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I'm building a few custom VESA mounts and I need some software to draw printable to-scale diagrams for drilling holes. Here's a diagram I found which is the perfect size for 100mm x 100mm VESA mounts:


However, I need to also draw other holes on here at specific distances from one another in order to mount the monitor onto another apparatus.

What software can I use that would allow me to place holes of a given dimension (ie: 1/8") at a given distance from the sides (ie: 3/8") and from each other (ie 2")?

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Have you considered using a ruler and a sheet of blank printer paper? – nhinkle Feb 17 '13 at 19:19
Any basic CAD package should be able to do this. – Matt H Feb 17 '13 at 20:50

I am not quite sure that I understand the question, as the answer seems so simple to me.

If you want a wysiswyg file derived from some two dimensional line drawing, block and copy the drawing, paste it into visio, then use the visio template drawings to add features at whatever place you want. You can paste a blank visio object over top of anything on the original drawing, and it will dissappear from the printed file. Printing the resulting file will get your result. You can save the file as a pdf file, which will get rid of all the bits and pieces that you have hidden.

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