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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, ...
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How can I get the Zoom button to be visible while I'm on the Home tab?

I'm using AutoCAD 2015. While I'm drawing, I spend most of my time on the Home ribbon tab. I like the Zoom ribbon button, but it is on the View tab. Is there any way to move the Zoom button to the ...
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Working out functional gear in AutoCad

The title pretty much sums up the question, but basically I need to create 3 sizes of gears. I have tried 2 shapes, the first being basic rectangles. However, according to my Engineering teacher, ...
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How to subtract a region where two solids intersect?

In Autocad 2015 for Mac, I have created a cylinder with a torus wrapped around it. The torus is 2 mm thick, with 1 mm embedded inside the cylinder and 1 mm outside. I want to subtract the torus from ...
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How do I batch plot drawings in monochrome without editing DWG?

I'm using AutoCAD 2015, and I run into this all the time. I'm given a group of DWG drawings, and I want to plot them into one monochrome PDF, but they do not have monochrome.ctb selected as the plot ...
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Orthographic project (section view) dimensioning a counter bore?

The following question was given in a book as an autocad assignment. The section depicted in the diagram is not a counter-bore or a spot face hole. But the professor is telling that the hole is a ...
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What is the Radius of 1 and 1/4 inch drill on a 1 and 1/4 Circle

I have this figure for my engineering drawing I am currently taking this semester I am quite baffled about this $1\dfrac{1}{4}$ radius circle with $1\dfrac{1}{4}$ Drill hole. How do I do that? as a ...
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How do I change the text alignment in a radius annotation with AutoCAD?

I have two files open in AutoCAD. One uses horizontal text in radius annotation (see the first picture). The second uses a straight line in radius annotation (see the second picture). I cannot find ...
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How do I set the default coordinate system for the line tool in Autocad?

On my laptop, I set a variable that makes it so the line tool defaults to Cartesian coordinates. On my desktop, I can't seem to find the variable name. I have been searching for hours.
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How do you create a chamfer in 3D CAD that joins the edges of two different shapes?

I am trying to make a 3D model. It consists of a cylinder resting on an extruded ellipse as you can see in the picture below. I now want to join the top edge of the ellipse with the top edge of the ...
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What are sectional views and cutting plane lines?

I am a student in a Drafting 1 class and we are going over all of the section views (full, half, revolved, offset, etc.) and also all about the cutting planes and different ways for that and how to do ...
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Bend allowances when making a C-shape plate

I am trying to find the formulas for making bends in sheet metal. I understand there are formulas for bend allowances. My issue is how do I determine where to bend if I want the inside dimension to be ...
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AutoCAD .DWF Circle Output Meaning

My drafting program outputs a .dwf format file. In it, arcs are encoded as (Circle 602331619,844923003 537072960 32715,65588) where my so-far affirmed ...

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