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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. polyline and fillet lisp

    I found this on the web (defun C:PLF () (princ "\nSpecify start point: ") (command "._pline") (while (= (getvar "cmdactive") 1) (command pause) (princ "\nNext point: ") )

    Started by KARDOLITO89‎, 23rd Apr 2018 06:23 am
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,337
    23rd Apr 2018 09:29 am Go to last post
  2. 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
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    • Replies: 18
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    23rd Mar 2018 04:27 pm Go to last post
  3. Car engine assembly video

    This video show you Car engine assembly. It's usefull for who want to see about Car and Engine operation Video at here: ...

    Started by rocket‎, 29th Nov 2017 11:05 am
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,016
    29th Nov 2017 11:05 am Go to last post
  4. Free CAD video tutorials aimed at absolutel beginners

    Hi All I am UK based and employed in the engineering education industry, and have begun to make videos aimed at those who are new to the engineering industry. My area of of expertise is...

    Started by Toonfabricator‎, 17th Sep 2017 09:24 am
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 4,644
    17th Sep 2017 09:24 am Go to last post
  5. Viewportmaster (new edition)

    I was happy to see the update of this nice tool. With my idea of dwg units to be dealt with (mm/m/inch) try it. http://u-cad.eu/apps/viewportmaster/

    Started by halam‎, 9th Jan 2016 05:45 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 5,675
    18th Jul 2017 01:11 pm Go to last post
  6. ArcGIS for AutoCAD: demo

    This is a little demo that demonstrates the addon. After assigning your national grid you can bring in picture underlay and GIS feature services. In the Netherlands the authorities provide these as...

    Started by halam‎, 20th Apr 2016 10:29 pm
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 15,851
    26th May 2017 07:33 am Go to last post
  7. 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: 41
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    10th Feb 2017 10:07 am Go to last post
  8. Don't you hate it when....

    I thought I would post here because it doesn't seem to fit anywhere else... I just realized that there is an easier way to do something and I thought it would be cool if others posted a command that...

    Started by squareknees‎, 30th Mar 2016 03:43 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    31st Mar 2016 01:40 pm Go to last post
  9. DWG to XLS just simple

    Description As you know, there are so many ways to copy AutoCAD® object(s) to Excel. In most cases, the result is image only (vector or bitmap). You cannot edit as much as you want. DWG to XLS will...

    Started by lemanhhung0302‎, 25th Feb 2016 06:03 pm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,655
    26th Feb 2016 07:34 am Go to last post
  10. How to use ARRAY command in AutoCAD 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

    Array in AutoCAD 2012 and later seems to be more difficult than oder one. In this video, I 'll show you: How to use Older Array command - ARRAYCLASSIC in new AutoCAD. How to use ARRAY...

    Started by lemanhhung0302‎, 15th Feb 2016 05:05 pm
    array in autocad, how to use
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,391
    15th Feb 2016 05:05 pm Go to last post
  11. 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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    20th Jan 2016 06:16 am Go to last post
  12. AutoCAD Beginners Course Guide for Architectural Drafting

    I have started a video course on learning AutoCAD and walking through a project of drafting a 2 storey house. The videos are free to watch on youtube here...

    Started by Andrew1979‎, 31st Dec 2015 08:48 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 4,562
    2nd Jan 2016 02:24 am Go to last post
  13. AutoCAD Transform 3d face to solid

    Very usefull tool to transform 3D Faces To Solid ! ...or a 3D terrain model to a sectionable solid ;) ...

    Started by dpinto80‎, 11th Dec 2015 04:06 pm
    3d face, autolisp, lisp, solid
    • Replies: 0
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    11th Dec 2015 04:06 pm Go to last post
  14. How To Create An AutoCAD Template Tutorial

    Before we start drawing anything in AutoCAD, we must first set up our very own template. AutoCAD will automatically choose a template for you if you do not specify which template you would like to...

    Started by CampCAD‎, 11th Sep 2015 02:03 am
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 6,780
    11th Sep 2015 01:38 pm Go to last post
  15. 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: 1
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    7th Sep 2015 06:00 am Go to last post
  16. lf program which is capable of doing accounting of construction materials

    Greetings. I am looking for a program which is capable of doing following actions: Filling of bills of materials and automatic generation of samplings based on types of materials used. For...

    Started by gross‎, 27th Aug 2015 12:29 pm
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    31st Aug 2015 03:50 pm Go to last post
  17. The dreaded tool palette set

    I’ve been creating custom tool palettes for many years now but I’ve always put everything: Such as Casework, Plumbing, Electrical and Structural blocks all in one tool palette. The problem is that...

    Started by Jman‎, 3rd Jun 2015 10:53 pm
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 5,951
    8th Jun 2015 03:55 pm Go to last post
  18. 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
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    • Replies: 10
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    4th Mar 2015 04:00 am Go to last post
  19. AutoCAD Rendering Setting Interior Bedroom

    This is my new tutorial how to make interior realistic with AutoCAD program... Check video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySRkzLFMDvg

    Started by mufasu‎, 4th Dec 2014 11:48 pm
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 4,451
    4th Dec 2014 11:48 pm Go to last post
  20. Smile Draw lamp with autocad 2014 step by step

    hello , Draw lamp with autocad 2014 step by step déssiner lampe avec autocad 2014 étape par étape https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBkYfDaZRtk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBkYfDaZRtk :):):)

    Started by athlete55‎, 21st Nov 2014 01:26 am
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,547
    22nd Nov 2014 02:32 pm Go to last post
  21. 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, 17th Sep 2014 01:14 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,999
    20th Nov 2014 06:00 am Go to last post
  22. Render autocad 2014

    hi , RENDER AUTOCAD 2014 :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pQz_OFEaV0

    Started by athlete55‎, 19th Nov 2014 02:36 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,471
    19th Nov 2014 02:48 pm Go to last post
  23. 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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,580
    6th Sep 2014 10:25 pm Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. 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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    • Replies: 51
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    31st Jul 2014 05:10 pm Go to last post

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