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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. autocad 2002

    i open autocad 2002 and a runtime error pops up. i click ok and autocad 2002 disappears.

    Started by bruce‎, 21st Dec 2010 10:22 am
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  2. Saving as .dwf

    Quick question for all you AutoCad pros. I've got a site plan drawn in model space, and from that I have 6 different layouts in paper space, showing various disciplines. ie. landscaping, snow...

    Started by Bruce G Jackson‎, 28th Mar 2008 09:56 pm
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  3. Metric vs. Imperial, again.

    My apologies in advance for bringing this up again...... I've spent the last 60 minutes searching and still haven't come up with an answer. I'm working on a drawing that was done in imperial....

    Started by Bruce G Jackson‎, 12th Nov 2008 03:32 am
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    12th Nov 2008 12:14 pm Go to last post
  4. XREF not showing up in paper space

    Gentlemen, and Ladies..... I have a few drawings that I need some help with. I'm using the xref command to load the building outline on some building lighting plans. (All lighting equipment on...

    Started by Bruce G Jackson‎, 26th May 2009 09:46 pm
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    27th May 2009 01:50 am Go to last post
  5. UCS and BASE command info needed

    Can someone please give me a rundown on the difference between the UCS and BASE command, as they relate to XREF'S? Also, I'm dealing with various disciplines, all using the same floor plan. I'm...

    Started by Bruce G Jackson‎, 6th Jun 2009 06:56 am
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    8th Jun 2009 04:50 pm Go to last post
  6. 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
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  7. 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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  8. How can I import the cut/fill values from excel into AutoCad 2016 dwg

    Hi forum, I have got as far as obtaining cut/fill values in a column using excel, adjacent to their relevant point coordinates. Now I want to know how I can import the cut/fill value text from excel...

    Started by Bruceybee‎, 5th Dec 2017 03:36 pm
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    6th Mar 2018 12:27 am Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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
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    29th Apr 2006 12:22 am Go to last post
  21. 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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  22. 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
  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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    3rd Dec 2008 03:45 pm Go to last post

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