How to Get the Most Out of Your CAD Software

    Posted by Tony Lonergan on Dec 12, 2017 11:00:00 AM

    cad.jpegGreat engineers must stay on top of the latest trends in the industry, while continually expanding their knowledge in CAD. To help fine-tune your skills and get the most out of your CAD software, we’ve compiled a list of six resources to check out.

    1. CADTutor

    This website is a one-stop-shop that features daily engineering tips and offers tutorials specifically designed to get you accustomed to AutoCAD 2D and 3D designs. Join hundreds of engineers in one of several live forums for quick questions and solutions to make the most out of your CAD software.

    2. myCADsite.com

    Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, myCADsite.com offers a free course for engineers to fine-tune their skills in AutoCAD. Tutorials are updated regularly to keep you up to speed on the latest CAD technology. Put your knowledge to the test by taking a short quiz at the end of each lesson. 

    3. GrabCAD Workbench

    Use this collaboration tool to help manage your CAD files and improve productivity. GrabCAD makes it easier for your engineering team to track previous versions of files, access the latest version and restore files should something go wrong. Make the most of your CAD software and save time by designing and saving designs on GrabCAD Workbench for later use.

    4. SketchUp Extensions

    In a previous post, we compiled seven useful SketchUp extensions to help you accelerate productivity while designing in CAD. Leverage these add-ons to reap the full benefits of your CAD software and to design, move, scale, save and render with ease.

    5. 8 of the Best CAD Sites

    To stay ahead of the curve and keep up with software updates, news and trends, add these 8 CAD sites and blogs to your bookmarks. Making time each day to read industry news and updates is one of the best ways to get the most out of your software. 

    6. The CadMouse Wireless

    The CadMouse Wireless is a worthwhile investment that includes all the original CadMouse features to make designing faster, easier and more comfortable. With the CadMouse Wireless, users can take their designs on-the-go and make working remote easier than before. 

    With an ergonomic design and dedicated middle mouse button, CAD users can work through their projects without interruption and with increased accuracy. 

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    Tags: 3D CAD, CAD Tips and Tricks, Productivity