### Draw a circle centered in a rectangle

October 17, 2020

It’s common to need to place a circle in the middle of a rectangle, especially in mechanical drawings. It’s easy to do using object snap tracking.

Object snap tracking tracks the coordinates on object snaps and for this task, you need to track the midpoint of the rectangle’s sides. Here are the steps:

Make sure […]

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### Create a circle with a width

August 2, 2020

There are various reasons that you might need to create a circular object with a specific width, such as matching cable widths, or showing cross sections. I’ve come up with 4 ways to go about this. The right one for you will depend on your needs.

Fit a polygon

An excellent method uses the POLYGON […]

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### 101 interesting Technical Drawing Exercises to improve your practical skills FAST

August 12, 2019

Viktor has written a very practical book where he introduces 101 technical drawings to beginners or anyone who wants to improve their speed and efficiency in drafting. At this end of this article, there is a special code for AllaboutCAD readers to get this book at a discount price.

But first, let […]

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### 101 interesting Technical Drawing Exercises to improve your practical skills FAST

August 12, 2019

Viktor has written a very practical book where he introduces 101 technical drawings to beginners or anyone who wants to improve their speed and efficiency in drafting. At this end of this article, there is a special code for AllaboutCAD readers to get this book at a discount price.

But first, let […]

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May 20, 2019

Have you noticed how grip-editing a viewport is different from grip-editing a rectangle?

When you grip-edit the upper-right corner of a viewport to stretch it, the viewport keeps its rectangular shape. You can freely choose your new corner location, so you’re not just scaling. You can change the proportion between the width and height, all […]

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### Combine or subtract 2D shapes to create custom shapes

May 27, 2018

Sometimes you need to create a 2D profile that is a combination of the basic geometrical shapes that AutoCAD creates. While you might be able to use the PLINE command to create what you want, in some cases, 2 other methods may be easier.

Subtract shapes with the SUBTRACT command

For example, let’s say that […]

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### Combine or subtract 2D shapes to create custom shapes

May 27, 2018

Sometimes you need to create a 2D profile that is a combination of the basic geometrical shapes that AutoCAD creates. While you might be able to use the PLINE command to create what you want, in some cases, 2 other methods may be easier.

Subtract shapes with the SUBTRACT command

For example, let’s say that […]

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### AutoCAD 2015 Drawing Tutorial for Beginners Complete

January 13, 2018
This tutorial will teach you step by step from scratch how to create drawing in AutoCAD 2015. Topics covered in this tutorial are:
– How to create drawing using AutoCAD commands such as Construction Line, Offset, Circle, Trim. This
– How to create layers for center line and other objects
– How to apply layers
– How to create hatch
– How to dimension drawing
– How to insert title block
– How to put notes using text command
– How to create pdf output

### AutoCAD 2015 Drawing Tutorial for Beginners Complete

January 13, 2018
This tutorial will teach you step by step from scratch how to create drawing in AutoCAD 2015. Topics covered in this tutorial are:
– How to create drawing using AutoCAD commands such as Construction Line, Offset, Circle, Trim. This
– How to create layers for center line and other objects
– How to apply layers
– How to create hatch
– How to dimension drawing
– How to insert title block
– How to put notes using text command
– How to create pdf output

### AutoCAD 2015 Drawing Tutorial for Beginners Complete

January 13, 2018
This tutorial will teach you step by step from scratch how to create drawing in AutoCAD 2015. Topics covered in this tutorial are:
– How to create drawing using AutoCAD commands such as Construction Line, Offset, Circle, Trim. This
– How to create layers for center line and other objects
– How to apply layers
– How to create hatch
– How to dimension drawing
– How to insert title block
– How to put notes using text command
– How to create pdf output