Category Archives: Autocad Tool

Laser cutting with less waste | MIT News

Laser cutting is an essential part of many industries, from automotive manufacturing to construction. However, the process is not always easy or efficient: cutting huge sheets of metal takes time and expertise, and even the most careful users can still produce huge amounts of leftover material that goes to waste. The underlying technologies that use […]

How to simplify batch classification in Civil 3D

February 15, 2021 Sponsored by: ZenTek Consultants The Feature Lines tool, which is standard in Autodesk’s civil infrastructure design software, is all you need to create remarkably detailed grade designs. Leveling a subdivision lot with yard breaks and side ditches can be difficult. The worries are many: Are your pads the highlight? Do you have […]

How to open a DXF file

Files that have a DXF (Drawing Exchange Format) extension are usually drawings or vector images. Autodesk is one of the most important industrial design platforms and has developed a software solution called AutoCAD which architects and civil engineers mainly use. Anything you create in AutoCAD, you can save it in two file formats, DXF and […]

How to install a software program from an ISO file

An ISO file, also known as an ISO image, is a file that contains all of the installation files for a single program. Some software, especially larger ones, is sometimes available as ISO files, including Microsoft Office and the Windows operating system. How you install an application from its ISO file depends on the version […]

Productivity Tools for Autodesk Revit

One of the hot topics last year was the famous AEC industry open letter to Autodesk criticizing the lack of improvements in the latest versions of their software. In response to the inability to cover all user needs, many technology companies are emerging in the AEC industry to fill these gaps. One is taking a […]

Optimizing the Use of 2D and 3D Design Tools with DraftSight Enterprise

Young Industries, a leading manufacturer of custom-designed equipment for handling dry bulk materials, has been using SOLIDWORKS 3D applications for two decades. The company also used 2D CAD for critical workflows, including modifying existing drawings, creating new layouts and sketches, and developing diagrams. They knew it was time for a change when their MountainTop 2D […]

Integrated 2D and 3D CAD solutions keep automatic suppliers running smoothly

October 30, 2020 Sponsored by: DraftSight A design engineer and CAD manager shares his company’s experience with the switch from AutoCAD to DraftSight. Tom Harvey is a senior design engineer and CAD manager at Penda, a Tier 1 supplier to companies such as GM, Ford and Honda – “basically every OEM truck maker out there,” […]

How to repair AutoCAD files with Recovery Toolbox for DWG

Like any other user, a construction engineer works with the Windows operating system in most cases, so they may face similar threats. Viruses can affect document integrity (the majority of viruses target Windows), file system issues, really anything. At the same time, AutoCAD software is popular among relatively small user groups, so it is much […]

PVComplete Launches First CAD Software for Utility Scale Photovoltaic Projects

PVComplete, a global solar power sales and design software company, has released an upgrade of PVSyst integration to PVCAD Mega, the first CAD software for large-scale photovoltaic projects, based on Autodesk technology . “For nearly three decades, PVSyst has maintained its place as the industry standard software for modeling the performance of photovoltaic panels, but […]