Monday, January 9, 2012
Blocks are by basically electronic glues that bind multiple objects together and store them up in the drawing for putting up the same object anywhere else in the drawing. The important thing however is to remember that "BLOCKS ARE A PART OF ONE DRAWING AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE (DIRECTLY) IN OTHER DRAWINGS".
You might think that What's the good use of blocks then? Watch tutorials below to find out
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
This video explains the basic method of creating and editing hatch patterns in AutoCAD 2012 on a simple floor plan of a house. The video shows different textures of hatching and how to scale a pattern and change the angle of a hatch pattern.
Hatching is used to add shaded patterns to objects and shapes within an Autocad drawing. Hatch patterns can be used to indicate a material to be used, such as a concrete hatch. Alternatively it could be used to make an area of a drawing stand out.
Take a look at the drawing above. You'll see a complex assembly drawing and two different section views. On the far left, you see the line that indicates where Section B-B is. On the right side, you see the section view. Does it make sense to you? What you are seeing is the cross section view of the metal beam part of the of the bracket. It's shown so that you can see what size the area is without having to look at the entire side view of the assembly. Section views are used for clarity.
Look for the indicators for Section A-A. Then look at the top right view. You'll see that the beam part is shown as well as the hole that is drilled through it.
Section views are used in Mechanical and Architechural drafting. Anytime you need to show some detail that isn't readily seen from an exterior view, "cut it up" and draw it.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
This video explains how can you add dimensions and annotations to your drawing projects. This is video of a series of videos to demonstrate the Workfow of creating a drawing in AutoCAD. This step, you will add dimensions to the object using the Annotate tools of Linear and Diameter.
Dimensions are the essence of AutoCAD. In fact, they are the essence of any design program. They’re the reason the program was made, and the reason you are using it. So it’s important to know exactly how they work and how to use them.
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Monday, January 2, 2012
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In this video tutorial you will learn about layers used in CAD. You will use Layer Manager to create, design and edit layers. Turn layers on and off. You will also learn about editing any single object without altering the layer property
Layers in Autodesk AutoCAD
Layers are a way of managing, tidying and also controlling the visual layout of a drawing. A whole section of a drawing can be turned on or off, or simply one aspect can be controlled - text for example. This is all done by using layers within Autocad.
The concept of layers is used in other software applications, such as Paintshop programs. For those not aware of the concept, we'll start from the beginning:
When a new Autocad drawing is created, everything which is drawn is drawn on the one default layer, named 0. When creating drawings, the layer 0 shouldn't really be used. New layers should be set up with names corresponding to the content contained on them.
What is a layer?
A layer can be thought of as a large piece of clear plastic, as infinitely large as the drawing area in Autocad. When drawing in Autocad, everything is drawn on the default layer which is set current. Only the objects you are drawing are visible on the layer, the layer itself can never be seen - it is invisible. Each new layer is created by you, the user .Normally, it is acceptable to have a layer for each different part of a drawing. The layers created for a simple house plan could be as follows:
The separate lines and shapes representing each part of the house would be arranged on its relevant layer above. Each layer could be assigned its own colour so that everything drawn on that layer appeared the same colour.
Remember I said that layers can be used to manage drawings? well for example, in order to see the drawing more clearly, we may want to remove all the text and dimensions from the drawing. We want to keep the information, just remove it from view. Deleting it wouldn't be appropriate as we would lose all of our work! All we have to do is tell Autocad to not display the Text_Notes and Dimensions layers by turning off the layers in layer manager. The layers can then ne turned back on again whenever we choose.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
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Watch in HD kuality 720p - Click on the 360p text on the bottom right of video Hi Everyone! In this video you will learn how to draw ellipses, polygons. The video also tells you how to draw a five cornered star out of polygons and trim command. Hope you'll enjoy the video!