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The Most Delightfully Surprising Things Designed in AutoCAD, Part II

Leah E. Friedman
May 10, 2017

We know AutoCAD is used to design just about everything. From moving chandeliers and art museums to cell phone towers and complex plumbing systems, we know it’s versatile, but even we’re surprised sometimes by just how versatile it is. Here are some (more) of our favorite surprising items designed with help from AutoCAD.

Psst: Don’t forget to check out Part I.

These laser-cut butterflies that got to skip the cocoon phase:

Surprising Things Designed in AutoCAD: Laser cut butterfliesCourtesy: Instructables member Mr_o_uk

And where better for butterflies to congregate than in a beautiful raised timber pond with a waterfall and a bench?

Surprising Things Designed in AutoCAD: Raised Timber Pond with Waterfall and BenchCourtesy: Instructables member SebElliott

…or maybe with some fake plastic trees?

Surprising Things Designed in AutoCAD: Plastic Tree OrnamentCourtesy: @NFHSEngArch

If (like Radiohead) you’re not feeling those fake plastic trees, get out of town by joining the jet set with this F-22 raptor “that can fit inside an Altoids can.”

Surprising Things Designed in AutoCAD: F-22 RaptorCourtesy: Instructables member laptoprahul

But try to stay away from monsters like this hexapod robot while you’re traveling!

Surprising Things Designed in AutoCAD: Hexapod RobotCourtesy: Instructables member costaud

If you can defeat robots, maybe it’s time…

Surprising Things Designed in AutoCAD: Word ClockCourtesy: @VehicularSugar

…to join the Avengers!

Surprising Things Designed in AutoCAD: Avengers ArtCourtesy: rfpartwork’s Etsy shop

But we know that a hard day of superheroing requires a good night’s rest, but your AutoCAD journey doesn’t need to end when you close your eyes. Our own Heidi Hewett designed this quilt using… AUTOCAD!

Surprising Things Designed in AutoCAD: Quilt

Check out the iterations and final design here:

Surprising Things Designed in AutoCAD: AutoCAD Quilt Design IterationsSurprising Things Designed in AutoCAD: AutoCAD Quilt Final Design

What’s the most unexpected thing you’ve designed with AutoCAD? Chime in in the comments!

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Leah E. Friedman

Leah E. Friedman is an AutoCAD Content Marketing Manager here at Autodesk, and she truly loves being part of a company that makes software for fellow creatives. A Bay Area resident originally from Philadelphia, she justifies supporting the Warriors by constantly pointing out that they also started out in the City of Brotherly Love.

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