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Set Drawing Units in AutoCAD

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by sunithbabu on June 21, 2014

Before you start drawing in AutoCAD a user needs to set drawing units in AutoCAD. The drawing units set for different applications vary. For example Architects prefer inches while most wood workers prefer fraction. Therefore its essential to select the appropriate AutoCAD Drawing Units for each profession. Also make sure the units that a user […]

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How to Change Background Color in AutoCAD 2015

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by sunithbabu on May 1, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 Release Date was announced on March 27th 2014. It marks the 29th release and 20th Version. AutoCAD 2015 from Autodesk  has many new features added to it and few are Line smoothing (anti-aliasing), Windows 8.1 support etc. In this post we will look at how to change background color in AutoCAD2015. Background color in […]

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Speed up Display in AutoCAD

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by sunithbabu on April 27, 2014

Speed up Display in AutoCAD Some default settings in AutoCAD slow down its display and you may want to turn them off or change them. Here are some ideas. Please add a comment to contribute your own display speed tips! Text A large drawing with lots of text can slow down your work. Here are […]

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How to Select Similar Objects in AutoCAD

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by sunithbabu on March 17, 2014

In a recent AutoCAD Software training program, a student asked me How to Select Similar Objects in AutoCAD. So I showed him what is called AutoCAD Select Similar Command. This Command Select Similar Mode was introduced way back in AutoCAD 2011. In this post we will look at how to make use of the Select […]

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How to Select Objects in AutoCAD | autocad objects

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by sunithbabu on March 16, 2014

In this post we will review How to Select Objects in AutoCAD. Picking AutoCAD Objects may some times be a time consuming process especially when we have complex drawings or when we have AutoCAD 3D Objects. Selection of Objects in AutoCAD can be done by many ways, however the help within AutoCAD is not that […]

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AutoCAD Command Cheat Sheet

by sunithbabu on March 4, 2014

This AutoCAD Command Cheat Sheet contains all the Alphabets. This contains a List of Common AutoCAD Commands that are useful to designers and engineers. A List of AutoCAD Keyboard Commands include from letter A to Z and Numbers. AutoCAD Command Cheat Sheet A Command Shortcuts A ARC / Creates an arc. ADC ADCENTER / Manages […]

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AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts 2014 on Manage Drawing

by sunithbabu on March 3, 2014

In this post we will look at the AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcut 2014 on Manage Drawing Ctrl+n New Drawing Ctrl+s Save drawing Ctrl+o Open drawing Ctrl+p Plot dialog box Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab Switch to next / switch to previous drawing Ctrl+Page Up/Page Down Switch to next tab / switch to previous tab in current drawing Ctrl+q Exit Ctrl+a […]

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Fitting Text and Arrow in AutoCAD

by sunithbabu on February 22, 2014

Every now and then, you’ll need to dimension a small gap or a small part of an object in which dimension text won’t fit. The Fit tab includes a few settings (other than the ones you’ve already worked with) that control how dimensions act when the extension lines are too close. The Text Placement group […]

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AutoCAD 2014 Product Key

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by sunithbabu on February 11, 2014

AutoCAD 2014 Software was released on March 26th 2013, with Autodesk 2014 being the 28th release and 19.1 version. Some the AutoCAD 2014 New Features included File Tabs, Design Feed, Reality Capture and Autodesk Live Maps. However, users have been sending tons of mails as to what is the AutoCAD 2014 Product Key AutoCAD 2014 […]

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Drawing Area in AutoCAD

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by sunithbabu on January 28, 2014

AutoCAD consists of different areas which includes Ribbon Bar, Task Bar and Drawing Area. In this post you will learn some facts about the Drawing Area in AutoCAD. Drawing Area in AutoCAD The drawing area in AutoCAD usually occupies around 80 – 90% of the entire software screen. However in the previous posts we have […]

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