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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. 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
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    12th Jul 2013 03:41 pm Go to last post
  2. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    11th Jul 2013 06:28 pm Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
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    8th Jul 2013 11:51 am Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
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    5th Jul 2013 12:40 pm Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Jul 2013 12:35 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Jul 2013 12:30 pm Go to last post
  19. AutoCAD app for mac

    Hi, I'm a builder that is after a relativelty low cost AutoCAD program that I can design sections and details of my current projects and email or print them off for my suppliers, clients etc. Such as...

    Started by mbuilder‎, 2nd Jul 2013 02:32 pm
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    2nd Jul 2013 07:44 pm Go to last post
  20. Dynamic blocks

    Dear Community, I am not an autocad professional and I am not trying to be one. But I produce windows and doors. and I reproduce the same drawing in the attachment a lot. Is there a way to make...

    Started by NightMist‎, 27th Jun 2013 07:54 pm
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    2nd Jul 2013 02:18 pm Go to last post
  21. Smart Dimension and Handle of Spline?

    I wonder if AutoCAD has a feature of smart dimension and handle of spline (tangent weighting). If yes, how to?

    Started by automaticad‎, 2nd Jul 2013 11:35 am
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  22. Blocks on Layer 0

    Pardon me if this subject has been covered previously. What is the general feeling about building blocks on layer 0 then using the layer controls to change the colors etc. after they are dropped...

    Started by Chilidawg‎, 1st Jul 2013 05:33 pm
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  23. Hatch out of bounds?

    When i hatch an area, i's fine, but when i matchprop to another (witch is out of bounds) it goes out of bounds. All of my hatches went out of bounds at some point. I have no idea what i did. ...

    Started by byk3bep‎, 20th Jun 2013 01:37 pm
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    30th Jun 2013 02:03 pm Go to last post
  24. Inserting Blocks

    Ok this is driving me nuts. When inserting certain blocks that were created in the 0 layer, they are not taking on the color of the layer in which I insert them. Now when I click on the object, it...

    Started by lazydwoodworks‎, 28th Jun 2013 01:41 pm
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    28th Jun 2013 06:32 pm Go to last post
  25. White Angle Boxes MAC 2012

    Hello! While drafting floor plans; lines, fillet, Radius, Snap lines, there are small white boxes showing there is an angle or radius. They are getting in the way of drafting, slowing down my program...

    Started by djleon‎, 27th Jun 2013 10:47 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    27th Jun 2013 11:03 pm Go to last post

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