A CAD drawing often begins life as a paper drawing, print, or sketch. I’m sure you’ve seen this scenario. Your boss comes to you with a piece of paper in hand. The paper has information in hand-sketched form which needs to be “cadded” . . .
One of the most confusing and frustrating problems for many AutoCAD users is making dotted and dashed lines appear correctly, consistently, regardless of the scale of the drawing. Now there is a way to always have your linetypes show up properly. It involves the use of a simple matrix . . .
I just got the Sept 2014 issue of AUGI magazine, which features the annual salary survey of their members and readers. Very pleased to see the average earnings of CAD artists at a surprisingly high level . . .
What’s the best way to handle a portion of a plan where the walls are all rotated 30 degrees from the “main” part of the building? Here’s an easy solution . . .
Every good drawing deserves a great title block. In some ways, the title block is more important than the drawing’s content . . .
How to hide the level lines and grid lines in a linked Revit model, thus preventing duplication of grid and level lines in the current model. It’s easy . . .
For me, CAD is not just some software that I use for work. It’s also a great tool for understanding things and creating things.