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 . . .
Polylines are your friends. If you make more use of them, and learn more of the tricks and features of using them, you will, I believe, come to appreciate their many advantages…
Disabling the Irksome F1 Key
Disabling the F1 key in AutoCAD avoids accidentally opening the Help feature when trying to hit the ESCAPE key, eliminating a common irritation. Here’s how to re-map the F1 key to a “harmless” function . . .
Using the Ray tool in CAD to create or check alignments between views has many advantages over using normal lines. One is the speed with which you can create a large number of rays. Another is the ease of erasing the rays after you’re done . . .
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 . . .