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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

AutoCAD video Tutorial – How to build a gear from zero to 3D

Will watching videos help you learn AutoCAD? Yes, in my opinion. But you must do your due diligence to investigate and make sure you are following the process of learning in the right order. Here is a quick exercise to help you see the power of using

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

How to export 2D Drawing into Word

As true as it can be that there are many ways you can import your project into other non CAD file’s type for the sake of illustration, it is very common to need to export 2D drawing from AutoCAD to Microsoft Word or PowerPoint. Yet, they are

Convert DWG to 3D PDF

In the quest to give an answer to the question “how to convert DWG file to 3D PDF for free?”, I came to download the free trial version of ProgeCAD. ProgeCAD is actually not a free CAD software, but it offers a 30 day trial period which

Draftsight tutorial

We, at 12CAD.com like “practice oriented tutorial”; means we like teaching something while really showing how to use it in a real example, not just teaching. That is why sometime ago, we laid out here a series of AutoCAD exercises helping you to learn while practicing. Talking

AutoCAD fonts

AutoCAD fonts are stored in SHX files. Recent versions of AutoCAD may have more AutoCAD fonts files compared older versions, but if you are still not satisfied with the number of fonts AutoCAD is putting to your use, here is a trick you need to consider using.

AutoCAD 2014

Book Review: Mastering AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014; Autodesk Official Press  The similarities most Autodesk products share has been well documented by CAD users since the inception of the organization. And almost everyone who is proficient with one of Autodesk’s design software to complete a task

DWG compatible CAD software

Dwg files are one of the most used type of files in Computer Aided Design and this is pushing many companies to release their own DWG compatible CAD software. The native file format for AutoCAD files is .DWG. But you can also edit/generate DWG file using others