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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

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

Choosing a General Contractor For Your Remodel Or New Home Project

One of the biggest hurtles when thinking about building a new custom home or doing a large remodel project where a general contractor is required, is choosing your contractor. There are 2 basic ways on how to go about this process. Choosing a contractor is t

The First Materials You Need to Start Drawing

While your very first exercises required only a pencil and a piece of paper, the improvement of your skills will need a few more instruments. On the other hand, you mustn't randomly choose paper and instruments for drawing. The first thing you need when con

CAD Drafting Technology

The world of drafting changed forever in the 90's when CAD software became more exposed to the general population. Before CAD became the drafting industries standard practice Drafters would draw every line by hand with the use of a drafting board, and several hand


Drafting is a universal language. It is the natural mother tongue of the mechanic in every country. He who has mastered this language can converse in it freely with fellow mechanics of every race and nationality—the American with the French, the Italian, the Swede, the German. It is the com

How to Learn Architectural Drafting and Design Your Own Custom Home Floor Plans

Being able to own your own home is a great privilege. Many look forward to the prospect of it for many years, and then are only able to buy after saving for many years. Part of the cost of a new home, however, can be reduced if you learn how to draw your own floor p

Site Selection and Solar Orientation

One of the fundamental aspects of site planning is the selection of the most advantageous terrain for a particular function. Of course, a favorable location of the chosen parcel is a boon to real estate agents, who routinely stress the convenience of accessibility.

Contract Terms in Architectural CAD Drafting Services

The millennium has ushered in many new specializations, one of them being architectural CAD drafting services. In previous Articles we have looked at various aspects of these services, right from technical to managerial to techno commercial. In our previous article

Mechanical Engineering: Beyond Automobiles

Most schools have beat-up cars and trucks lined up for mechanical engineering students to tinker with. Yet the discipline is more than just about automobile manufacturing and repair. Let us take a look at various other fields requiring their principles.

Mechanical Engineering

One branch of engineering which has survived the economic gridlock successfully is mechanical engineering. This field of engineering deals with the innovative application of physical sciences, mathematics and technology to the design, production and operation of me

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