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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. Copy/paste objects from one layer in first file to a different layer in second file

    Hi, I am using ACAD 2005 and am trying to copy&paste several objects from a layer I created in one .dxf file to one of the 2 standard layers (0 or Defpoints) in a new blank .dxf file. My...

    Started by greasywheats‎, 7th Aug 2013 03:37 pm
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    7th Aug 2013 09:55 pm Go to last post
  2. Why can't I trim a hatch with a wide selection?

    I have a vertical stripe pattern and I have to put it on each glass drawing that I have (8 total). I've four countersunk holes on each unit so I need to trim the glass perimeter and larger hole from...

    Started by bbankston‎, 6th Aug 2013 09:58 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    7th Aug 2013 07:20 pm Go to last post
  3. Drawing a PLINE with known lengths and angles

    Hi, As the thread title suggests, I want to create a segmented polyline with known angles / lengths, but I want to do this in 1 operation without having to copy/rotate/chamfer etc. I think...

    Started by SAFeSTeR‎, 7th Aug 2013 12:42 pm
    polyline, ucs
    • Replies: 5
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    7th Aug 2013 06:49 pm Go to last post
  4. paper space and line-weight confusion

    Hello! I'm working on my first autocad drawing and am struggling to work out what it will actually look like when printed! when i go onto paper space the look of the drawing (a building plan)...

    Started by emera‎, 3rd Aug 2013 02:03 am
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    7th Aug 2013 03:40 pm Go to last post
  5. Line perpendicular OFF another line

    Hello forum, is there a simple way for drawing lines or plines perpendicular off a given line which is not horizontal or perpendicular itself? Is there a way for drawing that yellow line in...

    Started by Lentezza‎, 7th Aug 2013 01:33 pm
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    7th Aug 2013 03:15 pm Go to last post
  6. Lining up dimensions with a 3d object

    I need to dimension a line in the Z plane in the northeast view. The dimension is currently perpindicular to the dimension line. Can anyone tell me how to make it paralell with the dimension line....

    Started by janeplain420‎, 7th Aug 2013 04:13 am
    • Replies: 1
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    7th Aug 2013 10:51 am Go to last post
  7. Enthusiastic Student

    I want to be taken through AutoCad step by step from the beginning. Although I am able to read drawings in AutoCad, I am unable to edit nor modify them and neither make a drawing on my own.

    Started by Max Walumbe‎, 6th Aug 2013 10:17 am
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    6th Aug 2013 02:14 pm Go to last post
  8. What is this "Frozen" bit?

    What does this button do? What does Frozen mean?

    Started by Vagulus‎, 28th Jul 2013 04:04 am
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  9. Unhappy Problem to make region

    Hi, everybody I just want to ask how to make my drawing as region that cover the close area. When i select the circle object and tooth object, it not become a region . I already connect all the...

    Started by madcho‎, 1st Aug 2013 05:08 am
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    5th Aug 2013 02:33 pm Go to last post
  10. Unhappy Missing Language Pack

    My bosses pc's shows up the attached language pack error message when he opens a drawing with language pack errors however my pc doesn't. I have a new install and I've never ticked the box 'Always...

    Started by princessmonsta‎, 2nd Aug 2013 02:24 am
    • Replies: 7
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    5th Aug 2013 02:47 am Go to last post
  11. How to make the Drawings on Scale on paper space..??

    hi friends, any body tell me how to make the drawings on scale on paper space.

    Started by anil130‎, 3rd Aug 2013 02:41 pm
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    3rd Aug 2013 04:31 pm Go to last post
  12. Lines and grid coordniation.??? Please help

    Hello Everyone.I wonder if anyone can help. I am using Autocad 2012 and have found an online tutorial site very informative. The assignment in beginners lesson 1-2, drawing a simple line...

    Started by OooWeh‎, 2nd Aug 2013 09:20 pm
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    3rd Aug 2013 04:12 pm Go to last post
  13. Lineweight issues

    I have a few objects on a layer (Circles and Lines). I am trying to make them "Thicker". I have tried adjusting the layers "Lineweight" as well as individually selecting them and adjusting the...

    Started by jaredmccullough‎, 2nd Aug 2013 03:35 pm
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    2nd Aug 2013 03:46 pm Go to last post
  14. View Bound XREF's that are now blocks

    Hi, I'm not a Autocad Draftee. I'm a document controller that is trying to ID the situation with 2600 drawings. Some files are so large - 250,000kb, they won't open. They have bound xref's in them....

    Started by princessmonsta‎, 30th Jul 2013 08:55 am
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    binding xrefs, bound xrefs, viewing xrefs
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    1st Aug 2013 12:28 pm Go to last post
  15. PS - view '100%'

    Hi there must be a quick way (/)... or at least a way: like in Excel & Word & many other progs, when in PS i'd like my view to be at 100%....so if i plotted, my (eg) PS titleblock would be the...

    Started by mikekmx‎, 31st Jul 2013 08:46 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    1st Aug 2013 12:01 pm Go to last post
  16. A drawing with a hatch problem

    I've received a drawing from a prospective client in both DWG and DXF format. Both show a hatch pattern or masking pattern of some sort that I can't deal with. A simple right click highlights every...

    Started by Quik&Easy‎, 30th Jul 2013 07:34 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    30th Jul 2013 08:29 pm Go to last post
  17. Saving and opening a drawing

    Hi everyone, I am not sure what happened, but I think one of my settings was changed. Whenever I go to save a drawing or open a new one from AutoCad, a command box shows up asking me to manually...

    Started by tjb0012‎, 29th Jul 2013 05:27 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    29th Jul 2013 08:09 pm Go to last post
  18. assigning easting & northing coordinates to origin

    hi is it possible to assign easting & northing coordinates(gps coordinates) to origin or any other point in drawing so that i can find the others with respect to that? if possible plz help..

    Started by kallerman‎, 26th Jul 2013 08:50 pm
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    28th Jul 2013 08:15 pm Go to last post
  19. Standard scale

    I click on viewport and properties but Standard scale does not show up on Properties Misc.

    Started by WalterCarlson‎, 24th Jul 2013 05:55 pm
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    28th Jul 2013 12:30 am Go to last post
  20. Question Does DIMEDIT have an icon

    Hey Gents, Doing my reading and learning about dimensioning and so forth. In the book it is talking about using DIMEDIT but for the life of me I cannot find an icon for it in the ribbon. I can...

    Started by Behemothrex‎, 31st Oct 2012 09:08 pm
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    26th Jul 2013 02:23 pm Go to last post
  21. Having Trouble Creating an Edge

    Afternoon, This is my first time on CADTutor and hoping to receive some much needed assistance. For a while now I have been attempting to resolve a a part of my CAD drawing. As seen below I...

    Started by Cthunicorn‎, 24th Jul 2013 10:49 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    26th Jul 2013 01:10 am Go to last post
  22. Print preview - annotations seem small

    Hey everyone! I am quite new to AutoCAD and I have the 2013 civil 3D version. I am doing a site plan for school, and would like to print it out so that everything shows up clearly. I would like...

    Started by tjb0012‎, 24th Jul 2013 05:00 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    25th Jul 2013 09:14 am Go to last post
  23. Lock toolbars

    I'm having trouble setting up my toolbars. I position them the way I want, but as soon as I switch back from a different workspace (lets say3D modeling) the position of the toolbars change. Allsow I...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 25th Jul 2013 06:53 am
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    25th Jul 2013 08:04 am Go to last post
  24. Question autocad to photoshp problem! please help,,

    hi, guys i have a problem with my autocad i just want to export large sheet sizes from Autocad to Photoshop! i usually go to options> add or configure new plotter>Add-A-Plotter Wizard I choose...

    Started by Rebin‎, 24th Jul 2013 05:31 am
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    25th Jul 2013 02:04 am Go to last post
  25. Best Autocad Package for Drawing Buildings

    It's another newbie question from myself I'm afraid. Through work I have access to a few Autocad packages - Autocad 2006 (which I tend to use as I work with 2D and am familiar with the layout),...

    Started by SAA84‎, 24th Jul 2013 05:56 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    24th Jul 2013 08:54 pm Go to last post

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