How to control the object snap behavior associated with hatch patterns and extension lines in AutoCAD

Lynn Allen, presents this exclusive cad video that demonstrates how to control the object snap behavior when it connects to hatch patterns and extension lines in AutoCAD.

Have you ever tried to grab the endpoint of an extension line instead of the anticipated object, or grab the seperate objects in a crosshatch pattern, then this AutoCAD video tutorial is ideal for you.

To install custom hatch patterns into AutoCAD, follow the steps, given below.

Copy your hatch pattern PAT file(s) into the default Support folder that AutoCAD employs to locate hatch patterns. The default path is mentioned in the Support File Search Path list under the Files tab in Options. It is normally the first one displayed. It is the one that goes to your user folder.

Watch the following youtube video for getting more information.

How to control the object snap behavior associated with hatch patterns and extension lines in AutoCAD

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Some leading free 3d modeling software for CAD users and 3D modelers

Given below, the detailed lists of best free 3d modeling software which can be used for animation, sculpting, visualization, simulate and ender graphic designs.

Wings 3D Modelling Software: It is a free open-source subdivision modeling software that contains extensive lists of selection and 3d modeling tools. It provides support for lights and materials, and an in-built AutoUV mapping facility. The software is compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux.

Click on the following link to download the software www.wings3d.com

Sculptris: It is a virtual sculpting software program developed by Pixologic. The software is ideal for sculpture and used to create organic models. Sculptris is developed to work seamlessly with ZBrush. While choosing the “GoZ™” button in Sculptris, your whole mesh will be transmitted to ZBrush.

Open SCAD: OpenSCAD is a free software that is frequently used for producing solid 3D CAD objects. This simple 3d program is compatible with Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and Mac OS X.

Click on the following link to download the software www.openscad.org/downloads.html

Daz Studio: It is a robust and free 3D creation software tool that can produce stunning 3D art for 3D artist or 3D animator.

With in-built file export capabilities, all of your Daz 3D contents are easily imported into other leading 3D software tools like 3DS Max, Mudbox and Maya. Export formats consist of Autodesk FBX, COLLADA, OBJ, BVH and Universal 3D.

Click on the following link to download the software www.daz3d.com/daz_studio

AutoDesk 123D: AutoDesk 123D includes a series of CAD and 3D-modeling tools. AutoDesk 123D also supports the 3D printing technology. It comprises of different tools to generate, design, and render 3D models. There are over 10,000 free 3D models to be utilized in personal projects. AutoDesk 123D supports Windows, macOS, iOS, Android (soon) platform.

Click on the following link to download the software www.123dapp.com

3D Crafter: 3D Crafter is a free real-time 3D modeling and animation tool that integrates an inherent drag-and-drop approach to 3D modeling. The software allows you to import 3D file formats for some leading software like 3D Studio, AutoCAD, Maya, trueSpace, DirectX and more. All the complicated models can be developed from simple 3D primitives, or produced with 3D Crafter’s Shape Building Tools. Modeling tools can be applied to deform, sculpt, and paint 3D shapes.

To get more information, click on the following link www.doublemesh.com

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Bentley System launched OpenRail – A robust BIM software for design & maintenance of rail and transit infrastructure

Bentley System launched OpenRail design and maintenance software to apply BIM for the broad planning, engineering, project delivery, and operations of rail and transit infrastructure.

It deals with vertical and horizontal track geometry as well as produce 3D models for analysis and visualization and reports for cost estimates and setting-out, and product construction deliverables. OpenRail will get together digital components and digital context, during digital workflows.

OpenRail applications will consist of OpenRail ConceptStation which can be used for conceptual railway planning and design. In future, OpenRail Designer will be accessible for detailed engineering and 3D design of track, overhead line, tunnels, bridges, and interrelated civil infrastructure and AECOsim Station Designer will be applicable for the comprehensive modeling of rail and transit stations.

OpenRail is developed on the basis of a connected data environment that includes the shared services of ProjectWise and AssetWise, as configured particularly for rail systems engineering workflows. Throughout project delivery, ProjectWise allows the collaboration between distributed engineering teams, coordination of structured workflows, and connected project visibility. For OpenRail, AssetWise delivers asset lifecycle information services for linear, network and geospatial referencing, corridor maintenance decision support, inspection workflows, and reliability and change management.

OpenRail CDE services contain Components Center for digital components, ContextShare for digital context, ComplyPro for progressive assurance, and ConstructSim Completions for accessing operational readiness.

Components Center is an Azure cloud service of libraries which arrange, across disciplines and applications, the semantic content of catalogued components, potentially including vendor data, fabrication details, component requirements (for example, electrical specifications and connections), reliability characteristics, and representational views necessary for documentation (as for instance, 3D, plan, schematic). A digital component is reprocessed across BIM workflows in design modeling, analytical modeling, construction modeling, and asset registries—from catalogued component, to engineered component, to installed component, to operated component.

To get more information, visit the following link www.bentley.com

Bentley System launched OpenRail – A robust BIM software for design & maintenance of rail and transit infrastructure

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SelfCAD – A powerful 3D CAD tool for 3d modeling, sculpting and 3d printing

SelfCAD is all-in-one program that integrates modeling, drawing, sculpting and printing online. Alternatively, SelfCAD can be defined as an online browser-based 3D model, sculpt, print platform that brings 3D designing and printing accessible to all along with professional designers, hobbyists and students devoid of any prior experience with CAD/CAM software.

With SelfCAD, it becomes easier to generate cool 3D shapes quickly and smoothly. The Magic fix tool in SelfCAD can form printable objects. Slicer options support structure, raft, fill settings etc.

The generators allow developing cool, advanced shapes and transforming images into 3D geometry instantly.

SelfCAD comprises freehand, polyline, spline, eraser drawing and advanced polygon detection features. SelfCAD’s sculpting enables creativity with gestures and facilitates your ideas to have the desired shapes quickly and smoothly. SelfCAD tied a knot with https://www.Myminifactory.com to produce numerous readily available 3d printable objects. With SelfCAD’s macros, it is possible for automating transformations, drawing, copy and extrusion patterns etc.

Currently, SelfCAD is compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10, Mac and Linux with browser support for Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Click on the following link to download the software www.selfcad.com

Watch the live demo of the software.

SelfCAD – A powerful 3D CAD tool for 3d modeling, sculpting and 3d printing

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How to produce a 90 degree elbow pipe with AutoCAD 2017

This is another useful presentation from Mufasu CAD.

In this CAD tutorial, one will learn how to generate 90 degree elbow pipe by applying various commands like polyline, circle, shell and other commands.

This tutorial is specifically created for beginner’s level. The entire tutorial is made in AutoCAD 2017.

Tips to create a pipe bend :-

1. In the drawing area, choose a pipe that contains an open port.

2. At the end of the pipe, click a continuation grip.

3. On the ribbon, click Home tab —> Part Insertion panel —> Toggle Pipe Bends to allow pipe bends.

4. If you dislike to employ compass angle snap, on the ribbon, click Home tab —>Compass panel—> Toggle Snaps to deactivate angle snaps.

Watch the following video, to learn the complete process.

How to produce a 90 degree elbow pipe with AutoCAD 2017

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Importance of AutoCAD, Revit and STAAD Pro for Civil Engineers

A civil engineers should contain adequate working knowledge in AutoCAD to make drawing smarter. Knowledge of other programs like Revit and STAAD Pro are also very crucial for other disciplines.
AutoCAD: Both AutoCAD and Civil 3D play an important role for making efficient civil engineering design. These programs facilitate you to generate quality plan sets. On the other hand, working knowledge of AutoCAD is not essential for construction engineers.

The design aggregation and documentation tools, which are in-built into AutoCAD, enhance productivity as well as simplify your design and documentation workflows and accelerate projects from design to completion whereas automate the tiresome manual drafting tasks.

AutoCAD allows to produce surfaces, solids, and offset curves dynamically and manipulate them with context-sensitive PressPull operations. 3D models are directly imported into AutoCAD from different types of applications, like SolidWorks, CATIA, Pro/ENGINEER, Rhinoceros, and NX products and services to easily generate intelligent 2D views. Point Cloud tools facilitates you to import scanned objects with up to 2 billion data points. Physical 3D prototypes of your designs are instantly formed with AutoCAD’s 3D printing capabilities.

Revit: Revit is an useful software for architects and other building professionals that can be used for architectural design and documentation. Revit facilitates the users to produce a perfect and detailed building model in quickest possible time.
Revit empowers the civil engineers to render the best performance with the creation of virtual illustration of building products. Starting from the Design Development & Coordination, 3D Modeling, Drawing Set Creation to Quantity Take-off, civil engineers can obtain the separate product specifications of the building which range from the color, tolerance, cost and other info. All these are essential to take informed decisions.
Revit provides the following advantages to the civil engineers:

a. Offer perfect, trustworthy and reasonable solutions
b. Substantiate the design of the model for constructability and performance
c. Maintenance of wood, steel and concrete structures like column, beam depths and clashes
d. Perform a detailed analysis of structural & MEP elements to render projects in risk-free environment
STAAD Pro: STAAD Pro is a handy software for structural engineers to make accurate structural analysis and design. The program supports the analysis of different types of structural elements like bridges, structural beams, floodgates, and much more. Civil engineers with a structural background are suggested to learn supporting programs like STAAD Pro.

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Autodesk App Store BIM 360 Hackathon

The scene of construction technology is changing everyday and the separation can be seen all around us. In the Autodesk BIM 360 Hackathon, Autodesk help the users to get a good start with new technologies for addressing the opportunities across the building and infrastructure lifecycle.

Autodesk has proudly announced about the Autodesk® App Store BIM 360 Hackathon which is a virtual and web based development. It is a nice way for quickly climbing the BIM 360+ Forge API integration learning curve with the Autodesk engineers virtually. There are some new features in the BIM 360 and it is a wonderful time for starting work on integration and to create the folders in BIM 360 using Forge. Anyone can now easily and quickly build a “presence” for his/her company and the data of apps within the use of BIM 360. The usefulness of it is described here.

The Autodesk® App Store BIM 360 Hackathon has two divisions:

  1. A series of web training sessions which are related to the Autodesk Forge platform and BIM and available for everyone who is interested in learning about these APIs.
  2. There is an online hackathon where developers can develop new apps which integrate with BIM 360 for the submission to Autodesk App Store. Reason for participating: The Hackathon will be work as a helpful hand for the users to get manual with the Autodesk cloud service BIM 360 which is built on the Autodesk Forge platform. There is the Autodesk Forge API for developing apps that will help in the construction management and enabling access to project data for all time, everywhere within the building construction lifecycle. Autodesk Forge is mainly the developer platform which is used by Autodesk for creating software for design, engineering, construction and manufacturing.

Participating in the online hackathon the participant would get a reward but there is a cost price. At first the participant has to create an app that will go with BIM 360 and then it had to submit in the App Store. The other reason of participating in BIM 360 is that there is going to be launched a BIM 360 app “Showcase” in the Autodesk App Store.

Autodesk App Store: By publishing the creative apps in the Autodesk App Store, and user could get fast access to the Autodesk customers who might be looking for the benefit from the solution. The Autodesk App Store is the best online source for millions of Autodesk customers for browsing and downloading or purchasing their needed apps.

Autodesk: Autodesk is for them loves creation and make creative things. Behind a high-performance car, an admired towering skyscraper, a smart phone or a great film there are chances to appreciate the works of the millions of the Autodesk customers as it gives the power to make anything.

For more information please visit revit.news

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