How to rotate and scale a raster image in AutoCAD using Scale Reference and Rotate Reference. This prepares the raster image for use as an underlay in CAD. Includes video tutorial.
How to attach a raster image file, such as a photo of a sketch, as an underlay for use in creating a CAD drawing.
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” . . .
Video included! In this CAD tip we look at creating 2D views from a 3D object that we’ve imported into AutoCAD. To create it we use a command called FLATSHOT.
This post shows how to import a 3D STEP file into AutoCAD, and how to change the 3D object’s orientation to align properly . . .
If you tried the basic DWG file cleaning procedure and you are still getting Audit errors or recurring items in the Purge list, go to the Advanced Super Cleaning Method below.
Many times you will receive an AutoCAD drawing file that is corrupted. Fortunately, cleaning a corrupted DWG file is usually easy.
Raster images such as JPEGs and TIFFs can be imported into AutoCAD easily using the Attach tool in the Insert tab/ Reference panel. When you import an image file, it has a frame around it. This frame can be turned on or off . . .