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Forum: Student Project Questions

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  1. How to move a dim text along the leader line. AUTOCAD 2011?

    When dimensionning linear dims using leaders, I can't get the dimtxt to slide from one side of the dim line to the other. The dimtxt only switches side if I place the dimtxt on top or below the dim...

    Started by mattloops‎, 9th Feb 2012 06:17 pm
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  2. Penn Foster Structural Plate 2

    hi all I am working on the Penn Foster Structural Plate 2 and i want to post a screen shot to ask if it looks correct, but i can not figure out how and i dont want to just post my drawing. Can...

    Started by armydude2211‎, 12th Oct 2011 01:48 am
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  3. place text all drawing

    Dear sir I want place same text in all drawing using batch proces. for examble i want place "NOTE" text in all drawing how to do it batch proces. i have 100 files i want add same text. wasting...

    Started by jskvithya‎, 30th Jan 2012 07:42 am
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    30th Jan 2012 12:34 pm Go to last post
  4. dwg to pdf script

    hi! I'm using the script below to convert multiple dwg files to pdf for printing purposes but for some reason Autocad opens all dwg files and stops there...If I do one file at the time manually it...

    Started by 308cad‎, 25th Jan 2012 01:56 pm
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  5. Civil Drafting

    ok, I needed to know how do you move the spot-elevatione with out it flying all over the place?

    Started by bracken2‎, 13th Jan 2012 05:12 pm
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  6. No Model Space

    I used an ‘A’ size Standard DWG, exploded it (in paper space)but cannot find any status bar on bottom with model space, paper space buttons etcon this XP PC. If I click on VIEW, paper space has a...

    Started by azottopilot‎, 17th Jan 2012 04:47 am
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  7. Civil Drafting

    trying to draw cedar park drive. I have read over and over what you have in this forum, but my still dose not come out right. so this is what I'm working on 1 it's at the bottom of a hill side.the...

    Started by bracken2‎, 1st Jan 2012 05:14 pm
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  8. Importing Surveying Points - Map 3D 2012

    So for a school project we went out and collected data points, and recorded the data in Excel. The data is simply the, point number, northing, easting, altitude and description of the point (based...

    Started by Shazam‎, 7th Dec 2011 08:05 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    29th Dec 2011 02:44 am Go to last post
  9. Material libary

    It looks like I dont have any materials in my Autocad. Tools-Palettes-Materials. Can you please advice me where I could get some basic building material libary (like wood, concrete, ...). For free...

    Started by SIDRIX‎, 12th Dec 2011 02:15 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    16th Dec 2011 11:37 pm Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. dimensions

    hi, how could i do a high dimension, it is like +-0,000 for first floor plan, +3000 for second... thanks

    Started by bartymic‎, 11th Dec 2011 06:08 am
    • Replies: 6
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    11th Dec 2011 03:34 pm Go to last post
  12. Penn Foster Oleson Village, Please Help

    I am pretty much stuck at the first BM and POB. I enter the information supplied and it draws a line to approx. 8 o'clock, not where it should go. I have checked my directions and they are set to...

    Started by millerrk‎, 6th Dec 2011 04:25 pm
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  13. How can I drow 3D ramp on AutoCAD???

    the ramp shape is straghit with circular ending and begining...:oops:

    Started by Sarah4arch‎, 27th Oct 2011 10:25 pm
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  14. Structural Drafting - Foundation Plan

    Hi everyone. I'm working on the Structural Drafting project - plate 1 (foundation plan) for Penn Foster and am hung up a bit. I have the I Beams (drawn to exact specs) and footers in place, no...

    Started by CousinIt‎, 26th Nov 2011 06:13 pm
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  15. AutoCAD Map 3D Polyline on Shape file issue

    Hi, im working on a project for university and it involves using .shp files, which i've imported fine, however the problem is that when i draw a line or polyline then save the file, close the...

    Started by mark3h‎, 21st Nov 2011 08:01 pm
    auto cad 3d, map 3d, polyline, shape file, student
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    21st Nov 2011 08:03 pm Go to last post
  16. Drawing not showing on paper space :(

    Hi everyone, I am currently working on the Oleson Village from Penn Foster. I have read a few threads on this forum regarding this project and that's how I got this far. I am almost done with the...

    Started by blue-moonstone‎, 21st Nov 2011 04:21 am
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  17. Penn and Foster Structural Project Help

    Hi all, I am hoping somebody has experience with this and can provide some insight. I have completed the first plate successfully and now am attempting to draw the second which consists of an...

    Started by robxfinch‎, 27th Feb 2010 09:40 pm
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  18. Question Project: Plat Map ~ Help please

    I'm working on a plat map using survey information and could really use some help: ~ Units are set to reflect decimal measurements to a hundredth of a ft and the direction (angle) is set to...

    Started by Brynn‎, 28th Jan 2009 05:36 pm
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  19. Inches to Feet Conversion

    I am currently working on Civil Drafting Project Plate 1 and have run into a problem. I am finished drawing the contour lines and have begun to draw Cedar Park Drive. Problem is when I began to...

    Started by randy3081‎, 11th Nov 2011 03:55 pm
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  20. AUTOCAD 2012 annotation scale arrow gone ?

    I am little new to autocad. I was finishing up my autocad project I noticed that the little arrow next to the annotation scale on the bottom right corner of the page was gone. The little arrow shows...

    Started by fpanjsh4‎, 2nd Nov 2011 02:18 am
    annotation, annotation scale, autocad
    • Replies: 2
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  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 3D Surface

    What is the best method to create a 3D surface on a non planar, irregular object containing an arc and two lines? See below, thanks.

    Started by Weade‎, 19th Oct 2011 07:28 pm
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    19th Oct 2011 09:55 pm Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    19th Oct 2011 07:39 pm Go to last post
  25. Drawing Minor Subdivision of a parcel

    Hi guys, I may be late in posting this. I looked around and finally found this forum. I have a project that requires dividing lots with autocad. The question is like this "Your client has asked that...

    Started by pjimmy74‎, 18th Oct 2011 05:42 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    19th Oct 2011 11:25 am Go to last post

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