Formal CAD Training and self-taught skills make the best sense for becoming a better CAD user.
Month: May 2009
I find most users are a little puzzled by the Drawing Tools Icons (Ortho, Polar, OSNAP, etc.) on the Status Bar. To restore the text labeled buttons just right click and toggle off the check next to Use Icons.
I type DI on the command line then pick two endpoints to list a distance in AutoCAD. This distance is 3D, a slope distance. How do I get a horizontal distance? Set the System Variable, OSNAPZ to 1 then use the DI command. I could tell you all about OSNAPZ but then you would not develop the skills to look up information on your own in the AutoCAD help file. (Remember, the theme of this blog is to improve […]
I recently participated in a Civil 3D User Group meeting in Ft. Myers, FL, organized by the Southwest Florida AutoCAD Professionals. We had some great discussions on Points, Surfaces, Styles (you can’t get very far in any Civil 3D discussion without mentioning styles), hardware recommendations, and basic configuration tips for sharing settings. This group is very active and provides a great environment to share your knowledge. You will most likely pick up new tips and tricks from […]
Employers and CAD users will benefit from developing good CAD skills; the main theme of Advanced CAD Technology’s blog.