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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Learn AutoCAD Basics: DAY 8

In this challenge, we keep on using the basic AutoCAD commands and focus more on how to combine their use to accomplish a specific task. Learning AutoCAD Basics The following are the images we are going to be using today. Figure 1 Figure 2 Execution Start by creating the following. The first object you should …

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Learn AutoCAD Basics: DAY 7

The present challenge is one of a kind. It is good to know that the objective is not only to be able to use AutoCAD commands but also to learn tricks and combine all the commands to get to the final image. And one thing I will never mention enough is, there are often many …

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Learn AutoCAD Basics: DAY 5

If you have not started from the beginning, I would like to welcome you and to remind you, this is the fifth challenge in the series. If you happen to be a beginner, completing the previous challenges will help. We previously worked on exercises that helped us master the following: Today, we are going to …

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Learn AutoCAD Basics: DAY 6

In this session, we will be challenging ourselves to learn how to use the ARRAYS command in AutoCAD. Today’s assignment has been perfectly crafted to help you do exactly that. It is to be noted that all slots are equally spaced around the circles. Feel free to visit the post where we practiced and talked …

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AutoCAD Tutorial 05: Best Settings in AutoCAD

As a beginner AutoCAD Drafter, you will need to know how to use these to start properly working with AutoCAD. There are few important settings that are turned off by default, you need to be aware of them, and turn them ON to take on AutoCAD to its full abilities. Here, we are working on …

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AutoCAD Tutorial 03: How To Draw a Line in AutoCAD

We have seen a couple of ways you can go to draw a straight line in AutoCAD here. Before diving into today’s tutorial, I would like to mention something I totally forgot to mention in previous sessions. Many people fall into this trap. You know how you are drawing a straight line in Microsoft Paint, …

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AutoCAD Tutorial 17: Polygon and SCALE Command in AutoCAD

Here are 2 new Basic AutoCAD commands well to master. POLYGON is not a command that is being used often but it can come in handy at times, this command can help draw a star in AutoCAD. There is a technique that requires you to make use of this command to draw a star in …

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AutoCAD Practice Exercise

In this AutoCAD exercise, we will make good use of the Fillet command. If you have not visited the post where we used Fillet for the first time, feel free to start from there. If you are a beginner, this exercise will help you exercise a little. All you need to know if how to …

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AutoCAD Tutorial 16: Chamfer and Fillet command in AutoCAD

Chamfer and Fillet are two of the most used commands in the Modify ribbon. Fillet helps convert sharp edges to round edges, Even though this command can be bypassed using Circles and Trim, its use will still be appreciated seeing how easy getting to the final result get while using it. The Chamfer command is …

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AutoCAD Command List

3DALIGN (Command)Aligns objects with other objects in 2D and 3D. 3DARRAY (Command)Maintains legacy behavior for creating nonassociative, 3D rectangular or polar arrays. 3DCLIP (Command)Opens the Adjust Clipping Planes window, where you can specify what portions of a 3D model to display. 3DCORBIT (Command)Rotates the view in 3D space with continuous motion. 3DDISTANCE (Command)Starts the interactive …

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AutoCAD Quiz 03

Here is the fourth series of our AutoCAD quizzes. Remember to go back to the early ones if you have not done so yet. These quizzes help you sharpen your memory and make you notice areas to come back to while learning how to use AutoCAD. Others: AutoCAD Quiz 00AutoCAD Quiz 01AutoCAD Quiz 02AutoCAD Quiz …

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