Combine or subtract 2D shapes to create custom shapes

May 27, 2018 Ellen Finkelstein 0

Sometimes you need to create a 2D profile that is a combination of the basic geometrical shapes that AutoCAD creates. While you might be able to use the PLINE command to create what you want, in some cases, 2 other methods may be easier.

Subtract shapes with the SUBTRACT command

For example, let’s say that […]

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AutoCAD 2015 Drawing Tutorial for Beginners Complete

January 13, 2018 Shantaram Pardeshi 0
This tutorial will teach you step by step from scratch how to create drawing in AutoCAD 2015. Topics covered in this tutorial are:
– How to create drawing using AutoCAD commands such as Construction Line, Offset, Circle, Trim. This
– How to create layers for center line and other objects
– How to apply layers
– How to create hatch
– How to dimension drawing
– How to insert title block
– How to put notes using text command
– How to create pdf output

Download all the necessary files (exercise pdf, title block, output created)

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How to create multicolored lines in AutoCAD

June 13, 2016 Ellen Finkelstein 0

This is a guest post by Khwaja Ibrahim. He is a Mechanical Engineer by profession and a CAD Engineer from Pakistan. His services range from designing for 3D Printing, Sheet Metal, Injection Molding and Manufacturing processes to providing Photo-Realistic Rendered Images.

He gets the utmost satisfaction in bringing ideas to life allowing him to demonstrate […]

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Create objects with transparency in your AutoCAD drawing

January 20, 2016 Ellen Finkelstein 0

AutoCAD 2011 introduced the transparency property for objects. Transparency gives you the opportunity to create presentation-ready drawings. You can draw an object that is up to 90% transparent. Here you see some trees filled with a 60%-transparent solid fill.

 

As with other object properties, you should use the Layer Properties Manager to create a […]

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