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Drafting Fundamentals - How to Bisect an Angle Using Autocad

This article will explain how I use AutoCAD to bisect an angle into two smaller but equal angles. I currently work in a cabinet shop where we make custom cabinets and the counter tops that go with the cabinets. when we have a counter top that makes an "L" shape that

Economically Designing a New Home

In planning and designing a home, one of the first considerations is cost because cost will actually determine the size, shape, and style of the house. Cost of home construction will vary in every state. For instance, in some places where lumber mills are close by,

CAD Programs

Computer Aided or Assisted Drafting is what CAD stands for. The most descriptive definition we can give this type of program is a drafting board inside a computer, giving an accuracy that cannot be achieved on the drafting board. CAD had its beginnings in th

How to Draw a Roof Plan

There are several different parts of a set of house or building plan: The Floor plan Electrical plan The exterior views or elevations The Basement layout, Slab, or Foundation Floor Framing layout A Site P

Survey Equipment Used By Land Surveyors

Land surveyors use different types of survey equipment to perform various jobs. Learning more about the equipment used by land survey specialists will give you a better understanding of the whole process. There are various kinds of survey tools that is used

Five Things Every Architect Should Have

Individuals that are just beginning their education in the architect field can easily feel like there a million things that they need to know, and a million more things that they should have ready in their own personal tool bag by the time that they get a job. Overa

Drafting and Architecture - Online Career Preparation Options

An education in drafting and architecture is needed to understand the concepts and gain the ability to create technical drawings for construction purposes. This industry provides numerous careers in specialized areas to students who master these skills. Online colle

How to Effectively Prepare for Your Online CAD Course

Many people nowadays who need to take CAD training have numerous options available to them. Not only do they have the choice of taking an Inventor, AutoCAD or Revit course, depending on their profession, but they also have the opportunity to decide whether they stud

Master Solidworks

To master Solidworks, even those using Solidworks for a long time don't know everything. I learned Solidworks by being thrown onto a computer and being told to go. I asked the other engineers when I got stuck, and what they showed me worked but I found out years lat

How to Use AutoCAD - Basics

AutoCAD is a computer-based piece of software that enables users to draw 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional images. These images are then used for manufacturing or construction. Engineers use the program to plan buildings, design electrical products and even build elab

How to Create Primitive Solid Objects in AutoCAD

The basis of any AutoCAD 3D drawing are primitive solid objects. These can be created via the commands in AutoCAD or you can create your own 3D solids via other methods in AutoCAD. The solids available to create with commands in AutoCAD include: Box

Getting Started in CAD Drafting for a Career

Being able to work with computer-aided design (CAD) software can lead to an excellent career choice because everything that is going to be made or built will first require that a plan is made for it. Something must be put on paper or on a computer screen that someone else can take and build a 3-D

CAD Drawing Software - What You Need To Know

When it comes to CAD drawing software, you will find this computer aided design software enables you to complete detailed drawings with accuracy and efficiency. This type of software solution is used in many industries around the world from the building industry fro

Why Utilize 2D CAD Drawings & Tools?

There are many reasons you may want to join 2D CAD drawings into your business. This type of software is used in many industries, not only the building industry and they are often seen used by landscapers, interior designers and these days it has become exceptionall

Autodesk AutoCAD 2017: Top 4 New Features

Autodesk introduced AutoCAD 2017 in March 2016 aiming to help its users stay at the forefront. This latest release lets you work quicker and smarter across connected desktop and mobile solutions, create personalized design experiences, easily team up with colleagues
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