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Forum: Tutorials & Tips'n'Tricks

Fancy writing your own tutorial? Got a tip you'd like to pass on? This is just the place for you. Show off your software knowledge and help your fellow designer in the process.

  1. Idea Sticky Thread Sticky: Contribute a tip, become famous

    Hello boys and girls. I'm going to be launching the new CADTutor site homepage this week and here's your chance to see your own name up there on the busiest page of the site. "OK, what do I have...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 11th Feb 2007 09:12 pm
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    19th Dec 2012 01:58 pm Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: An Onscreen Video - How to Upload Files freely, on Cadtutor

    I have recorded an onscreen video guiding you thru how to upload the file/image/screenshot. 8) It's a tad blocky but I have tried to keep the file size down for us mere mortals on dialups :o ....

    Started by Mr T‎, 1st Mar 2005 08:34 pm
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    8th Dec 2012 12:46 pm Go to last post
  1. Cool 3D AutoCAD Render Tip: Quick settings with great results

    For use of AutoCAD 2008 and up. I thought I might as well add a little tip to the forum. Its been awhile and through the little knowledge I actually do have in rendering, I'd like to share what I...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 1st May 2009 12:15 am
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    • Replies: 39
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    17th Apr 2014 10:36 am Go to last post
  2. Contour Textures for Terrains

    Well, I was just doodling around in 2k7 the other day and found this odd way of making contour lines (and bands) on terrain models. :? Use the EDGESURF command to model the terrain surface,...

    Started by fahim108‎, 20th Aug 2006 07:38 pm
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    • Replies: 33
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    12th Apr 2014 06:24 pm Go to last post
  3. Write your name on the status bar of AutoCAD

    Just seeing the Oops! Command response, I thought I may post this funny thing. Command: setvar This is the single command that power AutoCAD. It has many subcommand, infact switches that set or...

    Started by India‎, 18th Aug 2006 12:07 pm
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    • Replies: 27
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    7th Apr 2014 06:54 pm Go to last post
  4. Options for creating linetypes.

    How do I create a custom linetype? Directly edit AutoCAD’s acad.lin file, or a copy thereof, using any ASCII text editor such as Notepad. You can add a new definition or copy and revise an...

    Started by ReMark‎, 25th Sep 2008 12:40 pm
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    18th Mar 2014 10:36 am Go to last post
  5. 3D Wecker Clock Freestyle

    Learn how to use basic autocad command by making 3D Wecker Clock freestyle.. You can see the tutorial here:...

    Started by mufasu‎, 17th Mar 2014 03:46 pm
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 165
    17th Mar 2014 05:24 pm Go to last post
  6. Cool Video Tutorial - how to set up a Live Plot Preview in Paperspace

    Thought I'd share my personal Paperspace setup. I like having a "live plot preview" in Paperspace so I get a good look at the Sheet without having to Plot Preview a thousand times. Big thanks to Lee...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 3rd Mar 2014 07:33 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 287
    5th Mar 2014 03:59 am Go to last post
  7. AutoCAD Basic 3D Modeling Floor Plan

    Simple AutoCAD tutorial for beginner about 3D Floor Plan.. You can see the tutorial on youtube... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3I_uslH5gA&list=PLjyiWW2QlmFwXcacgfcrwHWU2jNMYd37C

    Started by mufasu‎, 24th Feb 2014 12:14 am
    • Replies: 0
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    24th Feb 2014 12:14 am Go to last post
  8. Old Graphi cad files wont open can they be converted??

    I have drawings that i cut and stick onto glass to etch the surface and leave the design clear or frosted. The problem is a lot of the drawings i am not able to open in either flexi sign or...

    Started by david corstorphan‎, 18th Feb 2014 07:30 pm
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    21st Feb 2014 07:33 pm Go to last post
  9. AutoCAD 3D Modeling Glasses

    This is my tutorial how to create 3D glasses with AutoCAD apps,,, you can learn how to view and use intersect command.

    Started by mufasu‎, 3rd Feb 2014 03:08 am
    • Replies: 0
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    3rd Feb 2014 03:08 am Go to last post
  10. (Tips) Dimensions Change Position When Moving

    Sometimes when you want to move object include the dimensions, you will be see the dimensions change positions. To solve the problem, you need change the dimensions associative with dda command.

    Started by mufasu‎, 26th Jan 2014 06:27 am
    autocad dimensions
    • Replies: 0
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    26th Jan 2014 06:27 am Go to last post
  11. Model Comparison Using Navisworks...

    Hey guys, I am a structural steel detailer and lately we have been doing a few jobs using engineer's design models rather than design drawings. It is often pretty hard to get the design...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 22nd Jan 2014 03:57 am
    model comparison, navisworks
    • Replies: 0
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    22nd Jan 2014 03:57 am Go to last post
  12. AutoCAD Fast 3D Walls

    You can fast create 3D walls by using polysolid command than the other commands like extrude and presspull.

    Started by mufasu‎, 18th Jan 2014 10:47 pm
    3d walls
    • Replies: 0
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    18th Jan 2014 10:47 pm Go to last post
  13. Automated, high-accuracy, ISO compliant, thread creation LSP file.

    Hi All, I wrote this software for a CAD application called CorelCAD and I know it works on Graebert's ARES Commander as well, and it should work on Autocad and other LISP based systems, but I'd...

    Started by cj7hawk‎, 9th Jan 2014 07:15 am
    • Replies: 9
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    10th Jan 2014 02:58 pm Go to last post
  14. Smile How to make Coordinate LSP and Use ?

    How to make Coordinate LSP and Use ? Creating the Coordinate lisp file Copy and paste all of the text in the Code: box into Windows Notepad. Take care not to miss anything out. Below is an...

    Started by Nmaks‎, 24th Dec 2013 12:48 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    25th Dec 2013 01:35 am Go to last post
  15. Autocad Educational Product

    I have a student version of 2014 which when you print off the border has the words 'AutoCAD Educational Version' on 4 sides. Can this be turned off, and how is this done. Regards Mike

    Started by mike pegg‎, 29th Nov 2013 10:43 am
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    29th Nov 2013 12:57 pm Go to last post
  16. AutoCAD Tutorial 3D Guitar (Basic)

    Screen shot the tutorial: This tutorial for beginner :D Source: AutoCAD 3D Guitar

    Started by mufasu‎, 28th May 2013 03:07 am
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    13th Nov 2013 03:05 pm Go to last post
  17. Small but subtle addition

    I'm not sure when this was implemented, but in AutoCAD 2014, anything you select and in Properties, whatever category that you want to change or override, as your mouse hovers it previews the...

    Started by tzframpton‎, 28th Oct 2013 04:35 am
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 663
    28th Oct 2013 07:22 pm Go to last post
  18. Idea Disable .DWG Thumbnail Previews in Windows 7

    Hey guys, Just switched from XP (old faithful) to a new Win7 machine... I've used a little Win7 in the past and it's safe to say I am not it's greatest fan. One of the features which had bugged...

    Started by lamensterms‎, 3rd Sep 2013 06:18 am
    disable, thumbnails, windows 7
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd Sep 2013 04:17 pm Go to last post
  19. Contextual Ribbons

    Did you know that you can disable Contextual Ribbons? You know when you highlight an object and AutoCAD decides that you need this new Ribbon to look at. If you have a bit more sluggish machine, this...

    Started by Tiger‎, 22nd Aug 2013 10:48 am
    • Replies: 0
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    22nd Aug 2013 10:48 am Go to last post
  20. Divide Command

    Something i use frequently, but everyone i have told didint know about it. type divide in the command line, it divides a line into how every many equal parts you specifiy, it puts points for each...

    Started by EMS_0525‎, 7th Nov 2008 03:07 pm
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    7th Aug 2013 12:59 pm Go to last post
  21. Peditaccept

    Ever gone to change a line to a polyline and up pops that prompt everytime asking you: "Object selected is not a polyline. Do you want it to turn into one? <Y>: Enter y or n, or press ENTER "...

    Started by hyposmurf‎, 12th Jul 2004 07:02 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    5th Jul 2013 03:32 pm Go to last post
  22. Adding global width to a circle

    Here's a little trick I learned a while back. I needed to add thickness to a circle & found a slick way to do it. Here goes: Start by making a polygon with 4 sides. Check inscribed in circle when...

    Started by BOB'27T‎, 3rd Jul 2008 06:37 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    19th Jun 2013 09:30 am Go to last post
  23. Quickest way to MAXIMIZE a viewport.

    This has happened to me a number of times while I was working, and I didn't really understand why. I frequently use the MAXIMIZE VIEWPORT icon to access modelspace, it is particularly helpful when I...

    Started by Dadgad‎, 31st May 2013 03:40 am
    • Replies: 5
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    1st Jun 2013 02:43 pm Go to last post
  24. Before posting a question

    I'd just like to make mention of this as I have found myself saving myself (and those of you who respond to questions here) a lot of time. I find that Google has become a great help when solving a...

    Started by MisterJingles‎, 8th Apr 2013 12:11 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    8th Apr 2013 01:10 pm Go to last post
  25. AutoCAD AutoCAD 3D modeling

    Hello, I would like to share this with you, it is was my first silent tutorial on AutoCAD 3D modeling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjMzgSUL0cI It was recorded on 06 July 2009. It is better to...

    Started by Oppie‎, 23rd Aug 2010 07:57 am
    autocad 3d modeling, flatshot, oppie, section plane
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 5,613
    18th Feb 2013 02:28 pm Go to last post

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