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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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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    26th Aug 2013 01:35 pm Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Mouse or Digitizer Tablet?

    I am just beginning to learn Autocad. I have found what appears to be a good online site "MYCADSITE" at http://www.we-r-here.com to help me learn in a structured and progressive way. I only have a...

    Started by iinloki‎, 22nd Aug 2013 04:06 am
    autocad beginner hardware, mouse or tablet
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    23rd Aug 2013 04:32 am Go to last post
  20. I need e-books on autocad

    good day..am a beginner learning autocad and wud appreciate if any good samaritan could send me any e-books on autocad..my email is topsquino@gmail.com

    Started by topsquino‎, 22nd Aug 2013 08:16 pm
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    22nd Aug 2013 10:30 pm Go to last post
  21. setting a simple point

    I've tried to set a simple point in model space. I typed PO - enter - typed a pair of coords into the 2 boxes, and then enter. No point was created. What am I doing wrong?

    Started by kltanker‎, 22nd Aug 2013 02:36 am
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  22. Limits

    Hello, Few years back our instructor in CAD teaches 'limits' since then i never use limits in all of my drawings. One thing i notice though is when i zoom extents my object seems so big and sometimes...

    Started by woodmaster‎, 22nd Aug 2013 03:20 am
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  23. Removing the ucs/ top left right bottom

    In the upper right hand corner of most auto cad applications post dating 2012, perhaps predating as well, there is an option to select 3d views and a UCS. The scope of my job dose not include 3D,...

    Started by drunis‎, 21st Aug 2013 02:36 pm
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    22nd Aug 2013 01:32 am Go to last post
  24. Smile Simple Wiring Software recommendation

    Hello - we need to make simple wiring schematics and a bit overwhelmed at how many software apps are available. Before jumping in, I wanted to see if you can make a recommendation on wiring schematic...

    Started by Advanced West‎, 21st Aug 2013 05:54 pm
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  25. Question Best way to export ?

    Hello, I am currently working on a simple floorplan. That's how the drawing looks like. What is the best way to export that drawing, so I can use it for the software 3dsmax ? Thank you...

    Started by kreativito‎, 20th Aug 2013 01:01 am
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    21st Aug 2013 08:49 pm Go to last post

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