AutoCAD Archive

AutoCAD 3D Tutorial – Part 3

Hello! here is the 3D object we will exercise on today. As you will notice, it is not far different from the one we have already done here. This one will help us use the CHAMFER command in 3D. Let's do it! Step 1 Draw these two

AutoCAD 3D Tutorial – Part 2

This is a second post of learning of AutoCAD 3D for beginners. The figure below will serve as an exercise for today's tutorial. What should be mentioned before diving into the tutorial is, you need to be able to draw the two upper 2D figures in AutoCAD

AutoCAD 3D Tutorial – Part 5

We are moving difficulties one step further in this AutoCAD 3D tutorial. Here is a good 3D AutoCAD exercise for beginners. Quick reminder. This is the fifth 3D exercise we are working on, and if you haven't followed previous ones, and are a beginner, I will recommend

AutoCAD exercises

Do you know all the tricks in AutoCAD? When I first started, I was struggling to learn AutoCAD online and I wish someone had walked me through the process. Here, I made an attempt to provide a nice learning process for those of you willing to start

Download Free DWG files

A DWG file is a file created with the CAD software called AutoCAD. The reputation of AutoCAD in the industry is undoubtedly the last thing one wants to argue about, thus you can imagine how this software is driving the whole market making it almost impossible for

How to change 2D face color in AutoCAD

Wondering if it is possible to change the color of a face in AutoCAD without changing the color of the entire 3D object? Actually there is a command that allows you to do this. Doing this, you can get a result like this (This is a box

Free CAD Software

Amateur graphic designers, animators and sometimes professional CAD users keep two or three software applications that they use to handle different projects and it is not unusual to have one dedicated software tools for modeling characters and another dedicated to only handling renderings and simulations. One may

How to create a 3D text in AutoCAD

Here are simple few steps you can go through to create a 3D text in AutoCAD. You can as well use this technique to engrave a logo in a piece of material like shown on the image below Obviously AutoCAD will let  you create a peace of

The Best Computer for AutoCAD

Choosing a computer for AutoCAD is a tough decision considering that you need to select such a computer with the best balance of options, quality, and at the same time price. However, if money is not a conver, this task will be simple as one will just

Changing the background color to white in AutoCAD

Many are those who like using AutoCAD with default colors, me included. But I need to admit that there was a time where I did like the white background color a lot. But today, I find it a bit “unprofessional” to have a custom color, specially when

Step by Step 3D AutoCAD for beginners

What does it make you think of? Create your first peace of 3D in AutoCAD. Yea, I used to be so excited about 3D objects, specially when I will see a user exploring all sides of the object and be able to rotate it, zoom in and

AutoCAD 3D tutorial for beginners

This is the first post of a series of 10 posts in which I intend to go through 10 3D CAD exercises for CAD beginners. In this series I will be using AutoCAD, a free version of this software is available for download on AutoDesk website. I

How to Create an Array in AutoCAD

Why do we need Arrays? How to Create an Array in AutoCAD? Look at this BWM rim and notice those “legs” between the center and the rim itself forming an array of 6 “legs” Here is how you can create an array in AutoCAD. The ARRAY command

The 3 most Used command in 3D in AutoCAD

Are you a beginner? Do u have so many question about where to start drawing in 3D with AutoCAD? Have you mastered your 2D yet or do you just want to dive right into the “real world” the most interesting part which I name the 3D? Here

How to draw a Simple 2D in AutoCAD

This is a simple exercise for AutoCAD beginners. In this exercise we will have a step by step demonstration on how to use AutoCAD command to obtain the figure below. How to draw a Simple 2D step 1 We will start by drawing a rectangle with the

How to create a pipe in AutoCAD

Here is a simple tutorial to help you know How to create a pipe in AutoCAD. In this tutorial , we will try getting the very basic peace of pipe it can be, just for the sake of illustration. Then using these techniques you can go ahead

How to Draw a 5 point star in autocad

Sometime I wish AutoCAD had a single command named “star” that will allow me to quickly draw a star, don't you think it will be nice? What makes AutoCAD cool is the fact that you can nearly draw anything starting from scratch, and this is a factor

How to use the LOFT command in AutoCAD

The LOFT command is a not very popular command among beginners using AutoCAD but at some point of the learning process, you will the need to learn how to use and play with this command. The LOFT command has many unique features and the results you can

9 Tips you Should Know on your Day 1 of Using AutoCAD

You just installed AutoCAD. What's next? Here are 9 tips and tricks you should learn on your first day. 1. Object Snap To get the menu above, you should right click on 1. Now you are able to configure its settings. I will recommend to start by activating features 2, 3, 4

How to Render in AutoCAD 2011

Rendering get non technical people to better appreciate and understand the design itself. Here is a small tutorial to help beginners model using AutoCAD 2011. Keyshot, Rhino3D, Blender, 3DsMAX, Catia, Solidwork, Inventor, Maya are software who give users a different, “better” experience and image after rendering, but