Sunday, November 27, 2016
Given below, a sample of autocad drawing sheet that consists of different types of drafting tools and blocks. This sheet can be downloaded at free of cost. Autocad drafting tool can be used to generate drawings from 3D. One can generate and edit technical drawings and annotate designs. Drafters apply them to create floor plans, site plans, sketch technical drawings, build permit drawings, build inspection plans, and landscaping layouts.
In AutoCAD, a block is described a collection of objects which are integrated into a single named object.
Generally, each block is a separate drawing file and saved in a folder with same drawing files. If it is required to insert one into the existing drawing file, just apply the INSERT command (or enter I in the Command window).
While inserting the drawing as a block first time, it is necessary to click Browse to search for the drawing file. Ensure all the blocks are arranged with easy-to-find folders.
As soon as the block is inserted, the block definition is preserved in your existing drawing. Afterwards, it can be selected from the Name drop-down list devoid of clicking the Browse button.
Friday, November 25, 2016
It is a sample CAD dwg drawing that contains entire set of Reinforced Concrete Beam Column Multistorey Frame Connections. The drawing demonstrates a standard multistoried building frame having 3 diverse foundations types, beam-column connections for middle floor exterior and internal connections, cantilever beam support and top floor beam-column connections.
Top floor column reinforcement is provided differently in detail at the top floor frame level as compared to the other middle storied beam-column joints.
The frame represents a frame with 2 spans ( 3 columns ) and 3 floors, along with cantilevered concrete beams on one side. This fact is applied as a standard detail with each project devoid of the size or height of the building as it consists of all potential joints of any building frame.
This drawing utilizes details out of the reinforced concrete library, accumulated collectively at a 20% discounted price.
• Footing Foundation Column Support
• Reinforced Concrete Column Supported on Mat Spread Foundation
• Eccentric Footing Foundation Column Support Detail
• Reinforced Concrete Beam Column End Support Detail
• Internal Column Beam Frame Support Detail
• Cantilever Concrete Beam Reinforcement Detail with adjucent continuous beam
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Munir Hamad, the renowned civil engineer, has written an exclusive e-book alias AutoCAD 2018 Beginning and Intermediate.
This book will provide useful guidance to perform 2D drafting efficiently in AutoCAD 2018. By going through this autoCAD e-book, the autoCAD users will be familiar with metric and imperial units to demonstrate the numerous drawing & editing tools ideal for all the 2D concepts. There is companion disc to organize drawing exercises and projects and get colorful presentation of the book’s figures. AutoCAD 2018 Beginning and Intermediate consists of more than 100 exercises or “mini-workshops supported with complete small projects ranging from concept to actual plotting. Explanation of all of the workshops will imitate the development of three projects (architectural and mechanical) from starting to end, applying all the fundamental commands and functions in AutoCAD 2018.
This book will provide huge benefits for the students who will appear for the AutoCAD Certified Professional exam.
The book is available in paperback version and will cost $59.95.
Go through the following link, to purchase the book www.amazon.com/AutoCAD-Beginning-Intermediate-Munir-Hamad
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Fast Plans software can rapidly complete an engineering drawing. This construction program offers the following features :-
• Plan design - Fast Plans facilitates the users to instantly prepare the plan of a house. To perform that, the users have to provide each room’s parameters, extern and intern wall’s thickness, windows’ size and so on.
• Opening’s spots: Fast Plans also help the users to identify the exact position for arranging the door and the windows. It consists of libraries, staircases, and bathroom or chimney placement to place them easily.
• Guidance: help menu and assistant will make the working process of Fast Plans simpler. If the users want to proceed with the plan design, this assistant will provide guidance through its menu and functions. Besides, these features, the software can also accomplish different calculations independently.
Fast Plans is compatible with Windows XP 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP
• It is very useful due to its user-friendly interface.
• There is an extensive range of scales provided with the program.
Go through the following link to download the software - Fast Plans
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Like many others in the industry, Autodesk and RIB Software (RIB) join hands to offer a software solution in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry for minimizing project risk as well as enhancing profitability and production.
In this regard, they launched a new 5D solution that can improve 3D design modeling and 4D construction modeling and scheduling with another basic element: cost analysis.
Benefits of the 5D Solution: 5D Solution offers all the design competencies from Autodesk’s Revit software and integrate them with schedule and cost information into a single environment.
It can conceivably accelerate project success as it is accessible simultaneously, making it especially appealing to project teams that ultimately care about the two most important things in a construction project: scheduling and costs.
With RIB, the construction professionals can visualize all the phases of a project in one 5D environment in an extremely integrated offering.
A 5D model can be presented facilitating all the project stakeholders to undertake more rational business decisions. It can significantly minimize any risk associated with the project as well as enhance productivity for the construction industry.
The common agreement will comprise of iTWO 5D BIM research, development and support, which are combined with Revit BIM technology. The new solution will provide authentic simulations for cost and time into the design method by iTWO users that simply integrates Revit model workflows.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
BricsCAD V17 Is Launched To Enhance The Functionalities For BIM, Sheet Metal Design, CAD & 3D Modeling
BricsCAD V17 is just launched with some advanced features. Currently this latest CAD software supports Windows platform and available in English language.
BricsCAD V17 is a complete, DWG-native 2/3D CAD program that can manage professional 2D drafting, 3D modeling with push-pull functionality, sheet metal design, and BIM (Building Information Modeling). This CAD program integrates all these focus areas in a .dwg file format.
BricsCAD V17 offers intuitive “push-pull” modeling capability to facilitate the users to model fluidly that can be performed in SketchUp. BricsCAD V17 is supported with Direct Modeling (explicit modeling) workflow. BricsCAD V17 is available in Classic edition, BIM edition, and Sheet Metal Design edition. There also exists the Communicator edition.
Given below, some improved features of BricsCAD V17
BIM: BricsCAD BIM edition contains new full IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) support (certification), superior direct modeling, and automatic cataloging of model elements. IFC 2×3 coordinated view V2 is supported. A single DWG file can contain one site and several buildings. Live sectioning is supported and the program can automatically create 2D sections demonstrating all building materials. It is combined with Chapoo to facilitate the mirroring of the BIM geometry and data on your desktop through a related version in the cloud.
There are many new features in the BIM edition of BricsCAD V17. A new Structure Panel helps you see the organizational structure of the BIM model. Section views—cuts through the BIM geometry model—now allow the ability to specific section depth and limit how much information is shown in the section. Associative dimensions respond to changes in the model space (with the BIM geometry model) to the generated drawings from the BIM model.
Now it is possible to produce rooms in a new and different method. Just click a point within the room area and the surrounding walls describe the room, or you can choose a 3D solid and it turns out to be the volume for the room.
Sheet Metal Design: For the Sheet Metal Design edition, BricsCAD V17 includes parametric form features that function like virtual forming tools to rectify a sheet metal blank. It contains a library with the most commonly applied form features like bridges, louvers, and embossed features.
Sheet Metal for BricsCAD V17 allows the users to import or generate, rework, clarify, and export sheet model parts by applying 3D direct modeling (e.g., explicit modeling as opposed to parametric, history-based modeling). With direct modeling feature, the users don’t have to restart the models from beginning after a CAD modeling failure.
Other significant enhancements comprise of Flange Bends, a new command that will help the users to bend a present flange along a line with a specified bend radius. While importing geometry from other CAD tools, BricsCAD V17 Sheet Metal Design edition identifies bends which are generated improperly and resolves them automatically. Loft bends also obtain a feature validation function, convincing users that the bend can function properly.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
progeCAD is a powerful CAD program. It can substitute the expensive AutoCAD. The program can easily read and write files on the DWG type and handle menus, fonts as well as blocks and LISP and VBA and contains the similar functionalities of AUTOCAD.
progeCAD software is an integrated engineering application that is compatible with DWG and DXF files. It consists of over 11,000 geometric shape ready to be used with progeCAD 2015 the most updated version.
progeCAD can manage various engineering drawings, professional three-dimensional electrical and civil and architectural design of structural, industrial as well as design of bridges, streets and cities, houses.
The program supports Windows bit 32 and bit 64 version.
The program offers the following exclusive features :-
1. Complete control of images along with polygonal and printing section.
2. Import bitmaps and controllers with over 10,000 units
3. Coordination with AutoCAD
4. Built - in print square pattern AutoCAD tool
5. Print 3D projects
6. Import and export DWF files
7. Edit Options
8. Rendering 3D photorealistic images
9. Upload external files VBA
Download progeCAD 2017 Professional
Monday, November 7, 2016
The elevation of a geographic location belongs to its height over or underneath a fixed reference point, generally a reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth’s sea level similar to equipotential gravitational surface.Elevation, or geometric height, is primarily applied while referring to points on the Earth’s surface, whereas altitude or geopotential height is applied for points over the surface, like an aircraft in flight or a spacecraft in orbit, and depth is applied for points underneath the surface.
Link for download - Elevation Drawings in AutoCAD
Download AutoCAD 2017 Free Trial
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Saturday, November 5, 2016
Now-a-day various Interior Designers are using CAD software extensively for their interior designing process. Cad software is used to produce superior hand drawn renderings. Given below some useful cad programs to optimize the interior design process.
Live Interior 3D: Belight Software has developed this exclusive interior Design App for professionals. This cad program will replace the costly CAD software. It is accessible in two versions basic and Pro. With Pro version, the users can enjoy some advanced features like the capability to design numerous number of stories, niches and wall cutouts as well as export images in high resolution and add a light source to any object and advanced material editor.
3D Homeplanner: dmlights is the developer of this useful online software. The software can be used to generate a floor plan and furniture layout instantly without any difficulty. There is also a 3D preview mode that facilitates the users to visualize how proposed layout operates.
Archicad: This software is specifically designed for architects to fulfill their requirements. It is used for producing architectural floor plans, elevations and sections. The software is specifically useful for generating technical drawings. The most updated version of Archicad i.e. ArchiCad 16 facilitates to produce complicated geometrical forms.
AutoCAD: With AutoCAD, the interior designers can create realistic renderings. It supports both windows and Mac versions. One can download a free trial version from the Autodesk website. AutoCAD is applied to produce detailed and advanced drawings. It is mostly useful for 3D visualization & animation.
Home Designer Professional 2017: This software provides great advantages for the home building industry. One can use this software to generate schematic drawing instantly.
TurboCAD: This software is available in two versions like Macintosh and Microsoft Windows operating system. It is applied for both for 2D and 3D design. There are restricted architectural tools with the basic version whereas platinum version includes over 600 tools. The software is ideal for 2D & 3D rendering. The software can generate sections and elevations for any 3D object. Turbo CAD designer is used to perform 2D rendering easily. The software offers some handy features for 3D rendering like Extrude Face tool, Drag on Facet (for providing numerous finishes to the same surface), Helix tool (to draw 3D spirals), 2D Bisector tool and many others.
Vectorworks: Vectorworks was specifically designed to fulfill Interior Design needs. The software can easily combine 2D and 3D design. There are some useful worksheet features to make schedules, material lists, cost sheets etc.