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Questions about Computer Aided Design software developed by Autodesk; used mainly in engineering and architecture environments.

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How to draw an ellipse inside a 30 degree projection?

I'm trying to draw a circle (ellipse) inside a projected square in DraftSight, however the ellipse is not crossing the typical points (yellow circles) Any hint?
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How can I export this .ai file to SVG while maintaining full shape

I have the following hand drawn .ai file that I would like to convert to SVG for 3d printing with tinkercad. when I save as SVG however there is some clipping done to the paths and it turns out like: ...
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Why Adobe Illustrator can't make template layer for vector objects?

I know what's the template layer in Adobe Illustrator and how it works. It's a great and perfect way to redraw a raster image in vector paths. But today I found out the template feature just works for ...
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How do I export a complicated floorplan and ductwork from CAD to Adobe Illustrator in vector format (without freezing/crashing Illustrator)?

I've tried lowering the quality of the plot in CAD but that makes the curves so bad it's unusable. Every time I try and open the exported file in Illustrator it takes forever and if/when it loads if I ...
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Autocad to Illustrator Workflow?

I'm a freelance designer and I've got a client that needs a product manual. The manual will include many technical drawings of a very precise nature at various angles. The engineering team has cad ...
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How to (almost) perfectly align a DWG to an SVG?

I have an airport map in SVG format that I need to update using a DWG file. Considering that the SVG map has been created using an older version of the DWG I am currently using, I assume that it ...
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Software to create perspective line with curves

What software and tools can I use to quickly create lines over single or multiple photographs that have the effect of disappearing into the distance? Sometimes the line would need to have curves. I ...
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How to save programmatically as DXF?

I need to save an Inkscape file as DXF for a laser cutter and a CNC router. The Inkscape manual mentions I can save a file as DXF, which I do through the GUI and it works: File > Save As > Desktop ...
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How to use Loft tool in Auto Desk (123 Design)?

I'm trying to make a 3D egg-like shape in Autodesk (123 design). I'm using the loft tool to join 2D circle shapes. When I do a few, it works, but when I select them all I get an "invalid operation" ...
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.DWG files to artboards in Illustrator

I have many (100+) .DWG files that have to be edited slightly and exported to .SVG files. Illustrator can do this of course, but I was wondering if I could make one big illustrator file with a lot of ...
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How do I convert this image into a 3D model?

Let's say I have some image that I'd like to somehow make into a 3D model. What I'd like to do is to convert each "blob" from the image into a solid object so that I can view the geometry from any ...
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How to create a true type font (.ttf) font from CAD-designed letters?

I need to create a true type (.ttf) font, in order to use in different programs without the need to convert the font every time. So I designed an alphabet using AutoCAD and now I want to create the ...
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Automate lines creation inside rectangles

I am using Illustrator in order to create rectangle shapes. I am willing to insert rows inside each rectangle. Each rectangle suppose to have different number of rows. What would be the best approach ...
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Converting JPG map contours to paths for AutoCAD

I have a map in JPG format that I want to turn into contour lines in CAD. I've been able to make it into a vector drawing in Illustrator (without really knowing what I'm doing with all the settings) ...
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AUTOCAD INTERNAL ERROR [closed]

AUTOCAD 2016 no add-ons. Yesterday, saved the file and went out, now it does not open. Writes this: INTERNAL ERROR: !saveres.cpp@440:eGeneralMoldingFailure. What to do now? Please help!
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How to make a site plan using Google Earth images in AutoCAD?

What command do you use in AutoCAD to make a site plan (a map or something like that) of a certain place (like a school) from Google Earth? Someone told me that it is possible and it will even give ...
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How should a software be taught to under grad students?

So I have to teach Autodesk AutoCAD to undergrad students (It's a 4 years Honours degree equivalent to a masters and this is their 4th semester). I am concerned about what kind of approach I should ...
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Single stroke font letters disappear when I export from Illustrator to Auto-cad

I have a file in Illustrator with text on a path. The font is a single stroke text. I am wanting to use this to engrave with a machine so I can't have the font be outlined. When I export it to auto-...
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Bringing CAD docs to Photoshop

I am using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 and working on files with high mb's. To be specific, I am working on preparing a corridor for a railway alignment of 600 km in which I have to place contours, roads ...
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Can I use DXF files for prepress artwork?

My client is providing Autocad DXF files (which open in Illustrator) and suggests that I should be placing our packaging artwork into this to supply for prepress. These templates have no standard ...
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Sketchup How To Create Two Rectangles and Stack Them on Each Other Without Being Sticky and Distorting and Locking Together?

DESCRIPTION: I'm new to Sketchup and I'm following the Lynda.com SketchUp 2015 Essential Training tutorial. But I've run into what to me seems like it would be a "fundamental" issue that would have ...
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From a CAD model to an Illustration drawing. How to?

I am trying to draw the best illustration I can for a user manual. I have a CAD drawing in .STP and I would like to get some simple illustations in .AI or .EPS or .SVG I tried to export the ...
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How can I automatically group each shape with the text inside it for a huge collection of rectangles?

I have a .dwg (AutoCad file) map full of fields (rectangles) that I'm manipulating with Illustrator. Each rectangle has a text inside it that indicates its number. The problem is that there is no ...
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Annotations in Isometric View AutoCAD 2014

I want to set Annotations for my drawing but in isometric view it gives me the distance following the orange line when I need the length of the yellow one. Does anyone know what settings I should ...
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AutoCad vs Illustrator for logo design

I have a customer who says their engineering dept needs a logo done in AutoCad to give him the detail he needs. He says importing an illustrator .dxf file doesn't give him the "quality" that he needs? ...
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Are softwares like maya, autocad, 3d max, nuke, etc. helpful in anyway to a ui/ux designer

Are the above softwares actually helpful in any practical way while applying for a job in big companies as a ui/ux designer?
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How can one save a 2D part--that is, as connected paths--in Illustrator so that it can be “read” by AutoCAD?

How can one save a 2D part--that is, as connected paths--in Illustrator so that it can be "read" by AutoCAD?