Have you ever wondered what your AutoCAD 3D model looks like before you got to the point of making real parts? Autodesk Showcase can help you do just that. Import your 3D DWG data from AutoCAD into Showcase and use its extensive library of materials to create realistic imagery of your product. You can also take advantage of Showcase realtime rendering to virtually take your product for a spin allowing you to make an educated decision before commiting time and money to making real parts.
If you would like to learn more about Showcase email the CAD Geeks at, firstname.lastname@example.org
How to keep track of important points in AutoCAD with OBJECT SNAP TRACKING!
ê Object Snap Tracking (OTRACK) is used for exact selection of points relative to other points in your drawing without needing construction lines. You can track up to 7 points at one time! These can be tracked horizontally, vertically, or at polar alignments based off the points.
ê Access: Make sure the OTRACK icon in the Status Bar is ON and touch the Osnap (ie. HOVER, Do Not Click on it), then click when you reach the desired point location.
Speaking with one of my co-workers Joshua Hunt he gave me the idea for this post. He was recently at a customer doing some AutoCAD Electrical customization when he learned that the customer wanted to have a master sheet containing all the drawings that made up a given project. Of course that is easily solved by just using the xref command that has lived inside of AutoCAD forever. It’s your choice of course if you want this sheet to be part of your actual project but to keep items simple at least place this file in the folder with your project dwg’s to ensure simple updating of the xref’s. Let’s Take a Look!!!
Created by Dave one of the Cad Geeks
Yet another great example of what can be accomplished with Autodesk’s DWG TrueConnect technology. Batch plotting or publish Inventor DWG drawings can now be done through the AutoCAD publish interface. This allows a single tool to be used for plotting both Inventor and AutoCAD based drawings.