Learn AutoCAD Basics: DAY 14

A few acrobatic moves today, but all the needed commands have in some way already been used in previous challenges. Practice makes perfect? right? If you’ve just landed here, I just wish to remind you that you can check the whole AutoCAD series from the start. Looking at the exercise below, you should be able …

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Learn AutoCAD Basics: DAY 13

If you have time to look at or remember what we did in challenge number 7, you will notice that today’s challenge has a lot of similarities with the later. We had to learn how to use the OFFSET command and we have been using it throughout. In this challenge, you have to use it …

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Learn AutoCAD Basics: DAY 11

It is been a long way of solving these AutoCAD challenges. If this is your first time here, I will invite to you check the list of all AutoCAD tutorial series here. YESTERDAY, we noticed the exercise we were working on was making it too easy to escape the MIRROR command, today, we are coming …

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Learn AutoCAD Basics: DAY 10

One of the commands we have not used yet since the beginning of this series is the MIRROR command. We expect to force its use with today’s challenge. Today’s rule will be a bit altered in the sense that we wish you use the MIRROR command. How? If you look closely at the image below …

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Learn AutoCAD Basics: DAY 12

All here is a déjà-vu. In the last session, we’ve learned how to use the ELLIPSE command in AutoCAD, in this session we are coming back with an even easier ellipse. BUT, but now, the focus will be made on something totally different. in Learn-AutoCAD-DAY-6, we have worked with the ARRAY command for the first …

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Learn AutoCAD Basics: DAY 9

Let’s go back in time a little today with this simple exercise for the only purpose of getting a bit of ego boost. Today’s challenge is way easier than the two previous ones, so this should be a quick one. Now, we are going to look at the CHAMFER command and play with the UCS …

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AutoCAD Tutorial 7.2: Extend Command in AutoCAD

The EXTEND command is a command that few beginners will ever make use of. There are many other ways to accomplish what this command does without using it (At least as a beginner). Nevertheless, let’s explore this command and see in what case it might be a savior. EXTEND in AutoCAD This command is the …

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AutoCAD Tutorial 10: Array Command in AutoCAD

The ARRAY command in AutoCAD is the magical command you will find yourself requesting a lot while working on AutoCAD. This command helps create a pattern of objects ranged in the following manner: Polar arrangement Rectangular arrangement Path arrangement These features are respectively represented by the following activation keywords: ARRAYRECT ARRAYPOLAR ARRAYPATH Where the ARRAYRECT …

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AutoCAD Tutorial 11: How to Use AutoCAD Command Prompt

The command prompt has become more useful in the present version of AutoCAD and knowing how this work can drastically help you level up your AutoCAD skills. Almost all commands have an equivalent icon to activate it, and it is not necessary to remember what a command is, but there are situations where you will …

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7 Reasons Why You Need to Learn How to Use AutoCAD

Approximately a hundred years ago, the world was plunged into the industrial age which saw giants like John Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Henry Ford change the way people worked manufactured items as well as lived in those days. It goes without saying that these great men who took advantage of this age gained great personal …

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AutoCAD Tutorial 09: AutoCAD mouse Shortcuts

Computer mice are very important when it comes to using AutoCAD, and you should understand by the present sentence that it will be practically impossible to use AutoCAD without making use of a computer mouse. It has become common to see CAD drafters handle soft work nowadays on laptops, and chances are you are going …

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Computer For CAD Work: What You Should Know Before Making A Purchase

A powerful workstation is one of the defining factors that will contribute to your success while CAD designing, therefore it is crucial to know what to consider before creating your CAD workstation. So what is a Workstation? A designer’s workstation is the working environment that supports him/her in the effort of developing design ideas and …

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AutoCAD Tutorial 06: How to Draw a Circle in AutoCAD

Here is how to draw a circle in AutoCAD. But starting here, I will assume you are already able to do the following: Draw a line in AutoCAD Activated these settings There are lots of different methods to draw a circle in AutoCAD. Depending on what you will try to accomplish, the methods will vary. …

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AutoCAD Tutorial 15: Working With Layers in AutoCAD

Let’s see how working with layers helps while using AutoCAD. Layers: independent drawing spaces that stack on top of each other to create an overall image. (*Google) Organizing objects in layers is important when you work on big projects (Architecture for example). You use layers to organize your project in such a way that every …

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AutoCAD Tutorial 7.1: Trim Command in AutoCAD

The TRIM command in AutoCAD is one of the most used commands when working in two dimensions and is by far the first command anyone should learn from the MODIFY section of the commands in AutoCAD for this simple reason: You are clearly not going far without the TRIM command. You cannot do much without …

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