To improve AutoCAD performance you can tweak some settings related to the operating system and your hardware. But apart from making these changes, there are also some default settings which can be changed using system variables to visibly enhance the performance of AutoCAD. In this article, I have listed fourteen such system variables. ZOOMFACTOR This variable will change the speed with…

AutoCAD Express Tools is a collection of productivity tools that extend the power of AutoCAD.  These tools are provided as a courtesy to you but are unsupported. Autodesk does not assume any responsibility for their successful operation. You can install the Express Tools during the initial product installation or you can add them later using Add or Remove Programs in…

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 with some specific properties. The materials created can have a variety of properties like surface texture, glossiness, transparency or even luminosity. Related: Making 3D realistic tree in AutoCAD using Opacity map In this article, I will make one such custom material with a…

Extrude and Presspull Commands are probably the most used AutoCAD 3D tools if not the most used 3D tools. In this article, I will show you eight tips for making efficient use of these commands, let’s start with the Extrude command. Changing 3D mode: There are two modes available with the Extrude command, these are Solid and Surface. You can…

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…