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How To Design A Prototype In AutoCAD

The creation of AutoCAD (automatic computer-aided design) completely changed the way the design industry works. It brought the world into a new era of design. In the past, designers would have to spend days using pen and paper to design and measure every line. Created by Autodesk,

How To Integrate AutoCAD Mobile App In Your CAD Business

As one of the oldest graphic design software in its class, many companies and individuals worldwide have used computer-aided design (CAD) for years. Because of its accuracy and reputation, various industries rely on it to complete their projects, including architects, computer hardware designers, electrical engineers, and city

Tips For Designing Your Own Car With AutoCAD

At 40 years old, AutoCAD remains one of the foremost and most reliable designs and drafting software out there. It’s used by designers from all occupations like architects, engineers, urban planners, and car makers. The attention to detail and machinery is perfect for designing structures and machines.

5 Tips For AutoCAD Security

One might say that AutoCAD is the lifeblood of specific American industries, particularly architecture, interior design, and engineering. Projects can’t push forward and businesses will fail without well-planned blueprints. Hence, these companies often invest in proper security for their AutoCAD system and files. If you’re working with

AutoCAD Malware: 4 Things To Know

In 2017, while the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge was under construction, one of the project computers was hit with a ransomware attack. This malicious act allowed perpetrators to lock crucial project files and demand ransom for unlocking them. When project managers reported it to the authorities, the perpetrators

AutoCad vs BricsCad: Head to Head Comparison

Another head to head with AutoCAD and BricsCAD facing off in 2D/3D CADing. AutoCAD, the now multi-faceted and extendable all-rounder designer that chugs more RAM than Germans do beer, going against another popular DWG-oriented package developed for efficient execution: BricsCAD. Let's delve deeper to see what makes

AutoCAD Must Know’s in 2020: Draw a Line

One of the uses of AutoCAD is for organizing data, this data can be of any form. A line is a data form, asides it being a form of data it is also one of the tools in AutoCAD you can’t do without especially in 2D drawing,

Top 6 Analysis and Simulation Applications for AutoCAD

No CAD project is complete without a model and just like that no simulation or analytical task will go error-free, the way it does with the apps we reviewed. Before we let you dive into the app reviews, please note our criteria for having selected the apps.

Top 5 Mapping Apps for AutoCAD in 2020

If you have ever had to work with terrain, there are a number of problems or issues (or drawbacks, whichever you would like to call them) with using AutoCAD’s default facilities. First off, there are very few if not none. AutoCAD by itself is just a sketching

Drawing Aids in AutoCAD

To reinvent drawing methodologies would have been an impractical approach towards the development of CAD, almost 60 years ago when the whole thing started. Because of this traditional approach, most of the techniques and tools are the same as traditional methods with the digital transition the main

Coordinate Systems in AutoCAD

In the world of CAD, coordinates play a part as important as any other. Any rotation, skewing or other manipulation is done with the help of mathematical equations and the help of regular geometric and algebraic techniques that work with the coordinates. For this purpose, the inherent

Preparing Drawings with AutoCAD for 3D

Any 2D drawing or model that has been designed and is ready for 3D development usually requires some kind of preparation before we can begin the 3D design. This is because in 2D, the design cannot be realistically assessed, meaning only once a 3D model is created

Let’s Have A Walkthrough in AutoCAD

AutoCAD has the tools necessary for preparing presentations, image inclusive slides and other scripted hacks that can add so much more interactivity to your models and drawings. But with all that vastness, AutoCAD by itself has no methods, tools or functions for the development of animations, especially

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

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

Importing Point Cloud Data in AutoCAD: Tutorial

Before getting into how to bring your point cloud drawings into AutoCAD, let’s talk about its context. First, a point cloud, for those of you who don’t know is a set of points, in any coordinate-based mapping system. In 3D, the X, Y & Z represent the

15+ ways of accessing commands in AutoCAD

AutoCAD has multiple accessibility options for commands and functions. Let’s take a look at all the ways you can call on AutoCAD’s functions. In this tutorial, you may click on the illustrative images to see a zoomed in version. 1. Ribbon First and foremost, since the introduction

Preventing and Allowing Explosions in Blocks: AutoCAD Tutorial

Blocks of elements can range from any size to combination. If you’ve ever had to hand over your designs for review or follow ups and editions get committed, upon receiving the drawing back, one of the biggest problems I run into is re-assembling blocks. Other designers may

Creating PDF from AutoCAD DWG – Tutorial

It can come handy knowing how to convert your drawings and designs to PDFs for the purpose of exporting or simply archiving. Whatever the reason may be, AutoCAD has the option to let you save your designs as PDFs. The print option has options for you to

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