2013-09-19 11:38:02 - There was a time, when designing or drawing would have to be done manually by professionals and that of course would wear them off as well as consume a lot of time, which could have been utilized on other important issues. With the introduction of Computer Aided Design software such as AutoCAD- building, designing or analyzing products and structures seem simple and easy. However, AutoCAD is the simpler version of CAD applications as the previous versions involved computing power in large amounts in gigantic computer forms but now, individuals, designers can operate from their home on their work stations and hence, contribute more results.
AutoCAD is a better and effective version of CAD, with many new and effective features included such as:
• Custom object feature: which has been built around a much more superior C++ programming interface.
• Advanced 3D tools: this helps in better modeling and analyzing of structures as they facilitate high quality and fast moving rendering.
Not only this, AutoCAD programs include many more variety catering to the need of every engineer, project manager and designers.
AutoCAD hold in the market is too strong that even though its competitors keep introducing and developing new CAD applications every now and then, still AutoCAD rules with its standard file format, DWG, hitting over 1 billion in operation across the globe.
Over the years, professional AutoCAD artists,
professionals and experts have imparted ways with which you can make every session of AutoCAD more productive and profitable. Few of them are mentioned below:
• Less reliance on icons: Icons are for the lazy bones to draw but with blocks, you can type the commands quickly and get the result faster, productively. Also, not all the commands are available in icon forms to the user.
• Know the use of the software: Many times people underestimate the value of AutoCAD; rather it should be credited much more as it fastens any task that was delayed and automates the process, if one knows the software well.
• Prefer using the blocks over reinventing wheels: The idea behind introducing blocks was to uncomplicate the task of drawing again and again. Common objects can be easily obtained from sources present on line.
• Maintain a library: You save a lot of time if you create a library of the commonly used objects, rather than drawing them each time you need them.
• Split the drawings: If a team is working upon the same project, it is advisable to split the work into separate drawings and then, attach them in the end. This saves the struggle for every member.
• Include text in blocks only: Incorporating text as a block would save you hours when you work on a project. It is easier than it seems.
• Use the mouse wheel: If you set your preferences in order to pan or zoom by using the mouse wheel, you would be more than delighted and once well versed with it, you won’t be able to work without it.