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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. 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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    7th Jan 2016 06:11 am Go to last post
  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. 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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  1. how to transform 2D drawing into 3D Spiral Bevel Gear?

    Hello! I have the attached drawing of spiral bevel gears; it has been taken from this site http://www.qtcgears.com/KHK/newgears/KHK206.html how do I transform it into a 3d structure from...

    Started by turboCAD‎, 24th Jul 2013 11:35 am
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Jul 2013 01:42 pm Go to last post
  2. Involute of a Circle

    How to draw the involute of a circle?

    Started by automaticad‎, 23rd Jul 2013 10:16 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    23rd Jul 2013 11:14 pm Go to last post
  3. Smile A Dummy Question

    Hello, I'm starting out with Autocad and I have a little question that may sound a little dumb to you'll but is really troubling me. I'm using autocad 2004 and when I try to draw a line in feet, the...

    Started by anasshad‎, 21st Jul 2013 07:28 pm
    autocad, autocad 2004, beginner
    • Replies: 6
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    23rd Jul 2013 02:24 pm Go to last post
  4. What if I don't want to save work in "The Cloud"?

    I work on my own, and only on the one machine. I have no need to access my work from anywhere else. I have this uneasy feeling that when I click on the "Floppy Disc" icon my work goes whizzing off...

    Started by Vagulus‎, 21st Jul 2013 07:27 am
    cloud, save, security
    • Replies: 8
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    22nd Jul 2013 11:56 pm Go to last post
  5. Open and Save As Pop up disengaged How can I turn this back on.

    Yesterday I opened AutoCAD and tried to open a drawing. Usually a select a file pop menu will be displayed so I can browse to the drawing I want to open. This time it would only let me type the dwg...

    Started by ostsha17‎, 20th Jul 2013 12:29 pm
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    20th Jul 2013 01:43 pm Go to last post
  6. Print Dwg to .pdf (missing font arialMT)

    For some strange reason I can not print and dimension lines with an angle reference. I get the error "Cannot find or create the font AerialMT". However, I have this font on my machine. Triple...

    Started by ggodwin‎, 11th May 2011 05:16 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    20th Jul 2013 12:27 pm Go to last post
  7. Hidden commands

    I don't have the "Add current scale" button on my toolbar. I know of it from my previous experience. Figured out how to put it back through customize user interface. And here is the question: ...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 18th Jul 2013 01:02 pm
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    19th Jul 2013 12:47 pm Go to last post
  8. how to click the point you created by used divide measure command?

    Hi guys here is my new question. I just learn how to use the divide and measure command , and also I knew how to change the point style. But after I used the divide command to split my object into...

    Started by roumio‎, 18th Jul 2013 12:01 am
    • Replies: 3
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    18th Jul 2013 03:58 pm Go to last post
  9. Using 'Offset' in ACAD2104

    Working through Brian Benton's tutorial 'Quick Run Thru' I find that the 'Offset' command works differently from the way it is displayed. Command: _line Specify first point: Specify next point...

    Started by Vagulus‎, 18th Jul 2013 01:24 am
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    18th Jul 2013 03:52 pm Go to last post
  10. Page size and scale

    I set up a new page thus (I live in a country which uses metric units, so ...): Then: Command: '_limits Reset Model space limits: Specify lower left corner or <0.0000,0.0000>:...

    Started by Vagulus‎, 18th Jul 2013 03:00 am
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    1 2
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    18th Jul 2013 01:51 pm Go to last post
  11. My drawing area is too big

    I have started Brian Benton's tutorials and hit a problem on the second one, "Quick Run Thru". The problem is that the object drawn is too small on the screen to be useful. This was the result of...

    Started by Vagulus‎, 17th Jul 2013 01:27 am
    • Replies: 6
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    18th Jul 2013 08:02 am Go to last post
  12. two simple questions for autocad

    hi guys, I am an autocad beginner and I have two questions 1. is there possible to draw a line on a line at certain distance? For example I have a 10 meters line and i want to draw a new line on...

    Started by roumio‎, 15th Jul 2013 11:21 pm
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    16th Jul 2013 08:34 pm Go to last post
  13. Starting point for a line

    I would like to start by thanking this website and everyone here for being a great help in the past. I have just started using AutoCAD and have found a lot of answers to my questions and much much...

    Started by Autoplaid‎, 16th Jul 2013 01:30 pm
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    16th Jul 2013 07:47 pm Go to last post
  14. What is the name for this type of partial slot for air passing ??

    I want to check whether any official name, size, etc for this type of air slot. Thanks

    Started by zmarcoz‎, 16th Jul 2013 05:11 am
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    16th Jul 2013 02:47 pm Go to last post
  15. Change text style!

    Hey! I got a work that I have to change around 1200 drawings from Microsoft Visio to AutoCad 2009. One annoying thing is that the Visio drawings got Arial as text style and my company want...

    Started by RobinF‎, 15th Jul 2013 12:47 pm
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    15th Jul 2013 03:12 pm Go to last post
  16. Poor quality images copy and pasted

    When I make a standard print of any object, I normally offer two or three views, I also include an isometric view of the object that I draw in a 3-D program, and I cut and paste a screen shot of that...

    Started by reggy‎, 14th Jul 2013 04:46 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Jul 2013 06:17 pm Go to last post
  17. how to insert hidden line into drawing database

    I need to draw a couple of hidden lines into a drawing. I see that it is not in my database when I go to Modify/Properties, it does not exist. I am a beginner and I am using either v 2000, or v...

    Started by gotchy‎, 13th Jul 2013 03:07 pm
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    14th Jul 2013 04:58 pm Go to last post
  18. line inquiry

    is there a way to draw centre line of a pipe, trench etc.. and when drawn the line applys the width-height-depth or circumference?

    Started by Al H‎, 14th Jul 2013 03:14 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Jul 2013 04:40 pm Go to last post
  19. How To Adjust the Transparency of an Image?

    How to adjust the transparency of an image in the AutoCAD?

    Started by automaticad‎, 13th Jul 2013 03:12 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    13th Jul 2013 06:11 pm Go to last post
  20. Load and Unload .arx aplications dynamically.

    I have few .arx applications for AutoCAD. In these applications few are menu based and others are command line. Now what I am trying to do is, Load the .arx app, run it and then unload it once the...

    Started by jlobo‎, 12th Jul 2013 06:13 pm
    arx, arx.microsoft.visual c, auto lisp, autocad, autodesk architecture
    • Replies: 0
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    12th Jul 2013 06:13 pm Go to last post
  21. The wheel of the mouse could not work as a pan tool, how to solve it?

    Hi, The wheel as a pan tool was good the other day, but today when I opened CAD, it did not work anymore, there was no pan tool appearing when holding the wheel of the mouse. It is rather...

    Started by fadotian‎, 12th Jul 2013 09:06 am
    • Replies: 5
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    12th Jul 2013 03:41 pm Go to last post
  22. Adding an object to multiple layers

    Hi All, Just wondering whether there is a way to add an object to multiple layers. For example, if I have 2 layers circles and geometries - I would like to add a circle to both these layers such...

    Started by anandnayer‎, 10th Jul 2013 12:35 pm
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    11th Jul 2013 06:28 pm Go to last post
  23. Drawing parallel lines

    Hi there! I'm trying to draw a line that is paraller to the one I've already drawn. It works fine (Osnap on) when I draw a whole new line and then draw a parallel line. But when I try to add a...

    Started by eltsq‎, 11th Jul 2013 06:49 am
    • Replies: 8
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    11th Jul 2013 05:49 pm Go to last post
  24. Starting out.

    Hello all, I have recently started a new job with an Engine repair and overhaul facility in Scotland as a Trainee Engineer. Before this I have done two Courses in Cad, using AutoCAD and...

    Started by J17CWN‎, 28th Jun 2013 08:40 am
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    9th Jul 2013 04:04 pm Go to last post
  25. Question Sticky lines when using CO and M commands: MAC

    Hello. Something new for me.... 1. When I attempt to COPY or MOVE an object that has a line attached to it the line also moves with it. It seems as though AutoCAD is considering them as one unit...

    Started by djleon‎, 28th Jun 2013 03:47 am
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    • Replies: 15
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    9th Jul 2013 03:45 pm Go to last post

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