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CAD Mouse Review: Mionix Naos 3200

Ease of Use The  is a plug-and-play device and works right out of the box. Mionix provides a configuration software that can be installed for customization. The software allows you to change sensitivity, mouse button actions, and lastly, the LED options. However, one thing lacking is the

Follow these 5 Aspects to be a Better CAD Designer

The Computer Aided Design (CAD) market is growing and requires skilled designers. As a talented CAD designer, you can obtain large freelancing contracts or even be employed fulltime at a firm. However, first, you need to understand how to design in 2D and 3D. In this article, I will

What is the Best Laptop for AutoCAD?

Even though it is recommended to perform CAD designs on desktop computers, using a laptop computer is also a possibility. Laptops are simple because they are portable, lightweight, and well-balanced for many tasks. Especially for students and beginners in AutoCAD, it may not be economically feasible to invest in

Computer Aided Design is used primarily by Designers

Computer aided design (CAD) was primarily designed for designers, architects, and engineers to be used for 2D and 3D modeling. From hereon, I will refer to users of CAD tools as designers. Designers use CAD tools for many reasons. After the designer has an initial idea or sketch

Modifying objects in Draftsight Part 2

We have previously seen how simple it can be to draw simple shapes and modify them using Draftsight. We are going to continue in this post and hopefully get to a better stand point, in order to be able to dive into more serious drafting examples later

CAD for iPad

Drafting app for the iPad; Interested or Not? The fast-pace of our modern society hobbled by the ever increasing time the average person spends in traffic, means that more and more people are having to work on-the-go. This is why we now see certain apps like; Evernote,

Modifying objects in Draftsight

We have learned earlier how to create basic objects in Draftsight. The next most important thing to learn after that is: How modifying objects in Draftsight is done. Most time you need to combine basic shapes to create complex shapes, and here is where the Modify toolbar

Playing with LINES and ANGLES in Draftsight

We have seen briefly how you can draw a line in Draftsight when we’ve learned how to draw basic shapes in Draftsight. It is clear that knowing how to draw a line is the first thing first to know while learning Draftsight and this is true for

Drawing basic shapes in Draftsight Part 2

We have seen how to use few of the real basic commands in Draftsight in Drawing basic shapes in Draftsight Part 1, now we need to end with learning how to Draw the following object: Drawing an Arc, A circle, a line and an Spline. Drawing an

Drawing basic shapes in Draftsight

Here is a quick Draftsight tutorial where you will get a first glimpse on how to handle basic commands from the Draw toolbar. Drawing with Draftsight is a heavily computer-assisted task where the name CAD, you will notice in the following that once you understand the concept

3D Scanner VS. 3D CAD in 3D Printing

Anyone looking to delve into the field of graphics design, engineering/architectural modelling or the field of 3D printing must have either come across the phrases 3D scanners, computer aided design or is sure to come across them as he or she progresses in the chosen design field

One more thing before you start with Draftsight

We’ve looked at many basic tricks one should know when starting with Draftsight. Here are few more thing we should look at in the following paragraph. they will in the future help us more understand what we are doing in Draftsight while working on real project. I

10 affordable 3D Printers

Everyone is joining the 3D revolution; kids of 9 building robotic arms, moms are designing aesthetically pleasing furniture and dads are creating unique toys for the kids which makes the manufacturing niche of 3D printing one of the most accepted design trends of the 21st century. And

Getting started with Draftsight tutorial

Are you longing to know how to use Draftsight? Here are some basic knowledge to help you smoother your landing. If you have not done so yet, go and download your free copy of this free CAD software 3ds.com. We’ve had a talk about Draftsight here in

3d printing for Beginners – Additive Manufacturing

Tech fads are generally known for their ability to grab the attention of the public for a while before gradually dying out but from all indications, the design trend that involves additive manufacturing is definitely a design fad that isn’t set to go away anytime soon. Due

Book Review: A Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2015

Autodesk’s new offering the AutoCAD 2015 was released earlier this year and with it came multiple tutorials from different authors on how individuals can become acquainted in using their latest package and the book ‘A Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD 2015’ by Shawna Lockheart is one of the

Autodesk 123D Sculpt Review

Autodesk loves reinventing the wheel when it comes to building CAD software applications for the design community and the 123D Sculpt is no different regardless of its simplicity and development as a mobile app. The 123D Sculpt—which is one of Autodesk premier CAD tools designed for use on

AutoCAD 2014 Book: AutoCAD for Dummies

In your average AA meeting, the first step to redemption and fighting off addiction is coming to terms with that terrible influence that holds you back. And to take this step, the instructor ensures that you say this phrase over and over again till it sinks in.

Autodesk 123D Creature Review

The development of another CAD design tool for the iPad by Autodesk cannot and should not come as a surprise to anyone because by now, every real designer out there should know that Autodesk believes in providing multiple packages to handle similar tasks. And the 123D Creature