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How to convert raster or vector image to dwg

Have you heard of Scan2CAD?  Scan2CAD is a great tool that allows you to convert vector and raster files into cad files (dwg or dxf). Luke from Scan2CAD has put together a tutorial for us, demonstrating exactly how the software works, and...

SketchUp FAQ 03 – How to Model Terrain in SketchUp

Ever wondered how to model terrain in SketchUp? We will show you how! Giving your building design context is really important when it comes to 3d modelling. Your building needs to stand in its surrounding landscape in order to give it a sense of scale and demonstrate...

SketchUp FAQ 02: How to change units in SketchUp

Back with more from our SketchUp FAQ. I have looked at some of the things I get asked the most about SketchUp and put together a list of frequently asked questions to help out those of you that might be new to sketchup or have a few questions they want answered.  ...

SketchUp FAQ 01: Can SketchUp open a dwg file?

CI have looked at some of the things I get asked the most about SketchUp and put together a list of frequently asked questions to help out those of you that might be new to sketchup or have a few questions they want answered. First in that series is the question: Can...

Learning AutoCAD with Free and Premium Video Courses

AutoCAD, the flagship product of Autodesk is certainly the most popular design and drafting software available in the industry. And just like any other software it also has its own learning curve. If you need to learn autocad, we know where you need to go... read on....

How to insert a block into AutoCAD

I was putting together another set of free cad blocks to download recently, when I realised that I have never actually provided any information on how to use the blocks. I remember when I first learnt about CAD blocks, it was a bit daunting, even printing was...

Working with Hatch and Linetypes in AutoCAD

In this video we look at using linetypes in autocad, and how to load new linetypes into your drawing, including insulation batting. We then look at working with hatch, hatch boundary and pick points, along with solid fills, gradients and pattern fill.   [youtube...

Managing coordinates in AutoCAD 3D

I am really excited to have Jaiprakash Pandey share with us some of his immense knowledge of AutoCAD! Once you have read this article, please head over to his blog SourceCAD for a tonne of really useful articles, hints and tips on all things CAD. Managing coordinates...

Quick CAD Tips – Text Tricks

In this tutorial we look at a few tips and tricks working with text in AutoCAD. Some of these include: Using a background mask Bringing your Text To Front Mirroring Text - two ways Converting Text Text align   As...

My favourite Tools and Resources

I have curated a list of some of the tools and resources I would strongly recommend for anyone studying or working in Architecture.