To be on a first-name, good-buddy basis with AutoCAD, I believe that a designer needs to thoroughly understand units. Here are some key considerations . . .
The best way I know of to organize a drawing sheet in AutoCAD is by using a well-designed sheet layout grid. This is also the best way to organize an entire set of drawings. A sheet layout grid is a hidden grid of cells that is used to place views and other elements within the work area of a sheet . . .
As CAD artists, we all want our drawings to look professional and appealing. Well-managed line weights play a crucial role in making your AutoCAD drawings look professional and beautiful. Line weights can also improve a drawing’s legibility. . .
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 . . .
Text in AutoCAD dimensions can be puzzling. This post will cover some basic concepts and two different approaches to controlling the size of text in dimensions. . .
Plot Style Tables are often a subject of confusion for AutoCAD users. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions regarding plot styles and line weights . . .
I often find unwanted lines appearing in my Revit perspectives, or I have missing lines. I would like to be able to erase or add lines quickly. Here is how I do it . . .