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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. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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
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    14th Jul 2013 06:17 pm Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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
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    14th Jul 2013 04:40 pm Go to last post
  6. 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
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    13th Jul 2013 06:11 pm Go to last post
  7. 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
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  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Does the "Limits" mean the dimension that displays in the work screen?

    Hi, I set a "limits" in my drawing(command "limits"-- "lower left corner is 0,0" --- upper right corner " is set as 20, 20--enter) But then I moved my mouse horizontally and vertically on the...

    Started by fadotian‎, 6th Jul 2013 01:29 pm
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    9th Jul 2013 01:01 pm Go to last post
  14. Selecting obscured grips

    Here's a simple one... How can i select obscured grips in 3D? ex: an extruded rectangle intersects another one just at the end of the extrusion. I would like to extend it further but i'm not...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 9th Jul 2013 08:14 am
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    9th Jul 2013 11:30 am Go to last post
  15. How To Draw This Curve In ACAD?

    How to draw the curve exactly similar such as the attached image in AutoCAD?

    Started by automaticad‎, 5th Jul 2013 01:41 pm
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    9th Jul 2013 04:23 am Go to last post
  16. Rotate to UCS

    I'm sure there is a simple way to do this so here is the q.: I would like to place a planar object (drawn in custom ucs) in another plane that is defined by an object in it or a ucs plane (xy). ...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 8th Jul 2013 07:58 am
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Jul 2013 11:51 am Go to last post
  17. How To Upload Huge File To This Forum?

    I want to upload a file to this forum where its size is pretty huge. How to do it?

    Started by automaticad‎, 7th Jul 2013 11:41 am
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    7th Jul 2013 12:12 pm Go to last post
  18. Question How to learn autocad

    Let me know any tutorials, sites are available to learn Autocad. Please share the details what you know here...

    Started by npchekuri‎, 6th Jul 2013 12:37 pm
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    7th Jul 2013 02:58 am Go to last post
  19. zoom extents

    CAD-Newbie working in paper space zoomed in close. I want to return to page extents but am zoomed in so close I can't click outside paper space to move view control toolbar to model space. is there a...

    Started by slugula‎, 29th Jun 2013 03:41 pm
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    5th Jul 2013 11:16 pm Go to last post
  20. Mac autocad vs windows sharing files

    Im new to Mac but have used Windows machines. If I get a Mac computer with autocad can I share dwg files from one to the next easily?

    Started by july2849‎, 4th Jul 2013 06:37 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    5th Jul 2013 12:40 pm Go to last post
  21. Turn 3D to isometric

    Here's a question: I have a 3D model, only poly-lines, i would like to turn it into a 2D isometric drawing (model space). Something similar to flatshot would do the trick. (flatshot works only on...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 4th Jul 2013 10:10 pm
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    5th Jul 2013 12:23 pm Go to last post
  22. How To Add New Control Vertex and a Handle?

    How to add a new control vertex of a spline and how to show the handle of the spline such as in Adobe Illustrator?

    Started by automaticad‎, 4th Jul 2013 03:13 am
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    4th Jul 2013 12:51 pm Go to last post
  23. Pause on right double click

    I'm using ACADlt 2014. When I'm doing a command like offset and want to change the amount of the offset, I usually double right click to get me to a command that I can put in a new distance. The...

    Started by DannyH‎, 19th Jun 2013 10:52 pm
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    4th Jul 2013 03:30 am Go to last post
  24. auto label?

    Is there a way to auto label every line length of a schematic so that it displays on the cad drawing? Sort of like using the linear dimension tool but for all available lines of a layer or line...

    Started by l00k_uk‎, 3rd Jul 2013 08:36 am
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    3rd Jul 2013 12:35 pm Go to last post
  25. viewports & bitmaps

    I have been stuck on this for two days. I think that JD may have answered this on a 06/20 post, at least something similar. I'm trying to use a bitmap of a floor plan on a details layout. I have...

    Started by slugula‎, 2nd Jul 2013 08:48 pm
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    3rd Jul 2013 12:30 pm Go to last post

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