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 www.amazon.com

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How to convert any drawing to various image formats

This is an exclusive CAD video tutorial where you will learn how to transform your drawing into different types of image formats.

To accomplish this, you have to apply the following three commands :-

Display Image
JPGOUT
PLOT

Image files are affixed to AutoCAD drawings. Alternatively stated, images do not turn out to be an essential part of a drawing. AutoCAD scarcely looks for images which are attached and loaded as necessary.

Display Image – At first go to tools menu and from dropdown lists, click on display image and then click on save. Now save it to desktop or any drive. After saving it, there will be an option like JPEG image options where you will find quality and file size. Here put both of them to highest level and click ok. Now you will find the drawing has been converted to image.

JPGOUT – In command line type JPGOUT, now choose the folder or drive where the image will be saved and save it.

PLOT – This command is used to plot a drawing to plotter, printer or file. To apply the command, go to command line and write PLOT and press enter.

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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 www.udemy.com

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How to use AutoCAD 2018 for practicing 3d drawing

In this AutoCAD video tutorial, you will learn how to perform 3D practice drawing in AutoCAD 2018.

AutoCAD 2018 simplifies the 2D drafting, drawing and annotation as follow :-

• Text settings: Generate single or multi-line text (mtext) as a single text object as well as format the text, columns and boundaries.

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• Smart dimensioning: Automate the process for making dimensions. Move the cursor over chosen objects to have a glimpse prior to form it.

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• Leaders: Produce leaders with diversified content, along with text or blocks. Format leader lines and define styles with some easy to follow process.

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• Smart centrelines and centre marks: Generate and edit centrelines and centre marks to be progressed automatically if you shift the related objects.

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• Tables: Make tables containing data and symbols in rows and columns, employ formulas and link to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

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• Revision clouds: Draw revision clouds around new changes in a drawing to make out your updates instantly.

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• Layouts: Indicate the size of your drawing sheet, include a title block and demonstrate multiple views of your model.

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• Layout viewports: Generate layout viewports to present various components of your design at changeable scales.

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• Fields: Apply fields in text objects to demonstrate text that will be updated automatically when the field value modifies.

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• Data linking: Facilitate concurring updates with formation of a live link among a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and a table in your drawing.

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• Data extraction: Extract information from objects, blocks and attributes, along with drawing information.

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• Parametric constraints: Use geometric and dimensional constraints to retain relationships among drawing geometry.

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• Express tools: Extend the power of AutoCAD with a collection of productivity tools.

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Vectorworks 2018 is just released to improve your BIM workflow

Vectorworks, Inc., the leading BIM software developer, just released Vectorworks 2018 in English language. This newest version comprises of Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer and Fundamentals, as well as Vision.

In Vectorworks 2018, the user workflows have been significantly improved. In BIM, it can be viewed in the direct section and elevation editing and multiview capabilities as well as in all the Wall tool improvements that facilitate the designers to model wall constructions in an efficient manner in order that the walls are visible precisely in plan, section and elevation drawings. There are other instances like site model contour editing and enhanced seating sections.

Another exciting feature is the incorporation of analysis and design. With the inclusion of Braceworks to the entertainment portfolio that is packed with the industry-leading Spotlight and Vision software, entertainment professionals get the ability to finish their complete workflow that ranges from design to documentation to production, in a single interface. With Vectorworks worksheet, the entertainment professionals will be able to generate custom reports out of model or drawing data.

After the release of 2018 in all countries, ten additional localized-language versions will be introduced.

Given below, some of the improved features of Vectorworks 2018 :

  • Multiple drawing views: Apply multiple views of a project concurrently, and start work in one view pane and complete it in another. Interchange easily among viewports, views and visibility settings — just arrange panes and view them at the same time. Quickly measure the effect of a design change across 3D, plan, section and elevation views, and even set up a rendering in one view whereas working in another.
  •  Direct section and elevation editing: From viewports, edit models directly: add openings, arrange and allocate windows, change the position of doors across multiple layers, restructure walls etc. Modify the 3D views while in the section to check how edits concurrently impact plans and model views. And, generate good-looking and precise drawings within seconds.

Some crucial enhancements for architecture :- 

  • Superior graphic output for architectural documents: Create documentation from a BIM file in a better manner. Superior graphic controls inside section views of wall joins and wall, or slab and roof components offers the adaptability to instantly acquire superior-quality documentation from a 3D model.
    • Strong wall modeling options: Manage individual component heights by instance, add information to them, add component caps and co-jointly edit numerous selected components from an user-friendly dialog box. Besides, rapidly create wall graphic display changes with the new ability to substitute all attributes by class.
    • Title block customization in a simple way: Adjust items like variables and orientation, select from an infinite set of information to contain in a title block, and employ styles to more easily control various title blocks across one or multiple projects.
    • Simplified drawing distribution: Publish drawings depending on issue date and a firmly integrated new title block object; produce and allocate drawing sets, issue information and reports all through the extent of a project; and make the typically time consuming method of generating a BIM project or lighting a stage.

In order to gather more information on Vectorworks 2018, click on the following link www.vectorworks.net

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How to create an object in 3D from the 2d drawing

From this autocad tutorial, one can learn how to create a 3d model out of a 2D drawing.

With the help of circle command available in draw panel of home tab, produce some circles. Ensure circle having radius 2.5 units retains its center on the perimeter of the circle with radius 26 units.

 Choose polar array from the modify panel available in home tab and opt for two small circles on the top of the geometry. Now, define the center of the largest circle like the center of the array and enter 4 in the number of items field. An array will be produced as follow :-

Remove the largest circle and choose FILLET command, now provide R on the command section and as fillet radius give 7. Now, use this fillet at the junctures of the circle with R2.5 and R22.5 as illustrated below :-

Trim all the geometries so that it appears as follow :-

Write J on the command box and press enter then choose the entire geometry and further press enter to combine all outer 2D segments into a single unit. If it is required, iterate the JOIN command various times to connect the geometry entirely.

Transform view to southwest isometric and visual style to Shaded from Views and Visual styles panel of Visualize tab.

Write PRESSPULL on the command box and click at a location within the geometry, ensure you are clicking within the geometry and not on the geometry. Provide the height of 3 units on the command box and press Enter.

This command will include the density of 3 units to the 2D geometry that is already created and your drawing will appear as the image illustrated above.

Generate a circle of R17 on the top of the object that was formed in earlier step, but for producing a circle on top plane you have to ensure that dynamic UCS is turned on by pressing F6. Afterward, choose circle command and shift the cursor to the top plane and click at the center of geometry for circle’s center and put a radius of 17 units and press Enter further.

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Some useful cad tips to generate a door dynamic block in AutoCAD

This autocad video tutorial is associated with AutoCAD dynamic block course. By watching the video, one can learn the process in detail to generate a door dynamic block with Flip, Align, Distance and other parameters. It will facilitate the block to be utilized in different circumstances.

 

A dynamic block refers to a block definition that comprises of rules, or parameters necessary for modifying the appearance of the block reference when it is included in the drawing.

 

With dynamic blocks, it is possible to add one block that can adjust shape, size, or configuration rather than adding one of many static block definitions.

 

You author dynamic blocks with either constraint parameters or action parameters.

 

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