Tuesday , 17 July 2018

Tutorials & Tips

SketchUp FAQ 03 – How to Model Terrain in SketchUp

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 its relationship with the environment. However, some of us may find it fairly …

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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.   This week’s question is: How do you change …

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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 SketchUp open a dwg or CAD file? Yes! …

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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. Although you can use books to learn this software but there is a …

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Working with Hatch and Linetypes in AutoCAD

In this video we look at using linetypes in cad, 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 you have any questions or get stuck with any CAD stuff – please just ask and …

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Managing coordinates in AutoCAD 3D

Managing coordinates in autocad

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 in AutoCAD 3D In AutoCAD, you can only draw on XY plane and this …

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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 and would like some help – drop me an …

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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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