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CAD Basics

Computer Aided Design (CAD) is the process of creating 2D/3D models of any design within the virtual realm of your computer. CAD has become the creative basis of nearly every design industry, from architecture to film making.

What’s New in AutoCAD 2015

Autodesk 360
What is Autodesk 360 and how does can it improve your CAD design process? This review explains the basic idea behind the 360 concept as well as discussing some of the basic apps available for working inside of it.

Create And Work With Blocks

Complex CAD Components
Primitive shapes are the building blocks of a CAD system but to be productive you need to understand how complex objects work and interact with each other to be truly productive as a drafter. Complex lines, hatch patterns, blocks, etc. are all tools you need to understand to work in the CAD world. This article gives a solid understanding of...

Working With External References
External References (Xrefs) are one of the most useful, and misunderstood, tools in the CAD drafter's tool box. Learn to use them and you can cut your drafting time in half, saving thousands of dollars on every project. This article takes away the mystery behind Xrefs and explains the under the hood workings of this fantastic tool.

What Is CAD?
CAD stands for Computer Aided Design, but that does that mean, really? Yes, it's a way of using the computer for drafting and design purpose, but how does it really work? Let's get down under the hood and see the reality behind how a CAD system actually works.

How To Choose The Best CAD Program
CAD (Computer Aided Design) is a large and complicated industry with hundreds of different software packages that will give you incredible design capabilities in your field. The difficulty is deciding which of those packages is the right one for your budget and needs. Here, we'll discuss the best CAD programs for use in all types of design...

CAD For The AEC World
Knowing the capabilities and costs of the CAD packages being used in your particular industry is half the struggle in choosing the right package for you. In the AEC world, Autodesk and Microstation are the major players. We'll give you an overview of each to help you decide which package suits your needs best.

CAD For Mechanical/Manufacturing
Knowing the capabilities and costs of the CAD packages being used in your particular industry is half the struggle in choosing the right package for you. In the CAD/CAM world, Autodesk's Inventor series and Dassault System's SolidWorks are the two titans of the industry. Which one is right for you? Let's take a look!

CAD for 3D Modeling And Animation
Knowing the capabilities and costs of the CAD packages being used in your particular industry is half the struggle in choosing the right package for you. In the 3D modeling environment it all comes down to what your needs are. 3D modeling & animation software can handle anything from modeling a simple tea cup to generating fully rendered and...

What Is CAD?
Here's a primer from the architecture.about.com site to give you a little background and description of Computer Aided Design and how its used in various industries.

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