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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. how do you export as a pdf?

    i'm working with autocad 2008 and i can't seem to find the option in the export setting to change the file into a pdf file so i can use it as a picture. what am i doing wrong? -alex

    Started by grouch032‎, 7th Jul 2010 07:41 pm
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  14. 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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  15. Exclamation help -title block and border not showing in preview!

    Hi guys, i have had to learn CAD this weekend to pass my degree, i had to create an alloy wheel front and side profile views, my problem is this - i have created the wheel in model space but...

    Started by dubking‎, 23rd Aug 2010 03:16 pm
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  16. Flatten 3D drawing to 2D

    I have exported a 3D stick figure to a DXF (these are just lines and no solid objects) and imported it into AutoCAD 2006 (2012 ordered but not installed yet). I normally draw in 2D and want to get...

    Started by gtwatson‎, 23rd May 2011 10:09 pm
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  17. Proper way of creating a block?

    Hi, What is the proper way of creating a block that anyone can use? I did 19 drawings, created blocks using the CREATE button, at first I could Insert them into any other drawing. But I saw...

    Started by neuri‎, 23rd May 2011 07:03 am
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  18. need piping material library for Auto CAD

    HELLO DEAR FRIENDS, i need complete piping material library for Auto CAD which included all dimensions, plz recommend me any source where i can get.

    Started by rashidsohail13‎, 11th Dec 2013 03:05 pm
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  19. 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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  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. Help needed regarding some Default cursor setting.

    i have been using autocad since 2 years now. i installed 3dmax and also autocad 2013 recently. I think somehow the settings have been defaulted to some other setting. i cant really explain the issue...

    Started by Maazy‎, 20th Oct 2012 09:03 pm
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  24. 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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  25. 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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