CAD Software Tutorials

Are you looking for a PDF to CAD Converter? Look at this!


PDF (Portable Document Format) is widely accepted as the most appropriate format for sharing, exchanging and archiving documents. This is why AutoCAD drawings are often converted to PDF and why AutoCAD users can encounter them often in their work. Moreover, most AutoCAD specialists will convert their drawings in PDF format before sending or archiving them. In most cases, when one doesn’t need to modify the drawing locked in PDF or when one has the source AutoCAD drawing, PDF comes as a great solution.
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Do you Know AUTOCAD Xrefs?


An external reference (XRef) in AUTOCAD is a ‘drawing within a drawing.’

In other words, it is an AUTOCAD drawing that exists as a link within the drawing that you’re currently working. Of course you will be able to view the content of this drawing but unable to make changes, unless otherwise required.

The use of AUTOCAD Xrefs is a good way to get information layers within a drawing, without including the various graphical entities that comprise it. Thus, depending on the ultimate goal of the drawing that you are doing, you can establish what information is to be referenced through this tool of AUTOCAD.
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Creating Parallel Lines in AUTOCAD using the Offset Command

Creating Parallel Lines in AUTOCAD using the Offset Command

AUTOCAD’s Offset command is another of the editing tools that comprise this program and with which it is possible to create parallel lines as we will learn in this Tutorial.
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5 Simple Steps to Create AutoCAD Templates

5 Simple Steps to Create AutoCAD Templates

Drawing templates are drawing files containing your specific settings for any particular drafting job.

As in most drawing software today, you’ll find that AutoCAD offers drawing templates not only with its default installation but you can also create your own AutoCAD templates.
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Looking for Drawing Symbols? Create your own using AutoCAD Blocks

Looking for Drawing Symbols

Whenever you want to represent drawing symbols on your drawing – like a door, a window, a bolt, among others – you´ll need to create AutoCAD blocks.

An AutoCAD block is, in simple terms, a collection of drawing entities grouped as a single object. Thus, when you are composing your drawing, you will be able to save a lot of time by using your previously created AutoCAD blocks on it, avoiding continuous redrawing of your drawing symbols.
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5 AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts You Probably Didn’t Know About


AutoCAD® keyboard shortcuts, just like in most applications, can help you to save a lot of time making your drawing go much faster.

Some AutoCAD® keyboard shortcuts are well known, like Control+S to save a drawing or Control+N to create a new drawing file (WINDOWS® default shortcuts), but in this article we´ll show you 5 keyboard shortcuts which not most people are aware of.
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The AutoCAD Window – A Quick Overview

This will be a short tutorial just to introduce you in your first steps on how to use AutoCAD, specifically, you´ll know of what is available in the AutoCAD main window.
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CAD Software Tutorials: Features and Career Opportunities


It’s a fact that architecture and engineering professions are incomplete without the use of certain cutting-edge tools and applications. These state-of-the-art tools have enabled engineers to accomplish tasks that were earlier almost impossible even to think about. Highly efficient drafting software products and tools are used by engineers and architects to design and evaluate everything from skyscrapers to electronics components. The most prominent concept that has literally changed the whole design industry is Computer Aided Design or CAD software.

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