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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. creating an helicoidal slot around a cylinder

    I'm trying represent an helicoidal slot, done by a endmill, in a cylinder's face. I can't achieve this because when i try to extrude (also i don't know what polygon to extrude) around an helix, the...

    Started by helio_teixeira‎, 12th May 2004 03:30 pm
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  2. If I wanted to draw a chain?

    Necklace chain to be specific. How would I do all the chain loops? I know I could do a polar array but I want a more natural drape? Any idea or tips on how I could do it?

    Started by Devilinity‎, 20th May 2008 04:39 pm
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  3. overlaying 2 drawings

    Hi, Im a CAD newb and have got 2 drawings that are in model space that i need to overlay to compare. Both of them are from an architect (i work for a main contractor) and we have moved a...

    Started by steve 'o'‎, 7th Aug 2009 04:19 pm
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  4. I need to convert over 200 .DNG files to .PDF, help!

    And I don't want to take all day doing it, as I've got some actual draughting to do today. I know that I can import the .dgns separately and PDF them one by one, but is there an easier way? Is...

    Started by naknakkus‎, 21st Jan 2009 12:40 pm
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  5. Question Text Size In Viewports

    When I Make Viewports In Paper Space The Dimensions And Text Are All Different Sizes Due To Different Viewport Scales. Is There A Way To Make All Text And Dimension Style On The Layout Page The Same...

    Started by JASON BOWEN‎, 1st Jul 2009 04:31 pm
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    3rd Jul 2009 09:09 am Go to last post
  6. Unhappy Xrefs in Title block lost

    Yesterday I came here to try to find out how to either create a new title block or edit one that I am already using that has xrefs. I had no experience with editing xrefs before, and I guess I did...

    Started by LarsT‎, 4th Mar 2009 09:02 pm
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  7. How to extend arc in accurate length from end point

    Hello guys, how to extend an arc in accurate length from end point or it is possible to make a new arc from end point as well? appreciate your help see attached below the sample arc drawing

    Started by rengised‎, 12th Oct 2008 04:59 pm
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  8. Question read-only

    Hi Guys, Next problem! Because i got sick of geeting drawings in all diffrent versions of autocad and then ended up to not get these open "drawing not valid"... Did i decide to purchase autocad...

    Started by apostel‎, 15th Aug 2009 02:16 pm
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  9. Exclamation Can somenoe please help me. Will pay

    Its my 2nd week of autocad, and my prof gave me this assignment but we haven't covered it in class. Please guide me and teach me how to finish this. If you have skype or any sort of instant...

    Started by Dartz‎, 23rd Jan 2013 10:55 pm
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  10. Select All ... 2 were not in current space?

    I started a new drawing. Then copy a text (not mtext) from an existing drawing using Ctrl+C and paste the text to my new drawing with Ctrl+P. Nothing shows up and I've checked that all my layers are...

    Started by salmonrose‎, 20th Jan 2010 04:29 pm
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  11. want to show dimensions in only one viewport

    Hi, I am new to autocad....so plz excuse me if i am asking a dumb question. I inserted 2 viewports for a solid model in paperspace. In one of the viewports i want to display the top view and...

    Started by ababy‎, 25th Jan 2008 03:39 pm
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  12. Furniture - Sofa

    Hi I need to draw a sofa and have never made or imported any furntiure in autocad. The only criteria is that is has to be a certain width: 3090.23. Please help. Katie

    Started by KATIE0801‎, 22nd Apr 2010 09:16 am
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  13. Wink what is wcs????????

    what is wcs?????? how can differentiate ucs from wcs???:wink:

    Started by mateen‎, 4th Dec 2010 04:20 pm
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  14. Viewport lines show up in plot

    Hello all. I'm having an issue with the viewport lines showing up in my plot. Is that suppose to happen? It seems that the scale for a drawing changes with the size of the viewport. How can I...

    Started by ziemerd‎, 12th Oct 2004 03:20 pm
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    4th Jul 2009 10:40 pm Go to last post
  15. Smile Xref not showing in print preview

    Greetings, I am drawing up an electrical and lighting schematic using an xreffed GA plan. However in the print preview the xreffed plan is not showing up at all, also the title block is not...

    Started by BuntyBunty‎, 30th Jul 2010 05:05 pm
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  16. .shx fonts

    where can i download .shx fonts for autocad 2008..thanks...

    Started by rexanteria‎, 22nd Feb 2011 05:08 am
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  17. Autocad 2010 Toolspace to classic view

    Can you set the toolspace in 2010 to the classic style in say 2007 ? Thanks in advance :)

    Started by christreeroot‎, 14th Apr 2010 09:26 pm
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  18. Advice With Graded Unit Project

    Hi everyone, just found this forum today seems to be the best one for cad around anyways was just to ask for some advice im studying cad at college for a HNC and am ready to do my graded unit project...

    Started by sw33ney‎, 10th Nov 2008 07:59 pm
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  19. line thickness/scale/weight

    How do I change the line thickness? I have different layers created and they show the different colors fine. But, in the properties box, when I change the linetype scale or line thickness,...

    Started by maack‎, 15th Apr 2005 09:56 pm
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    18th Apr 2005 06:55 am Go to last post
  20. dwg to photoshop

    hi! i ve recently transferred a dwg drawing to tiff so as to open it in photoshop cs. but i ve a problem- if i ve to take a plot on a-1 size paper how do i make sure wat pixel size n resolution...

    Started by akansha‎, 6th Oct 2006 02:59 pm
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  21. Dimension scale measurement incorrectly

    Hello, I'm experiencing some problems with dimensions. In one drawing I measure something 3000 units (mm) and when I dimension it, it says 118,1102. Weird, because all the scale's (measurement...

    Started by Mortier‎, 28th May 2008 09:50 am
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  22. Disarming Mouse Wheel

    I use my index finger back and forth between my pick button and my return or enter button. The wheel in the middle on the mouse gets in the way and I keep opening a small flyout that has a list of...

    Started by gsksun4‎, 24th Sep 2009 02:55 pm
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  23. Grips won't stretch/snap

    I have been using for about two years now, but have never been to a course/class (unless you count AutoCAD for Dummies), so my language may not be *correct*. Simple problem: When I select a line,...

    Started by cuba_pete‎, 12th Sep 2012 06:59 pm
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  24. Extrude and Trim Multiple Lines

    Im having difficulty to Extrude and to Trim Multiple lines to a line. I found that some of my lines have a Z-axis value, while working the whole time in 2D. Have check all the lines they are set to...

    Started by Guitte‎, 30th Jun 2014 12:32 pm
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  25. problem with annotation scale in the model space

    Hello comrades! I'm here again to seek the solutions and improve my skills on cad. I would like to know the cause and solution of the problem I have with annotation scale un model space.see...

    Started by Qonfire‎, 31st Mar 2011 02:43 pm
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    4th Apr 2011 07:50 pm Go to last post

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