Tutorials

Tutorials for CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. Learn new skills to improve your drawings.

Learn AutoCAD

AutoCAD Tutorial for Beginners

AutoCAD is the industry standard when it comes to computer aided design. Although the program may look intimidating at first, getting started is simple and with just a few tools you can be drawing without much assistance. The video above and the tutorial below covers how to navigate the AutoCAD interface, use commands to draw lines and shapes, how to connect lines, and draw shapes with specific dimensions and coordinates.
LibreCAD Drawing Units

LibreCAD Convert Drawing Units

Fixing the unit type of LibreCAD drawings is simple, not fixing it will cause lots of problems down the road. Depending on whether you want the drawing to remain the same physical size or to just correct setting the wrong unit type, there are two ways to go about it. Fixing Incorrect Unit Type If you started a drawing without realizing it was drawn while set to the wrong unit, changing to a different unit is easy.

LibreCAD Custom Hatch Patterns

Add style to your LibreCAD drawings by creating and using custom hatch patterns. LibreCAD comes packaged with 62 patterns – I counted – that will work for most cases. But there have been times when I needed a unique hatch pattern. Creating your own hatch patterns is literally the same as creating any other design inside of LibreCAD. By convention, patterns have the origin of 0,0 and do not exceed 100,100.