Some useful tips to attach a wall to a stair in Revit

In this exclusive Revit video tutorial, you will learn step-by-step methods to affix a wall to stair in Revit. A wall is affixed to a stair to develop a room.

The initial step is to choose the floor level. Then, the wall is drawn at the edge of the stair. Now, edit wall profile by clicking twice on the wall. Alternatively, one can select the wall and click on edit profile located on the upper section of the menu bar. Just choose the edge, pick the line and opt for the edge of the stair.

If it is not possible to choose an edge, just press the tab key to perform the task. It is required to trim the line and the shortcut key for that is ‘tr’. Here, the additional lines should be deleted.

In order to clean the line tool, just choose the face of the stair and then choose the wall.

To get more clear ideas, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source: Kiodour

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Download 1000+ AutoCAD Plans

Given below an extensive lists of autocad plans. The lists consist of near about 1000 modern house autocad plans which can be downloaded easily.

These plans contain floor plan, sections, elevations , electric detail and working plan of house. These plans will be useful for the architects and interior designers.

These plans are available in .dwg formats. These plans will facilitate the architects to instantly and efficiently draw walls as well as doors and windows.

Download: 1000 House AutoCAD plan

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Improve your AutoCAD skills with a series of 30+ AutoCAD 2D and 3D drawings

Jaiprakash Pandey, the renowned mechanical engineer and Autodesk AutoCAD Certified Professional, has conducted an online course for AutoCAD users. The users can enhance their AutoCAD skills with a series of 30+ AutoCAD 2D and 3D drawings.

This course is specifically designed for the users who possess minimum knowledge of AutoCAD 2D and 3D tools as well as for those users who have already finished AutoCAD 2D or 3D courses on SourceCAD.

The course comprises of numerous 2D and 3D drawings which can be used for operating the tools learned throughout the AutoCAD course. There are three main sections which include AutoCAD 2D, 3D and advance 3D drawings of objects from real life like Nut, bolt and gears.

Course Topics:

• 2D and 3D practice drawings
• Downloadable PDF and DWG file with dimensioning
• Frequently updated content
• Advance 3D projects like coupling and Coke bottle included


• Minimum knowledge of AutoCAD 2D and 3D tools
• AutoCAD 2013 or any later version

To register online, go through the following link

Improve your AutoCAD skills with a series of 30+ AutoCAD 2D and 3D drawings

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Top Five Android Apps For AutoCAD Users

AutoCAD 360: AutoCAD 360 is a free mobile based app to view DWG. There are user-friendly drawing and drafting tools in this app which can be useful for viewing, generating, editing, and distributing AutoCAD drawings over web and mobile devices in anytime from any location. Make your site visits process easy with these robust drafting and editing tools.

Download from Google play store (AutoCAD 360)

DWG FastView-CAD Viewer: DWG FastView completely supports 2D/3D DWG drawings to open DWG drawings from Autocad, progeCAD, BricsCAD, ZWCAD efficiently as well as view CAD design like autocad drafting, revit blueprint and dxf.etc. Some exclusive features range from :-

Rapid formation, Free browsing and editing; No registration & Offline drawings; Support exporting to PDF, BMP, JPG and PNG, and distribute it to anyone freely; View Mode and Edit Mode fulfills various requirements; Useful and approachable technical support.

Download from Google play store DWG FastView-CAD Viewer

Learn AutoCAD For 2015: Learn AutoCAD 2015 Manual that covers the following topics :-

-basic learning autocad 2d
-diemension vecter drawing
-plot workspace
-guide snap osnap
-more tutorial within this app

Download from Google play store Learn AutoCAD For 2015

CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer: With CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer-DWG/DXF Viewer on your phone or tablet, one will be able to view and label CAD drawings anytime from any location. CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer makes your site visits easy by applying the robust tool available. Easily manage your job on the move and also connect with your partners at any moment with CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer to view your CAD drawings.

CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer provides various robust features and capabilities for free.

Download from Google play store CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer

Planner 5D – Interior Design: Planner 5D is a user-friendly app that facilitates you to produce nice looking and convincing interior and exterior designs in 2D and 3D modes.

You can select from interior and exterior items from a wide-ranging catalog with the purpose of planning and delivering your home or any other space as per your requirement, and you can view what everything appears in reality by applying the Virtual Reality mode.

Download from Google play store Planner 5D – Interior Design

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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:

• Gather adequate knowledge with the basic drafting tools and utilize them in every project
• Learn the uses of hatches, fields, tables, attributes, dynamic blocks, and other intermediate tools

• 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.

You can purchase the book online from Amazon

Mastering AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 1st Edition

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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2018: 2D Drafting and Design – An exclusive e-book

Elliot Gindis, the renowned cad professional and instructor has written an exclusive e-book called Up and Running with AutoCAD 2018: 2D Drafting and Design. The book is available in paperback version.

The book is enriched with stepwise instruction, illustrations and perceptive clarifications on the topic. The book focuses on the elementary concepts and practical use of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture and design.

The book is ideal for instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference. The book is specifically written to analyze 2D drafting and design in simple way and make it perfect for a one-semester course.

The book provides the following exclusive features :-

• Remove complications and diminishes AutoCAD to basic, easy to follow concepts
• Provides the guidance necessary for operating AutoCAD initially
• Documents all elementary commands, empowering the student what they should type in and how AutoCAD performs
• Comprises of new exercises and projects for the AutoCAD 2018 version
• Provides online bonus content on AutoCAD 3D fundamentals

The book contains 582 pages and written in English language.

To purchase the book online, go through the following link

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2018: 2D Drafting and Design – An exclusive e-book

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Online certified training course on Revit by Autodesk

Autodesk is conducting online certified training course on Revit with 24 x 7 hours support.

This online Revit course will help various architectural, engineering and MEP companies to develop a strong base in their businesses with Revit software. The professional Revit training team of Autodesk will guide you to boost your knowledge with this robust 3D modeling software. You will also get an opportunity to give advise on any ongoing Revit training requirements to evaluate your skills.

Autodesk organizes an extensive Revit training portfolio and tutorials for all experience levels as well as newbie users who just need Revit essentials or Revit LT training. Autodesk also provides custom and bespoke Revit training for seasoned 3D CAD software users.

Given below, the details of revit training schedules :-

Revit Architecture Training

Revit Architecture Essentials – It is specifically designed for new users who want to be familiar with the primary productivity features of Revit Architecture. Revit Architecture Essentials course agenda.

Revit Architecture Advanced – It is intended for current users who want to learn the advance features of the software.

Revit Architecture Update training – It is created for current Revit users who wants to sharpen their knowledge and learn the application of the software’s latest and greatest tools.

Revit Bespoke Training – This custom training is useful for the current users or new users who only want to be familiar with definite functionality of the software. The course is custom-made so you can select from the parts necessary for you.

Revit to 3DS Max training – The course will shed light on the rendering methods in 3DS Max, whereas maintaining the structure of the Revit model.

Revit Architecture Mass Modelling – This course focuses on the advanced topics in Revit Architecture, continuing to develop on the concepts provided in the Essentials course. Students will come to know how to generate mass elements, spacing planning & area analysis, visualisation and rendering.

Revit Structures Training: Revit Structure Essentials Training – For Structural engineers and users who want to get to grips with the primary features of Autodeesk Revit Structure software. Revit Structure Essentials training agenda.

Revit Structure Advanced Training – For existing Revit structure users looking to expand their knowledge base on the advanced features of Revit Structure.

Revit MEP Training

Revit MEP Essentials Training – This course is developed for mechanical engineers, plumbing and HVAC professional to learn the fundamental features of Revit MEP.

Revit MEP Advanced Training Course – This course is intended for current users who want to be familiar with the advance and more productive advanced tools in the software.

Revit MEP Update Training – This course is designed for current mechanical engineers, plumbing and HVAC professional users who want to apply the latest features.

Revit Families Creation Training

Revit Families Creation Training – Ability to generate Revit families is an important part of Building Information Modelling that facilitates the users and companies to achieve wide-ranging productivity enhancements with intelligent parametric content directly within Revit software. By undergoing this course, the users will be able to create their own Revit families.

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How to use Action Recorder in AutoCAD to automate various AutoCAD tasks

Jaiprakash Pandey, the renowned CAD Corporate Trainer, has provided some useful cad tips on Action Recorder in AutoCAD.

Various CAD tasks can be automated with AutoLISP tool but Action Recorder is also very useful for automating recurring tasks of AutoCAD devoid of applying LISP at all.

With Action recorder, it is possible to record some of the recurring tasks in AutoCAD as action macro and it can be recalled when recorded.

As for example, if you require a specific type of array in several drawings and reluctant to generate array by hand in each of those drawings then just record your actions in one of the drawing and easily run that action for all drawings.

Recording Action: In order to begin recording actions, click on record button available in action recorder panel. This button will be substituted with stop button and your cursor will now abide by a stop icon. Now generate a circle with any radius and form a rectangular array with three rows and five columns.

As soon as it is completed with array click on stop button on action recorder panel, an action macro window will come up.

Now provide name and description of this action and click OK to save it. This macro will be saved with .actm extension in this path C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2015\R20.0\enu\Support\Actions.

Now close your drawing and open a new session of AutoCAD, go to manage action recorder panel under manage tab and discover a drop down menu with your action scheduled there. Choose that action and click play button that is situated over that menu. You will get an array with equivalent configuration drawn instantly.

If it is necessary for action recorder to notify you for putting values similar to coordinates of the center of circle and radius of the circle then modification can be done in action macro. To modify it, choose the action from the drop down menu and spread out the panel to locate an action tree and the radius value and right click to choose pause for user input from the contextual menu.

Now your action macro will notify you to provide the radius of the circle each time you play it. The same method is applicable to a number of rows and columns as well.

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The complete AutoCAD 2018 course

The complete autocad 2018 is a useful online course for beginner’s to professional autocad users. The lessons in this course are instructed with practical examples. The real drawings are provided in design projects.

Each module is supported with review question/exercise and for any confusion, the instructor will provide you useful assistance.

Given below, some exclusive features of the course:

1. A wide-ranging 14 hour long course structure 2. The lesson files which are employed in the videos, can be easily downloaded 3. Questions and exercises at the end of every module 4. Discussions are made on some advance topics like dynamic blocks and plot style tables 5. Auto generated closed captioning is covered 6. Quick support from instructor through Q&A session

The newbie autocad users can take part in this course as there are lots of practice questions in the course. The professional autocad users can take part in this course to upgrade their skills and familiar with new and advance topics in AutoCAD.

Topics covered :-

Getting familiar with AutoCAD, Creating Drawings, Modifying Drawing, Status bar toggles, Drawing Tools, Drawing properties, Hatch and gradient, Managing drawing with layers

Dimensioning and annotations, Working with Text and Table, Working with Blocks and Groups, Using Attributes, Working with external references, Parametric feature, Dynamic Blocks, Layout, Printing and Publishing, Advance Tools and Commands, Final Notes

To book your seat online, go through the following link

The complete AutoCAD 2018 course

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Update available for AutoCAD 2018.1.1

There has arrived a new update version of AutoCAD 2018 for the customers in the Autodesk Desktop App. This update is offering new software improvements and tools for simplifying the workflow and improving productivity. It also helps in identifying new features quickly in the user interface as the 4k monitor and 3D performance improvements.

It works with named views and layout viewports easier than ever and to work at first select a view from the new view gallery and place it onto the layout. It will help creating a layout viewport, making it active, selecting a view, setting the scale, resizing the viewport and locking it all in a single step. There have been improvements to the Layer Manager and other Layer controls make it easier to know overrides and to restore them to their default values.

With the improvement of AutoCAD 2018.1 update the navigation speed of 3D models also improved. Also the 3D graphics performance for the Wireframe, Realistic and Shaded visuals styles has increased. The most used commands those have offered the greatest benefit from these performance improvements are 3DORBIT, ZOOM, PAN and VSCURRENT.

But the update also has contained some kind of fixes for the reported issues. The Autodesk team has already working on some issues and has fixed the followings:

  1. There were occasional crashes while opening the block editor now they no longer occur.
    b. The occasional crashes in selecting or creating a non associative hatch have been solved.
    c. Stooped the occasional crashes while clicking the Insert View button on the ribbon in some drawings.
    d. The occasional crashes while modifying some dimension styles no longer occur.
    e. While editing the grip of a spotlight in some drawings the raised occasional crashes no longer occur.
    f. Occasional crashes in opening DXF files containing Xrefs has stopped.

But the aspect position of a block stays same after editing the block once.


  1. The PDF files those were conspired from some drawings has displaying properly now in Adobe reader.
    b. Breed patterns in the PDF files are dependable with lineweight.
    c. Raster images are conspired correctly when Shadeplot is set to the Rendered option.


  1. The AEC property-set data in DWG files could be easily exported to 3D DWF files.
    b. Some Pro/E files are also be suceessfully importd into AutoCAD.

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