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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. Dimensioning

    Good afternoon! Now I get to show my raw beginner status. We just installed Autocad on this machine for the first time (Light, 2005). Could someone please tell me how to store a Dimension...

    Started by Vince0115‎, 24th Feb 2005 07:40 pm
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  2. Creating a wine bottle in 3D

    I am so sorry. But guess what I am a newbie and new to this site and I guess it makes sense not posting this everywhere. I need to know a few things adn will come back for more. I use AUTOCAD2000....

    Started by pihg‎, 21st Jun 2005 10:06 am
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  3. Planning permission, Internet and AutoCad...

    Hello All , I'm looking for some feedback, if you don't mind. I'm drawing my first set of plans for a house extension, using a scale of 1:1 but I'm a little confused on the set up I need for...

    Started by Angora*ribbon‎, 8th Nov 2006 05:10 pm
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  4. Pasting objects from one file to another

    I know this problem might have been addressed somewhere in the thousands of posts here. But I haven't had any luck finding the answer. I'm trying to paste objects from one file into another file....

    Started by enclavio‎, 4th May 2007 02:52 pm
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  5. Question Scaling Again!!

    Hi In Paperspace I Can Measure A Line Such As A Fence And The Length Matches That Of The Fence Drawn In Model Space. I Have Lately Been Using A Different Computer And Version Of Autocad But...

    Started by GIB39‎, 18th Dec 2007 07:39 pm
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  6. Solview

    I'm new to modelling. I am using Acad 2008. When I extract a drawing using Solview, the drawing configuration is 3rd angle. Is there a setting I can alter to make this 1st angle.

    Started by kshotton45‎, 4th Jan 2008 09:16 am
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  7. Smile newbie with pdf plotting problem

    Hi Just joined the site Based in Portsmouth south coast of England Using Autocad Lt 2008 for the first time after using autosketch Having problems plotting to pdf Go through the process...

    Started by jbarnbrook‎, 16th Jul 2008 12:30 pm
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  8. DWG drawings to jpg/or pdf

    Hello everyone I've been trying ways to save my floor plan, section cut ect that are 2d dwg drawings to jpg or pdf. But i have failed miserably. All i want is to copy my floor plan ect into...

    Started by ChloeG‎, 10th Dec 2008 05:15 pm
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  9. CCTV design using Autocad 2007

    Hi all, I am new to this website and am good to see all your postings. I am an electronics engineer and i am currently workin in a security system integrator company. I have a project in...

    Started by chanjaljacob‎, 19th Mar 2009 12:10 pm
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  10. Question Isometric drawing window settings?

    I've used ACAD 2006, 2007 for two years whilst studying. now i am using 2009 at home. when i change the window to isometric drawing via : snap>enter : style>enter : Isometric>enter : vertical...

    Started by aaronasx‎, 10th Jun 2009 07:44 am
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  11. screw templates

    Hi have some templetes for make screw more easy like this... but not in realistic view kind regards

    Started by filjoa‎, 25th Jun 2009 12:46 pm
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  12. annotative dimentia

    So, i've tried going through some tutorials, and i'm just not seeing what i need. maybe i haven't looked hard enough. this is probably a dumb question. When i use DIMLIN, it gives me an...

    Started by TBrandonLane‎, 4th Nov 2009 05:10 pm
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  13. Changing Measurements of Dimensions

    Hi, Before anyone tells me that a thread about this exists, I know, but there was no answer given. Anyway, I'm just wondering how to change the measurement of a dimension in autocad 2010....

    Started by tmh222‎, 16th Dec 2009 09:05 pm
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  14. Trouble Scaling in Pg. Setup

    I know this is a completely ridiculous question, but I haven't used CAD in about a year and can't remember the answer and also had trouble finding an answer in the forum... For whatever reason, I...

    Started by BMore‎, 7th Jan 2010 08:37 pm
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  15. 2 Step Command Alias in PGP File

    Hi I have a bunch of Lisp routines that I have used for years. I am new to AutoCAD 2010 and am trying to get these command abbreviations to work. I have tried just loading the old Lisp file. It...

    Started by EVGA Buzzer‎, 7th Jul 2010 10:15 pm
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  16. Autocad R14, determining angles ??

    Autocad R14, determining angles ?? see the figure below, How to determine which is the correct angle to draw the line ?? i have drawn this figure using these Commands but these command are...

    Started by XuFyan‎, 14th Aug 2010 04:57 pm
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  17. Unhappy Customize Line Style

    Dear Friend; Is there any body to help and give me code for creating of below line type in AUTOCAD: It is very needed. Tanx in Advanced

    Started by saiedmehdipour‎, 24th Sep 2010 09:04 pm
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  18. pull up old drawing

    Would like to know, how I can pull up old drawing in auto 2010, I have put in name I have looked in history.:(

    Started by bracken2‎, 14th Aug 2011 02:10 pm
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  19. Orthographic to Isometric help

    Hi, I am trying to draw an isometric version of this part from first angle orthographic projections. But for the life of me I can't, I have never been good at nets/projections etc. Can anyone help?

    Started by dantheman‎, 31st Oct 2012 10:10 pm
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  20. Smile Drawing template won't insert in layout

    Hi Everyone, I am using Autocad 2012, I made a drawing frame template up in model space, then saved it into the DWT template folder, when I go into Layout and into insert to insert the template...

    Started by amsmarle‎, 3rd Apr 2012 11:19 pm
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  21. Calculating area with AC 2010

    Hi, When iam trying to calculate area, i got kinda of wrong answer and iam confused about that. At very first i thought it calculates area with inches (iam in metric sys), but then i checked...

    Started by Bara‎, 15th Jul 2012 07:08 am
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  22. Can Acad calculate the forces an object can withstand given dimensions and materials?

    Hello! I am designing wing ribs for a prototype, ribs made with fir wood; I must make cuts in the ribs in the form of circles or triangles to reduce the weight but keep the strength. I think I will...

    Started by turboCAD‎, 7th Aug 2012 09:17 am
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  23. Rotating Arbitrary Angle To an Ortho

    So! Here's the question I pose to you... Is there a quick way of achieving the following: You have an object rotated at an arbitrary angle You want to rotate it back to a 90 degree line by...

    Started by OrangeFu‎, 14th Dec 2013 08:28 pm
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  24. problem with flatening an isometric view

    Hello I have had a difficult problem to solve, hope i can be clear exposing it, so here it goes.. I have a mountain terrain built with polylines wich have different Z values in order to make it...

    Started by hamiltonfrenzy‎, 13th Jan 2014 06:49 pm
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  25. Help with angles in wall corner

    I am doing a drawing of a a frame which is 1200mm by 600mm by 150mm deep. The frame needs to be splayed so it fits in the corner of the room. When completed only 50 mm depth of the frame will be...

    Started by fitzj‎, 18th Feb 2014 03:09 pm
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