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Creating a title block with Attributes
Creating a title block with Attributes
This tutorial will show you how to create a Title Block - using Attributes in place of regular text. It's a great time saver. This tutorial is part of a complete AutoCAD course.
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Introduction to Lighting and Rendering
Introduction to Lighting and Rendering
This tutorial shows how to create a rendering in AutoCAD using backgrounds and lighting techniques. This tutorial is part of a free and complete course.
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Starting a new AutoCAD session - Tutorial for beginners
Starting a new AutoCAD session - Tutorial for beginners
This tutorial exercise provides step by step instruction on how to start a new AutoCAD session...
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Associative Surface Modeling
Associative Surface Modeling
In this Web tutorial, we will create a mower cover for a kids toy lawn mower. We will learn curve creation, how to create different types of surfaces, what the effects are when we create an associative solid and filleting as a solid instead of surfaces. We will also learn the concept of using associative solids for booleans instead of trimming surfaces, using profiles to add holes, using the Pattern command, and finally modification of original curves to change the solid when finished.
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Sun Pointing Symbol
Sun Pointing Symbol
TurboCAD tutorial explains how to accurately aim a directional light to represent the sun at a particular time of day and a particular time of the year, Winston Mitchell, Winston`s TurboCAD Pages, August 24, 2003
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Autocad Menus: User-defined Flyouts
Autocad Menus: User-defined Flyouts
Define a new toolbar and then add it as a flyout to an existing toolbar.
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Picture This
Picture This
AutoCAD tutorial on inserting and manipulating raster image files
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Autocad Menus: Building A Menu Template, Part 4
Autocad Menus: Building A Menu Template, Part 4
AutoLISP programs play a great role in building menu macros. You can write AutoLISP routines and save them in the MNL file. Later you can use them as menu commands. You can also use AutoLISP statements as menu macros. This tutorial will show you how to use AutoLISP statements in menu macros.
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Tipniques: Mind The Gap
Tipniques: Mind The Gap
A tutorial to make non-continuous linetypes smoothly in AutoCAD.
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Inside The Hatch Command
Inside The Hatch Command
"When hatching, AutoCAD attaches the boundary to the hatch pattern. I have to explode the hatching in order to do anything to the boundary, but then of course the hatching becomes individual segments. Only one of our workstations has this problem. Is there a setting that makes this happen?"
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How Do I Create A Custom Arrowhead?
How Do I Create A Custom Arrowhead?
The basic method for creating custom arrowheads in AutoCAD software—drawing the arrowhead and converting it into a block—hasn`t really changed much over the years, but the commands for creating them have.
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Autocad: Know Your Options!
Autocad: Know Your Options!
The Options dialog box is certainly a handful. Nine different tabs filled with countless settings can intimidate even the experienced AutoCAD user. It`s not so complicated when you break it down into bite-sized pieces—but where do you begin?
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In-place Editing Of Blocks And Xrefs
In-place Editing Of Blocks And Xrefs
In AutoCAD 2002, you can edit blocks and external references (xrefs) in the host drawing—the drawing in which you have inserted them. Previously, to modify a block created by inserting another drawing or an xref into the host drawing, you had to leave that drawing, open the original drawing of the block or xref, and edit it there. Then you had to update the block or xref in the host drawing.
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Using 2d Editing Commands On 3d Models
Using 2d Editing Commands On 3d Models
Many AutoCAD commands that you use to edit 2D objects work on 3D objects as well, some with special options for 3D. In this article I discuss how the familiar 2D editing commands work on 3D objects.
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