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After playing around with it for a while, this seems to work: In the Batch Plot dialog, add all the drawings/sheets you want to include: In the picture above, you can see that different drawings have different default Page Setups. None of these drawings have a page setup I can use. Select the first drawing, and under Page Setup, select "Import..." ...


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This type of feature is typically called a "loft", but I would caution you that this should be used only if needed. Lofted features will cost you a lot of money if you try to get them machined. If you're going with 3d printing it doesn't matter too much (complexity is free). That said, here's some pictures of before: And after a "loft" command: When you ...


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The 1-1/4 drill is a reference to the diameter of the drill. The hole will have a radius of 5/8.


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Gear design from scratch is a fairly major process in itself and so the vast majority of gears are made to standardised tooth profiles. Metric gears are usually designed to the module system. This specifics gears according to pitch circle diameter and number of teeth (the module number is the ratio between the two). So a larger module means finer teeth. ...


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Involute spur gears have involute shape. This means that the point of contact between meshing teeth will move in a straight line (called the line of action). Visualized it will look like a string is unwound from one wheel and wound on another wheel. image captured from woodgears.ca free gear template page It is the number of teeth and the angle of that ...


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It isn't open source, but for students Onshape is free. Onshape runs in the browser so it will work on pretty much any current computer regardless of operating system. It is real 3D solid modeling with good 2D drafting. I've played with it some and it works remarkably well and as CAD programs go is easy to learn. Because it is cloud based, it greatly fosters ...


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Computing a Voronoi diagram on a surface is not an easy problem, and there is unlikely to be a solution within AutoCAD. You might start with this paper, and work backward & forward through its references using Google Scholar:           Yan, Dong‐Ming, Bruno Lévy, Yang Liu, Feng Sun, and Wenping Wang. "Isotropic remeshing ...


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I suggest you to watch these videos first: AutoCAD 2D to 3D Conversion Trick Learn how to take 2D drawing designs and ideas and turn them into 3D objects. http://acronymonline.org/2d-flat-geometry-3d-autocad/ Also: How to Convert a 2D Model to 3D Using AutoCAD by Darrin Koltow, studioD, http://smallbusiness.chron.com/convert-2d-model-3d-using-autocad-...


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One option is to import the jpeg directly into AutoCad and simply trace the lines you want over the top in a new layer. While this isn't automatic as such I suspect that it may end up being less trouble than going through multiple pieces of software and a your example shows there is a good chance that you will need to do a bit of manual tidying up in any ...


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TL;DR; Possible but not nesseserily worth it. Introduction Its possible, but it is a bit questionable whether its actually practical or saves you any time. See when you photograph a section you get into measurement, and measurement is hard. Even just photographing that you get a easily traceable image needs some careful thinking about setup. In addition you ...


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Imagine you wanted to show a drawing of a car. You can show the exterior features just fine, but how do you show the interior features? If, for instance, you wanted to show where the steering wheel was with respect to the driver's seat, how could you do that? There are a number of different ways to do it, but the most straightforward is with a section view. ...


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The file format for *.dwf files is defined. A reference for the various drawing commands can be found here. Specifically, the definition of the Draw Circle/Circular Arc/Circular Wedge function is here. From that link an arc is described by: X,Y,R Start,End where: X,Y - Center point (in logical coordinates) of the circle to be drawn R - Radius (in logical ...


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Often this sort of problem is caused by some small and non-obvious error in your drawing, for example if a point hasn't snapped to exactly where you expected to one or more lines aren't exactly in the right place. Particularly if you end up with open loops or small gaps between lines which should intersect. You can also have problems if you have several ...


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For a 90 degree entrance of a compact car you need minimum 20 feet clear radius per city of Los Angeles parking code. This means if your alley is 8 foot wide you need a space leading to the gate of 12 feet by 12bfeet clear. But the gate itself can be 8'6" wide provided it is located at the far side of that clear space. Or you can try measuring the space you ...


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The reason these two shapes are extruding together, is, because in the .DWG file, they are connected to each other. See what happens when you zoom right in? What you need to do in this instance, is either fix your original .DWG file, or simply use the .DWG as a reference for a new SolidWorks sketch. I have shown the process for this below. N.B. I was unable ...


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Very common. It's also very common to have two or more rows at each of the top and bottom.


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The semicircle in that front view steps to a larger diameter for part of its length. See the top view for reference: Again, looking at the alternate view for the second component shows where those radii come from:


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This method, directly pasted from Autodesk Knowledge Network would appear to be the solution you seek. Using a plane for the two dimensions you wish to scale should exclude the third from the changes. Use this method to resize the objects only along a plane that you specify. Click Home tab Modify3D Scale. Select the objects and subobjects you want to ...


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It's a really simple problem with a simple solution and I doubt that there's a built-in solution. All you need to do is to draw a circle on each line with its radius equal to the length of the line and its centre on the stationary end of the line. You will encounter three possible cases: The circles don't intersect - the lines won't meet The circles are ...


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With your aligned constraint command active, press the down arrow on your keyboard and you will see a dropdown with options like this: Make sure that Dynamic Input is switched on to see the feedback at your cursor instead of the command bar at the bottom.


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AutoCAD has made great advances in recent version when it comes to dynamic blocks. If you have a lot of line work which is repetitive and just needs some scaling, stretching or rotation dynamic blocks are very helpful. You can even create drop-down boxes to select various options you created... One should use blocks as much as possible You only use what ...


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I have had a single drafter that did this, the rest did not. I found this method worked better in the long run for complex projects, but was poor on simple projects.


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Yes and no. My experience is that it is something of an outdated method of formatting an autocad file. I believe the vports interfacing of autocad matured quite a bit in the 2000's.


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Find and delete the object(s) causing the lines.


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You would want to use a feature in adobe illustrator called "live trace" you can "place" an image into an illustrator file and select live trace. You can tweak the settings and presets until you get the best result. Then, you "expand" the result which you can export to DXF. It's not perfect, but if your images are sharp and have good contrast, you may get ...


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I can only answer the question you asked about. You asked about a spherical joint, so I'll give advice about the spherical joint. First, are you using Autocad? That looks like Inventor. They are two separate software packages. The two ways you could constrain (mate) the spherical joint would be to make a "cup" (spherical cut) on the socket and then ...


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1) I usually use online voronoizing tool (https://www.voronator.com/) for generating voronoization in 3D file. The website asks you to upload your 3D file for generating the voronoi. It supports formats like stl, stla, stlb, ply, off, obj, dae, 3ds but the file has to be less than 20mb. You can even import a file which is already meshed. There is also an ...


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AutoCAD has a very nice ability to customize the user interface. Essentially you build a custom tab with the commands that you would like in your own configuration. Per comments: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2016/ENU/AutoCAD-Core/files/GUID-27573791-DCEE-4751-A18A-7E54E773BEF6-htm.html


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To be honest this came entirely from chance and I still have NO idea what caused the problem. The answer by @ChrisJohns will probably be a more likely cause of the issue, as for me I'm simply going to put it down to a bug, because this is how I fixed it: Turn it off and on again. Make your torus/etc and put it in place, but if subtract doesn't work, undo ...


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The original drawing is ambiguous. There is no hidden line showing that the individual holes are counter bores. The portion of the drawing that is cut out also is in the area where the other portion of the counter bore would be shown. It could be clearer. All of that being said, there is one way that you could assume that each of the holes has a counter ...


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