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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: 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. 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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  1. Block and Attributes

    hi! I'm trying to change attributes on a block. I usually just double click on the block and it will let me change them. So, I double click on the block and it gives me a message that the block is on...

    Started by edgarcia897‎, 27th Oct 2006 03:47 pm
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    27th Oct 2006 06:13 pm Go to last post
  2. Block and Attributes

    I have created an attribute say 1 and made a circle and moved the attribute text next to the circle and now making a block including both text and circle but when the block is created the text...

    Started by lioncub99‎, 15th Nov 2012 02:07 pm
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    15th Nov 2012 04:09 pm Go to last post
  3. Block Attribute Drop Down List

    I have created a generic title block for all my drawings and I have some attributes for the block. Is it possible to have a drop down list for an attribute so I do not have to type in the value/text...

    Started by ryank7‎, 22nd Sep 2011 03:31 pm
    attribute, block, drop down, list
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    25th Sep 2011 03:02 am Go to last post
  4. Block Attribute Manager

    I have 10 attributes in a block and I used the Block Attribute Manager to arrange the prompt order of the attributes. I saved and exited block editing, insert my block and my attribute order is...

    Started by salmonrose‎, 26th Jan 2010 07:45 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Jan 2010 08:23 pm Go to last post
  5. Block Attributes

    I have a block containing attributes throughout my drawing and would like to redefine their colors. I tried using the block editor command to change the color of the attributes to bylayer, however,...

    Started by johnengineer‎, 9th Aug 2007 07:24 pm
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    9th Aug 2007 07:52 pm Go to last post
  6. Question Block Attributes not showing in Properties Window

    Hi, I am having trouble with a particular block, which is defined by a single polyline and 3 attributes. When I select the block, I would like to see the 3 associated attributes show up in the...

    Started by stopandgo‎, 17th Jun 2010 12:28 am
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    17th Jun 2010 07:20 pm Go to last post
  7. Block Authoring Issues

    Alright, here is the issue: I can make a block that looks like a " V " and once I insert the block, I can proceed to change the angle by which the two lines are separated. Now if I add an arc...

    Started by skybuzz‎, 17th Jun 2008 09:20 pm
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    24th Jun 2008 04:12 pm Go to last post
  8. Block behavior

    This was strange. I was helping my boss with an AutoCAD project and she opened up a few files that contained blocks she created and in a few instances the blocks were now exploded (i.e. not blocks...

    Started by Timothyl‎, 23rd Jun 2011 11:16 pm
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    24th Jun 2011 08:22 am Go to last post
  9. Block cannot change layer?

    Hello, I got a problem, I inserted a block into a drawing, it's original layer is ELEC-SYM. But when I move it to another layer by selecting object then selecting target layer, some objects...

    Started by neuri‎, 3rd Oct 2011 09:02 am
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    4th Oct 2011 03:21 am Go to last post
  10. Block Disappears When Exploded

    I've inserted my border which is a block into a cad drawing from a customer and I need to explode it to edit my text. When I explode the border, it disappears. The layer it's on is on and thawed and...

    Started by gsksun4‎, 10th Sep 2010 03:01 pm
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    10th Sep 2010 08:08 pm Go to last post
  11. Block Doesn't Insert To Right Scale

    I have an old Release 14 drawing with existing blocks. When I open the drawing in 2009LT and try and insert a block that already exists in the drawing or even when the blocks are purged, it doesn't...

    Started by gsksun4‎, 16th Nov 2010 02:54 pm
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    16th Nov 2010 04:38 pm Go to last post
  12. Block Edit

    Is it possible to use the Block Edit command to edit multiple blocks at the same time?

    Started by johnengineer‎, 21st Feb 2008 11:24 pm
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  13. block edit, item removal

    Hello, I've imported a block from another drawing. I have edited some of the items within the block but would like to remove items I don't need. Is this possible? Also... Where can I find info on...

    Started by John Cazz‎, 3rd Jul 2007 04:02 pm
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    12th Oct 2007 01:58 am Go to last post
  14. block editing

    Hi, I have created a wblock in my drawing which has numerous attributes and inserted it several times within my drawing, however I have realised that I have not set text justification correcting...

    Started by VICKI‎, 25th Apr 2005 01:39 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    26th Apr 2005 09:01 am Go to last post
  15. Block Editing

    Hello everyone - happy new year if I haven't already said it!! I am editing this block of seating: and I was just wondering if there was a way of reducing the distance between the...

    Started by ChrisGrady‎, 9th Feb 2011 05:18 pm
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    9th Feb 2011 05:51 pm Go to last post
  16. Block Editing and Lineweights

    I edited a block in a drawing which had exactly the lineweight I wanted in my layout. After I edited it I lost the lineweight. If I try to change the lineweight for that layer it only affects the...

    Started by robnad‎, 16th Feb 2013 04:33 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    23rd Feb 2013 01:30 am Go to last post
  17. Block editor - linear parameter q

    Hi, i have been trying to search for an answer for this question but without any luck. First i have to mention i am using a mac and since i am the only 1 in my class who uses mac, no one can help...

    Started by cruse‎, 2nd Sep 2013 07:09 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd Sep 2013 10:26 pm Go to last post
  18. Block Editor Background

    Hello, How do I change the Background Color while in Block Editor (just the block editor background)? Currently the color is a light gray which makes it hard to see the drawing Thanks

    Started by Casio47‎, 1st Dec 2015 04:10 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    1st Dec 2015 04:55 pm Go to last post
  19. Block Editor Dimensions Question

    Hello All, Simple Question, for which I do not have an answer for: 1. I draw a simple 5.0" circle 2. I convert the circle to a block 3. I open the circle in block editor 4. Under Block...

    Started by Casio47‎, 30th Apr 2013 10:36 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    2nd May 2013 03:26 am Go to last post
  20. Block Editor Problems

    Hello, everytime I go to edit a block, when I close out of the block ediitor, the drawing is automacally regenerating the whole thing and it is freezing up, and i have to close it, its a large...

    Started by Rudbeckia‎, 28th Jan 2009 04:02 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    28th Jan 2009 04:18 pm Go to last post
  21. Block Editor, not all text blocks do the same things

    Hello again. I have a drawing boarder block, which I need to edit some of the text. When I open it up in the Block Editor and click on some of the text, I get a pop up with the fields in. When...

    Started by edgley‎, 14th Apr 2011 06:37 pm
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    15th Apr 2011 12:34 pm Go to last post
  22. Block extract

    Hello, Is there any way I can extract the rotation of a block relative to the yz axis and xy axis. I can extract the insertion point and xy rotation but not the yz and xz. Any help would be...

    Started by richgorrod‎, 7th Oct 2013 06:48 am
    • Replies: 9
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    10th Oct 2013 02:22 am Go to last post
  23. block file availability in LT 2009

    Hi, I'm having some trouble in AutoCAD LT 2009 with block files. I need the blocks I create to be available to every drawing I create, but somehow, I'm doing something wrong because I can only...

    Started by Susan-Skye‎, 17th Feb 2011 05:29 pm
    blocks, lt 2009
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    17th Feb 2011 06:51 pm Go to last post
  24. block grips in odd locations

    i just recently started making blocks and im noticing that if i dont start drawing at 0,0 then i end up with a grip that is really far away from my object. so consequently when i insert this block...

    Started by Mike.Richards‎, 11th Mar 2009 08:37 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    12th Mar 2009 09:24 am Go to last post
  25. Block Head

    Guess, I don't know as much as I thought. I have created a very simple block within a drawing. It's nothing but a circle with some centerline crosshairs through it. I need to use this block many...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 15th Apr 2011 06:24 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    16th Apr 2011 06:27 pm Go to last post

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