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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. I have one weekend to catch up on my course, I am STRESSED

    Hey guys, just recently enrolled in an architecture autocad course and due to unfortunate circumstances I had to miss out on much of the first month and I am BEHIND! I need to do some floor plans...

    Started by folklores‎, 15th Mar 2013 06:51 pm
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  2. Exporting dimensions to Excel

    I actually have two questions, but one may have been answered. In a machine shop environment, the current practice is for an admin person to review the drawing, then take down all dimensions and...

    Started by Dave B‎, 14th Mar 2013 09:47 pm
    export dimensions
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    18th Mar 2013 12:35 pm Go to last post
  3. Proving A Bad Survey Really Is Wrong

    Hello. We have a situation where a licensed land surveyor made a map for a land owner that was accepted by the planning department. The map depicts a fence blocking off a trail that for reasons...

    Started by rps96746‎, 17th Mar 2013 07:43 am
    metes and bounds, proving survey, surveyor
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    17th Mar 2013 06:00 pm Go to last post
  4. No clue where to start

    Hey All, I have to say this is a great forum. I've already seen some good stuff on here. Over the last several months I've had the urge to finally get going with learning AutoCAD. The problem...

    Started by RedRex‎, 13th Mar 2013 05:27 am
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  5. Extend to block?

    hi all, How do I extend a line to a block or trim? seems like every time i trim or extend the line to a block the line won't recognized/notice the block. what can i do?

    Started by gafemon‎, 12th Mar 2013 09:26 pm
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    12th Mar 2013 09:41 pm Go to last post
  6. Question coordinate ; dimensions

    is there a function in autocad that can display the coordinates of a point...like when we use linear dimension lengthe of line is displayed..

    Started by anshulg‎, 11th Mar 2013 02:22 pm
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    12th Mar 2013 07:22 pm Go to last post
  7. "explode" (distance) parts - solids

    Hi, with word EXPLODE i don't meen the explode command. To brake appart part (block or solid). But i would like to "explode" all parts (blocks or solids) appart and move eatch of them some...

    Started by sloman‎, 2nd Dec 2007 11:18 pm
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    12th Mar 2013 06:45 pm Go to last post
  8. blank sheet also automatically ???

    a blank sheet automatically opens along with an exisitng DWG file opening how do I stop autocad from adding a blank sheet into an existing file opening and closing ???

    Started by gibeck‎, 11th Mar 2013 09:05 pm
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    11th Mar 2013 09:19 pm Go to last post
  9. Data Table Type Editing

    Hello, I am having problems regarding Data Table Types. I utilize Excel to build BOM's. I import them through data connection, I than will tell it which cells are Headers / Data / Titles. At...

    Started by Kemphas‎, 27th Feb 2013 06:25 pm
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    11th Mar 2013 07:03 pm Go to last post
  10. best programme to buy?!?!?!?!?

    i have a macbook air os x 10.7.5 - and i am looking at studying interior design. i would like to use CAD software. I was looking at purchasing the design pro enhanced. but it is quite expensive. so i...

    Started by courtneyanna12‎, 11th Mar 2013 04:09 am
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    11th Mar 2013 04:54 pm Go to last post
  11. Drawing of I-beam?

    I am looking to find a sample drawing of how an I beam would connect to a masonry wall, I'm not sure how much detail to add. Does anyone know where to find sample drawings like this?

    Started by escobar147‎, 26th Feb 2013 05:39 pm
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    8th Mar 2013 05:56 pm Go to last post
  12. Plot pop up thingy

    Whenever I send something off to my plotter/printer a thingy pops up in the lower right corner of my screen to tell me that the plotter has finished. Is there a way to make that go away and...

    Started by RBPrice‎, 8th Mar 2013 12:07 am
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    8th Mar 2013 01:36 pm Go to last post
  13. Trimming problem

    Hello! I done something with autocad (2013 architecture) trimming and extension functions. Everytime I try to trim (trim-->enter-->enter) to nearest line, it trims only in cursor square, but not to...

    Started by mb90‎, 7th Mar 2013 06:35 pm
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    7th Mar 2013 07:13 pm Go to last post
  14. Scaling in paper space

    Hi, I am relatively new to CAD and trying to help my partner with electrical and mechanical drawings. I am working from a drawing in model space (previously drawn by a client) and I have...

    Started by raley123‎, 6th Mar 2013 02:00 pm
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  15. Unhappy Error Writing/ Closeing File

    :unsure:

    Started by mfahadrazzaq‎, 6th Mar 2013 09:09 am
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  16. I can't get PAN to work

    Hi, there I just got a new computer, with acad 2012 and now I can't get the scroll wheel to pan and it annoys me to no end. :x I use a Logitech MX 3200 mouse/keyboard set. I have upgraded...

    Started by Onyxalis‎, 5th Mar 2013 10:29 am
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  17. Aligning objects to the grid after copying and pasting - AutoCad 2000

    Hi - I notice that when copying and pasting objects to another part of the same drawing it does not appear to be possible to get an exact alignment with the grid structure. I have done this with...

    Started by Stanier‎, 3rd Mar 2013 06:52 pm
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    4th Mar 2013 12:57 pm Go to last post
  18. Units in ASD 2012

    Hello, I installed ASD 2012 and its default unit system was Imperial. I changed it to metric and everything seemed to be OK. I drew a line 1000 units (millimeters) long, and when I applied a...

    Started by georgiev_g‎, 2nd Mar 2013 11:00 pm
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    3rd Mar 2013 10:24 am Go to last post
  19. Plotting problem

    Hi, I need to plot a drawing and everything is at it's place on the layout. When I look at the preview there are quite a lot of machines missing. All the layers that I want to plot are on. Then I...

    Started by tuudor‎, 28th Feb 2013 10:31 am
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    2nd Mar 2013 03:21 am Go to last post
  20. Selection box not including items not displayed on screen

    I apologize if my following question is hard to understand....I have tried a few ways but can't seem to explain it clearly! When I am selecting items to perform a command on using a window (ie...

    Started by jiggly_jelloo‎, 28th Feb 2013 10:30 pm
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    2nd Mar 2013 02:03 am Go to last post
  21. Question Measuring the "Angle" between Curves/Arcs

    I have two identically-drawn arcs, with their midpoints centered on the same x/y point. One of these arcs has been slightly rotated about that midpoint by some "R degrees". My question is, how...

    Started by stopandgo‎, 1st Mar 2013 06:11 pm
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    2nd Mar 2013 01:49 am Go to last post
  22. Using Title Block Templates

    Thanks to the advice given to me in this forum, I was able to draw A1, A3 and A4 title blocks in model space before giving each of these title block drawings a layout paperspace tab at the correct...

    Started by j4cksincl4ir‎, 1st Mar 2013 05:36 pm
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    1st Mar 2013 06:22 pm Go to last post
  23. Autocad 2000 lt

    Just started using Autocad. Using Bob McFarlane's Beginning Autocad 2000. Would someone who has this book please clarify the instruction on Page 45 (First instruction) "Grid and snap method". ...

    Started by scottowner‎, 20th Feb 2013 06:41 pm
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    1st Mar 2013 11:51 am Go to last post
  24. Need Electrical DWG

    :) hi. every one ...... i need Electrical Drawing for practice. plz any one help me o:) thanks & regards

    Started by mfahadrazzaq‎, 28th Feb 2013 12:20 pm
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  25. Exclamation Do not message moderators

    Listen to me, if you are new to this board Do Not go straight to the moderators or the people with the highest's post (Why me?). You will most likely get instant results from a Thread question. I...

    Started by Currahee‎, 21st Feb 2013 04:55 pm
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    28th Feb 2013 10:06 am Go to last post

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