Best mouse for CAD

Choosing the best mouse for CAD is an important task for designers. The mouse is the main input device which, as a CAD drafter, you will be spending approximately 8 hours a day holding. Here’s a run down of what you should consider while choosing the best

Revit vs AutoCAD: Pros and Cons

AutoCAD is an all-in-all suite. It caters to a big user base, an even bigger market and even complex set of domains. Its limitations are its learning curve and complex interface, along with the cumbersome feature set. One scope that was not so clearly defined or highlighted

20% off on Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 7

We are offering our readers a 20% discount on the new Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 7. Sketchbook Pro is a drawing app and painting software for artists. It is one of the widest used softwares for artists. Go here to get the 20% off discount

Best Laptops for Engineering Students

Engineering students need tools to supplement their theoretical studies and that often requires the use of CAD softwares which brings me to write an article highlighting the best laptops for engineering students. Choosing the right laptop can be a confounding process sometimes but by the time you

Review Guide for the Best 3D Mouse for CAD

For people involved in CAD projects, having a simple mouse would suffice but that is because the idea and reasoning behind purchasing a 3D mouse is quite obscure to most people. Here in this article I will discuss why you should buy the best 3D mouse for CAD,

Best CAD Workstation Reviews of 2015

CAD is no longer a software category. It’s no longer committed to mini computers the size of a car. CAD is now an entire discipline. It encompasses masses of hobbyists, engineers, construction professionals, architects and builders of all sorts. This discipline in turn requires a separate category

Best Laptop for Solidworks in 2015

Here we will discuss the ingredients needed for a laptop for Solidworks. We will focus on the best laptop for SolidWorks, because of the much needed mobility for everyone from freelancers to professional CAD designer, illustrators etc. SolidWorks due to its industry-wide reputation & fundamental design has become the unofficial

CorelCAD vs AutoCAD: Pros and Cons

CorelDraw software is an industry wide recognized brand and name. Their most accomplished software package was under the same name released as a general drawing and illustration software for designers and digital artists alike. This package was by no means meant for engineering designs or architectural blueprint

How to use Hole Wizard in SolidWorks

In this demonstration, you will learn how to create customized holes in a solid object. SolidWorks software comes with a great tool which can be used to introduce different types of holes, such as counterbores, countersinks, drilled holes, straight taps, tapered taps and legacy holes. Hole Wizard

AutoCAD vs Draftsight: Head to Head Comparison

AutoCAD is an all in all suite. It caters to a big user base, an even bigger market and even complex set of domains. Its limitations are its learning curve and complex interface, along with the cumbersome feature set based on its own design. Furthermore, its most

Best CAD Software for Mac Reviews

Welcome to an exclusive entry on CAD software. Here we talk about the best CAD software for MAC users. Another special aspect about this entry is the fact that the software listed here is not in descending order, but tags the software based on their capability categorizing

How to Make a Nut in SolidWorks

In this tutorial, we’re going to take a look at creating a basic piece of hardware in Solidworks – the hex nut. This simple piece of hardware can be extremely useful when modeling assemblies which are bolted together. As you’ll see, creating an accurate model for a

Best Rendering Software for Sketchup

The last tutorial focused on rendering in V-ray and was specifically an introductory reference manual for beginners to rendering with SketchUp. As can be seen from the list below, V-Ray is a popular choice for people and the SketchUp team. But the list is also witness to

AutoCAD vs Inventor: Pros and Cons

Autodesk Inc. has a 20 plus year track record of sustainable, reliable, and innovative designing software reigning over the 2D and 3D design and production and pre-manufacturing phase automation domains. Hence, it is no surprise that they have separate softwares for separate purposes. The differences are a considerable

PhotoView 360 Rendering Tutorial

In this tutorial, I will teach you how to render your SolidWorks parts and assemblies with the use of PhotoView 360. Designers are often asked to provide virtual images of their models before the products are even manufactured. PhotoView 360 is a SolidWorks add-in that can produce

Where to get FREE 3D Printer Models?

Designing in 3D is exciting. If you are lucky enough to own a 3D printer (or have access to one), then I am sure you want to take advantage of it. However, your CAD skills may not be good enough to test out the printer. We have

How to Render in Sketchup – Tutorial

SketchUp is undoubtedly one of the most important and powerful tools to have in your arsenal when taking on projects and challenges involving 3D designing. But that is the domain that its power is limited to; 3D designing. The following phases of development and post-processing are beyond

Basic Weldment Profiles in SolidWorks

In this tutorial, we’ll be taking a look at creating a basic weldment profile in SolidWorks. Weldment profiles allow you to easily create welded structures such as metal frames, and define the cross-sectional area for the members used to create such structures. SolidWorks has a pre-defined library of

Use eDrawings to view SolidWorks and AutoCAD DWG Files

The SolidWorks eDrawings viewer is a very useful free tool for viewing SolidWorks files on your computer – even if you don’t own SolidWorks yourself! Find the latest version of SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer on the eDrawings website at http://www.edrawingsviewer.com/ You can use the tool to view SolidWorks,

5 SolidWorks Tips and Tricks You Should Know

Do you ever feel like your design ideas flow quicker in your mind than you can physical design in SolidWorks? Do you often find that it takes you longer than you’d originally thought to create a model in SolidWorks? We’ve all been in situations like this before.

SolidWorks Configuration Tutorial – Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of the SolidWorks Configuration Tutorial, we covered how to create multiple configurations for a part file. In this tutorial, we’ll look at how to use that configured part to create a configured Assembly file. There are inevitably times when you’re using SolidWorks and have

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