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Forum: Student Project Questions

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.

  1. Unhappy [HELP] Convert Block to 3Dsolid

    Hello to all, I am new at forums, this is my first post, but i expect to remain here. I am an Autocad noob (started this year at college). Our exercise was to create this Construction Detail in 3D...

    Started by Pintoleite‎, 4th Apr 2012 06:03 pm
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    3dface, 3dsolid, blocks, list, noob
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    11th Apr 2012 06:50 pm Go to last post
  2. Zoom, xp

    If my scale is 1"=40' and my drawing scale factor is 480 what is my zoom, xp scale in paper space?

    Started by Bampmp‎, 13th Mar 2013 08:21 pm
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    14th Mar 2013 02:52 pm Go to last post
  3. Xref Copy

    I tried to make a copy of an Xref drawing then when I opened it some drawings were missing. Why did that happen?

    Started by Baiksu‎, 7th Apr 2013 01:34 am
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    8th Apr 2013 03:30 am Go to last post
  4. X Y coordinates

    How can I turn the coordinates into regular x y coordinates or gps coordinates? I am using autocad map 2008.

    Started by jgrand‎, 15th Dec 2011 04:17 pm
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  5. Wrong dims used

    Hi, I have completed a drawing and not used the correct dimension. Instead of using 15.50m I have drawn 1550 so 100 times bigger. The problem not realised until I am putting on paper and the scale is...

    Started by dave59‎, 6th Jun 2012 07:37 pm
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    7th Jun 2012 08:35 am Go to last post
  6. working with curves and circles

    Hello all. I am extremely new to AutoCAD 2012. I haven't used the software since CAD R10 back in the stone age so this is a huge learning experience for me. I am trying to duplicate a "simple"...

    Started by DonnyBrook‎, 23rd Sep 2012 02:00 pm
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  7. Window corner with slide part, concrete detail!

    Hello all, i am a student and new to this forum and I haven't stop reading it since. So I will stick around! Anyway I found you guys by looking for a corner window plan, where the it also has a...

    Started by AutoSaint‎, 27th Aug 2011 04:35 pm
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    29th Aug 2011 01:29 pm Go to last post
  8. Question What is the best laptop for autocad 2012 under $1000?

    I am a new student this semester and want to purchase a laptop for all of my schoolwork. One of my instructors recommended a Toshiba but the laptops I looked at at best buy seem to all have small...

    Started by Deneyeone‎, 4th Feb 2012 05:38 pm
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    7th May 2012 01:32 pm Go to last post
  9. What am I missing/ did wrong?

    Help would be appreciated.

    Started by artemisrpg‎, 18th Nov 2014 11:25 pm
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    25th Nov 2014 09:03 am Go to last post
  10. WBlock

    hi team I needed to change the size of my tree block this is the ? project manager now says that the trees in the subdivision need to have smaller diameters (10 feet instead of 15feet in...

    Started by bracken2‎, 21st Sep 2011 01:35 pm
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  11. Viewres

    What does Viewres command do? :unsure:

    Started by Baiksu‎, 19th Nov 2012 03:45 am
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  12. Unhappy ViewPort Question

    Hello!! I have a titleblock in my paper space, and want to make a viewport of an area in my model space. The viewport area in the picture above is the upper rectangle: I want to display...

    Started by Restyl‎, 11th Nov 2016 05:24 pm
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    11th Nov 2016 06:37 pm Go to last post
  13. Viewport colour to Xrefs

    When I change the Xref colour using floating model space and viewport colour in layer manager, for a particular viewport, how can I keep that colour setting for when I replace that xref with a new...

    Started by Baiksu‎, 17th May 2014 03:38 am
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  14. Urgent

    I just overvrote my new projects autocad file with the old one, so I lost my days work, maybe there is a way to get it back, maybe I have in the folder the .bak file of the new project, If it means...

    Started by SIDRIX‎, 19th Jun 2013 09:30 am
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    25th Jun 2013 11:54 am Go to last post
  15. up date on my project

    hi, autocad friends, I had to redraw my project, if you could please look it over to see if I'm on the right track, thanks,

    Started by bracken2‎, 21st Aug 2011 07:33 pm
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    22nd Aug 2011 10:45 am Go to last post
  16. typing does not show the commands list!

    Hello! I need help with this. If anyone can help me I´ll be soooo thankfull I recently downloaded in my new computer the version of autocad 2011, but when I type letters for the command list to...

    Started by elisamar35‎, 26th Mar 2012 07:30 pm
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    26th Mar 2012 07:35 pm Go to last post
  17. Trying to Erase 4 lines from a project

    hello I am new to this forum and I am enrolled student studying Autocad 2010 with distant learning school Penn Foster. I am trying to erase four lines from a project. As newby to this I...

    Started by bibi‎, 26th Oct 2011 12:17 am
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    26th Oct 2011 08:19 pm Go to last post
  18. Tolerances and Dimension symbols

    I am trying to dimension a v-anvil for a pf project, but I'm not sure how I would add the dimension symbols or tolerance levels. Any ideas?

    Started by cosme017‎, 19th Jun 2013 12:02 am
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  19. This problem is just bugging me it seems off.

    This is a problem from this text book http://www.cengage.com/search/productOverview.do?N=11&Ntk=all%7C%7CP_Isbn13&Ntt=9781111309572#Overview It just seems off to me and I can't get started on the...

    Started by jbgraphic‎, 3rd Nov 2013 01:07 am
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  20. Thanks everyone!

    I have successfully completed the Penn Foster program with a final grade of 88%. There's a chance I might be able to move into the drafting/assembly department here at work now that I am finished...

    Started by progman‎, 19th Oct 2011 03:01 pm
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    19th Oct 2011 07:39 pm Go to last post
  21. Thank you, and a question

    I've been lurking for some time and posted once. The advice and encouragement given then was very helpful; thank you. I'd thought I had posted a follow up including which book I'd purchased, but I...

    Started by BeckyW‎, 5th Jun 2014 01:48 am
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    14th Jul 2014 01:40 pm Go to last post
  22. Smile Thank you!!!

    Thanks for all the help I finally finished the course!

    Started by ConfusedStudent‎, 19th Jul 2015 11:20 pm
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  23. Angry Teeth on a curve?

    Hey Guys, Once again my class is asking me to draw something I never have, with zero instruction. Did I mention the textbook has zero drawing instruction in it LOL. So I am drawing this part...

    Started by Behemothrex‎, 30th Jul 2015 02:57 am
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    5th Aug 2015 10:19 pm Go to last post
  24. Tangent Tangent raduis

    I am trying to connect two Circle with another curve that is tangent to these two circle at a radius of 3. When I use the Tan-Tan rad command the new circle connects both the circle but with a...

    Started by Rag742‎, 25th Feb 2013 07:24 pm
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    26th Feb 2013 05:17 pm Go to last post
  25. Question Surveyor bearings PROBLEM

    Sup forum, im having a weird problem. as im trying to input some bearings on my drawing. @ 178.48<n41d35'15"e is what i type in. but i cant press enter to compete the...

    Started by paisis123‎, 28th Sep 2011 08:07 pm
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    1st Nov 2011 08:32 pm Go to last post

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