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Preparing an AutoCAD drawing for 3D

Preparing an AutoCAD drawing for 3D | 3ds MaxThis tutorial explains the main issues to consider when drawing in AutoCAD and preparing a drawing for use in 3D work.

 

Units and Scales

Units and Scales | AutoCADIf you're asking yourself "what scale do I draw in?" or "what units should I use?", you need this tutorial.

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Drawing Objects

Drawing Objects | AutoCADGetting to grips with AutoCAD's basic drawing tools. This is an ideal start for the AutoCAD beginner.

 

Stage 6: Lighting and Shadows

Stage 6: Lighting and Shadows | QuickscapeLighting outdoor scenes involves the setup of a Sunlight or Daylight system, together with ambient light. This tutorial uses Quickscape Sunlight and Shadows to automatically setup a Sunlight System with some environment settings and including the use of a Quickscape Light Dome for added natural ambient light.

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Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2014

Learning Autodesk AutoCAD 2014 | AutoCADIn this AutoCAD 2014 training course from expert author Brian Benton, you will learn the basics of using the tools and techniques available to you in this CAD software program.

 

Advanced AutoCAD 2014

Advanced AutoCAD 2014 | AutoCADIn this advanced AutoCAD 2014 training course, expert author Brian Benton builds on your basic AutoCAD knowledge, and teaches you more advanced concepts and complex ways to apply the tools available to you in this CAD software program from Autodesk.

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Learning to use AutoCAD Sheet Sets

Learning to use AutoCAD Sheet Sets | AutoCADIn this AutoCAD Sheet Sets training course, Autodesk CAD expert Brian Benton will show you how to create and manage Sheet Sets for your CAD projects, making you more efficient and organized. This tutorial is for users that already have a working knowledge of AutoCAD and want to get more organized and efficient.

 

Photoshop for Architects

Photoshop for Architects | PhotoshopThis video based training course will teach you techniques to enhance AutoCAD drawings using Photoshop so that your plans can convey color, texture, and shadow.

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Tip of the Day

Keeping the UCS icon in its place

By default, AutoCAD always displays the UCS icon at the drawing origin (0,0) unless the origin is off screen, in which case, the UCS icon sits quietly in the bottom left-hand corner of the drawing area.

If you find the UCS icon distracting when it's floating in the middle of the screen, you can force it to be displayed in the bottom left-hand corner using the ucsicon command.
Enter an option [ON/OFF/All/Noorigin/ORigin/Properties] <ON>:
Use the "Noorigin" option to force the icon into the bottom left corner and the "ORigin" option to set it back to the default.

See the UCS Icon tutorial for more details.

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