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Modeling a Linear Actuator with CAD Software

When customers who search for the automation solutions decide to purchase the linear actuator mechanism in order to implement it for their purposes they mainly don’t even think about possible problems that preceded this technology creation. When best automation engineers want to make the proper linear actuator

Tips on Digitally Remodeling a Home

Remodeling your home isn’t easy. Even with careful planning, it could take months and the result wouldn’t be something you were wished for. With digital tools and apps available at your disposable, we can not only improve the speed of our home remodeling project but also get

Understanding the Concept Behind Emotional Design

What is emotional design? Emotional design is concerned with the creation of products that bring out desired emotions to add a positive interaction with the user. To achieve that, designers look at the connections likely to form between an object and the user, and the kind of

Important Computer Protection Advice For CAD Drafters

When you work in computer-aided design (CAD) you will, obviously, be using computers heavily throughout the day. It would be disastrous if something were to happen as you could easily lose a huge amount of important data and work and struggle to recover it. Additionally, cybercrime is

How to Design Interactive 3D CAD and 360° Product Photographs

When a prospective client visits your website, you have only a few minutes to impress them. Literally. Since your online store isn’t physical, there’s no one to tell a potential client where to look, to find unique pieces or products. As there is no interpersonal relationship at

Protecting Your CAD Data: Back-Up, Recovery and Monitoring

Every day, we are creating more data than we realize, especially in the design, architecture and CAD fields. Photos, CAD files, drawings, documents for our work or a personal blog, comments on social media, and countless emails and messages that may be from work or family and

Best Mouse for CAD in 2019

Choosing the best mouse for CAD is an important task for designers, architects, and drafters of all walks of life. 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

Best Online Tools for a Bedroom Design

Nowadays there are different programs as well as software tools available for designing virtual rooms. These programs or applications help make room designing easy, even for beginners. When you are planning to redesign your home or a single room but not sure what kind of changes you

Understanding What Are Verified Views

  To understand how planning systems seek, one has to read something known as a planning appeal. Sadly, a lot of people struggle trying to balance the visual effects of development with other impacts both bad and good. Visual appearance is often a point of contention when

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 in AutoCAD has many unique features and the results

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

You just installed AutoCAD for the first time. What's next? Don't worry, here below are 9 tips and tricks you should learn on your first day. Before I move on with 9 Tips and Tricks for using AutoCAD – I strongly recommend getting our 100 CAD Exercises eBOOK ! Click below

The Impact of Writing Skills for Architects and Designers

Whether you are a graphic designer, an architect or work in any other creative niche out there, chances are that writing isn’t on the top of your list of priorities. After all, the years you’ve spent honing your craft and learning about visual communication didn’t focus on

How to Change the Render Background in AutoCAD

An image can be relatively “ugly” if you fail to use the right tools appropriately. Here is how you can easily change the render background in AutoCAD. On the picture below, notice the difference between both pictures. It's the same object rendered in two different ways. The

How Can Architects and Designers Improve their Marketing Pitch?

Architects and Designers are experts in creating stunning designs, crafted and moulded with a good CAD software on hand. However, selling and marketing these stunning designs is often not their strongest or beloved skill. Focusing all efforts and time on refining their CAD designs and less on

Best 10 Ways of Selecting Objects in AutoCAD

AutoCAD is a 2D drawing and drafting tool. Hence any drawing that you draw, you want to have control over the elements, no matter how complex or overlapped the lines/elements are. So, even though all other types of controls are available in either the context menus or

What is AutoCAD used for?

AutoCAD is perhaps the oldest, most complete CAD software package. Because of its age, it is the granddaddy of all CADing applications with an extensive user base and vast function set. Also because of age, AutoCAD also has the granddaddy characteristics. It’s rigid, meaning you have to

Linking Cells Within Tables in AutoCAD

If you’ve ever used a spreadsheet you know what tables, cells and references are. You also know how to operate tables in applications and you also probably know how to link tables and cells together. But did you know, AutoCAD has facilities for handling tables and databases?

Stress and Failure Analysis in SolidWorks: Tutorial

Linear stress analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation enables designers and engineers to quickly and efficiently validate quality, performance, and safety—all while creating their design. In order to carry out stress analysis, component material data must be known. The standard SOLIDWORKS CAD material database is pre-populated with materials that can be

Copying Settings from and to AutoCAD Projects

Have you ever had to reconstruct your CAD environment simply because the default settings for the project were not what you wanted? Or do you work as a hobbyist on the weekends and would like to have project settings for your hobby-work different from your professional workload?