Tips & Tutorials Archive

AutoCAD vs Blender: Head to Head Comparison

While both AutoCAD and Blender subsume under CAD yet there is remarkable difference between the two as Blender is a 3D computer graphics software serving fields related to animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games whilst Autocad is well known for

Solidworks vs Inventor: Head to Head Comparison

Another time, another place but same question. Which is better, Inventor or SolidWorks. It literally feels like ages having tried to get this across but the untimely nature of a question that makes you ponder about where you went wrong, gets the message across quite clearly. A

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 CAD Workstation Reviews of 2017

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 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

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

4 Tips to Supercharge your FILLET Command in AutoCAD

You must be aware about the FILLET tool in AutoCAD. It is an almost indispensable tool when you work with AutoCAD drawings but do you know that fillet command can be used in more efficient ways than rounding off edges? In this article I will tell you about

3 Useful Types of Drawing Views in SolidWorks

Whether you are specifying dimensions for a large machined component, trying to develop assembly instructions for an assembly with many components, or need to provide non-standard views to fully define a feature, SolidWorks has the 2D drawing tools you need to produce clean, properly defined drawings. In

Top 8 SolidWorks Productivity Tips for Every Designer

If you've just started using SolidWorks, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the number of possible features that you can use to create 3D parts and assemblies. This list of 8 SolidWorks productivity tips will help you get and stay organized, improve your workflow, and make efficient use

Create a Coffee Cup Using Revolve and Sweep in SolidWorks

In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at some simple but powerful tools in SolidWorks that you can use to turn three simple sketches into a coffee cup. This tutorial is a part of the series of tutorials we are creating for all skill levels. The main

Build Your Own CAD Workstation – Build List and Reviews

Recently, I have had the chance to put together a CAD workstation build for myself. I finally was able to afford and build my own workstation. But in doing so, I was unable to go to the very extreme and build myself a system which could, if

Modifying objects in Draftsight Part 2

We have previously seen how simple it can be to draw simple shapes and modify them using Draftsight. We are going to continue in this post and hopefully get to a better stand point, in order to be able to dive into more serious drafting examples later

Modifying objects in Draftsight

We have learned earlier how to create basic objects in Draftsight. The next most important thing to learn after that is: How modifying objects in Draftsight is done. Most time you need to combine basic shapes to create complex shapes, and here is where the Modify toolbar

Playing with LINES and ANGLES in Draftsight

We have seen briefly how you can draw a line in Draftsight when we've learned how to draw basic shapes in Draftsight. It is clear that knowing how to draw a line is the first thing first to know while learning Draftsight and this is true for

Drawing basic shapes in Draftsight Part 2

We have seen how to use few of the real basic commands in Draftsight in Drawing basic shapes in Draftsight Part 1, now we need to end with learning how to Draw the following object: Drawing an Arc, A circle, a line and an Spline. Drawing an

Drawing basic shapes in Draftsight

Here is a quick Draftsight tutorial where you will get a first glimpse on how to handle basic commands from the Draw toolbar. Drawing with Draftsight is a heavily computer-assisted task where the name CAD, you will notice in the following that once you understand the concept

One more thing before you start with Draftsight

We've looked at many basic tricks one should know when starting with Draftsight. Here are few more thing we should look at in the following paragraph. they will in the future help us more understand what we are doing in Draftsight while working on real project. I

Getting started with Draftsight tutorial

Are you longing to know how to use Draftsight? Here are some basic knowledge to help you smoother your landing. If you have not done so yet, go and download your free copy of this free CAD software 3ds.com. We've had a talk about Draftsight here in

Book Review: A Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2015

Autodesk’s new offering the AutoCAD 2015 was released earlier this year and with it came multiple tutorials from different authors on how individuals can become acquainted in using their latest package and the book ‘A Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2015’ by Shawna Lockheart is one of the