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  1. Star How compatible is Draftsight with AutoCad

    Hey dudes, chiming in with a question of my own. Don't wanna hijack, but since we're all awake anyway... How compatible is Draftsight with AutoCad as far as file format. Do they transport...

    Started by Dana W‎, 10th Feb 2012 04:58 pm
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  2. New toy at work, CNC Shark HD4 (CNC router)

    1st cut......

    Started by f700es‎, 3rd Feb 2017 09:35 pm
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  3. How to convert file types

    Hello guys, I'm looking for a way to convert either a .png or .jpeg file to the file types .stp and .stl Is there a free way to do this for at least 4 files? Thank you for any guidance! -Alex

    Started by alexdott‎, 18th Jan 2017 02:55 am
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  4. Bricscad question

    I need to work in Bricscad V15 for a while. I'd like to set it the way I am used to with Autocad. When I start the Bricscad, I need it to load my own template automatically. What and where is the...

    Started by paulmcz‎, 14th Nov 2016 04:55 am
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  5. Anyone use Promis.e Electrical Software

    Hi Does anyone use Promis.e software, and is it any good, how long does it take to learn to use properly. We produce panel schematics, GA's , cable schedule and cable term cards by the bucket load,...

    Started by foster8‎, 3rd Jul 2009 11:35 am
    • Replies: 7
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    9th Nov 2016 05:08 pm Go to last post
  6. How would I dimension bent pipes on a engineering drawing?

    Hi i am about to create engineering drawings for a refrigeration unit, and although i won't have any problem creating the design on Solidworks, when i come to dimension it (which i will probably do...

    Started by hlffwft‎, 4th May 2009 06:09 pm
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  7. Rmb click menu

    Ok just need to get this off my chest, the damn move selection and erase selection should not be so close together.

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 1st Sep 2016 09:34 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    1st Sep 2016 10:05 pm Go to last post
  8. AViCAD and MECH-Q

    Does anyone use this software? I would be interested in hearing opinions on what people think and what they did with customizing it to suit their needs etc. I am hoping that this is a real...

    Started by Mech Designer‎, 31st Aug 2016 08:05 am
    • Replies: 2
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    31st Aug 2016 11:22 pm Go to last post
  9. Binding large print jobs

    Not so much a CAD question but I have a large job I printed out of E size sheets and I'm having a hard time getting everything lined up to bind together. Are there any simple tools or tricks I could...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 9th Aug 2016 03:19 pm
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  10. 3D Mouse Rotation Not Staying Centered

    I realize that this is not the SOLIDWORKS threads, but I didn't think that this thread belonged in a Solidworks post, because it is a 3D mouse problem. I apologize if this is in the wrong place. ...

    Started by vertical horizons‎, 12th Apr 2016 04:00 pm
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    19th Jun 2016 01:17 am Go to last post
  11. Scaling Section Mark in Dynamic Block

    Hi I am fairly new to Dynamic blocks so any help will be great. OK I have attached 1 file with 2 Dynamic blocks.My dilemma is I need to add Scales with a lookup Function for my Section Mark Block....

    Started by HeinrichCPT‎, 8th Jun 2016 11:51 am
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    14th Jun 2016 08:00 am Go to last post
  12. Looking for a forum or similar place to learn about CNC machines

    I am trying to dig deeper into my programming and learn how to set up our router for full 3d work. Currently it is set up as a 3 axis machine, but it was designed with 4 axis equipment present. By my...

    Started by benhubel‎, 7th Jun 2016 03:58 pm
    4 axis, cam, cnc, solidworks
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  13. 1. Is this seller of older versions of software, legit/legal?

    http://trddhzcxhhoofatn.depotapps.com/ 2. Do you know other sellers of older versions of software? Thanks

    Started by mechaniker‎, 20th May 2016 01:02 pm
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  14. BIM online collabortion using a client

    I would think this is the future of BIM. If you could work on your part of the design of the base model without having to buy the whole version of whatever software you were using then just use one...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 17th May 2016 04:58 pm
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    17th May 2016 08:33 pm Go to last post
  15. PDF Combine Software

    Quick question. I'm looking for free software that will combine PDFs. I can't seem to find one that is both free and won't put a water mark on the drawings. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Started by dkeran‎, 3rd May 2016 04:37 pm
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    4th May 2016 07:52 am Go to last post
  16. New lean and mean template

    Just got done auditing my template to get rid of all the bloat and other stuff that gets in for whatever reason. Took me about 2 days of off and on working but I got it done. And I feel really good...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 2nd May 2016 10:26 pm
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    3rd May 2016 10:33 am Go to last post
  17. Help with BBcode

    Is anyone here a guru on BBcode as used in forums? I have been trying to get a particular effect with numbered (or lettered) lists but am having no succcess up to now. What I am trying to do may...

    Started by nukecad‎, 22nd Apr 2016 09:37 am
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  18. Which prog will match up a 3D model to a perspective photo ?

    Hi, What prog will do this :- Need to use perspective photos (taken on different cameras, scans of prints) of my subject matter and get the 3D model I am making to match up , orient, perspective...

    Started by DBenz‎, 20th Apr 2016 02:11 pm
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  19. Invert DXF (or another method?) for lasercut

    I'm trying to achieve this: Is my laser cutter software bad? Is the badly documented DXF file format the problem? Should I convert to a different revision of DXF? In this image the slices are...

    Started by jago25_98‎, 2nd Dec 2015 12:07 pm
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  20. Want to know about Vectorworks

    Hi everyone is there any software called Autodesk Vector where i can download it from Thanks

    Started by helpme‎, 3rd Feb 2015 12:59 pm
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  21. New block I made

    Was wasting some time so I made this block without any thought as to the outcome. If you grab it by the corner grip the block spins around it as you move it. Kinda of fun in mind numbing sort of...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 29th Oct 2015 03:37 pm
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  22. Idea Always learning something new....

    Today, I learned that 'po will allow you to draw a 3d polyline using a "point object". Going to have to remember this one. Very handy! T

    Started by Squirltech‎, 7th Oct 2015 10:53 pm
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  23. Command spelling problem

    I got a call from a fellow cad user in the company asking me if I had any trouble with the "previous" command on selecting objects. I told him to hold on and tested it. Worked fine for me. He said...

    Started by Ski_Me‎, 1st Oct 2015 07:00 pm
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  24. PDS and SmartPlant 3D

    I have been send some files of which I believe were create in PDS Version 7.2 from around 2006. I cannot seem to find much info on PDS Version 7.2 other than that it now seems to be part of...

    Started by Ste1978‎, 18th Sep 2015 10:45 am
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  25. BricsCAD

    With all the AutoDesk licensing nonsense, and prices rising, my company is inevitably pushing me to look into alternatives. I am a creature of habit. I like AutoCAD, I know how to use it, I have it...

    Started by resullins‎, 31st Aug 2015 08:01 pm
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