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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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  1. AutoCAD Realistic Living Room Tutorial

    i make new tutorial about material, lighting and rendering to create realistic living room,,, you can see tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXQu_G1_ahs

    Started by mufasu‎, Today 01:14 pm
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  2. Helical Gear

    Hi Guys Just had a successful attempt at creating a helical gear using the sweep command and though it might be useful to someone.

    Started by FazBear‎, 6th Sep 2014 10:25 pm
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    6th Sep 2014 10:25 pm Go to last post
  3. Printing to PDF

    Hi Guys sorry to be a pain with this. Allan gave me a good explanation of how to print to pdf more than one paperspace layout at a time to adobe pro v7. I must be doing something wrong as I just...

    Started by DODGE‎, 11th May 2008 03:45 am
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    4th Aug 2014 12:18 pm Go to last post
  4. how do i draw a bolt?

    does anyone here know how to draw a bolt with the thread? please help. im having a lot of troubles making it.

    Started by spiderdian‎, 10th Jan 2006 09:18 am
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    31st Jul 2014 05:10 pm Go to last post
  5. Relatively Painless 3D Modeling of A Potentially Troublesome Unistringer

    An architect friend, asked my assistance in modeling and creating fabrication drawings for a rather daunting unistringer to be made of HEB180 profile, which had been giving her trouble. I was happy...

    Started by Dadgad‎, 23rd Jul 2014 11:07 am
    • Replies: 4
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    24th Jul 2014 05:47 am Go to last post
  6. How to create welding simbol

    Could anyone explain how to create welding symbol.

    Started by MMS‎, 18th Jan 2007 05:02 am
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    1st Jul 2014 06:22 pm Go to last post
  7. Autocad Tutorial for beginners?

    Hi everyone, I am a newbie in this forum and to this subject as well. I want to learn autocad because my boss wants me to learn about this in our future project. I would to ask if is there a site...

    Started by lisahebert‎, 16th Jun 2014 03:04 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    16th Jun 2014 03:19 pm Go to last post
  8. 1 minute coils/helix/springs in Inventor

    Enjoy this easy tutorial http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/postimages/coil%20spring%20in%20inventor.pdf Have a look just to see how easy it is. Nick

    Started by Mr T‎, 25th Oct 2004 07:51 pm
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    13th Jun 2014 05:00 pm Go to last post
  9. Logitech mouse wheel not panning?

    After searching on here and finding the only answer was to uninstall SetPoint, I've figured out how to make the Logitech three button mouse's wheel work with SetPoint installed. Maybe I didn't look...

    Started by CADDict‎, 31st Jan 2008 02:12 am
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    11th Jun 2014 07:04 pm Go to last post
  10. Perfect Rev Cloud

    If your like me and cant draw a rev cloud free hand, this is how to do it so it looks nicer/acceptable:lol: ... First of all, draw an Ellipse, Circle, Rectangle or a Closed polyline around the...

    Started by Andy0902‎, 24th Feb 2009 08:42 am
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    2nd Jun 2014 08:56 am Go to last post
  11. 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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    25th May 2014 10:24 am Go to last post
  12. 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
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    7th May 2014 01:18 am Go to last post
  13. Yes, you can change the DEFAULT SCALE LIST in an existing drawing.

    Born and raised in the States, and having worked for decades as a carpenter, I am quite familiar with the Imperial system of measurement. I remember hearing in elementary school in the fifties that...

    Started by Dadgad‎, 1st May 2014 08:27 am
    • Replies: 3
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    1st May 2014 12:32 pm Go to last post
  14. 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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    17th Apr 2014 10:36 am Go to last post
  15. 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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    12th Apr 2014 06:24 pm Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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: 412
    17th Mar 2014 05:24 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
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    5th Mar 2014 03:59 am Go to last post
  19. 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
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    24th Feb 2014 12:14 am Go to last post
  20. 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
  21. 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
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  22. (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
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  23. 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
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  24. 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
  25. 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

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