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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 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
  2. Data from shop for architects / CAD

    Hello everybody, currently I'm doing an internship at an online store. My task is now to find out which data and information we should provide to our different target groups (eg architects). ...

    Started by LisaMariaH‎, 10th Dec 2015 01:03 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    14th Feb 2016 03:46 am Go to last post
  3. defining drawing limits

    my professor in college wants me to define my drawing limits to 120' wide*90' high, how do i do that? im using autocad 2013 Lt

    Started by badlander‎, 18th Aug 2012 03:20 pm
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  4. DesignCenter Woes

    DesignCenter is supposed to adjust from metric to Imperial on the fly when one moves blacks to and fro, correct? According to the Mastering AutoCAD 2k6 textbook, it is. Its not happening for...

    Started by BIGMIKE09281946‎, 31st Jan 2009 02:48 am
    • Replies: 6
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    2nd Feb 2009 11:05 am Go to last post
  5. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    26th Mar 2012 04:30 pm Go to last post
  6. Dimension size?

    When I add dimensions to this drwaing they are displayed in a 1:1 scale that is too small for viewing. What is the scaling method to make them correctly sized and visible I can't recall?

    Started by Sluman‎, 15th Feb 2014 11:42 am
    • Replies: 1
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    15th Feb 2014 12:16 pm Go to last post
  7. Dimensioning a circle in isometric view

    I am having a problem filleting two circles. the drawing was done using 2D polyline per instructions from worldclass.com wesite. I have attached a copy of the drawing, and the drawing has two red...

    Started by Tony D‎, 25th Aug 2011 09:01 pm
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    30th Aug 2011 12:40 pm Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. Dng, wmf,dxf

    What are they? What do they stand for?

    Started by Baiksu‎, 12th Oct 2012 06:16 am
    • Replies: 1
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    12th Oct 2012 07:08 am Go to last post
  10. Door distance

    Hello all, I just have a general question. Im working on plate 1 of the electrical project, when I did the floor plan for the HVAC plates I just placed the doors where I was able to figure them out. ...

    Started by mknj61‎, 27th Jun 2016 01:57 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    28th Jun 2016 11:10 pm Go to last post
  11. Unhappy Doors and windows

    I have several floor plans drawn for my projects. This is probably a silly question, but I'm going to ask it anyway. I can't seem to find out. How do I draw the doors and windows on the floor plans?...

    Started by Legacy14‎, 13th Jul 2015 09:42 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    14th Jul 2015 07:12 pm Go to last post
  12. Question Drafting projects

    I am working on my drafting projects. What is the best way to draw the lines for the floor plans? Is it okay to use the MLINE command or is there a better way to get the 6" and 4" walls? :unsure:

    Started by Legacy14‎, 18th Jun 2015 07:02 pm
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    30th Jun 2015 07:28 pm Go to last post
  13. Drafting to scale in AutoCad...

    Hey everyone, I have an assignment on producing the architectural drawing set of Palladio's Villa Cornaro. For my floor plan, i'm supposed to use the scale 1/16=1'-0"...now the weird part is that my...

    Started by LaLaDavies‎, 9th Oct 2012 03:06 am
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    11th Oct 2012 10:45 am Go to last post
  14. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    18th Feb 2012 07:49 pm Go to last post
  15. Unhappy Drafting with Autocad/pen foster- HVAC EXAM

    Please can someone help with with this exam because i do not know how to draw the duct with multiples sizes and transfer it from circular to rectangular one

    Started by wisam‎, 9th Nov 2013 04:32 am
    • Replies: 4
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    15th Nov 2013 11:53 am Go to last post
  16. Drawing a Curve Line

    I can't seem to get a curve line the way it should be using the "ARC command" Attached is an image and where the dashed line inside the red lines is what I am trying to draw using the ARC command. I...

    Started by Tony D‎, 8th Sep 2011 01:35 am
    • Replies: 3
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    8th Sep 2011 08:42 am Go to last post
  17. Drawing a title block

    How do I draw a 24x36 landscape border for trimming?

    Started by 12barbeque‎, 8th Feb 2014 11:59 pm
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    11th Feb 2014 02:41 am Go to last post
  18. drawing exercise question

    hi there, im newb and just starting CAD, i spent a whole morning still cant figure out how to draw this about the R30 arc part, does anyone could help me? thanks!!

    Started by solid654321‎, 17th Feb 2017 06:29 am
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  19. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    21st Nov 2011 04:05 pm Go to last post
  20. Drawing objects with UTM Coordinates

    For my course I have to learn some basic autoCAD, and for a task I've been given a rough site map (3 roads and a river making an enclosed rectangular area, there's a couple of gates and a couple of...

    Started by Zigster‎, 8th Sep 2014 12:30 pm
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    • Replies: 17
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    5th Oct 2015 08:30 am Go to last post
  21. Drawing Thiessen polygons(rainfall)

    Hello there! I have a project due Tuesday and I have to calculate the precipitation using thiessens polygons.I have georeferenced the map , drawn the basin, connected the 6 points together and...

    Started by ducky29‎, 14th Jan 2016 10:17 pm
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    • Replies: 12
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    16th Jan 2016 11:51 pm Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. Easiest way to get the isometric view for these examples?

    Started by mikeyyy‎, 27th Mar 2014 01:11 am
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    15th Apr 2014 04:11 pm Go to last post
  24. Elective civil drafting 2-3

    Is anyone discover the elective civil drafting plat 2-3 yet.? I was busy working up in the north slope(alaska) for the last 2 weeks just get back to town and didnt get chance for the past 2 weeks...

    Started by solo8591‎, 29th Aug 2013 01:03 am
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    7th Nov 2013 05:18 am Go to last post
  25. elective civil drafting for plate 2-3

    I am on the final plate to complete the course, I did plate 2-1 and 2-3 and working on the 2-3 on the elective civil drafting project. i need some help in this one how to make the profile cut...

    Started by solo8591‎, 15th Aug 2013 01:22 am
    • Replies: 7
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    20th Aug 2013 12:55 am Go to last post

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