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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  1. Splines to polylines

    I've been browsing this forum looking for advice on converting splines to polylines, and several people have very helpfully advised downloading a patch file called SPL2PL.VLX. You can find this patch...

    Started by bruce watson‎, 16th Mar 2005 07:33 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    21st Mar 2005 04:04 am Go to last post
  2. Help! Can't see coordinates or input bar when i draw an object.

    I just stated using AutoCAD 2006 this summer as an intern for an engineering department. The program has become pretty easy to use and I thought i was getting the hang of it. All of a sudden,...

    Started by BruceIMA‎, 16th Aug 2011 04:22 pm
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    25th Aug 2011 01:34 am Go to last post
  3. Scroll Bars in display.

    Hey everyone, I am currently using AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 2.0 at the office. I wanted to know if someone knew why the scroll bars on the display keep showing up everytime I start AutoCAD...

    Started by Brunello19‎, 7th Jul 2006 02:37 pm
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    13th Jul 2006 07:51 pm Go to last post
  4. Splines

    I'm trying to draw a spline and my endpoint snaps aren't working when I try to select the start and end tangents...I'm sure I'm over looking something simple but I havn't been able to figure it out....

    Started by Bryan30‎, 8th Mar 2006 07:01 pm
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  5. viewports in layout

    This is probably an easy on that I'm going to feel stupid about but here goes: (AutoCAD '00) Every time I switch from model to layout, it's never centered in the viewport ("plot area" radio button...

    Started by Bryan30‎, 24th Jun 2006 05:22 pm
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    24th Jun 2006 06:45 pm Go to last post
  6. Hatching creates a group

    A college, using AutoCAD 2009, is having problems when hatching. If using a polyline, for example, to create a hatch boundary, and then creating the hatch, both the hatch and the polyline are...

    Started by BryanC‎, 15th Nov 2012 10:20 am
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    16th Nov 2012 11:50 am Go to last post
  7. how can i do this red line?

    :cry: how can i draw this red line in autocad, its an arc from point 1 to point 3 in spherical 4 side segment? point 1 to point 2 to point 3 to point 4 closing the segment at point 1 and point 4...

    Started by bryanpiczon‎, 2nd Jun 2011 09:53 am
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    8th Jun 2011 11:28 pm Go to last post
  8. Basic question help plz

    Hi, I know this might sound like a dumb question but what is the difference between AUTOCAD Architecture and AUTOCAD Revit ARchitecture? Thank you

    Started by brzln‎, 15th Dec 2009 07:17 am
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    15th Dec 2009 07:48 pm Go to last post
  9. Title Block Editing

    Hi everyone, I am definitely a beginner when it comes to AutoCAD .. (I mostly use solid modelling programs) but the guy I took over from used autoCAD .. First of all I'm actually using...

    Started by bshooter17‎, 17th Oct 2007 08:42 pm
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  10. Line Lengths

    How can you figure the distance around an elipse? I am making a vacuum chamber lid in the shape of an elipse. I go to properties and I can't see the actual length of the line anywhere. Can anyone...

    Started by BSouders‎, 18th Apr 2006 07:52 pm
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    19th Apr 2006 09:12 am Go to last post
  11. After rotating a polygon the X and Y coordinates arent right

    first, I rotated a polygon 15. While attempting to make a line from the center of the polygon to the left at 180 the line went straight up. To make a straight line to the right I had to use 0. ...

    Started by bspill1‎, 31st Jan 2005 05:17 am
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  12. dimensioning architectural

    i am working in architectural units and at the time i dimension my drawing i am unable to keep the right scale of the text. i have the dimension style exactly how i want it. however, at the time i...

    Started by bspill1‎, 15th Sep 2005 01:11 am
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  13. Creating custum linetypes

    Whats the process for doing this? I understand this is possible, just don't know how.

    Started by bspill1‎, 19th Oct 2005 12:22 am
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    21st Oct 2005 12:24 am Go to last post
  14. moving 1 object-multiple viewports

    What do I need to do to freeze an object up in one viewport in order to manipulate it in others without moving the object in original viewport? I know I have done this many times before. Not sure...

    Started by bspill1‎, 28th Apr 2006 01:24 am
    • Replies: 3
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    29th Apr 2006 12:22 am Go to last post
  15. How To Design A Wire Rope??

    Hello, i had problem how to design a wire rope using an Autocad? :unsure::unsure: Currently i'm using autocad 2008 for completed my final thesis. i'm allways try to search the technic but never...

    Started by bsplayer‎, 22nd Jul 2008 11:09 am
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    27th Apr 2009 06:14 am Go to last post
  16. Losing line properties when I plot! Agghhh!

    I complete my drawing and print from Paper space, set the LT Scale and lines show dotted, dot-dash etc. So far so good! I go to print preview and it does not show the lines as dotted etc, I go back...

    Started by bsrobbo‎, 21st Jul 2009 04:59 pm
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    24th Jul 2009 09:27 am Go to last post
  17. Exclamation ??Line weights and plot styles??

    I have a general question that will probably get 100 different answers. First of all I am a second year student at The Art Institute of New York City. I have had intro to CAD, (learned the basics),...

    Started by bstewart‎, 25th Feb 2011 03:41 am
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    25th Feb 2011 05:00 pm Go to last post
  18. Autocad 2000 Plotting to scale

    Can anyone out there tell me how I can plot a drawing to a scale say 1:50 and actually print it off at that size so that I can use a scale rule to measure dimensions off?

    Started by btblindfield‎, 4th May 2003 04:27 pm
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  19. How can I draw lines with arrow heads automatically appended to the ends of my lines?

    How can I draw lines with arrow heads automatically appended to the ends of my lines? I am trying to make the transition from visio but I haven't been able to figure out such a simple feature,...

    Started by btluxury‎, 28th Nov 2008 01:52 am
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  20. Grid On for every drawing

    Hi Folks, I have Mechanical 2011 and like the Grid On when I work, personal preference I guess. I have the system variable GRIDMODE set to 1 and the template drawing that opens when AutoCAD...

    Started by btompkins‎, 14th Feb 2011 05:11 pm
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  21. chang txt size in dim line

    using AutoCAD 2000 I am having trouble changing the size of my text in the dimension line. I have tried messing around in dimstyle and in properties. I have cut and pasted a style I like but the...

    Started by BTStark‎, 25th Aug 2006 07:06 pm
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  22. Question Fatal Error:

    Any one ever get this when they try to print? FATAL ERROR: Unhandled Access Violation Reading 0x0000 Exception at 3600eb31h

    Started by BTStark‎, 15th Feb 2007 10:27 pm
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    16th Feb 2007 12:13 am Go to last post
  23. Hp 1220c is not printing 13x19

    I am using AutoCAD 2000 and trying to print to my Hp 1220c on 13x19. I can print out my drawing on 8.5x11 and on 11x17 it just has problems with the 13x19 The printer accepts 13x19 images from othe...

    Started by BTStark‎, 12th Mar 2007 07:17 pm
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    13th Mar 2007 03:21 am Go to last post
  24. non coplanar line issues

    I have AutoCAD 2000 and my express tools do not have a "flatten" tool and if I type it in I do not get a command "flatten". Is there any way to make a number of lines in a drawing set to zero on the...

    Started by BTStark‎, 13th Sep 2007 05:55 pm
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    13th Sep 2007 06:56 pm Go to last post
  25. How to bcount in AutoCAD LT 07

    How do you run Bcount in AutoCAD LT 2007 when the comand doesn't work. Thanks, Brian

    Started by BTStark‎, 25th Dec 2007 12:46 am
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    26th Dec 2007 11:47 am Go to last post

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