In 2015, the cost of the Autodesk version of AutoCAD topped $2,000, and the software package has been around for nearly 25 years. For a business looking to expand their architectural or engineering company, AutoCAD is the CAD app of choice.
In this review, we will take a look at how AutoCAD can serve as a capable assistant for the mechanical engineering professional.
Step-by-step construction drawings are a common feature in AutoCAD. This feature allows for users to draw in components that are already formed in metal, wood, plastic, or other materials.
There are three main features in AutoCAD Architecture.
The first one is the AutoCAD Architecture User Interface (AIUI). This is where you create a drawing or edit the properties of a previously created drawing.
The AIUI is divided into four main panes that are accessed through the buttons on the left side of the screen.
For drawing creation, you click the New button, and for editing you click the Edit button.
On the left of the main screen, there is a menu bar. You can access the menu bar by moving your cursor over it and pressing the menu key.
The other two are the Layout and Properties panes. These two panes are the most commonly used panes. The Layout pane is where you edit the geometry of a drawing. If you select an object (for example, by clicking on it), the Properties pane displays the properties of that object. You can view any number of objects by selecting the Show All Objects button.
This leads us to our next feature.
AutoCAD Architecture’s Architecture User Interface (AIUI).
Steps to Creating a Construction Drawing
Before you can create a drawing in AutoCAD Architecture, you must first select one of the toolbars.
The two toolbars are located on the left side of the screen, to the right of the tool bar buttons, such as the New and Export icons.
Click the New icon to open the New window. This is where you can create your construction drawing.
Begin by clicking on the Drawing toolbar. You will be prompted to either choose a drawing template or add a new file. Choose a drawing template.
Now that you have selected a template, you can move to step two. Click the New button on the AIUI. This will display
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Use in education
AutoCAD is used by students and instructors in a variety of academic disciplines including architecture, civil engineering, industrial design, mechanical engineering, industrial design, and materials science. AutoCAD has been adopted by several universities as their primary building design tool, including the University of South Florida’s School of Architecture and the University of Utah’s School of Architecture.
There are also a number of well-known Hollywood movies that were created using AutoCAD. Examples include The Matrix, Star Trek: Insurrection, WarGames, and Dave.
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Configuring the license key
The license key is the code that is required to activate the Autocad application.
1. Open the application and select “File” and click on “License”
2. Click on “Create a new License key”
3. Click on “Apply”
4. The license key is generated and saved in a folder. This is the key that we need to use in the Autocad application.
Import a file or a selection of items. The resulting markup automatically links to your drawing, so you can view it along with your drawing. If you’re not viewing the drawing, you can add it to a separate drawing to keep it separate from your main drawing. Or, use your drawing as a base and draw over it with your changes in another drawing. (video: 1:29 min.)
Edit your markup: revise, delete, move, and delete extra lines or shapes. The markup also allows you to create revision notes, add comments, and split your drawing into folders. (video: 1:18 min.)
View 3D in your drawing. Create 3D drawings based on any two layers, the default Raster and Grayscale layers, or the combined Layers and Layers 2D layers. You can also use objects in your drawing as the basis for 3D objects. (video: 1:13 min.)
Note: This feature is available in AutoCAD LT 2020. For AutoCAD LT 2017, use the “Copy/Paste 3D Modeling” command.
Create 2D layouts and work on them like a drawing. Draw and modify 2D views like those in a spreadsheet. Use these views to quickly position, size, and organize your drawing. Layers support a hierarchical level of controls in 2D views, so you can create and use views for groups of drawings and collections of objects. (video: 1:37 min.)
Navigate 2D objects: pin objects and place them into a layout view, or align them and move them relative to other objects. Set object properties to keep these views organized. You can also use their attributes as a standard drawing, so you can edit them as though they were objects in a drawing. (video: 1:43 min.)
Draw and edit base shapes: define new shapes, edit existing ones, and combine them. Edit shapes by moving them or resizing them. You can also edit their properties or create custom shapes from scratch. (video: 1:25 min.)
Edit with the DesignCenter:
Create your own 3D views and edit them like a drawing. For example, you can use DesignCenter to view and edit 3D components. Use DesignCenter to view and edit groups of shapes and use its properties and filters to find and edit them. DesignCenter also has tools to create, resize, and convert
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