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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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Autocad - Filletedge a Box

I am just starting in Autocad 2018, under 3D Basics tools. I have created a BOX, and then I am trying to apply the FILLETEDGE ...
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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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Adding an incrementing variable on autocad script

I have the code below: ...
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is there a command to make pdfattach becomes editable like the command of pdfimport?

The difference between pdfattach and pdfimport commands is that, I can click multiple pdf using pdfattach, but it seems that I cant select any geometry out of it? But by using pdfimport, I can select ...
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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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Angled Nozzle on Pressure Vessel - Weld Preperation

I wonder if anyone can help! I'm trying to model 3D geometry of nozzle to shell weld. I am having issues ascertaining correct bevel angle at a given point. Surely the bevel angle would change due to ...
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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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Half sectional views of Plummer block

I am trying to assemble the parts of Plummer block and draw the half sectional views from the front as given here I am facing some trouble understanding a few sectional views. In this view I am ...
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AutoCAD Boundary Trim with Multiple Boundaries?

So for a particular task I need to trim and remove cells from a boundary with an action macro I can accomplish this fairly simply using the following procedure. Create unit cell (closed polylines) ...
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How to scale a 3D object on 2 dimensions only?

How can I scale a 3D object only on 2 dimensions with Autocad? For instance, I would like to scale a complex object whose maximum dimensions are 50x30x10 (on axes x...
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How to put the green diamond back in it's original position in AutoCAD 2018

How would I go about resetting the position of the green diamond which acts as an anchor point for these text objects? The idea is to be able to move the text box around with the green diamond in it'...
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AutoCAD 2019: How do I Find the Perfect Angles to Match Line Endpoints

I'm trying to match up two lines on a drawing I am doing, without changing the length of either line. There is a perfect set of angles to do so- I just don't know what it each. Is there a built in ...
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Autocad "Aligned" Constraint - distance between two parallel lines

I am creating the 3d Design in Autodesk Autocad 2017. I need to specify distance between two parallel lines, I could successfully defined the parallel constraint but not able to add constraint that ...
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NumPad shortcut keys in AutoCAD 2018

I'm using an engineering software based on Autodesk AutoCAD 2018 OEM and I need to assign keyboard shortcuts to NumPad keys directly, without any modifier (SHIFT, CTRL, ALT). On older version of ...
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Understanding AutoCAD plugin files by Example

I am interested in developing an AutoCAD plugin and am trying to understand the relationships between several different types of AutoCAD plugin files: Managed DLLs that ship with AutoCAD plugins ARX ...
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Simple and easy Open Source CAD tools for basic 2D and 3D designs [closed]

We are planning to start a basic course on Computer Aided Designs (2D and 2D) for high school kids. The idea is to help them shape their innovative ideas into something tangible. We shall finally ...
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Autocad - multipage drawing with all content in the same model space

I have inherited a set of templates for creating drawings for solar panel projects. Each set is about 12 pages and only 2-4 pages are different between projects. Several pages are actually just ...
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How to remove unwanted line from 2d trimming?

I have a problem when I'm extruding a trimmed surface, it's look alright in isometric view, but in 2d view it shows unrelated line due to the trimming of the circle as show in the photo below, any ...
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How to create a buffer along a curve in Rhinoceros 5? [closed]

Say I have a line (0,0)<--->(1,0) and I want to make a rounded "buffer" along it (or any curve, just keeping it simple) in such a way that I now have a closed ...
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Is it Possible to Automatically Transform an Image of an Object into a Line Drawing in AutoCAD?

I have many photos of devices which must be traced into AutoCAD. Is there any software for tracing object edges/outlines automatically so that a Primary Plan of the object can be made in AutoCAD? For ...
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What is a void in CAD

I'm using existing architectural designs and some mechanical designs too, all CAD files in formats *.dwg, *.dgn and the drawings have smart solid geometries including voids. Using CAD software what is ...
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Designing a Parallel Robot by Autocad

These days I'm designing a 5-DOF parallel manipulator with Autocad. Though I know that some people might say that Autocad is not a proper software for robot designing but I only have access to this ...
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How can I draw Voronoi regions in curved surfaces in AutoCAD?

How can I automatically compute and draw/display the Voronoi diagram of a given set of vertices on a surface in AutoCAD? A "Voronoi Sketch Generator" is the best I could come up with on a google ...
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Convert 2D projections to 3D View in AutoCAD

Suppose I have three 2D drawings prepared in AutoCAD LT. That 2D drawings are supposed to represent top, left and front projections of the 3D solid body. How can I view that 3D solid body?
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Stretch part of object in Autocad or 123D Design

I'm quite new to using 3D Drawing programs, except a bit of work in Google's Sketchup. As I'm trying to draw a model that should be 3D printed, and heared that Sketchup is kinda bad practice for this, ...