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AutoCAD 2014 Book: AutoCAD for Dummies

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AutoCAD 2014

Book Review: Mastering AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014; Autodesk Official Press  The similarities most Autodesk products share has been well documented by CAD users since the inception of the organization. And almost everyone who is proficient with one of Autodesk’s design software to complete a task

Convert DWG to PDF

This is a simple how-to post to help you convert DWG to PDF. “DWG is a binary file format used for storing 2D and 3D design data and metadata. It is the native format for several CAD packages including DraftSight, AutoCAD, IntelliCAD (and its variants)” (definition from

Design a chair in AutoCAD

Here is another post about designing a furniture in AutoCAD. Last time we had to design a chair in AutoCAD, but the backrest was not covered in the tutorial. In this post I will try walking you through important steps of modeling the backrest of the late

Furniture design – Dining table

With the aim of helping you try harder in the area of Computer aided furniture design, I am coming up today with this simple wooden dining table to model and render. The most interesting parts to model in this example are legs. The table top part is

Modeling a fan blade

It could be very tricky modeling a fan blade in AutoCAD using basic commands. This will be very difficult to achieve if you have not been playing a lot with surface modeling. Here is a simple step by step tutorial about how you can easily model a

3D AutoCAD tips

Here are some 3D AutoCAD tips for beginners. We will be reviewing three command that could help you extend your skill in modeling using the CAD software AutoCAD. AutoCAD offers a ton of commands, and most time the one we are frequently using are those we already

Furniture design in AutoCAD

What CAD software do you think is suitable for furniture design? What do you think about furniture design in AutoCAD? It is always better to try different CAD software with the same exact project, to be able to not only get a personal opinion but to see

Threaded rod in AutoCAD

I recently got a comment from a reader of this blog asking me to do a tutorial about how to model a threaded rod in AutoCAD, but I actually  thought we have already gone through this topic while we talked about how to draw a spring in

How to draw a klein bottle in AutoCAD

A klein bottle is a closed surface with only one side, formed by passing one end of a tube through the side of the tube and joining it to the other end. (Definition from Google). Here is a tutorial where you will learn how to draw a

Drawing a circle in AutoCAD

Drawing a circle in AutoCAD is one of the most fundamentals while learning how to use the software. In AutoCAD there are many ways to draw circles, and all these ways depend on your inputs and the feature you want your future circle to have. The simplest

Draw a Wrench in AutoCAD

A wrench (also called a spanner) is a tool used to provide grip and mechanical advantage in applying torque to turn objects—usually rotary fasteners, such as nuts and bolts—or keep them from turning Here is a short list of wrenches which you can have more details about

AutoCAD Trim

Trimming is one of the first tools one should learn how to use while operating on AutoCAD. The AutoCAD TRIM command is a thing you can barely end a project without using. Why using the TRIM command in AutoCAD? The TRIM command helps you trim object such

AutoCAD 3D Tutorial

One step closer to reality! Looking for some basic AutoCAD 3D exercises? Here are some exercises designed to help you practice and learn how to draw in 3D in AutoCAD. Before diving into this post, make sure you digest what is shown in these 5 3D demo:

Using the command window in AutoCAD

The command window in AutoCAD, for the less I can say, is where all what you are doing is being recorded. It is also the means AutoCAD uses to communicate with you. It is important to know how to use it. All icons are shortcut of commands.

How to draw a spring in AutoCAD

Drawing a spring in AutoCAD is relatively easy using the SWEEP command. If you had a look at how I started working on AutoCAD 3D you would know a little about the SWEEP command. But before getting to using the SWEEP command, I would like to go

UCS in AutoCAD

UCS stands for User Coordinate System and is represented by the object on the left down corner of your AutoCAD windows. This is a crucial tool for 3D design in AutoCAD. This is why in this post I will use the simple figure below to help you

Basic Tools in 3D in AutoCAD

While a lot will give you many reason why AutoCAD is not the indicated software for 3D I want to deliver in this post the concept of 3D in AutoCAD and what you should be thinking about if 3D is a total new concept for you. 3D

Annotation scaling in AutoCAD

Here is how to work with Annotation scaling in AutoCAD Sometime, annotations might be either too big or too small compared to dimensions you used in your project. Here is how you can change annotation features in AutoCAD, including text, and color The DIMSTYLE command help you

How to link an Excel file to AutoCAD

Here is a quick way How to link an Excel file to AutoCAD. The TABLE command in AutoCAD allows you not to only import your data from excel to AutoCAD but it also allows you to link both files together. That will make any change from excel