Tutorials
Autocad Line Weights and Plot Styles

Autocad Line Weights and Plot Styles

Over the years I have written a couple of items about line weights, plotstyles and the like, and somewhere in the depths of YouTube there is a video tutorial too, with terrible sound. I continue to get so many questions about line weights and plot styles, especially...

Learn SketchUp Layout

Learn SketchUp Layout

SketchUp LayoutDesign presentations play a crucial role in effectively communicating ideas, concepts, and plans to clients, colleagues, and stakeholders. When it comes to creating visually captivating and professional design presentations, SketchUp Layout emerges as a...

Revit Training Course Online

Revit Training Course Online

Learn Revit Online As more and more architecture practices make the switch to BIM, many architects are finding they need to make the switch from AutoCAD and other non BIM softwares over to the likes of Revit, ArchiCAD and Vectorworks.   We all know the advantages...

How to convert raster or vector image to dwg

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

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

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.  ...

How to insert a block into AutoCAD

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...

Working with Hatch and Linetypes in AutoCAD

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.  If...

Managing coordinates in AutoCAD 3D

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

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 always, if there is anything you are stuck on with CAD...

How to Draw an Elevation in AutoCAD

How to Draw an Elevation in AutoCAD

In this tutorial we look at how to draw an elevation in autocad 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. 

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.