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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. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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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    11th Sep 2013 01:04 pm Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Centar of mass

    I am wondering is there an

    Started by byk3bep‎, 9th Sep 2013 08:45 pm
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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
  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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
  25. 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

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