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AutoCAD DWG Tech Tips and related Information

What is the difference between DraftSight and 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight?

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight Project Management

3DEXPERIENCE® DraftSight® is a new professional DWG-based 2D and 3D drafting offering from Dassault Systemes. Users can easily migrate from AutoCAD® to DraftSight with the familiar interfaces and workflows. But what is the difference between DraftSight and 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight? 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight provides time-saving productivity tools…

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Is there a Free Tool available to View, Measure & Print DWG / DXF Files?

eDrawings DWG Measure

At the end of last year DraftSight Standard switched from being a Free Tool to an Annual Subscription product. DraftSight is only US$99 a year (which you can purchase directly from DS) but this left a gap in the market for a free DWG Viewer…

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Create SOLIDWORKS Reference Sketches from 2D DXF/DWG Files

SOLIDWORKS Reference Sketches

Being able to work with different file types is crucial to working with other clients using other programs. There are a large number of companies who use DWG & DXF files for creating CNC files of documentation. These files can be great for SOLIDWORKS users…

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Designing 90° Sheet Metal HVAC Duct – Advanced Tip 2

In part 4 of my making a Sheet Metal Duct guide, I showed how to get the best material yield. Today I’m going to show you how to add etch marks so that all parts can be rolled together as one, zip cut, reordered and…

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SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Bend Lines mapped to DXF Layers

When exporting a SOLIDWORKS sheet metal part to DXF/DWG, you have the option to save different entities to separate layers.  The layers can also be set to different colours and linetypes.  This is accomplished with a Mapping file setup in the Export options. The first…

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Designing 90° Sheet Metal HVAC Duct in SOLIDWORKS – Part 4 of 4

Welcome to part 4 of this adventure of making a large sheet metal HVAC duct. In Part 3 we saved the bodies, converting them into sheet metal parts and exported as DXF/DWG. In this final part I’m going to show you how to modify the…

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Why are you using AutoCAD or Microsoft Visio for Electrical Design?

Using Electrical Design

The price of anything in monetary terms is what we typically believe the cost is as well. For the longest time we believed the cost of oil and gas to be what we paid for it; the cost of a cigarette is what you paid…

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Selecting Base Scale for Exporting SOLIDWORKS Drawings to DXF/DWG

When exporting SOLIDWORKS drawings to DXF/DWG format, scale factor needs to be taken into consideration to avoid incorrect dimensions and a potential loss of material. Changing scale in a SOLIDWORKS drawing view does not affect dimensions displayed as they are parametrically linked to the part or the…

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