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…

Extrude and Presspull Commands are probably the most used AutoCAD 3D tools and also the most common one. In this article, I will show you eight tips for making efficient use of these tools. Let’s start with the extrude command. Changing 3D mode: There are two modes available with extrude command, these are solid and surface. You can convert any…

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…

In the previous article I have described how to make isometric drawing in AutoCAD, in this article I will tell you about entering isometric dimension and text in an isometric drawing. For explaining this feature I will use a simple isometric cube as shown in image below. Making isometric dimensions: Make aligned dimensions A, B and C on the geometry as shown…

AutoCAD has lots of predefined materials which can be directly used in your drawing without making any changes. In AutoCAD library of materials, you will find a variety of materials like metal, plastic, concrete, glass and even self-illuminating objects which behave like a source of light. In this article I will explain how to create one such material from scratch…