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3D Model in AutoCad – Using Revolve 3D Tool

The revolve command or tool is a 3D modeling method that enables the user to create a solid following a certain path with a central axis, think of the ARRAY tool, only in three-dimension.

Let’s start by preparing the drawing by specifying crucial dimensions such as the inner and outer diameter of the […]

Lockdown Exercise Series – 3D Piston

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a piston using 3D geometry in AutoCAD. You will be guided to use 2D drafting commands, annotations as well as some 3D features (EXTRUDE, REVOLVE, SUBSTRACT, CHAMFEREDGE, FILLETEDGE, TORUS).

The final model should look something like this image in 3D.

This exercise is […]

Clip and Wipeout: Useful Tools to help manage your drawings

One of the tools we often use by technical professionals such as architects and engineers is the computer-aided design (CAD) program. Nowadays, it is one of the crucial tools in delivering contract documents for construction and other technical businesses. It is initially meant to aid us in realizing projects by producing drawings that are […]

101 interesting Technical Drawing Exercises to improve your practical skills FAST

Viktor Rask has written a very practical book where he introduces 101 technical drawings to beginners or anyone who wants to improve their speed and efficiency in drafting. At this end of this article, there is a special code for AllaboutCAD readers to get this book at a discount price.

But first, […]

Autocad Tutorial: Using Xref effectively for grid system on floor plans

Xref in AutoCAD means ‘external reference’ to other drawing files. One file can reference many other files and display them as an overlay (or background) on the main file.

Xrefs are usually used in larger projects to manage complexity of the main files, however, it is also beneficial in smaller and less complex […]