AutoCAD is a great application, but it has some usability roadblocks that continue to frustrate us. Here is my list of top 10 annoyances in using AutoCAD . . .
I have noticed that many people who are skilled at computer aided design, or CAD, undervalue their own work. They should appreciate the vital role their contributions play in the larger creative process.
Most projects that are done today using CAD . . .
It makes sense to create the drawing you’re working on with future editing in mind. Maybe the updating will be done by you, maybe by others. In either case, that editing will go quicker with a clean, well-organized drawing.
To simplify a complex CAD drawing, make your own special marks to help you navigate the various drawing parts. Here’s an example of how . . .
A CAD designer-tech-drafter-artist should have a thorough knowledge of the subject material that he or she is drawing, and constantly be seeking to add to that knowledge.
Drawings are essentially a form of communication. A CAD professional should always be considerate of the person who will be reading his or her drawing, and make the drawing as legible as you can. Here are some general rules . . .
A common cause of lost speed in CAD is being mired in a complex, high-density drawing with so many objects crammed into so little work space that it’s hard to maneuver. In this tip, I will focus on one highly effective technique that I developed. I call it: The power of big even numbers. Here’s how it works . . .
When you find yourself doing lots of panning and zooming, you may be able to save time by splitting your screen into two or more panes. There are two basic ways to use the split screen. The first . . .