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I guess I'm too picky. I want to vary line weights, etc. as if I would be
printing a sketch from AutoCAD. If the lineweights didn't matter, the
problem (of putting sketches in Mathcad) is pretty elementary.


Bill Allen, S.E.
Laguna Niguel, CA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harold Sprague [mailto:harold.sprague(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Friday, August 13, 1999 8:01 AM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
> Subject: RE: Mathcad and or Excel
> I frequently add simple sketches of plans and sections to my MathCad
> templates.  I use Paint Brush because the files are
> relatively small.
> 1.  Put a fence around the sketch in Paint Brush.
> 2.  Hit copy.
> 3.  Open the MathCad template.
> 4.  Place the cursor where you want the sketch, and hit paste.
> One trick I learned is to input the bit map sketches and define the
> variables in MathCad around the sketch.  This makes the
> sketch interactive
> with the template, and serves the same function as you would in a hand
> calculation.
> Some engineers I know use AutoCad Lite, but the files are
> larger.  You can
> also take simple AutoCad drawings, save them to a bit map,
> fine tune them in
> Paint Brush, and enter the bit map the same as above, and
> save file space.
> Harold Sprague
> The Neenan Company
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JohnOttCE(--nospam--at) [mailto:JohnOttCE(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Friday, August 13, 1999 12:18 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: Mathcad and or Excel
> .....
> The only thing that would make either one better would be the
> ability to put
> simple drawings in the body of the calculations.
> .....
> John Ott