Category Archives: Autocad Tutorials

Learning from a mega-fire: Officials recap East Troublesome Fire and what it learned in Grand County

The disturbing eastern fire burned above Granby on the night of October 21. The growth of the wildfire triggered a number of evacuation orders, including the Trail Creek Subdivision and the US Highway 34 corridor.Eli Pace / [email protected] When the troublesome East Fire broke out, emergency service officials estimated it would take days to reach […]

West Grand remembers Mike Wilson’s passions, photographs and life lessons

Photos of Mike Wilson sitting in front of some of his wildlife photographs at a reception following a celebration of life for the West Grand High School photographer and educator. The school renamed its observatory on Saturday in honor of Wilson.Amy Golden / [email protected] West Grand High School principal Elizabeth Bauer will always remember how […]

Free 2D AutoCAD hybrid learning course at the GRETB training center

The GRETB training center is offering a free AutoCAD 2D course from May 10. AutoCAD is a design tool used by architects, civil engineers, product designers, and many other engineering professionals in a wide variety of industries. Learn how to use AutoCAD to create 2D drawings in this 13-week course. You will need to devote […]

How to Convert DXF to GCode on Windows 10

GCode a.k.a Geometric-code is a programming code that provides instructions to the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) and control. It basically tells CNC and 3D printing machines what or how to print designs. Now you can convert a drawing saved in AutoCAD Drawing Interchange Format (DXF) in GCode under Windows 10. To convert DXF to GCode, […]

Guide to controlling OpenSCAD costs roughly the same as OpenSCAD

OpenSCAD is a fantastic free tool for 3D modeling, but it’s much less intuitive to use for non-programmers than mouse-driven programs like Tinkercad. As powerful as it may be, the learning curve is quite steep. OpenSCAD’s clickable cheat sheet and manual are still useful, but they really are more of a reference than anything else. […]

Designing a Different Path – All Together

It’s hard to say if I found my career in engineering or if it actually found me. I have always loved math and science and the opportunity they provide to see things in a new and different way. Mathematics allows you to learn problem-solving skills and to use creativity to find different solutions to the […]

AutoCad: the key that opens the door to career opportunities

AutoCAD, the computer-aided design (CAD) software developed by Autodesk, has become the standard for 2D and 3D modeling for almost a decade. More than 100 million people today use software developed by Autodesk, such as Revit, Maya and Fusion 360. However, the company’s most popular product, AutoCAD, has become the benchmark for modeling in industries […]

Affinity Designer vs Adobe Illustrator: which is better?

Adobe Illustrator is hands down one of the best design apps you’ll find. Since its release over 30 years ago, it has become the industry standard for vector graphic design. But it also has plenty of worthy competitors, including CorelDRAW and Sketch. They may not be able to overthrow the defending champion, but some of […]

HP Envy x360 15 specs, price, release date and more

Meet the HP Envy x360 15 and Envy 17, HP’s latest laptops for designers on the smallest of budgets. And while each looks compelling on its own, it’s the 15in convertible that’s the most compelling on paper – as it can be configured with Intel or AMD, and up to a 4K OLED panel with […]

Isometric drawing: a designer’s guide

Isometric drawing: Quick links Isometric drawing is a form of 3D drawing, which is defined using 30 degree angles. This is a type of axonometric drawing, so the same scale is used for each axis, resulting in an undistorted image. Since isometric grids are quite easy to set up, once you understand the basics of […]