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Assign Object Data to Geometrie Data in Autocad Map3D or Civil 3D

I have lines in my Drawing. All of them has Start Z and End Z geometry-values. In the Object Data every line has variables named Start_z and Ende_Z. I want to copy all Start_Z-Values to the Start Z ...
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How do I convert the diagrams provided by a public tender from pdf into dwg without losing the grey lines?

The Client provided pdf file for the existing diagrams of a Building Services Engineering public tender project I am handling. Asking for the dwg file from the client is not available because I am ...
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AutoCAD circle dimension annotation meanings

What do the following annotations mean in this AutoCAD drawing mean? R1.25 TYP (circle/hole Left) 2XØ1.0 (circle/hole Right) Ø1.25 (circle/hole Bottom) Based on ...
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Is there a way to get the overall dimensions of an object in AutoCAD (2018)?

I have some DXF/DWG files that I imported into illustrator, but the dimensions seem off by about 5mm. I don't know how to use anymore (last used more than 15 years ago) and I can see two tools, ...
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New to AutoCAD, trying to accomplish a simple task of trying to simulate how much force can a U channel withstand

Sorry if my question or parts of it seem vague or stupid, I'm fairly new to mechanical engineering. I'm part of a team that is building a simulator platform and I am mostly at the helm of the software ...
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Is it possible to import 3D solids into Parts Builder in AutoCAD Civil 3D

I am new to 3D modelling and Part Builder in Civil 3D, but I believe for very complex objects, such as valve chambers that contain various intricate details, it will be much easier to model in the 3D ...
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What is the suitable multiplier for all units?

I create Auto CAD Drawing using Primary units decimal (mm). I need to add alternative unit as Architectural. What is the suitable multiplier for all units? After adding new value
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Automatic letter connection for plasma cut parts with nested holes

Something I'm consistently running into as an issue is connecting letters so they don't fall out or leave a missing unconnected hole in a letter that is cut out of metal. Is there a way to ...
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(AutoCAD) How to change font style for multiple items at once?

I have the following problem. I have pulled some labels from QGIS to AutoCAD LT with the following settings (image below). I want to have the font bold. Unfortunately, the AutoCAD LT doesn't render ...
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Find profile view when having frontal and top views

I need to find profile view of an drawing when I have frontal and top views.
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Autocad Electrical 2022 flags a file as modified even if I just scroll around in it, is there a way to disable that?

I'm new to using autocad, so I'll open up a document, look at it and close it without changing anything, but if I scrolled around it flags the files as modified and asks if I want to save them. It's ...
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In AutoCAD 2015 is it possible to dynamically label a line with bearing and distance?

In my AutoCAD 2015 project, I would like to label lines with a bearing and distance, similar to the image below, ideally in a way that allows them to dynamically update if I adjust the lines. I've ...
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AutoCAD - missing icons in Tool Palettes

I have a problem with my Tool Palettes. Currently tried several methods, which unfortunately didn't bring the desired result. The situation looks as follows: After loading the palette from the file (....
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In which file format are technical drawings saved/stored? How can the data be exchanged between other software?

I just want to know how the information contained in technical drawings is stored? Is there a kind of major representation/file format such as the boundary representation? Is all the information ...
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AutoCAD: Help with exporting micrometer details to PDF

I'm using AutoCAD and am trying to export a photolithography mask to a PDF file so it can be viewed and shown to others outside of the AutoCAD program. I'm having trouble with this, as whenever I ...
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How are 2D views from a 3D CAD Model stored in STEP-File with Boundary Representation generate for engineers to define details? And why?

I am new in this topic and need some help. There are 3D CAD models (stored as STEP Files with the boundary representation) and some engineers need 2D views of these models for further processing. With ...
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Using FreeCAD to retrieve planform area of aircraft

I have a science project I'm working on that involves a need to know the planform area of airplanes. The planform area is the area of an airplane as viewed from above the plane. I was told by someone ...
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How do I get a DXF file from Blender without splitting the faces into triangles?

I've got a flat model in Blender that I need to convert to DXF format for a laser cutter. However, when I export the file as a DXF, it automatically splits up every polygon face to a triangle. I don't ...
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Autocad- Aligning 4 corners to 4 different lines

To explain the situation, I am creating a site plan (using Autocad 2022), I have a building that is angled within a complex property. The 4 corners of the building are dimensioned to a property line(...
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Should a stiffener be hatched

In my course it's preferred not to hatch ribs and webs so should I consider a stiffener like them and not hatch it or is it different and why ?
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What are these hidden lines tangent to the circle?

I don't understand what the hidden lines are nor the fillets tangent to the center line of the circles if someone can help with the 3d isometric that would help a lot.
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Trying to draw rib tangent to a circle AutoCad 3d modeling

I'm trying to draw a rib tangent to a circle but If some one can link a video or a tutorial on how to do that I'd be really thankful here's the drawing in 2d (the rib is highlighted with the red ...
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Projecting side surface from a 3D object made by lofting in autocad into 2D

i have made a 3d object by lofting two circles in autocad: Now I want to project the newly made side surface (without the two original circles) into 2D so I can make it with sheet metal. By ...
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Dynamic Input in AutoCAD gives unexpected result when moving object?

Suppose I have a circle with a diameter of 1000 units, located at [1000, 1000, 0] coordinate. When I move the circle using Command Line, using its center point as base, and I intend to move it to [...
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Aligning objects to each other in AutoCad

I have two symbolic valves I would like to align in Autocad 2021 (a threeway valve on top and normal valve underneath). I am trying to create a line between the midpoint of both valves. But if the ...
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How can I join a assortment of points kind of forming an ellipse but not a perfect one

I have already tried spline lines and polyline. I just want to join the points so that they form a curve, its not a perfect ellipse therefore I am not able to get the desired result from the ellipse ...
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Automatic dimensioning

I have set of random points in the workspace as shown in the figure. I want to automatically dimension those points (Linear dimension only) in the best possible way by using any programming language ...
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Is there a way to permanently change all the decimals in AutoCAD to 2?

For example 1.5678 I would like to change to 1.57 Permanently, meaning that every time I open another project, all the digits are in 2 decimal places only. is there a way to make it like that?
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What if the paper of my drawing changes at the last moment?

I have a full set of about 500 drawings sheets, in Autodesk AutoCAD 2018, with layouts, paper sizes and scales set up for an A0 paper, meant to be printed in A0 at the project beginning. At the very ...
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Bulk edit or script multiple DXF files

I have several hundred .dxf files that are all pretty simple rectangles with MText inside. I am looking for a way to, in bulk, convert the MText to Polylines (TXTEXP) without having to open each file ...
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Exporting Civil 3d Model to Google Earth (KML) shows strange triangular shadows

I am trying to export civil 3d model but when i do so the kml output shows shadows. Please refer attached image. Is there any settings in Civil 3d to remove them. Please help
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DWG specification document for parsing a DWG file?

I am extending the Apache Tika parser for DWG files so that I can parse text out of DWG files. Currently someone else has written some basic metadata parsing which is great. But the newer versions of ...
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How draw sections of stairs in autocad?

I am trying to draw a section from the front look of the unit and I am struggling with the stairs. The stairs on the plan below are located on the right side and I wish to draw the view out of them ...
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How to draw orthogonal lines between two points in AutoCad which will be redrawn automatically if the points are shifted?

I was wondering how to do the following in AutoCAD: Suppose we have two snap-points, say one at 0,0 and other at 100,50. I want to draw a line (or a polyline) between these two points such that (a) ...
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How common is it to use more than two Rebar rows in a beam (bottom or top rebar)?

I'm programming a drawing plugin for autocad to draw cross-section in beams and ribs. I need to know if it is worth it to add (to my plugin) the feature to add more than two rebar rows, or if I'll be ...
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extruded Boss/Base error

im importing my 2D sketch from AutoCAD and trying to extrude base in Solidworks. I realized that when I tried to extrude a shape, it's connected to another shape, and it's extruding together with it ...
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Autocad start drawing away from the Z=0 (non-coplanar)

I'm having an issue when I draw some elements. They are been drawn away from the Z=0, is causing to be non-coplanar with other elements. So, I cannot make fillets or can find crossing points. I don't ...
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I have 3D model ready in Autocad. I would like to color it and extract a 2D png file from it to use

I am new to the AutoDesk AutoCAD drawing software. I would be really appreciated it if someone could help me out. I will attach the image of the content. I found 3D drawing from the internet, which ...
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Solidworks static simulation having issues

I've got everything set. Material is aluminum alloy 6061. I've set the component contacts to no penetration. I have a contact set where both blocks meet and keep getting the same error. The bottom ...
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How do split drawings from this without losing their dimension Autocad

I have a dxf file converted to dwg (unit: millimeters). There are 6 different drawings in the same file, How do I split those to different sheet. I wanted to take their consumption, as they are going ...
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Getting the elevation of a specific point of a elevation gridline

In a highway Project, I have to design a road connecting to roads together. The map I have on AutoCAD is a elevation gridlines map and I have x, y and z coordinates but I don't know how to get an ...
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Tan Tan Radius in AutoCAD doesn't put circle on right side

I've been struggling to this for some time now and can't really find the answer on the web, but: sometimes when I want to set circle inside of an angle, it just throws it out on the wrong side. Like ...
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Where can i download AutoCad Tutorials?

I'm pursuing Mechanical Engineering and i need to learn AUTOCAD, is there any site where i can download free video tutorials
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Why in paper space of AutoCAD 3D are colors of object shade not displaying

I am using AutoCAD 2016. In model space, I draw a colored 3D object. Then I made an isometric view of that object in the paper space (layout page). In the 'Appearance' section of 'Drawing View Editor' ...
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Fusion 360: Measurement issues to Slicer Software

So I made a design for the Autodesk Competition but for some reason, I have never had this issue, but when I export to .obj and open in S3D, it doesn't convert the measurements. My meaning: I have a 3....
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Which program should I use to find moment of inertia of complex sections?

It is an aluminium section for a mullion and transom and the autocad drawing I have is very complex and I tried using autocad mechanical but it does not work as I am not able to select the area as it ...
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How can I see the scale of a DWG file?

We've been given a DWG file from a topographic survey of our garden. It looks great but when I try to measure dimensions of objects in Autodesk I know the real world size of, they're off by a factor ...
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Measure distance between a circle and an ellipse center in autocad/inventor

I am working on a robotics project, I got a SolidWorks sldprt/step model of the robot(cca. 40 solids). However, I have only Autocad/and Inventor available. I need to measure a distance from n ellipse ...
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what should be the size of gate? [closed]

what should be the size of gate? if street 8 ft according to house map Car entrance gate 11 ft can corolla grande car enter into the gate easily with some moves?
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How to know the maximum offset distance in solidworks that doesn't result a defromed shape

using the offset tool on surfaces can result a shape different from the one offset from, as in broken lines or edges instead of curves like this: is there a way to know the maximum distance i can ...
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