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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. 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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  2. xrefs are unloading themselves after saving

    Several of us in the office have just started having a problem with some of our drawings. There will be a number of xrefs in a file, and for each file there will be some xrefs loaded and some...

    Started by jb2008‎, 10th Sep 2008 09:46 pm
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    12th Sep 2008 04:37 pm Go to last post
  3. Boundary polyline -> Valid Hach Boundary Not Found

    Hello! It's me again! :roll: I have a polyline (visualy close) that are a irregular polygon. I have too four 2D polyline (that I create based on SPLines using a lisp code get here) that cross...

    Started by Jauch-BR‎, 16th Jan 2007 12:04 pm
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    23rd Jan 2007 02:32 pm Go to last post

    Guys... I need HELP... How to make an automatic dimensioning in isometric wherin arrowhead & dimension text are all in isometric format. Waiting for your immediate reply Steel Dragon

    Started by steel_dragon‎, 7th Jun 2006 03:23 pm
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  5. 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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  6. Smile 3D Stairs

    Can anybody please submit a 3d drawing of a staircase. Including maufacturing drawings. I basically just want to see how the 3d can be broken down into manufacturing drawings. PLEASE DO NOT SEND...

    Started by stevsmith‎, 23rd Apr 2008 07:22 pm
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    25th Apr 2008 01:16 pm Go to last post
  7. Guide to Save User-Settings

    Hi, I want to know if I can get a compacted guide into quickly and effectively save all my autocad settings in a computer to be used elsewhere. My personal settings include: 1. alias 2....

    Started by nicolas‎, 26th Apr 2011 07:40 pm
    cui, saving settings
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  8. SHX font vs Big font

    What is the difference between SHX font and selecting the "Use big font" feature found in the style manager?

    Started by johnengineer‎, 10th Apr 2008 10:26 pm
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    11th Apr 2008 12:24 am Go to last post
  9. Choosing a Cad printer

    Hello all, I am a new boy here, and to Cad as well. I have been creating architectural drawings manually for the last eight years and I want to move over to Cad. I have taught myself the...

    Started by Peter Davis‎, 28th Dec 2007 06:26 pm
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    2nd Jan 2008 09:53 am Go to last post
  10. Spell check not working

    When I try to run the spelling command in AutoCAD 2008, all I get is an AutoCAD message saying: "No dictionary specified. Could not start speller." I can't find where the dictionary is...

    Started by RingSteel‎, 29th Apr 2009 08:02 pm
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  11. 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
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. "Quirk" in changing a polylines' length

    In the past, if I needed to increase a polyline's length I would grap a grip and give it a pull, watching the dynamic input (I think) box for the length that the polyline was changing to. One day, I...

    Started by eklektikus‎, 12th Nov 2010 11:52 pm
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  15. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    2nd Apr 2010 05:34 am Go to last post
  16. 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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  17. Green square


    Started by CHURADA‎, 16th Sep 2012 10:15 am
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  18. Changing from National Grid coordinates to local coords

    Hi all, I'll try to describe my question as best I can but please bear in mind: My father in law is a civil engineer but works everything out on paper. I'm convinced there is a better way (using...

    Started by caseworkdan‎, 19th Jun 2013 01:25 am
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    19th Jun 2013 10:39 am Go to last post
  19. 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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  20. Which software is ideal to design inflatable & stufed to

    I would like to work out a sewing pattern of figure of a 3d model.anyone can suggest an ideal software for that ? Would be rad to get a link to a tutorial too....

    Started by Tamnun‎, 27th May 2004 12:26 am
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    6th Jun 2004 12:55 pm Go to last post
  21. Question Scale 1:300...?????

    :(I have to use the scale 1:300 in autocad...?? how I can do that...?? I have autocad 2010.... the thing is how I set up autocad to work in taht scale....

    Started by ntptorres‎, 30th Dec 2010 08:29 pm
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    30th Dec 2010 08:59 pm Go to last post
  22. Vertical curve at profile exaggeration

    I'm using 2004 and drawing a profile for a utility. I need a 25' radius for my vertical curve for this utility line. I'm wondering how people draw this radius if there is a vertical exaggeration in...

    Started by jmkona‎, 24th Jul 2012 07:46 pm
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    18th Feb 2013 02:58 pm Go to last post
  23. Disable toilet general layout

    I'm after a Disable toilet general layout drawing/blockfor the UK with plan and elevation views and all the dims, I had to reinstall windows last week and I lost my copy, can any one help please...

    Started by sparkyuk‎, 26th Mar 2010 05:44 pm
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    29th Mar 2010 10:23 am Go to last post
  24. 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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    21st Mar 2007 04:11 am Go to last post
  25. layout plotting

    I am an old cad person who was use to AutoCAD R13. I now have ver.2005 and it has been 15 + years since I have even touched a cad program. I have no trouble designing with the program but I am...

    Started by jgpa‎, 9th May 2005 05:16 pm
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    30th Sep 2005 01:48 am Go to last post

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