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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. Problem with drawing 2-P Circle

    This only happens when using Dynamic Input (DI). I select 2P Circle, click for the first end point, then in the first DI field I write the diameter. I Tab to the second field (for the angle), I...

    Started by rlcad‎, 22nd Dec 2015 07:32 am
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    22nd Dec 2015 08:09 pm Go to last post
  2. How do I get this area conversion?

    Hi guys, I have attached an image, I have opened a file in which I am fallowing along a tutorial and what I noticed was this great feature (see image attached). When I do area measurement I only...

    Started by nowikovs12‎, 8th Dec 2015 09:40 pm
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    22nd Dec 2015 04:48 pm Go to last post
  3. Tif into dwg conversion

    Hey All, Please tell me how i convert Picture TIF format into CAD 8). Advance Thanx, SADIQ.

    Started by Muhammad Sadiq‎, 22nd Dec 2015 11:19 am
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    22nd Dec 2015 02:16 pm Go to last post
  4. Unwanted lines

    I just started using 2015 when I draw I get lines I didn't draw. It looks like trails from a copy command? I've never had this happen on my 2010 version. i've read about mouse trails and graphic card...

    Started by Jeff K‎, 19th Dec 2015 02:37 pm
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    22nd Dec 2015 11:35 am Go to last post
  5. DimAngular

    This is something that has been bugging me and I don't understand what the issue is. When I use DIMANGULAR to measure the angle between 2 lines, in the command prompt it will say 340 but the...

    Started by Andrew1979‎, 8th Dec 2015 06:55 am
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    22nd Dec 2015 07:35 am Go to last post
  6. Aligning 2 objects

    I have 2 lines and I need one's right vertex to be horizontally aligned under the other's left vertex, but to remain at the same relative distance vertically. How can I do this? Thanks.

    Started by rlcad‎, 21st Dec 2015 11:39 am
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    22nd Dec 2015 07:20 am Go to last post
  7. Different scales in length and height

    Hello, Ive got a attached .dwg-file which has different scales in length (1:400) and height (1:100). How do I get it into same scale 1:100? Ive tried to change the insert-scale in x-y in the xref...

    Started by hyb1977‎, 19th Dec 2015 03:00 pm
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    19th Dec 2015 06:17 pm Go to last post
  8. About aligning a 2D section normal to a line

    Hi... I have a 3D curve (spline, not aligned to the principal axes) and a 2D section of a tunnel...what I need to do is to align this 2D section to the curve (from its longitudinal axis in the first...

    Started by jcaz15‎, 18th Dec 2015 05:57 am
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    18th Dec 2015 04:31 pm Go to last post
  9. Help with 2D helix

    Hello all :) I have for a while now encountered a big problem for me drawing a helix in Autocad in 2D. This also include the calculations :ouch: What I am trying to do is bend som acrylic...

    Started by kjetilhansen‎, 15th Dec 2015 01:08 pm
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    16th Dec 2015 06:43 pm Go to last post
  10. Question Is there a way to field data located in a imported excel file?

    The overall goal is to reduce data entry. I have an excel file that has been special pasted into my Autodesk AutoCAD LT. I want to take information from individual cells and make them into...

    Started by PKTCISME‎, 27th Nov 2015 10:19 pm
    autocadlt, excel, fields, reduced data entry
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    16th Dec 2015 05:35 pm Go to last post
  11. Embarrassed Hatch?

    Hello all and to those of you who have an answer to this or maybe autocad cant do my request? I need to overlap one strip or stripe over another solid colour say blue and red.........where the...

    Started by leaf‎, 14th Dec 2015 05:11 pm
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  12. Match Properties Question

    I have been given a tax map drawing, this is the base map of the entire township. I need to change the lot dimensions to one common text height, currently it ranges from 3' to 36' in height. I need...

    Started by njpls‎, 14th Dec 2015 12:40 am
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    14th Dec 2015 02:15 am Go to last post
  13. AutoCAD MEP Fabrication - Where to Start?

    Hi, AutoCAD MEP Fabrication (2016) has been introduced into my office at work, I have never used this product before and have been scanning the internet for various videos and tutorials to help....

    Started by DannySully91‎, 11th Dec 2015 02:25 pm
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  14. Object Snap

    Hello I have two rectangles. I want one side of one rectangle (midpoint) to snap to another side of the second rectangle, exactly at that midpoint. I have OSNAP turned on, with midpoints checked,...

    Started by Casio47‎, 10th Dec 2015 07:05 pm
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  15. Design Center In AutoCAD Architectural

    Hello, I'm having trouble finding my design center in AutoCAD Architectural so I can see all blocks in my drawing. Anybody know where it is, or how I can view my block library in Architectural? ...

    Started by Casio47‎, 1st Dec 2015 04:23 pm
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    10th Dec 2015 07:24 pm Go to last post
  16. Struggling with a couple of aspects of creating a template.

    Need to correct a set of dwt templates that are riddled with errors, the main one being the fact that it loses a lot of perimeter detail when plotted or converted to pdf. None of the...

    Started by kippax‎, 4th Dec 2015 11:53 am
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  17. How is a mobile phone designed using AutoCAD?

    what are the steps to designing it on AutoCAD? Any help will be appreciated

    Started by Liu tree‎, 7th Dec 2015 07:28 am
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    9th Dec 2015 05:37 pm Go to last post
  18. Layout Viewport Struggles

    I need to have 4 different sides of my model in the layout. I created 4 viewports, but when I edit one of them, all of the models are being edited. I understand why this is happening, but I don't...

    Started by HREAM‎, 8th Dec 2015 04:22 pm
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  19. removing borders....

    Imageframe works for images (by setting to "0" or "1") Does anything do the same for inserted OLE objects ?

    Started by kippax‎, 3rd Dec 2015 04:36 pm
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    4th Dec 2015 10:19 am Go to last post
  20. Hole generating software

    I am looking to find a add-in software to use in Autocad for generating tapped holes, dowels, counterbores, clearance holes, etc. Anyone have a lead for me.

    Started by Karl0325‎, 3rd Dec 2015 10:19 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    4th Dec 2015 06:05 am Go to last post
  21. Open Dwg issue

    Not sure what has happened, but when I start autocad and try to open a dwg that is not listed in recently open drawings it prompts me for a path rather then opening a box. Same thing happens if I try...

    Started by njpls‎, 4th Dec 2015 03:16 am
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    4th Dec 2015 03:51 am Go to last post
  22. Everything Created on the 0 Layer

    Hello All, I received a file, where 90% of the objects have been placed on the zero layer. Is there a way where I can select specific objects, with out exploding, to place on another layer?...

    Started by Casio47‎, 3rd Dec 2015 04:55 pm
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  23. Unable to open new dwt templates

    When I try by right clicking on the Layout tab and navigating to the appropriate file the command line reads - "** File T:\Common\Drawing_Office\Templates-Drg_Sheets\A0_Vorlage_ENG.dwt was...

    Started by kippax‎, 2nd Dec 2015 04:30 pm
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  24. How to import coordinates of the points of a geometry??

    Hi, I am new in this forum. I have a question: I want to import coordinates of the points(x,y) of a geometry(2D) in autocad. But i don't know! I am grateful that guide me about this case.

    Started by ali1234‎, 10th Oct 2015 07:37 pm
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  25. Dimension Style Manager

    Hello, I'm a student and I'm using Technical Drawing 101 with Autocad 2016 by Antonio Ramirez as the semester text. I am on chapter 5, Dimensioning, and am working on the "Matching" questions. There...

    Started by taksa02‎, 29th Nov 2015 08:34 pm
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    2nd Dec 2015 02:19 am Go to last post

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