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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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  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. PS - view '100%'

    Hi there must be a quick way (/)... or at least a way: like in Excel & Word & many other progs, when in PS i'd like my view to be at 100%....so if i plotted, my (eg) PS titleblock would be the...

    Started by mikekmx‎, 31st Jul 2013 08:46 pm
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    1st Aug 2013 12:01 pm Go to last post
  2. A drawing with a hatch problem

    I've received a drawing from a prospective client in both DWG and DXF format. Both show a hatch pattern or masking pattern of some sort that I can't deal with. A simple right click highlights every...

    Started by Quik&Easy‎, 30th Jul 2013 07:34 pm
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    30th Jul 2013 08:29 pm Go to last post
  3. Saving and opening a drawing

    Hi everyone, I am not sure what happened, but I think one of my settings was changed. Whenever I go to save a drawing or open a new one from AutoCad, a command box shows up asking me to manually...

    Started by tjb0012‎, 29th Jul 2013 05:27 pm
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    29th Jul 2013 08:09 pm Go to last post
  4. assigning easting & northing coordinates to origin

    hi is it possible to assign easting & northing coordinates(gps coordinates) to origin or any other point in drawing so that i can find the others with respect to that? if possible plz help..

    Started by kallerman‎, 26th Jul 2013 08:50 pm
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    28th Jul 2013 08:15 pm Go to last post
  5. Standard scale

    I click on viewport and properties but Standard scale does not show up on Properties Misc.

    Started by WalterCarlson‎, 24th Jul 2013 05:55 pm
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    28th Jul 2013 12:30 am Go to last post
  6. Question Does DIMEDIT have an icon

    Hey Gents, Doing my reading and learning about dimensioning and so forth. In the book it is talking about using DIMEDIT but for the life of me I cannot find an icon for it in the ribbon. I can...

    Started by Behemothrex‎, 31st Oct 2012 09:08 pm
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    26th Jul 2013 02:23 pm Go to last post
  7. Having Trouble Creating an Edge

    Afternoon, This is my first time on CADTutor and hoping to receive some much needed assistance. For a while now I have been attempting to resolve a a part of my CAD drawing. As seen below I...

    Started by Cthunicorn‎, 24th Jul 2013 10:49 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    26th Jul 2013 01:10 am Go to last post
  8. Print preview - annotations seem small

    Hey everyone! I am quite new to AutoCAD and I have the 2013 civil 3D version. I am doing a site plan for school, and would like to print it out so that everything shows up clearly. I would like...

    Started by tjb0012‎, 24th Jul 2013 05:00 pm
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    25th Jul 2013 09:14 am Go to last post
  9. Lock toolbars

    I'm having trouble setting up my toolbars. I position them the way I want, but as soon as I switch back from a different workspace (lets say3D modeling) the position of the toolbars change. Allsow I...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 25th Jul 2013 06:53 am
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    25th Jul 2013 08:04 am Go to last post
  10. Question autocad to photoshp problem! please help,,

    hi, guys i have a problem with my autocad i just want to export large sheet sizes from Autocad to Photoshop! i usually go to options> add or configure new plotter>Add-A-Plotter Wizard I choose...

    Started by Rebin‎, 24th Jul 2013 05:31 am
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    25th Jul 2013 02:04 am Go to last post
  11. Best Autocad Package for Drawing Buildings

    It's another newbie question from myself I'm afraid. Through work I have access to a few Autocad packages - Autocad 2006 (which I tend to use as I work with 2D and am familiar with the layout),...

    Started by SAA84‎, 24th Jul 2013 05:56 pm
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    24th Jul 2013 08:54 pm Go to last post
  12. 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
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    24th Jul 2013 01:42 pm Go to last post
  13. Involute of a Circle

    How to draw the involute of a circle?

    Started by automaticad‎, 23rd Jul 2013 10:16 pm
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    23rd Jul 2013 11:14 pm Go to last post
  14. 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
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    23rd Jul 2013 02:24 pm Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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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  19. 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
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    18th Jul 2013 03:58 pm Go to last post
  20. 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
  21. 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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  22. 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
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    18th Jul 2013 08:02 am Go to last post
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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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