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CAD/Architecture Software

Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to aid in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design. CAD output is often in the form of electronic files for print, machining, or other manufacturing operations. CAD software for mechanical design uses either vector-based graphics to depict the objects of traditional drafting, or may also produce raster graphics showing the overall appearance of designed objects. As in the manual drafting of technical and engineering drawings, the output of CAD must convey information, such as materials, processes, dimensions, and tolerances, according to application-specific conventions.

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User wants to get a laptop to use with AutoCad.

I looked at BestBuy, and saw the following specs:

HP - OMEN by HP 17.3" Laptop -
Intel Core i7 -
12GB Memory -
AMD Radeon RX 580 -
1TB Hard Drive

Is the Radeon RX 580 acceptable for AutoCad?


Thanks.
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I have been asked to develop a prototype hand tool control system for our maintenance engineers using 2 coloured closed cell foam. Apparently the foam can be machined on a cnc mill with the right cutter. My problem is, I want a dxf file of the outline of each tool to load into my cam software. I have been unable to find existing drawings online, so I need to make my own. Does anyone know the best way to do this?. Should I scan them (I have a flatbed scanner and a 3d scanner), or photograph them. which file format should I save the images in? and then how do I convert these images into dxf's. I have spaceclaim 2015 and rhino 5 but no real 2d cad software. Is there something that can convert a scan to a vector outline?
thanks
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I am creating a drawing register for Revit families in excel, the files are sorted into specific names, ie. electrical, plumbing etc.
My question, is it possible to make the 'sub document names' hidden until the 'title' cell is clicked, for example i want a cell saying 'electrical' with 15-20 hidden document names under that to become visible if you click on electrical or even a down arrow next to it.
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Is anyone here using AutoDesk Vault and if so, how are you backing up your Vault instance(s)? I am told that AutoDesk only recommends a particular backup solution (Symantec I think) but we're getting ready to move the Vault instance over from a standalone physical box to a VM. I would really prefer (after the migration) to back it up using Veeam along with all our other VMs in our vCenter. However, because Vault uses a SQL backend, I have been told that I may want to also do something specifically with the individual SQL databases in addition to our normal backup ... and that this may very well be the reason why AutoDesk recommends a specific backup solution for it. So I need to know how others are doing it.

In addition, we would love to be able to share certain files stored in our AutoDesk Vault with a partner or two and we are not quite sure how to even approach that, so if anyone on here has any experience in using the AutoDesk Vault product and sharing Vault files from it, it would also be great to hear how you guys do it.
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I have a client who everything was working hunky dory using AutoDesk Design review 2013, then when she tried to open a .DWF file like she does every day, AutoDesk Design Review 2013 crashes.

Since I can't find the 2013 download, I went to AutoDesk Design and downloaded the 2018 version from here: https://www.autodesk.com/products/design-review/download
I also downloaded TrueView from here: https://www.autodesk.com/products/dwg/viewers
So she can edit the files.  Still, the 2018 version crashes just like the 2013

I also turned off Carbonite and Microsoft Security Essentials individually to try to isolate it either one as a potential problem but no luck.

*Keep in mind the Design Review opens without any issue. It's just when you double click on any .DWF file saved on her computer (which would open before)

Design Review Crash
Facts:
>Windows 7 64 Pro
>16GB RAM
>1TB Samsung SSD
>Windows Security Essentials (security)
>Carbonite Backup
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We have been battling engineering / CAD software performance problems and observe that this software starts and runs significantly faster when logged in as Domain Administrator OR local Administrator, than it does as any other Domain user.  The software is SolidWorks 2015.  
We have checked many obvious things so far such as Group Policy settings (or lack there-of, so non-policy).  Has anyone encountered anything similar?  Thanks.
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Retomando AutoLISP, agradecere se sirvan ayudarme en temas puntuales :

a) Teniendo una polilinea cerrada, requiero acotar automaticamente todos sus vertices ("pinchando" la figura, se acoten todos sus angulos internos) y luego los valores acotados extraerlos en un archivo externo, para efectos de verificar su correcto cierre geometrico

b) Sobreescribir los acotados (obtenidos en item a) leidos desde un archivo externo, conteniendo los angulos corregidos

c) Actualizar los atributos de bloques (seleccion por pinchamiento, uno a uno) para cambiar los campos con informacion alfanumerica desde un archivo externo y salvando el contenido de los atributos  actuales, previamente a ser sobreescritos, en otro archivo externo

GRACIAS
Ian Herrera
Lima, PERU
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One of our employees use AutoCAD (version 2013 or 14 I believe), and sometimes he will have problems connecting to the activation server (powered by LMtools) whenever he is in the office or connected via VPN at a job site.  I restart the activation service, and he can connect to the activation server without problems, but sometimes I would have to fiddle around with the activation server until he can connect to the server, and I can successfully ping to the server, so there must be a persisting problem with the activation service/program.  Does anyone out there have any insight as to of why this problem keeps occurring?
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file:///C:/Program%20Files/Common%20Files/Autodesk%20Shared/AdLM/R12/en-US/Webdepot/RTProductInfo.html?p=%5c%5cerfpsrv01%5cHome%5capjaleel%5cDocuments%5cRT.Hp1044%5c
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How do I insert the Stencils > Title Blocks > Scale shape and display the architect scale (3/15" : 1') instead of absolute scale (1:64)? Yes, I can manually change the scale but if I do, its no longer dynamic, that is if I change the scale from

Design tab > Page Setup panel > page setup button (small button) > Page Setup Window > Drawing Scale tab > Drawing scale

the label doesn't automatically update to reflect the new scale.

thanks

Jeff Jensen
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Good Afternoon,

We have numerous users that use Draftsight (free version) for viewing CAD Drawings etc.

Two users have reported that Draftsight keeps crashing when opened. It simply hangs on the Draftsight logo before receiving the error 'Draftsight has stopped working' and you have no choice but to force close it.

When logging into the machine as the local admin (not a domain user) the software works fine. The domain user is also set to be an admin on the laptop.

Below is the error from the eventviewer when attempting to start the software:

Faulting application name: draftsight.exe, version: 12.0.2.51585, time stamp: 0x53228a6e
Faulting module name: ExtCommands_3.08_9.tx, version: 12.1.0.1077, time stamp: 0x5323f1db
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000033dd8
Faulting process id: 0x13e8
Faulting application start time: 0x01d15e8e1f3294e9
Faulting application path: C:\bin\draftsight.exe
Faulting module path: C:\bin\ExtCommands_3.08_9.tx
Report Id: 61af9bc5-ca81-11e5-8dd0-94659c5b1642


Any ideas on what could be causing this?

Many thanks in advance.
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Can anyone suggest a good rotor dynamics software that is freeware ;Please give download link for the app" Rotorinsa"
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I have an excel worksheet that is embedded into a Visio drawing but it contains too many rows to display on a single drawing sheet. Is there a way to tell Visio how span the table across multiple drawing sheets? In some CAD packages this is controlled by setting certain "growth" characteristics. for instance I tell it the max height I want the table and whether I want it to place the continuation to the right/left/next sheet.
I don't want to play games with images that have to be updated, I want Visio to grow the worksheet across multiple drawing sheets.

Alternatively, an option to print Excel Worksheets with standard ASME compliant format for a D size drawing would also be acceptable.
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CAD/Architecture Software

Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to aid in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design. CAD output is often in the form of electronic files for print, machining, or other manufacturing operations. CAD software for mechanical design uses either vector-based graphics to depict the objects of traditional drafting, or may also produce raster graphics showing the overall appearance of designed objects. As in the manual drafting of technical and engineering drawings, the output of CAD must convey information, such as materials, processes, dimensions, and tolerances, according to application-specific conventions.

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