Revision clouds are geometries used in AutoCAD to drive attention of users to a certain part of the drawing. The revision clouds are Polylines in the shape of connected arcs and they can also be modified like a Polyline. The AutoCAD 2016 version came with completely revamped features of revision cloud. In this article, I will discuss these features in…

AutoCAD has an extensive library of materials for rendering but you can also create custom materials in AutoCAD according to the specific requirement of the project. The materials created can have a variety of properties like surface texture, glossiness, transparency or even luminosity. Using these custom materials you can also imprint a logo on the object. In this article, I…

Autodesk 360 rendering is not just simple plain another rendering tool, it offers a variety of new features which are not available in the software and it can be used to create stunning photorealistic renderings with your AutoCAD drawing. In this article, I will show you some of the Autodesk cloud rendering features which you might be unaware of. To…

If you are thinking that your drawing does not need optimization then think again, maybe you are missing great benefits of having a clean drawing. An optimized drawing with a minimum amount of unnecessary data tends to perform faster, the drawing load time is significantly better and chances of drawing corruption also reduce to a great extent. In this article,…

The feature of reversing the direction of an object was introduced in AutoCAD 2010 version. In most of the cases reversing the direction of an arc, line or polyline may seem useless because the symmetry makes it practically impossible to distinguish between original and reversed object. But take an example of linetype containing text as shown in the image below….

There are many linetypes which are already available in AutoCAD but you can also add your own custom linetype to AutoCAD. In this article, I will use Make shape and Make linetype express tools for creating custom AutoCAD linetypes. I will use the example of the shape shown in the image below for this article. Making complex linetypes: To start making this…