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 . . .
Repetitive CAD tasks can be carried out faster and more accurately if you have a system to apply to the work. What type of system works best? That depends on the task. Generally, a system works best when there are many similar or identical tasks that can be grouped together . . .
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 . . .
A great time-saving AutoCAD tool that is under-appreciated is Quick Select. With this tool you can select all objects having a property that you specify, and the options for specifying that property are practically endless. Quick Select works on . . .
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 . . .