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New answer DraftSight, free for individuals, reviewed here as : DraftSight is a proprietary freeware 2D computer-aided design (CAD) software application. The product was developed by Dassault Systèmes and lets users create, edit and view DWG and AutoCAD DXF files. DraftSight for Windows was released in February 2011 and was downloaded more ...


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In woodworking, the board material you will need is typically called a "Cutlist." People have created many plug-ins for SketchUp to create cutlists. CutList for SketchUp is one example that does this... and it's free. CutList 4.0 SketchUp plug-in helps you determine how much of each material you need to produce your design, taking into account ...


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A .dwg file is a CAD (Computer Aided Design) file format used by AutoCAD. It's a vector (line based) file format - which is where the "polyline" comes from - as opposed to a pixel file format. A polyline is simply a list of points (either 2D or 3D) which when displayed are joined by straight lines. See this Wikipedia article I would assume that the tool ...


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Yes! Simply start pulling, making or doing whatever you want - do it in the right direction and after you release the mouse, before you do anything else, just type a number and press enter. For example, if you want to extrude in one direction, pull out any distance, then just type 100, enter. This will then extrude 100 (units you selected at project start) ...


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To really make sure your dimensions are exactly what you want, choose the rectangle tool click on the screen (usually at 0,0,0 or where ever you want your box to start) after you click, move your mouse. You should see at the bottom of your screen a Dimensions bar with numbers that change as your mouse moves. all you need to do at this point is type in ...


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Fritzing is a cross-platform electronics prototyping application. It supports editing circuit designs in three views: breadboard, schematic, and PCB. Breadboard view: Schematic view: PCB view:


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I finally was able to find the tool I used many moons ago under Win9x: CadStd Lite!


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Have a look at Google Sketchup. The free version will do the job well...


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Using 'In-Place' families embeds many of the project parameters/materials/object styles normally not present in a family which does have impact on performance and file size. More importantly, there is no way to convert an 'In-Place' Family to a 'Loadable' Family so It is a 1 use only affair. We tend to restrict In Place families to unique bench tops and ...


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Taking stab in the dark, have you updated your video drivers? I ran into a problem this week with my laptop running Windows 8 Consumer Preview where the drivers that are available for the ATI chipset it uses do not have a good OpenGL implementation. In that case I did at least see the loading screen and an error warning of the OpenGL problem, but it does ...


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You can use Photoshop for this. User the Ruler tool and select a line or edge that should be vertical or horizontal. Image > Image Rotation > Arbitrary... Photoshop will automatically suggest the angle and direction of rotation to make the ruler selection vertical or horizontal. Additionally, Photoshop can stitch images together. Load the images as ...


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If your laptop has a thunderbolt port you can connect to an external PCIe Graphics card. Then you have reasonably fast performance when you are at your dock. Alternatively see if your laptop supports a docking station with multiple monitors. Some do (e.g. Dell E docks with two display port and two DVI connectors). I am some other brands have similar ...


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Trying to see if the computer has a graphics card, and if so, how many monitors it supports? Then, after that, looking at the computer's I/O specs and seeing if there are enough ports for your usage?


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the projection() call makes it a 2D object. remove this line and the last } use <arduino.scad> beam_width = 7.9375; // 5/16 inches projection(){ // <------ REMOVE THIS difference(){ // Base plate cube([8*9, beam_width * 9, 1]); // Bottom row for (x=[8 : 8 : beam_width * 10]) { ...


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Regarding QCad you can: hire a developer(probably freelancer) to add your specific feature and build an application for you ask a feature request from QCad development team and buy their new version with this feature(€24.00 per license) Or you can try to use alternatives. There is also QCad's heir called LibreCAD.


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Taking a photo and making it vector is tough, you will find the results of programs that do this automatically are usually unacceptible unless it's a very simple picture with only a few solid shapes (e.g. a wine bottle against a plain background is much easier than a human standing in front of a tree). It's best done by hand with someone with a talent for ...


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Have you tried BRLCad? It is listed for Solaris, not sure about OpenSolaris. EDIT: This thread seems to indicate there is support available for unlisted platforms.


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You might try a portable app that doesn't need to be installed, can be run directly off a usb drive, and leaves no registry entries or anything on the host computer, like blender.


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1st. In most cases you will need to have the length parameter inside the nested (term for family loaded inside family) set as 'instance'. 2nd. Make sure that the dimensions in the nested family are referencing 'Reference Lines' or 'Reference Planes' to expose them to the host family (references to geometry will not be accessible in the host family). 3nd. ...


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What do you mean by an "angle name"? If you wanna save the angle value under a variable: mathematically, it will be a map/function. you can save the values onto an array indexed by the vectors or lines you have for efficient recalling. If you are asking for a method to obtain this angle, i.e. the function mentioned above, you can use dot product to do it. ...


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It is not a linux app, but will likely work fine in WINE. The program is called CADE, it is a vector editor, similar to Visio, and has built in images for electrics, network diagrams, flow charts and many more topics. It is drag and drop for the image library (which you can customize if you wish as well). You can also customize the labels for the images ...



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