Tuesday, August 14, 2012

3D Drawing In AutoCAD

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To build the front entry cover, I drew the conceptual plans and shop drawings for fabrication in 2D. Right now I'm learning about 3D drawing on AutoCAD, so the perfect practice was making a 3D drawing of my front entry cover, thusly:
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Down in the lower right corner is where you choose "Workspace". Depending on the version, i.e., Revit, Architectural, Civil 3D, you'll need to change the Workspace to 3D Modeling.
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This view is 2D Wireframe. I do most of the work in 2D Wireframe, which gives an isometric view. It crunches faster than the other view types.
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Change the view to "Conceptual." That will give you a chingadera(sp?) on the right where you can change the view by clicking on the cube. You can also use an "Orbit" tool that allows you to view things from any angle.
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And you can zoom in almost to the molecular level:



I learned how to do most of this by watching Jeremytf77's YouTube channel. E-mail me if you have AutoCAD 2010 or later and would like the drawing file.

Posted by Dave

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