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10-29-2013 06:13 AM in reply to: LonesomeJoe

LonesomeJoe wrote:

... it came bundled with Inventor.... (besides, of course, the client wants if done in AutoCAD).

Draftsight uses the DWG format, so as far as the client goes, he'll get what he expects.  Escpecially as you have 2011 Acad, and can verify that the resulting draftsight dwg is valid in 2011 Acad .



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10-29-2013 02:41 PM in reply to: LonesomeJoe

LonesomeJoe wrote:

... it came bundled with Inventor.... (besides, of course, the client wants if done in AutoCAD).

AutoCAD Mechanical can be run as vanilla AutoCAD.

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10-30-2013 08:58 AM in reply to: LonesomeJoe

OP the best way to start Nilla CAD is through the start --> programs menu and click on the AutoCAD launch icon, instead of the Mechanical one. This is because some of the commands in Mechanical are different than in Nilla CAD, and if you launch Mechanical and change the profile, the Mechanical versions of the commands would still be active otherwise.


Next, you can set MENUBAR to 1 so you at least have pulldown menus. As you discovered, command line entry still works. Some basic things are that you draw in 1:1 in modelspace, you arrange scaled views of your model on a layout tab (where you have your border and annotation), you can make as many layout tabs as you like, and you should lock your viewports once you have their scales set.


You should read up on this, as well as annotation objects, CANNOSCALE, and multileaders. Things might just start making sense, and when ready you can come back any time for more advice :smileyhappy:

If by some odd chance my nattering was useful -- that's great, glad to help. But if it actually solved your issue, then please mark my solution as accepted :smileyhappy:

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