Hey All, Good morning and Happy New year! I hope you had a great holiday season and got to enjoy some much-needed time away from work to recharge and get ready for the new year. If you don’t already follow/subscribe to the CAD Intentions newsletter (Signup here: cadintentions.com/signup) I recently wrote […]
Being a Designer/Drafter/Engineer can be quite a sedentary and repetitive career.
To stay engaged, healthy, and happy, it’s essential to make an effort to keep active & learn consistently. Over our careers, we’ll go through periods of boredom, low energy, and doubt…
Tasks become familiar, repetitive, and unchallenging.
Days can feel like they’re dragging on.
Health and energy levels feel like they’re always taking a back seat.
Spending every day sitting at a desk can be draining.
XREFs are the building blocks of almost all AutoCAD drawings, particularly production drawings as they become more detailed and complicated. Xrefs allow use to keep track of different elements of the drawing and ensure everything stays up to date.
In this week’s video I wanted to build on the viewport/site plan drawing we made a few weeks ago and share some awesome, somewhat hidden/secret tools in AutoCAD to make your Site Plans better and easier to create!
we’re going over 3 simple methods and tricks for inserting or importing DWGs into our drawings!
Depending on your situation and the type of drawing you’re creating, each of these different methods of bringing drawing data into our drawing can be super helpful. Whether you just want bits and pieces of a drawing inserted, a live linked reference of say a floor plan, or you just want to insert everything to make changes, today’s video has you covered with all the options!
Hey Everybody! I hope your week is going well so far and you’ve been able to enjoy some of the nice weather lately! Around here it’s been hot and luckily not too smoky from forest fires, and we have some rain in the forecast which is much needed. A few weeks ago […]
I hope your week is going well and things are productive! It’s been a busy few weeks around here, between working on replacing an old deck at my house I’ve also got a handful of projects on the go at work with fast-approaching deadlines. This is a great reminder of […]
Arguably one of the more confusing topics in AutoCAD to newer designers and those that learned prior to paper space/annotative text is scaling within AutoCAD. I can’t remember how many times I’ve been asked about setting up scales, fixing viewports, annotative text, what size to draw things in model space, and […]
Hey Everybody, Brandon here and this week we are looking at how to work with and use MultiLeaders or MLeaders in AutoCAD. Whether you’re new to AutoCAD or just looking for a refresher, this video will help get you up to speed when adding arrows or leaders to our text. […]
Hey Everybody, Brandon here back with a new post for you all, this week we are taking a look at 3 easy ways to help speed up working with Layers in AutoCAD. Specifically, how to search for layers in AutoCAD, whether you need to find out which layer an object […]