AutoCAD Viewports Explained! Layout / Paper Space Tutorial & Must-Know Tips

This week, I wanted to share a new video where we are diving into how viewports work in AutoCAD.

Easily one of the most common questions and sticking points when learning AutoCAD is the difference and use for Model space versus Paper or Layout Space.

A big part of the confusion or learning curve is many users have difficulty fully understanding what or how a viewport is used. Along with what it can do for us as designers!

Tips To Prevent Burnout and Stay Engaged as a CAD Designer, Engineer, Remote Worker, etc..

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.

AutoCAD How To Insert Drawings – 3 Simple Tricks To Import, Add & Reference DWGs

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!

How To Create a Profile in Civil 3D

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 […]

AutoCAD Scaling Tips & Best Practices!

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 […]