+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Forum Newbie
    Using
    AutoCAD 2005
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2

    Default Tips or tricks required...

    Registered forum members do not see this ad.

    Hi, i have only been using cad for about 6 months or so and in two weeks time the cad team in my office are having a lunch n learn day. In this, each member MUST have a good tip or trick to present n i have no clue of any tips or tricks that any of the more experienced cad people wouldnt know already. so if anyone could provide a good tip or trick for autocad 2005 that ould wow the rest of them it would be very much appreciated!! thanks

  2. #2
    Super Member GE13579's Avatar
    Computer Details
    GE13579's Computer Details
    Operating System:
    Windows XP
    Computer:
    Fujitso Siemens
    RAM:
    3.4Ghz
    Monitor:
    Samsung 19" TFT
    Using
    Mechanical 2009
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    1,454

    Default

    Have a look in the "Tutorials, Tips 'n' Tricks" section...

  3. #3
    Forum Deity rkent's Avatar
    Computer Details
    rkent's Computer Details
    Operating System:
    WIN7 PRO 64bit
    Computer:
    Dell Precision T7500
    CPU:
    Xeon Dual Core E5503 2.0Ghz
    RAM:
    6GB DDR3 ECC SDRAM, 1333MHz, 6x1GB
    Graphics:
    nVidia Quadro 3800
    Primary Storage:
    Samsung 480Gb SSD
    Monitor:
    Dell 24" FS (2x)
    Discipline
    Mechanical
    rkent's Discipline Details
    Occupation
    Facilities Design - Semi-conductor manufacturing
    Discipline
    Mechanical
    Details
    Designer: Process Piping, P&ID's, Machine Part Design, Planning / General Arrangement. Facilities Management. Drafting: Electrical, Controls, Architectural.
    Using
    Mechanical 2014
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Lat:35, Long:-106, Elev: 5164'
    Posts
    3,998

    Default

    I hope you don't have to find something each time that no one knows, that could be impossible. However there are quite a few tips out there that half may know and the other half not. Here is one I pulled from another forum, it is pretty sweet.

    3. Use tracking (TK) to stretch objects and dimensions: If you have a dimensioned object that has a "weird" value (like "21.6862" and it needs to be "22") simply use the STRETCH command like you normally would, and when prompted to pick a basepoint, select the node of the dimension that will be stretched, enter TK for TracKing, select the opposite node of the dimensions extension line, drag the cursor in the direction to be stretch (but don't pick), enter the desired total length (eg. "22") and press the Enter key twice.
    Sometimes there's a man... I won't say a hero, 'cause, what's a hero? But sometimes, there's a man. And I'm talkin' about the Dude here. Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's the Dude, in Los Angeles. - The Stranger, The Big Lebowski

  4. #4
    Super Moderator SLW210's Avatar
    Computer Details
    SLW210's Computer Details
    Operating System:
    Windows 7 PRO
    Computer:
    IBM Lenovo
    Motherboard:
    ACPI x86
    CPU:
    Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5500 @ 2.80GHz
    RAM:
    4 GB RAM
    Graphics:
    Nvidia Quadro 600 1GB
    Primary Storage:
    300 GB
    Secondary Storage:
    650GB
    Monitor:
    ThinkVision 24"
    Discipline
    Multi-disciplinary
    SLW210's Discipline Details
    Occupation
    Design Draftsman
    Discipline
    Multi-disciplinary
    Details
    Mostly do drafting related to manufacturing. From doing site layouts with proposed updates, additions and renovations to be budgeted and submitted for bid, to updating and changing existing drawings to reflect maintenance and repair/revision work done on site.
    Using
    AutoCAD 2011
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    South Florida, USA
    Posts
    10,298

    Default

    And also, just browse through as many threads as you can on here, because there may be some tips scattered throughout the forum. Be sure to check the tip out on 2005 to make sure it is applicable to that version.
    “A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person” Zig Zigler



  5. #5
    Forum Deity rkent's Avatar
    Computer Details
    rkent's Computer Details
    Operating System:
    WIN7 PRO 64bit
    Computer:
    Dell Precision T7500
    CPU:
    Xeon Dual Core E5503 2.0Ghz
    RAM:
    6GB DDR3 ECC SDRAM, 1333MHz, 6x1GB
    Graphics:
    nVidia Quadro 3800
    Primary Storage:
    Samsung 480Gb SSD
    Monitor:
    Dell 24" FS (2x)
    Discipline
    Mechanical
    rkent's Discipline Details
    Occupation
    Facilities Design - Semi-conductor manufacturing
    Discipline
    Mechanical
    Details
    Designer: Process Piping, P&ID's, Machine Part Design, Planning / General Arrangement. Facilities Management. Drafting: Electrical, Controls, Architectural.
    Using
    Mechanical 2014
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Lat:35, Long:-106, Elev: 5164'
    Posts
    3,998

    Default

    With Ortho on, start the Change command, pick some lines, now pick a point on the screen or use perp osnap and pick on a line you want all those lines perpendicular to. There will be limitations on how far apart the lines are and which end you pick nearest to. Maybe there are lines extending beyond a perpendicular line, some extend over slightly on one side and some slightly on the other. Using the above method you can stop all the lines at the perp line with out trimming various lines on each side of the line. Hope that makes sense. This can be used to correct lines that should have been at 90 degrees or 0 degrees and have gotten rotated slightly off of ortho.
    Sometimes there's a man... I won't say a hero, 'cause, what's a hero? But sometimes, there's a man. And I'm talkin' about the Dude here. Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's the Dude, in Los Angeles. - The Stranger, The Big Lebowski

  6. #6
    Full Member
    Using
    Land Desktop 2008
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    salt lake city, utah
    Posts
    88

    Default stretching with grips

    kinda a simple, silly one... but useful sometimes. if you want to stretch some lines in one direction pick the objects to highlight grips then while holding shift key you pick the grips at the ends of the lines you want to stretch, the grips you pick turn red, pick one grip again move crosshairs in direction you want to go and input a value. handy when you only want to stretch a couple of lines amongst many.

  7. #7
    Forum Newbie
    Using
    AutoCAD 2007
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    8

    Default

    I thought this one was pretty interesting.
    http://www.cadtutor.net/corner/2007/november.php

  8. #8
    Super Moderator SLW210's Avatar
    Computer Details
    SLW210's Computer Details
    Operating System:
    Windows 7 PRO
    Computer:
    IBM Lenovo
    Motherboard:
    ACPI x86
    CPU:
    Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5500 @ 2.80GHz
    RAM:
    4 GB RAM
    Graphics:
    Nvidia Quadro 600 1GB
    Primary Storage:
    300 GB
    Secondary Storage:
    650GB
    Monitor:
    ThinkVision 24"
    Discipline
    Multi-disciplinary
    SLW210's Discipline Details
    Occupation
    Design Draftsman
    Discipline
    Multi-disciplinary
    Details
    Mostly do drafting related to manufacturing. From doing site layouts with proposed updates, additions and renovations to be budgeted and submitted for bid, to updating and changing existing drawings to reflect maintenance and repair/revision work done on site.
    Using
    AutoCAD 2011
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    South Florida, USA
    Posts
    10,298

    Default

    Registered forum members do not see this ad.

    Quote Originally Posted by Meh View Post
    I thought this one was pretty interesting.
    http://www.cadtutor.net/corner/2007/november.php
    Which one? If it is the Password protected drawing, you better heed this warning and make a backup.


    Note: You better remember this password. You will NOT have a "Forgot Password" link like you do on all those websites that require a password - that you forgot. I would recommend making a backup copy of this drawing first… especially if you're forgetful.
    “A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person” Zig Zigler



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 16th Sep 2013, 02:30 pm
  2. AutoCAD 2008 Tips and Tricks Booklet
    By Lynn Allen's Blog in forum AutoCAD RSS Feeds
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11th May 2007, 04:22 pm
  3. AutoCAD 2007 Tips and Tricks Screencast with Lynn Allen
    By Between the Lines in forum AutoCAD RSS Feeds
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 19th Sep 2006, 08:50 pm
  4. SketchUp Tips and Tricks.
    By boofredlay in forum SketchUp
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 22nd Nov 2005, 09:09 pm
  5. Ellen Finkelstein website of Tips and Tricks
    By sab423 in forum Tutorials & Tips'n'Tricks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 1st Nov 2004, 07:19 pm

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts