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How do I batch plot drawings in monochrome without editing DWG?

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 ...
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What is the Radius of 1 and 1/4 inch drill on a 1 and 1/4 Circle

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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How do you create a chamfer in 3D CAD that joins the edges of two different shapes?

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'...
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In which file format are technical drawings saved/stored? How can the data be exchanged between other software?

As your tags indicate AutoCAD, the answer is going to be directed in that direction. Data eXchange Format (.DXF) files are created by the source software. The receiving software has to permit import ...
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Working out functional gear in AutoCad

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 ...
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What are these hidden lines tangent to the circle?

This is just a stiffener that goes around the cylinder that runs across the walls Section View FUll isometric view
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Simple and easy Open Source CAD tools for basic 2D and 3D designs

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 ...
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Half sectional views of Plummer block

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 ...
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What are sectional views and cutting plane lines?

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 ...
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Is it Possible to Automatically Transform an Image of an Object into a Line Drawing in AutoCAD?

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 ...
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Is it Possible to Automatically Transform an Image of an Object into a Line Drawing in AutoCAD?

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 ...
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How can I draw Voronoi regions in curved surfaces in AutoCAD?

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 ...
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Convert 2D projections to 3D View in AutoCAD

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. ...
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Working out functional gear in AutoCad

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 ...
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Should a stiffener be hatched

The standard is that The cylinder part should be hatched but not the rib. So something like the following.
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Automatic letter connection for plasma cut parts with nested holes

The capability you seek is a function of the software used to create the work on your cutter. Depending on the features of this unspecified software, it may not be possible and would then require that ...
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How to subtract a region where two solids intersect?

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 ...
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what should be the size of gate?

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 ...
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Where can i download AutoCad Tutorials?

If you are willing to pay monthly (first month free) then there are AutoCAD tutorials on LinkedIn Learning If you don't have to use AutoCAD then Fusion360 is a very popular and equally capable ...
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extruded Boss/Base error

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 ...
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How common is it to use more than two Rebar rows in a beam (bottom or top rebar)?

Very common. It's also very common to have two or more rows at each of the top and bottom.
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DWG specification document for parsing a DWG file?

While DWG files are a proprietary binary format by Autodesk, they gave some visibility at some point to the Open DesignAlliance and allowed them to make an open spec. https://www.opendesign.com/files/...
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In AutoCAD 2015 is it possible to dynamically label a line with bearing and distance?

It is doable! However probably not the way you are thinking. For starters you will need to set up your drawing so it displays the way you are showing. You could also probably get away with it with ...
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How can I see the scale of a DWG file?

Measure the physical distance between two known points in the garden - the further apart, the better. Let's call this 'M'. Measure the same distance on the scaled drawing. Let's call this 'S'. Scale ...
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How to scale a 3D object on 2 dimensions only?

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. ...
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AutoCAD 2019: How do I Find the Perfect Angles to Match Line Endpoints

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 ...
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Autocad "Aligned" Constraint - distance between two parallel lines

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 ...
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NumPad shortcut keys in AutoCAD 2018

I was able to reproduce the error: basically you cannot assign any NumPad key to AutoCAD 2015 or newer (2018 included) and in any flavour (Full, LT, OEM, etc.) when using a keyboard different from ...
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Autocad - multipage drawing with all content in the same model space

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 ...
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Autocad - multipage drawing with all content in the same model space

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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