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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. Scale 2x And Keep Original Dimensions?

    Nooby here..... I want to scale a detailed section 2x but the dimesions also double. How do I keep the original dimensions without manual text edits? Thanks, bugleboy62

    Started by bugleboy62‎, 1st Feb 2007 11:32 pm
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  2. Question Starting point relative to another point

    I can't figure out how to choose my starting point to be relative to another point without drawing help lines (which mean they must be drawn, selected, deleted = time). I am certain there must be a...

    Started by MistaX32‎, 1st Sep 2013 06:33 pm
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    line, point, relative, snap
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  3. Drawing How can I make an ice cream cone

    O.k. well I am in an autocad class and the T.A made an ice cream cone and I said it sucked, so he challenged me to make a better one and I cant figure it out. The teacher has no idea which is odd but...

    Started by bobeatsbob‎, 30th Aug 2010 07:52 pm
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    1st Sep 2010 02:37 pm Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. cad for school age children

    Hello Folks, I have a lad, 15 years old, who is learning cad as part of his ict at school. Can I purchase a student cad package so he may practice at home? If, so, a link would be much...

    Started by shawmart92‎, 23rd Oct 2011 04:15 pm
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    Started by NICK‎, 31st Aug 2005 01:04 pm
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  7. 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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  8. Viewport scale control

    Hi There. On a drawing i am working on, when i edit my scale in the scale control viewport there are hundreds of differnet scales e.g 1:50_4_XREF, 1:10_27_XREF etc..... I have imported this...

    Started by rory47‎, 5th Feb 2009 09:21 am
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    1st Apr 2009 11:22 am Go to last post
  9. 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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    14th Aug 2009 09:38 am Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. copying content of a layer

    I have created two layers.The first layer is named "roadtext" and contain a series of names. The second layer is named "roads" and contains drawings of roads.Now I want to select and copy the series...

    Started by Pharhad Sookun‎, 21st Apr 2008 05:21 pm
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  12. 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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    28th May 2008 10:43 am Go to last post
  13. Scale List Edit Box Missing

    Hello all, I am new to these forums and Autocad, so please bare with me. I am trying to create a new scale for a view port, but when I select custom, the Scale List Edit box is missing. I have...

    Started by sam_dubya‎, 31st Jan 2012 02:52 am
    scale list edit missing
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  14. Measuring pline lengths

    Afternoon chaps and chappetts I have a landscape drawing with a large number of polylines that represent hedges (they are not joined), is there a way of collectively measuring all the polylines. I...

    Started by Dan‎, 16th Jun 2003 03:01 pm
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  15. Can't draw line suddenly! Help!

    Suddenly I cannot draw a line, it defaults the command line input to (Undo/next Coordinate) or similar .. when I try to draw the line, it just dissappears ... HELP! All I did was take a title...

    Started by umop-3p!sdn‎, 23rd May 2006 12:58 am
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    14th Jun 2007 08:22 am Go to last post
  16. Layout - turn off some parts (layers)

    How do i turn off selected parts in layout not to affect the model space. If i turn off layers in layout then in model space they are turn off too. So if i would like only a few parts of...

    Started by sloman‎, 2nd Dec 2007 11:31 pm
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    3rd Dec 2007 01:04 am Go to last post
  17. Green square


    Started by CHURADA‎, 16th Sep 2012 10:15 am
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  18. threading

    Could someone please point me in the direction of a tutorial on how to make a realistic thread,(tapering and paralell). I have used the search but can only find lisp routines and at the minute I...

    Started by expaddy‎, 12th Mar 2004 07:54 pm
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    27th Mar 2004 01:41 pm Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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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  22. Locked block

    My colleage asked me thisafternoon about a block he had in a drawing sent from a client which he wanted to explode and move a red box on this block to a new area. Now he used the explode command like...

    Started by bobsy852‎, 4th Aug 2010 02:08 pm
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  23. Hatch does not recognize boundaries.

    I've tried redrawing the shape (which is all I could think of at this point), and I still can't get a hatch in the negative space of this extrusion. HELP. file attached.

    Started by bbankston‎, 20th Apr 2011 04:10 pm
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  24. What hatch to use for decking?

    Hello all, I have a project to do where I have to design a bungalow, and I would like to have decking on the outside near the garden. The problem is the drawing has to conform to bs8888 and bs1192...

    Started by sammo‎, 15th Dec 2008 09:11 pm
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    16th Dec 2008 01:55 pm Go to last post
  25. .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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    22nd Feb 2011 01:30 pm Go to last post

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