Wednesday , 29 March 2017

Tutorials & Tips

How to Draw an Elevation in AutoCAD

How to draw an elevation in cad

In this tutorial we look at how to draw up an elevation in auto cad from a floor plan. We look at using construction lines, layering, orientation, hatch and shadows to build a simple elevation in a short amount of time.

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Attaching and Exporting Object Data in AutoCAD

This week we have another really interesting guest post that looks at aspects of AutoCAD some people would never even consider possible. Nick Williams shares his knowledge on the subject of attaching and exporting object data in AutoCAD. As always it is great to hear from readers who would like to share their ideas, tips and tricks on the website …

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SketchUp & LayOut for Architecture – Review

SketchUp & Layout for Architecture

  SketchUp & Layout for Architecture, by Matt Donley and Nick Sonder has recently been released. This new book, looks at the workflow of Architect Nick Sonder – and how he uses SketchUp as his main tool when designing houses, from concept through to completion. Not only is this a fascinating example of the strengths of SketchUp, it also teaches …

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SketchUp Help and Tutorials

Master Sketchup

In this post I want to introduce you to This is a website run by Matt Donley who is doing amazing stuff in the sketchup world. His website has loads of sketchup tutorials that you will no doubt find really useful. You can head straight there by clicking on the link below: Master Sketchup Sketchup to LayOut     …

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Site model in Sketchup from CAD

cad to sketchup

Following on from the how to model a site in SketchUp using the help of Google Earth video, this tutorial shows you how to use a cad drawing as the starting point for your 3d model. In this video we look at: – Setting up your cad drawing for exporting to sketchup. – Writing cad blocks for import to sketchup. – Importing …

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