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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. How can I use tracking to start a line from an existing line

    Hi there Without using the "ID" command to start a line, can I track from the end of a line (or on an angle) by selecting the first ref point and inputting the distance using the number keys....

    Started by g-dub‎, 5th Feb 2005 08:12 pm
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  2. Question Bezier tool in acad!

    Hi! I wanna ask where in acad i can find Bezier tool? Because i have coordinates, and if i draw Bezier tool through this coordinates i get my line! And coordinates are: - <CBezier> -...

    Started by Sasa‎, 2nd Jul 2008 09:18 am
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  3. www.cben.net

    I went here: www.cben.net and wanted to download landscape blocks. As well as I can tell, in order to view the blocks before you download, you need a plug-in called Volo View. I could find nothing...

    Started by td88‎, 23rd Mar 2009 01:17 am
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  4. Drawing a function or an aproximate of it.

    Hello again. Today I'm having a question for drawing a project. This is a barrier, and it's composed by many different elements. there are some lines there, and those aren't a problem, also som...

    Started by Crones‎, 4th Jul 2010 03:10 am
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  5. 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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  6. Rendring types

    how many Rendring types are there??

    Started by HassanCAD®‎, 28th Jul 2010 10:32 am
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  7. Too many layers

    I am trying to purge some layers that have gotten in my template over time. Some layers will not let me delete them. I have used Quick Select to find the objects that are on certain layers and...

    Started by cduke5‎, 14th Feb 2011 02:59 pm
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  8. How to complete the figure? (One of the very first drawings)

    Hello. So I'm basically three steps away from completing my work. As you can see it is indeed very simple and primitive, but I am still not able to finish it :( The thing is: Black...

    Started by Pzi‎, 26th Feb 2012 10:35 am
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  9. 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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  10. Question Working with mm - Problems with scale in paper space (layouts)

    Hi everyone! I'm working on a project where all of my dimensions are in mm. I drew everything in model space in full scale. I, then, went over to layouts and tried to determine what scale to use...

    Started by jhwang39‎, 8th Mar 2012 09:01 pm
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  11. Civil Engineer - Moving into Designing in the Construction industry.

    Hello All, I am an 18 year old from Scotland and I have acquired an apprenticeship with a large engineering consultancy which starts after the Summer. I do not have the slighest clue about...

    Started by Haffie‎, 3rd Apr 2012 07:39 pm
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  12. 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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  13. New to Autocad and would like to draw a dotted line.

    I am new to Autocad and I want to learn as much as I can. I am working on a drawing of a wheel and a 40mm pin that is inside of some boxtubing. I would like to draw a dotted line to show the pin...

    Started by Cydog‎, 10th Apr 2012 06:53 pm
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  14. Finding middle point in this case?

    Hi, how can i find the middle point in this case? Thanks, and sorry for the dumb question. :(

    Started by igones‎, 15th May 2012 05:04 am
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  15. getting it to print 1:1 correctly

    Hi everyone, I am new here. A quick introduction. I am a primary school teaching living in Germany. My experience with apps like this are only with maya (I have an 3D animation degree as well). I am...

    Started by whakahere‎, 29th May 2012 08:37 pm
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  16. Question trying to chamfer with a set distance on a rectangle!

    Not sure how to ask this question, Here goes= If i have a rectangle that is 27.125 X 27.5 and i want to chamfer a corner, but i also have a set distance(or the hypotenuse) Which is 22. How can i get...

    Started by Hogfan‎, 11th Jun 2012 10:16 pm
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  17. It's driving me nuts

    Can some one please help me:oops:. I am trying to find Advanced Setup Wizard in autocad 2012. how do I find it????? Thanks in advanced

    Started by Mr guiff‎, 6th Jul 2012 08:46 pm
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. silly question.

    Hello all im really new to cad but am learning fast. The only problem i have at the moment is that i am trying to work on a drawing that has been created by someone else and when i attempt to select...

    Started by nuclearpuppy‎, 24th Sep 2012 10:58 am
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  21. 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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  22. 3 lines with different lenghts forming an triangle

    Guys help! I had to go out yesterday and meassure an house indoors. Anyway the room is not square but sort of an triangle. I have meassured 3 wall sides. How to arrange them so that I get an...

    Started by Butch‎, 12th Dec 2012 09:14 am
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  23. Wierd Language

    There have been a few times I have recieved drawings from my boss or when I'm gone he'll hope into my comp from his and draw a few things, and when he does this every once in a while the text and...

    Started by Travisty‎, 1st Feb 2013 02:51 pm
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  24. Drawing title blocks

    Good evening ladies and germs, I wanted to get opinions on the most efficient way of creating & saving title blocks, with regards to using them in future projects. 1. Create a title block in...

    Started by RedRex‎, 30th Mar 2013 07:41 am
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  25. hook to two lcontours

    Hello Again I have 2 contours that vary in distance between them. Is it possible for me somehow hook to both lines, maybe with the distance tool, and then move along the lines staying hooked so i...

    Started by Rudbeckia‎, 4th Oct 2014 01:03 am
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