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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 […]

Lockdown and print-up: How to use your CAD skills in the battle against coronavirus

With the rise of the current global pandemic, our way of life has been changed in an instant. Gone are the days where we can comfortably walk down the streets to work, enter busy cafes to dine, and travel without having a little tinge of worry. The coronavirus has sent us packing our things, heading […]

How to set-up AutoCAD Software upon Installation

Some of you might say this blog is common sense or such a simple one. But hey, sometimes all the simple ones are being forgotten. 

By the way, my name is Johan. I am a licensed Architect and user of Autocad for years. I would like to share with all of you some tips […]

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 […]

Slim down your drawings with the PURGE command

Are your drawings bloated for no obvious reason? When you insert a block, is there a long list of blocks that aren’t in the drawing? Ditto for layers?

Oversized drawings load more slowly, take up more storage space, and take longer to save.

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Then you need the PURGE […]

AutoCAD 2016 – 30 releases young and still going strong – Part 2

This is a guest post from Lee Ambrosius, who was my co-author for the AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD 2015 LT Bible. As you can tell from the photo, he’s a runner — even in some pretty cold Wisconsin weather! Lee is both an Autodesk Authorized Developer and Authorized Author. He’s also the author of the […]

AutoCAD 2016 – 30 releases young and still going strong – Part 1

This is a guest post from Lee Ambrosius, who was my co-author for the AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD 2015 LT Bible. As you can tell from the photo, he’s a runner — even in some pretty cold Wisconsin weather! Lee is both an Autodesk Authorized Developer and Authorized Author. He’s also the author of the […]

Happy New Year!

Here’s my New Year’s card to you. It highlights photos I’ve taken during all 4 seasons, from New York, to Florida, to Iowa and Nebraska. I hope you enjoy it!

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