Dimensions

  • how to use imperial and metric in AutoCAD
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    Metric vs. Imperial units. Which side are you on? The United States is one of the very few countries in the world to use the imperial system, while everywhere else in the world uses the metric system. It’s important to know the difference and how to use metric and imperial in AutoCAD. How to Change […]

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    They say that a good magician never reveals their tricks. It’s kind of an unwritten rule in the magic community. The good news here is, I’m not a magician, I’m just a CAD guy, and I actually love revealing my tricks. Today I’ll focus on three good ones. First up, your dimension style will let […]

  • Have You Tried
    Learning
    We want to start off by saying, “Thank You.” Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on the articles we have delivered so far. We look forward to delivering many more “Have You Tried” articles over the next year.

  • Learning
    You use dimensions in drawings to communicate the size and specifications of data in your projects. In fact, most of your drawings are not complete until you have added dimensions.

  • Dimensions in AutoCAD
    Learning
    There’s an old Russian proverb that says, “Trust, but verify.” You may recall it getting a lot of mileage from President Reagan back in the 1980s. (I say that fully realizing that many of you have only read about it in a history book).

  • Have You Tried
    Learning
    Most drawings follow a set of CAD standards to ensure objects display and output as intended. Using tools added to tool palettes is another way of ensuring that CAD standards are followed in your drawings.

  • Power Dimension in the Mechanical Toolset
    Learning
    For all of the mechanical designers and mechanical and industrial design engineers out there, this month’s video is just for you.

  • Have You Tried...
    Learning
    How familiar are you with the functionality of AutoCAD’s DIM command? Let’s take a look in this month’s edition of Have You Tried.

  • AutoCAD_Dimensions
    Learning
    Are you ready to take AutoCAD dimensions to the next, um, dimension? Buckle up because “Taking AutoCAD to a New Dimension,” a one-hour long presentation from Autodesk University 2016, is going to do just that. Led by David Cohn, this session will give you a whole new perspective on dimensions and different ways to approach […]