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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

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

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

The Future Is Bright For Accessible Design Programs

There are very few things in life that are perceived as free! No more is this true than in the commercial world of industry and specifically the digital age. Most things come at a price and that includes advice, time and ultimately searching for systems and processe

8 Tips to Help You Master Solidworks

When it comes to mechanical computer aided design (CAD) software SolidWorks is quickly becoming the industry leader. You may already be familiar with the basics of Solidworks, but how do you become a master of this high tech tool? SolidWorks provides a powerful set

How a SolidWorks Freelancer Can Make More Money

A SolidWorks expert has a chance to make thousands of dollars each month.Irrespective of where a professional is from and what his work background is, if he/she knows SolidWorks, then there's an opportunity to earn big money. The good thing is you can work e

If Text is Too Big For Dimension in AutoCAD

Oh so many years ago when I was working as a piping designer in the Engineering Department of a cryogenics company in New Jersey we would find that occasionally the text in the dimension would be too big for the dimension. I'm sure that you have come across this ver

Top Ten AutoCAD Tricks for New AutoCAD Users

AutoCAD is used by professionals world-wide to create the drawing files that define the buildings, equipment and products we use every day. If you are looking for a job in design or construction, you need to know AutoCAD in order to command high wages and job secur

Benefits Of An Architectural CAD Library

CAD, computer aided design, is a software solution used in a host of industries around the world. Thousands of people rely on this software daily to complete their tasks effectively. Architectural CAD libraries can be highly beneficial when it comes to drawings for
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