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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. Text is invisible in Paper Space

    Hello All On some drawings some of the text and dimensions don’t show up in paper space. On other drawings they appear as required. I have checked everything that I know how to check...

    Started by JamesP‎, 27th Sep 2011 08:53 pm
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  2. Setting Limits: Invalid 2D point!

    Hi, All. I'm pretty sure Someone's asked this already, but I've scoured your pages, done a search & haven't found exactly this: I brought a pdf into aCad 2009. Since the scale of the drawing is...

    Started by CadBrat‎, 1st Aug 2008 09:16 pm
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  3. drawing a line with a set %

    I need to draw some pipe on a profile. The pipe is set at 0.3%. I know the starting point of the pipe, what command should I use in order to set the line to 0.3% (similar to polar tracking which...

    Started by salmonrose‎, 17th Feb 2010 11:39 pm
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  4. wall section sample

    Is there somewhere I can go to get a generic drawing of an exterior wall section with curtain wall (or storefront)? I work from the design side and need to create some samples of where my employer...

    Started by reyems‎, 1st Apr 2009 03:45 pm
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  5. How to import a tif file for tracing.

    I have a tif file of a floor plan I would like to underlay and trace. What command do I use to do this?

    Started by td88‎, 10th Jan 2010 10:36 pm
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  6. How to rotate a drawing from a world grid to my local site grid?

    Hi guys, I'm a site based engineer and will very often recieve CAD drawing from the architect and structural engineer that are set to the world coordinated grid, so when i pick points from the...

    Started by richiegriffo‎, 15th Aug 2012 12:52 pm
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  7. How to enter dimensions

    Im following the excerise from this website, "site layout", however, how do i enter the dimensions? Lets say for example, i want to enter the length of the walls, how do i enter the dimensions as...

    Started by iamlegend‎, 3rd Feb 2009 01:08 pm
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  8. Need help regarding Structural/ Mechanical/ Plumbing and Electrical layouts! >.<

    Hi all! Please help me! I am currently taking a short course in drafting. they are teaching all the basic from Architectural -> Structural -> HVAC -> Electrical -> and Drainage/Plumbing. And i got...

    Started by elvewien‎, 21st Dec 2010 02:10 pm
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  9. How to draw a circle connect with a arc and 2 straight lines?

    I'm suffering to draw a circle connect with a arc and 2 straight lines for almost an hour ago. I'm an autocad begineer without anything tutor. Hope somebody can resue me. Thx.:)

    Started by Rock er‎, 20th Feb 2011 01:49 pm
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  10. Hide command

    I'm looking at my drawing in paperspace ( and it looks lovely ). I hit "hide" and the 3D changes to 2D, hiding all the lines (which is great). It also shows up in 2D in the print pre-view and in...

    Started by hanz007‎, 30th Mar 2010 06:57 pm
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    2nd Apr 2010 05:34 am Go to last post
  11. Change layers on command line (writing a script)

    hi everyone I am a new user with Autocad and am getting along fine, but I can't help feel that a lot of the repetative things I need to do could be acheived using a script. I have searched...

    Started by big_al_from_wigan‎, 6th Mar 2007 10:49 am
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  12. Missing Express Tools Icons

    Hi, friends.. how to show my express tools icon? Everytime i change my profile the express tools icons are missing. but on the pull down menu is there. only when i used that particular profile only.....

    Started by rengised‎, 19th May 2010 07:41 pm
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  13. Wink Opposite of Hide

    How do I reverse the effects of the hide command?

    Started by plamczyk‎, 9th Mar 2007 03:20 am
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  14. autocad R12 student edition

    New back into autocad, Is it even worth installing my old student edition of Version 12? I am only needing simple drawings to be saved into dxf format. if yes, does anyone have a copy of the...

    Started by nicola‎, 2nd Feb 2008 07:51 pm
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  15. Text following the curve line

    Hello! Is it possible for text somehow to folow the curved line? See picture. I used the multiline text option and then I rotated the text to be near the dimension line. What I want to do is to...

    Started by Butch‎, 7th Apr 2009 10:26 am
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  16. adding a label to existing block

    I do not have a lot of experience with using blocks, so I'm hoping I'm just missing something really basic here. I received a drawing with existing blocks included. The creator then placed mtext over...

    Started by reyems‎, 28th Sep 2009 06:12 pm
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  17. Green square


    Started by CHURADA‎, 16th Sep 2012 10:15 am
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  18. Smile Converting CAD file into powerpoint file like video file

    Converting CAD file into powerpoint file like video for a presentation in powerpoint of a solid in 3D thanks rattaka:)

    Started by rattaka‎, 2nd Sep 2007 03:43 pm
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  19. Viewport Problems...Again

    I have a drawing that has the title block drawn in Model Space. I erased the title block and copied everything else. I then open up a new drawing and choose Use A Template to select my title block...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 8th Dec 2004 08:55 pm
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  20. Show line weights in layout to print

    I have another question: My lineweights are shown in model space but not in layout. When I print/plot the line weights are missing. How do I show the line weights in layout so it prints right? ...

    Started by arch_rookie‎, 12th Jun 2011 08:54 am
    autocad 2011 mac, line weights
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  21. How to Check if MS is 1:1

    Oh...this is such a newbie question...I'm embarrassed to ask but I've got to. An engineer has given me his drawing and I don't think he drew it 1:1 in Model Space. If I go to a layout and use a...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 18th Nov 2008 09:42 pm
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    19th Nov 2008 08:29 am Go to last post
  22. AutoCAD A little Help Here , Please ?

    Hey Everyone , I've been trying to draw this one right here for about a week and a half , but it seems that i can't manage to draw it the right way or exactly as the same the original one so i...

    Started by TYGA‎, 23rd Feb 2010 09:20 pm
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  23. Smile CAD Details of Nails

    Greetings everyone. Long time no chat. A reminder that I am using Autocad 2000. I have been trying to find CAD drawings of various kinds of nails, from finishing, brad, deck, spiral and so on, but...

    Started by JamFam‎, 3rd Nov 2006 03:52 am
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  24. Exporting to EPS Problem

    Hello I'm new to the group. I am currently using Autocad 2000 ( a little behind the times). I am having a problem exporting a simple 2D drawing to EPS. The drawing is a simple drawing of a logo I...

    Started by Spaz_head‎, 9th Feb 2008 05:58 pm
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    11th Feb 2008 05:20 am Go to last post
  25. AutoCAD LT Fonts Folder

    Does anyone know how I can add Fonts to AutoCAD 2007 LT is there a fonts folder somewhere?

    Started by noochstyle‎, 10th Sep 2007 03:14 pm
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    10th Sep 2007 03:26 pm Go to last post

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