6. 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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    9th Sep 2013 06:00 pm Go to last post
  7. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    9th Sep 2013 03:38 pm Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. Self inflicted problems with the Linetype Tool

    I must be missing something fundamental when trying to change a line from a solid line to a hidden or dashed line in Autocad 2000. I use the ltype command then load either Hidden, or dashed ISO,or...

    Started by reggy‎, 7th Sep 2013 11:23 pm
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    8th Sep 2013 04:48 pm Go to last post
  10. I have an unwanted Properties Dialog

    When I click on an object in a drawing I get a Properties Dialog. I must have changed a setting to get this, but I can't find a way to get rid of it. Can someone please help. Thanks

    Started by Vagulus‎, 8th Sep 2013 01:33 am
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    8th Sep 2013 03:35 am Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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
    • Replies: 0
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  15. 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
  16. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    6th Sep 2013 01:44 am Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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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  23. 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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    2nd Sep 2013 09:50 pm Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    2nd Sep 2013 06:57 pm Go to last post
  25. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    2nd Sep 2013 03:20 pm Go to last post

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