Monday, March 30, 2020

AutoCAD Best Version
AutoCAD Best Version

Well, This is slightly complicated issue to decide best version of AutoCAD For Students, you should go! here, i will tell you the best one version.

Lets Talk, What is AutoCAD?

AutoCAD is a commercial computer-aided design and drafting software application. Developed and marketed by Autodesk, AutoCAD was first released in December 1982 as a desktop app running on microcomputers with internal graphics controllers.

The Best Version Of AutoCAD (Version-2016)

This Version is recommended, only because of this version having all the potential to do with very handy features.

Table of Contents

Uses & Types of Uses

Downloading & Installation

Basic Drawings

Mathematical Drawings

Easy-Graphs Making

Drafting & Annotation

2D Designing

3D Modelling



Uses of AutoCAD

AutoCAD stands for Computer Aided Design. This software used for designing and drafting. It allows a user to conceptualize ideas, product designs and drawings to the required level of technical accuracy, perform rapid design calculations and simulations in the field of manufacturing industries. 

There are various uses type of this software-
  • ⇒Basic Drawings
  • ⇒Mathematical Drawings
  • ⇒Easy-Graphs Making
  • ⇒2D Wire-frame Drawing
  • ⇒X-Ray Drawing
  • ⇒Added Drafting
  • ⇒3D Modelling
  • ⇒Etc.

Basic Drawings 

These are the some important and meaningful drawings in AutoCAD. Generally, it uses at various terminals because of there are great needs for the understanding of drawings in basic class books and handy materials which are the main needs of the Ankur Class in primary school's books.

Mathematical Drawings

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AutoCAD Mathematical Drawing
The user coordinate system (UCS) icon indicates the direction of the positive X and Y axis for any coordinates that you enter, and it also defines the horizontal and vertical directions in a drawing. In some 2D drawings, it can be convenient to click, drag, and rotate the UCS to change the origin point, and the horizontal and vertical directions.

Easy-Graphs Making

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Easy-Graph Making

Plotting AutoCAD drawing can be tricky. Especially for people who just learn AutoCAD. Saw several posts in the forum saying they are confused how to do it. Why the plot result is not correctly scaled. Plotting is actually very easy. Simple. Just click plot or publish then you’re done. But there are some rules and steps you have to do when you draw and arrange your model in layouts, it’s already started when you create your file!

1. Set Your Units!

The first rule is set your drawing unit correctly, and draw with that unit. I’m saw that many AutoCAD users actually don’t care about units. When they insert blocks with incorrect unit, it’s kind of messy. They have to rescale it manually. And this might sound weird, but some of them actually draw it by scaling it, just like drawing it manually on paper. Use appropriate template for your drawing. If you use metric, then use ISO templates. Or you may change the units after you draw. Basically AutoCAD only recognize two units in plotting: inch and mm. So the easiest for you is drawing in those units. Of course you can draw in meters, feet, or other units. But that’s a different story. Let’s talk about the basic first. Draw the object original size, not scaled. Draw all your objects. For annotations, there are two choices:

Draw all your objects in model and annotation in layout
Or you can annotate in your model and use annotation scaling (for AutoCAD 2008 or newer). We will discuss about this on separate post.

2. Set Your Page/Layout

Next thing you should do is setup your page. Use layout, because it is easier to understand and easier to manage. Open your layout. We should already have a viewport. Delete it, we don’t need it at this time. We will create a new one, this one might will be seen too small or too large after we set our page. Now let’s set the page setup. Open your page setup manager. You can open it by right clicking over the tab name, then select page setup manager. Or by right click over quick view layout.

On your page setup manager dialog box, you can see a list of your layouts. Let’s create a new page setup. Click new, give it name such as ‘My A4 layout’, then click OK. This will open page setup dialog box.

Set this values below:

→Your printer/plotter type and sheet size.
On what to plot, select Layout.
Ensure plot scale 1:1.
Plot style table you want to use.

We created this layout with real paper size. So we use scale 1:1. The only scaling we will do is scaling our objects view inside view-ports. Click OK. Now click set current to apply the changes to your active layout. Your layout1 is ready. Open your layout2, then open page setup manager again. Select your previous page setup, then click set current. I believe there is an easier way, but can’t find it. I usually already have it setup in my template, or simply make a copy from existing layout. Do you have any suggestion how to apply the page setup to multiple layout?

3. Setup Your Title Block

Now you should see your real paper size. The dashed rectangle is the area where your printable area. Place your title block here. You can insert existing title block if you already have one, or draw a new one. Remember, this is 1:1 scale. So if you want to have 3mm height text, use 3mm as it heights.

4. Place Viewports and Set the Scale

Now we are ready to place our viewport. You can place it by clicking new in view tab, viewports section, new icon. Or you can use viewport configuration.

In the opened dialog box, select single standard viewport, then click OK. Draw your viewport as you desired. You should see all your drawing inside it. Or in the old way, I prefer to type MV then [enter] :) Next, set the scale. Select your viewport, and select the scale you wanted. You can do it from viewports toolbar or annotation scale bar.

5.  Plot it!

Just activate plot by hitting [ctrl] + P or typing PLOT [enter]. Or of course, from menu or ribbon. Everything should be ready now, but check it first by seeing the preview. If you already familiar with it, you can try to publish multiple drawings at once. Not so difficult now, right? I’m looking forward if you have other plotting tips you would like to share.

Drafting & Annotation/2D Wire-frame Drawing

1. Drafting & Annotation

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Drafting & Annotation

AutoCAD 2D Drafting and Annotation The Complete Guide is designed to give you a solid understanding of AutoCAD features and capabilities. This course covers Starting with Sketching, Layers, Dimension Styles, Dynamic Blocks and A360. Autodesk AutoCAD is a powerful CAD software helping professionals create 2D drawings faster and with more precision. Its simplified 2D drafting allows teams to work more efficiently by sharing drawings across connected desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions.

2. 2D Wire-frame Drawing
2D Wire-frame Structure

How can I switch from 2D Wireframe views to nomal orthogonal view? Is this possible? I received the drawing from the vendor that was drawn in 2D wireframe of some sort, the obj was shown in 3 windows on the screen (See attach pic), i spent sometime to just change back to 2D view but no luck, i tried to click on top letter "2D wireframe" and tried different option but it didn't work the way i want to. The drawing is big size and always said " no responding" when i switch to other view. I just want to get Top, Front and right views. to be honest i don't know much about 3D AutoCAD beside a little knowledge about inventor. Appreciate any suggestion.

Wireframe models are the simplest form of true 3D drawings. They can be used for conversion to other programs or other simple uses. Still, this is not a common way of drawing in 3D these days as the models are easily modified or have (digital) mass.

In this lesson, you will be drawing two objects. First, you will draw the shape from the isometric exercise using the same LINE command that you have always used. Then you will draw a simple chair using the same method. This exercise is good practice to work on the XYZ coordinate system.

3D Modelling

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3D Modelling

If you’re new to the AutoCAD 3D game and you’ve been working in 2D until now, you need to do a couple of things before you can start a new 3D model in AutoCAD: You have to change the workspace, and then you have to open a new file by using a 3D template. 

The following steps explain how:

Open the Workspaces drop-down list on the Quick Access toolbar, or click the Workspace Switching button on the status bar and then choose 3D Modeling.

Toolbars, palettes, and Ribbon panels flash on and off, and soon AutoCAD settles down to display the Ribbon, as configured for the 3D Modeling workspace with a few additional panels.

Click the Application button and choose New; then click Drawing.

Then Select Template dialog box appears.

Choose acad3d.dwt if you’re working in imperial units or acadiso3d.dwt if you’re working in metric. Click Open.

A 3D modeling space appears where, rather than look straight down at the drawing area, you look at it at an angle from above.

Exporting And Printing

You can generate a PDF file from a layout by plotting it to an AutoCAD PDF plotter.

Near the bottom-left of the drawing area, click the layout tab.

Click Output tabPlot panelPlot.  

FindIn the Plot dialog box, under Printer/Plotter, in the Name box, select the most appropriate AutoCAD PDF plotter configuration (PC3 file) for your requirement.

Note: The system ships with several AutoCAD PDF PC3 files that are preset to generate PDF files customized for the purpose identified by the PC3 file name. For example, the AutoCAD PDF (Web and Mobile) PC3 file produces PDF files optimized for viewing on mobile devices and Web browsers.Select paper size, plot area, plot scale, orientation, and other options.

Click OK.

In the Browse for Plot File dialog box, select a location and enter a file name for the PDF file.

Click Save.


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