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Forum: Student Project Questions

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  1. 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
  2. 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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    26th Nov 2011 11:43 pm Go to last post
  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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
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    11th Dec 2011 03:34 pm Go to last post
  6. 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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  7. 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
  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. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    1st Jan 2012 10:17 pm Go to last post
  10. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    17th Jan 2012 05:16 am Go to last post
  11. 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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    22nd Jan 2012 08:33 pm Go to last post
  12. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    25th Jan 2012 03:01 pm Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. 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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    9th Feb 2012 07:25 pm Go to last post
  16. Question Blocks

    Hi there, hope someone can help me. I have been asked to create some blocks using attributes from a drawings and then save them into the 'blocks folder' with all the others, however when I go to...

    Started by Leelee‎, 16th Feb 2012 02:50 am
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    16th Feb 2012 12:13 pm Go to last post
  17. How to complete this PIECE by using tangency ?

    Hi , I'm trying to draw this PIECE on AutoCAD but I get stuck on these highlighted Lines ! And this is the final result :glare:

    Started by moce‎, 17th Feb 2012 07:18 pm
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    18th Feb 2012 05:45 pm Go to last post
  18. Drawing Drafting with autocad elective

    Hi everyone I am working on drafting with autocad elective project (civil drafting).I am almost done with my contours .But it is very surprising to me that some of my contours are overlaping.I could...

    Started by HARPAL‎, 18th Feb 2012 03:05 pm
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    18th Feb 2012 07:49 pm Go to last post
  19. orthographic projections??

    hi guys excuse me i need help in orthographic projections please the drawing is attached

    Started by megamind‎, 23rd Feb 2012 10:39 pm
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  20. Smile gerotor assigment

    hello people Just wanting to know if there is anybody with Gerotor drawing that i could download so i can practice for my assessment next week at college. like a idiot i have lost my hand out and...

    Started by bobdylan‎, 6th Mar 2012 01:01 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    6th Mar 2012 01:25 pm Go to last post
  21. PennFoster-Oleson Village-Finalization questions

    I am currently taking the PennFoster-Drafting with AutoCAD course and a few questions on the AutoCAD Commands:Blocks and Layers Project Booklet (aka-Oleson Village). I have reviewed previous posts,...

    Started by sdick‎, 26th Feb 2012 07:26 am
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    8th Mar 2012 12:07 am Go to last post
  22. Unhappy curved zigzags

    Hi, I am new to autocad and new to forums so please be nice! I need to draw a curved zigzag with rounded points in autocad. I have managed to draw a curved zigzag with the zigzag linetype but it has...

    Started by rosierosiepinksocks‎, 9th Mar 2012 05:35 pm
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    10th Mar 2012 06:42 am Go to last post
  23. Different horizonal and vertical scaling

    Hello newbie here, So my project is to design a sewer from elevation points we surveyed out in the field. So far I have created a polyline which represents the surface we surveyed. Our instructor...

    Started by OrionTheHunter‎, 9th Mar 2012 12:54 am
    block, horizontal, profile, scaling, vertical
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    26th Mar 2012 04:30 pm Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    26th Mar 2012 07:35 pm Go to last post
  25. Need help on structural drafting project

    i've read this instructions like 1000x times and i dont understand it, can someone help me. pg 8 and before these instructions i was suppose to make a title block which i did...

    Started by Firligic‎, 28th Dec 2010 05:56 am
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    • Replies: 42
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    28th Mar 2012 05:14 pm Go to last post

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