Some Useful Tips On Autocad User Interface

The following autocad article provides some useful autocad tips to maintain the standard workspace.

Tricks for AutoCAD user interface – Learn how to deactivate the ribbon and produce a minimum workspace:

1. Give command RIBBONCLOSE
2. Give command MENUBAR 1
3. Select the Tools menu > Toolbars > AutoCAD > Layers
4. Select the Tools menu > Toolbars > AutoCAD > Properties
5. Lots other can be included as per requirements
6. Dock the toolbars at the top of the drawing area
7. Give command MENUBAR 0
8. Click the Workspace button and Save Current As …, label it “Minimal” or whatever

It is possible to toggle amid workspaces with the similar button. Various workspaces can be saved for diverse projects.
The following tricks should be applied if an interface element is just hanging around with nothing to do.

• Not applying the Viewcube? Give command NAVVCUBEDISPLAY 0
• Not applying the navigation bar under the Viewcube? Give command NAVBARDISPLAY 0
• Unemployed buttons on the status bar in the lower-right side? Select the Customization menu in the utmost lower-right corner, and deactivate the unnecessary ones.
• If it is necessary to show some more buttons on the Quick Access toolbar at the top left. Select the drop-down button located at right side of the toolbar and select the ones as per your choice.

To avail the extra interface elements, open the OPTIONS dialog box and click the Display tab. It is also possible to rectify the buttons on the toolbars and ribbon tabs.

If you want to gather more information on the AutoCAD user interface, go through the following resources :-

Autodesk Knowledge Network articles:
• About User Interface Customization
• About the Customize User Interface (CUI) Editor

AutoCAD Blog posts:
Video of the Month: AutoCAD 2017 Classic Workspace. Miss It?
• Bring Back Dialog Boxes with Classic AutoCAD Commands

Ref.: blogs.autodesk.com

Some useful tips on Autocad user interface

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Mastering AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 1st Edition

Both George Omura and Brian C. Benton have written an exclusive e-book for CAD users. It is known as Mastering AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018.

The book is specifically written for design and drafting professionals supported with complete tutorial and reference. The book provides step-by-step guidance along with brief explanation to gather knowledge on the newest AutoCAD tools and techniques.

There are practical projects to improve your skills which can be directly employed to real-world projects, and the associate website demonstrates the coexistent project files and other bonus content to facilitate you to be well versed with each vital technique. This new edition is updated to shed light on the newest AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT aptitudes so that the users can apply their skills directly to real-world projects. With expert guidance and a practical focus, this complete reference is your ultimate resource for mastering this powerful software.

By reading this book, the users can reap the following advantages:

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• Transform your 2D drawing into a 3D model by applying advanced modeling and imaging techniques
• Customize AutoCAD as per your requirements, combine outside data, and much more

This book is very useful for newbie AutoCAD users. The advanced users will be familiar with the unusual tools and techniques as well as some handy tips and tricks to simplify their workflow.

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Mastering AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 1st Edition

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Floorplanner is a handy program to draw floor plans online in 2D or 3D

This video tutorial provides the demonstration of Floorplanner.

It is a useful program that allows the users to generate their own floor plans online in 2D and 3D instantly.

Floorplanner contains various useful tools to recreate your home, garden or office with just few clicks of the mouse and deliver your plans with an extensive library of objects.

After producing the floor plan, it is possible to make the interior design better with the world’s largest library of different types of furniture and items.

Floorplanner facilitates you to generate beautiful images and use them for marketing purposes, building work etc.

To learn various functionalities of the software, watch the following video tutorial.

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Floorplanner is a handy program to draw floor plans online in 2D or 3D

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Vectorworks Architect 2018 is just launched with some exciting features

Vectorworks is a leading BIM design tool specifically developed for all designers, architects, landscape architects, stage lighting designers, or anyone to design almost anything. The architects can utilize this all-in-one program to fulfill their requirements.

The architects can use it for different purposes like design concept, client presentations, final construction documents devoid of requiring any other programs. It performs as an in-depth presentation/drawing package as well as a highly sophisticated 3D modeler.

It is also an outstanding tool for just producing block layouts that transform into the buildings later on or making a simple design for a curved railing. To make improved designs, it is possible to generate shapes without limits with the help of subdivision modeling.

The most updated version is Vectorworks Architect 2018. It contains the following exclusive features :-

Several Drawing Views: The users can get several views of their on-going project simultaneously. Just click an icon then break up the screen as per choice. Now, it is possible to view the modification of the 3D model when the floor plan is revised. It is not necessary to switch alternatively among saved views at the time of updating and making changes.

Live Editing of Elevations and Sections: With Vectorworks Architect 2018, the architects will be able to edit Elevations and sections live. It is now possible to edit an elevation whereas actually looking at the elevation.

Resource Manager: With resource manager, the users can easily get access to numerous pre-drawn items. These may range from chairs, appliances, wall types or really anything. The users can create their own or import others.

Go through the following video, to be familiar with the new modeling features in Vectorworks Architect 2018.

Title Blocks: The title block feature becomes more comprehensive and automated. With this newest version, the users will be able to arrange their sheets according to their choice. Now the printed copies of the drawings can be delivered to the job site directly. And each one of those drawings normally contains a border and a title block with dates, names, responsible person and addresses.

Vectorworks Architect 2018 is just launched with some exciting features

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nanoCAD 5.0 – The newest powerful CAD software

Nanosoft launched nanoCAD 5.0. It is a free, fully operative CAD software. After making registration and activating the software, the users can obtain a one-year renewable license and utilize the software for any purpose.

Once the software is installed, the users will be able to import drawing (DWG) files or develop new projects as well as export and share with others, devoid of any watermarks.

Top Three New Features of nanoCAD 5.0

nanoCAD provides support for DirectX graphics and it is now the standard for graphics performance for Microsoft Windows. DirectX is mostly recognized for gaming, but its graphics performance functions efficiently with computers and lower-end graphics cards. In nanoCAD 5.0, you can select which graphic library, OpenGL or DirectX, is considered as the perfect option for your video card. It can be accessed by opening the Options dialog box and selecting Graphic settings. (Image courtesy of Nanosoft.)

It is compatible with AutoCAD 2013/2014 version DWG files. nanoCAD can now read and write AutoCAD-supported DWG files which are well-suited with DWG files compatible with AutoCAD 2013.

Better object selection – The Quick Selection (QS) command is upgraded significantly and extended with a few vital capabilities. Now the users will be able to produce selection conditions for graphic primitives like arcs, polylines, splines and lines. The QS command in nanoCAD 5.0 also facilitates the users to produce selection conditions for complicated objects like tables, notes, dimensions and blocks.

The users can now add a block with .dxf file extension for greater adaptability.

nanoCAD products comprise of nanoCAD Plus, nanoCAD Pro, nanoCAD Mechanica, nanoCAD Construction, nanoCAD Construction Site.

To download nanoCAD 5.0, go through the following link nanocad.com

nanoCAD 5.0 – The newest powerful CAD software

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A position is vacant for Architectural BIM Manager / Revit

A leading award winning architecture practice having offices all through Australia and New Zealand, is inviting applications for the position of a knowledgeable CAD Manager to be appointed at the Melbourne office.

The prospective candidate should take the liability to control the Revit activities inside the practice on a daily basis.

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A position is vacant for Architectural BIM Manager / Revit

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How to perform MEP modeling in a jobsite with Revit

In this Revit video tutorial, you will learn how to use Revit for creating MEP modeling of a site office, canteen, outdoor switch room with distribution boards, transformers, diesel generator and fuel tank.

Given below, some useful features of Revit for MEP modeling :-

• Mechanical Systems: Create the design of various types of mechanical systems like duct system to fulfill the heating and cooling requirements of the building. With the use of various tools, form duct systems to arrange air terminals and mechanical equipment in a project. By applying automatic system creation tools, generate duct routing layouts to unite the supply and return system components.

• Electrical Systems: Develop electrical systems (circuits) to arrange devices, lighting fixtures, and electrical equipment in a project.

• Piping Systems: Develop piping systems with the arrangement of mechanical components in a model and attribute them to a supply or return system. Then, with the use of various layout tools, define the most recommended routing for the piping that relates the system components.

• MEP Fabrication Detailing: Arrange LOD 400 content from the Autodesk Fabrication products (CADmep, ESTmep, and CAMduct) inside Revit MEP to generate a more coordinated model. Produce a perfect model for detailers within construction firms that reflects the intended installation.

• Spaces: Arrange spaces in all the sections of the building model to preserve values applied for accomplishing heating and cooling load analysis on the building model.

• Zones: With the use of the zone tool, it is possible to identify spaces to be managed with environmental control systems like heating, cooling, and humidity control systems. It facilitates you to execute load balancing and analysis procedures on a building model.

• Use the System Inspector: System Inspector is applied to observe the properties for a selected duct or pipe system.

To learn the process for MEP modeling, watch the following video tutorial.

How to perform MEP modeling in a jobsite with Revit

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